CHESTER HAS MOVED!: PsyOps

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

PsyOps

My Way News: "A psychological operations unit broadcast announcements in Arabic meant to draw out gunmen. An Iraqi translator from the group said through a loudspeaker: 'Brave terrorists, I am waiting here for the brave terrorists. Come and kill us. Plant small bombs on roadsides. Attention, attention, terrorists of Fallujah.'" Read elsewhere that Marine were broadcasting heavy metal to drown out mosque announcements . . .

9 Comments:

Blogger PureData said...

Lots of pictures being released.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=676&e=10&u=/usatoday/ustestsnewtacticsinurbanwarfare

Slideshow there.

November 9, 2004 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Corrie said...

How about some classic Queen?

'Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening me!'
...
'I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me'
(He’s just a poor boy from a poor family -
Spare him his life from this monstrosity)
'Easy come easy go-,will you let me go?'
BISMILLAH - NO! WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
'Let me gooooo!'
BISMILLAH - NO! WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
'Let me go!'
WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
'Let me go - '
WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!
'Let me go - '
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!
'Mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Beezelbub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for meeeeeeee!"

*rock out to air guitar*


'Bismillah', btw, means "in the name of God" - highy appropriate, don'tcha think? :-D

November 9, 2004 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger PureData said...

Both Iraqi and US Soldiers seen.

November 9, 2004 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger PureData said...

There are not a lot of casualties at the evacuation LZs. LZ is not hot.

November 9, 2004 at 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that they were blasting AC/DC.
Personally, I'd think it would be funny, if in poor taste, to blast out some Bruce Springsteen and REM....

November 9, 2004 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger USMC_Vet said...

My personal anthem when I think of our boys chewing dirt looking for these bastards comes from Creed:


The mouths of envious
Always find another door
While at the gates of paradise they
beat us down some more
But our mission’s set in stone
‘Cause the writing’s on the wall
I’ll scream it from the mountain tops
pride comes before a fall

So many thoughts to share
All this energy to give
Unlike those who hide the truth
I tell it like it is
If the truth will set you free
I feel sorry for your soul
Can’t you hear the ringing ‘cause
for you the bell tolls

I’m just a freedom fighter
No remorse
Raging on in holy war
Soon there’ll come a day
When you’re face to face with me
Face to face with me

Can’t you hear us coming?
People marching all around
Can’t you see we’re coming?
Close your eyes it’s over now
Can’t you hear us coming?
The fight has only just begun
Can’t you see we’re coming?

I’m just a freedom fighter
No remorse
Raging on in holy war
Soon there’ll come a day
When you’re face to face with me
Face to face with me.


The streets of Falluja are worthy of this new Temporary Tactical Marines Hymn.

Happy Birthday Marines...wherever you are.

November 9, 2004 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger AFbrat said...

REALLY appreciate all the work you're doing to keep us updated. I think I wrote an email to you once, regarding a comment you left on another blog. I can't remember the topic - something military - but I do remember asking if you lived in Manchester NH (my in-laws are in Nashua). Yes, I see you're in TX and you emailed back telling me same - I lived in Austin and San Antonio as a kid.

I just hit the tip jar. Your blog's getting deserved attention = expenses. Keep it up, your readers are grateful!

Best to you, Jaymie C. in Portland OR

November 9, 2004 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger BigFire said...

I don't think the Pope has ever forgiven the US Marines for blasting 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny" to His Holiness's embassy during Operation Just Cause to flush Manuel Noriega. Time to dig that ole classic out.

November 9, 2004 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A quote from the story at the Yahoo link in a previous comment stands out:

"It is very different and very difficult, beyond what we've ever had to do," General Webster says. "This puts infinitely more demand on our young soldiers and leaders, because in urban operations you have to be very decentralized."

This points out the importance of our communications abilities, as well as the emphasis on leadership pushed well down into the NCO ranks. I know from experience that the Marine Corps does this quite well; in the first Gulf War, I was a Cpl filling a SSgt billet, and no one in my chain of command gave it a second thought. They just assumed an E4 could handle an E6 job if necessary.

And Happy Birthday, Marines!

November 10, 2004 at 5:35 AM  

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