Friday, October 1, 2010

Operation Clusterfrak, Not the Video

I don't think that Operation Clusterfuck would have been anything like this:

4 comments:

Jimh. said...

What the hell movie is that? Forgive my uneducated outburst!

Maybe we should take away the M-4s and equip our guys with Springfields. I didn't see any IEDs...

Can you believe that was a "more civilized" time? Imagine tripping the fourth guy in line! Dominoes!

tom said...

Pedicaris ALIVE or the Raisuli DEAD
(thank GOD for Theodore Roosevelt)

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

The Wind and the Lion, circa 1975. They were carrying Krags. John Milius, who wrote and directed the movie, is a bit of a nut about getting the weapons correct. In 1904, Marines would not have been issued Springfields.

The premise of the movie is mostly fiction. It was Mr. Pedicaris who was kidnapped, not his wife. Pedicaris was a Greek citizen. Roosevelt acted on the premise that Raisuli might have believed Pedicaris to be an American. He also used the incident to stir up popular support for his election (sound familiar?). And the Marines did not intervene in Morocco.

kaigun said...

Impressive. Imagine trying to march sailors more than a few months out of boot camp now. It's like herding cats.