“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Marine sniper, guilty of bad-a$$ery

Remember when Katie Couric asked during an interview with that marine sniper, what he feels when he shoots a terrorist, hoping he'd say something like sorrow, sympathy, or remorse? He answered simply and brilliantly, "Recoil". Here's an account of what happened when 250 terrorists recently ambushed 30 marines in Shewan, Iraq....

During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.

“I was in my own little world,” the young corporal said. “I wasn’t even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target.”

Holy crap! You do NOT want to engage a marine sniper.

You can go here and read the whole incredible account.


Tracie said...

My oldest is almost 14 - he wants to be a sniper. Not a mother's wish!

ed said...

On the military channel, there's a show about Army sniper school. It looks very difficult. Let him watch it to see what he's in for.

Tracie said...

Thanks. I didn't even know there was a military channel. I don't think we get it, but I'll look around. He would love to watch it.