Re: US SF In action
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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