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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:32pm PT


except nowadays, every mission is publicised unfortunately....
laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
Actually, they are ordered to maintain a low profile.

Believe me (I've met a few) these guys DO have egos. Some quite substantial.
But they are an elite that have earned their props.


Understanding that when Mossad send out a kidon team to assassinate somebody it is seen as execution of a legitimate state sanctioned warrant, it is nonetheless much easier to feel good about a rescue mission by SEALs than a "terminate with extreme prejudice" mission.
Osama certainly deserved killing, and the burial at sea was a brilliant twist likely to be repeated on those enemies whose followers are still a problem.
But seeing Americans cheering in the street reminded me of the muslims that cheered 9/11.

We should be better than that.

Agreed I have met several dudes involved with SOF type stuff that were complete dicks...

On that note Erik Prince, a former navy SEAL ( and who started Blackwater international) is supposedly a dick...

He also cheated on his ailing wife and married his mistress... Some good Christian he is....



bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Haha! the slagging continues from laughingman. You're right, SEALs are real dicks, but climbers like you are real awesome!!!!

laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jan 25, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Haha! the slagging continues from laughingman. You're right, SEALs are real dicks, but climbers like you are real awesome!!!!

I said SOF types not SEALS. I know one or two former Navy SEALS that were nice guys.
The several people I am talking about ( they shall not be named) were part of old boys club that comes out of West Point and other OCS schools. For some reason they felt this gave them "Special A-hole privileges" well on leave.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
Fair enough, laughingman.
dmons

climber
Jan 26, 2012 - 02:06am PT
no supposedly about it
erik prince is a thieving piece of sh#t

your typical christian liar with a gun
the trash billionaires kids invariable are

Asshole
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 26, 2012 - 02:14am PT
Hey, I got an opportunity to shoot the Barrett M107A1 Sniper rifle! Not that I'm but a worm, but I was providing a stand-by at the Iraqi National Guard (ING) range at FOB Hit, Iraq, in '04-05, for our snipers zeroing their weapons, when I was asked, "Ya wanna take a few shots Doc?" by one of our snipers. "Be sure to keep your mouth closed when you pull the trigger," he warned. I didn't quite grasp that one but feeling "like a kid in a candy shop" I layed prone anyhow to bang a few rounds. After loading one of the nearly six inch rounds I eyed a rock in the distance through the scope and pulled the trigger. "BOOM!" the air cracked, my body softly sliding back across the ground, a funnel of dirt filling my mouth from the back wash created by the recoil. "Okay, I get it now," I thought silently while spitting mud from my mouth. Good stuff!
laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jan 26, 2012 - 02:23am PT
From what Iv'e seen of the Barrett I would never want to touch one of these...



Turn off the music on the vid it sucks...

It's in 14.5114mm roughly 1.5 times the power of a 50 cal....
Similar to the 20mm auto cannon round....
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 26, 2012 - 10:13am PT
You're right, SEALs are real dicks, but climbers like you are real awesome!!!!

Everybody is a horse's patoot at some point.
Especially SEALS and climbers.



The .50BMG is currently enjoying the same kind of folk status that the .44mag did from Dirty Harry.


But real long shooters have moved on to more sophisticated rounds like 6.5 x 284mm, .338 Lapua, and in the role of the fifty the .416 Barrett.
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jan 26, 2012 - 10:27am PT
To all you SEAL nuthuggers:
How do you think it would turn out of the Somali kidnappers had US weapons, logistics, and communications, and the SEALS were armed with crappy rifles, sticks, and stones?

If you really want to nuthug the people responsible for US military might, go to your local engineering school and bow down. I'm sure SEALs are tough guys, but they got 'em all over the world, and that don't mean jack squat without modern equipment.
rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Jan 26, 2012 - 10:38am PT
We should be better than that.

But we seldom are.
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Jan 26, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Hey Bluering, what branch of the service were you in?
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
Jan 26, 2012 - 10:59am PT
FACT: I'M NOW SEEL TRANEING VIA ROTC BRAS. SOON I WILL FREE HOSTAGES IN SUNMALIA. SEMPER FI BRAS!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 26, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
Credit: Ihateplastic
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jan 26, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
I truly believe a SEAL with a rock is far more dangerous than a Somali pirate with an AR.

I wouldn't put money on an armed pirate against a bare assed naked Mossad or Spotnitz(sp?) asset either. And I don't care what the Somali has. Everything is NOT equal, will NEVER be equal, and thank God for that. It's just foolish to pretend they might ever be.

Wow didn't have you pegged as a SEAL nuthugger, but that's OK.
I guess we Americans like to have our myths just like everyone else. But if you believe a SEAL with a rock is more dangerous than a Somali pirate with a rifle, you've been sitting around the house watching too many action movies (while puffing a little smokin' material too perhaps?)

Look at the history of the world, my friend, the peeps with the technology kick the ass of the people without it. I'm sure the victors all think they are major tough guys too.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 26, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Hey Bluering, what branch of the service were you in?



Boy Scouts, 1st Class
dmons

climber
Jan 26, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
"I'm sure the victors all think they are major tough guys too. "


on account of they earning point for creating enemies where before their actions there were none

gotta feed the socialist state the pentagon is forever dependant on
laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jan 26, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
I wouldn't put money on an armed pirate against a bare assed naked Mossad or Spotnitz(sp?) asset either. And I don't care what the Somali has. Everything is NOT equal, will NEVER be equal, and thank God for that. It's just foolish to pretend they might ever be.

I have my doubts man, If such a statement was true the Chechen separatist would have been destroyed years ago. However they still fight Russian occupation. ( Note; I disprove of terrorism committed in the name of Chechen separatism)

Aljezzera did a program on the fighters...





dmons

climber
Jan 26, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
the yugos blew nato out of the water back in the 90's

shot down the stealth fighter with a missle built in 61'

tricked us missles into hitting empty fields and allies embassys simple by wiring microwave ovens to run with their doors open while pointed up

the pentagon admits it spent 4 billion dollars on PR last year

the truth has nothng to do with the reality they can create
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 26, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
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