Speaking as a History Teacher....AHEM: The AK was highly prized as a trophy because it usually was a sign that the bearer had personally killed the former owner. Yes they were valuable weapons, but until the MUJ supply lines got the ammo into their regular logistical chains, the ammo was fairly problematical. But it was exactly like an Apache Brave with a whole skew of white scalps on his belt. Fear and respect were heaped upon his name. Although, to be fair, the scalping idea never originated with the native Americans. That was an invention of the British during the French and Indian War.Quote:
Originally Posted by HotGuns
Jihad doesn't always work that way: aka as a uniter. Look at the months just post 911. The first 100 days to be precise. We put 100 operators into Afghanistan to work with the WarLords of the Northern Alliance and with their help (once properly trained and with close air support) within 100 days our guys had killed over 30,000 AQ and Taliban with negligible casualties on our side.
Read the book, THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN: TASK FORCE DAGGER by Robin Moore. Yes the same Robin Moore that wrote the book and movie the Green Berets during 'Nam. The only journalist to ever go thru the Airborne Course and the Q course and actually go along on SF ops. This old guy did so again over there. It shows the reverence to which he is held by the SF that they not only let him, but they really took care of the old guy.... but it gives the details on these ops.