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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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US SF In action

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...layable%3Atrue

Pretty cool video. anyone know how to download it?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 09:57 PM
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I was going to say "too much door kicking, what ever happened to training indigenous forces", but then I saw most of the folks in the video were Iraqi...I know it's their primary mission, but I'm not sure I would want to be in the same room as a bunch of "friendly" Iraqi soldiers with guns. Big, big balls.
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They train these guys at their compound near the airport. At least for the baghdad area. Lots of combined joint raids and they get good equipment. The guys I came across had m4s with light (no PEQs or PAQs) NVGs and modded uniforms like us. They also had HMMWVs with 50s and 240s. Not bad?
They only work with the Iraqi elite not regular forces. The IRaqis I have come across who were either regular army or on some sort of protection detail were rather dangerous with their weapons. Luckily they are taught magazine in without racking the bolt back to put one in the pipe. I lost count at how many Negligent Discharges I have seen iraqis make. To their defense there were a few incidents with American *cough* officers *cough* outside the US embassy and at various checkpoints.
Funniest shit I seen regarding a ND was when we were at the ministry of Industry and Minerals (i think thats what it was called)
Anyway we are waiting around in the parking lot shooting the shit because the boss was in on a long meeting. We hear an AK go off in close proximity. We all start running to the sound and then these iraqis are like "no, no, friend, friend". Idiots shot their surburban from the inside. It looked like some gian got shot becuase this huge puddle began forming under the vehicle as if it was bleeding to death. Idiots hit the gas line and the tank drained out right there.
This was also the same day I puked all over the parking lot. I had to take a piss and didnt want to offend anyone by peeing in the lot since there were Iraqis everywhere. I ask where the bathroom was and have my buddy watch my back as I go in. These guys arent exactly big on plumbing as their shitter consits of a bowl built into the floor. So i walk in this room and there is shit piled in this bowl about 18" high and is also covering the floor. SOmehow the smell was masked from the outside world and could only be detected when you were in the room. I come running out holding my mouth like a total pussy. MY buddy asks whats wrong and I let loose all over the ground. Good times in Baghdad.

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I wasn't saying I would be worried over their marksmanship skills. I would be worried about their target selection.
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[quote author=murph182 link=topic=33203.msg468764#msg468764 date=1131416303]
I wasn't saying I would be worried over their marksmanship skills. I would be worried about their target selection.
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Same with the Kurds during the Invasion. When 173rd jumped in it was a "permissive" environment but no one knew for sure what would happen with them. There has to be a certain level of trust to make shit work. One SF ODA could be responsible for up to a whole BN of LN forces. They are greatly outnumbered but there has to be a great deal of trust. I am sure some shitbags infiltrate along with some insurgents but thats all part of the risk. Luckily we are paying these men so that "buys" the loyalty to an extent. These are the best the Iraqi army has to offer so I am sure there is some vetting process to make sure they can be trusted. What that process is I am not entirely sure.
We have Iraqis working all over the place mixed in with the US. They run their own ministries which we fund with millions of dollars to each, every year. Trust is key and luckily the % of people that really hate us (not scared, hate) is such a small percentage that getting a whole BN of Iraqi army as insurgents would not be likely. I dont know all the tricks of the Trade of FID but these men are experts and I wont question their judgement. FID and not DA is SFs main mission.

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use flashcapture to download it..
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