To Crush Your Enemies

You may have heard that our military had contact with Russian troops last weekend and that it was hostile. You also know that for at least a decade we have been fighting under very restrictive rules of engagement, which have pretty much precluded ever winning.

That appears to be changing.

From The Daily Caller.

“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 in the first of three audio recordings obtained from a source close to the Kremlin by, a fact-checking website affiliated with Voice of America.

“They beat our asses like we were little pieces of shit,” the man said, Newsweek introduced.

A U.S.-led strike following a raid on a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) base where U.S. troops were stationed is believed to have killed hundreds of Russian military contractors fighting alongside pro-Syrian irregular forces. The U.S. forces hammered the attackers with heavy artillery and air strikes. (RELATED: The US Military Is Now Fighting Russian Mercenaries In Syria)

“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.

The Russians are downplaying it, of course, there is no benefit in admitting that some of their mercenaries, which is essentially what these troops sound like, got handled very roughly. Actually, they got handled in the traditional American manner. The joke from World War Two ends, “when the Americans open fire, everybody takes cover”. It’s a methodology that is a bit expensive in ordnance, it also saves American lives. We can afford a hell of a lot more artillery rounds than we can American lives, and you know, soon we won’t even need the artillery shells, cause no is going to be stupid enough to shoot at Americans. Why? They shoot back. When the answer to a 7.62 Russian round is a 155mm shell, people tend to get a bit gunshy.

And our enemies all talk to each other, you know that the Iranians noticed, as did Whoa Fat. The world is going to start settling down. A few more demonstrations may be needed, but the lessons just might be learned without to much damage to the world.

Seems like I remember Trump saying something about changing the Rules of Engagement and uttering a word that hasn’t been heard much in the American military since the Second World War, that word is Victory. In fact last weekend he used a different word about ISIS, that word was ‘obliterate’. Here’s where he said it.

Kind of reminds me of Admiral Halsey’s comment, “When this war is over, Japanese will be spoken only in Hell”.

And that is a very good thing if you believe in freedom.

One day in the pavilion at Karakorum he [Genghis Kahn] asked an officer of the Mongol guard what, in all the world, could bring the greatest happiness.

“The open steppe, a clear day, and a swift horse under you,” responded the officer after a little thought, “and a falcon on your wrist to start up hares.”

“Nay,” responded the Kahn, “to crush your enemies, to see them fall at your feet — to take their horses and goods and hear the lamentation of their women. That is best.”

 Harold Lamb, GENGHIS KAHN: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MEN, pages 106-107:

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15 Responses to To Crush Your Enemies

  1. the unit says:

    “can’t even be f_ _king ID’d.” If the Russian military contractors were Islamists, word will spread, no more Guantanamo Bay detention camp resort with prayer rugs, Korans, halal food, exercise equipment,…and lawyers. Just someone with a scrapper to scrap up a smear. 🙂

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  2. These were NOT the best Russian troops, i.e. “mercenaries” , and they had nothing to fire-back with in any significant manner! But, I am glad the rules of engagement appear to be changing for the Americans and America? Walk softly and carry a big stick!

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    • NEO says:

      Agree, this was hardly the Red Army. But the very fact that they were Russian says a good deal about the ROE. And use that stick when necessary.


      • Yes, I agree somewhat! The resolve to engage with great power is important! But, the Americans and the West really don’t need this kind of “row” with the Russians. Too fine a line! But I do get it for sure!

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        • NEO says:

          This about Ivan is, he’s smart enough to understand the message, without getting his ego involved, I think. I’d completely agree, if it were actual Russian troops, but these guys are deniable, intentionally, I expect.


    • the unit says:

      True, but didn’t the best trained Russians troops deal with Islamic fighters before. They learned best not to supply them with “shoulder-fired SAMs or anything like that.” 🙂

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      • Of course I see and believe that Russia in the end (prophetically, The Day of The Lord), will lead the Northern Powers, with Muslim nations against Israel, Ezekiel 38-39! (Note especially chap. 38, verses 14-23!)

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        • That’s the great thing about God In Christ, in the end, and with His Providence in Sovereignty – HE wins! And this will finally be visible to the world…Jesus Christ and His Lordship! (Zech. 14 ; Rev. 1: 7 ; 19) 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Interesting reading, those scriptures Fr. Robert. I don’t know exactly who are the “many with him”, with Gog. I particularly like Chapter 39 verse 14 for when He will sever out the politicians with no term limits and bury them in the valley of Hamongog. 🙂
          Seriously, I don’t doubt the truth in the way you and many others who have studied and contemplated Biblical prophecy understand it.

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  3. the unit says:

    Genghis Kahn enjoyed more than just the lamentations of the women. It is “believed that the Hazara of Afghanistan are descendants of a large Mongol garrison stationed there.” (Wiki)
    It is said that “reknowned Professor” Catharine MacKinnon “praised” the Israeli Defense Force for the record of its soldiers in not raping Palestinian women. She’s being criticized for it. Those doing so say that’s being defamatory toward the Palestianian women. They only do not do it to keep from diluting the gene pool. Racists you know. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      My word, such nonsense they peddle! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        In another article, Makor Rishon editor Amnon Lord says “that Palestinian propaganda around the world frequently accuses Israelis of murder and rape. Such that this situation is unique: An army is found blameworthy of rape, and is also blameworthy of not raping.”
        Oh well. Hebrew University Professor Dr. Zali Gurevitch says “observers do not have the right to demand a particular explanation.” So I won’t wonder why. 🙂

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