U.S. Soldiers Urged Not to Shoot Taliban at Night so Locals Can Sleep

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  1. longknife
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    Reports indicate U.S. soldiers and British Royal Marines have been urged to show "courageous constraint" by not shooting Taliban members spotted planting IEDs.

    The reason? Shooting them might disturb the locals.

    This news comes out on the heels of an investigation into the death of Royal Marine Sergeant Peter Rayner, whom witnesses say watched the Taliban plant IEDs at night but was ordered not to engage them. Families of other soldiers and Royal Marines are telling stories of how their loved ones were not allowed to use mortars or night illumination when they came across Taliban members in an area full of IEDs.

    The reason given was that "the sound of shooting 'might wake up and upset the locals.'"

    This is not "courageous restraint" -- this is appeasement.

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    longknife, et al,

    I can't imagine someone in a position of trust, leadership and responsibility, actually saying this; or, anything that could be interpreted as this.

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    OK! The solution is to issue -silencers.- Then shoot the insurgent(s) planting the bombs, then!

    Crucify the insurgents and plant the cross in the road for everyone to see in the morning. The body should be dowsed in pig blood and the body wrapped in the pig skin.

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    Yea, if Granny don't get her beauty sleep, she gets real cranky...
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    Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests
    Thu, May 08, 2014 - Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.
     
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    War is hell what do they expect? We used silencers in certain situations.
     
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    They're not allowed to fight in Afghanistan anymore anyway. They're just there in advisory status. Its been this way for over a year now. If this video doesn't piss you off nothing will.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja5Q75hf6QI]This Is What Winning Looks Like (Full Length) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    It's not rocket surgery!
    Sheesh!!!
     

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    The use of American Forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq was an attempt at new/revised methods of war. The only effective use of the US Military in there intended role is "To close with and destroy the enemy", something our desk jockey leaders do not know about because of their desire not to do harm to the locals or of appeasement.
     
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    Bring them home or let them fight to win. One or the other.
     
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    They even have a medal for it....yellow ribbon and all!:mad:

    Hey, The Obumanation....:up_yours:

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    :lol:

    Wow. I seriously hope this isn't true.

    What's the source?
     

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