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  •  I cannot think of any case in which Seals went up (6+ / 0-)

    against an entire population of a nation, alone. Even dozens of Seals. That's not at all what they are intended to do.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 02:02:16 PM PDT

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    •  The Seals are great. Most of their missions (5+ / 0-)

      are as you described or recon. The primary goal in recon as you can tell by my avatar is to avoid conflict. Usually one is far from home, undermanned, with light weaponry and dependent upon often unreliable LOC's.

      "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do..... Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." Grant

      by shigeru on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 02:25:03 PM PDT

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      •  Exactly. Movie-goers have this idea that Seals (9+ / 0-)

        sneak in and shoot everyone up. taa-daaa!  MACHO WIN!

        Instead, their purpose is to slip silently in, carry out their mission, mainly recon or assisting with targeting or other very covert action, and slip out so stealthily that no one ever knows they were there. And never could prove it even if they know.

        To go from that concept to defeating an entire nation is just ... extremely uninformed.

        Cheers!  Happy Fourth!

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 02:32:07 PM PDT

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