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Middle East Meltdown Pt. 2
#21
Helmets are for cowards. S6
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#22
Check this:

Al-Qaeda replacing Assad is the biggest threat to US security - CIA deputy director.

Has the US finally developed some brains?
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#23




Notice the long dig shown after 0:35, this is how the rebs approached the base as the suicide trucks were detonated.

One of the suicide drivers was a Saudi.

It seems that some Meng defenders broke through to Kurds, reported are 2 tanks (5 tried, 3 destroyed) and about 70 soldiers... not certain yet.
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#24
(08-07-2013, 07:45 PM)mv Wrote: Check this:

Al-Qaeda replacing Assad is the biggest threat to US security - CIA deputy director.

Has the US finally developed some brains?

In a word,.........no.
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#25
was afraid you may say this...

the team that took Meng:

[Image: ds0YdfTJhGA.jpg]

the guy with red beard is a Chechen, he is the leader... Chechens -- and not local Sunnis -- are the ones who did it. Now, a very typical Syrian on the left too....
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#26
You mean Syrians don't have black sheep in their folds? S13

The fellow to the Chechen's left, his military left, looks like someone imported from Cuba(think Che Guevara).
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#27
Here are some strange black sheep for you: [Image: %D0%A0%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%...%D0%B8.jpg]
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#28
It actually looks like the rebs are scoring:

One:



(The attack on Assad apparently used Croatian RAK-12, GPS-guided targeting. It is not certain if Assad is ok).

Two: it appears that a land-to-land missile took out the command center in one of the loyalist airbases.

Three: Iranian plane taken down over Damascus airport, here.

So: trained assassin teams, Stingers perhaps...
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#29
(08-08-2013, 12:06 PM)mv Wrote: Here are some strange black sheep for you: [Image: %D0%A0%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%...%D0%B8.jpg]

What the......................? Did you notice what they are carrying around their middle?
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#30
parachutes, of course. Airborne troops.

the interesting question is where did Putin get them and on which country they are to be dropped.... S6
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#31
Yeah, they're reserve chutes. Note the static lines tied to the right shoulder harness on the two troopers to the left. The fellow on the right just let the static line dangle down, which is not a good thing. If it were to catch on anything, it would deploy the main chute on his back. And if this happened in an aircraft on the way to the drop zone, it would deploy and drag the fellow out the exit door. Anything in the way, including the small door, could get torn open.

I hate to think of what the trooper would look like by the time he made it out the door. S18
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"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

#32
Are you assuming some kind of quality training in Russian troops or what? Don't waste your time. S6

Let me translate the big sign on the building:

Trooper! Do not assume that the apparatus works. Pull the ring yourself.



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It may be that Assad is no more. Syrian TV showed Assad praying an hour after the attack...the problem is that one of the people praying with Assad is known to have been dead for a year.

We shall see....
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#33
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/08/35...-over.html

Related to closing of the US embassies perhaps?
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#34
(08-08-2013, 01:22 PM)mv Wrote: Are you assuming some kind of quality training in Russian troops or what? Don't waste your time. S6

Let me translate the big sign on the building:

Trooper! Do not assume that the apparatus works. Pull the ring yourself.

Wow! Nothing like that in our parachute training. First of all, you can feel every little action as the static line pulls the pack tray assembly open, and the main canopy is deployed. You can feel everything through the shroud lines, so you will know if the parachute is deployed before you look up.

The first thing you are taught is to look up and check your canopy, making sure that none of the shroud lines are misplaced and cutting off the full deployment of the canopy. If it is, you are first told to attempt to pull on the shroud lines and get the line to untangle itself.

And if it won't work, you are to manually deploy the reserve, by holding the reserve canopy in your arms and slowly playing it out, from the top downward, or throwing it outward, away from the main chute. That way it will not become entangled in the main canopy, and will deploy fully. Never just pull the ring and let it fall out of the reserve packing.

The chances of something like that occurring are very tiny. Most injuries are caused by a bad 'three point' landing.



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It may be that Assad is no more. Syrian TV showed Assad praying an hour after the attack...the problem is that one of the people praying with Assad is known to have been dead for a year.

We shall see....

This is going to be interesting to see. No telling what an old video could mean. But it could be that is was all they could find on the spur-of-the-moment.
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#35
On those chutes... I wish I remembered this better, but there was an issue about who packs the canopies, the trooper does his own or specially assigned people (who did not care enough about the outcome) pack everyone's. If it comes to me, I'll post.

Generally, Soviet Army was never overly concerned about preventing peace-time casualties...so they had a lot, of all kinds. Putting a big warning like on the photo is actually a sign of some caring. It seems better now, but still stats for 2008 are 604 casualties (292 suicides), army size 1,040,000. It actually would be interesting to compare it with the US army if you know where to find the data.

.....

as for Assad: using old video smells like a coverup. The Israelis on the forum said that Assad's wife's car was seen going toward a hospital, so probably either wounded or dead.
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#36
This guy looks awfully familiar:

[Image: eri.png]

I do wonder if he has a name too.... he should move to the US, Hollywood will hire.
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#37
(08-08-2013, 02:15 PM)mv Wrote: On those chutes... I wish I remembered this better, but there was an issue about who packs the canopies, the trooper does his own or specially assigned people (who did not care enough about the outcome) pack everyone's. If it comes to me, I'll post.

Generally, Soviet Army was never overly concerned about preventing peace-time casualties...so they had a lot, of all kinds. Putting a big warning like on the photo is actually a sign of some caring. It seems better now, but still stats for 2008 are 604 casualties (292 suicides), army size 1,040,000. It actually would be interesting to compare it with the US army if you know where to find the data.

At the time I was going through all sorts of special schools, commissioned officers were not allowed to take the rigger course training. All military parachutes are packed by riggers, and have an expiration date. As a sport parachutist, I packed my main rig all the time, but only a specialized rigger could pack a reserve rig. And it too had an expiration date requirement too.

I did go through jumpmaster training and Pathfinder school, which were chock full of useful knowledge on how to get jumpers out the door safely, and also how to set up a drop zone in hostile territory. I loved jumping out of aircraft as much as, or even more than, sex. It was an adrenaline thing. S6
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#38
(08-08-2013, 02:18 PM)mv Wrote: This guy looks awfully familiar:

[Image: eri.png]

I do wonder if he has a name too.... he should move to the US, Hollywood will hire.

I can't imagine that these guys will hold the power very long in Syria. Nor that they are even remotely islamists. The perfect type of mercenary, engaged in a so-called islamic group.
#39
We thought you were dead Fred. Welcome back. S22
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