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From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan

 
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From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan
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From the Sand Pit it's freezing here. I'm sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains , along the
Dar 'yoi Pomir River , watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've actually given up battling the chiggers
and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard.. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless
the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.

The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That
requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy. I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage
facilities, type the info into the handheld, shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We
bash some heads for a while, then I track and record the new movement.

It's all about intelligence. We haven't even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin. I dream of bin Laden waking up to find me standing over him with my boot on
his throat as I spit into his face and plunge my nickel-plated Bowie knife through his frontal lobe. But you know me, I'm a romantic. I've said it
before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man. It's not even a country. There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government. This is an inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs.


Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family: join the opium trade or join the army. That's it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your
idea of a party. But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs
for eighteen hours a day.

I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of Pushtuns, for over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say
for sure: These guys, all of 'em, are Huns.. actual, living Huns.. They LIVE to fight. It's what they do. It's ALL they do. They have no respect
for anything, not for their families, nor for each other, nor for themselves. They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with
dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor. Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts
who feed on each other's barbarism. Cavemen with AK-47's. Then again, maybe I'm just cranky.

I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban 'smart.' They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is 'cunning.' The Taliban are cunning, like jackals and hyenas and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else. Smart. Pfft. Yeah, they're real smart.

They've spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They're still figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to
teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.
OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.

Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other news
agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials. We've got this one under control The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here, because you have no idea what we're
doing, and really, you don't want to know. We are your military, and we are doing what you sent us here to do.

Saucy Jack
Recon Marine in Afghanistan
Semper Fi
"Freedom is not free...but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share".


A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and
including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan
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Good info, thats really cool!
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Yeah, good read. Wonder if it's real. Sounds real.
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God Bless you!!!

me teddy
.A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

C. S. Lewis
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bump
"I'm still here, you bastards!"...Papillion
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They're over there for nothing

Chasing goats
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No they are over there fighting for our freedom. Afghanistan is a proxy war, you moran.

Untill you understand what's at stake and who we are fighting you will never appreciate the freedom we have in America.
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A true 5 star thread. But with being GLP and all,,, 5 is all I can give. The author is painting a pretty fine picture of what is going on.

NICE WORK AC

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Ahhh Life in the suck, Semper Fi Bro.
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Yeah, good read. Wonder if it's real. Sounds real.
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No. False.

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No pizza in Afghanistan? dang, that's the problem right there.
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No they are over there fighting for our freedom. Afghanistan is a proxy war, you moran.

Untill you understand what's at stake and who we are fighting you will never appreciate the freedom we have in America.
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And when we start another war, with Iran perhaps, will that also be a fight for our freedom?
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Yeppers a real page turner and to the poster who believes they are there fighting for our freedoms herein please go greet them when any return and tell them "while you were away fighting for our freedoms over here, we gave them away".
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This post has the stench of US government propaganda.
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Yeppers a real page turner and to the poster who believes they are there fighting for our freedoms herein please go greet them when any return and tell them "while you were away fighting for our freedoms over here, we gave them away".
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Oh Touche!

And I was sent this by a friend etc about 5 years ago.
So I wonder if the freeze resistent scorpians are still out and about.

And if jr here likes writing emails in the bush in indian country I really doubt he is with us anymore.

Of course one should be asking who does write these bs chain emails and why.Probably some remf who got a Bronze Star for creative writing and a Purple Heart for a paper cut.
I know enough to know that I know nothing
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sounds to me like we need to educate these people.....

3 or 4 kilotons should do it.....

seriously tho, big drive in movie screens with mtv playing, we will defeat them through the minds of the youth...

just like they did here....
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Well at least we know psy-ops is working.
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What an idiotic post..... "Turn off your tv's and just let us do our business" wtf ever..... People like that are the reason the military is more often causing problems than actually solving them.
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Sounds like Far Cry forealz.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
From the Sand Pit it's freezing here. I'm sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains , along the
Dar 'yoi Pomir River , watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've actually given up battling the chiggers
and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard.. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless
the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.

The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That
requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy. I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage
facilities, type the info into the handheld, shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We
bash some heads for a while, then I track and record the new movement.

It's all about intelligence. We haven't even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin. I dream of bin Laden waking up to find me standing over him with my boot on
his throat as I spit into his face and plunge my nickel-plated Bowie knife through his frontal lobe. But you know me, I'm a romantic. I've said it
before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man. It's not even a country. There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government. This is an inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs.


Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family: join the opium trade or join the army. That's it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your
idea of a party. But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs
for eighteen hours a day.

I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of Pushtuns, for over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say
for sure: These guys, all of 'em, are Huns.. actual, living Huns.. They LIVE to fight. It's what they do. It's ALL they do. They have no respect
for anything, not for their families, nor for each other, nor for themselves. They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with
dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor. Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts
who feed on each other's barbarism. Cavemen with AK-47's. Then again, maybe I'm just cranky.

I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban 'smart.' They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is 'cunning.' The Taliban are cunning, like jackals and hyenas and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else. Smart. Pfft. Yeah, they're real smart.

They've spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They're still figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to
teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.
OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.

Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other news
agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials. We've got this one under control The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here, because you have no idea what we're
doing, and really, you don't want to know. We are your military, and we are doing what you sent us here to do.

Saucy Jack
Recon Marine in Afghanistan
Semper Fi
"Freedom is not free...but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share".


A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and
including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 814465

Er.........sorry but as 911 was an inside job, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan are illegal, war crimes and the soldiers over there are war criminals.

The USA is a Nazi state, it's objective is to control the world and in particular to control the worlds natural recources.

Over 100 000 + civillian deaths in Iraq, when only around 4500 Iraqi soldiers were killed, depleted uranium munions used in falluja (a town!!!). Afghan deaths uncounted?

The US military is war criminal, and like the square helmets and grey uniform has more in common with Nazi Germany than anything else.

The Taliban were created in a large part by the CIA to overthrow the popularly elected socialist government of the 70's. That was why Russia invaded to support that government against the US backed Taliba.

In closing it is obvious that the US government loves backward muslim states/organisations like the Taliban, because thay believe they are easier to control.

us army/US Marine = War Criminal Nazi.

It is the duty of every citizen/soldier to question the legality of its governments actions in war.

Check ou the vid:
WikiLeaks' Collateral Murder: U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord's Eyewitness Story
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Mission: Create propaganda to support the Government policy.

Goal: Win over the hearts and minds of the civilian population to support Government actions.

Step one: Create sympathy for American service personal.

Step two: Dehumanize the enemy.

Step Thee: Create a situation where the citizens believe if they protest government actions, they are endangering the troops.

I have analyzed this report and the creators of this power point presentation may take the afternoon off, with pay.





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