From A Recon Marine in Afghanistan

>
> Woof. Telling it like it is. Marines
> kill.
>
> The other part of the story is Karzai and his
> warlord brother,
> getting fat on American dollars. We contract with
> local trucking
> companies to run supplies out to our bases. The
> contractors pay the
> Taliban not to attack their convoys. The Taliban uses
> the money to
> buy ammo and explosives to kill our troops. Karzai
> and his brother
> get a cut from us and another from the Taliban.
> Karzai’s US educated
> nephew runs the largest trucking company in Afghanistan
> with
> something like a $600M per year contract with the US.
>
> It figures out to somewhere between $20B to $40B
> our
> $100Billion/year in tax dollars going directly to Karzai
> & Assoc. and
> indirectly to the Taliban.
>
> —- Original Message —-
From : A Recon Marine in Afghanistan
> >>>>
> >>>>From the Sand Pit it’s freezing here. I’m
> sitting on hard, cold dirt between
> >>>>rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu
> Kush Mountains , along the Dar ‘yoi Pomir River , watching a hole that
> leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave.
Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery
> for thousands of miles.

> >>>>I also glance at the area around my ass
> every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid
> >>>>another scorpion sting. I’ve actually
> given up battling the chiggers and sand
> >>>>fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts
> >like a bastard.. The antidote tastes like
> transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine
> >>>>Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.
>

> >>>>The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is
> that, believe it or not, they are
> >>>>human beings, which means they have to eat
> food and drink water. That requires
> >>>>couriers and that’s where an old bounty
> hunter like me comes in handy. I track
> >>>>the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances
> and storage facilities, type the info
> >>>>into the hand held, shoot the coordinates
> up to the satellite link that tells
> >>>>the air commanders where to drop the
> hardware. We bash some heads for a while,
then I track and record the new movement.
>

> >>>>It’s all about intelligence. We haven’t
> even brought in the snipers yet. These
> >>>>scurrying rats have no idea what they’re in
> for. We are but days away from
> >>>>cutting off supply lines and allowing the
> eradication to begin.
>
> >>>>I dream of bin Laden waking up to find me
> standing over him with my boot on his
> >>>>throat as I spit into his face and plunge
> my nickel-plated Bowie knife through
> >>>>his frontal lobe. But you know me, I’m a
> romantic. I’ve said it before and
> >>>>I’ll say it again: This country blows, man.
> It’s not even a country. There are
> >>>>no roads, there’s no infrastructure,
> there’s no government. This is an
>inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by
> eleventh century warring tribes.
> >>>>There are no jobs here like we know jobs.

> >>>>Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to
> support his family: join the opium
> >>>>trade or join the army. That’s it. Those
> are your options. Oh, I forgot, you
> >>>>can also live in a refugee camp and eat
> plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and
> >>>>squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu,
> if that’s your idea of a party. But
> >>>>the smell alone of those ‘tent cities of
> the walking dead’ is enough to hurl you
into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape
> bulbs for eighteen hours a day.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>I’ve been living with these Tajiks and
> Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of
> >>>>Pushtuns, for over a month-and-a-half now,
> and this much I can say for sure:
> >>>>These guys, all of ’em, are Huns…
> Actual, living Huns.. They LIVE to fight.
> >>>>It’s what they do. It’s ALL they do..
> They have no respect for anything, not
> >>>>for their families, nor for each other, nor
> for themselves. They claw at one
> >>>>another as a way of life. They play polo
> with dead calves and force their
> >>>>five-year-old sons into human cockfights to
> defend the family honor. Huns,
> >>>>roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts
> who feed on each other’s barbarism.
> >>>>Cavemen with AK-47’s. Then again, maybe
> I’m just cranky.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>I’m freezing my ass off on this stupid hill
> because my lap warmer is running out
> >>>>of juice, and I can’t recharge it until the
> sun comes up in a few hours. Oh
> >>>>yeah! You like to write letters, right?
> Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a
> >>>>letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson
> and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron
> >>>>Brown to stop calling the Taliban ‘smart.’
> They are not smart. I suggest CNN
> >>>>invest in a dictionary because the word
> they are looking for is ‘cunning.’ The
> >>>>Taliban are cunning, like jackals and
> hyenas and wolverines. They are sneaky and
> >>>>ruthless, and when confronted, cowardly.
> They are hateful, malevolent parasites
> >>>>who create nothing and destroy everything
> else. Smart. Pfft. Yeah, they’re real smart.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>They’ve spent their entire lives reading
> only one book (and not a very good one,
> >>>>as books go) and consider hygiene and
> indoor plumbing to be products of the
> >>>>devil. They’re still figuring out how to
> work a Bic lighter. Talking to a
> >>>>Taliban warrior about improving his quality
> of life is like trying
> >to teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just
> gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I
> have to get back to my hole.
> >>>>Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot
> of practice, but I’m good at it.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans
> to turn off the TV sets and move on
> >>>>with your lives. The story line you are
> getting from CNN and other news agencies
> >>>>is utter bullshit and designed not to
> deliver truth but rather to keep you glued
> >>>>to the screen through the commercials.
> We’ve got this one under control. The
> >>>>worst thing you guys can do right now is
> sit around analyzing what we’re doing
> >>>>over here, because you have no idea what
> we’re doing, and really, you don’t want
> >>>>to know. We are your military, and we are
> doing what you sent us here to do.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Saucy Jack
> >>>>Recon Marine in Afghanistan
> >>>>Semper Fi
> >>>>
> >>>>”Freedom is not free..but the U.S. Marine
> Corps will pay most of your share”.
> >
> >>>>
> >>>>Send this to ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS so that
> people here will really know what is
> >>>>going on over there.-
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>A veteran is someone who, at one point in
> his life, wrote a blank
> >check made
> >>>>payable to ‘The United States of America ‘
> for an amount of ‘up to and including
> >>>>my life.’ That is Honor, and there are way
> too many people in this country who
> >>>>no longer understand it.’
> >>>
> >>>Conrad Rowe
> >>>WildEye Photography
> >>>172 N. Crestview Terrace
> >>>Bigfork , MT 59911
> >>>MontanaRealEstatePhotographer.com
> >>>wildeye@centurytel.net
> >>>406-871-3666

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