first published on November 17, 2015 by Josh
This Jabhat al-Nusrah fighter catches his enemy off guard, neither fighter was prepared for the encounter.
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus, Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher
This is what happens when one of the targets, meets one of the ten men who shouldn’t even be there.
Neither of these men are the one warrior Heraclitus spoke of. It is no secret that Jabhat al-Nusrah is an extremist group claiming to fight for their God. Why the hesitation, did your God not will you to kill this man where he stood?
If there is one thing I have learned in life, it’s that combat is brutally ugly, regardless of what the poets say about it.
The animal side of man comes out, and only Ares himself can control you. Savage actions, seem not so savage. The life of another living, breathing person no longer matters, because their allegiance is not yours. In those few moments of combat where you encounter the enemy, the only thing that matters is your own life, and those who walk behind you.