Since the invasion of Poland by the Nazi blitzkrieg in 1939, it has been in the Military Sacred Scrolls and Historical Commandment Tablets that Cavalry is dead. It was a foolish thing when the Poles attacked tanks on horseback and think they had any chance of winning. It couldn’t be done then and now in modern times, no way Jose.
Till a group of Green Berets and a bunch of Afghanis did just that in the opening days of the War on Terror. Not only they won that battle, but they toppled the Taliban as the De Facto governance of the country.
There has been many High Speed-Low Drag shit done during these years of war, including the killing of Bin Laden, but nothing can topple that, specially from a group of truly special operators who avoid door-kicking-superman actions and shy away from any publicity.
The movie “12 Strong” based in the book “Horse Soldiers” has ruffled the Social Warrior Justice’s feathers something awful.
This quote should give you all you need to know:
The Taliban are portrayed as black-clad savages, executing women who teach others above eight years old how to read and write.
Not for nothing, but that is an accurate portrayal of the Taliban. Others include the beat downs as a first and only warning of males not wearing beards; after that was death by an assortment of methods. Suicide bombers targeting strictly civilian targets and the destruction of any historical artifact from an era or culture not mentioned in the Quran apparently escaped the critics. It should not be surprising since at the time, “human rights” organizations were more into trying to denounce the US and have US Soldiers tried for Crimes against Humanity than actually go after the truly evil fucks that ran Afghanistan and gave OBL refuge.
I cannot tell you if the movie is any good and I will keep to my tradition to wait for it in PPV eschewing theaters, but if it is any close to the book, it should be a decent flick. I hope it makes money and pisses the critics off just like it happened with Act of Valor.
HatTip Justin Blogson