posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 11:53 PM
I can seriously vouch for this.
I got out of the Army in Oct. of this year, and I was 11B (Infantryman) and have talked with NCOs about Pakistan. One sergent came to our unit from
the 1st Ranger Battalion. I had charge of quarters (a 24 hr guard of the barracks) with him and we somehow got into te subject, so he told me what he
He said that before the mission in pakistan, the Army took away their GPS and gave them map and protractor.
For ANY combat unit this is unthinkable, so he said he smuggled his personal GPS along (no biggie, lots of infantry guys have these) and found out
that they were 40 miles into Pakistan "looking for guys" that they never found. They got into a firefight, took casualties, and were extracted via
After my year in Korea I once again met a staff sergent (this time in Germany) who had also been in a ranger battalion (cant remember which one) and
had a similar expirience, in my opinion validating the other guys claims that there really was something going on inside Pakistan in which the USA had
been covert ops.
Just my 2 cents.....
Oh yeah and also, there was a thread on here a few days ago about someone being "forced" to take the H1N1 vaccine. Nothing personal dude, but you
gotta step up to the plate. Tell them to shove at. Ask to see memorandoms signed by commisioned officers. If you cant push the army back every now and
then by raising a stink about infringements of rights, the system will eat you. I once raised such a stink I got kicked out of the clinic for refusing
the FluMist shot 2 years in a row and was threatend with a court martial by my 1SG for refusing direct orders, upon which I asked to see the
memorandoms stating I MUST take the vaccines.
Never saw a single one. Granted my military career only spanned for 2 years (for obvious reasons)
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