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    Video, ambush on the SOF (Green Berets) in Niger

    Not sure how long this video will stay up.

    [URL="http://www.captainsjournal.com/2018/05/10/assessment-of-sof-ambush-in-niger-the-gun-and-major-general-bob-scales/"]

    http://www.captainsjournal.com/2018/...al-bob-scales/

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    I haven't been this pissed of in a long time.
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    75 views and only one reply? Shadow blocking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    75 views and only one reply? Shadow blocking?
    There are a bunch of other videos that show the same or similar footage. His video may not rise to the top because he's not already a popular channel ? perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    75 views and only one reply? Shadow blocking?
    Sometimes when you watch fellow soldiers die, you don't have much to say.
    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    Infuriating to watch. Especially at the end. The helmet cam video is being analyzed heavily, but it only represents a part of the events. It's hard to guess what's going on. What was the purpose of the red smoke - air support, evac, rally point?

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    I had wondered why they didn't hop in the truck and take off, but then considered the vehicle may have been at top speed due to damage or something. It sounds like they were set up by the village idiots, and were heavily outnumbered and outgunned. Where was it, Astan or Iraq, where another US unit met the same, they left the village and got hit by an enemy force that had inside intel. Fighting islam for islam, how do you win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T2K View Post
    Infuriating to watch. Especially at the end. The helmet cam video is being analyzed heavily, but it only represents a part of the events. It's hard to guess what's going on. What was the purpose of the red smoke - air support, evac, rally point?
    It is both infuriating and depressing. These ongoing small scale military actions in Africa (and other places) need to be authorized at some point by Congress, explained to the American people and linked (other than some tenuous claim) to our national security. Particularly the need for military activity in 50+ African countries. Is this some modern day version of what Kipling called the White Man's Burden? Is there blowback from these operations? Are we promoting military juntas at the expense of democracy?
    Last edited by jet3534; 05-18-2018 at 12:22 AM.

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