a reply to: all2human
If this is going to be a pissing match, I'll gladly bow out and let you believe what you want...no skin off my back in the slightest but it wont all
I'll try and help out since it appears you have been misinformed...no debate here, these are facts
HIMARS was not used to strike the tanks or artillery that were targeted in defense of our folks, that was from the air.
HIMARS can be a defensive...as can ANY weapon
You have no idea of the ROE for that operating area, so you are not in a position to comment on how people are defended
Do I need to give a specific name of who approved this operation, because I cant (way above my pay grade) and don't need to...but I would assume
SECDEF would be in the loop and I can guarantee SOCOM is. We have operations happing ALL OVER THE WORLD that the general public has no knowledge of
Just because you don't know the details don't assume people are traitors. You (or the general public) may not be privy to the details for good
reasons...maybe not... Much like any job, in any company, the higher you get the more you come to realize why things are done at the lower levels.
Something as simple as sweeping a work area. As a new troop its a waste of time because it will just get dirty again....at the top level you see that
the sweeping saves millions of dollars a year by preventing FOD damages, equipment wear and injuries. Do we second guess additives in gasoline, or why
components in cars are made of certain materials...no...we take faith in the system knowing someone way smarter and better informed is making
decisions based on what they know.
It seems you mind is already made on holding everyone involved guilty of treason so I shouldn't waste any more of your time discussing it...time will
tell, if you are correct there will be thousands of people on trial, I wouldn't suggest you hold your breath for that either.
Its not like we (Military and Contractors) just decide to pack-up, leave our families and head off to some unfriendly corner of the world and start
blasting. I would have thought that this would be obvious even to some one who has no military experience. This is funded...to get money you need
approval...the logistics alone is not a trivial thing. How did the people and assets get there is not...did we buy our own tickets and ship our own of
Absolutely I am not an expert on the Syrian situation when it comes to any ulterior motives or , but I don't know of many who are...we agree this is
vey complex. I'm glad you have "reputable sources" but I can assure you we are not "occupying" half of Syria's land.
Keep an open mind, what you see on the news and internet might not be the same as others do. Please don't assume everyone in the forum is sitting in
their comfy home playing armchair quarterback and aren't close to or seeing what's actually happening day after day.