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September 27th, 2005   #1
Italian Guy
 
 

101st Airborne bad guys? info


Excerpt from an article by a stupid journalist (my translation, sorry):

The 101st Airborne Division has been deployed in Iraq again. 20,000 assault men, who left Fort Campbell after the last briefing last Sat.
"It is a type of troop that is not used", as the official statement says, "To train policemen and Iraqi security forces": It is a war troop. Is the attck on Iran imminent? Or on Syria, a targeted country, and an easier enemy, given its weakness? What is sure is that the 101st was withdrawn from Iraq 2 yrs ago. And it's only the fifth time in history (including 2 world wars) that it is deployed at the maximum of its capacity.


I'm perfectly aware of the absurdity of terms like "war troop". And also of idiocies such as "imminent attack on Iran", with 20K troops...my God I mean everybody knows it takes hundreds of troops to do that and it's not a matter of snap your finger and make a war. These people live on the clouds. Please guys gimme your comment on this, I'm going to expose this guy asap. Thank you.


"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it".
Pericles.


 
September 27th, 2005   #2
StarS
 
i know the 82th airborne is involved in peacekeeping missions (seen on the military channel)....i do not know about if the 101st ever was involved in peace keeping missions or not, but hey atleast more troops where they are needed. Maybe it has to do with the administrations redirecting national guard and reserve to distater areas and so they deployed the 101st. to Iraq instead of the national guard.
 
September 27th, 2005   #3
Italian Guy
 
 
Thank you StarS. Yeah I know about the 82nd, you know I often post stuff here and ask the guys to help me debunk it so that I can learn things from people who are actually personally acquainted or involved. They have helped me lots through these past months and yrs.
 
September 28th, 2005   #4
82ndMechanic
 
Be careful what you read.

The 101st is a division. Divisions are about 15000 soldiers. 20000? Thats a high number. What else is untrue?
 
September 28th, 2005   #5
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 82ndMechanic
Be careful what you read.

The 101st is a division. Divisions are about 15000 soldiers. 20000? Thats a high number. What else is untrue?
I noticed that. I just trust you guys more than I trust myself on these technical issues. Some journalists are just complete idiots. I'll check the 101st size.

Update: Yes it has 20 K soldiers (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/ira....airborne.html) - oh well at least according to the CNN
 
September 28th, 2005   #6
82ndMechanic
 
Plus - the 101st will deploy with MPs and other assets - but all infantry units are "war troops". A lot of it might be lost in the translation - but it seems retarded.
 
September 28th, 2005   #7
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 82ndMechanic
Be careful what you read.

The 101st is a division. Divisions are about 15000 soldiers. 20000? Thats a high number. What else is untrue?
that number is more like 26,000 including all troops at the base. We have fattened up in the last couple of years

Due to OPSEC, I cannot comment too much on this. the 101st will be doing nothing more than what is already being done over in Iraq. Remember, up until AUG< I was with 1st BCT and my wife is over there right now.


"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel
 
September 28th, 2005   #8
phoenix80
 
 
Is that right that it takes one man to prepare another man for a war?

15000 Combat troops need 15000 supply personnel!
 
September 28th, 2005   #9
StarS
 
to italian Guy, i am used to have to guess, but now the real guys involved are around i guess i do not need to guess anymore... :P
 
September 28th, 2005   #10
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarS
to italian Guy, i am used to have to guess, but now the real guys involved are around i guess i do not need to guess anymore... :P
Thank you man!
 



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