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60 ‘Black Hawk Down’ special ops troops to get upgraded medals
americanmilitarynews.com ^ | July 1, 2021 | Ryan Morgan

Posted on 07/01/2021 4:08:47 PM PDT by PROCON

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Finally some good military news.

Also a retelling of the operation.

1 posted on 07/01/2021 4:08:47 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

18 American troops vs hundreds of thugs. This shows the value of training.


2 posted on 07/01/2021 4:12:33 PM PDT by Seruzawa (The political Left is the Garden of Eden of Incompetence - Marx the Smarter (Groucho))
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To: Seruzawa
18 American troops vs hundreds of thugs. This shows the value of training.

With the way the military is being culled of real warriors by the insane libtard animal they put in charge of the military, I have my doubts this could turn out today as good as it did then. You'd have transgenders whimpering about "it hurts" or "I broke a nail", you'd have libtards having issues with ordered given, etc. A disgrace. G-d bless these Black Hawk warriors!

3 posted on 07/01/2021 4:20:14 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Seruzawa

I read the book before seeing the film, and the film followed the book closely.

I do not believe there was any “Hollywood” embellishing in the movie of the events of that day.


4 posted on 07/01/2021 4:20:46 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (The South will be in the right in the next war of Northern aggression.)
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To: Seruzawa
18 American troops vs hundreds of thugs

These thugs may be crossing our Southern border as we type. Biden may be flying them at our expense to welcome our new "dreamers".

5 posted on 07/01/2021 4:24:16 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Remember the good ol days when we worried about being bombed by the Russian President but not ours?)
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To: PROCON; archy; xzins; SandRat; HarleyLady27; BlackFemaleArmyColonel; Interesting Times; ...

Blackhawk Down update ping. Thanks to Procon for posting.


6 posted on 07/01/2021 4:26:32 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: BipolarBob

There’s a Skinny in Congress, and Minneapolis has thousands of Skinnies as well.


7 posted on 07/01/2021 4:30:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Seruzawa

And the value of armor and the value of not skimping on supporting arms. There is utterly no excuse there was no AC-130 in the zone.


8 posted on 07/01/2021 4:32:53 PM PDT by DesertRhino (A coup government may not claim the protection of the same constitution it overthrew. )
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To: PROCON

Most of these brave soldiers died in no small part because Bill Clinton’s appointed Secretary of Defense (and former Wisconsin congressman) Les Aspin refused to send tanks into Somalia because of the “optics”. This was a Democrat produced disaster.


9 posted on 07/01/2021 4:34:21 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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Most of these brave soldiers died in no small part because Bill Clinton’s appointed Secretary of Defense (and former Wisconsin congressman) Les Aspin refused to send tanks into Somalia because of the “optics”.

I hadn't heard about him refusing the tanks before; I thought the reason he had to resign was because he refused to let them deploy the AC-130s.

10 posted on 07/01/2021 4:40:58 PM PDT by Captain Walker ("The side that has Truth gets Humor as a bonus.")
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To: PROCON

Ilhan Omar must be outraged about this.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-claims-us-forces-killed-thousands-of-somalis-during-black-hawk-down-resurfaced-tweet-shows


11 posted on 07/01/2021 4:41:12 PM PDT by LuxAerterna
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To: MikeSteelBe

Some time back, I received a link and password to preview a Fox Nation special called The Battle of Mogadishu A Battalion of Brothers.
I was surprised to see my sisters husband was one of the Army Ranger interviewed during the program.


12 posted on 07/01/2021 4:48:26 PM PDT by Iceclimber58
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To: MikeSteelBe

Concur


13 posted on 07/01/2021 4:52:36 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: LuxAerterna
Good catch on the Omar article.

Interesting that RACISM wasn't accused in the article, now charges of racism permeates our news every hour of the day.

14 posted on 07/01/2021 4:53:37 PM PDT by PROCON (Our rights do not come from government, therefore they cannot take them away.)
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To: Captain Walker

Sadly, armored vehicles and tanks were denied, of that there is no doubt.


15 posted on 07/01/2021 4:54:08 PM PDT by Hulka
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Ping.


16 posted on 07/01/2021 4:56:35 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Fascists never think they’re the fascists.)
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To: DesertRhino

It’s infuriating that TWO Clintons are infamous for withholding air support in two separate sieges of American personnel.


17 posted on 07/01/2021 5:02:47 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: PROCON
wonder if it will trigger any of the incoming batch of "nonviolent" recruits as to what they will actually be expected to do?
18 posted on 07/01/2021 5:05:37 PM PDT by Chode (there is no fall back position, there's no rally point, there is no LZ... we're on our own. P144:1)
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Nearly 20 years later, the Pentagon is going to parade the upgrade because of the opinionated idiot, Genital Milley? Who knows — maybe it was in the works for years... or decades.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m in complete favor of the upgrade. But I’m also in favor of an upgrade for the persecuted Haditha Marines. Remember those disregarded by that other political jackass, Mattis?


19 posted on 07/01/2021 5:06:22 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PROCON

Good news, but... Why and why now? The article doesn’t say.


20 posted on 07/01/2021 5:31:32 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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