Skip to comments.Diggers defend killer Commando Sergeant Paul Cale (Commando who strangled Taliban commander)
Posted on 03/08/2013 2:27:11 PM PST by naturalman1975Edited on 03/08/2013 2:30:29 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
DIGGERS have fiercely defended an Australian warrior who strangled a Taliban commander during hand-to-hand battle in Afghanistan.
Sergeant Paul Cale, an elite soldier from Sydney's 2 Commando Regiment, was forced to kill an enemy fighter with his bare hands when his platoon was ambushed while on a mission in the restive Chora region.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...
I’m not reading the article because the excerpt ticked me off.
Would they have been happier if he shot the enemy instead?
Billy BadAss is alive and well!!!!
God Bless him.
One islamist pigdog one, about a billion to go.
It worked. You do what you have to in close combat.
"He's dead, Jim!"
If you had read it, you would happily find out that the US military has “poached” him from the Aussies to train Green Berets in close quarter combat.
It’s all good.
At first, I thought the controversy was about how he’d strangled a taliban commander to death after the battle was over or something, but apparently it seems the battle was still raging. Why is this even an issue?
A few years ago Bill Bagwell was training Green Berets in fighting with the Bowie knife, I wonder if any freepers took that training, I have been hugely curious about that course.
As I understand it, he was mixing with US troops when he did it. I think it’s a command issue, because he was not under American command at the time.
I guess its not PC to kill the enemy with your bare hands
Calling in a drone strike and taking out the enemy, his wife and the neighbor’s kid is much more sterile and acceptable to liberals
Reminds me of how the easily offended crowd got their panties all bunched up back in Gulf War I. They were appalled at the idea that we were using tank plows and bulldozers and combat engineer vehicles to bury the Iraqi troops alive in their trenches and bunkers.
I suppose it would have been better for them if we’d done it the way it was done at Iwo, Tarawa, Guadalcanal - with satchel charges, bayonets, grenades, carbines, pistols and flame throwers. Yep, much more humane.
Oh, well that’s good news. From the excerpt it sounded like his men were defending him.
When people must stand and defend you it usually means you have been accused of doing something wrong.
and of course liberal warriors Bubba Clinton and his ace commander Weasly Clark showed that manly men fight noble wars from 35,000 feet, though a number of civilians on trains buses and in refugee camps might have experienced otherwise
at least Sudanese aspirin factories only suffered surgical strikes
The closest I ever came to combat was Fort Knox,KY and Fort Meade,MD and *I* can understand why Sgt Cole might have been forced to do what he did.My guess is that those criticizing him are the “Kumbaya,give peace a chance” crowd.I wonder if I’d be out of line to assume that they believe that it should have been the Sergent who should have been strangled...or maybe beheaded.
I noticed that too.Assuming that the Sergent fulfilled his obligations to the Australian Armed Forces then one could argue that he had a right to take the US up on its offer,even if Aussies think he had a moral obligation to his country.Of course the opposite is also true...a US serviceman,once lawfully discharged from the Armed Forces,can do what he wants.But my understanding is that when a US citizen serves in a foreign military,even one of an allied nation,he/she places their US citizenship in jeopardy under current Federal law.
I support him too.
weird. The excerpt has nothing at all to do with the article.
It did when I posted it. For reasons I’m not clear on, it’s been further excerpted. Maybe news.com.au is making more of a fuss than they did before (they’ve required excerpting for years, but not to this extent), I will need to check before I post again.
If so, Admin Moderator has simply cut it right down leaving only the first line or so - fair enough, they probably have to do such things quickly and easily.
I think the references to 'poaching' are a bit overdone in this case - I think their main point is to contrast how highly regarded SGT Cole is in the Special Forces community, with the handwringing of some of the more gentle of the general public.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
- George Orwell
Fortunately, most people do seem to get this - even if they could never do it themselves, they understand their needs to be somebody out there who can and will. But there's a minority who think you can always find a peaceful, gentle way, and some of them love to bleat about it.