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(LA Observed)   Honor guard addresses passengers of Delta flight who waited for flag-covered soldier's coffin to be removed from cargo: "It's a sworn oath to bring home the family of the fallen. Today you all did that, you are all escorts, escorts of the heart"   (laobserved.com) divider line 161
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2013-10-31 11:48:30 PM
Well, that should forestall complaining biatches. Most of them.
 
2013-10-31 11:50:33 PM
No I'm not. I'm a schmuck on a plane with a body on it. I contributed nothing.
 
2013-10-31 11:55:05 PM
Johnny Jet is a good name for a travel writer
 
2013-10-31 11:55:39 PM
Honest question.  Is it true that the US government, at the start of the Iraqui war refused to have photos taken of the returning dead?
 
2013-10-31 11:55:45 PM
There was also a total eclipse that day. Of the heart.
 
2013-11-01 12:00:44 AM
Wow.
 
2013-11-01 12:01:44 AM
And here I thought last time I cleaned my room, that I'd gotten all the dust
 
2013-11-01 12:01:45 AM

sleeps in trees: Honest question.  Is it true that the US government, at the start of the Iraqui war refused to have photos taken of the returning dead?


Apparently it had been a policy for some time.

The Obama administration is reversing an 18-year ban on news coverage of the return of war dead, allowing photographs of flag-covered caskets when families of the fallen troops agree, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
 
2013-11-01 12:01:57 AM
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Thanks for making me wait to deplane.  As if deplaning didnt suck already.
 
2013-11-01 12:02:35 AM
Only a dead guy would choose to ride on Delta.
 
2013-11-01 12:02:35 AM
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2013-11-01 12:03:01 AM
Halliburton stock up 0.23 (0.43%) today so it all evens out in the end.
 
2013-11-01 12:05:31 AM

KarmicDisaster: Only a dead guy would choose to ride on Delta.


Aisle seat?
 
2013-11-01 12:06:08 AM

sleeps in trees: Honest question.  Is it true that the US government, at the start of the Iraqui war refused to have photos taken of the returning dead?


Yes and no. The ban on the media taking photos of flag-draped caskets stared under President George H.W. Bush for the first Iraq War however it was lax at the start of the 2nd Iraq War but became inforced again once the news started covering milestones, such as the 1000th, 2000th, and 3000th U.S. soldier killed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_coverage_of_the_Iraq_War#Coverage _o f_U.S._casualties

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/29410258/
 
2013-11-01 12:06:19 AM
"Travel writer Johnny Jet"

No wonder the article reads like shiat.

"It's a sworn oath to bring home the family of the fallen."  I cannot believe this to be a proper quote given it makes no farking sense.

"... not even that person from the back row who pretends they don't speak English so they can be first off the plane. I'm sure most had a meteor-sized lumps in their throats and tears in their eyes like I did."

Oh fark off, you twat.

Nice story but observed and written by a twat.
 
2013-11-01 12:11:35 AM
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The sad thing is they'll wait 10 years or so and have another administration just like it. And another war just like Iraq.

In the meantime, fark you Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Yoo, Addington. Seriously, really deep and for a long, long time. Fark you.
 
2013-11-01 12:12:53 AM
It's touching stories like this that makes me glad that these wars will last forever
 
2013-11-01 12:19:16 AM
It's a sworn oath to bring home the FAMILY of the FALLEN? Shouldn't that be the FALLEN to their FAMILY?
 
2013-11-01 12:20:20 AM
I still don't understand the fawning we lavish upon soldiers fallen or otherwise. American's global policing actions are hardly anything to be admired nor are those that help facilitate them. No one is dying for "freedom" or "protecting" us. We all realize this, yet we still see this same feelgoodery in a different guise time and time again...
 
2013-11-01 12:23:30 AM

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The sad thing is they'll wait 10 years or so and have another administration just like it. And another war just like Iraq.

In the meantime, fark you Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Yoo, Addington. Seriously, really deep and for a long, long time. Fark you.


Is it just me, or does John Yoo look like a Chinese mushroom?
 
2013-11-01 12:28:39 AM

Gyrfalcon: TheShavingofOccam123: [upload.wikimedia.org image 774x1024]

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In the meantime, fark you Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Yoo, Addington. Seriously, really deep and for a long, long time. Fark you.

Is it just me, or does John Yoo look like a Chinese mushroom?


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2013-11-01 12:28:57 AM

milsorgen: I still don't understand the fawning we lavish upon soldiers fallen or otherwise. American's global policing actions are hardly anything to be admired nor are those that help facilitate them. No one is dying for "freedom" or "protecting" us. We all realize this, yet we still see this same feelgoodery in a different guise time and time again...


Well said from the hot LZ that is your computer desk. You don't have to agree with the politics that put these soldiers in harm's way, but they're brave to go in harm's way all the same. They aren't all baby-killers.
 
2013-11-01 12:29:31 AM

GungFu: Oh fark off, you twat.

Nice story but observed and written by a twat.


This. Shut the fark up, Johnny Jet and stop trying to tell the rest of us how to manage our own heads. You want to know the best way we could have helped in that situation? It would have been to lobby our elected representatives to end this worthless farking war so that soldier wouldn't have to come home in a casket.
 
2013-11-01 12:30:14 AM

milsorgen: I still don't understand the fawning we lavish upon soldiers fallen or otherwise. American's global policing actions are hardly anything to be admired nor are those that help facilitate them. No one is dying for "freedom" or "protecting" us. We all realize this, yet we still see this same feelgoodery in a different guise time and time again...


It's possible to support the troops without also supporting the meat-grinders into which they're sent.
 
2013-11-01 12:30:37 AM
I'm glad no farkers were on board that sacred flight for the usual biaatching about crying babies and bruised knees on the flight.
 
2013-11-01 12:39:16 AM

King Something: It's possible to support the troops without also supporting the meat-grinders into which they're sent.


That kind of got screwed up when anyone who didn't completely agree with the Iraq invasion was screamed at for hating the troops.
 
2013-11-01 12:39:21 AM

wiredroach: milsorgen: I still don't understand the fawning we lavish upon soldiers fallen or otherwise. American's global policing actions are hardly anything to be admired nor are those that help facilitate them. No one is dying for "freedom" or "protecting" us. We all realize this, yet we still see this same feelgoodery in a different guise time and time again...

Well said from the hot LZ that is your computer desk. You don't have to agree with the politics that put these soldiers in harm's way, but they're brave to go in harm's way all the same. They aren't all baby-killers.


LMAO.
 
2013-11-01 12:41:09 AM

ukexpat: Is it just me, or does John Yoo look like a Chinese mushroom?

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OK, he looks like a Chinese marshmallow.
 
2013-11-01 12:43:58 AM
Escorts of the Heart; wasn't that the Enterprise theme song?
 
2013-11-01 12:48:28 AM

J. Frank Parnell: King Something: It's possible to support the troops without also supporting the meat-grinders into which they're sent.

That kind of got screwed up when anyone who didn't completely agree with the Iraq invasion was screamed at for hating the troops.


I remember those days, when you had to stand by the president no matter what and criticizing your elected leader was tantamount to giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Oh, those carefree, halcyon days.
 
2013-11-01 12:48:30 AM

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The sad thing is they'll wait 10 years or so and have another administration just like it. And another war just like Iraq.

In the meantime, fark you Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Yoo, Addington. Seriously, really deep and for a long, long time. Fark you.


Couldn't have put it better myself-  thank you.
 
2013-11-01 12:50:16 AM

milsorgen: I still don't understand the fawning we lavish upon soldiers fallen or otherwise. American's global policing actions are hardly anything to be admired nor are those that help facilitate them. No one is dying for "freedom" or "protecting" us. We all realize this, yet we still see this same feelgoodery in a different guise time and time again...


Yup. Stories like this piss me off.  I totally feel for the family and their loss, but that dude should never have been over there in the first place.
 
2013-11-01 12:53:56 AM

J. Frank Parnell: King Something: It's possible to support the troops without also supporting the meat-grinders into which they're sent.

That kind of got screwed up when anyone who didn't completely agree with the Iraq invasion was screamed at for hating the troops.


No shiat. It was decided by the blowhard contingent you can be a troop-supporting warmonger or not. No respect for soldiers allowed unless you supported the administration at the time as well as the Iraq invasion.
 
2013-11-01 12:57:29 AM

NutWrench: GungFu: Oh fark off, you twat.

Nice story but observed and written by a twat.

This. Shut the fark up, Johnny Jet and stop trying to tell the rest of us how to manage our own heads. You want to know the best way we could have helped in that situation? It would have been to lobby our elected representatives to end this worthless farking war so that soldier wouldn't have to come home in a casket.


To add to that, it would help to have some actual objective journalism to present to the American public, you know, the facts. For instance, why four dead in Benghazi  and a crappy website apparently  deserve more airtime than two illegitimate wars based on lies and fabrications which have lead to the deaths of 100,000+ (and counting) people.

I would love to hear why there is so much news coverage on this website Mr. Jet. Please share!
 
2013-11-01 12:59:01 AM

sleeps in trees: Honest question.  Is it true that the US government, at the start of the Iraqui war refused to have photos taken of the returning dead?


Yes. Have a co-worker who is a tv host and early on he flew back on a plane with coffins.
 
2013-11-01 12:59:34 AM

milsorgen: I still don't understand the fawning we lavish upon soldiers fallen or otherwise. American's global policing actions are hardly anything to be admired nor are those that help facilitate them. No one is dying for "freedom" or "protecting" us. We all realize this, yet we still see this same feelgoodery in a different guise time and time again...


So how are things at Westboro Baptist these days?

/you having trouble seeing the trees for the forest?
//no, I didn't get that backwards.
///One can honor the soldiers while decrying the government that sent them there.
 
2013-11-01 01:01:14 AM

milsorgen: I still don't understand the fawning we lavish upon soldiers fallen or otherwise. American's global policing actions are hardly anything to be admired nor are those that help facilitate them. No one is dying for "freedom" or "protecting" us. We all realize this, yet we still see this same feelgoodery in a different guise time and time again...


I tried to come up with an way disagree with you but this isn't 2003. The War in Iraq War was a lie and we knew it by 2004 and any one that died in Iraq after 2004 dosn't need fawning. They were complicit in a war they knew was wrong but failed to stand up and say "No I'm not going" Same with any one killed in Afghanistan after Osama bin Laden was killed.

I feel for the family and their loss but at this point there loved one was a willing participant in a war that has proven to be wrong in so many ways.
 
2013-11-01 01:02:14 AM
Does it even say that this soldier died in combat anywhere? He might have had a heart attack at his desk in Germany. Or dropped dead at some fort in Georgia (plane was coming from Atlanta). There are a whole lot of ways that this person could have died that are not related to any of the wars people are biatching about.
 
2013-11-01 01:06:18 AM

JohnBigBootay: J. Frank Parnell: King Something: It's possible to support the troops without also supporting the meat-grinders into which they're sent.

That kind of got screwed up when anyone who didn't completely agree with the Iraq invasion was screamed at for hating the troops.

No shiat. It was decided by the blowhard contingent you can be a troop-supporting warmonger or not. No respect for soldiers allowed unless you supported the administration at the time as well as the Iraq invasion.


Nobody decided that for me. I show my support for the troops and antipathy to the two wars openly. Anyone wants to interpret that as hypocritical, paradoxical, or unpatriotic, that's on them.

/don't let the dummies silence you. Not even if they're louder or outnumber you.
//sometimes you keep talking just so YOU don't go crazy, too.
 
2013-11-01 01:10:03 AM

fred_chan: Does it even say that this soldier died in combat anywhere? He might have had a heart attack at his desk in Germany. Or dropped dead at some fort in Georgia (plane was coming from Atlanta). There are a whole lot of ways that this person could have died that are not related to any of the wars people are biatching about.


I can't find out the name of the WWII general who died in France while banging a hooker. I thought it was Teddy Roosevelt Jr. but I don't know...
 
2013-11-01 01:12:51 AM
I don't get it, it's not like they were letting the coffin be wheeled past them.  It was coming out of baggage.

What's next, expecting the passengers in Lufthansa plane next to it, to sit quietly as well?

If I were connecting in Egypt and someone said an Egyptian soldier was being offloaded and I needed to make my connection or sit in a miserable airport waiting for next flight  I'D BE GETTING OFF THAT PLANE!
 
2013-11-01 01:13:55 AM
Died defending your right to be spied on.
 
2013-11-01 01:14:30 AM

fred_chan: Does it even say that this soldier died in combat anywhere? He might have had a heart attack at his desk in Germany. Or dropped dead at some fort in Georgia (plane was coming from Atlanta). There are a whole lot of ways that this person could have died that are not related to any of the wars people are biatching about.


This is Fark where people jump to conclusions just by reading the headline.

\can I get Trademark or Copyright on that?
 
2013-11-01 01:18:25 AM

Flakeloaf: No I'm not. I'm a schmuck on a plane with a body on it. I contributed nothing.


Jerk
 
2013-11-01 01:19:54 AM

fred_chan: Does it even say that this soldier died in combat anywhere? He might have had a heart attack at his desk in Germany. Or dropped dead at some fort in Georgia (plane was coming from Atlanta). There are a whole lot of ways that this person could have died that are not related to any of the wars people are biatching about.


My grandfather died in a Nazi concentration camp. Terrible thing. Family was devastated...........He had just started his shift as a guard and was having to beat someone when he had a massive heart attack.

Maybe you're right, the details do change the story don't they. I'm sure Mr. Jet is furiously following up leads to get the full story even as I type.
 
2013-11-01 01:37:29 AM

poodebunker: Flakeloaf: No I'm not. I'm a schmuck on a plane with a body on it. I contributed nothing.

Jerk


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2013-11-01 01:56:08 AM
I think it's hypocritical that Obama reverses the 18-year old ban on photography regarding dead troops (even though it is with the consent of the family), but he refuses to release the photographs of the remains of Osama bin Laden because we're "above" using pictures of dead people as a propaganda tool.
 
2013-11-01 02:00:09 AM
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I even turned it sideways so it looks like a Jesus Fish.
/right next to my 26.2 sticker and oval "CHOC" bumper sticker that looks like an egg.
 
2013-11-01 02:21:04 AM

mediablitz: It's a sworn oath to bring home the FAMILY of the FALLEN? Shouldn't that be the FALLEN to their FAMILY?


Yeah, I thought that sounded kinda backwards myself.
 
2013-11-01 02:28:32 AM

fusillade762: mediablitz: It's a sworn oath to bring home the FAMILY of the FALLEN? Shouldn't that be the FALLEN to their FAMILY?

Yeah, I thought that sounded kinda backwards myself.


I thought the U.S. Military just adopted a policy to be the limosine service to the family members of the fallen.

/better use of tax dollars than war, imo
 
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