Skip to comments.Must Read: A Letter from a Recon Marine in Afghanistan
Posted on 11/13/2009 10:19:31 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
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 a-- every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but those scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod; hurts like a ba---rd. 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, 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...
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Thanks. These “kids” are so brave.
So much for OPSEC.
GREAT post! Thank you.
I shut off my teevee service a few months back. Don't miss it at all.
Thanks for posting this.
Sure, I think this is something everyone should read.
Semper fi to one bad a$$ Marine.
I’m glad to see that Force Recon has not mellowed or toned down their fighting spirit in 50 years. Although, truth be said, Force Recon guys I knew would have spelled out those curse words.
I never bought into the media reports from Afghanistan and Iraq. Maybe that’s because I have family who have served in both places and their letters look a lot like this guy’s letter. They deserve nothing but our respect.
New Obama Military Rules of Engagement:, Dont shoot back.
God bless our brave troops.
The cable company begged me but it is gone. Just remember folkks - your cable or sat TV bill allocates aorund a dollar or less to channels like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, et al - you get the picture.
Keep paying for and watching TV if you want to be a serf and dhimini slave to Islam.
Fox is trying but they are partially owned by the Saudis. The largest exporters and funders of jihad who want your kids to be their slaves.
This is awesome. I have a feeling the snipers will be arriving in the not-too-distant future.
Thanks for this article. Excellent read. I love this guy! Semper Fi!
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I think you will enjoy this.
Every American should read this.
Direct TV begged me too. Offerred me money and things to stay on. Offerred a trial separation. I said no thanks. I want a divorce! lol. It is very much NOT MISSED.
Sorry.. But I have read this story over the years and each long thread ends with the conclusion this is a hoax.
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