After reading this thread I remembered why I never read SR anymore. This post went so far off topic that it is incredible. If the moderators wanted to do something the least bit helpful, then they wouldn't bothering warning f_vo, they would worry about keeping a topic in the right direction. Instead in this case the moderator helped to send this thread further off-topic. Warning people??? What is this place turning into AIM? If someone is truly a troll, the ban him, but warning is just pitiful.
Back to the topic at hand:
Bill, can you explain exactly what is happening with the cease-fire?
I was talking to a guy a couple weeks ago that had just returned from Iraq, and he was telling me why there had been so many marines killed over there. His explanation was that instead of using Bradleys or other armored vehicles, they would do foot patrols. Now why in the hell, in this age of mechanized warfare would the Marines be doing foot patrols? The Army isn't doing them. Another reason why casualties have increased: instead of doing raids on houses to find weapons, terrorists, bad people; now they (Army & Marines) are going to suspect houses and just knocking on doors. This guy I was talking to (Sgt in Army) says that his platoon actually got in trouble for doing a raid like they had been doing them for the past several months. A week or two after he left Iraq several people from his Company were killed knocking on someoneâ€™s door, when they most likely would have been alive today had the raid been done like a raid.