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Sunday December 7th

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    My undying gratitude to all who have and will serve this great country.

    My mother has told me a number of times how the whole family was huddled around the radio December 7th and 8th listening for war updates and FDR's speech.

    Apparently on the radios in Hawaii the phrase "no drill" changed to "No sh!t"


    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    I will never forget what complacency will do.
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  3. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

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  4. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I was so caught up in the hustle and bustle of celebrating Capitalism today I failed to realize what today was.

    To all my brother and sisters-in-arms past and present, I salute you.[salute]
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Day late input. I am sure some will dispute this via snopes as being true. Maybe it wasn't written by a recon Marine. The thing is almost every word is true anyway.
    The Real Afghanistan
    *A very interesting read, a Marine's View of what is really going on. This young man is articulate and has a flare for colorful language, and descriptive prose.....Scorpions, Chiggers & Sand Fleas/great letter, a must read of a very interesting article. *
    From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan
    From the Sand Pit:

    It's freezing here. I'm sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar'yoi Pamir River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave.
    Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.
    I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack. The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy.
    I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into the handheld, and shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We bash some heads for a while, and then I track and record the new movement. It's all about intelligence. We haven't even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin. But you know me; I'm a romantic. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man. It's not even a country.
    There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government.
    This is an inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs. Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family, join the opium trade or join the army. That's it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a party. But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.
    I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of Pashtu’s, for over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say for sure: These guys, are Huns....actual, living Huns. They LIVE to fight. It's what they do. It's ALL they do. They have no respect for anything, not for their families, nor for each other, nor for themselves.
    They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor. Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other's barbarism. Cavemen with AK-47's. Then again, maybe I'm just cranky young bastard.
    I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours.
    Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban 'smart.' They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is 'cunning.' The Taliban are cunning, like jackals and hyenas and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else. Smart! Bullshit! Yeah, they're real smart, they've spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They're still figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen, eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.
    OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole.
    Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.
    Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen so you will watch the commercials. We've got this one under control. The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here, because you have no idea what we're doing, and really, you don't want to know. We are your military, and we are only doing what you sent us here to do.
    *From a Jack Recon Marine in Afghanistan.*
    *Semper Fi*.
    "Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share".
    Send this to YOUR FRIENDS so that people there will really know what is going on over here.
    Marine in Afghanistan
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  6. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Always will believe Roosevelt knew it was coming. Why were all the carriers out to sea on the other side of the islands? We were already building war craft on a big scale. Ford was putting out B-24s every 55 minutes three months prior to Dec 7. Punch up "Willow Run Plant" and get details if curious.
    On the sinking of the Arizona--a bomber dropped a 1,300 armor piercing that hit between the aircraft fuel tanks and powder magazine for the deck guns. The resulting explosion blew the bow off and incinerated any close by. Over a thousand were never removed as identification was impossible. Being in war time most of what remained above the water line was removed and used on other ships. The Utah has a land memorial nearby and another battle ship waas lost at sea when being towed to the mainland for scrapping out.
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