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#233686 - 03/28/07 06:49 PM US Marines training in Belize
Barbara K Offline
http://www.channel5belize.com/archive_detail_story.php?story_id=18224

"the B.D.F. is running a Jungle Warfare course for members of the U.S. marines and so they will come to Belize go into the jungle and we will train them because they have lost that capability in their forces. They use to have a base in Panama which closed down a couple years ago, so they are keen to develop jungle fighting skills again and so the B.D.F. will be helping them in that process.”

Who are we invading next that we need jungle training? Isn't Iran desert/mountains? North Korea - what's their terrain? Venezuela? Will it never end???

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#233687 - 03/28/07 06:57 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: Barbara K]
ckocian Offline
It's the same thing they've been doing for years. They do a joint exercise with the Brits, I think. Have seen the brass in Belize City staying at the Radisson around the same time every year.

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#233688 - 03/28/07 07:03 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: ckocian]
Anonymous
Warming up for Nicaragua II and Venezuela I, I hope! ;-)

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#233690 - 03/28/07 07:18 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: ]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Perhaps Cuba? Didn't the US loose their last jungle "conflict"? Creole - Haad eayas pickney go da shop two time; English - Hard ears pickney go to the shop two times. Translation - stubborn folks waste time and resources.


Too bad most of the resources come back in body bags.
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#233694 - 03/28/07 07:26 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
Otteralum Offline
Coming from a military family with significant ties to top brass, I can tell you the military generally wants to be ready for any type of conflict any where and where there's an opportunity to train, you don't pass it up. It's crazy to tie training activity to any nefarious purpose in itself.

Training minimizes the need for body bags.
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#233695 - 03/28/07 07:27 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: Otteralum]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Borat had the best idea - INVADE CANADA! They'll never see it coming. Having the object of suprize is the greatest of military tactics.
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#233696 - 03/28/07 07:29 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
Otteralum Offline
good idea SIN. I always thought that Guantanamo bay was too nice for enemy combatants -- we should store them up on Baffin island somewhere.
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#233699 - 03/28/07 07:30 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
I think it's kinda' cute that the BDF are training US Marines (he he he). You would have thought the "Gurkahs" of the Royal Drangoon would have filled the bill, the best jungle warriors in the World.
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#233700 - 03/28/07 07:38 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
Bobber Offline
I think we should respond by offering the BDF some desert training. Or winter ops. Hey SIN, you a veteran? Of anything?
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#233706 - 03/28/07 08:11 PM Re: US Marines training in Belize [Re: Bobber]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
No, I wasn't much good at fixin' up sick animals.

Seriously, my grandfather who served in WWI, my Grandmother who was in the USO, my uncles who served in WWII and Korea and my Dad who was in SE Asia for that mess, advised me not to join. They witnessed a more violent place leaving this world than when the entered it and figured they didn't see much sense in me becoming cannon fodder for some political issue.

So I guess that's a "no" to your question. But I was in some gang fights up in Cayo as a youth and still have the bullet holes in me to prove it.

The BDF doesn't really need outside training. It's a "defense force" and not really into cleansing the World of evil. We have the anglo-american world power for that and bless em' for it.

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