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Sep 01 2011

F*#k It, We Are Live

If you are not one of my regular views and clicked on the funny looking banner of mine, welcome to my Blog. Assassin Actual used to be my call sign when I was a Platoon Leader (because I watched Generation Kill perhaps one time too many). These days, I find myself riding a desk while in theater; which gives me a lot of time to rage on the happenings of the day. Here you will find my inane ramblings as I plunge headlong through the army with reckless abandon. So stay a while, take off your boots, and stay hydrated because it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

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    Phro

    New reader here!

    Just wanted to say that, after reading a bit of your backlog, I look forward to reading your blog on FreeThoughBlogs and I’m very interested in you unique view point!

    That’s…yah, that’s all. Nothing particularly important, I guess.

    Phro

    Oh, right. Maybe you’re bored of hearing it (how would I know?), but thank you for your service!!!!

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    keepscienceintexas

    I look forward to following your blog…Remember there are no atheist in terrorist camps.

  3. 3
    abb3w

    Welcome aboard.

  4. 4
    Jason Thibeault

    Hi new neighbor!

    Question for you, as long as it doesn’t touch off a firestorm. What do you think of the viewpoint that the best way to support the troops is to keep them away from needless meat grinders like Iraq? Since that’s my personal view and all, I figure someone actually IN Iraq might have a different one.

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      Assassin Actual

      My personal view on Iraq is that it was a war of choice and a poor choice at that. But my reasoning for becoming a Soldier during wartime was that perhaps someone who disagrees with the point of the war and is versed in the history of the region and Islam, might be able to effect positive change. It was a bit naïve, as I have learned when it comes to day to day operations, politics is not a concern. I was actually surprised at the number of Soldiers who don’t care about politics in the slightest, heck I now view deployments as primarily a fat government paycheck.

      But I encourage people to question their politicians every time we set down the war path. As fun as this is, people are getting hurt both mentally and physically as they are not shielded from as much of the stuff as I am in my current job. These are costly adventures, and none should ever be taken without much critical thought.

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    Markita Lynda, healthcare is a damn right.

    Hi! Nice of you to share your ideas and insights. Interesting ‘nym, by the way. Are there virtual ones? Those that dispose of your quiddity on the ‘net, perhaps?

    “Never get involved in a land war in Asia.”

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    Laen

    I am yet another new reader, who just got out of the Army in May. After reading your other posts I guess I won’t hold it against you that you are an officer. =) I like what I’ve read so far, keep up the good work.

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    julian

    Assassin Actual used to be my call sign when I was a Platoon Leader (because I watched Generation Kill perhaps one time too many).

    Better than Paper Bitch, much better, and it’s a nice use of alliteration.

    Looking forward to reading your blog.

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    F

    Glad to finally see your blog and some other “hidden” blogs getting a space on the landing page. Woot!

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    Trebuchet

    Thanks for what you’re doing, even if you shouldn’t have had to be doing it. (Iraq, at least. Afghanistan is a different, though equally screwed up, story.)

    I will confess here to having been a “chairborne ranger” myself, some forty years ago. The Peter Principle was rampant in the army at that time — any better now?

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    Ruben Loftman

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

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