Before I get into more sniper posts, I wanted to point out some real-world shit to review. There is so much video of 4GW online these days and we do not take advantage of it. We need to review the documentation like football film. For whatever reason, no one does. It is kind of weird. I think it is because then people might be held accountable? Maybe, but we must get better. Ask yourself, what would Tom Brady do? Anyway, let us have a look at how effective the RPG sniper can be in 4GW. (As usual, you will have to switch to the web version at the bottom of the page to see the video. If you are too lazy or just a cherry, click this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F-6SkviB3Hs&t=2s )
Oh, shit. That is some fire power right there....First, as we discussed in my sniper big four, we do not know what experience the shooter has in this video. We only know the amount of confusion/chaos he causes. There are two lessons there, consider them rules of Pineland. First, know how to operate every weapon system you could possibly have to operate with, including the enemies. Also, confusion/chaos is your friend.
This video is a prime example of the ghosts we fought in Afghan and Iraq. It is a prime example of Pineland rules. I am not going to say what the 502nd did was right or wrong in this video because that is irrelevant. Plus, I am a Rakkasan so it will be biased because my brigade was the best in the 101st, maybe the Army. I digress, my goal is to point out some advantages the enemy has against occupying forces while highlighting the ineffectiveness of that occupying force which really does not care about the mission anymore. A few notes as I watched:
· Don’t wear uniforms. No borders mean no uniforms.
· Don’t drive big, dumb vehicles down linear danger areas no matter how safe and up armored they seem.
· Don’t invade countries/cultures that you don’t understand. Don’t invade the world/invite the world. Seems obvious.
· Occupying forces talk too much and do too little. It also shows the difference in the generations of war. The guy talking a lot on the radio is the LT. He is doing a great job communicating back to higher that he was just hit by an RPG. In fact, I would say that he has been in more than a couple of fights because of how calm he is. Or, he has been trained on how to communicate under stress. They do train for that now. You see, once the leader starts getting excited over the radio and yelling, everyone gets excited and starts yelling. You either train yourself or learn through experience to always stay calm. Anyway, to the point, the fact that the LT had to immediately go on the radio to tell higher up what happened is the problem here. Do you think that the shooters called to ok it with Daddy before blowing up a MATV? Micromanaging is the number one problem in western armies.
· RPG nets work pretty well. But not always. The ones that penetrate armor still make it through sometimes. Trust me, I have a friend without an arm and another who is dead that will back that up.
· I forgot about the MATV beeping when it backs up. Safety retards being retards. Fuck safety fags, they will never win a war. Plan, take precautions, but without balls to go outside safety nonsense…you will lose. Don't listen to them.
· Chaos and confusion dominate in 4GW. Look at that platoon react to one RPG hit from a shooter who was probably old, fat, and slow. Yet he had the courage to fight for his country against overwhelming forces. As for the Americans, there is a lot of panic there. Imagine what would happen in a deliberate, linear ambush that attempts to gain fire superiority. Also, note to self, I am going to have to teach deliberate, linear ambush, lol.
· Alright, let us discuss the negligent discharge that happened at roughly the 2:15 minute mark by Mr. Afghani. I know it is bad… But you must keep moving forward. I was a professional soldier. I do not expect the people I fight next to in the future to be as professional as I am. I expect them to be cherry as fuck like the Afghans/Iraqis used to be. I like to compare war to football because I was successful at both. What would happen if the QB fumbled the snap from the center and half the offense turned and yelled at the QB instead of fighting on? That is another Pineland rule. Be adaptive and resilient or else dead.
· On the American side, there is nothing but confusion, confusion, confusion….in the defense of course. There is the lesson. Be the hunter, Not the hunted. Be true light infantry. Rangers and snipers in the current US Army. I think the Prussians called them Jaegers, as in Jägermeister fame. Unless I am confused that means master hunter. Line infantry is not light infantry. Learn the difference.
· The guy yelling, “There was a firefight!!” at 3:12 is awesome. However, I agree with CSM Purdy here. When shit hits the fan, my privates better shut the fuck up and be ready to possibly die to win. When it is time to fight, you fight. When it is time to joke, you joke. Joking during a fight only leads to more confusion which the insurgent loves. When shit hits the fan, leaders talk, joes shut up unless it is something important.
So, there you go. Watch the video and learn a thing or two about warfare. Even if you disagree with everything I say. It is that important. Also, more important, think outside the box. I know a lot about warfare, but do not have all the answers. Nor should I. War is unpredictable. As war always is. It is war. The winners adapt and are resilient. The losers die. Consider this famous quote from our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt titled, The Man in the Arena:
It is about the man in the arena who is fighting. He is cold, wet, hungry, and tired and shit on by everyone, with the media broadcasting it these days. The media is the number one enemy of the people and they have made it about themselves for a generation or two as though they are the ones dirty and fighting. They are not. Yes, they have been through college and they will claim that is the arena. But it isn't. I have been there. Shit is weak. Neither is their careers, where all they had to do is say the right things and kiss the right ass to get promoted. Don't stir the waters and you'll be fine. Been there too. Fuck all that. I don't want thirty pieces of silver, Ill keep my soul. Raptor 2, out.