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(Drudge)   New report: Delta Force "cannot perform magic"   ( divider line
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2001-11-04 07:53:27 AM  
Here, let me conjure up Osama's head on a platter.
2001-11-04 07:54:48 AM  
But, I saw on a movie that they can fire at least 100 rounds out of a 30 round clip!

first chuck norris reference goes to me!

(I don't know if I'm proud or ashamed)
2001-11-04 08:29:22 AM  
When do members of a secret counter terror force go blabing to the press? Hold on bob let me make a phone call to The New Yorker. I do not expect magic from them however something smells funny and its not my dirty old socks.

It seems like the new yorker is stealing chapters of Black Hawk Down for its news articles.
2001-11-04 08:31:48 AM  
Maybe they're trying to get a syndicated show, like "Cops".
2001-11-04 09:00:31 AM  
MediaMadeMeKill: Q. "When do members of a secret counter terror force go blabing to the press?"

A. when there incredibly pissed off :)
2001-11-04 09:31:35 AM  
Correct Visidan. I heard about this awhile ago. There is a lot more to the story. Appearantly our "friends" the northern alliance had assured us that the area was secure. Then the special forces were ambushed. (hehe I said bush...) Anyway, there is serious rethink about our new "friends" and their loyality to us.
2001-11-04 09:33:15 AM  
Matt Drudge posted it, so it must be true.
2001-11-04 09:48:57 AM  
"These guys have had a case of the ass since Mogadishu."

That's classic.
2001-11-04 10:04:30 AM  
Trust no one but Scully
2001-11-04 10:09:43 AM  
They'll just have to draft Siegfried and Roy. And the tiger. That should scare a few Afghanis...
2001-11-04 10:50:33 AM  
i thought the delta force dudes were supposed to be hard core. did they think that none of them were ever going to get hurt? nobody is forced into elite combat units, and nobody is mislead that elite combat units aren't dangerous. even if this is true it's bullshiat.
2001-11-04 11:28:00 AM  
You have no idea what it takes those guys to get into Delta, also the training they have is unreal. These guys are not cannon fodder to be wasted.
They are also good enough to speak up loud and clear when they get farked around by the top brass and the brass listens.
2001-11-04 11:48:03 AM  
Anyone ever read "Rainbow Six" by Tom Clancy?

Think that.
2001-11-04 12:23:29 PM  
Well, if the Delta Force isn't magic, looks like we're gonna have to send the Yankees in there. (Um, we'll ignore Game 6, I'm concentrating on games 4 and 5 here people!)
2001-11-04 01:26:58 PM  
Tom Clancy must be farking irate.

The Pentagon just pissed off Delta Force people. I can only imagine the fallout behind the scenes.

Here's a tip: Don't piss Delta Force personnel off.

Also, I can only imagine what a pissed off Delta Force member looks like when he's performing angry E&E.
2001-11-04 01:43:54 PM  
"I didn't come to save Rambo from you, I came to save you from Rambo..."

I have a hard time believing a beret would admit to being ill-prepared, or the brass would be upset b/c the rangers stole some thunder with that super-sexy, nightvision, green-blip-on-a-screen parachute drop...the berets (and the seals) must have no profile at all...unless of course one of these special forces guys is planning on running for governor of a midwestern state
2001-11-04 01:58:44 PM  
I live here in North Carolina, near Fort Bragg where the Delta guys are based. You can always tell if the Army guy standing behind you in line at the grocery store is in Delta Force. They dont say it, but you just know.
2001-11-04 03:26:02 PM  
BX, if a Delta operator was standing behind you, you wouldn't know he was in the Army....

2001-11-04 03:41:21 PM  
"think we can perform farking magic"
thats what it says. farking magic is pretty powerful... or so my girlfriend claims.
2001-11-04 03:42:57 PM  
Yeah, I saw Delta Force several years ago and I can attest that it sucked ass, even by mid-to-late-eighties standards.

-he who stacks pork
2001-11-04 03:45:40 PM  
It must be cool to be in Delta just for the mere fact that you can grow out your hair and facial hair in the army.
2001-11-04 05:55:59 PM  
Of course they can't do magic. Doug Henning left the Delta Force many years ago David Copperfield still isn't airborne qualified.
2001-11-04 06:26:54 PM  
Every year, Delta members have to take an Army picture. They have to shave and get a haircut. And they don't like it at all. (Blackhawk Down)

"These guys have had a case of the ass since Mogadishu." A real soldier spoke these words. I've never heard that phrase (case of the ass) outside of the military. The real military, not the one that gets paper-cuts.

These guys are not shock troops. That's Rangers. These guys are sneaky, dangerous, and smart. In Mogadishu, they started operating on their own, and the Rangers (despite being some of the best around) were basically along for the ride. There was some fallout over that.

If Delta troopers are biatching to the press, it must be bad.
2001-11-04 10:50:52 PM  
You have no idea what it takes those guys to get into Delta, also the training they have is unreal. These guys are not cannon fodder to be wasted.

i probably have about as good an idea as you do. and people get hurt all of the time in the military, just in training. moreso when the training is more intense. newsflash: people in combat get injured. they should just be happy they are still alive.
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