Originally posted by NickDC202
reply to post by andy1972
OFF TOPIC: Your mention of Mogadishu reminds me of someone I never met but who impacted my life in so many positive ways: Dan Eldon was a 22 year old
photojournalist, artist and activist who, along with three colleagues, was stoned to death by an angry mob in Mogadishu in an incident before the
Battle of Mogadishu (1993). Eldon's posthumous work "The Journey is the Destination" is a book I highly recommend.
I mentioned it because the photos let me feeling the same as when i saw the video of the bodies behind the jeeps in Somalia.
They left me with the same sense of pity and anger.
What always sticks in my mind is, as an ex soldier, i cannot imagen the fear the anguish and the sorrow he and the others felt in their last hours.
They thought of their wives, their kids, families.
They would never see them again.
I cannot imagine that these men did not shed a tear, and as a father and husband i too would have done the same.
There is no shame. We are all human.
I can only imagine the two former SEALS, who went to the rescue of their fellow countrymen, did so thinking that in minutes a rescue force would be
sent to get them out. They knew the drill, they knew the S.O.P. They knew drones would be overhead watching and reporting in real time.
They knew that help would come, they only had to hold out maybe 30 minutes.
30 minutes of controled fire and only shooting at sure targets...a piece of cake for them.
The two bear a striking resemblence in their action's to Randy Shuggart and Gary Gordon, the two delta force operators who went in to protect the
downed Blackhawk. They too entered of their own free will to protect their comrades, each hoping that help would come in time, controlle fire, shoot
only at sure targets, conserve ammo.
They too, died, awaiting the rescue force.
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
edit on 8-5-2013 by andy1972 because: (no reason given)