Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Troops, meet thugs; thugs, meet trained troops;

thugs die now.
FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it.
Like them bite marks in your ass, dirtbags?
The vicious attack that left the humvee destroyed and several of the Marines pinned down in the kill zone sparked an intense eight-hour battle as the platoon desperately fought to recover their comrades. After recovering the Marines trapped in the kill zone, another platoon sergeant personally led numerous attacks on enemy fortified positions while the platoon fought house to house and trench to trench in order to clear through the enemy ambush site.

“The biggest thing to take from that day is what Marines can accomplish when they’re given the opportunity to fight,” the sniper said. “A small group of Marines met a numerically superior force and embarrassed them in their own backyard. The insurgents told the townspeople that they were stronger than the Americans, and that day we showed them they were wrong.”

Oh, yeah.

And here's an example of 'get the job done no matter what' mindset:
During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.

I was in my own little world,” the young corporal said. “I wasn’t even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target.”

Hell, yeah. Corporal, if we ever meet, the drinks are on me. And that goes for your whole damn unit in this mess(yes, I do realize I might have to take out a loan to pay for it).

Here's a question for you: how many times in this war have we heard of something like this, our guys being ambushed and kicking the crap out of the bad guys, and our media never mentioned it? Or gave a brief "X soldiers killed/wounded in an ambush" while NEVER mentioning the end result? I guess they were too busy getting geared up to not investigate Obama & Co. this election season.


RobC said...

Must have been one heck of a battle... to knock off 50 of the 250 with only 30 is pretty good shooting but one guy scoring 20 of the 50 is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Now that falls in the category of "HELL YEAH!"

Firehand, care to buy me a drink?