British sniper foils Taliban attack

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#4
Good stuff.

"We'll go back for the gunman another time"
i.e, "I wish he copped him" :)

But in all seriousness, good drills that man.
 
#5
The soldier, who can only be known as Corporal Danny for security reasons, shot at the feet of an unarmed man who was apparently directing gunfire at Cpl Danny's unit, an Army spokesman said.
Unarmed or not. If a soldier feels an individual is a threat to life then he can be lethally engaged. In this case, because the individual was directing gunfire he is a threat to life. Afghanistan is heading down that road where we pussyfoot around the enemy.
 
#6
Good work by corporal Danny. Keeping a cool head and thinking quickly with his mates under fire.

Nice one!
 
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LAIT said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Afghanistan is heading down that road where we pussyfoot around the enemy.
Some would say we're getting pushed inexorably along it already as a consequence of COMISAF's latest Tactical Directive. But I agree - we certainly don't have some of the tactical freedoms we enjoyed on earlier HERRICKs. Mind you, there are all sorts of very good reasons why this is the case - not just ROE et al.
I agree that bombing the fuck out of everywhere is not the road to go down but in this case the enemy directing fire should have had a round between his eyes. Bad skills by the sniper if you ask me. Innocent civvies don't direct fire or stand around in a contact. I don't know anyone in my unit who would have just fired a warning shot in this instance.
 
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LAIT said:
Fallschirmjager said:
I don't know anyone in my unit who would have just fired a warning shot in this instance.
Agree - a definite case of 'dicking' if ever I've seen one. Perhaps the sniper just...missed? :D
Yep, perhaps he did. Dickers or anyone can be lethally engaged if they pose a threat to life to coalition forces or ANSF.
 
#11
Fallschirmjager said:
LAIT said:
Fallschirmjager said:
I don't know anyone in my unit who would have just fired a warning shot in this instance.
Agree - a definite case of 'dicking' if ever I've seen one. Perhaps the sniper just...missed? :D
Yep, perhaps he did. Dickers or anyone can be lethally engaged if they pose a threat to life to coalition forces or ANSF.
Although I agree the dicker should have been slotted.

Maybe the sniper had the presence of mind to realise that, even if he was within the ROE he may have been caught up in investigations and interrogations for months until the do-gooders were satisfied.

EDITED FOR MONG GRAMMAR.
 
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General_Layabout said:
Maybe the sniper had the presence of mind to realise that, even if he was within the ROE he may have been caught up in investigations and interrogations for months until the do-gooders were satisfied.
There wouldn't have been any investigation. It's not at the NI (let's bumlick the terrorists) at present though will eventually go that way.
 

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