Things are good, and getting better in the local area. Since we have pushed the bad guys out and kept the area under Coalition Influence, the enemy threat & intimidation campaign has come to a standstill. Imagine your everyday actions followed up with a threat that if you do decide to go to lunch for an hour today, even though you deserve it , we will kill your family member…..hmmm, last time I checked, that sucks. How about if you don’t work overtime for free and also come in on the weekends (need my stapler) the bad guys will take everything you own and….yip you guessed it kill your family members….nope not too fond of that either. That’s the type of life style your Marines have ended because of their bravery and constant pressure on the enemy.

We have fought our way in through IED chains, small arms fire and RPG ambushes and in the end, the enemy runs like scared dogs or they can die for their country. The winner is the local nationals that have been forced to live in misery and under intimidation. Now as we reinforce our efforts with civil affair projects, wells, wheat seed implementation etc,  that will capitalize on the momentum of the clearing of the area, the enemy will not be able to regain the momentum and  the average local national becomes stronger and stronger and they typical scumbag bad guy continues to become weaker.

Add two scoops of sugar and booya, you have the recipe for success.  It just takes time America. Sure we can bomb them into the stone age, but then we will spend years rebuilding.

Time for a stoagy…

Comments

  1. Once again, a Thank You and a big OOH-RAH for what you and your Marines are doing to bring stability to these peoples lives. Once someone tastes liberty, it’s pretty hard for them to return to the old way, and that is the best thing that you can give them. Keep up the good work. Semper Fi.

  2. Major…
    Great posting!
    I sit here with a big smile across my face and my heart bursting with love and pride for you and your Marines. Knowing too that all of us at home are safe and sound because of all of you.
    We can never THANK YOU enough but please know we will NEVER stop trying.. So, thank your men, a pat on the back ( I’d rather send a hug) with your ear to ear smile and keep kickin’ butt..
    FYI.. Mrs Z and I went stoagie shopping… Fun!

  3. Wow! I love this post…you all are amazing and I cannot thank you enough for all that you do, all that you give up and all that you are helping with!
    I wish more of society could see what is being done on the inside (or just to see this post!), hopefully the rest of the world can come to that place one day soon.
    I love you and all Marines for all that you do….thank you!

  4. Our Marines ROCK! I think of the selfless sacrifices you make on a daily basis, for me and for those you are liberating. I pray GOD with you and give you strength.

  5. Gang-
    Thanks goes out to all of you “You know who you are” that have sent pkgs… and haven’t gotten a letter back… Snail mail sucks & email is limited as I don’t have access to my OMV email acnt. I know, I know you all are giving me hell for not writing…sheesh tough crowed…lolol…No worries, I tried to get on tweeter and got slammed from the computer Nazi’s here. I can pull up OMV at times and will try to check comments when all works out. Thank all of you & know we owe ya big for hooking us up! The Marines are doing great and the enemy hates us….Time for a stoagy….Semper Fi, Maj Pain

  6. Imagine your everyday actions followed up with a threat that if you do decide to go to lunch for an hour today, even though you deserve it , we will kill your family member…..hmmm, last time I checked, that sucks. How about if you don’t work overtime for free

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