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Post by Darth Yoda on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:13 am

I have been assigned a lot of political homework lately, and have been thinking about the war a lot lately. Anyways I made a small creation to honor our brave, strong, and noble US soldiers. This is sort of a sad creation, so .........
A Us soldier commits suicide because he is alone in the Iraq desert with no food, water, just weapons....
He was satisfied for working for the US, hope his effort will not be used in vain. Sad
Here it is




Please don't put smiley faces everywhere in this topic..... It is a very serious situation, feel free to discuss.
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Post by Jedi Joe on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:14 am

Pretty harsh if you ask me. I would choose something better than suicide to honor our military... But it still is a nice vig. Smile And a sad story. Sad
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Post by Darth Yoda on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:17 am

It could also help people shy away from the military, a very dangerous place/job. Sad
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Post by Jedi Joe on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:19 am

darth yoda wrote:It could also help people shy away from the military, a very dangerous place/job. Sad

So you think our brave men and women should shy away from the military, and stop risking their lives for our protection? I fail to see your point...
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Post by Darth Yoda on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:28 am

I honestly don't know.... It troubles me greatly that so many people must lose their lives for such a pointless war..... But, at the same time, I would like to honer them for being so brave, and amazingly helpful for the US
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Post by legorevolution on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:19 am

Jedi Joe wrote:Pretty harsh if you ask me. I would choose something better than suicide to honor our military... But it still is a nice vig. Smile And a sad story. Sad

I agree. I believe if our soldiers were serving there and they were lost in the dessert for awhile they'd keep there hopes up! At least I would. Good moc I like the small sand dunish things in it.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:21 am

I am gonna judge on the MOC itself and not the tribute itself.

I think you did well with the sand... and that's ALOT of blood! Shocked

And Revo... dessert? I think you mean desert. Wink
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Post by legorevolution on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:22 am

Thunder-blade wrote:I am gonna judge on the MOC itself and not the tribute itself.

I think you did well with the sand... and that's ALOT of blood! Shocked

And Revo... dessert? I think you mean desert. Wink

Hey Thunder you get off my case ok! That's honestly maybe the first spelling mistake I've had on this site in hundreds of posts! Wink
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Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:24 am

Sheesh... some people can't take a joke... Roll Eyes

And you have made 1642 posts and counting.... Wink
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Post by legorevolution on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:32 am

Thunder-blade wrote:Sheesh... some people can't take a joke... Roll Eyes

And you have made 1642 posts and counting.... Wink

...I was just joking around back? Some people can't take a joke to their joke! Razz Wink
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Post by 80-0 on Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:32 pm

darth yoda wrote:I honestly don't know.... It troubles me greatly that so many people must lose their lives for such a pointless war..... But, at the same time, I would like to honer them for being so brave, and amazingly helpful for the US

Well, what troubles me is that the total amount of deaths in Chicago, Illinois in the past several months has been higher than the deaths from Iraq, so... Ditto. Roll Eyes

I know why you want to honor them, but perhaps show them doing what they actually ARE doing in Iraq, like sniping at some terrorists, or maybe killing a few, like Aridar's vignette portrayed. They aren't just sitting on their shebs getting hit with mortar rounds. There IS an enemy, and as long as that enemy is dangerous and would NEVER sit down with the leader of our nation I say that's a reason to have a war. Wink

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Post by Mike on Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:00 pm

I've always thought about joining the military....but that's just a dream...
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Post by ARC CloneTrooper141 on Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:04 pm

darth yoda wrote:I honestly don't know.... It troubles me greatly that so many people must lose their lives for such a pointless war..... But, at the same time, I would like to honer them for being so brave, and amazingly helpful for the US

I don't get how this moc is "honoring" the soldiers in Iraq. If you want to honor them, show a group of soldiers looking pround or something like that.
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Re: Iraq tribute

Post by Darth Yoda on Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:55 pm

It looks like I had the wrong idea, maybe something more proud will come by lego wise for our brave troopers. Wink
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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:11 pm

I like the vig itself, nice terrain, but I don't think it's a good way to remind all your soldiers.
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:24 pm

darth yoda wrote:...brave, strong, and noble US soldiers...

A US soldier...

He was satisfied for working for the US.

darth yoda wrote:I would like to honer them for being [...] amazingly helpful for the US...

'Cause no other countries are fighting, or being fought for, in the Middle East at all, right? Roll Eyes This'd be okay if it was specifically about the US side of the war, but as you just called it 'Iraq tribute'...

Anyway, this isn't really a 'tribute', as it neither shows pride, nor a recreation of what's actually going on. You could argue that it represents the depressing nature of the whole ordeal, but that seems a bit 'deep' for what it is. On the MOC side, there's not much to comment on, as it's a tan base with a dead guy on it. The Anakin head is a good choice, I guess, and the texturing on the ground is nice, but all the TrRed blood's a bit over the top.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:27 pm

The Jinja Ninja wrote:
darth yoda wrote:...brave, strong, and noble US soldiers...

A US soldier...

He was satisfied for working for the US.

darth yoda wrote:I would like to honer them for being [...] amazingly helpful for the US...

'Cause no other countries are fighting, or being fought for, in the Middle East at all, right? Roll Eyes

Anyway, this isn't really a 'tribute', as it neither shows pride, nor a recreation of what's actually going on. You could argue that it represents the depressing nature of the whole ordeal, but that seems a bit 'deep' for what it is. On the MOC side, there's not much to comment on, as it's a tan base with a dead guy on it. The Anakin head is a good choice, I guess, and the texturing on the ground is nice, but all the TrRed blood's a bit over the top.

I think sending all those soldiers there is pure suicide. One half returns dead and the other half mutilated...
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:32 pm

Too right, Pineapple - I still reckon the UK forces should withdraw. But I won't go into the 'why' of it (forums are more fun without politics Smile ).
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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:34 pm

The Jinja Ninja wrote:Too right, Pineapple - I still reckon the UK forces should withdraw. But I won't go into the 'why' of it (forums are more fun without politics Smile ).

Same as ours. I still remember when the newspaper said: 'Tenth Dutch militarist dead'. I bet nobody bothers at ten military deaths in the US.
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Post by 80-0 on Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:32 pm

Yup... Pull out... Admit defeat when we're winning... What's that? Emboldening of our enemies after retreat? No no, that's normal... What do you mean 'more 9/11s'?

Or at least get Barry back home and fix the . crime/murder rate in his own state before we put him in the White House. Roll Eyes Think of how many soldiers which would now be home who could be potentially murdered!

Rant over. Back on topic, please!

OK, that's a lot of blood, but the terrain is fine and the soldier is fine, and the head is perfect. Wink Also, don't you think there isn't THAT much expansive desert in Iraq that the Jihadists wouldn't be crawling everywhere in search of potential prisoners to interrogate? Wink Besides, they have radios and helicopters. And if there was too much turbulence or anti-air in the area for a helicopter to come in don't you think the enemy would have found him by then? Wink



*eherm*

Sorry if I seem too critical, but I'm just trying to cover all the bases. I hope you don't mind, darth. Smile

By the way DP, I really don't know why the Dutch are in the war. In my opinion they should be left alone out of this, unless they were hit by the enemy. And I think I understand what you mean. 10 U.S. troops dead, not THAT much effect. 10 U.S. troops from New York, or Nevada, or South Carolina, or Kansa, etc., that's got more effect. Wink

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Post by thunder-clone on Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:53 pm

Your right it is sad, I think that what you have made is very kind.
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:38 pm

CommandoEighty-Oh wrote:Yup... Pull out... Admit defeat when we're winning... What's that? Emboldening of our enemies after retreat? No no, that's normal... What do you mean 'more 9/11s'?

Or at least get Barry back home and fix the . crime/murder rate in his own state before we put him in the White House. Roll Eyes Think of how many soldiers which would now be home who could be potentially murdered!

Pineapple and I never said to pull everyone out. In my opinion, it should just be the US forces over there - it's their war, after all. And they should have no trouble, seeing as you so often remind us how you 'saved our a$$' in WW2. If you took on the Reich all on your own, why would you need our help now? Roll Eyes

But you're right, no more off-topicness, or we'll get kicked out. Play nice, children!
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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:46 pm

The Jinja Ninja wrote:And they should have no trouble, seeing as you so often remind us how you 'saved our a$$' in WW2. If you took on the Reich all on your own, why would you need our help now? Roll Eyes

*cough* Operation *cough* Market Garden *cough* pwn3d *cough* Razz
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Post by 80-0 on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:56 pm

The Jinja Ninja wrote:
CommandoEighty-Oh wrote:Yup... Pull out... Admit defeat when we're winning... What's that? Emboldening of our enemies after retreat? No no, that's normal... What do you mean 'more 9/11s'?

Or at least get Barry back home and fix the . crime/murder rate in his own state before we put him in the White House. Roll Eyes Think of how many soldiers which would now be home who could be potentially murdered!

Pineapple and I never said to pull everyone out. In my opinion, it should just be the US forces over there - it's their war, after all. And they should have no trouble, seeing as you so often remind us how you 'saved our a$$' in WW2. If you took on the Reich all on your own, why would you need our help now? Roll Eyes

But you're right, no more off-topicness, or we'll get kicked out. Play nice, children!

Oh, I kinda missed that.

*something snaps*

Wait! Then that means... You stand exactly... where... I do. :scratch:

This is confusing. :scratch:

Razz

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P.S. Ha ha, Market Garden... Paratroops at their best! Pilot

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Post by Darth Yoda on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:57 pm

Ok, look guys, I an sorry that I messed up on this moc, I named it after I built it, I know it is a very bad tribute, lets forget about it being a soldier from any country, and try to comment on the moc itself... thanks. Smile
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