The New Ranger "Rule" - Page 2




 
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March 18th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
Yea, the Army is volunteer right now, if they can't handle it then they shouldn't be a Ranger, the rules shouldn't change so they can....

What a bunch of stuff this is.

F.U.B.A.R.
March 18th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Firstly, this was written a year ago, not a few weeks ago.

Secondly, Hackworth is a hack. Most of the stuff he writes is BS and he no longer has a good standing reputation.

No one bothered to check the veracity of this before it was posted. Why is that? Kind of silly to get on a rant about something that is highly exaggerated and may not even be true.

There have been changes made at RTB, but none that have made Ranger school any easier. Find a recent grad and ask him how "easy" it was.

And btw, Ranger school doesn't make Rangers, Ranger Battalion does. As is said .. "The tab is just a school, the scroll is a way of life." Those with tabs and no time in Batt are NOT Rangers.
March 18th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
^^^ From the pro... Yea, I just assumed it was true like a n00b.
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March 18th, 2004  
engineer205
 
im confused with all of the political correctness and paranoia going around in the army. The navy seems to be doing fine not cuuting slack on their Marines and SEAL's. Will the Army continue to be a fighting force or will we just sit back and let the Marines alone in the battlefield?
March 18th, 2004  
engineer205
 
oh, Im a dumbass, I just read Rndersafe's comment after I replied. I gues the reply I made previously would go better as a new post.
March 30th, 2004  
cryhavoc
 
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March 30th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
What the H..l is going on

I do really hope that this is not right.

But sadly this seems to have become the reallity in several countries today..
I think it may be the increased focus on peace keeping missions that is to "blame" for this.
Quote:
"Peacekeeping is not a job for soldiers, but only soldiers can do it"
- Dag Hammarskjöld,
the second
Secretary-General of the United Nations
The soldiers is used more and more as policemen and humanitarian workers abroad, and I think it's good thing for the "regular soldier" to have a more "humane" attitude when facing situations/missions like this..
Emptying your entire clip into a crowd of women and children is not good procedure....

But special operations soldier is a complete different situation.


I don't think the Norwegian SOF's has had any incidents like this (yet!?), they are still extremelly professional units.
But it's a very closed and "secret" community, and not many outside the SOF community knows much about them.
And I think that's a very good thing.
Read about the Norwegian Special Forces here: http://www.mil.no/languages/english/...791&source=ftd

We have seen too many examples where media has f...ed up good units, by giving them bad media coverage..
Samething with the Swedish SF.
April 5th, 2004  
eyesbehindthelines
 
Hack s---s... nuff said.
April 13th, 2004  
Creizai
 
I think its Total bs, I'm going to try my best to join the Rangers next year, and the last thing i want is to get in because its too easy, totally removes the respect being a Ranger is all about
April 13th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Creizai
I think its Total bs, I'm going to try my best to join the Rangers next year, and the last thing i want is to get in because its too easy, totally removes the respect being a Ranger is all about
If you had bothered to read the thread, you would see this story has been rebuked and shown not to be true. If you are going to be a Ranger, you'll need to pay attention to detail.