US Marines end tour early

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by PassingBells, Mar 23, 2007.

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  1. Now, the top general in Afghanistan has expelled the Marines.
  2. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    To bad! A tough start for a newly formed unit.
  3. Sounds more like a bad start. It's pretty uncommon for a whole unit to be expelled from any locale much less an active operation.

    On the ironic side someone mentioned yesterday how much the USMC and the British Army had in common...
  4. I think they meant that both formations looked down there noses at the US Army....
  5. FRom this thread:

    They were indeed looking down their noses. I don't believe the view is quite so scenic now.
  6. the view is never scenic considering the view
  7. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    I also think there was a lot of diplomatic pressure, from the President of Afghanistan, as well as well as other government officials as a whole, to remove the unit from the area. The Army also has responded to such situations pretty much the same way.
  8. Rather an odd move, considering that they were in Afghanistan. ;)
  9. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    Thanks, for the correction crabtastic, I guess I had Iraq on the brain! Corrected!
  10. S'alright. Your President keeps getting the two mixed up- when the guy running the show can't tell the difference, what hope have the rest of us got?