You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it. I'm glad I didn't. Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions. The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue. I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason.
Interrogation. Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)
my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit! This is going to get nasty!" But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty. In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance.
There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them. That's just not possible.
I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know. For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty. I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage.
This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house. This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage.
But wait. There's more.
There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them. ONLY dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out.
Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT. It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture. I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time. Sooooo where did that intel come from? The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers. ........... That's just one example. One time we were rushed out to set up a fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides. When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3
Hi, just wanted to say I've been one of those people who have been "lurking" in the background for the last couple of months. Your comments and those of the other prominent posters make me feel like I have found a place for clear thinking. Thanks for your posts, even the snarky ones. Cheers!