SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. WasdinSPOILER ALERT
I found this book OK at first but then I got bored by listening to Wasdins hypocrisy. I hate the damn liberal media, oh unless I am trying to make a buck selling my book, then they are OK. He talks about how he respects all the other soldiers and then goes on to say how much better his SEALs and Delta are. He talks about how in Somalia they did not hang out with the Rangers because they were above them. Then, later goes on, many times, saying how they fought bravely. Pretty condescending if you ask me.
He and his buddies beat up a Tunisian guy in a bar for criticizing the USA, then they beat up the bouncer when he tries to stop them from leaving. When the cops arrive they take them on. I guess he takes his oath to defend the US Constitution (freedom of speech) seriously. Oh, and when they finally go their court date the judge dismissed all charges based on the fact that they are serving our country. I am pretty sure that joining the service, no matter how elite, does not make you above the law. I guess Wasdin and the judge disagree.
He also talks about brands (sunglasses and knives and pants) more than my sister did when we were in high school, and that was a lot.
I especially like when he goes to a church Brother after he has killed someone about how it will affect his time in eternity. He is assured that it wont affect him negatively. OK, I guess this brother knows all. I will never question the morals of what I am doing again. Brother Ron said its OK. And he must be right. It is pretty weird how he can ask one guy if its OK (as if he is asking god himself) and when he gets an answer he likes he accepts it as truth.
Oh, then there are the animals that he klls for fun. He stomps a captured rat with his foot. Kills many Kangaroos, one wild pig, a deer, gazelles, and impala, and tortures a goat or two by shooting and stabbing it in multiple locations. The goat torture was to learn how to save other soldiers. I am sure the best way to learn how to save a human being from a gunshot is to practice on goats.
The guy sounds like a jerk, and since he write the book Im guessing its pretty accurate on that account.
I have a friend that was a NAVY Seal and know a guy that was in SF in Norway, and found them to be more than professional and mature. They knew how to have fun but would never start a fight. They would fight to win if they had no other choices but they were always the ones saying lets just walk away.
I enjoyed reading about the training and the missions but I did not like who I was reading about, especially his arrogance.
Finally, the fact is that the book is pretty poorly written. My review is probably poorly written but then I an a scientist not a writer. If you like this kind of book I really recommend Jarhead. Its a better book and the writing is very good. The author is also more likable.
Here is another funny thing. On goodreads I have only received agreeing comments on this review. I posted the same review on Kindle/Amazon and people were angry. I was berated and ridiculed as unpatriotic.
Sad Quotes To Read When You're Feeling Lost
And while it does help to have a strong support system helping you, ultimately, you have to be the one to find yourself again; because no one else is in charge of your future , you have to make the decisions that are best for you. Questioning everything usually comes at a time when you feel stuck; when it feels like your life is going nowhere, your relationships have stagnated, and nothing excites you anymore. Of course, there may be underlying causes of these feelings like depression which shouldn't be ignored , but whatever the reason is, all you want is to find your confidence and enjoy life again.
Howard E. Wasdin
10 Inspirational Quotes For When You're Beginning To Question EVERYTHING
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "lost" Showing of 1, From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
There are many reasons why sometime we feel empty and lost inside. Whatever the case, you should not allow yourself to get stuck in this lost state. They will help you understand yourself better so you can create the life you love. Try to give yourself enough self-care and self-love. To help you understand yourself better, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and honest feeling lost quotes, feeling lost sayings, and feeling lost proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being lost quotes, being lost sayings, and being lost proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources., Everyone feels a little lost at some point during their lives and it is at these times that we truly begin to question ourselves and the essence of existence. Many who have gone before us have had to wrestle with these same feelings and, luckily for us, they have passed on their wisdom.
At some point or another, we all feel a little bit lost in life. With so many decisions to make, so many unknowns making us question our existence, and so many responsibilities to juggle, our vision can sometimes become clouded. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come. Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.