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Subject: Military Wisdom
    #1411059 - 03/26/03 10:12 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

1. "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography." - Paul

2. "A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least
expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit"
- Army's Magazine of Preventive Maintenance.

3. "Aim towards the Enemy" - Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher.

4. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. (U.S. Marine

5. Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs always hit
the ground. (U.S. Air Force)

6. If the enemy is in range, so are you. (Infantry Journal)

7. It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just
bombed. (U.S. Air Force Manual)

8. Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never
encountered automatic weapons. (Gen. MacArthur)

9. Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo. (Infantry Journal)

10. You, you, and you ..... Panic. The rest of you, come with me. (U.S.
Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt)

11. Tracers work both ways. (U.S. Army Ordnance)

12. Five-second fuses only last three seconds. (Infantry Journal)

13. Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever
volunteer to do anything. (U.S. Navy Swabbie)

14. Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. (David Hackworth)

15. If your attack is going too well, you have walked into an ambush.
(Infantry Journal)

16. No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection. No inspection-ready
unit ever survived combat (Joe Gay)

17. Any ship can be a minesweeper ..... once. (Admiral Hornblower)

18. Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do. (Unknown Marine

19. Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you. (Your Buddies)

20. Mines are equal-opportunity weapons. (Saddam Hussein)

21. If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission
properly. (David Hackworth)

22. Waterproof sleeping shelters ..... aren't.

23. Smokeless powder ..... isn't.

24. Always store beer in dark places.

25. Get your first shot off fast. This may upset your enemy enough to allow
you to make your second shot count.

26. You can have peace --- or you can have freedom. Don't count of having
both at once.

27. Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.

28. Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be

29. Peace is an extension of war by political means.

30. Anything free is worth what you pay for it.

31. When handling stinging insects, move slowly.

The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began!

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Re: Subject: Military Wisdom [Re: Ripple]
    #1411857 - 03/26/03 04:31 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Some of these are pretty funny. :smile:

Without everything wouldn't nothing be everything and without nothing wouldn't everything be nothing.I am the beginning and the end,the source and the void, the light and the darkness,i am but a small drop of the ocean yet i am an ocean unto myself

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Re: Subject: Military Wisdom [Re: 3eyedgod]
    #1413509 - 03/27/03 08:09 AM (15 years, 30 days ago)

"A dream came true for American aviators this week as they unleashed firebombs over Tokyo and Osaka, proving that when properly kindled, Japanese cities burn like autumn leaves."
-Time, 1943

"I have no valid complaint against hustlers. No rational bitch. But the act of selling is repulsive to me. I harbor a secret urge to whack a salesman in the face, crack his teeth and put red bumps around his eyes." -Hunter S Thompson

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Re: Subject: Military Wisdom [Re: Ripple]
    #1413871 - 03/27/03 10:23 AM (15 years, 30 days ago)


1. "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."
- Paul Rodriguez

True, true... :smile:


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Re: Subject: Military Wisdom [Re: Papaver]
    #1414557 - 03/27/03 03:21 PM (15 years, 30 days ago)

"the object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other fucker die for his" - Patton

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Re: Subject: Military Wisdom [Re: Ripple]
    #1415774 - 03/28/03 01:23 AM (15 years, 29 days ago)

some of these are from the notebooks of lazarus long...

old enough to know better
not old enough to care

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Re: Subject: Military Wisdom [Re: gnrm23]
    #1427080 - 04/03/03 09:33 PM (15 years, 23 days ago)

"The First Casualty Of War Is Innosence"

guess who said that :smile:

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