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  1. #21
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    I think the short answer is repetition and mindset, resulting in "mindlessness."

    Something I have often been accused of, and not in a good way.

    Watched "The Seige of Jadotville" as well. Outside of the usual "blame America" undercurrent, it's a rattling good film. My first thought when I saw the AO was, "This place looks worse than Rorke's Drift!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheel View Post
    My apologies Joe & Bubba

    I could not get around to Warriortalk the last couple of days to reply to your posts.

    Funny how things turn out, I came across the movie The Finale that also covers more/less the same theme. This time it is how Mossad kidnapped and flew to Israel the only high ranking Nazi that escaped the prosecution, Adolf Eichmann. The story was also compelling.

    I saw the series on the Mossad you mentioned Joe when I scrolled down searching for something to watch. Thanks for your heads up I will it after I finish watching Sons of Anarchy, for the second time around.

    Series I watched that your guys will enjoy is Frontier and Sniper. Frontier stars Jason Momoa and is about the fur trade in the Americas.

    Sniper is based on the movie that starred Mark Whalberg and continues the story after he clears his name. As a remake goes it is not half bad, the story-line was intriguing and to my surprise Ryan Phillipe is convincing as a Special Forces Soldier.

    Speaking of which their is also a 6 part series called Special Forces where ordinary Britton`s gets to experience some of the training.

    Another military themed movie worth watching is Siege of Jadotville-The true story of an Australian unit that has to defend a fort somewhere in Africa during a Civil War.

    One movie I did not enjoy was 6 Days which tells the story of the SAS taking the Iranian Embassy. I was bored not because of the movie itself I think but because I have read about it so many times, every book on Special Forces you pick up tells the story, so I think I just knew the story to well.

    The new Shaft was also pretty funny and had my laughing out loud a couple of times.

    Thanks again for the heads up guys.

    Cheers
    Elfie
    Jadotville is about the Irish Army defe ding a post againsst the good guys, the anti communist mercenaries of Roger Falques and Jean Schramme during the first Congo Crisis in Katanga.

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    Ja I focused to much on the physical aspects of the fight again Papa, conditioning and technique and clear forgot about the fact that the Lion may older but it is still a lion. Able to take advantage of experience and training.
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    Ja I focused to much on the physical aspects of the fight again Papa, conditioning and technique and clear forgot about the fact that the lion may be older but it is still a lion. Able to take advantage of experience and training.

    I watched the Siege of Jadotville and liked it immensely.

    For me the story was, like it always ends up being in these situations, about the soldiers simply fighting for the man on their left and the man on their right in stark contrast to the cowardice displayed by the political leaders and the games they always like to play.

    How easy is it on the modern battlefield to pick up your enemies weapons and ammunition to use in the kinds of Sieges? I realize that in this case that the open ground between them and the enemy made it impossible to reach the weapons and ammunition.

    I know that specialized units train with and familiarize themselves with the weapons of their enemies but how realistic is this idea? Or is the modern battlefield simply to fluid to give the soldier an opportunity to press the weapons of his enemy into action if he runs low on ammunition?

    Or is it more about being able to train and fight alongside resistance fighters behind enemy lines using captured weapons and what will most likely be readily available to the soldier?

    Cheers
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    A surprising good movie worth watching is BRIGHT starring Will Smith. I am not a Science Fiction Fan it is a good "cop movie" the story simply taking place in the world.

    Unfortunately with some of the action sequences it was almost as if the camera man was late arriving at the scene/running towards the action and I felt like I was watching the scenes out of the corner of my eye.

    But it was not enough to ruin the flick for me, so check it out.

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    The King on Netflix. I clicked on this halfheartedly thinking it would be the usual mix of cheap sex, gory special effects, endless sword fights, and revisionist history. 100% wrong! It is a fantastic movie, all the more fantastic because it came from Netflix. It is historical fiction based and on the life of English king Henry V and on Shakespeare's historical fiction of same and a throwback to the days when (some) movies were about acting and directing rather than cheap stunts.

    As it moved on I could not help but make parallels to current history where a comparative political nothing from nowhere went on to lead a great nation, but enjoy the movie and philosophize later.
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    Hoezit! Bubba

    Thanks for the Heads Up.

    I was leery for the same reasons you were but I will now check it out tonight.

    You bring up an interesting point on the parallels found in history. I had an amazing history teacher throughout high-school who`s teaching style was based on pointing out these parallels, ones we could recognize in the world right "now", instead of being concerned with memorizing just exact times and dates.

    Not only pointing out the obvious, that we as humans have not really learned from our mistakes but more importantly discussing the decisions we as students would make right now to change the outcome. This way of looking at history has become a habit through the years and I still find myself constantly searching for connections.

    Doing this I sometimes surprise friends and family by predicting the actions/decisions and statements of politicians well in advance-going against conventional wisdom. I am able to draw these conclusions not because I am smarter than everybody else but I simply take advantage of what I learned about liberalism here and what the real meaning and motive behind the actions and words of these politicians are;taken together with the actions of politicians and people in power throughout history, you really end up with a limited playbook.

    Thanks again man and cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheel View Post
    A movie I forgot to mention last time was Fallen Angel. It is the story of who Mossad claims were the most effective agent, who happened to be President Nasar`s son in law.

    But interestingly if you watch the documentary of the investigative journalist who unmasked his identity, also available on Netflix, the Egyptians in turn claim him as their best Double Agent.

    By watching both one get`s a broad view and can decide for oneself which side has got it right.

    I believe that he was a Double Agent working closely with the president himself.

    More to this Story : https://ronenbergman.com/2015/04/the...who-never-was/ , it will enable you to enjoy the Movie even more if ,you read the Story behind it as told by one of Israels most gifted writers ( imho).

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    Red sea diving resort was awesome, brought back some cool memories for me..I spent 6 months in Sinai in 86 as part of the Multinational peace keeping force, and I had the best job in my Battalion, teaching scuba. Amazing diving there and some very cool shipwrecks.

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