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IED Triggers

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Big deal Tom! So how do we know they're IED triggers then? On you're say-so? Provide more proof, comrade, and not just from Septic sources.

MsG
 
#3
Question - how wise do you think it is to let the other side know whcih triggers you have found so they have to move to different type?

Assuming you are looking at counter measures?? I think this is an OPSEC issue.
 

Bits

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#4
I believe we are looking at short range radio detonators. I don't think this is an opsec issue, as we've busted these sorts of finds before, and they know that. As far as I am aware there are no countermeasures for this type of device.
 
#5
I like the air photo on the wall - it's even got a sheet of talc pinned over it. Now I wonder what that was used for?

The kit on the floor looks like keyless entry devices - elements of the system used for remote control central locking on cars.
 
#7
Bugsy7 - What are you implying? That the Americans planted these IED triggers so they could then go and find them and look successful... or that Americans set IEDs against their own forces in an attempt to justify staying in Iraq forever... what are you talking about?

Tricam
 
#8
I have just made a massive find of the same type of triggers, thousands of em.................in Maplins and there all under £10!! It's such a small dent in the insurgents ability to wage a sustained terror campaign is doesn't warrant a headline! It's just spin for the good ol' folks back home. If it is true about the involvement of the Iraqi Army then that at least is a plus!


polar69 said:
BTW why is talc called talc ?
Transparent Acrylic Loves Crayons??
 
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VerminWA said:
I have just made a massive find of the same type of triggers, thousands of em.................in Maplins and there all under £10!! It's such a small dent in the insurgents ability to wage a sustained terror campaign is doesn't warrant a headline! It's just spin for the good ol' folks back home. If it is true about the involvement of the Iraqi Army then that at least is a plus!

Don't know why you bother with irony(or even simple humour) on T6, you should realise by now he'll just plough on regardless.......
 
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WhiteHorse said:
polar69 said:
Interesting stuff !!

BTW why is talc called talc ?
Good question, anyone know the answer?
Perhaps from the semi-transparent, flakeable mineral (hydrated magnesium silicate) from which the powder is made. Anyway that's the result of 5 minutes on google and wiki!
 
#20
Done the PM thing with Bits regarding this topic and see his point. Safest bet with all this type of info in my view is to keep it close and therefore people guessing at whether or not it is OPSEC or not proves it is contentious.

Let it lie methinks.
 
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