Tuesday, February 27, 2018

There's a new sheriff in town, with a new deputy named Mad Dog.

The Russian government has downplayed the recent strikes on Russian mercenaries in Syria, however, recordings from fighters on the ground reveal just how hard U.S. forces hit them.

A great and entertaining summary of the action here.

Professionals versus amateurs.  The result is always the same.

“One squadron fucking lost 200 people … right away, another one lost 10 people … and I don’t know about the third squadron but it got torn up pretty badly, too … So three squadrons took a beating,” a man believed to be a Russian contract soldier said.

“They beat our asses like we were little pieces of shit!” 


“They were all shelling the holy fuck out of it and our guys didn’t have anything besides the assault rifles … nothing at all, I’m not even talking about shoulder-fired SAMs or anything like that… they tore us to pieces, put us through hell,” the man in the recording revealed, calling the incident a “total fuckup, another humiliation.”
“We got our fucking asses beat rough. The Yankees made their point,” he said. “What were they hoping for, that the Yankees are just going to fuck off? … It’s bullshit. Some people can’t even be fucking ID’ed.”
“Nobody gives a fuck about us,” a man in the recording explained.
“Out of all vehicles only one tank survived and one BRDM (Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle) after the attack, all other BRDMs and tanks were destroyed in the first minutes of the fight, right away.”
He said they were flown back on specially equipped military cargo planes which can each accommodate two or three intensive care cases and several dozen less severely wounded patients.
Yevgeny Shabayev, leader of a local chapter of a paramilitary Cossack organization who has ties to Russian military contractors, said he had visited acquaintances injured in Syria at the defense ministry’s Central Hospital in Khimki, on the outskirts of Moscow, on Wednesday. 
He said the wounded men had told him that the two units of Russian contractors involved in the battle near Deir al-Zor numbered 550 men. Of those, there are now about 200 who are not either dead or wounded, the wounded men had told him.
To add insult to injury, the Kurds control a large dam upstream, and they opened the gates, released a flood, and washed the mercenary's pontoon bridge away, requiring them to ford a flooded river with all their wounded to get back to their side.

6 comments:

  1. Mess with the bull, get the horn.

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  2. Excuse me, I'll be in my bunk.

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  3. All that tax money wasted on a fight that had nothing at all with defending the borders of the United States or the American people. Bring all our troops home and let the Russians have the Middle East. We have wasted enough blood and gold there.

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  4. I remember an old German WWII veteran comments. Americans don't fight face to face if they don't have to. They send a guy that sneaks around with a radio. Next thing that happens is everything starts exploding all around. Americans like everything blown to hell before they send in their ground troops.

    He was captured at Cherbourg just after D-day and was shipped to the states as a POW, stayed after war and got US citizenship. My time in Iraq and Afghanistan confirmed indirect fire is the preferred method of fighting.

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  5. This old vet would prefer to support the generals, who deserve to be in the first ranks making contact with the enemy, as that's where all the honor of combat is found.

    Yep, I'll be right behind them, all the way!

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  6. This is an excellent example of why the USofA doesn't need to be in Syria or anywhere else right now. It also exposes the Obama lies that US backed forces weren't in Syria and that they were just freedom fighters.

    Dave

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