posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 09:13 AM
reply to post by MikeboydUS
These kinds of incidents and friendly fire need to be eliminated. Better training and better equipment will help with this.
Mike, no amount of training is going to help when you are attempting to deal with a mix of civilians and unknown operatives from a mile and a quarter
away with massive guns and artillery.
Can you insert a thumbtack with a jackhammer, no matter how well trained?
The fact is that there is a hugely lopsided arrangement here, with the massively equipped US military on one side against small bands of insurgents
with hand held weaponry mixed in with civilians on the other. How can this ever be a clean or fair fight?
No amount of training will eliminate this kind of thing from happening. The logistics simply won't allow for it.
You guys just need to get out of there and don't go anywhere else either unless its a fair fight. It's notable though, that you haven't picked a
fight with an equal opponent in a long time -- not since WW2 IMO.
No, its US policy to use this kind of heavy artillery in a setting and arena where it is totally inappropriate, death of civilians and destruction of
their homes, towns and cities be damned.