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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capman2k, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    This was in an email I received. _____________________________________

    This is one story of many that people normally don't hear, and one that
    everyone does.

    This is just one most don't hear:
    A young Marine and his cover man cautiously enter a room just recently
    filled with insurgents armed with Ak-47's and RPG's. There are three
    dead, another wailing in pain. The insurgent can be heard saying,
    "Mister, mister! Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded, lying
    in a pool of his own blood. The Marine and his cover man slowly walk
    toward the injured man, scanning to make sure no enemies come from
    behind. In a split second, the pressure in the room greatly exceeds that
    of the outside, and the concussion seems to be felt before the blast is
    heard. Marines outside rush to the room, and look in horror as the dust
    gradually settles. The result is a room filled with the barely
    recognizable remains of the deceased, caused by an insurgent setting off
    several pounds of explosives.

    The Marines' remains are gathered by teary eyed comrades, brothers in
    arms, and shipped home in a box. The families can only mourn over a
    casket and a picture of their loved one, a life cut short by someone who
    hid behind a white flag. But no one hears these stories, except those
    who have lived to carry remains of a friend, and the families who loved
    the dead. No one hears this, so no one cares.

    This is the story everyone hears:

    A young Marine and his fire team cautiously enter a room just recently
    filled with insurgents armed with AK-47's and RPG's. There are three
    dead, another wailing in pain. The insugent can be heard saying,
    "Mister,mister! Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded.Suddenly,
    he pulls from under his bloody clothes a grenade, without the pin. The
    explosion rocks the room, killing one Marine, wounding the others. The
    young Marine catches shrapnel in the face.

    The next day, same Marine, same type of situation, a different story.
    The young Marine and his cover man enter a room with two wounded
    insurgents. One lies on the floor in puddle of blood, another against
    the wall. A reporter and his camera survey the wreckage inside, and in
    the background can be heard the voice of a Marine, "He's moving, he's
    moving!" The pop of a rifle is heard, and the insurgent against the wall
    is now dead.

    Minutes, hours later, the scene is aired on national television, and the
    Marine is being held for commiting a war crime. Unlawful killing.

    And now, another Marine has the possibility of being burned at the stake
    for protecting the life of his brethren. His family now wrings their
    hands in grief, tears streaming down their face. Brother, should I have
    been in your boots, I too would have done the same.

    For those of you who don't know, we Marines, Band of Brothers, Jarheads,
    Leathernecks, etc., do not fight because we think it is right, or think
    it is wrong. We are here for the man to our left, and the man to our
    right. We choose to give our lives so that the man or woman next to us
    can go home and see their husbands, wives, children, friends and families.

    For those of you who sit on your couches in front of your television,
    and choose to condemn this man's actions, I have but one thing to say to
    you. Get out of your recliner, lace up my boots, pick up a rifle, leave
    your family behind and join me. See what I've seen, walk where I have
    walked. To those of you who support us, my sincerest gratitude. You keep
    us alive.

    I am a Marine currently doing his second tour in Iraq. These are my
    opinions and mine alone. They do not represent those of the Marine Corps
    or of the US military, or any other.

    Sincerely,

    LCPL Schmidt
    USMC
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    I can't even speak rationally about this subject anymore, it's got me so angry.

    99.99% of the people who've condemned this Marine's actions don't have the intestinal fortitude (or balls...) to do what he does, yet they're perfectly happy to Monday-morning-quarterback his actions in an urban combat scenario. Abso-fu*kin-lutely infuriating...
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    /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gifhow lame the media has made people.to all that are there and to all that could have been, THANK YOU and love to you all /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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