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Al-Qaeda : Lone Survivor.
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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-n  (Original Message)Sent: 6/5/2008 6:46 PM
 
 
A must read.


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From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 6/5/2008 7:07 PM
Synopsis?

Is this about Afghanistan? Or....???

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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 6/5/2008 7:34 PM
yeah smig....read the wiki link i provided....it details the basics of what Op Redwing is, or was rather....and so you'll get your interest stoked there
 
but the gist is that the author of this book is the lone survivor of a 4-man recon/sniper SEAL team (that was tasked in capturing or killing a high up Taliban/Al Qaeda  leader) that was outed by some goat herders to the taliban, who turned out in the hundreds forcing these 4 guys to retreat down a mountain where they were hiding....fighting off waves of taliban the whole time....every one of these 4 was hit numerous times, including the survivor, one managed to call in support on his own cell phone, though the coverage must've been Sprintlike there cuz it was an unsuccessful call, but rescue did ultimately come, by way of helicopter of 8 SEALS and 8 Army Nightstalkers, as they're known, only all 16 were killed when an RPG took down their chopper---meanwhile the survivor managed to stay on the run, hiding, until some local villagers took him in, nursing him and defending him from taliban attempts to get him out of the village, ultimately getting the Marines to come in and rescue him from the town
 
I think he was out there for 7 days
 
the book covers more stuff than that....like, for instance, how the taliban uses handheld radios to communicate, and they would report to each other what was being aired on the news about our guys....you know how CNN or whoever would describe where our forces are and what they're doing?...well Al-Jazeera picks up on that then broadcasts it on their arab tv stations, and so you can see the taliban getting tv reports that originate by americans to learn of our troop positions....and how lawyers intervene to study what happened in this fight or that firefight, acting as refs sort of, to see if there are criminal charges against our guys....which is stupid as hell to count the bullets to try to determine what our guys did, imo

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From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 6/5/2008 8:15 PM
Woah....ya know, there's something vaguely familiar about all that, I must've read or seen something on the news. It's a miracle he survived at all. And I'm sure there will be a movie, lol.

I thought it was illegal to broadcast our troops' positions? I mean, for American stations, anyway.

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