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  • After seeing “Lone Survivor” this is the video to watch

    01/28/2014 10:53:47 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This video of actual combat in Afghanistan will make you smile and make you angry. It will make you smile because it follows the work of two Apache helicopter crews as they destroy a nest of Tally –ban troops who were trying to set up an ambush of a Special Forces patrol. It will make you angry because it...
  • ‘Lone Survivor’ Got Two Oscar Nominations…but Not for Anything You’d Really Expect

    01/22/2014 10:56:35 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    Less than a week after the Golden Globe awards, the 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. “Lone Survivor,” a favorite among Blaze readers, scored two nominations, but probably for categories you wouldn’t expect. The film covering the true story of a SEAL team mission in Afghanistan in 2005 was not nominated for Best Picture. Mark Walberg, who stars as Marcus Luttrell off whose memoir the film is based, did not get a Best Actor nomination.
  • Lone Survivor: A Tale of Horror and Heroism

    01/22/2014 1:18:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Ken Connor
    To the extent that art really does imitate life, every American owes it to themselves and to our troops to see the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor. Panned by cynical elites as "shameless war-porn," in reality this movie portrays the heroism and sacrifice of four members of Seal Team 10 during a mission gone bad in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2007. Operation Redwings was designed to track the location and movements of an Afghani terrorist, Ahmad Shah, with the ultimate goal of taking him out. The mission was compromised when a group of goat herders stumbled across the Americans and...
  • Lone Survivor: A Conversation [video: 34 minutes]

    01/20/2014 5:01:14 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Oct 13, 2013 | The Hero Summit
    A conversation with director Peter Berg, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, and actor Taylor Kitsch of Lone Survivor....
  • Movie Review: "Lone Survivor"

    01/20/2014 1:37:20 PM PST · by LS · 39 replies
    self | 1/20/2014 | LS
    If you have read the book Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson, you might come to the film prepared to see at least an hour's worth of SEAL training. After all, the book devotes considerable space to the rigor of the preparation, but this is all handled in the opening credits in the movie "Lone Survivor." (I have used Lone Survivor in my classes as a required reading since it came out, and it is now good to have a movie version.) The movie is faithful to the book in most cases, although you'd swear that they threw...
  • A woman’s thoughts on Lone Survivor. And a message to candy-ass liberals.

    01/19/2014 11:00:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 1/19/14 | Michele Hickford
    I saw Lone Survivor today. I wept. I’m a female, I can do that sort of thing in public. Here’s why I wept. In the first few minutes of the film, watching the Navy SEALS train, I turned to my friends and said what a travesty it would be if the physical requirements were ever adjusted downwards to accommodate women – or anyone who could not meet them for that matter, regardless of gender or orientation. These men, these warriors, are elite for a reason. They are capable of doing things very few can. That’s the way we want and...
  • Lone Survivor and Insufferable Anti-American Self-Righteousness

    01/19/2014 9:17:04 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 40 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 15, 2014 | David French
    As the war in Afghanistan winds down, and as the American public is increasingly “war weary” (a phrase I find fascinating since at any given time only 0.6 percent of Americans are in uniform, and the vast majority of Americans have endured not one single second of sacrifice for the war effort since 9/11), anti-military and anti-American sentiment may be rediscovering its Vietnam-era voice. The vehicle for the latest two minutes’ hate is a bit curious, however. Lone Survivor tells the story of a SEAL mission gone wrong and the resulting firefight where a small band of SEALs displayed remarkable...
  • Navy SEAL from "Lone Survivor" Sets This Journalist Straight on What It Means to Protect America

    01/18/2014 2:52:52 PM PST · by upchuck · 53 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Ericka Andersen
    Movie critics have called “Lone Survivor” the best war-time movie since “Saving Private Ryan.” The film — based on the true story of Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan — caused CNN’s Jake Tapper to question the operation that took the lives of 19 men. The Navy SEALs were tasked to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah when an unexpected event forced them into a deadly situation.During a tense interview with former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and Mark Wahlberg, who plays Luttrell in the movie, Tapper questioned if the lives of the 19 men were lost “senselessly.” Luttrell...
  • The Heroes of 'Lone Survivor'

    01/17/2014 6:23:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    A few years back, during the Media Research Center's annual gala, I was honored to pay tribute to the family of a real American hero, Michael Murphy, the Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the first Congressional Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan, and the first since the Vietnam War. Few in the room knew the story because only Fox and a handful of other outlets told it. When the medal was announced in 2007, William Kristol noted on "Fox News Sunday" that the news received a tiny fraction of the coverage given to the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel that...
  • A Review of a Review

    01/17/2014 2:54:36 AM PST · by BamaAndy · 3 replies
    LA Weekly | January 17, 2014 | Andy Huddleston
    Lone Survivor Has Too Much Violence and Jingoism for Its Own Good LA Weekly Film, February 9. 2014. Amy Nicholson. "Here's a movie that'll flop in Kabul. Lone Survivor, the latest by Battleship director Peter Berg, is a jingoistic snuff film about a Navy SEAL squadron outgunned by the Taliban in the mountainous Kunar province. After four soldiers — played with muscles and machismo by Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster — get ID'd by Afghan goat herders, they're in a race to climb to the top of the nearest summit and summon an airlift before these...
  • Band of Mothers speaks out about Lone Survivor and Marcus Luttrell

    01/16/2014 11:43:57 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | Beveral Perlson
    To Marcus, you came down that mountain alone, but if only we could, I bet there are millions of Americans that would fill that mountain and surround You and Your Brothers with an abundant amount of love, deep gratitude and respect for what you tried to do there, for all of us. Thank you for the hope you instill in my heart that as long as there are brave men such as you and your brothers, there is hope for all mankind. To say Thank You just doesn’t seem adequate enough. I wish for you peace and the very best...
  • Lone Survivor Sets Post-9/11 War Movie Box Office Record

    01/15/2014 11:52:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Media Stinger ^ | Jan. 13 , 2014 | Vinnie Leduc
    The biographical film’s wide opening of $38.2 million set the record for highest major debut for any war film since 9/11
  • This Liberal Film Reviewer Just Insulted Our Military…

    01/14/2014 8:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The radical left in America has long rooted against the U.S. military. Beginning in earnest with a mismanaged effort in Vietnam, soldiers have been pilloried by elitists who view any military action as a show of aggression against a helpless foe. As the War on Terror continues to rage, these sources have embraced increasingly derogatory rhetoric in describing the Middle East effort. When a Hollywood blockbuster film, “Lone Survivor,” dared to present the story of Navy SEAL bravery, the anti-military crowd naturally rushed to criticize the project and the real-life soldiers portrayed therein. In a recent review written for The...
  • 'Lone Survivor' is realistic about this: We owe these heroes a debt (Chi-Trib movie review)

    01/15/2014 12:41:34 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 15, 2014 | By John Kass
    <p>I wasn't eager about seeing "Lone Survivor," the new hit film about four U.S. Navy SEALs forced to fight a terrible and heroic battle of impossible odds against the Taliban in Afghanistan.</p> <p>What worried me was that it would turn out to be a typical Hollywood war movie, with archetypal characters (the city kid, the cynic, the country boy, etc.) and some kind of big speech at the climax.</p>
  • CALLING ALL VETERANS: READ AND RESPOND

    01/15/2014 7:12:25 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 12 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Jan 15, 2014 | Yosemitest
    All Veterans and active duty military should read Lone Survivor Shows Our Boys Suffering, But It Doesn't Ask Why carefully, and RESPOND quickly! AMY NICHOLSON should NOT GO UNNOTICED!
  • 10 Best ‘Lone Survivor’ Takedowns of Liberal Media

    01/14/2014 2:07:03 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1/14/14 | Matthew Philbin
    CNN’s Jake Tapper would have done well to read “Lone Survivor,” rather than just seeing the new movie, before interviewing former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell last week. If he had, Tapper might have been more careful than to describe the deaths of Luttrell’s SEAL comrades in Afghanistan as “senseless.” And he would have been wary of Luttrell’s contempt for the liberal media. The film “Lone Survivor, which ” took in $38.5 million at the box office its opening weekend is based on a 2010 book by Luttrell that tells the tragic story of a 2005 operation in which the three...
  • 10 Best ‘Lone Survivor’ Takedowns of Liberal Media

    01/13/2014 11:15:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-13-2014 | Matthew Philbin
    10 Best ‘Lone Survivor’ Takedowns of Liberal Media By Matthew Philbin | January 13, 2014 | 17:01 CNN’s Jake Tapper would have done well to read “Lone Survivor,” rather than just seeing the new movie, before interviewing former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell last week. If he had, Tapper might have been more careful than to describe the deaths of Luttrell’s SEAL comrades in Afghanistan as “senseless.” And he would have been wary of Luttrell’s contempt for the liberal media. The film “Lone Survivor, which ” took in $38.5 million at the box office its opening weekend is based on a...
  • 'Lone Survivor' Takes on CNN's Jake Tapper

    01/13/2014 8:55:16 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 12, 2014 | Tim Graham
    TAPPER: One of the emotions I felt while watching the film is, first of all, just the hopelessness of the situation, how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of these brave American men. And I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I don't want any more senseless American death LUTTRELL: Well, I don't know what part of the film you were watching, but hopelessness really ever came into it. Where did you see that? We never felt like...
  • Honor and Courage Take Center Stage in the Patriotic 'Lone Survivor

    01/11/2014 7:16:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2014 | John Hanlon
    Editor's note: This review is cross-posted at JohnHanlonReviews.com Director Peter Berg knows how to celebrate the fraternal affection that men oftentimes share with one another. On the show "Friday Night Lights"—which he executive produced, wrote for and sometimes directed— the male friendships on display were formed on the football field. In Berg’s latest production—the film "Lone Survivor"— those relationships are borne and grown in the military quarters and on the battlefield. Based on the nonfiction book by Marcus Luttrell, this new drama focuses on a team of Navy SEALs—a band of brothers, if you will—who are sent into Afghanistan to...
  • Glenn Beck ridiculously scolds CNN’s Jake Tapper in 2 a.m. battle (BS!)

    01/12/2014 9:25:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-12-2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    Why would CNN’s Jake Tapper bring a U.S. soldier on his show and blatantly insult him and the 11 SEALS and 8 soldiers who died alongside him in combat in Afghanistan? Answer: He wouldn’t. He didn’t. But thanks to conservative radio personality and world renowned dingbat Glenn Beck and The Blaze‘s Oliver Darcy, Tapper was still up at 2 a.m. this morning arguing for journalism to happen. In other words, he wanted his words interpreted fairly. He wanted what he voiced Friday to be spelled out without the glaze of crazy. On his program Friday, Tapper interviewed former Navy SEAL...
  • MUST SEE TV: CNN’s Jake Tapper Schooled By War Hero Marcus Lutrell (Video)(Watch this!!)

    01/11/2014 6:06:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-11-2014 | Jim Hoft
    What an awful display of liberal media bias. Jake Tapper lectured former Navy SEAL and war hero Marcus Lutrell about “senseless war” yesterday. Tapper was talking about the war in Afghanistan, a war that was started only after Al-Qaeda blew up the World Trade Center Towers in New York City kiling 3,000 Americans. Marcus Latrell let him have it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLJWu2h1T_kTranscript via Young Conservatives: CNN’s Jake Tapper: “One of the emotions that I felt, while watching the film is first of all the hopelessness of the situation — how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of...
  • ‘They Portray the Guys Brilliantly’: Marcus Luttrell Praises ‘Lone Survivor’

    01/09/2014 7:08:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/8/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Former U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell praised the soon-to-be released film “Lone Survivor” on the Glenn Beck Program Wednesday, saying the actors “portray the guys brilliantly.” The film is based on the true events chronicled by Luttrell in “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10.” Asked to summarize what happened for the few in the audience who don’t already know the story, Luttrell said that in Afghanistan in 2005, “19 of us went in, and then five days later, I made it out.”
  • ‘How F***ing Dare You’: Mark Wahlberg Rants Against Hollywood Privilege,

    11/15/2013 8:36:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/13/13 | Dave Urbanski
    ...Gives Emotional Tribute to Soldiers’ Sacrifice Actor Mark Wahlberg had a few things to say about Hollywood privilege Tuesday night. In a highly emotional Q&A session for the premiere of “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg, sitting with Marcus Luttrell, the celebrated former Navy SEAL whom the highly anticipated film is based on, laid out the stark differences between what actors and soldiers go through. “For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the — I don’t give a f*** what you did. You don’t do what these guys did,” Wahlberg said after...
  • ‘Lone Survivor’: How Real Navy SEAL Ensured His Amazing Story Was Told Right

    10/22/2013 10:19:13 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt McDaniel
    One of the problems with bringing a true story to the big screen is that the people who lived through the actual events are often not around to consult with the filmmakers to get the details right. That's why it was so important for Marcus Luttrell to be involved with the making of the upcoming war drama "Lone Survivor." He was the only man left to tell the story. The film recreates Operation Red Wings, a four-man SEAL operation in Afghanistan in June 2005. Mark Wahlberg plays Luttrell, who was on a reconnaissance mission with his team when they were...
  • First look: Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell in ‘Lone Survivor’ film

    08/02/2013 7:24:33 AM PDT · by Errant · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1 Aug, 2013 | Meredith Jessup
    AOL’s Moviefone has the first preview trailer of “Lone Survivor,” the film adaptation of retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s first-hand account of a compromised 2005 special-ops mission that left three of Luttrell’s four-man team dead, as well as 16 other U.S. soldiers who attempted a daring rescue, and his harrowing tale of survival deep in enemy territory.
  • Navy SEAL (Marcus Luttrell)loses best friend

    04/09/2009 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 68 replies · 9,113+ views
    Retired Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell, winner of the Navy Cross for heroism in Afghanistan, says he doesn't sleep well at night. So when the trained Navy Seal heard a gunshot go off near his ranch in Walker county Texas at 1:30 in the morning, he immediately sprang into action. After first checking in on his mother, Luttrell made his way out to the tree line of his property. There he saw the headlights of a car with a handful of young men loudly joking, standing outside of it. "I could see my dog lying in the ditch," Luttrell said
  • Texas thugs murder war hero's therapy dog - video

    04/09/2009 10:32:58 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 52 replies · 2,685+ views
    Retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, author of the book "Lone Survivor," about his military service in Afghanistan, suffered a heinous crime last week while at home here in the United States. Joy-riding thugs murdered his therapy dog. He doesn't sleep well at night so was awake and heard a gunshot. He got up, got his gun, checked his Mom to be sure she was ok, checked his yard, saw a car with 4 men outside of it standing over the body of his dog, laughing and joking about killing her. She had been shot to death, and they looked like...
  • Marcus Luttrell on Glenn Beck; (Rehab) Dog Killed (for the fun of it)

    04/06/2009 2:34:27 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 71 replies · 7,171+ views
    Marcus Luttrell, author of the book “Lone Survivor”, and survivor of the deadliest battle the U.S. Navy Seals have ever endured, is going to be on Glen Beck tonight to talk about his encounter with four young punks who killed his dog. Read more, see photos and video below. Marcus Luttrell is the lone survivor of Operation Red Wing; a special forces operation that took place on June 28th 2005 in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. The seals mission was to kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a high ranking Taliban official responsible for numerous killings in the region. Marcus Luttrell and three...
  • Vets for Freedom national tour features WOT's heroes

    03/18/2008 5:00:45 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 5 replies · 242+ views
    9/11 Families for America ^ | March 17, 2008 | Tim Sumner
    A Medal of Honor nominee and recipients of the Navy Cross, Silver Star, and Bronze Star began a three-week, cross-country bus tour Friday night. They fought in Iraq and will provide first-hand testimony that our troops are winning. The numbers do not lie; the only thing falling faster than American casualty rates in Iraq is the mainstream media's reporting about it [Hat tip to the Mudville Gazette]. Yes, our troops have paid a price in blood and courage. Since 9/11, on all battlefields, more than 4,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines have earned and been awarded the top six...
  • On cspan-2 NOW- 9:00pm cst -Marcus Luttrell, Brandon Friedman - both were in Afghanistan, have books

    02/17/2008 7:16:29 PM PST · by STARWISE · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Both authors are interviewed at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. Marcus Luttrell ~ the incredible story of heroism and grit, as well as heartbreaking loss. Afghanistan: The Forgotten War -- on cspan-2 now. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 The One (Marcus Luttrell) The War I Always Wanted: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of War (Brandon Friedman)
  • VALIANT WARRIOR'S EXPLOITS DWARF GREEK TRAGEDY (Lt Murphy)

    10/23/2007 5:39:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 21 replies · 137+ views
    NY Post ^ | 23 Oct 07 | Steve Dunleavy
    From the moment he read "Gates of Fire" until a fanatic's bullet slammed into his back, "Murph" lived the life. The book told the story of the battle of Thermopylae - about how a force of 300 Spartans was slaughtered for standing against 200,000 invading Persians. _______snip________ In that moment, under three dazzling chandeliers in the East Room of the White House, I suddenly wished that the beautiful ceremony had been held in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Not to make a spectacle, but just so every one of those Hollywood bums who spew out idiocy to demoralize our troops could...
  • Medal of Honor Ceremony Today

    10/22/2007 4:44:32 AM PDT · by submarinerswife · 10 replies · 82+ views
    Family of Navy SEAL to Get Medal of Honor WASHINGTON — The first Medal of Honor awarded for combat in Afghanistan will be presented Monday to the family of a Navy SEAL from Long Island, N.Y, who gave his life to make a radio call for help for his team. President Bush is to present the nation's highest military honor for valor to the family of Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue, N.Y.
  • [Penn State] Alumnus, fallen soldier receives Medal of Honor

    10/19/2007 8:37:53 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 15 replies · 99+ views
    DAILY COLLEGIAN (Penn State) ^ | October 16, 2007 | Alyssa Owens
    According to the Navy, Michael's "undaunted courage, his intrepid fighting spirit and inspirational devotion to his men in the face of certain death" ultimately led to the rescue of one fellow officer and the recovery of the remains of the other three. In 1998, Michael earned degrees from Penn State in political science and psychology, his father said. He graduated with honors and had his initial sights set on law school.
  • "Clinton Calls out Bleeding Heart Cheapskates"

    09/04/2007 2:41:03 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 54 replies · 1,619+ views
    Publishers Weekly ^ | September 4, 2007 | Lynn Andriani
    Sporting a suit, a tie and a slight sunburn, Clinton spoke to an audience that included former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Harvard intellectual Cornel West, Food Network star Rachael Ray and a host of philanthropists. Smiley introduced Clinton, saying, "I make a prediction that in a few hours this book will be at the top of the New York Times bestseller list."
  • Killed by the rules

    08/17/2007 2:26:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies · 967+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 08/17/07 | Diana West
    Now that Marcus Luttrell's book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10" is a national bestseller, maybe Americans are ready to start discussing the core issue his story brings to light: the inverted morality, even insanity, of the American military's rules of engagement (ROE).
  • Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell

    06/20/2007 9:54:03 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 21 replies · 3,901+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/20/07 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Best answer (regarding a question about rules of engagement and the possibility of modifying them): If you don't have trust in us as a military, as a fighting force, as special forces; then I don't understand why you would send us over there. I use the analogy — and I'm not trying to insult anybody — but an interviewer asked me that same question; and I was like, 'Look, how long have you been married?' He was like, 'ten years.' I was like, 'Do I come into your bedroom and tell you how to make love to your wife? No...
  • Marcus Luttrell - (Author of "Lone Survivor" is on Glenn Beck NOW!

    06/21/2007 6:48:38 AM PDT · by trapshooter · 10 replies · 1,296+ views
    A tale of incredible heroism...