Preaching to the choir
"We arrived in 3 waves of 4 CH 53 helos that could be mistaken for Russian HIND helos I guess if you haven’t seen that many helos before. As we began to flase and land we could see numerous people running from the area that we were landing in. Men, women children dropped what they had and began to run in to the local mountain foot hills and depart their compounds."
After establishing the checkpoint, they erected an American flag.... and the locals came out of hiding, just.like.that.
They knew why were were there... SO WHY IN THE HELL DOESN'T THE REST OF AMERICA?!?!?!??!??!?!
They knew the value of the American flag... SO WHY IN THE HELL ARE OUR OWN CITIZENS BURNING IT IN PROTEST OF THE WAR?!?!??!?!
As I said in comments, I have to wonder... what in the HELL are they protesting? Making friends with people in the Middle East? Helping secure freedom around the world? Providing S&R missions during natural disasters in our own country and foreign countries? Ridding the world of evil, sadistic men like Saddam?
Yeah. That's really worth protesting over... if you're a terrorist.
Now don't get me wrong, I support the right of anyone in this country to do something as unpatriotic, stupid, idiotic, and disloyal as burning our flag... I just don't get it. Protest all you want- but burning the flag is like flipping off your entire country. You wanna do that... GET THE FUCK OUT. We don't need you.