Taliban Are not "10 Feet Tall"

#1
While in no way minimizing the threat, it is good on occasion to see that the enemy suffers from Murphy's Law problems too:

Taliban Attack Video
 
#2
jumpinjarhead said:
While in no way minimizing the threat, it is good on occasion to see that the enemy suffers from Murphy's Law problems too:

Taliban Attack Video
The thing is its obvious to those who know why that ambush failed and we should probably avoid further discussion as some dim wit will give the game away.
 
#4
Closet_Jibber said:
jumpinjarhead said:
While in no way minimizing the threat, it is good on occasion to see that the enemy suffers from Murphy's Law problems too:

Taliban Attack Video
The thing is its obvious to those who know why that ambush failed and we should probably avoid further discussion as some dim wit will give the game away.
Of course, I do not want to compromise OPSEC etc. so I defer to the MODS if this needs to be deleted.
 
#5
To be honest I was hoping my post would serve as a warning shot to those who want to shoot their mouth off and allow sensible debate on the subject. It just shows how their lack of communication and de-briefing is resulting in confusion.
 
#7
Detective_Dewar_Cooler said:
Anyway, funny to watch.
If I ignored the details of the scene in terms of the guys in mufti etc. the voice over and captions reminded me of many situations with my own Marines. (PFC to LCPL in excited whispers after we all nearly had our heads taken off by Claymore mine pellets--"I thought YOU booby trapped the Claymore" response: "Well I thought you did since you did it yesterday" Gunnery Sergeant Naileater in between audibly grinding teeth: Well you shitbirds nearly got us all killed (VC turned the thing around during the night but it was "aimed" too high) and you are on my "list" now...."; Lieutenant (me-thinking to myself) "I am going to die here.")

That fellow Murphy(stan) really gets around. :D
 
#8
Mr_Deputy said:
jumpinjarhead said:
Detective_Dewar_Cooler said:
Anyway, funny to watch.
If I ignored the details of the scene in terms of the guys in mufti etc. the voice over and captions reminded me of many situations with my own Marines.

That fellow Murphy(stan) really gets around. :D
http://www.combatreform.org/PMplf.gif
Good one. Since we have now slid into war stories, that cartoon reminded me of one of my Marines saying after breaking his ankle on a parachute jump, "well I was preparing to land and saw the trees directly below me so I knew I had at least 50' left to the ground...." The "trees" he saw were scrub brush about 3 feet high.
 
#9
Detective_Dewar_Cooler said:
There lot's of strands of "Terry" with varrying degrees of switched-on-ness.
Agreed. If only the group shown here were reflective of the Taliban as a whole, we'd have a lot less to worry about. Still amusing to watch, however :D
 
#10
Mr_Deputy said:
jumpinjarhead said:
Mr_Deputy said:
jumpinjarhead said:
Detective_Dewar_Cooler said:
Anyway, funny to watch.
If I ignored the details of the scene in terms of the guys in mufti etc. the voice over and captions reminded me of many situations with my own Marines.

That fellow Murphy(stan) really gets around. :D
http://www.combatreform.org/PMplf.gif
Good one. Since we have now slid into war stories, that cartoon reminded me of one of my Marines saying after breaking his ankle on a parachute jump, "well I was preparing to land and saw the trees directly below me so I knew I had at least 50' left to the ground...." The "trees" he saw were scrub brush about 3 feet high.
Sorry me again reminds me of this.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vbd3E6tK2U
Captures it perfectly! :D
 
#11
Closet_Jibber said:
jumpinjarhead said:
While in no way minimizing the threat, it is good on occasion to see that the enemy suffers from Murphy's Law problems too:

Taliban Attack Video
The thing is its obvious to those who know why that ambush failed and we should probably avoid further discussion as some dim wit will give the game away.
its hardly top secret, i know exactly what your on about and im not in, im still joining, and some daft ****** has given the game away commenting on the video.
 
#13
Detective_Dewar_Cooler said:
There lot's of strands of "Terry" with varrying degrees of switched-on-ness. If the group filmed here (the C4 programme was Dispatches IIRC) can't figure out why their toy didn't go bang, I sincerely doubt they'll have the nous to look on ARRSE. See http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=143253.html

Anyway, funny to watch.
On a serious note, whilst I agree the Taliban in theatre probably lack the nous to follow proceedings on ARRSE, they have plenty of sympathizers who possibly do - worldwide, including the UK.
 
#14
seanbean said:
Detective_Dewar_Cooler said:
There lot's of strands of "Terry" with varrying degrees of switched-on-ness. If the group filmed here (the C4 programme was Dispatches IIRC) can't figure out why their toy didn't go bang, I sincerely doubt they'll have the nous to look on ARRSE. See http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=143253.html

Anyway, funny to watch.
On a serious note, whilst I agree the Taliban in theatre probably lack the nous to follow proceedings on ARRSE, they have plenty of sympathizers who possibly do - worldwide, including the UK.
Do you sign autographs? And have you now learned the colo(u) of the boathouse?
 
#15
seanbean said:
Detective_Dewar_Cooler said:
There lot's of strands of "Terry" with varrying degrees of switched-on-ness. If the group filmed here (the C4 programme was Dispatches IIRC) can't figure out why their toy didn't go bang, I sincerely doubt they'll have the nous to look on ARRSE. See http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=143253.html

Anyway, funny to watch.
On a serious note, whilst I agree the Taliban in theatre probably lack the nous to follow proceedings on ARRSE, they have plenty of sympathizers who possibly do - worldwide, including the UK.
I doubt it. They'll have looked in the gallery and seen what a real virgin looks like and packed it in.
 
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