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Operation Dice Drop for Zigggurat Con in Iraq 45

LandGator wrote with some information about the upcoming Ziggurat Con. Their catch phrase: "Where RPG isn't just a Rocket Propelled Grenade." This very special tabletop gaming event will be held on June 9th of this year ... at Camp Adder /Talil Airbase in Iraq. For nine hours on that day, gamers currently deployed to Iraq will be able to forget about the conflict by rolling dice and playing games. The con organizers are looking for willing folks to donate games and dice to the soldiers, as well as a little recognition for the d20-rolleres in harms way this year. "The Con's historical landmark 'mascot' -- the Ziggurat -- can be found on the post, and hails from the ancient city of Ur. Nearby is the house where it is believed that Abraham (a large figure in the Bible, the Koran and the Torah) was born. Cool digs for a Con -- if not for the fact that there's a war going on. [Convention organizer David] Amberson, however, emphasized the need for soldiers to relax and kick back with enjoyable activities from time to time."
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Operation Dice Drop for Zigggurat Con in Iraq

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  • Re:Nice Gesture (Score:3, Informative)

    by Rakishi ( 759894 ) on Sunday April 22, 2007 @11:54AM (#18832121)

    There are not lots of people getting out. Their best and brightest go to Iraq and we KILL them. Dead is dead.
    You actually think an organization the size of some terrorist groups isn't keeping the best out of combat? You do realize that the best for fighting in Iraq and the best for fighting in the US are two very different types of people, right?

    The ones who live . . . are those providing the funding and direction (notice that Osama did not himself volunteer to fly one of those planes). Guess what?
    Of course the ones in charge don't sacrifice their lives, Bush isn't there fighting either last I checked.

    If it comes that they still want to come here ten years from now we will still slaughter them.
    You mean like we slaughtered the hijackers on 9/11... last I checked we didn't so so well on stopping that one. I mean how do you think they'll attack is in the future.

    But their funding will be less, not more. Ten years from now there will be less reliance (with some luck since the Democratic hypocrites don't want to cut back on oil use) on oil and foreign oil in particular.
    US oil usage is going up all the time as are prices, in 10 years we'll be if lucky using the same amount of oil. You think that in 3 years anyone will even give a damn about limiting foreign oil?

    The one step that the Left in our country will not take in defeating terrorism . . . siding with the Right to do it. They succeeded in turning our victory in Vietnam into defeat
    Lol, Vietnam was a clusterfuck which gained nothing. It'd have gained nothing even if we had held the damn country from uniting.

    and will continue push defeat out of the jaws of victory here.
    Victory? Christ you're insane. We're losing more lives every day, Iraq is essentially in a civil war, oil prices are at a record high, the US is hated world wide, Afghanistan is returning to what it was before the war, Iran is making nukes and we don't even have the forces left to invade them if need be.

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