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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 12, 2009 - 05:38pm PT
You aren't even in the right country Rox.





The Chinese embassy bombing was in the Balkans.

The laser designator was in the plane.

The mistake was mixing up two very similar buildings a block apart on some satellite photos.

This all happened during Clinton's "Janitor assassination campaign"

(We only bombed buildings in the middle of the night)
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2009 - 06:07pm PT
Klimmer, maybe you could start a new conspiracy thread or something....
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 12, 2009 - 06:31pm PT
Bluering wrote

"Bottom line - we're getting it done with Pakistan. 3 successful strikes in 2 weeks. We just need to get more of our guys on the AFPak border to prevent the rats from abandoning the Pak ship."

I hear it is true that many Al Queda are being killed in Pakistan. Let's hope the outcome is positive. Why the question?

Gained: Poor and Isolated guys in the Pak Hinterland are being killed. How effective are they really able to be in Al Queda? It doesn't seem to be slowing the Taliban any. They got little money or way to come west right? How big a threat are these guys to anybody?

Lost: the large Pakistani population, armed with Nukes, is offended that the US is bombing within their borders. This could potentially weaken the government and put serous military and nuclear assests in militant Islamic hands. Even larger areas of Pakistan like Swat were in militant hands earlier in the year. Wassup? Shakey situation

Peace

Karl
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2009 - 07:34pm PT
Read some of the polling of DAWN news, a PAK website....
Nohea

Trad climber
Sunny Aiea,Hi
Dec 12, 2009 - 09:40pm PT
I teach at a school where 65% of the students come from military families mostly from the Air Force, Navy and Army. I thank them at each parent teacher meeting and let them know how proud I am to be teacher of their child.
Once I worked out with a SEAL for about a year, biking, swimming, running. A tough guy to keep up with, He never whined and was always a hard charger.

Thank you to all those serving the Country!

Aloha,
will
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2009 - 12:28pm PT
Well it's nice to see some Congressmen have taken this issue up.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34819
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Dec 14, 2009 - 01:20pm PT
I was stationed in the Army in Pusan Korea 74-76. I went on a weekend outing to, I think, either Masan or Chinhae. When traveling as an serviceman, there is always a free space to stay at any military base, if they have room. I happened to put up with a platoon of SEAL's that were there on a training mission for the Korean Navy's version of the SEAL's. Needless to say, I have never felt so intimidated being around a such a group of world class athletic guys.

They did everything together and after dinner they invited me to go out drinking with them at a local bar that evening. I was sitting with the officer in charge of their platoon (whatever the Navy's equivalent of a lieutenant is) drinking and listening to the group's general noise level increase with each round. Finally, one of the group jumped up on the bar, whipped out his Johnson, and proceeded to relieve himself, with the sound of breaking glasses included in the background of the overall din.

I looked at the officer and asked "aren't you going to put a stop to this?" He turned to me and in a very drol voice said "I will, when we get a little more group participation".

I'd have these fellows in between me and the bad guys anyday.
Jason Torlano

Social climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 09:41pm PT
From a SEAL friend in the Nav.


Subject: Video...


This is an unbelievable story. The video is incredible.

This story is about PVT Channing Moss, who was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol. Army protocol says that medevac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in him. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station.

Again, protocol said that in such a case the patient is to be put in sandbagged area away from the surgical unit, given a shot of morphine and left to wait (and die) until others are treated. Again, the medical team ignored the protocol. Here's a seven-minute video put together by the Military Times, which includes actual footage of the surgery where Dr. John Oh, a Korean immigrant who became a naturalized citizen and went to West Point, removed the live round with the help of volunteers and a member of the EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) team.

Click link: http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/rpg_surgery/
midarockjock

climber
USA
Dec 14, 2009 - 09:44pm PT
I hope you enjoyed your time with your brother also away from seriousness.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2009 - 09:49pm PT
I've seen that video before. Absolutely amazing.

The chopper pilots, the doc, and the team that saved him went literally beyond their duties and protocols to save 1 man. That's what makes our armed forces so f*#king awesome!!!

It's a touching video too as I recall. Thanks for posting it.

We did the same thing not so long ago to extract 1 Brit soldier from Helmand Province who had critical injuries. He's alive and well thanks to numerous C-130 crews and logistics crews that organized his extraction to Germany and eventually home to England.

Michael Yon wrote about it. I think it's on the Meanwhile In Afghanistan thread.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2009 - 09:55pm PT
Here's the story of the Brit's extraction...

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/do-americans-care-about-british-soldiers.htm
Jason Torlano

Social climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 10:01pm PT
A rant but not far off the mark

>Subject: FW: check this out



about the SEAL trial.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhqKWxBTB_4
midarockjock

climber
USA
Dec 15, 2009 - 09:48pm PT
We have been allies now for quite awhile.

Punching in face?
It's ok to kill and it's not ok to kill. It's ok to use force
and not ok to use force. Too many details lacking from
that video to judge.

I'm going back to civil court shortly with Taliban Towing
along with The Union Of The CA. City Socialist Republic.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 11:39am PT
From a retired Navy SEAL...

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34844
TopNob

climber
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:10pm PT
"My big Bro.
UDT-BUDs Class 98 (Circa 1978)
SEAL Team Six - Plank Owner.
20 Years service."

The single most impressive accomplishmnet I've ever read about on this website. Been lurking forever, never had anything to say until now, signed up for an acoount to do so. Tell your Big Bro "Thank you!" Not many Team Six plank owners walking the earth.
Brother John

climber
Hafia
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:52pm PT
Only one Navy man I have more respect than any 10 SEAL Operators.

Navy Corpman. I've seen first hand the work of these bullet proof, high speed low drag squids. While in the sand I had a Corpman look me in the eyes and say, "Time to go to work Cpl".

We where taking coverfire from 3 different directions (killbox). Most of the bad guys where Palestinians trained in the Gaza, and West Bank and who knew how to street fight. While covering the doc he sprinted out to retrieve one of the Marines who went down. Doc comes back to the building and says, "I figure that should get me my hazard duty pay for today".

Incidentally our team was sent into this shitestorm because a SEAL team was compromised the night before.

I've worked operations with Team 4, 6 and 7 in Africa. You can HALO, Kick in doors, snoop and poop all day long. But nothing, and I mean nothing in this world is more bass ass (as someone put it) then a Navy Corpman doing his job.

Sorry to have shifted this appreciation thread from SEAL to Corpman, but I feel its important to note. I wouldn't be hear if it wasn't for guys like Doc Bayless.


http://www.nragive.com/ringoffreedom/nr_j0199_landing.html
Semper Fi Docs!!!
FeelioBabar

Trad climber
One drink ahead of my past.
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:58pm PT
God loves a corpsman.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 12:58pm PT
Good point, Brother John, about Corpsmen...they DO save a lot of lives under fire.


welcome aboard, TopNob!
Brother John

climber
Hafia
Dec 16, 2009 - 01:03pm PT
SEALS are made from dead Corpmen parts.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2011 - 05:14pm PT
Bump for SEALs..
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