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on 28 February 2014
I ordered this book for my kindle. I had recently seen and enjoyed the movie and was curious for more info. Initially I was wary as I had seen some negative comments about the book being too right wing, too elitist, too religious blah blah! BUT ignore these moaners, they're the types that always pick fault, you know the ones, the faceless types that sit in their bedrooms on their laptops trying to pull others down.
Yes, it's a bit over the top, but with all due respect, Americans usually are. It's in their nature but hey ho!! maybe read books on French heroism..........exactly!! others took a negative view at the 'Navy seals are the best at everything they do!' comments, but you have to understand that they are conditioned to think so, and after him describing Hell Week I can understand his elitism. I served in the British Marines, we all thought we were the dogs nuts......well we are...see, its easy to be proud of the Unit you served with. No disrespect indented, but I would suspect the majority of the detractors hadn't served in a military unit or can appreciate "Esprit de corps".
He also makes reference to the fact that the Royal Navy fired cruise missiles alongside their American counterparts during the opening salvos of the Afghan war, doffs his cap to the SAS and even quotes Rudyard Kipling, which sets him apart from his peers who often forget about the contributions other countries and their troops have made on the War on Terror!
Ultimately, however il-judged their mission was, these 4 guys were brave beyond belief, my only criticism is why they didn't take the goatherds with them, get some distance and then set them loose, but hey, I wasn't there, so my thoughts are irrelevant. They were there and by All accounts, fought like tigers in a hopeless situation and I salute their bravery.