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Beirut Explosion, so what was it?

They were ever so slightly distracted by a bit of minor unpleasantness in the Normandy area at the time.
Precisely ! They needed the ammo .
To add , I wonder how many American storemen made up their deficiencies with the casual aside ... " Those stores ? Sorry sir ,went down on the Montgomery "
 
Whether to be armed or not is a dilemma. When we travel as a team our security advisers are officially listed as 'producers' so they will rarely be overtly armed. As a news or documentary crew there's a line you don't want to cross in a combat zone. That said, we do hire armed locals in certain circumstances and occasionally the group we are filming with will supply an escort: Although flying along in the back of a bakkie with 2 kids waving AKs in condition 0 is a little nerve wracking.

The only time I have carried any form of weapon at work was in Namibia. We were bivvying for a few days so the Anti Poaching Unit section I was with lent me an R1 to 'scare lions'!

I believe you once posted a piccie of yourself with it on one of the rifle threads
 
This ladies wedding got ruined, but luckily she survived, but the effects of the blast wave on her wedding dress is fairly dramatic.

She obviously enjoys publicity, 3rd or 4th time for this one?
 
I believe you once posted a piccie of yourself with it on one of the rifle threads

...and possibly one of me 'posing' with an R4. Which they certainly wouldn't have trusted me with.
 
There are plenty of rich Lebanese who would turn their noses up at stolen second-hand cars.

And it's a lazy stereotype.

Which is dumb.

Although I agree with your reasoning why not show some compassion and remove the 'dumb'?

All those in agreement say 'Aye'
 
Your link says he died in April 2017, quite some time before the final cease fire
Shh! I think you mean 1917. The 19 and 20 keys are very close together so ot's easy to make a mistake.
I've written small so that nobody will notice.
 
Shh! I think you mean 1917. The 19 and 20 keys are very close together so ot's easy to make a mistake.
I've written small so that nobody will notice.

Lets just blame the Mods for altering my posts.
 
Well apologies for not keeping track of this thread.

I'll go and flagellate myself, as punishment of course, not gratification.

If you vote for my proposal that @Flaggie removes @retread2 's 'dumb' you can consider yourself forgiven.
 

TamH70

MIA
'ang about guv, Ashura only starts on the 28th of August.

Is Yon the Shi'ite "Let's whip the Shi'ite out of each other/ourselves" thingy?
 
There are plenty of rich Lebanese who would turn their noses up at stolen second-hand cars.

And it's a lazy stereotype.

Which is dumb.

I'm sure rich Lebanese would turn their noses up. What about poor(er) ones? Are you contending that cars stolen in Europe do not (at all) end up in Lebanon?

E2A: if cars stolen in Canada and Australia end up in Lebanon, I'm sure some from Europe end up there as well.



I am aware that Canada and Australia are not in Europe, I wouldn't want two 'dumbs' in one day! France is in Europe though:

 
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Although I agree with your reasoning why not show some compassion and remove the 'dumb'?

All those in agreement say 'Aye'
Today I am blessed with a surfeit of reasoning, it is compassion, forgiveness and mercy I am sadly lacking in.

Nay!
 
 
It was a well-known phenomena in Nelsonian times - of sailors and soldiers dying as a result of the shock wave from a passing cannonball. There was a vernacular term for it...but I can't recall it just at the moment. Nelson's surgeon, William Beatty, recorded it and I think conducted PMEs on some of those that died.
“ wind of shot” was the phrase used.
 

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