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Lol, you ARE a gate guard. The contingencies of my job required that we provided our OWN interior guard. Nobody else had clearance. I don't want to give out too much information regarding the construction of Al Asad, and it's not really that interesting anyway. It's paperwork.
originally posted by: Jhugener
Lol you were gate guard on a major base nice war story a reply to: czerro
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Xeven
Move in small groups and stay in civilian areas where they can't be positive who is who.
originally posted by: Darkblade71
I am not the least bit worried about 300 marines, as they know very well how to kill and defend. If it was 5 or 10 I might be worried, 300?
ISIS is going to open a world of hurt on themselves.
originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: xuenchen
Wonder if our glorious leader will allow these poor souls to be sacrificed AGAIN or if he will actually do what is needed to save American soldiers this time.
originally posted by: stumason
As for the bravado on the front page of this thread, I wouldn't be so sure - it's a training mission, how well armed and supplied are these Marines? Lacking any heavy weaponry or significant stores of ammunition, I wouldn't fancy their chances for long if the base is surrounded, regardless of their (well deserved) reputation.
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
This is great news for the west. We should be very close to getting what we wanted in the ME again....as many boots on the ground as it takes to "win".
And the "300 Marines" is PERFECT! It is just like the movie! And everyone knows what happened to those poor 300 when the government didn't send reinforcements in time. Americans learn everything from movies (like the US marine being so tough... only in the movies) so this should not be lost on them.
We are close to a ground war. ISN'T THAT WHAT YOU ALL WANTED?
The civil war in Syria, whose Alawite regime Saudi Arabia's Sunny monarchy has long plotted against, and the prospect of a war with Shiite Iran over its reported drive to acquire nuclear weapons, preoccupy Riyadh while, Abdallah, Canute-like, strives to keep the democratic wave from breaking on its shores. Read more: www.upi.com...