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Re: OT Real war story from the front lines....this is what the Libs hate...success in the war on terror!

On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 17:07:04 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
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>"Scott in Florida" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Hi everyone.
>>
>> I'm still alive but freezing my tail off. We got 8 inches of snow
>> last week and it reached 5 degrees below zero that night. That's not
>> why I'm e-mailing though. You may have heard about a suicide car
>> bomb attack in Kabul last Thursday. It was at one of our FOB's
>> (Forward Observation Bases) about 27 miles from here.
>>
>> But the real story is why no one was killed. We employ several
>> thousand Afghans on our various bases. Not to mention the economy
>> that is fed by the money these locals are making. Anyway, there is
>> this one Afghan that we call Rambo. We have actually given him a
>> couple of sets of the new ACU uniforms (the new Army digital
>> camouflage) with the name tag RAMBO on it. His entire family was
>> killed by the Taliban and his home was where our base currently
>> resides. So this guy really had nowhere else to go.
>>
>> He has reached such a level of trust with US Forces that his job is
>> to stand
>>
>> at the front gate and basically be the first security screening.
>> Since he can't have a weapon, he found a big red pipe. So he stands
>> there at the front gate in his US Army ACU uniform with his red
>> pipe. If a vehicle approaches the gate too fast or fails to stop he
>> slams his pipe down on their hood. Then once the gate is lifted the
>> vehicle moves on the 2nd gate where the US Army MP's are. So he's
>> like the first line of defense.
>>
>> Last Thursday at 0930 hrs a Toyota Corolla packed with explosives
>> and some Jack Ass that thinks he has 72 Virgins waiting for him
>> approached the gate.
>> When he saw Rambo he must have recognized him and known the gig was
>> up. But he needed to get to that 2nd gate to detonate and take
>> American lives. So he slams his foot on the gas which almost causes
>> the metal gate to go up but mostly catches on the now broken
>> windshield.
>>
>> Rambo fearlessly ran to the vehicle, reached thru the window and
>> jerked the suicide bomber out of the vehicle before he could
>> detonate and commenced to putting some red pipe to his heathen ass.
>> He detained the guy until the MP got there. The vehicle only
>> exploded when they tried to push it off base with a robot but none
>> was hurt.
>>
>> I'm still waiting for someone to give this guy a medal or something.
>> Nothing less than instant US citizenship or something. A hat was
>> passed around and a lot of money was given to him in thanks by both
>> soldiers and civilians that are working over here.
>>
>> I guess I just wanted to share this because I want people to know
>> that it's working over here.
>>
>> They have tasted freedom. This makes it worth it to me.
>>
>> JOHN W. HUNT, CPT, US ARMY Operations Officer Bagram Afghanistan

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>It's a great story. Thanks for posting it.
>


....and it had a Toyota in it...


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Re: OT Real war story from the front lines....this is what the Libs hate...success in the war on terror!

"Scott in Florida" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 17:07:04 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
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>>"Scott in Florida" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>> Hi everyone.
>>>
>>> I'm still alive but freezing my tail off. We got 8 inches of snow
>>> last week and it reached 5 degrees below zero that night. That's not
>>> why I'm e-mailing though. You may have heard about a suicide car
>>> bomb attack in Kabul last Thursday. It was at one of our FOB's
>>> (Forward Observation Bases) about 27 miles from here.
>>>
>>> But the real story is why no one was killed. We employ several
>>> thousand Afghans on our various bases. Not to mention the economy
>>> that is fed by the money these locals are making. Anyway, there is
>>> this one Afghan that we call Rambo. We have actually given him a
>>> couple of sets of the new ACU uniforms (the new Army digital
>>> camouflage) with the name tag RAMBO on it. His entire family was
>>> killed by the Taliban and his home was where our base currently
>>> resides. So this guy really had nowhere else to go.
>>>
>>> He has reached such a level of trust with US Forces that his job is
>>> to stand
>>>
>>> at the front gate and basically be the first security screening.
>>> Since he can't have a weapon, he found a big red pipe. So he stands
>>> there at the front gate in his US Army ACU uniform with his red
>>> pipe. If a vehicle approaches the gate too fast or fails to stop he
>>> slams his pipe down on their hood. Then once the gate is lifted the
>>> vehicle moves on the 2nd gate where the US Army MP's are. So he's
>>> like the first line of defense.
>>>
>>> Last Thursday at 0930 hrs a Toyota Corolla packed with explosives
>>> and some Jack Ass that thinks he has 72 Virgins waiting for him
>>> approached the gate.
>>> When he saw Rambo he must have recognized him and known the gig was
>>> up. But he needed to get to that 2nd gate to detonate and take
>>> American lives. So he slams his foot on the gas which almost causes
>>> the metal gate to go up but mostly catches on the now broken
>>> windshield.
>>>
>>> Rambo fearlessly ran to the vehicle, reached thru the window and
>>> jerked the suicide bomber out of the vehicle before he could
>>> detonate and commenced to putting some red pipe to his heathen ass.
>>> He detained the guy until the MP got there. The vehicle only
>>> exploded when they tried to push it off base with a robot but none
>>> was hurt.
>>>
>>> I'm still waiting for someone to give this guy a medal or something.
>>> Nothing less than instant US citizenship or something. A hat was
>>> passed around and a lot of money was given to him in thanks by both
>>> soldiers and civilians that are working over here.
>>>
>>> I guess I just wanted to share this because I want people to know
>>> that it's working over here.
>>>
>>> They have tasted freedom. This makes it worth it to me.
>>>
>>> JOHN W. HUNT, CPT, US ARMY Operations Officer Bagram Afghanistan

>>
>>
>>
>>It's a great story. Thanks for posting it.
>>

>
> ...and it had a Toyota in it...
> Scott in Florida



Here's something interesting: One of my customers just placed a nice order.
But, at the same time, my neighbor's having major problems with her furnace.
I don't understand how a good thing and a bad thing can happen
simultaneously, and how one doesn't cancel the other out.

Know what I mean?
 
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