Is this true? @ Rules of Engagement

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  1. whitetrashmama
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    The other day on Rush Limbaugh a caller identifying herself as a wife of an army officer who is presently in Afghanistan had some chilling information for us all. She said that the soldiers there are not allowed to fire back even when receiving incoming rocket grenades because of "Rules of Engagement" and this includes when they can actually see the enemy individual loading up the grenade-launcher on their screens.

    I have yet to google around for the verification, but this caller seemed very believable and I am astounded: how far is this madness going to go? How can it have gone this far with no rebellion within the ranks? What are we doing over there at all, if this is true?


     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if reelected, Obama will have us read Miranda warning before returning fire
     
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    The right to self defense is inherent. It is an illegal order to not low soldiers to return fire. Even if coming from a mosque. I suspect bullshit.
     
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    Here is the link:
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/10/01/military_wife_on_the-rules-of-engagement

    I notice that the link brings up a partial blank, but if you go to the home screen for Limbaugh's 2012/10/01 show, you can scroll down through the titles and then either listen or read the transcript.

    If the link does not work for you, google limbaugh "rules of engagement"

    googling on afghanistan "rules of engagement" brings up a wider set of articles and discussions.

    I am close to the end of my allotted time on this computer, but I am going to push our active military to the front of my morning rosary. This is extremely upsetting to me. It also throws new light on the plight of our veterans with PTSD: there is a big difference between what they are experiencing and what someone who has been allowed to fight has experienced. We must pray for each one of these men and women!

    (go ahead and laugh, atheists: it is still a very powerful weapon!)
     
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    Clearly the "Tolly-bahn" and AQ are winning in Afghanistan
     
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    It's not true, but they have been neutered.

    This will anger you and rightfully so. It's all politically motivated (oh what a surprise!)

    America
     
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    I think something is very very sinister in the whole military world that the media in general is ignoring. Even people like Limbaugh don't go into any real depth on the sea-change that has happened in recent years. While we are sending men and women in to be nothing but targets, we are also upgrading the capacity of machines to take over the aggressive side of war as in armed drones, etc.

    I think that the very fundamental nature of soldiering or warrior-ship has changed in ways that are waaay beyond political parties or even countries and nations. I'll go fishing for some links to back this comment up, since it is my bad habit to post first and google second.... :rolleyes:
     
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    This *&^%$# library computer won't let me copy-paste links, I yave to type the whole URL! Grrrrr! So just google armed drones virtual war and see a lot of articles.

    My take on this is that there is a connection, perhaps unplanned and unconscious or perhaps "conspiratorial", a connection between the emasculation of human warriors and the enhancement of machine warriors.

    We may be seeing our last human army. This may also be why our society disrespects veterans today compared to past wars, something which was beginning in the Vietnam era but which is clearly worse today.
     
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    I think its true, some Air Force guys spotted Abu Musab Al Zarqawi in Iraq back in 2004 running in the desert but they couldn't get permission from their superiors in time to kill him.
     

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