I went to the movies last night to see the seven o'clock showing of the movie Lone Survivor. Clip in link. It was a very well done movie and the New Mexico locations were quite beautiful. The movie is based on the book of the same name and was authored by the last survivor, Marcus Luttrell. His survival was almost unbelievable. His three fellow Seals were lost.
The movie starts off by developing the characters and the Afghanistan war is the place. There mission was to capture a well known Taliban leader who had killed many of our Marines. A fire fight developed and it looks like the four Seals must have killed at least 100 Taliban soldiers.
In the end the movie showed that there are anti-Taliban citizens and they helped Marcus escape and survive. Even to their own deaths fighting the invading of their village by the Taliban. It was very touching when Marcus was then rescued by his fellow soldiers and his goodbyes to the village elder and a little boy.
I have heard that the left in our country is calling this movie one of racism and hegemony by the USA. What a crock of shit. There are black, Asian and Hispanic Seals and you can see them for yourself in this flick. All Seals have a bond of brotherhood, regardless of color. The American Seals treat the Afghans they capture with respect and eventually release them. (that is how they are discovered).
I would suggest every Amerocan see this movie and then you all can celebrate the bravery of these men. God Bless the men who did not come back. Rest in Peace brave Americans.