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Thoughts on the War on Terror from those in the States and abroad

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Let me introduce myself, I'm SrA Bingham, USAF Security Forces ( Police ). I am currently serving overseas in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. I am trying to get some input on the general concensus on "The War" and the opinions of those in the states and abroad.

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Officer Bingham, let me first say thank you for what you are doing over seas in support of the effort. I know many people have differing opinions of the war, good, bad or otherwise. for me it's not so much whether I think we should or shouldnt be there or whether I approve or dissaprove of the war. My main thoughs are with the men and women who are stationed over there in the various places that deserve our respect. for they are doing a job asked of them to do and they (you) deserve to have us support you as a soldier, an officer and protector so that we can have the freedom to have our opinions.

So with that, you have mine. and a big Thank you again to you and for all the others in this forum who serve and have served our communities and country. you never get the thanks you truly deserve. and it is an honor to serve in the communites along side of you guys.

Michael Nicely, EMT
SCVFD/RS, Charlotte NC
Proudly serving Those Who Defend Our Freedom And Their Families www.uso-nc.org

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First off, never believe what the media is saying. The average daily numbers are over 200+ enemy combatants killed daily throughout the AOR (Area Of Rsponsibility ). I can not go into detail as you can imagine about a lot of things, but I can say, in my opinion, we are winning a never ending battle. Do I agree with all policies about the war, NO. Do I agree that we should be here, Yes. Do I think thatwe have an option of retreat or leaving now that we are here, No. Not any time soon. In my opinion, if we were to leave now, I could not imagine the impact that it would bring back home. Personally, I would rather keep fighting here, in the Sandbox, than fight those same combatants back home. I belive that if we were to pull out... you bet your a$$ that there would be unimaginable attacks on our nations soil. I could not bear for my wife, kids, or family, friends, etc to be put in that predicament again. Finally, I would like to thank all of my brothers and sisters here for what you/we do on a daily basis. Also, I'd like to thank my brothers and sisters at home, who protect us day in and day out from those who do not deserve the privilage to call themselves Americans. We are the worlds Super power. Unfortunately, that comes with a lot of responsibility as well. Thank you all for your support and comments. SrA Bingham, E-4, USAF

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MNICELY... Thank you for your words. You, and the people like you, are the reason I'm here. You are what get me through day to day. Your words actually bring tears to the eyes of all of us. You have no idea how much it means to myself and my fellow soldiers to hear words like that from a complete stranger. Thank you!

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I would also like to say thank you for EVERYTHING that you all do and are doing. I know that there are a lot of diverse opinions as mnicely stated and I am a big supporter of the right to speak one's mind. However, it makes me so angry to hear people throw around opinions that are based on nothing. These same people would not stop to help someone with a flat tire. I have many friends fighting there and I pray that we can get to a point where we can bring all of you home. Although I can offer no more than my prayers and support, I try to teach my daughter what it means to have honor, to be brave, and to be proud of our country, our troops, and what it all stands for. Maybe one day she will be able to pass that on to others. Thanks again for all that y'all are doing and know that there are many that do support your efforts. May God Bless you and keep you safe!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Hey Flipper_831: Thanks for everything you do!! All of you guys and gals, are great. It really hurts me when i see people who dont support our troops. Its ok if you dont support the war. But at least show your support to the troops!Your the reason why we have a peaceful country and all is well at the homefront.! Thats the main reason why I support the war right now. If we werent over there fighting, the terriorsts would be suicide bombing in America. At least that is my opinion.
Stay safe out there Flipper!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Officer Bingham, first on a personal note, you and all of our forces are in my families thoughts and prayers daily.

I recently ran a survey that asked the question you are asking. The survey went to over 40,000 Law Enforcement officers and supervisors, Legal representatives (including judges, lawyers and the like), and other public safety personnel. Based on the results, I can tell you that the public safety society supports and is compassionate for you and the overall cause. Instead of listing the findings in this blog, get the full results here: http://www.patc.com/enewsletter/quick-polls/1-aug07poll.shtml.

We can't thank you enough!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Thank You Flipper_831 for your service to our Country, and Thank You to all of our service men and women serving around the world. I pray daily for everyones safe return home to their families. I for one, do not like this war, or any war for that matter, but fully understand our reason for being there. I always pray there would be world peace. I could never understand why it is that on December 25th there is cease fire around the globe. Why can't we have it everyday? Again, Thank You for your unselfish service.

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I consider these maggots we deal with in the states as being a form of terrorists, feeding on the weak and elderly.....have no mercy on them when dealt with! Keep up the good work, be safe.

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I have been a MP in the ARMY for the last three years and i feel that this hits me very close to home. i have always wanted to use my life to help other and i have always known that i wanted to do my time in the army and then get out and be a cop. i have been over to iraq and do not know if i will ever be able to stop thinking about going back. i am now on the Fort Carson SRT and have tried to get off so i can go back to iraq but they told me no so i think i will just have to wait till i get out to go back over there. i guess what i am trying to say is that there really is not a difference between the men and women fighting for our freedom over seas and those who are out on our streets everyday making sure we are safe here. i mean think about it how many cops are killed in a year and how many are being killed over seas? fot iraq being so dangerous it really is not killing very many of our men and women. i know that the cost of life is a high one i with my brother paying it with his life i can say it is a cost that is needed. in closeing all of you fellow millitry out there keep your head up and we will win this thing.

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As I've said in the past, we will never stand down in the face of danger........when one of us falls another will step up, we're AMERICANS not cowards. Thanks for helping to protect our freedom!

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Is that uncle Robo again? He's on every thread, watching and waiting for the kids to screw up!

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As a Vietnam Vet I understand perfectly what the media is doing with their coverage of Iraq. They did the same to us back then. Even after we totally decimated the VC after during and right after Tet to the point that they were not a viable force the media still declared we had been beaten and the war was lost. Instead of the war ending with a favorable outcome within 6 months as was predicted by not only our intelligence but also by the North Vietnamese they found themselves in a brand new and enviable position that lead to their eventual victory. The same thing may actually be possible in Iraq if we do not continue to support our troops who are doing a fantastic job. Truth be told almost all Iraqi's are better off now than under Hussein. Our troops have performed with the utmost professionalism and should be very proud of their accomplishments. I for one am very proud of them.

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I wanted to thank every one that has posted here. Your words are heart felt. I know that every one of my fellow American's over here, civilians and military, take great pride in hearing those words from everyone back home. Just remember, YOU are the reason we are here. YOU are the reason we keep coming back, YOU are the reason that when one of us fall... another picks him up and carries him home. So as I've said before, THANK YOU!

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Im Security Forces to. 820th. and im also the CATM Instructor as well. I've been to Iraq 3 times. And was a part of TF1041, Flipper if your a somewhat recent tech school graduate you should have been lectured on that operation. My personal opinion is that this "war on terror" will never end. There are to many people who will smile and shake your hand, then the next day the same guy is holding the detonator for an IED. Because of what I've witnessed over there I have a real hard time trusting people, even Americans back here in the states. I dont consider myself paranoid, however I am more careful about to who I talk to in person and any information i give out about anything Military related. We are in this for the long hall my friends. Congress, and the American people tend to forget that. I fear that its going to take another major attack on our own soil to shake it stupidity out of alot of people.

When you get back to the states Flipper, put in for the 820th. Its a whole different world buddy.


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When we signed the contract, we gave up the right to question if it was right or wrong to be here. Doesn't matter if we think it is right/wrong because we are here and we will do the job we are asked to do to the best of our ability. Let the folks who run the country determine if we should be here or not. Otherwise, we need to look at getting out and joining a different community. While we are in though, it is up to us to maintain the standards, morals, and spirit of what makes the United States great. So those folks you see whining or abusing some folks is NOT par for the course. The majority of the people who are here want to be here and want to make a difference. The problems arise when we let our emotions take control of our actions. Flip, the only person whose opinion you need to care about is your own.

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Catdaddy, I know that the only opinion that truly matters is our own, as I, only one of many can say, the support from home is always a needed factor. Yet again, thank all of you for your support.