Got to love the Iraqis, leave cancelled

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    Got to love the Iraqis, leave cancelled

    Well with the infinite wisdom of the Government of Iraq they have stopped issueing entry visas to get into Iraq.

    This comes when I am within 13 days of my first leave in a year. I can get out but cannot get back in. At this point we do not know if we can even get the team members who are currently on leave back in. This is gonna be a pain.

    Well maybe in the next month or so?
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    That sucks....you'd think that for as long as we've been there, they would catch on to the concept of planning ahead....and not come up with arbitrary declarations that require multiple signatures to override.
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    Might be their diplomatic way of saying "Go away."
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    Sorry to hear you might be screwed out of your leave because of paperwork problems.
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    Why do you want to go back?

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    I want to come back because that is how I make my living. I am and have been a Security Contractor in the Middle East for 6 years now. Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
    "A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    I want to come back because that is how I make my living. I am and have been a Security Contractor in the Middle East for 6 years now. Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
    It was a joke. But I wouldn't want to be back in that piece of doo doo and we should just leave that place and the entire region period. But that is for another topic LOL.
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    Sorry they boned you on your leave. That just sucks..Hang in there, we will be blowing stuff up in Arkansas soon enough...
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    Don't let the "short timer" fog cloud your SA. I know screwing with your R&R sucks, but take it one day at a time, and stay safe.
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    Stay safe, tac. You have an honorable job.
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    Take it as an harbinger of things to come and get while the getting is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    I want to come back because that is how I make my living. I am and have been a Security Contractor in the Middle East for 6 years now. Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
    I too think you have an honorable job, but, your reasoning for being there is what has us in the mess we are in anyway. I think we have stayed over there too long already and for all the wrong reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    I too think you have an honorable job, but, your reasoning for being there is what has us in the mess we are in anyway. I think we have stayed over there too long already and for all the wrong reasons.
    Ya think LOL! Biggest waste of time, money, and lives ever. Now ya got me started No offense to the OP or any contractor (I hope you stay safe) but we are the problem. I turned down jobs when I retired to go there. Sometimes ya gotta take a stand and my ethics over rode my bank account on this one. I am a consultant now (actually at MacDill now for 30 days) but refuse any Iraq, or Stan work.
    But back to topic. What kinda passport and Visa you got?

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    Know how you feel, back in 1991 I had my retirement orders in hand when I got a letter from the Secretary of the Air Force saying congratulations your orders have been rescinded and you now have to stay on active duty.
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    Sorry to hear about that! I hope they get that straightened out! As long as they will let you leave when you want to, your ahead of the game.
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