Looking ally Iraqi Army style

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by msr, Jan 10, 2008.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    http://timesonline.typepad.com/inside_iraq_weblog/2008/01/the-art-of-look.html

    Elbow or knee pads strapped deliberately to ankles and goggles worn back to front over helmets, some Iraqi soldiers have a unique sense of style.

    Efforts to mimic their American mentors or simply spruce up and re-enforce their regular army gear result in a variety of different outfits whenever the troops are on patrol.

    msr
     
  2. Slop Jockey getting the meat in for the pies?
     
  3. The RPD is still around.
     
  4. Abdul's playing a dangerous game with an AK muzzle in his sacks!
     
  5. No wonder they are doing it wrong then.
     
  6. Ali looking Ally, you might say!



    Taxi for one................
     
  7. the bloke in the second photo down with the meat clever looks like ALI G

    or is that Ally G?
     
  8. This picture of an 'Ally' Iraqi SF bod, has better kit than we do!!
     

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  9. blobmeister, he's got a carbine that's prone to failure and a set of HMNVGs which most Brits get if they need them! What's 'Ali' about that?
     
  10. As for the whole looking Ally - it is very much in the Iraqi psyche to look good. Does it make them any better soldiers? Not to us, but they feel better and that means they perform better in Iraqi standards!
     
  11. Nevermind using knee-pads as gaiters....an accident waiting to happen.
     
  12. This line had me thinking fondly of the CSM's reaction:

    As for the 'SF' geezer above - sure that's not an airsoft Walt? Looks like an air hose running from his back to his 'gun', with a helmet video for his youtube heroics to be displayed... :D
     
  13. botfeckid, you do realise that that is a camelbak hose and the "helmet video" is a NVG?
     
  14. Nice gettup, but I can see one particular draw back...

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  15. Err, yes - was merely getting into the theme of the thread (hence the smiley...)