Good news for today

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  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    A good day for the Marines

    Thanks! Especially meaningful and appropriate is the closing remarks, that "a good day for the Marine Corps is a good day for . . . America." MS

    YOU WOULD THINK WHEN 30 MARINES TAKE ON 250 INSURGENTS AND MAKE THEM RETREAT, KILLING MANY, WITHOUT ANY SERIOUS INJURIES TO THEMSELVES IT WOULD BE FRONT PAGE NEWS BUT NOT WITH OUR LIBERAL MEDIA. SO HERE YOU GET TO READ ABOUT IT ANYWAY.

    The quote comes from a "designated marksman (sniper) 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.

    "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 attack that left a 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 he11 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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    Damn straight, Simper Fi Marines!
  3. 358 winchester

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    Hell YEAH!

    It pisses me off that the "fair and impartial" media is STILL going on about what a loss Micheal Jackson's death is, and how great King-Emperor Barack I His Great Awesomeness and All-Knowing Teleprompter is, and what a great idea the Nazi-inspired euthinze 'em all heathcare "reform" bill is, but the only time they mention the military is to report how many died. Great stories like this never get mentioned:mad::mad::mad: I say we send all the liberals over there. They'll either shape up and become useful and contribute to society, or they won't come back. Either way, it'll be good for the rest of us.
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    I wonder how many holding companys that have controlling interests in the MSM are ultimately owned by Arab money interests. Is that an explanation?
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    Now that's what is called intestinal fortitude and skill at arms; i.e. guts and firepower...
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    Thirty Marines against 250 "insurgents?" Stupid thugs didn't know they were outnumbered about 3 to 1.

    Pops
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    It is sad that the media basically turned their backs on the troops. That is a great victory for us that our Marines can take on that many enemies at one time, win and not die.

    +1 Semper Fi
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    Thats what i was thinking, beat me to it.

    +1
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    " 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."

    Goes to show what some Marine Corps marksmanship training and dedication can do. Now if only corporate america could concentrate on their jobs the way this Marine did.

    Semper Fi Jarhead !
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    Epic might be a good word to describe that!!

    Oooooooooh RA!!
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    "OOOORAH" - "Semper Fi"
    Even Though I Served In The U.S.Army 1968 - 1971 :D
    :confused: Now I Work As A Civil Servant At A Marine Corps Base :confused:
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