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PostSubject: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:24 pm

AWA Metro posted this on there site-- thought I'd bring it here too .. .

http://www.awa-clan.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=19691#19691

"Our vehicles came under a barrage of enemy RPGs (rocket propelled
grenades) and machine gun fire. One of our humvees was disabled from RPG fire, and the Marines inside dismounted and laid down suppression fire so they could evacuate a Marine who was knocked unconscious from the blast." That's not from an episode of The Unit or 24. It's not from an anti-war movie.
It's not from any newspaper or TV news reports I could find.

The quote comes from a "designated marksman who requested to remain unidentified. " He was reporting what happened recently in the city of Shewan , Afghanistan . The story was told in a Marine Corps News report by Cpl. James M. Mercure. It will give you goose bumps and make you want to stand up and salute the nearest flag. Here's more, because it's a lot better than anything I could write today:

"The day started out with a 10-kilometer patrol with elements mounted and dismounted, so by the time we got to Shewan, we were pretty beat,"the marksman said. Mercure reported, "Shewan had been a thorn in the side of Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan throughout the Marines' deployment here in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, because it controls an important supply route into the Bala Baluk district. Opening the route was key to continuing combat operations in the area."

"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."

"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."

After calling for close-air support, the small group of Marines pushed forward and broke the enemies' spirit as many of them dropped their weapons and fled the battlefield. At the end of the battle, the Marines had reduced an enemy stronghold, killed more than 50 insurgents and wounded several more. "I didn't realize how many bad guys there were until we had broken through the enemies' lines and forced them to retreat. It was roughly 250 insurgents against 30 of us," the corporal said. "It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured."

Such an amazing story of heroism and victory would have been on Page One in every paper in the country during World War II. Just 30 Marines giving eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents is the kind of story that would make a good movie -- if that kind of movie still could be made.

But these days, it did not even make Page 10. I couldn't find a story about it anywhere. The only mentions were on conservative blogs and military Web sites. The soldiers who are fighting for their lives and our country might as well be in another dimension. News from the battlefronts in Iraq and Afghanistan is apparently not important. It reminds the jaded anti-war crowd that they were wrong. We're winning. It reminds a self-centered nation that some Americans are making sacrifices much bigger than a loss in their 401(k)s.

So we don't hear about it.

But we need to hear news like that, because a good day for the Marine Corps is a good day for freedom. And that's a good day for America
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:30 pm

Makes me feel proud of our marines and disappointed of the American people at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:54 pm

1. as an American, and a damn proud one at that, I am filled with a huge sense of pride that our forces are out there protecting and helping with no other reason in their hearts than "its the right thing to do"

2. I, as an American, damn proud one too, am disgusted that limp dick faggots in other countries run their pussy holes about Americans about how bad we are and vilify our soldiers to make us out to be monsters. of course,, we are the fist ones they cry to when they need help, military, financial, or logistic, or just a little more international welfare.

3. the U.S. has been known for the last 100 years or so as being a generous nation that helps where help is needed and that we foot the bill for lots of things in other countries that has no impact on us, yet we are often referred to has a self-centerred nation and our own greed is what motivates us.

this may have been off topic, and in no way i was trying to take away from the bravery of 1 anonymous soldier. maybe i will post all the pictures i have that were taken in Iraq and Afghanistan that were inappropriate for US media, pictures of children chasing american soldiers cheering, women waving small US flags, soldiers handing out school supplies to kids, ya know, really terrible stuff unfit for the liberals that oppose our actions. pretty sure a lot of them speak French

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:16 pm

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1. as an American, and a damn proud one at that, I am filled with a huge sense of pride that our forces are out there protecting and helping with no other reason in their hearts than "its the right thing to do"

2. I, as an American, damn proud one too, am disgusted that limp dick faggots in other countries run their pussy holes about Americans about how bad we are and vilify our soldiers to make us out to be monsters. of course,, we are the fist ones they cry to when they need help, military, financial, or logistic, or just a little more international welfare.

3. the U.S. has been known for the last 100 years or so as being a generous nation that helps where help is needed and that we foot the bill for lots of things in other countries that has no impact on us, yet we are often referred to has a self-centerred nation and our own greed is what motivates us.

this may have been off topic, and in no way i was trying to take away from the bravery of 1 anonymous soldier. maybe i will post all the pictures i have that were taken in Iraq and Afghanistan that were inappropriate for US media, pictures of children chasing american soldiers cheering, women waving small US flags, soldiers handing out school supplies to kids, ya know, really terrible stuff unfit for the liberals that oppose our actions. pretty sure a lot of them speak French

Dick----- thanks for your post...

Just a couple things to think about--
... I am liberal-- and proud to be... doesn't mean I'm a retarded liberal--- more like a realist in most cases- but liberal just the same... Many of us are-- please don't slam me for thinking that others should be given the most freedom possible WITHOUT taking away others' freedom... (thats my take on what a liberal is)

Also, I'm Canadian -- yes my country did not go to Iraq-- a move I supported, BUT my country did decide to go to Afghanistan-- and CHOOSES to have its soliders placed in the most hostile region in the country (kandahar) - this move I also FULLY support..



I guess I posted this thread to say that I am damn proud of these guys and the job they are doing-- Hell, you don't see me in uniform do you? ... I just hope others can also appriciate the job all OUR soldiers are doing and say shit.. thanks good job..

Just remember that all liberals are not lovey dovey give away all my money/country bitches-- I"ll try to remember that all conservatives are not all anti homo shoot the towel head assholes ......

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any pictures you have from when you are serving or from people you know-- please post them.. I don't care what's in them-- good or bad-- -but I think we should see them all the same..
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:36 pm

slam you,,, i didnt notice initially you were canadian, and i wasnt even atacking you,, i was generalizing about the type of people you were talking about.

i didnt take any pictures when i served, something i regret not doing. the ones i have are sent to me a long time ago from someone like 20x removed. i will hunt through my shit and find em.

im neither liberal nor repulican,, i seem to fall more into this libertarian/ constitutionalist sect, where i think my government needs to get the fuck out of everyones day to day lives, like the founders wanted. civil liberties in america are disappearing faster than any endangered species. altouigh im an anti-homo lets shoot the towel heads type,,, and im half camel jockey myself.

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:59 pm

I know you weren't attacking me..

[quote="=[C]=Maj_Dick=[C]=] im neither liberal nor repulican,, i seem to fall more into this libertarian/ constitutionalist sect, where i think my government needs to get the fuck out of everyones day to day lives, like the founders wanted. civil liberties in america are disappearing faster than any endangered species.[/quote]

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:32 pm

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I"ll try to remember that all conservatives are not all anti homo shoot the towel head assholes ......

We're not??? I don't give a rat's ass about anyone's sexual preference. I simply have no wish to hear about it, much less be told I'm a hateful person if I don't agree with it.

Also, my idea of a "good" raghead is one that's not pointing a weapon at me or threatening to exterminate my way of life.

Just my 2 cents worth...

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:39 pm

this means im a good raghead?

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:45 am

=[C]=Maj_Dick=[C]= wrote:
2. I, as an American, damn proud one too, am disgusted that limp dick faggots in other countries run their pussy holes about Americans about how bad we are and vilify our soldiers to make us out to be monsters. of course,, we are the fist ones they cry to when they need help, military, financial, or logistic, or just a little more international welfare.


To add to what Dickie said in that sentence, one thing that really pisses me off and is generally disregarded is the world's attitude about Saddam before we dropped the first bomb over there in 03'. Go back and look through the archives for Fox News, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and even the archives of the history channel. The whole world was clamoring that something needed to be done about Him, we were even regarded as being soft because we didn't take him out during the first Gulf War. Then the bombs start falling, the evil tyrant's regime is brought crashing down and America takes center stage in place of cold war Russia, we are now regarded as the evil empire. It wasn't Bush that centered on Saddam, we knew it was Osama, but at that time world opinion was that Iraq was involved and that Saddam was harboring terrorists. America took the steps that the world had wanted someone to take for nearly a decade, but when we stepped foot in Iraq we instantly became the evil ones, we were given the blame for starting a war all by our little ol' lonesome. BULLSHIT, it was world opinion till the rain of bombs and missiles fell. And to boot WE were not the only country to go into Iraq, if memory serves me correctly it was a coalition of 12 or 13 countries that made the initial assault into Iraq, but the world focused on the evil Americans.

The only war that i personally have never agreed with was Vietnam. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the soldiers that fought there, but i believe the country sent them there for the wrong reasons. During WWII Ho Chi Min begged America for their freedom, they even fought the Japanese in S.E. Asia in order to get on America's good side, but at the end of WWII we turned around and said France you can have your territory back in Vietnam, and walked away from their pleas for freedom. The vietnamese have been fighting in that area of the world for 1000 years, we could have ended it then and there, but we didn't. When we turned our backs on them Ho Chi Min went to the Communist with the same pleas and they gave him what he needed to fight the "Imperialistic" French, and later the Americans.

We went into the middle east for the right reasons, but it will be a long and drawn out war, we are fighting several thousand years of tribal conflicts and religious fanatacism that is found no where else on earth. The land in the middle east has been contested since the beginning of written history, and it won't end with us, if we walk away tomorrow the fighting and bloodshed will continue, but it will be Muslim against muslim, and Christian against Muslim, it has nothing to do with towel heads, but it does have everything to do with the most determined extremist to ever walk on this planet.

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:49 am

Oh and even though i'm a dope smokin long haired freaky person......I'm so goddamn republican i make George Bush look like a liberal.

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:49 am

here where that came from Very Happy

http://www.marines.mil/units/marforpac/imef/1stmardiv/7thregiment/2ndbat/Pages/Marines%E2%80%99heroicactionsatShewanleavemorethan50insurgentsdead,severalwounded.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:14 am

Finally, some news that qualifies as NEWS. Something that doesn't make me feel guilty because of all the crap being thrown at our troops by the majority of the major news networks. The only thing that could have made me feel better would have been if it had been an Army task force.

P.S. GO CANADIANS!!!! (I have a clanny in the 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment in Gagetown New Brunswick Canada)
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:03 am

Hell Yeah! SEMPER FIDELIS!!!


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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:13 am

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=[C]=Maj_Dick=[C]= wrote:
2. I, as an American, damn proud one too, am disgusted that limp dick faggots in other countries run their pussy holes about Americans about how bad we are and vilify our soldiers to make us out to be monsters. of course,, we are the fist ones they cry to when they need help, military, financial, or logistic, or just a little more international welfare.


Go back and look through the archives for Fox News, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and even the archives of the history channel. The whole world was clamoring that something needed to be done about Him

If you only look at US tv stations you will only get US perspectives.... gotta remember that this is one of the only wars (certainly the only one I can think of) where there were actually protests against it BEFORE the war.. pretty increadible actually ... But if you check the archives of CBC, BBC etc I think you get a very different perspective ... Was the guy a fucknut.. yep.. should we have killed him- yep... full scale invasion-- don't think so... but hey-- maybe that was the only way, I'm not sure..
My point is that no, the whole world wasnt saying 'we gotta do something about this guy' .. I mean shit, he had been effectively castrated already-- even the surrounding countries could give 2 shits what he did because he had virtually no offensive capabilities...

However, what's done is done... Can we buy their oil now?
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:28 pm

don't go through just archives for US news go thorugh shit from other countries as well, same thing is there also.

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:37 am

damm did i start this whole thing? Im 50% Egyptian and 50% American(aka every other race know to man) and a muslim, but I still think we did the right thing getting into this war, even if it may or may not have been for the right reasons. Saddam was a tyrant who needed to be put out of power, and sometimes things need to be done that the general population might not agree with at the time, just as doing what the general population wants has led to some of the darkest parts of history. But hell idk im just a 20 yr old guy who knows absolutly nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:17 am

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if memory serves me correctly it was a coalition of 12 or 13 countries that made the initial assault into Iraq,
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the coalition of the willing

http://www.coalitionnumbers.com/

Country
Peak Troop Level
Withdrawal Date
Nicaragua
230
FEB 2004
Spain
1300
APR 2004
Dominican Republic
302
MAY 2004
Honduras
368
MAY 2004
Philippines
51
JUL 2004
Thailand
423
AUG 2004
New Zealand
61
SEP 2004
Portugal
128
FEB 2005
The Netherlands
1345
MAR 2005
Hungary
300
MAR 2005
Norway
150
OCT 2005
Japan
600
JUL 2006
Italy
3200
DEC 2006
Denmark
545
Summer 2007
Slovakia
110
DEC 2007
Australia
2000
JUN 2008
Lithuania
120
JUL 2008
Georgia
2000
AUG 2008
Czech Republic
300
AUG-OCT 2008??
Armenia
46
OCT 2008
Kazakhstan
29
OCT 2008
Poland
2500
OCT 2008
Latvia
136
NOV 2008
Macedonia
77
NOV 2008
Bosnia & Herzegovina
85
NOV 2008
South Korea
3600
DEC 2008
Azerbaijan
250
DEC 2008
Tonga
55
DEC 2008
Albania
240
DEC 2008
Bulgaria
485
DEC 2008
Moldova
24
DEC 2008
Ukraine
1650
DEC 2008
El Salvador
380
JAN 2009
Estonia
40
FEB 2009
Romania
730
JUL 2009
Australia
2000
JUL 2009
Singapore
161
DEC 2008

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Marines give eight hours of hell to 250 insurgents!   Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:18 pm

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don't go through just archives for US news go thorugh shit from other countries as well, same thing is there also.

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There was massive protests in England and Australia at the proposed plans to go in to Iraq.
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