Marine In Afghanistan: “The Story Line You Are Getting From CNN Is Utter Bullshit”

February 17th, 2009 Posted By .


This is from Jim a retired Delta pilot and a Marine fighter pilot . The letter comes from his son serving in Afghanistan:

It’s freezing here. I’m sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountainsalong the Dar ‘yoi Pomir River watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles. I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I’ve actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but them scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack. The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That requires couriers and that’s where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy. I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into the handheld, shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware, we bash some heads for a while, then I track and record the new movement. It’s all about intelligence. We haven’t even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they’re in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin.

I dream of bin Laden waking up to find me standing over him with my boot on his throat as I spit a bloody ear into his face and plunge my nickel plated Bowie knife through his frontal lobe. But you know me. I’m a romantic. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This country blows, man. It’s not even a country. There are no roads, there’s no infrastructure, there’s no government. This is an inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs. Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family: join the opium trade or join the army. That’s it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu if that’s your idea of a party. But the smell alone of those ‘tent cities of the walking dead’ is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.

I’ve been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks and Turkmen and even a couple of Pushtins for over a month and a half now and this much I can say for sure: These guys, all of ‘em, are Huns. Actual, living Huns. They LIVE to fight. It’s what they do. It’s ALL they do. They have no respect for anything, not for their families or for each other or for themselves. They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor. Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each others barbarism. Cavemen with AK47’s. Then again, maybe I’m just cranky. I’m freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice and I can’t recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban ’smart.’ They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is ‘cunning.’ The Taliban are cunning, like jackals and hyenas and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless and, when confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else. Smart. Pfft. Yeah, they’re real smart. They’ve spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They’re still figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.

OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon so I have to get back to my hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice but I’m good at it. Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials. We’ve got this one under control. The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we’re doing over here because you have no idea what we’re doing and, really, you don’t want to know. We are your military and we are doing what you sent us here to do.

You wanna help? Buy Bonds America .

Saucy Jack, Reconnaissance Marine in Afghanistan: Semper Fidelis

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    29 Responses to “Marine In Afghanistan: “The Story Line You Are Getting From CNN Is Utter Bullshit”

    1. Mike Mose

      Another Great Warrior.May the Angels of God walk with you. Many tanks from me and mine. The left tries to make history instead of report it. They are a traitorous bunch just like Reid and Pelosi.

    2. Rudemeister

      God Bless the USMC. I love these young men. Of course, my oldest kid is a Sgt in the Corps. I guess I’m a little biased. :mrgreen: :beer: :gun:

    3. Every American should read this letter, please share it and credit Dollard Nation.

      The advice given by this Young American is priceless. I’ve quit watching all television news except FNC.

      God Bless our troops!

    4. I’m not gay but I love this motherfucker! :gun:

    5. Oil Robber

      The liberal bastard brother of mine just threw this in my face: so I don’t know. I hope it is true. I also fucking hate that liberal rag snopes. but whatever

    6. Simple sanity and truth that is becoming harder to find stateside. Keep up the good work and kill everyone of them fuckers. My family and country are grateful you’ve chosen to be on point.

      Accurate description of the taliban from what I heard from my son. They are uncivilized savages, a perfect example of the fruit of mohammad.

    7. Hype

      Yeah now thats what i’m talking about. :beer: Amen to that brother.

    8. CGadsden


    9. [...] Saucy Jack, Reconnaissance Marine in Afghanistan: Semper Fidelis: Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials. [...]

    10. That this letter is actually true or not is moot, at least to me. I’ve heard enough from my guys that have been in A-Stan that there is more truth than not. At least in the areas that matter.

    11. mark

      Will pass this along. I don’t see much of a future for Afghanistan but killing as many of these Taliban before we leave can’t be a bad thing. Sometimes I think we should just pull out and neutron bomb the whole place.

    12. 0311inOHio (I didn't drink the kool-Aid)


      I have read this before, several weeks back maybe even a few months ago, at least the last two paragraphs but I don’t remember where.

      The picture is from last year, I know that because the Marine was serving in my old outfit from over 40 years ago, A-1-6, and I printed the story and pic. from Fox News and sent it to an old marine friend who is not online. The jarhead was criticised about not wearing protective gear by many blogger’s but his wife revealed a few day’s later that he had just finished personal hygiene and changed into fresh clothes when they came under attack and he did not have to put his vest and helmet on.

    13. dacoelec

      There’s no more perfect nuclear waste storage location on earth than Afghanistan. What do you say we quit BSing around and stop this medieval scourge for once and for all. After all, thats what they intend to do to us. At least if you take what their radical Imams say seriously. It’s just like what BO said he would do if he was elected, when he was speaking to his radical friends. I took that stuff serious, not the crap he was feeding to the general public. And what is he trying to do and has done? Folks, it’s time to prepare for a very uncertain future, given what the liberals have in mind for this country. And when 52.9 percent of voting Americans voted for this kind of crap….. it’s time to lock and load.
      “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid It, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, Give me Liberty or Give me Death! Patrick Henry, March 23rd 1775.

    14. XD-40

      :???: How does Snopes know it’s fake? They give no real verifiable evidence either way….

    15. Mike Swann

      Outstanding. Keep articles like this coming.

    16. This makes me warm and fuzzy inside :beer:

    17. Not only is Jack a great American hero, he is a tremendous writer. He is very good with words. And he is even better at protecting his country.
      Godspeed brother.
      Thanks for your service and keeping the nation safe. :beer:

    18. Marc

      Whether this is the real deal according to “Snopes” or not who gives a shit.

      This story is never the less inspiring and show the level of courage while dealing with adversity that those whom rioted in front of the White House on Election night with the Hammer & Sickle celebrating the Obamessiah’s anointment would never do for their country.

      Thanks God for the USMC, USN, USAF, USCG, & USA. The last bastions of honor that will see us through dark times.

    19. aboutTObegin

      ummm YEAH….anyone of us over here could have said that….the Communist News Network has been known to slant the news ever since the war started…we just avoided those idiots like the plague everytime they came around! they are all a waste of human life. Good job to the Devil Dog that wrote that!!! oorah

    20. Snopes is a libtard organization which has been busted as calling things that make conservative values, and support our soldiers, hoaxes.

      If they would stick to urban legends and zeitgeist, they could have remained credible. When they ventured into politics, they lost all credibility - use them with skepticism.

    21. Im in love. Every time I read one of these I fall in love. Fuckin A, our boys are complete badasses. God Bless em.

    22. Blade Runner

      Like everyone else, I really dig stories like this, BUT, I have to question this one, and not because of anything snopes has on it. Question is; If it is freezing cold and he has to cover his tracks in the snow, why is he concerned about scorpions, chiggers, and sand fleas? Something isn’t quite right with this picture.
      I’m just sayin’ . . .

    23. Damn, that made my nipples hard… AGAIN! Love that war porn!

      Uh, excuse that buzzing sound.. :oops:


    24. MinneSoCold

      Copy that.

      No this news made my blood boil. Obama may lift the media ban on photographing (and propagandizing) fallen soldiers at Dover Air Force Base.,0,3885139.story

      Talk about backstabbing the families and honor of these patriots. What a disrespectful and dishonorable thing to allow. If he does this, prepare to see coffins shown nightly on the news, they will use this to turn the public’s opinion against the mission just like Vietnam. Fucking ’60s all over again.

    25. …Trackbacked at Holger Awakens…”A Letter Home From A Marine In Afghanistan - ” The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit ” …

    26. StoneSam

      I’m so happy that I found this site many moths ago.

      All we hear here in Finland is what the “American forces” are doing wrong (dropping bombs where they shouldn’t be dropped etc.) and how the whole operation in Afghanistan is wrong in so many ways and blaahblaahblaah…
      I’m sick an tired of not getting the right picture of the war from our media sewer. So thanks mr. D. for this site.

      The letter posted here was a great read. And the picture is perfectly timed.

    27. Thank you for this story.

    28. just posting

      Awesome Man, Awesome Letter.

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