Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Posted: 9/19/2005 3:04:09 AM EDT
I get to the FOB MAYBE once every couple of weeks.
Otherwise, I'm out in town.

I live not too far from "Blackwater Bridge".
Next time I login, I'll post some pics. I have some pretty intense operational photos.
Great shots, too from the streets of Fallujah. Not the stuff you see from the convoys of FOBs.
Foot patrols all day, missions galore.
SAF, RPGS, IDF, grenade attacks,IEDs, etc. Lot's of fun.

Power's always out, so I couldn't get the photos off my batery-dead laptop.
Oh well... next time.




For those of you with whom I've verbally sparred, in the past...
You'll get a kick out of this exchange I had with a Shop keeper:

Me: "We found these IED detonators in you shop. Did you make them?"
Suspect: (through a 'terp) "No, I don't know about them"
Me: "Who else works here?"
Suspect: "My boss"
Me: " Where is he?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "One of you is 'Muj'. Who is it, you or your boss?"
Suspect: "I DON'T KNOW"
Me: " what do you mean? You 'don't know' if you're Muj?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "I'll give you a choice, either YOU or you boss is going to Abu Gharaib"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "wrong answer"

Took him.
Made him cry like a little girl.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:05:22 AM EDT
keep up the good work
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:09:57 AM EDT
Nice... Very nice!! Well done
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:17:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:20:58 AM EDT
Damn, that's funny as shit!!!

Do be careful, keep your head down, and tell the men thanks. Stay safe and God be with you and the men.

vmax84
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:24:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:

Me: "One of you is 'Muj'. Who is it, you or your boss?"
Suspect: "I DON'T KNOW"



The standard ARFCOM reply is "GET BOTH!!!"

Keep up the good work and stay safe.

You know we're all pulling for you!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:25:58 AM EDT
My "men" are all Iraqis.
I will forward your thanks, though it might be a bit confusing for them.


Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:26:07 AM EDT
Payback.

Semper Fi brother! Keep safe.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:32:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
My "men" are all Iraqis.
I will forward your thanks, though it might be a bit confusing for them.





I've heard some good things about today's Iraqi soldiers and police.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:34:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
My "men" are all Iraqis.
I will forward your thanks, though it might be a bit confusing for them.





To kill the Kings English, "Irregardless".................keep your eyes moving!!!!

vmax84
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:40:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
My "men" are all Iraqis.
I will forward your thanks, though it might be a bit confusing for them.





I've heard some good things about today's Iraqi soldiers and police.



The police are all thugs, who drive around really fast in their chevy Pickups, and fire their AKs in the air.
That seems to be their mission, from what I see.

The Iraqi Army varies from Bn to Bn.
Our guys are good.
They look like Marines, when on patrol. They move well, have great dispersion, they cover their sectors, they use hand and arm signals...

Until we take fire.
Then the go nuts, running around, chasing the sound of the guns.
Granted, no one likes to chase the sound of the guns more than me ....
It just isn't the best solution.
There are no "training areas", so all "training" is done during and after actual enemy contact.
Woohoo!

It's a living.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:45:41 AM EDT
you guys are doing god's work! i say that cuz i believe democracy is what god intended for mankind. i hope your guys will cherish it as much as we do...

man, you must have some intertesting conversations with them!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:46:16 AM EDT
Stay safe. Remember....with the Iraqi's....trust then verify.

Bomber
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:51:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 3:52:47 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
I trust our Iraqis.
They're all Shias, with a few Kurds.
If they wander out in town alone, they'll get beheaded as quickly as I would.
We're in the same boat.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:05:30 AM EDT
Great update Cincinnatus. Stay safe!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:07:12 AM EDT
Stay safe Devil Dog.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:11:54 AM EDT
Fighting with Iraqis must be frigging surreal.

Kick ass, Stay Safe, Come Home
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:18:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
For those of you with whom I've verbally sparred, in the past...
You'll get a kick out of this exchange I had with a Shop keeper:

Me: "We found these IED detonators in you shop. Did you make them?"
Suspect: (through a 'terp) "No, I don't know about them"
Me: "Who else works here?"
Suspect: "My boss"
Me: " Where is he?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "One of you is 'Muj'. Who is it, you or your boss?"
Suspect: "I DON'T KNOW"
Me: " what do you mean? You 'don't know' if you're Muj?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "I'll give you a choice, either YOU or you boss is going to Abu Gharaib"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "wrong answer"



I hope he made Employee of the Month
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:20:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:21:19 AM EDT
No kick, smack or tonk?


Stay safe, brother!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:29:34 AM EDT
Do you speak the language yet?
Or at least know enough to know what your men are saying?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:33:05 AM EDT
Stay safe bro.

Thank you for your service.

Let us know if you need anything.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:35:58 AM EDT
For those of you with whom I've verbally sparred, in the past...
You'll get a kick out of this exchange I had with a Shop keeper:

Me: "We found these IED detonators in you shop. Did you make them?"
Suspect: (through a 'terp) "No, I don't know about them"
Me: "Who else works here?"
Suspect: "My boss"
Me: " Where is he?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "One of you is 'Muj'. Who is it, you or your boss?"
Suspect: "I DON'T KNOW"
Me: " what do you mean? You 'don't know' if you're Muj?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "I'll give you a choice, either YOU or you boss is going to Abu Gharaib"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "wrong answer"

Took him.
Made him cry like a little girl.


Meany.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:38:42 AM EDT
thanks for the updates.
stay safe
God bless you.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:41:08 AM EDT
Be safe brother Cincinnatus. Be sure to take pics, you'll want them later in life.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:43:05 AM EDT
Thanks and stay safe.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:12:56 AM EDT
Thank-you for your bravery and courage and know that no matter what the media says, the American people are behind you 100%. All you service men and women are in our prayers always to come home safe with a job well done. Stay safe, stay alert and take out as many as you can!



SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:20:01 AM EDT
Be safe
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:27:16 AM EDT
Good to hear from you - keep up the good work!
Very glad to hear the Iraqis are doing their part - hows that for Muslims against terrorism?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:44:19 AM EDT
Sounds intense to say the least, thank you for your service. I can't wait to see your pictures!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:21:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
I trust our Iraqis.
They're all Shias, with a few Kurds.
If they wander out in town alone, they'll get beheaded as quickly as I would.
We're in the same boat.




I respect your boots on the ground been there and done that but YOUR not in the same boat. We would like to see you come back. I hope the guys working for you will protect you with THEIR lives not the other way around.

I would be happy to drop you a care package, IM me the FPO. I send them out anyways so you might as well get it.

Good luck, I wish you had more real Marines around you.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:32:41 AM EDT
Thanks for sharing that interview story. You and yours keep safe out there in the sandbox.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:37:51 AM EDT
Thanks for defending our way of life. +1 on a speedy, safe return!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:44:42 AM EDT
Instead of "Wrong answer", you should have said, "You want to see something funny?"

Seriously, thanks for serving your country out there on the sharp end. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:47:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:47:51 AM EDT

Godspeed, Pal.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:24:24 AM EDT
Keep your eyes open, bud, and your head down. Get back here safe.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:29:33 AM EDT
Stay safe and thank you for your service...My 2 little boys are greatful along with me and the wife.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:29:58 AM EDT
Keep safe. Remember one of ours is worth a 1000 of their's.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:44:28 AM EDT
Thank you for your service & God bless & protect our men & women over there.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:47:49 AM EDT
Man, I hope you wear a jockstrap out there.. Clankin like that might draw fire.

Stay safe
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:59:40 AM EDT
Thank you for your service. Prayers inbound on your behalf.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:31:30 AM EDT
Thanks, Cincinattus.

" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "
-George Orwell
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:42:08 AM EDT
I was waiting for the "I had to draw down on him"

Still good work though.

I hope the Iraqi forces have improved over that last few years. I guess they will always be a cluster fudge but at least they run TO gunfire instead of AWAY like they used to. You seem to probably be working with the best the Iraqis can offer. I guess buck fever is better than the old french response to gunfire.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:53:17 AM EDT
Stay safe Cincinnatus, prayers with you and the unit untill all Marines are home safe.

Semper Fi

Top
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:02:44 AM EDT
Good to hear from you. Enjoyed your report, more interesting than the BS that the major news organizations put out. This is the real deal, no spin, no additives, no higher intellectual thought; pure unadultered news.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:08:22 AM EDT
Good to hear from you, Cincinnatus - keep up the good work, and stay safe....



- georgestrings
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:11:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
For those of you with whom I've verbally sparred, in the past...
You'll get a kick out of this exchange I had with a Shop keeper:

Me: "We found these IED detonators in you shop. Did you make them?"
Suspect: (through a 'terp) "No, I don't know about them"
Me: "Who else works here?"
Suspect: "My boss"
Me: " Where is he?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "One of you is 'Muj'. Who is it, you or your boss?"
Suspect: "I DON'T KNOW"
Me: " what do you mean? You 'don't know' if you're Muj?"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "I'll give you a choice, either YOU or you boss is going to Abu Gharaib"
Suspect: "I don't know"
Me: "wrong answer"

Took him.
Made him cry like a little girl.



I see that online correspondence course on how to be a JBT paid off!
Be safe and keep up the great work...





Wave - you're the first one I thought of when I read this. I think Cinci needs to add, "Wanna see something funny?" to his repetoire.

Cinci- thanks (as always) for your service. Stay safe, we're praying for you. And don't worry, the Eagles are looking good again this season.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:31:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:37:26 AM EDT
Stay safe and watch your 6.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 11:17:06 AM EDT
I shudder to contemplate how these life experiences will influence Cincinnatus's artwork when he returns


Be safe Major!
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Top Top