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"Optimism (light) is the power that ultimately defeats fear (darkness)."

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Optimism Trumps Fear #2

In keeping with the banner for this blog, optimism ultimately defeats fear, let's keep the pace going and post the latest Press Releases. I know that it has only been a few days since the first installment. The goal is to get on a regular Sunday evening schedule - Wednesday and Sunday is too much.

Solid progress this last week. The only setback is an elderly male security detainee died of natural causes. While in intensive care he suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away. Our prayers go out to the family for their loss.


[Ending October 6th, 2005]


The GOOD = 13

Weapons Cache Found -- 11/06/2005
Local Iraqis Visit Shrine At Forward Operating Base Warrior -- 11/06/2005
Afghan Lawyers Test To Fill Military Judge Positions -- 11/05/2005
U.S. And Iraqi Forces Launch Operation Steel Curtain -- 11/05/2005
U.S. Forces Find, Destroy Several Large Weapons Caches -- 11/05/2005
French Finish Coalition Flying Mission -- 11/04/2005
U.S. Helicopter Relief Flights Top 1000 In Pakistan -- 11/04/2005
Terrorists Killed In Husaybah Air Strike Identified -- 11/04/2005
Cache Seized, Terrorists Killed Near Ramadi -- 11/03/2005
Vice Adm. Nichols Is Relieved By Vice Adm. Walsh -- 11/03/2005
Two Terrorists Self-Destruct While Building Car Bomb -- 11/03/2005
U.S. Air Force Pakistan Relief Summary -- 11/03/2005
Nine Terrorists Detained After Attacking Iraqi Army -- 11/03/2005


The SETBACKS = 1
Detainee Dies At Camp Bucca -- 11/05/2005


The CORRECTIONS = 1
Operation Steel Curtain Update -- 11/05/2005




Stay Tuned to ...

13 Comments:

At 11/07/2005 09:42:00 AM, Blogger LL said...

So, I have tried and tried and I don't know where that quote is from. At this point, it's driving me a little crazy. Please, please, please drop me an email with the answer.

 
At 11/07/2005 07:33:00 PM, Blogger wilsonkolb said...

Yes, and now that it's been documented that the U.S. military carried out orders to torture enemy combatants and civilians including at Camp Buca, just how credible do you think that press release about an elderly detainee dying of "natural causes" really is?

And just to head anything off at the pass: Spare me any indignation about how I'm a queer or a socialist or a Nazi or an America-hater. I've heard it all and I'm immune.

 
At 11/08/2005 07:48:00 AM, Blogger LL said...

You know, Wilson, you sure are sensitive to stuff that hasn't even been said. Perhaps you should work on that?

 
At 11/08/2005 08:45:00 AM, Blogger wilsonkolb said...

Not said? 'Scuse me, but the press release listed in the "setbacks" section reported that an elderly detainee died of natural causes. I doubt too many locals will believe that.

 
At 11/08/2005 08:52:00 AM, Blogger LL said...

Are you really that dense?

 
At 11/08/2005 09:02:00 AM, Blogger LinkedInUSAF said...

Wilson,

Umm, she meant sensitive in that I would come right out of the box and attack you. Which I haven't, and won't.

 
At 11/08/2005 12:51:00 PM, Anonymous Amy P said...

I hardly know where to begin. I'll just say that CENTCOM posts the goings on in the Armed Forces and most of it goes totally unreported by the mainstream media. I wonder why? When my husband was in Iraq for a year the soldiers were very frustrated at the lack of actual reporting. They showed the car bombings and beheadings (like Aljazeera) but very little of the good stuff, which is the norm.

Good post.

 
At 11/09/2005 06:00:00 PM, Blogger wilsonkolb said...

Maybe the "good stuff" doesn't get shown because the military has very little credibility. Here the latest example:

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/U.S._Army_publication_confirms_United_States_1109.html

I mean, I could imagine that White Phosphorous munitions are no worse than anything else. After all, it's a war. Things go bang. People die. But when the U.S. military said it used the stuff for illumination only, didn't any of those dolts think that someone might check it out?

Good God, how stupid are these people, anyway?

 
At 11/09/2005 07:06:00 PM, Blogger LinkedInUSAF said...

Gee, Wilson, you found the smoking gun. My life has changed.

Wilson, have you been in combat? Have you studied tactics and strategies? Have you lead an attack, simulated or actual? If so, you have already answered your assertions as well as your own questions.

Calling people stupid gets us nowhere. It also does not elevate your argument.

Is it your position to say that all good things that the military does is wiped out by the way they go about completing operations - and using weapons correctly? Based on your attached URL, they utilized their munitions and flares correctly.

Is the US Military to use rubber bullets to achieve mission success? Is the US Military expected to tell everyone what they are doing, before doing it, and then walk into a guerrilla war-type fight and all die, thereby increasing the US casualty rate?

I prefer to keep our troops safe. I prefer to give our troops every advantage. I prefer to stay on the offensive. I prefer to stay positive.

This site is positive, period. If you don't like the way we see it, you cannot change us. You may as well move on ... in a nice way, I'm trying to say, we aren't your cup of tea.

Experience is my guide. Studying the strategies, tactics, and history is my strength. Looking forever forward to a positive end is my goal.

Since that is my position, it is obvious we will never see eye-to-eye -- sorry.

 
At 11/09/2005 07:42:00 PM, Anonymous Amy P said...

The military has very little credibility with those who are uninformed. I'm an Army wife an an active duty soldier (82nd ABN) and I am well aware of what ACTUALLY goes on in Iraq. All our friends have been there or are there. Only those who listen to CBS or nothing at all are convinced the US military is without credibility. Do you know anyone in the military? By and large, we are a great bunch!

The "good stuff" doesn't get reported because over 90% of the media is liberal (by all recent accounts and polls). There's a heads up for you! They want Iraq to fail for political reasons.

Thankfully, conservatives are not that shallow.

 
At 11/09/2005 10:51:00 PM, Blogger wilsonkolb said...

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At 11/09/2005 11:33:00 PM, Blogger wilsonkolb said...

linkedinusaf, you really need to read what I wrote. Carefully. I didn't object to the use of white phosphorous. At the moment, I'm agnostic on that issue. I objected to the lying. That's the stupidity, and no one needs any combat experience to make that judgment.

That said, per your request I'll leave. I know how much it disturbs right-wingers to have anyone disturb their echo chamber. Keep talking amongst yourselves, kids. Come on, do your best imitation of Baghdad Bob, because that's about how much credibility you've got these days. Watch in rapt amazement as more and more Americans decidde they've had just about enough of the Liar in Chief, his war and his lies.

As Colin Powell told your Faker in Chief: "You break it, you've bought it."

 
At 11/10/2005 12:44:00 AM, Blogger LinkedInUSAF said...

Thanks, Wilson, for taking the high road and moving on.

Positive is always good. You've made a very positive move in the right direction.

And, always remember, "Optimism is the power that ultimately defeats fear."

Take care!

 

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