August 17, 2004
My co-worker said that the German radio is announcing the base closures and that our European-based soldiers are not even returning from Iraq, but instead are heading directly back to the States and all family members will follow them and bases will close. For almost a year, we've been hearing that this absolutely will not be happening, and GEN B.B. Bell even made a series of commercials assuring family members that their soldiers would be coming back to Germany. Weird that the Germans are announcing something totally different than what the President said.
Developing, as Drudge says...
Just to make sure we're all on the same page: I believe GEN Bell ten thousand times more than I believe the German radio. I think what they're putting out is ridiculous misinformation. I'd love to beat your two weeks for outprocessing, Deskmerc, but I know it ain't gonna happen.
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No figgin' way that will happen. You think the paper pushers and REMFs that force you into the byzantine labrynth that is clearing post would allow it?
Nut uh, no way. It took me two weeks to clear post where you are, and it would NOT BE FAIR for anyone to escape such a fate.
Posted by: Jason at August 17, 2004 11:34 AM (0iK+f)
The news stories I saw yesterday that had the most information said the troops from Germany wouild be relocated in 2006. We all know the military doesn't go at much faster than a snail's pace in things like this.
I'm sure Germany is freaking out. I'm sure it will hurt their economy. Can't say I feel too badly about that. Justice sure can suck when it bites you in the ass.
Posted by: Beth at August 17, 2004 06:46 PM (lMEGF)
Bush did say it was part of a plan whose total implementation would take a decade. Don't know what that really means though (tommorrow or summer 2014?).
Posted by: Kalroy at August 17, 2004 07:20 PM (q1aeu)
I've got a link up on this, Army Times reports that we won't start moving out of Europe until 2006 and it will take the better part of three years to accomplish. For what it's worth.
Posted by: Sgt Hook at August 18, 2004 05:58 AM (olp4a)
There's this as well:
Posted by: Pete at August 18, 2004 07:31 AM (Qpigl)
nobody has made a definate decision yet. all these reports are just things that could happen.
In the military, you dont react to something until
you have orders in hand. Things sometimes change even after they start.
Posted by: jonathan c. at January 07, 2005 02:50 PM (6e5qe)
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