From a Recon Marine - God love him and keep him safe

From a Recon Marine - God love him and keep him safe

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 them 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 m y 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.
You wanna help? Buy Bonds America .

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

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors
of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson


8 years 13 weeks ago, 10:27 AM


luckybychoice's picture

Secretary of the Treasury
Join Date:
May 2009
United States

i knew when i was in that when i ever did see a tv report the shit that was on was 6 months old in my eyes.Semper Fi.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
8 years 13 weeks ago, 11:56 AM


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Jul 2009
Payson, UT, United States
Very powerful

Perhaps this should be required reading for the President, the Cabinet, all of the White House staff, every member of Congress, and all of their staff members. Would that do any good, or would they just ignore it because it ran counter to their agendas?

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
8 years 13 weeks ago, 5:15 PM


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Lieutenant General
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Nov 2008
Etowah, TN, United States

two words..."Thank You". From the bottom of my American heart, thank you. We as Americans are truly blessed to have people amongst us that are willing to go and do the things that are required to keep this country safe so that we can continue to live free.

I challenge everyone here to walk up to an individual in the military and thank them for what they do or have done. I know that not all in the forces are doing what this man is doing, but they all play a part in keeping us safe. The next man or woman that I cross paths with, who is wearing the uniform, I will thank them personally and pray for their safety and swift return home.

Thank you to all military personnel.

Go ahead punk, Make My Day!
8 years 13 weeks ago, 5:32 PM


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President Pro Temp
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Dec 2008
commiefornia, United States

I don't know what else to say but Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you to your buddy and everyone else dressed like you.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
8 years 13 weeks ago, 6:15 PM


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First Lieutenant
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Sep 2009
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Marine Recon

Thanks to all the men , past and present that are endangering their lives in shit hole places around the world . All I can say is THANK YOU for all that you give , and all that you do with out the thanks of all the bleeding heart assholes . Thanks again and keep up the good work theres still a lot of us that believe in what you are doing .

8 years 13 weeks ago, 6:36 PM


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Lieutenant General
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Aug 2009
Most service members

don't want a thank you, frankly it Embarrassing to most of them. It always was to me and it is to my daughter and son-in-law. You want to thank them just believe in them and cover their backs here at the home base. Don't let people talk shit about tings most of them don't have a clue about. But the best thing is to vote out these useless pieces of shit we call senators and representatives and let's get a real commander in chief. Support our troops not the illeagles and welfare bums.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!
8 years 13 weeks ago, 6:50 PM


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First Lieutenant
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Sep 2009
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Most of them dont want to hear the truth unless it gets them something or somewhere these days . if you tell them the truth then your a baby killer or a war criminal in their eyes , but we who know the difference should speak out more I think that every one that voted in the last election should have their heads examined . But that is just my thinking .

8 years 3 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

23 - 12 Bravo

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Major General
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Dec 2009
Somewhere , in the Matrix, United States

Thank you Recon Marine and God bless you.

There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there. -Colonel Sanders
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