Really, Are We Really…. Leaving?

| May 11, 2021

Didn’t we say “We’re leaving” a while back, and yet, we were still there?

Well, then, since we are officially leaving the Middle East behind, and taking our stuff along or trashing it so that it is unusable, is there any surprise in this news that the USNavy has seized a large shipment of weaponry in the Arabian Sea? The article indicates that it was bound for Yemen. Nice on-deck photo of the haul, too.

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/05/09/us-navy-seizes-arms-shipment-in-arabian-sea-likely-bound-for-yemen/

It should not come as a surprise, however, since the British Navy’s patrol ship HMS Winston Churchill spotted and seized shipments of weapon carried by local dhows to the coast of Somalia, back in February.  https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/02/16/guided-missile-destroyer-winston-churchill-seizes-thousands-of-illicit-weapons-from-dhows-off-somalia-coast/

If all they want to do is kill each other off over nothing, why are we standing in their way?

Just happy that our people are coming home. Now, if we can just get the “Wokists” out of the military and let it do what it’s supposed to do….    Hey, I can dream, can’t I?

Category: Gulf War

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  1. David says:

    Unless in shallow water, one would think on-the-spot scuttling (with crew aboard) would soon discourage the smuggling?

    • Slow Joe says:

      We are not allowed to hurt our enemies. It is in General Order #1.

    • A number of years ago I received a video showing the Russian special forces liberating a Russian ship from the somali pirates and showed the spec ops guys tying up the somalis to the railings of their own boat and then scuttling the boat with explosives sending the boat and crew to the bottom. Words were all in Russian.

  2. KoB says:

    Now who do we think the Iranians are buying/supplying those types and quantities of weapons from. Not like you can go down to the corner gunz store and pick them up there.

    Remember the scene in the John Wayne “Green Berets” motion picture when the MSgt was holding up the various weapons to the reporter and naming off the Communist Countries that the weapons were made in? Pepper Ridge Farms remembers. Some things never change. Those people have been killing one another for eons and NOTHING anyone can do will stop it. Maybe we should send a native of that area and her squad to help those folks out?

    • SFC D says:

      If we can’t stop it, we could take over as the preferred arms dealer. They kill each other, we turn a profit, and capitalism wins again.

  3. John Seabee says:

    Nice haul. Wouldn’t mind having that Dragunov SVU in the right center foreground.

  4. Sparks says:

    From the listed article. “The war has killed some 130,000 people, including over 13,000 civilians slain in targeted attacks”.

    We kill a civilian by accident and it’s world news and heads role. On the other hand, they love killing one another. So I agree with Ex-PH2. Let them slaughter each other till Allah is happy. Eventually, Saudi Arabia and its friendly neighbors will have enough and give Iran a thorough ass-kicking. Unless they call on the US again to help, in which case I would say, good luck fellas. You Shias and Sunnis figure it out amongst yourselves.

  5. SFC D says:

    In the clearing stands a boxer
    And a fighter by his trade
    And he carries the reminders
    Of every glove that laid him down
    And cut him till he cried out
    In his anger and his shame
    “I am leaving, I am leaving”
    But the fighter still remains, he’s still remains

  6. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again… Democrats can’t wait for the national humiliation.

  7. MK75Gunner says:

    Just FYI The Winston Churchill is the USS Winston Churchill, DDG-81, an Arleigh Burke class Destroyer not a British Patrol Ship

  8. Martinjmpr says:

    We’ll never “leave” the Middle East as long as it has strategic importance (nor should we) but there’s no sense in basing troops in hostile countries to serve as pop-up targets for the enemy when there are much less risky options like basing them in friendly countries or offshore.

    And before anyone says “there aren’t any friendly countries in the M.E.” that’s bullshit, there are a bunch of them: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Quatar, Bahrain, Turkey, Israel and Jordan right off the top of my head. Even Djibouti would probably qualify.

    So pull the troops out of the places where they’re getting shot at (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria) and keep them close by but out of harms way.