posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 06:17 PM
reply to post by 13th Zodiac
I could pass on the push around the world on movies like this, and thanks for pointing that out. It goes without saying in my own thinking that this
is more an American attraction. Outside the US, I suppose it's just an action movie, where you have a point.
For the record and going by the book as well as listening to a few interviews with Marcus Luttrell, this looks accurate.
They did capture and........going coldly by the book.....should have killed a kid that comprised them. It's not the first time a US Special
Operations team has been burned by a kid and nearly killed by it. I believe it was the 1991 war it happened in with a Scud Hunt team too. Almost the
same result for the same decision to do the human thing, not the book thing.
I do know the book described the 100:1 or more odds in very good detail, including him falling/being blown off the mountain with that being the only
thing that saved his life. I'm curious to see how they cover his time with the Afghan locals who not only treated him well, but protected him at
great risk to themselves and their village in the process.
That hospitality thing is deadly serious to those folks, and in ways foreign to me anyway.
I can see how the flags might turn some people off tho.