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True Heroes - Two Marines Stand Their Ground – Must Read!

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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:28 AM
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Five years ago, two Marines from two different walks of life who had literally just met were told to stand guard in front of their outpost’s entry control point. Minutes later, they were staring down a big blue truck packed with explosives. With this particular shred of hell bearing down on them, they stood their ground.


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A moving story a bout two young brave marines died for the their honour and the safe of others. After reading the story my heart is wrenching but full of admirations for the two courageous marines. Maybe some people would think they were so stupid when not running to save their own lives instead of dying like that. But I don't think so. Their noble sarifice for others' safety is something making heroes differnent from cowards. America military needs more people like you - two young heroes. Rest in peace!




posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:00 AM
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Magnificent



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:48 AM
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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Here come the hippies and America haters.

These men didn't choose the situation they were put into, they did not choose to declare a war, they just signed up to fight it so YOU or your BROTHER or your FATHER didn't get drafted.

Show some respect.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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Why is it a 'must read'? Would I be correct in my assumption it's some 'heroic' act in which the fact they're invaders in a foreign country fighting for oil is conveniently ignored?


Ask the Kurds about that one, the ones that are left.




Mind if i ask, how many people did these "true heroes" killed?


Mind if ask ?

Do you sleep soundly at night knowing people are prepared to die for your right to do so ?


Jeez why is it someone always has to go and mouth off,

Were these guys heroes ? HELL YEAH

Had you bothered to read the article


I traveled to Ramadi the next day and spoke individually to a half-dozen Iraqi police all of whom told the same story. The blue truck turned down into the alley and immediately sped up as it made its way through the serpentine. They all said, “We knew immediately what was going on as soon as the two Marines began firing.” The Iraqi police then related that some of them also fired, and then to a man, ran for safety just prior to the explosion. All survived. Many were injured … some seriously. One of the Iraqis elaborated and with tears welling up said, “They’d run like any normal man would to save his life.” What he didn’t know until then, he said, and what he learned that very instant, was that Marines are not normal. Choking past the emotion he said, “Sir, in the name of God no sane man would have stood there and done what they did.” “No sane man.” “They saved us all.”


May they rest in peace




Show some respect.


SnF OP and welcome to ATS

ETA: Welcome

Cody
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:13 AM
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I've spent a lot of time in Ramadi. It was a tough place.

Regardless how one feels about the war, a sane person can appreciate the courage and self sacrifice it took to stare down a VBIED and choose to stop it, knowing they would die, than let the comrades and innocent civilians die.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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.....beforeitsnews? really....might as well be weekly world news dude. fail.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by cody599

Ask the Kurds about that one, the ones that are left.



Ok, I asked them and they said 'No idea, we didn't say it was a must read, ask the OP'.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by khimbar
Why is it a 'must read'?

Would I be correct in my assumption it's some 'heroic' act in which the fact they're invaders in a foreign country fighting for oil is conveniently ignored?



They are not worth being blamed. They are just sodiers. The war between the two countries can't be determined by them. Just like you are working for your boss and are paid. So you must serve him. I only want to judge their behaviors in this specific situation in which they sacrificed themselves to protect their fellows and to fulfill their mission as a soldier. This is an brave act that I bet many of us here can't do, right? How can you say it is not heroic or admirable?



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by Kody27
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.....beforeitsnews? really....might as well be weekly world news dude. fail.


Uh, you do realize that this was from General Kelly's speech and was linked to a businessinsider article.

Here is link to CBS news video:www.cbsnews.com...


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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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There is nothing heroïc about having your guts blown to shreds because training sucessfully suppressed your most basic survival instincts.

There is nothing heroïc about dying far from home in a foreign country you had no reason to invade.

There is nothing heroïc about having your body sprayed over the surrounding street at the age of 20, for a five second decision that involved no time for true reflection.

War does not create heroes. It only creates fools like the OP, and frightened, maimed or dead young men.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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Originally posted by Nikola014Mind if i ask, how many people did these "true heroes" killed?
It doesn't matter. They are soldiers and its their job to defend/kill enemies. I'm sure the martyrs are hailed as heroes and messengers of god on their side. Nothing new.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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Those two seemed to be really brave...standing ground up against an incoming truck.

RIP to them.

Something bothers me about this story though. Did the truck explode before it could do intended damage (author claims the intention was to kill 150 others, that these two were guarding if I understood correctly) because it was detonated ? Was it detonated from the fire soldiers opened, or somebody in the truck detonated it...if so...why did they detonate before they could do the intended damage?

Maybe these two guys really did prevent a bigger massacre...maybe they forced earlier detonation with their action. They are either crazy or very brave. To be that brave you probably need to be a little crazy also.



for the record...I don't approve of the US even being there, or people signing up to go to war...but that's not the issue of this thread.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by MarioOnTheFly
Those two seemed to be really brave...standing ground up against an incoming truck.

RIP to them.

Something bothers me about this story though. Did the truck explode before it could do intended damage (author claims the intention was to kill 150 others, that these two were guarding if I understood correctly) because it was detonated ? Was it detonated from the fire soldiers opened, or somebody in the truck detonated it...if so...why did they detonate before they could do the intended damage?

Maybe these two guys really did prevent a bigger massacre...maybe they forced earlier detonation with their action. They are either crazy or very brave. To be that brave you probably need to be a little crazy also.



for the record...I don't approve of the US even being there, or people signing up to go to war...but that's not the issue of this thread.


Just on the other side of the wooden gate, is barracks full or Marines and Iraq police. Had the driver gotten past the checkpoint, hundreds would have been killed.

Many of these IED's are activated by a "dead man's switch" that keys the igniter if pressure (such as a thumb or grip) is removed. Thus, if the triggerman is killed, it still can go off.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by THE666OCCULT
Here come the hippies and America haters.

These men didn't choose the situation they were put into, they did not choose to declare a war, they just signed up to fight it so YOU or your BROTHER or your FATHER didn't get drafted.

Show some respect.


You are right. The soldiers are put into the situation they can't choose. They can't decide the war between the two countries. The reponsibility belongs to their state leaders. I hope there will not be any meaningless war in this Earth so that innocent lives won't be taken any more.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by khimbar

Originally posted by cody599

Ask the Kurds about that one, the ones that are left.



Ok, I asked them and they said 'No idea, we didn't say it was a must read, ask the OP'.





What's the point?

Could I have that in writing please with proof and pics ?

Trolls can read right ?

Just please show some respect for people willing to put themselves in danger to save others, It's a privilege you will probably never know

Cody



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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Many of these IED's are activated by a "dead man's switch" that keys the igniter if pressure (such as a thumb or grip) is removed. Thus, if the triggerman is killed, it still can go off.


Hm...that sounds logical, than again...I would hope that the man holding a finger on the trigger would be protected not detonate randomly if hit.

Anyway...it's of no importance now.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by khimbar
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So I don't join in the deification of soldiers, you make a flippant comment about Kurds to answer a question you weren't asked, and I'm the troll.







Just please show some respect for people willing to put themselves in danger to save others, It's a privilege you will probably never know


Yeah

Why post just to be opposing ? A mother lost a child, a child father. But 100 others went home that wouldn't have because of it.

I'd call that heroic

Cody
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