What it looks like out of the “”office”” of PenguinRadio. DID you know the English spell Grey with an “”e”” and the Yanks spell it with an “”a””. Never knew the difference.
Iraqwar.info on this raid.
However, what is really of interest is the conduct of this raid. That US Special Forces conducts raids is something we’ve all become accustom to. In fact, US Special Ops are conducting ra|s at this very minute in COUNTRIES you don’t expect. It’s the nature of their business.
But when Army Rangers go out on a raid, it marks a bit of a shift. We saw it most recently in Afghanistan, and (BlackHawk Down) in Somalia a decade ago. It marks a sort of transition in the fighting of a war. You have Special Ops-Invasions-Special Ops-Large Scale Special Ops (like this one). We’ve reached a point in the Iraq war where our strategy is being adjusted, and large-scale missions like this one can take place. Maybe these ra|s should be considered “”Special Ops, in force”” (parrotting Patton’s like about a ‘reconnaissance in force’ during the invasion of Siciliy).
Force is what is required to protect these troops from another Somalia. Tanks, armor, air support, and other backups. 500 troops in a house to house street fight make an inviting target for a large guerrilla outfit. Ambushing a Special Forces group of 12 happens occasionally. Ambushing a Special Forces unit of 500 scares me.
Needless to say, I’m more worried now about the troops than I’ve ever been.
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Now I have one of these in the backyard. It’s a nutria, a beaver-like rodent who is gnawing away at some vines I put in. Maybe he’ll take on that damn snake, which we now refer to as “”Captain Black.””
This commercial from the Netherlands is trying to send a message. See if you can guess what it is before the end of the commercial.]]>
Google still has my Iraq war site as #4 on their listings, behind three US military sites and before all other civilian and media sites. I think having the Gulf War Debriefing Book site around for so long (1994) has made that site very “”credible”” in the eyes of Google, such that the Iraqwar site received more credibility.]]>