We have posted a lot of videos since we started this blog two years ago, but this video ranks right up there with one of the best. You get to see the Charlie 3/71 Recon Company in a ferocious firefight with the Taliban deep in the mountains of Afghanistan. There is a tribute to the soldiers who died in this battle and there are pictures of many of the men assigned to the Charlie 3/71 Recon Company.
Song is "When World's Collide" by Killmen.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
HELLUVA VIDEO: WATCH CHARLIE 3/71 RECON COMPANY DISH IT OUT TO TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN. BEST VIDEO YOU'LL EVER SEE
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 9:46 AM
THIS IS HILARIOUS: ARMY COOK KEEPS OUTSIDE BBQ GOING AS TROOPS ENGAGE TALIBAN IN FIREFIGHT ALL AROUND HIM
This is a really fabulous video because you get to see an Army cook continuing to BBQ on an outdoor grill at a FOB (Forward Operating Base) in a mountainious area of Afghanistan as his fellow GIs engage in a firefight with Taliban all around him.
This video proves "an Army travels on its stomach."
WARNING: Strong language
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Posted by Bill Corcoran at 9:21 AM
Tuesday December 15, 2009
by: Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t Report
In response to President Barack Obama's announcement on December 1 to deploy 30,000 additional troops to the occupation of Afghanistan, the organization March Forward!, comprising both veterans and active-duty members of the US military, has called on all soldiers to refuse their orders to deploy.
"March Forward! calls on all service members to refuse orders to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq," reads a press release from the group from December 3. "We offer our unconditional support and solidarity. Join us in the fight to ensure that no more soldiers or civilians lose their lives in these criminal wars."
Michael Prysner, a former corporal in the Army who served from 2001-2005 and a veteran of the occupation of Iraq, co-founded the group with another Iraq war veteran, James Circello.
Truthout asked Prysner how he responds to those who believe a soldier should always follow orders, no matter what.
"In my experience the majority of people joining the military today join out of necessity, like money, jobs, help for their family, etc., so most don't join for ideological or patriotic reasons. Most are driven into the military by economic conditions. We see this playing out now, as people are joining in droves because of the economy."
Prysner added, "Yes, people do sign a contract to follow orders, but those orders are wrong and unlawful. We want to educate people to the fact that these are immoral orders, and they [soldiers] are being used as muscle for corporations, to colonize the developing world, and it's not legitimate. People who join and take this oath seriously who think they are in [the military] to defend the US, this is not what we are being used for in the military today."
Prysner has written about his experience in Iraq, "... there was no computer screen separating me from the suffering civilian population. I spent 12 months in Iraq, doing everything from prisoner interrogations, to ground surveillance missions, to home raids. It was my firsthand experiences in Iraq that radicalized me. I believed I was going to Iraq to help liberate and better the lives of an oppressed people, but I soon realized that my purpose in Iraq was to be the oppressor, and to clear the way for US corporations with no regard for human life."
After he separated from the Army in 2005, Prysner "understood that the occupation I was a part of was a crime against humanity. I understood that illegal conquering of Iraq was for profit, carried out by a system that serves a tiny class of super-rich whose endless drive for wealth is at the expense of working people in the United States and abroad."
According to Prysner, the lessons he learned from being part of the US occupation of Iraq taught him that, "I still had the same drive to fight for freedom, justice and equality as I did when I joined, and I understood that fighting for those things meant fighting against the US government, not on behalf of it."
Read full story here: http://www.truthout.org/1214091
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 3:09 AM