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Booby trap the RPG
alte flatus

Posted on 04/27/2004 1:55:25 PM PDT by alte flatus

just a comment


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If RPG are the problem that they are, why doesn't the military booby trap a few boxes and leave them where the bad guys can find them. We did somthing similar in Nam. When you fire the RPG and it immediately explodes in you face, you shoud be somewhat reluctant to fire a second one, especially if you have no head and no buddies standing around.
1 posted on 04/27/2004 1:55:25 PM PDT by alte flatus
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To: alte flatus
I thought that as well. Maybe they don't want kids picking them up by mistake or don't thing they can do it successfully.

I can't believe sombody has not suggested something like that. Could be they were over ruled by higher ups.

2 posted on 04/27/2004 2:01:45 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: alte flatus
You know there's gotta be at least 2 dozen threads that this comment would have fit it into..


But noooo.. You have to have your own private thread.
(ps.. that's #1 reason people will think you are a troll)
3 posted on 04/27/2004 2:02:03 PM PDT by Johnny Gage (God Bless President Bush, God Bless our Troops, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!)
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To: Johnny Gage
Good call. No comments and only one post on his profile page.

Hmmmm. . .
4 posted on 04/27/2004 2:04:32 PM PDT by jtminton ("Being a 'moderate' Muslims means you only want to kill the Jews." - Micheal Graham)
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To: alte flatus
I've read somewhere that it was bin Laden that taught these mutts to use them effectively, even to modify them as they did to shoot down the Blackhawk helicopters in Somalia.

That might mean that Iraqis may be duped, but the true al Qaeda "insurgents" know their RPGs and can perhaps make sure that they're in proper working order...?

5 posted on 04/27/2004 2:06:21 PM PDT by KriegerGeist ("Only one life to live and soon tis past, and only what was done for Jesus Christ will last")
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To: alte flatus
Alte- High

Flatus-blowing, blast, breathing, arrogance, haughtiness

I do not trust you.

6 posted on 04/27/2004 2:09:26 PM PDT by Porterville (Kerry has no gravitas!!!)
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To: alte flatus
I've got an even better idea along those lines.

I can't imagine why the U.S. doesn't send out a remote-controlled Humvee -- mannequins "driving" it -- loaded with explosives in a place like Fallujah. If it is destroyed by a roadside bomb or RPG and Iraqi mutants start crawling all over the wreckage, a massive explosion is triggered by satellite. The key is to load it with enough explosives to level an entire city block.

7 posted on 04/27/2004 2:13:47 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: 4mycountry; Constitution Day; Zavien Doombringer; mhking; Poohbah; dighton; jriemer; Fawnn; ...
*sniff, sniff*

What say you, VKs? Suspicious??

8 posted on 04/27/2004 2:16:47 PM PDT by TheBigB (For the remainder of this thread, I wish to be known as: "Rex Dart, Eskimo Spy")
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To: alte flatus
Where's the (VANITY) and what's that smell?

Oh, and welcome to FreeRepublic.
9 posted on 04/27/2004 2:19:08 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: TheBigB
Let him have it!!!
10 posted on 04/27/2004 2:28:11 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (If a Democrat falls from office and nobody is around will they make a sound?)
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To: TheBigB; hchutch
What say you, VKs? Suspicious??

Now set Condition 1ZQ for strategic ZOT! launch...

11 posted on 04/27/2004 2:30:08 PM PDT by Poohbah (Darkdrake Lives!)
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To: alte flatus
And what exactly makes you so sure that our troops *don't* do this?
12 posted on 04/27/2004 2:39:56 PM PDT by Ichneumon
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To: alte flatus
In the name of the Viking Kitties...ZOT!!!

The Doctor has spoken...
13 posted on 04/27/2004 2:44:19 PM PDT by TheBigB (For the remainder of this thread, I wish to be known as: "Rex Dart, Eskimo Spy")
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I thought that as well. Maybe they don't want kids picking them up by mistake or don't thing they can do it successfully.

I have little sympathy for "kids" who attempt to fire an RPG.

14 posted on 04/27/2004 2:45:44 PM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: alte flatus
Perhaps a brief review of the Geneva Conventions might be in order.
Spiking a weapon is OK,
booby trapping one seems over the edge.
At least in public.
15 posted on 04/27/2004 2:48:13 PM PDT by norton
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Good to see you, Zav! :)
16 posted on 04/27/2004 2:48:30 PM PDT by TheBigB (For the remainder of this thread, I wish to be known as: "Rex Dart, Eskimo Spy")
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To: montag813
" I have little sympathy for "kids" who attempt to fire an RPG."

Me too, I was speculating on possible reasons this would not be done.

17 posted on 04/27/2004 2:50:58 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: alte flatus
just a comment

How 'bout something that thought through.

18 posted on 04/27/2004 3:00:12 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (If medals and ribbons are interchangeable then why can't you buy replacement medals at the BX?)
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To: norton
a brief review of the Geneva Conventions might be in order

Just did. nothing there re: booby traps etc.

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/History/Human_Rights/geneva1.html

19 posted on 04/27/2004 3:37:55 PM PDT by fourdeuce82d
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To: TheBigB
Meow ;)
20 posted on 04/27/2004 3:44:48 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person)
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To: fourdeuce82d
I guess that's a relief.
21 posted on 04/28/2004 8:04:26 AM PDT by norton
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To: TheBigB
Thanks...been trying to get back in. The business is taking alot of time from me.
22 posted on 04/30/2004 3:05:04 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (If a Democrat falls from office and nobody is around will they make a sound?)
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To: Zavien Doombringer; 4mycountry; Poohbah; dighton; jriemer; mhking; Fawnn; Fierce Allegiance; ...
The VKs miss ya! :^)
23 posted on 04/30/2004 3:08:08 PM PDT by TheBigB ("Any moment now, unspeakable horror! Trust me!" -Tom Servo)
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To: TheBigB
I promise not to be away too much longer!
24 posted on 04/30/2004 3:08:54 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (If a Democrat falls from office and nobody is around will they make a sound?)
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To: humblegunner; Bacon Man
Booby trap the RPG

You first-person shooter snobs would like that a LOT, wouldn't you?
25 posted on 04/30/2004 3:10:21 PM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: Xenalyte; Bacon Man
You first-person shooter snobs would like that a LOT, wouldn't you?

Well... yes.
I'm still trying to work this out from another thread:

Frauenfelder cites the technique of "rocket jumping" in the popular 1996 game Quake (id Software): Players shoot a rocket at the ground and ride the shockwave to otherwise inaccessible heights.

So far I've only blown myself into shreds. Later I'll look into rigging the RPGs. ;-)

26 posted on 04/30/2004 3:20:52 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: TheBigB; Zavien Doombringer
Hmph.

What, this isn't a thread about RolePlayingGames? Deceitful little trolls. ZOT 'em all! Oh well, baka me. :)

Zav, you need to introduce the bossman to FR -- maybe he'll let you get on more!
27 posted on 04/30/2004 4:16:19 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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