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Monday, November 08, 2004 Fallujah
As usual Wretchard is a great source of information and insight into what is taking place militarily, but he concludes with this:
". . . terrorism has unleashed a terrible engine upon itself. Capabilities which didn't exist on September 11 have now been deployed in combat. It isn't that American forces have become inconceivably lethal that is scary; it is that the process has just started."
Let's put aside the politics of France, Germany, and Spain for a moment and focus on their strategies for defense of their own countries and training of an effective fighting force -- where do you think your generals, captains, and sargeants are going to learn how to be a first class fighting force in a new kind of war? By fighting with the Americans wherever they go.
That alone is worth the price of admission (casualties and deaths, political fallout). Not only is America the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, our capabilities, by facing our enemies on the batlefield, increase almost logarithmicly compared to our "allies" and foes.
We are creating tactics and battlefield technologies which are breathtaking in effectiveness. To many soldiers, they are the ones saying it's like playing a video game in so many instances.
From The Telegraph:
"I got myself a real juicy target," shouted Sgt James Anyett, peering through the thermal sight of a Long Range Acquisition System (LRAS) mounted on one of Phantom's Humvees.
I heard a soldier interviewed by Fox before the battle say something like, "They have no idea of the magnitude of what's coming. Hell is coming."
Makes one wish he was there, to be alongside such men. posted by Mark Butterworth | 11:03 PM |