Epic Rap Battles: Special Forces vs MARSOC

Okay, if you’re a Marine or spent some time in the Army or military and care about the various special forces units, then you’ll love this video. It’s epic.

But if you’re a civilian and have no knowledge about the fierce competition between the elite units of our armed forces, and if you don’t know any of the hundreds of military acronyms, and if you’re easily offended by profanity or the fact that we still train amazingly talented killers, then just go ahead and skip this. Trust me. You’ll hate it or wonder what the big deal is.

With all the warnings out of the way, I present to you:

Epic Rap Battles: Army Special Forces vs MARSOC

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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4 responses to “Epic Rap Battles: Special Forces vs MARSOC

  1. The Special Forces (Snake Eaters) guys were a trip in my day. Don’t hear much about them anymore, which is probably the way it should be.

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    • Good point. Totally agree.

      And the work of the Special Forces in Afghanistan in the beginning was out-of-this world good. Precisely what they were designed and trained to do. Send in small units that train and coordinate indigenous forces, that speak the languages and don’t go scaring the bejesus out of the locals like an American grunt battalion full of 19 year olds will do.

      Why in the world we transitioned from Special Forces to traditional units in Afghanistan, and then decided to rebuild it at the pace we attempted, is absolutely beyond me. And in my opinion, it completely defies common sense, it goes against what kind of realistic advancement Afghanistan was prepared for, and I honestly believe it was the best gift we could have ever given the Taliban: A ton of Americans in their land that they could spread loads of propaganda about.

      We should have continued to deal with the Northern Alliance and the various village elders, many of whom of course had some suspect ties. But, you can’t build a democracy in ten years. Not when they’re starting where Afghanistan was starting from…

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  2. Tough training for sure, and needed for a strong military. I was with STRAC (Strength Tough Ready Around the Clock) for most of my time, but when I went to Fort Bragg I was with SAC (Strategic Army Command) during the Cuban Crisis. Again, we were ready to go if the balloon went up. We may laugh at STRAC and SAC today, but it was darn serious back then. Thanks for the post Stan.

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    • I don’t think ANYONE laughs STRAC or SAC today. We all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. Their lessons learned and example set is one of the primary reasons that we have without question the greatest fighting force in the world today.

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