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Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior MemberPosts: 1,933 Senior Member
I have served with U.S. Marines. They are ****. I have also served with a Russian Airborn Brigade in the former Yugoslavia. They were also ****. Our rapid reaction force were Turks. Mostest ****! If the Russians are afraid of 370 additional U.S. Marines they are no longer a wanna be world power.  

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  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Stupid auto censor!!! Bad A*** Bad A*** Bad A***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,720 Senior Member
    I am glad you explained what you meant       :D
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    When you said marines, I thought you meant DumbA**

    Smile Ned just kidding.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Russia has fallen off the news cycle viz the "Russian election collusion by Trump' so they gotta gripe about something to get some air time! :D
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    Been there. I'm betting there are 340 US Marines who don't want to be there any more than the Russians want them there. Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,969 Senior Member
    What are the odds that a small percentage of those marines going over are from MARSOC?


    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Been there. I'm betting there are 340 US Marines who don't want to be there any more than the Russians want them there. Mike
    A sailor's prospective on Norway is different, I guess. One of my FAVORITE port calls was in Norway. Good beer, better food, and beautiful women! :D
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    It is different. You got to go back to the ship whenever you wanted. Us, OTOH, didn't. Where we were, no beer, no women, and C-Rats every meal. At least we got 3 a day. About all I remember of Norway was that it was cold and damp even in early September. Just proves the adage..."Location...Location...Location". Now that I think about it, I have no idea at all where I was in Norway. They flew us by chopper from the ship, and we returned the same way three days later. And we did absolutely nothing those 3 day. I mean nothing except play Boy Scouts camping. (An aside...the Marines will teach you how to survive in the boonies..the BSA will teach you how to do so in relative comfort.)
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,265 Senior Member
    Most in BSA can read .......Marines not so much.   lol
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    Okay...look at it from our perspective...the Navy says, "We'll launch you from 2 miles out, and the amphibs will get you to the beach....Uhoh....tide's out....sorry....we're only a quarter -mile from the beach, though". The Air Force says "There'll be nothing left alive on that ridge after we're through with it", then proceed to overshoot said ridge by a half mile because "our airframes aren't designed for that steep of an "Angle of Attack". Then the Army says...."Call us when you're done...We'll send the MP's and gather your prisoners....if there are any, please save some....intelligence, you know". So...I guess for a Marine reading is a marginal skill, but, I have heard that the USN Academy has in recent years become, only jokingly, the USMC Academy.
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Mike, my Dad was a Marine, so I had incentive to NOT join the Marines. :D I knew quite a few who had served in the Navy my Dad's age, and their stories convinced me that the Navy was the way to go. Too bad that when I joined the Navy was trying to transition from draftees, nitwits escaping jail time, other misfits, and into an all volunteer force. And the introduction of WAVEs into MOSs that stopped up my advancement and career path permanently.

    That part about landings is why it makes a lot of sense to have Navy and Marine Naval Aviators do the bombing and softening up of any hard targets before landings. It's a KNOWN FACT that the Navy will take care of their own, and knowing that the Marines are landing they will do anything they can to knock the enemy sideways. Angle of attack? Whatever it takes to put the hurt on that patch of dirt!  That's THEIR guys down there! They freakin' land on a moving flight deck! They're crazy to start with! :)

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  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    What are the odds that a small percentage of those marines going over are from MARSOC?



    If 10% of the 700 are MARSOC the Russians should be afraid.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member

    Okay...look at it from our perspective...the Navy says, "We'll launch you from 2 miles out, and the amphibs will get you to the beach....Uhoh....tide's out....sorry....we're only a quarter -mile from the beach, though". The Air Force says "There'll be nothing left alive on that ridge after we're through with it", then proceed to overshoot said ridge by a half mile because "our airframes aren't designed for that steep of an "Angle of Attack". Then the Army says...."Call us when you're done...We'll send the MP's and gather your prisoners....if there are any, please save some....intelligence, you know". So...I guess for a Marine reading is a marginal skill, but, I have heard that the USN Academy has in recent years become, only jokingly, the USMC Academy.
    I think I have already voiced a complaint about Navy being allowed to cheat during the annual Army/Navy football game. About half their team are Marines.

  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Mike, my Dad was a Marine, so I had incentive to NOT join the Marines. :D I knew quite a few who had served in the Navy my Dad's age, and their stories convinced me that the Navy was the way to go. Too bad that when I joined the Navy was trying to transition from draftees, nitwits escaping jail time, other misfits, and into an all volunteer force. And the introduction of WAVEs into MOSs that stopped up my advancement and career path permanently.

    That part about landings is why it makes a lot of sense to have Navy and Marine Naval Aviators do the bombing and softening up of any hard targets before landings. It's a KNOWN FACT that the Navy will take care of their own, and knowing that the Marines are landing they will do anything they can to knock the enemy sideways. Angle of attack? Whatever it takes to put the hurt on that patch of dirt!  That's THEIR guys down there! They freakin' land on a moving flight deck! They're crazy to start with! :)


    Regarding Navy WAVEs. It was the same with Army WACs. I was talking to a female SP4 (E-4) when she mentioned SSG (E-6) so and so. I said that I heard she was promoted to SFC (E-7). The SP4 informed me that she couldn't be promoted until after she had her baby. I said "Perfect"! Another promotion requirement I can't possibly Meet"!!!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 said:

    Regarding Navy WAVEs. It was the same with Army WACs. I was talking to a female SP4 (E-4) when she mentioned SSG (E-6) so and so. I said that I heard she was promoted to SFC (E-7). The SP4 informed me that she couldn't be promoted until after she had her baby. I said "Perfect"! Another promotion requirement I can't possibly Meet"!!!
    Back in the 70s WAVEs were non deployable on ships so that stopped up all the shore billets and the sea/shore rotation. ONLY ships there were WAVEs on was the the hospital ship I remember still being in service, and small boats like harbor tugs and the like that didn't deploy. They were on the seagoing tugs that pulled target ships, but they left in the morning and returned at night.
    WAVEs ALSO got extra points on advancement tests just for being female. If you were a male and ACED THE TEST their extra points ensured that a good many of them kept you from advancing.
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    Just a story...there weren't many women Marines when I was in, but I served with a woman Lt. Col . on Okinawa. We both caught the same R&R flight to the Philippines. Per SOP, upon our return we stood in formation with our luggage in front so the drug dogs could take a sniff. That dog almost took her stuff apart, and I'm thinking this is going to be interesting. I've never seen an officer busted for ganja. Nope...a carefully wrapped half eaten cheeseburger. Granted, we weren't paid much in those days, but a light colonel saving a half eaten third world cheeseburger in her luggage??? I've thought about that for almost 40 years and still can't get my head around it. Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,720 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    ! They freakin' land on a moving flight deck! They're crazy to start with! 
    Hey, I liked the take off and landings provided I remembered to lock my
    harness on landing.

    I mean they gave Ya 3 squares a day and mid rats if Ya wanted them.

    And the ice cream machine always worked.




    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,969 Senior Member
    ...
    Granted, we weren't paid much in those days, but a light colonel saving a half eaten third world cheeseburger in her luggage??? I've thought about that for almost 40 years and still can't get my head around it. Mike
    The third world burger was just there to confuse the drug sniffing dog! :cold_sweat:;)
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Mike, my Dad was a Marine, so I had incentive to NOT join the Marines. :D I knew quite a few who had served in the Navy my Dad's age, and their stories convinced me that the Navy was the way to go. Too bad that when I joined the Navy was trying to transition from draftees, nitwits escaping jail time, other misfits, and into an all volunteer force. And the introduction of WAVEs into MOSs that stopped up my advancement and career path permanently.

    That part about landings is why it makes a lot of sense to have Navy and Marine Naval Aviators do the bombing and softening up of any hard targets before landings. It's a KNOWN FACT that the Navy will take care of their own, and knowing that the Marines are landing they will do anything they can to knock the enemy sideways. Angle of attack? Whatever it takes to put the hurt on that patch of dirt!  That's THEIR guys down there! They freakin' land on a moving flight deck! They're crazy to start with! :)

    Yea cause apparently NAVY seals wont leave one of their own behind.  But an AF SF guy, they can leave him on a ridge and still get medals for it.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    BAMAAK said:

    Yea cause apparently NAVY seals wont leave one of their own behind.  But an AF SF guy, they can leave him on a ridge and still get medals for it.
    If you read the WHOLE story behind that fiasco, you'll find that it was a fuster cluck from the get go from the inadequate planning to the inept execution by the leader of that mess.. And if you think I'd defend the leader the leader of that mess, you'd be wrong about that. That they were awarded medals for that action is suspicious given what happened. I had no say in the medals handed out, so your argument is with the board that awarded those medals and citations. Directing your anger at me is an exercise in futility.

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  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    What are the odds that a small percentage of those marines going over are from MARSOC?


    About zero. That's not the way it is done. The Marines going will be a company and its logistics train from one of the Marine rotational forces, MEU, or similar. You don't send SOC dudes as a show of force presence. 

    Raiders are not SEALs that have to have their presence known. If they are in Norway, it won't be reported, they are there under a different title, and they are there for winter training. Just like most all SOC dudes, they pop up around the globe at different venues for training so they can stay well rounded. 
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    Gotta agree. No MARSOC in Norway unless Western Europe becomes a "hotter" area of operations than the Middle East. I kind of doubt that ever becoming the case. The USMC doesn't have a lot of SO guys, and they don't lend them out easily. Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,661 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    What are the odds that a small percentage of those marines going over are from MARSOC?


    About zero. That's not the way it is done. The Marines going will be a company and its logistics train from one of the Marine rotational forces, MEU, or similar. You don't send SOC dudes as a show of force presence. 

    Raiders are not SEALs that have to have their presence known. If they are in Norway, it won't be reported, they are there under a different title, and they are there for winter training. Just like most all SOC dudes, they pop up around the globe at different venues for training so they can stay well rounded. 
    There are Norwegians training at Camp Ripley this month, this is an annual or biannual thing that has been going on for awhile. Nothing directed at you CM, just a comment on the deployment.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Spk said:
    What are the odds that a small percentage of those marines going over are from MARSOC?


    About zero. That's not the way it is done. The Marines going will be a company and its logistics train from one of the Marine rotational forces, MEU, or similar. You don't send SOC dudes as a show of force presence. 

    Raiders are not SEALs that have to have their presence known. If they are in Norway, it won't be reported, they are there under a different title, and they are there for winter training. Just like most all SOC dudes, they pop up around the globe at different venues for training so they can stay well rounded. 
    There are Norwegians training at Camp Ripley this month, this is an annual or biannual thing that has been going on for awhile. Nothing directed at you CM, just a comment on the deployment.
    We have agreements around the world with different countries for training. And, when we go to someone else's back yard to train, more often than not they will come to our back yard for their own experience. At one time, we had Russians training at Quantico. You would actually be surprised at the number of Foreigners on Bragg, training at the different compounds.  
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
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