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Posted: 11/28/2001 4:56:01 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011128/capt.1006964134afghanistan_attacks_marines_lon115.jpg[/img] U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in full battle gear and carring weapons that include small rockets, leave the Marine forward base in southern Afghanistan late Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, to take up positions in the desert. The base is within striking distance of the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool) PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE NOV. 28
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 4:56:53 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011128/capt.1006963825afghanistan_attacks_marines_lon116.jpg[/img] U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit dig fox holes in the desert late Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, as they take up positions for the night at the forward Marine base in southern Afghanistan, near Kandahar. The base is within striking distance of the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool) PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE NOV. 28
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 4:57:32 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011128/capt.1006963638afghanistan_attacks_marines_lon114.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 4:58:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2001 4:55:35 PM EDT by kill-9]
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [url]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011128/capt.1006963825afghanistan_attacks_marines_lon116.jpg[/url]
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heh...I like the view of the e-tool. "C'mon, Private! That hole ain't gonna dig itself!". Cool pics! Thanks much! -kill-9
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 4:59:00 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011128/imdf28112001103141a.jpg[/img] An armed US Marine walks through a pock marked building November 27, 2001 late afternoon near the forward US Marines base in southern Afghanistan. The US Marines assaulted and took command of this base November 25, 2001, establishing a significant military presence in the fight against the Taliban and al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Jim Hollander
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 4:59:57 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011128/capt.1006961235afghanistan_attacks_marines_lon110.jpg[/img] A U.S. Marine covers his ears as another crouches, left, while a third Marine, unseen, standing behind the center Marine, fires an 81mm mortar round from the perimeter of the Marines forward base in southern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 5:45:24 PM EDT
Registering.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 7:01:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 8:32:26 PM EDT
[marines] God Bless....
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 8:37:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011128/capt.1006964134afghanistan_attacks_marines_lon115.jpg[/img] U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in full battle gear and carring weapons that include small rockets, leave the Marine forward base in southern Afghanistan late Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, to take up positions in the desert. The base is within striking distance of the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool) PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE NOV. 28
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Dang....thats a whole lotta gear to carry. Not exactly easy/quick to move with all that on. Kinda strange, I guess, that some are issued Desert Camo M16s while others are not. I presume there is a reason, but not being one of the fortunate ones to serve ('sigh of regret') I wouldn't know.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 9:02:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Matrix:
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011128/capt.1006964134afghanistan_attacks_marines_lon115.jpg[/img] U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in full battle gear and carring weapons that include small rockets, leave the Marine forward base in southern Afghanistan late Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, to take up positions in the desert. The base is within striking distance of the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool) PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE NOV. 28
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Kinda strange, I guess, that some are issued Desert Camo M16s while others are not. I presume there is a reason, but not being one of the fortunate ones to serve ('sigh of regret') I wouldn't know.
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The reason is simple. Your garden variety cannon fodder grunt doesn't get to paint his rifle. I feel sorry for these guys, what a miserable shit hole we have sent them into, and I thought I was in some f*cked up places when I was in. Oh well, that is the life of the infantry man.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 9:29:58 PM EDT
I would say that the Marines are too damn few to be cannon fodder anyday. If they wanted cannon fodder they had the whole damn north part of the country to do that. My guess is they sent in the Marines to do this job because they know where Osama is. This is complete speculation on my part. Benjamin
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 9:34:21 PM EDT
... I still like this pic: (did we ever determine if they were CIA?) [img]http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL16/408600/423895/5420580.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 6:05:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2001 6:03:08 AM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
Slain CIA Officer Preferred 'Dirty Work' By JAY REEVES .c The Associated Press WINFIELD, Ala. (Nov. 29) - Johnny ''Mike'' Spann craved the anonymous grunt work no one else wanted - covertly serving his country far away from this sleepy town that he called home. Spann was fulfilling his duties as a CIA officer when he was killed in Afghanistan, becoming the first American known to die in combat there. ''He gave his life in the line of work - in the line of duty,'' Spann's father, Johnny Spann, said Wednesday after the CIA confirmed his son's death. He said Osama bin Laden was to blame for what happened to his son. Rioting prisoners killed Mike Spann at a compound in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, the agency said. Officials recovered his body from the prison after northern alliance rebels backed by U.S. airstrikes and special forces quelled an uprising by Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners. The riot began Sunday when hundreds of prisoners stormed an armory for weapons. By the time the fortress was recaptured on Wednesday, hundreds of prisoners and dozens of alliance fighters were dead. In his hometown of Winfield, in northwestern Alabama, Spann was remembered by friends and relatives as a goal-oriented [red]ex-Marine[/red] who always wanted to do the right thing without drawing attention to himself. His father said it was those traits that made him a natural for the CIA, where Spann had wanted to work since he was a teen-ager. Spann joined the CIA about two years ago. He was a paramilitary trooper in the agency's commando arm, which is equipped to arm and train local forces and to conduct covert assaults. When Spann joined the CIA he told his family, ''Someone has got to do the things no one else wants to do,'' his father recalled. ''That is exactly what he was doing in Afghanistan,'' his father said. Spann was survived by a wife and three children, aged 4, 9 and 6 months. His father said he had been in Afghanistan for about six weeks.
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Has the rest of the Corps been informed of this yet? Has it gotten to the guys out by Kandahar yet? Are Al Qaida prisoners going to be hard to come by for interrogation now? I was lead to beleve by Fox News last night that the flag the flew over the World Series games in New York has been delivered to the US Marine Corps for use in Afganistan.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 6:10:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Benjamin0001: My guess is they sent in the Marines to do this job because they know where Osama is. This is complete speculation on my part. Benjamin
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I agree totally with that. I think they know the general area that he is hiding in, and the Marines are about to play "hide and seek"! Semper Fi! [marines]
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