One Man – One View

March 8, 2009

Pictures of Janni DuPont and his surroundings in Iraq

Filed under: Family,politics,religion,Uncategorized — onemanoneview @ 8:27 AM

Facebook is a wonderful thing indeed. Just last night I was logged in to Facebook when I was able to see that Janni was logged in as well. I was able to have a quick “chat” session with him. It was 3:30am over there and instead of sleeping he went to the phone/computer center beciase there are no lines at that time, (I wonder why :-).

He was talking ont he phone to Emma at the time so at least he has his priorities set right! 🙂

I was also able to see that someone else in his unit posted pictures of their environment over there and one included Janni in a group photo- he’s the only one with a gun in the picture which maked me proud!

Iraq does not look like a great environment in which to spend six months of your life but Janni and all soldiers are there for you and for me. They are there so that we can have this bit of computer time safe within our homes today. Please take a moment to pray for Janni and all of the soldiers serving our country.

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8 Comments »

  1. Cheryl it is people like you that make it worth while to make the sacrifices me, janni and the rest of the military have to make. May God bless you, thank you for your kind words and up most support.

    Comment by Christian — March 14, 2009 @ 1:24 AM | Reply

  2. Your Dad is right Christian. Don’t let small minds get to you. I was going to post yesterday, but I had to calm down first. I appreciate and thank both you and Janni for what you are doing for this country. You both have my gratitude. We don’t know if Tino is even a citizen of this country. Be proud of your service. I am proud of both of you. Just know that there are others that are proud of both of you.

    Comment by Cheryl O'Halloran — March 9, 2009 @ 6:28 PM | Reply

  3. Oh my head!

    Would you like to point out where I said that the September 11th terrorists were from Iraq? I said “…countries of origin of the September 11th terrorists…” Try not to assume anything or you live up to being part of that word!

    As for me I am done with this discussion with you because clearly you just enjoy pontificating about matters for which you are both equally impassioned and incorrect about.

    To Christian- you know what we stand for as a family, as the Army and Marines and as a country. Don’t let this guy fire you up for he’s not worthy of the effort!

    Comment by onemanoneview — March 8, 2009 @ 5:32 PM | Reply

  4. Firstly let me thank you for your insults. Secondly, since when do you have proof the perpetrators of Sept. 11 came from Iraq or that they would carry an AK-47 as a weapon of choice? In fact it is now known, according to the Pentagon if they are to be believed, that, just as Osama Bin Laden, they came mostly from Saudi Arabia, one of the U.S. most close and staunch allies, governed by the Saud Family, who are close friends of the Bush Family. So, if they had carried any weapons at all, they probably would have been made in the US of A.
    As always truth is the first victim of war.
    Please Christian, do yourself a favour, don’t become so vitriolic with those who may express reasonable doubts with the actions committed by unscrupulous politicians who make a mockery of the democratic principles left to you by the founding fathers and who are prepared to turn a blind eye to torture as long as it takes place in some dark backyard where the law of the land has no jurisdiction or carry out illegitimate invasions they can easily veto as legitimate actions in the U.N. and avoid carrying out body counts when it does not suit their purposes. Be aware that, just as the injustices committed in the past come to haunt us today, the injustices committed today will come to roost in the time of our children. Thanks for allowing me to express my concerns. Good luck to your young brother. My best wishes for his safe return.

    Comment by Tino Gonzalez-Lacoste — March 8, 2009 @ 4:53 PM | Reply

  5. Tino Gonzalez-Lacoste,

    I’d like to point out your own words to you and respond to them:

    >>>>>I did say one cannot blame kid soldiers for this mess

    In your first comment you spoke of the alleged horrors or American atrocities against Iraq. You then went on to say- regarding American soldiers”…as such they are not blameless neither. They had a choice whether to join the army or not, which is more than the Iraqi victims or British voters had on this despicable mess.” Perhaps you should have given your own misguided message your own “full attention.”

    Regarding the need for an Atlas – perhaps you could go out and buy one for us and at the same time buy yourself a clue! Your logic of the physical distance between Iraq and the United States being a buffer from danger just makes you look even more naive and moronic that your first post did.

    Look at the Atlas yourself and see how far away the countries of origin of the September 11th terrorists are from the United States. Yet somehow they managed to kill Americans on our soil! Gosh- I guess bad people from lands far, far away can still hurt us after all huh?

    Here’s an idea- go up to these Islamic extremist and put a flower in the barrel of their AK-47 and give them a great big hug. Tell them that you want to be friends and have everyone just get along. Let me know how you make out after that ok? I’m guessing that your postings here – and all else for that matter will cease for ever.

    In the meantime go to some anti-war rallies, hug a tree and worry about penguins getting too warm on a melting glacier!

    As the moderator here I have the ability to delete your comments but I choose not to because it is important that all of us have the ability to see that mental midgets do in fact exist.

    Good Day!

    Comment by onemanoneview — March 8, 2009 @ 3:59 PM | Reply

  6. Dear Christian, I have given my full attention to your message, more than you gave to mine. I did say one cannot blame kid soldiers for this mess, but to say they are in Iraq defending your beautiful country is ludicrous. If you have an Atlas book at hand, please have a look at it sometime. Iraq is a hell of a long way from the U.S.A. my friend. No chance of a threat from them. One thing I’d like to know though, according to christian principles, when is the bombing of civilians, inprisonment without trial and water boarding acceptable?

    Comment by Tino Gonzalez-Lacoste — March 8, 2009 @ 3:34 PM | Reply

  7. Please give me your full attention when you are reading this. If you think for a second you are going to come to this website and blame my little brother for the deaths in Iraq then you have another thing coming. Since janni joined the marines to defend this beautiful nation that automatically makes him a murderer? If you only knew the morals that were taught to him during our childhood and then reiterated within the marine corps, you would never be able to make such acqusations. I hope at some point in your life you need the U.S. Military. When that time comes Janni, myself and the rest of the military will come running to your side because we were taught to put others first, even if they don’t deserve it.

    Comment by Christian — March 8, 2009 @ 12:23 PM | Reply

  8. Not Jany, who in himself may be a nice chappy, nor any of his mates are there for me or you mate. They are there because the mess caused by the illegitimate invasion of a sovereign country under the pretense that the country was a threat to our security. We now know, and you should be fully aware, that the threat was based in misinformation and lies. This invasion resulted in thousands of dead (including British and U.S. soldiers) a country in a state of dire penury and a loss of trust in the democratic process. I know you cannot blame kid soldiers for all this mess but they have been the tools used by politicians to create it and as such they are not blameless neither. They had a choice whether to join the army or not, which is more than the Iraqi victims or British voters had on this despicable mess.

    Comment by Tino Gonzalez Lacoste — March 8, 2009 @ 9:25 AM | Reply


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