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Old 12-12-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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eastwestman, yes it is awful but you won't get many agreeing because it would mean saying something negative about military and military people.
What part of my comment do you not understand?
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So far it appears that the American people were let down by portions of our military; "The US Air Force dumped the cremated, partial remains of at least 274 troops in a landfill before halting the secretive practice in 2008, the Washington Post reported".
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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"Why is this a surprise?"

So this manner of disposing mangled bodies coming back from battle very well might be the norm?
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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What part of my comment do you not understand?
I understood it, that's why I said many instead of none!

Saturday I was having lunch at PBPHH and this was briefly brought up and the USAF and USN members were all defensive about it. One went so far as to mention that there were some civilians involved and maybe they were the real cause of it. Of course the fact that they were civilian administrative staff who took direction and orders from the militray officers didn;t matter as it had to be the civilians fault not the military people and if it was the military who ordered it, well they had legitimate good reasons. Bottom line is it is indeed an awful event.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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I saw the headline, shrugged, and said "Oh well doesnt surprise me" and went back to drinking my coffee. Not much else can be done about it. Whats done is done.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:12 PM
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Burial at sea is a long tradition and there is a dignity to it. Burying someone in a landfill 'along with the other trash'--which is what that gesture symbolizes--is *offensive.* And if I had a sibling or cousin in the military who was killed in action, I'd be angry to see their remains just dumped in a landfill.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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More AWFUL news:
This Disturbing Photo Has Sparked A New Probe Into What Happens To Dead Troops
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That's just typical soldier's "gallow's humor." It's how they endure, not something to be upset about.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Between amicable and ornery
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It also confirms that war IS hell and why we should thank our troops who are WILLING to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:28 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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The guy in that photo isn't dead. He's playacting.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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I don't want to read anything awful....not today, and probably not tomorrow.

In fact, I think today I will turn off the tv, step away from the computer, take a ride with my family and enjoy life.

I will not be in denial, but for today, I'm not going to let things I can't control bother me.

Thanks anyway.

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