Well ladies and gentlemen, I know it has been a while since I have had the opportunity to answer some of your questions. I have been going through a rough patch over here. On 10 MAR, 5 members of my old platoon were killed by a suicide bomber.
I am sure that most of you heard of the attack in the news. These men were all heroes and gave their live in defense of our great nation and its freedom. I had the distinct privelege of being their platoon leader for 13 months. We became as close as a family with all the time we spent training and on the deployment.
I am still sad that I wasnt there to help them, but in the end, I know that there was nothing I could do. I will never forget these men and the sacrifice that they gave in the defense of freedom. Everyone who posts on this website should be thankful that heroes like this exist to protect our freedoms.
Its a shame that the extremists over here think that it is righteous to blow themselves up and take the lives of inoocent people. Where is the glory? Maybe it is the society that we grow up in America, but I would never think twice about taking my own life, let alone taking others down with me.
I come to think of this as down right psychotic. No where in the Koran does it say that taking your own life to harm others is morally justified. It is an extreme distortion of the truth, and is a shame that people who think like this exist. We cannot change the mindset of brainwashed people.
It is damn near impossible. I hate the fact that it took one crazy bastard to take away the people that are extremely close to me. It is unfathomable.
I hope that all of you who read this say a prayer and thank these men for giving their lives in defense of freedom. I do belive that we are here for a good reason, and that we cannot give up the fight. If we did, then all the men and women that have died in this war, have given their lives in vain. I will sure continue to fight until I cannot fight anymore.
I will return in the next few days to answer some of your questions. It will take me that long to read all the comments, but I do thank you for all your support. God Bless. Happy Easter!!