https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/29/th ... -and-iraq/
Thanks for that, Scott. Pretty good read that lays it out as I saw it.
Mr. Hicks understanding of US military contractors clearly follows what is laid out
in this article.
What baffles me is his perptetual targeting of me with personal attacks, twisting
my statements of the experience being the best thing I ever did - meant as a learning,
training, self-discipline, and working alongside the best people on earth thing -into
some bizarre idea of "bragging" (his word, not mine). The USMC was very good to me,
and I enjoyed the culture. And this charge that what I did is an insult to bonafide
service members .... quite odd, considering my life since has been largely spent working
with and for vets, specifically Marines, and as Marines who went and saw and did, they
are not the least bit insulted, and we work well together.
The forum rules clearly state that personal attacks are not going to be tolerated, yet
Mr. Hicks seems to get a free pass. Not sure what is up with that.
Regardless, this is not about this person or that, as Mr. Hicks would like to distract it
to be. It is about the 244th Birthday of the USMC at Tun Tavern on Water Street, in
Philadelpia, Pa, 10 Nov. 1775. Mr. Hicks' ignorance and mysteriously tolerated "loud"
presence here will neither humiliate me, as he so seems to desire to do, nor deter my
observation and respect for the USMC which so graciously allowed me to serve them.