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    Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    I wonder if the liberal media will at least give this a token mention?

    FOXNews.com - Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Capt. Kyle Walton remembers pressing himself into the jagged stones that covered the cliff in northeast Afghanistan.

    Machine gun rounds and sniper fire ricocheted off the rocks. Two rounds slammed into his helmet, smashing his head into the ground. Nearby, three of his U.S. Army Special Forces comrades were gravely wounded. One grenade or a well-aimed bullet, Walton thought, could etch April 6, 2008 on his gravestone.

    Walton and his team from the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group had been sent to kill or capture terrorists from a rugged valley that had never been penetrated by U.S. forces or, they had been told, the Soviets before them.

    He peered over the side of the cliff to the dry river bed 60 feet below and considered his options. Could he roll the wounded men off and then jump to safety? Would they survive the fall?

    By the end of the six-hour battle deep within the Shok Valley, Walton would bear witness to heroics that on Friday would earn his team 10 Silver Stars, the most for a single battle in Afghanistan.

    Walton, a Special Forces team leader, and his men described the battle in an interview with The Associated Press last week. Most seem unimpressed they've earned the Army's third-highest award for combat valor.
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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    This is a heroic story, and I appreciated you bringing it to our attention. Then you just had to get in a mean-spirited partisian insult... and that was a real buzzkill.

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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    Awesome story, good job boys.
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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    Usa Usa Usa Usa! Down With Those Terrorist Mofos!

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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Then you just had to get in a mean-spirited partisian insult... and that was a real buzzkill.
    If it was so mean spirited then how many times did stories like these make the front page and get the same coverage as stories of troop misconduct(alleged Haditha massacre, Torture, or Abu Ghraib prison scandal)? The truth is if stories like these actually do get a mention, it is a token mention so the media can falsely claim that some how mentioning a story like this only once or putting it some obscure section of the newspaper somehow makes them unbiased.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    A token mention doesn't make equal coverage.
    Widening the goal posts? Noted.
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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Widening the goal posts? Noted.
    He has a point, why don't you address it? The record of MSM's lack of reporting on good actions by our troops speaks for itself, and is undeniable by you.
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    Re: Afghan Cliff Clash Earns U.S. Military Unit Record 10 Silver Stars

    Pussy liberals with their homo poetry and cry baby Nietzsche bull****. Macho conservatives with their massive biceps, guns and cans of PROTEIN FILLED TUNA.

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