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    "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

    • Don't try to run. You'll only die tired! (SF)
    • The careful application of terror is another form of communication. (unknown)
    • Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for. (unknown)
    • Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. (unknown)
    • Suicide is the most sincere form of self criticism. (unknown)
    • If you see someone smile when everything goes wrong, then they have someone in mind to blame. (unknown
    • The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets. (unknown)
    • Never argue with an idiot. They will only drag you down to there level and then beat you with experience. (unknown)

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not shoot,
    The courage to shoot the things I can,
    and the wisdom to hide the bodies. (unknown)

    • Some people are only alive because it is against the law to shoot them! (unknown)
    • If you kill someone and it makes the world a better place, is it so wrong? (unknown)
    • Someone who thinks logically is in contrast to the rest of the world. (unknown)
    • The enemy is before me, the enemy is around me, my mission is death, my mission is met. (unknown)
    • Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you. (unknown)

    The 6 P's
    Prior Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance (Army hand-me-down)
    The 7 P's
    Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance

    • There is no problem that can not be solved using high explosives.
    You might be a little TOO Hooah if...
    (from Special Operations.Com)
    1. Your kids call the sandbox "NTC".
    2. Your wife has mermites in the China Cabinet.
    3. Your older kids call the youngest one "Cherry".
    4. When your wife left you, you had a Change of Command.
    5. Your wife carries a buttpack instead of a Gucci purse.
    6. Your kids would rather get SIMNET than Nintendo 64.
    7. When your family gets together, you call them "Slice Elements".
    8. You butter your toast with a bayonet.
    9. If your kids get a wrong answer in school they immediately drop and knock out 20.
    10. Your personal license plate says "At Ease".
    11. All of your kids' names begin with "AR".
    12. Your grandmother won the Week of the Eagles.
    13. Your POV has your name stenciled on the windshield.
    14. Anyone using the TV remote control must dispatch it first.
    15. Your kids are hand receipt holders.
    16. Your kids practice Drill and Ceremony at recess.
    17. Your dog's name is "Ranger".
    18. Your kids pull night guard shifts by the mailbox.
    19. Your wife has a better high and tight than your commander.
    20. Your kids sound off with "Airborne" or "Air Assault" every time their left foot hits the ground.
    21. Your wife won't buy anything unless it has a National Stock Number.
    22. Your kids have to wax and buff the floor before going to school.
    23. When your dog died, he got a 21-gun salute at Arlington.
    24. Your kids call their teachers "REMFs" and the other kids at school "legs."
    25. Your daughter's dolls wear starched uniforms.
    26. Your daughter complained that her new Barbie's hair wasn't within regulation and then cut it.
    27. If your kids fail a test, they get a Letter of Reprimand and an Article 15.
    28. Your kids salute their grandparents.
    29. Your kids get an LES with their allowance.
    30. All your meals at home are MREs.
    31. Your kids painted their Big Wheels camouflage and stuck bumper numbers on them.
    32. All your household possessions were issued by CIF.
    33. Your kids get sent to the "big house" at Leavenworth if they're disrespectful.
    34. Your kids complain if they can't have gym class five days a week.
    35. Everyone does six pullups before sitting down at the dinner table.

    Ranger Vs Special Forces Organizations
    (I first saw this in Germany back in '91. A SF friend had given me a copy, but through the years it got lost. I found this copy at Special Forces.com)
    The Chief of Staff of the Army asked his Sergeant Major, who was both Ranger and Special Forces qualified, which organization he would recommend to form a new anti-terrorist unit. The Sergeant Major responded to the General's question with this parable: If there were a hijacked DELTA 747 being held by terrorists along with its passengers and crew and an anti-terrorist unit formed either by the Rangers or the Special Forces was given a Rescue/Recovery Mission; what would you expect to happen?
    Ranger Option
    Forces/Equipment Committed: If the Rangers went in, they would send a Ranger company of 120 men with standard army issue equipment.
    Mission Preparation: The Ranger Company First Sergeant would conduct a Hair Cut and boots inspection.
    Infiltration Technique: They would insist on double timing, in company formation, wearing their combat equipment, and singing Jody cadence all the way to the site of the hijacked aircraft.
    Actions in the Objective Area: Once they arrived, the Ranger company would establish their ORP, put out security elements, conduct a leaders recon, reapply their face cammo, and conduct final preparations for Actions on the OBJ.
    Results of Operation: The Rescue/Recovery Operation would be completed within one hour; all of the terrorists and most of the passengers would have been killed, the Rangers would have sustained light casualties and the DELTA 747 probably would be worthless to anyone except a scrap dealer.
    Special Forces Option
    Forces/Equipment Committed: If Special Forces went in, they would send only a 12 man team (all SF units are divisible by 12 for some arcane historical reason) however, due to the exotic nature of their equipment the SF Team would cost the same amount to deploy as the Ranger Company.
    Mission Preparation: The SF Team Sergeant would request relaxed grooming standards for the team.
    Infiltration Technique: The team would insist on separate travel orders with Max Per Diem, and each would get to the site of the hijacking by his own means. At least one third of the team would insist on jumping in.
    Actions in the Objective Area: Once they arrived , the SF Team would cache their military uniforms, establish a Team Room, use their illegal Team Fund to stock the unauthorized Team Room Bar, check out the situation by talking to the locals, and have a Team Meeting to discuss the merits of the terrorists' cause.
    Results of Operation: The Rescue/Recovery Operation would take two weeks to complete and by that time all of the terrorists would have been killed, (and would have left signed confessions); most of the passengers would be ruined psychologically for the remainder of their lives; and all of the women passengers would be pregnant. The DELTA 747 would be essentially unharmed, the team would have taken no casualties but would have used up, lost or stolen all the "high speed" equipment issued to them.


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      • People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men are willing to do violence on their behalf. (George Orwell)
      • How fast can you repent
      • Against the machinations of your enemies you can take defense,
        but against the stupidity of fools, the very gods themselves fight in
        vain (Johann C.F. Von Schiller)
      • One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place (Malcom McDowell from the movie IF...)
      added 01/02/2001
      • If your in a fair fight, Your tactics suck! (Barry S.)
      • The quickest way to get killed in battle is to face the objective head on with only one thought in your head: victory. The quickest way to win a battle...is to do the same damn thing (PVV)
      • Many times in battle, one might lose their mind, their life, their soul. What makes them soldiers is that they entered into combat knowing the price they might pay, and choosing to enter into it anyway (PVV)

      added 05/02/01
      • Bolt Actions speak louder than words. (Jayson AKA SAVOIE 6)
      • Sniping is poetry in slow motion, up in till u pull the trigger. (Jayson AKA SAVOIE 6)
      • One man's fate comes from another man's wait. (CMM)


      added 06/28/01
      • Ask not what men think of war, said the Judge. War endures. As well ask
        men what they think of stone. Before man was, war waited for him. The
        ultimate trade awaiting the ultimate practitioner. Cormac McCarthy
      • I am use to being thought a monster, to be struggled against. That doesn't
        bother me. I am a combatant. When one is a revolutionary one needs to accept
        the idea of bestowing death and receiving it. To kill or be killed is the
        simplest thing in the world. - Renato Curcio

      added 11/24/01
      • WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE YOU IMAGINE
      ...
      01-03-2015, 05:26 PM
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      nate
      I lay sweat dripping from summer heat
      Yet I wait and watch them while they eat;
      The wait is over, their meal is done.
      I watch their movement, the wind, the sun.
      Slow, steady pressure,
      I aim, I squeeze;
      Pause for a moment, a passing breeze.
      My crosshairs steady,
      My trigger cold,
      I feel the recoil and watch him fold.
      They begin to scream and open fire,
      Bodies twist in razor wire.
      The mission accomplished,
      I grab my gear.
      I'll clean my rifle in the rear.

      -anonymous Marine Scout-Sniper


      Warriors always have great debates about the merits of the weapons they
      carry. It doesn't matter though because it comes down to this-----
      Caliber, actions, ammo capacity are for naught.
      It doesn't matter what gun you brought,
      'cause it's the only gun you got.
      So when the battles going to to start,
      The solution is to shoot them first,
      and shoot them allot!
      (anonymous Dept of Justice)


      "Eagerness for combat is an asset for a soldier, dangerous for a commander, and criminal for a politician."

      added 1/3/2000
      • The Misty Motto War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight; nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. (John Stewart Mill)
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      nate
      "Man or woman, young or old, my sights are steady, and my trigger cold. walk or run, laugh or cry your in my A.O., now you die!" (sent to me by an ex-USMC)
      It takes 23 muscles to frown but only 6 to pull the pin out of a grenade (Blind Sniper 2/1/98)
      My ex-wife used to say Ďthe easiest way to a manís heart.....right through the chest with a sharp knifeí
      Smokerís cough is not caused by smoking cigarettes. It is caused by having to stand outside in the rainy, cold Ďsmoking areaí to smoke cigarettes. (Anonymous)
      Sometimes I wonder, how would they do that chalk outline thing if you push someone into a tree chipper? (Blind Sniper 2/5/98)
      they say our government hates religion, I donít think it does, remember the federally funded church barbecue in Waco, Texas? (sorry, gotta go the secret service is pounding on the front door....Blind Sniper)
      Once, I wept for I had no shoes. Then I came upon a man who had no feet. So I took his shoes. I mean, itís not like he really needed them, right?
      "Superior firepower is a diplomatic option!" (Tim DelGrosso)
      "if you love something, set it free....
      and if it doesn't return.....hunt it down and kill it!" (A poster and T-shirt)

      "send lawyers, guns, and money....
      the shit has hit the fan!" (Warren Zevon)


      The Silent Soldier By G.A.Codling A soldier crawls along a forest floor A match grade barrel to do his chore Blending with the woodland scene He leaves no trace of where he's been A single task occupies his mind To the outside world he is blind One single task, one single goal Only his mission occupies his soul He moves into the open grass The enemy patrol makes a searching pass although they look, they can not see the man moving out from a distant tree One hour, two , three then four He only moves a few feet more Zero hour is getting near He knows his target will soon appear A single man he has been se
      ...
      01-03-2015, 05:24 PM
    • Quotes & Poems 1
      nate
      "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

      • Don't try to run. You'll only die tired! (SF)
      • The careful application of terror is another form of communication. (unknown)
      • Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for. (unknown)
      • Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. (unknown)
      • Suicide is the most sincere form of self criticism. (unknown)
      • If you see someone smile when everything goes wrong, then they have someone in mind to blame. (unknown
      • The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets. (unknown)
      • Never argue with an idiot. They will only drag you down to there level and then beat you with experience. (unknown)

      God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not shoot,
      The courage to shoot the
      ...
      01-03-2015, 05:21 PM
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