Originally posted by Orchid
Hear hear! And let's not forget how the U.S. military operation in 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia got all so wrong, the tale of which a great book, Blackhawk Down, tells. Their mission, to abduct top ranking lieutenants of the Somalian warlord, was supposed to take an hour, U.S.'s "elite soldiers" (the Deltas and the Rangers) carrying out the operation, but see what happened? The Somalians kicked their ass even what with the top-notch gear, training and planning the US soldiers had.
I want you to tell that to the 500 dead skinnies and over 1000 wounded (accurate stastics from the battle) sure tons of mistakes happend and shit hit the fan but... that mission was technically a success. No-one expected an RPG taking down a blackhawk thats a 1000:1 chance of it actualy happening. they say bin laden may have trained the men to take down a heli with an rpg just recently, the book did mention some getting training from sudan I beleive. But the people in washington pulled out..some think that if we went back in, considering adids forces where crippled after the engagment, that we would have been able to complete the campaign seccesfully.