One Thing We Can Still Export

by Azreel | November 25th, 2008

Twenty shots. Twenty kills. 30 Marines defeat 250 man insurgent ambush.

From the article:

During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.

“I was in my own little world,” the young corporal said. “I wasn’t even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target.”

When the dust settled, more than 50 insurgents were dead, many more wounded. Not a single Marine was killed or seriously wounded.

I suppose when the economy completely collapses and hits rock bottom, we’ll still be able to export our military.  It’s one of the few things we (for now) do better than anyone else in the world.  Now we’ve just got to figure out how to make a profit at it.

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