Skip to comments.Gurkha ignores knife wound to trap his mugger for 15 minutes while blade was stuck in his arm
Posted on 10/14/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT by Daffynition
Anyone with any knowledge of military history knows the golden rule dont mess with a Gurkha.
But the knife-wielding mugger in this drama clearly had no idea what he was messing with.
He pushed Taitex Phlamachha, a former member of the famous fighting force, up against a wall and demanded money.
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The knife wasn’t stuck in his arm - it was buried in his arm.
Sensing a sudden release of tension, the officer asks the Ghurka SGT what that was about, and he responds: "We weren't sure we were going to get parachutes".
People I want in my end of the ditch: Ghurkas, Sikhs, and Samoans.
"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you."
Love that movie.
‘We can negotia...BAM!’
England is a very violent country.
Former Chief of staff of the Indian Army, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, once famously said about Gurkhas:
**If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.**
I’m surprised he didn’t pull the knife out of his arm and use it to carve the perp into small chunks.
Pulling the knife out might have caused more bleeding.
Gurkhas, Sikhs and Marines. The holy trinity of whoop ass.
I’ve said for a while we should have recruited Gurkha and Sikh regiments in the wake of 9/11.
Here is an old FR thread you might find interesting: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2663935/posts
It would have been over in a week.
Stirring send-off to ‘Sam Bahadur’
SOLDIER’S GENERAL: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw at a military parade on October 23, 2004 in New Delhi.
Samspeak: “If anyone tells you he is never afraid, he is a liar or a Gurkha!”
NEW DELHI: Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Manekshaw was given the final salute in a state funeral with full military honours in the Nilgiris on Friday. He died at the age of 94 early on Friday at the Wellington Military Hospital where he was battling lung disease.
He was considered one of the country’s great war heroes. The victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that he masterminded helped create Bangladesh.
The body was buried in a Parsi graveyard in Udhagamandalam, next to where lay buried his wife Silloo, who died seven years ago.
Union Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju placed a wreath on behalf of the Prime Minister and the Central Government. State Khadi Minister D. Ramachandran placed a wreath on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Government.
Representatives of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, the Royal Bhutan Army and the three forces of Bangladesh, the Southern Command and local wings of the forces placed wreaths.
Around noon, the body was kept at the Madras Regimental Centre parade grounds, Wellington, for about three hours to enable the public to pay homage. Thousands of people, ranging from officers of the armed forces and civil officials to members of the public, filed past. The queue seemed endless.
The body was then placed in a coffin and taken in a flower-bedecked military truck to the graveyard, 20 km from Wellington. The last rites were performed by Manekshaw’s family members in a private ceremony under Zoroastrian customs.
‘Sam’ Maneskhaw was a soldier’s General who led daring military assaults, planned his moves meticulously, read his enemy’s mind well and backed his men even when the political leadership was bearing down on him. He was a great motivator.
The list of his awards is long, beginning with the Military Cross he got during the Second World War. A fortnight before his retirement, Manekshaw was made a Field Marshal.
He was the second Indian to be thus decorated after K.M. Cariappa. In between, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1968 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1971.
But more impressive was his personality — handsome, self-assured, with a trademark handlebar moustache. These were backed by raw courage, determination and a sharp military mind.
He could stand up to politicians while losing none of his wit.
Sam ‘Bahadur’ was so called because of his long association with the Gurkha regiment after his parent force, the Frontier Rifles, was allocated to Pakistan.
One of his sayings, which has passed into Gurkha regiment legend: “If anyone tells you he is never afraid, he is a liar or a Gurkha!”
Watch that movie every time its on. Just last week was about my 5th time.....
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