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  • CNN Blasted, Praised Over Sniper Video(Despicable & Treasonous!)

    10/23/2006 6:21:07 AM PDT · by kellynla · 77 replies · 2,382+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | October 21, 2006 | Steve Schmidt
    CNN's decision to air a video showing snipers targeting U.S. troops in Iraq provoked both rage and praise yesterday, with some calling it a brave move by the cable network and others labeling it a propaganda coup for terrorists. “This is nothing short of a terrorist snuff film,” said Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad. “I think CNN should recognize it made a terrible mistake and pull it.” Bilbray, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asking him to yank any CNN reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. “They don't deserve...
  • Border Patrol, lawmen outgunned by cartels

    10/17/2006 10:43:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 1,400+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 17, 2006 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    Homeland Security panel also says traffickers are forming ties with U.S.-based gangs The U.S. Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies at the U.S.-Mexico border are outgunned by increasingly ruthless and well-armed Mexican drug cartels, a new congressional report concludes. "The cartels use automatic assault weapons, bazookas, grenade launchers and improvised explosive devices," the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee report said. "In contrast, U.S. Border Patrol agents are issued 40-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistols." The report, scheduled to be released today by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said drug cartels are able to break the encryptions on Border Patrol and sheriffs'...
  • Sniper Detecting Robot

    09/28/2006 5:21:32 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 16 replies · 648+ views
    Ministry of Tech ^ | September 29, 2006
    The new RedOwl “sniper detection and surveillance” robot is a remote, deployable sensor suite designed to provide early warning information, gunshot detection, intelligence, surveillance and targeting capabilities to military and government agencies. RedOwl is a program led by Boston University with iRobot, Insight Technology and BioMimetic Systems, a Boston U spinout company. The RedOwl equipped PackBot has been field-tested for the Army at a rifle and trapshooting range. The RedOwl robot also employs a suite of advanced optics including a thermal camera, 300X zoom daylight/infrared camera, infrared laser illuminators, a rangefinder, high intensity white driving light, and voice communication microphones...
  • Iraqi sniper takedown!

    07/19/2006 8:14:43 PM PDT · by World_Events · 37 replies · 6,827+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 7/19/2006 | Strategy Page
    "Approx. 1145 on 16 June, sniper section 4 observed black opal with tinted windows, sitting in front of storefront...."
  • Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles

    07/17/2006 8:35:45 AM PDT · by STD · 65 replies · 2,818+ views
    Marine Corps News | ^ | July 10, 2006 | Lcpl. Aaron J. Rock
    Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles Ft. A.P. Hill, VA. - Scout Snipers from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marine Regiment, fired their new rifles for the first time on a range here today. The BLT Marines will use the new MK-11 semi-automatic sniper rifle simultaneously alongside the bolt-action M40A3, a descendent of the Vietnam-era M40. The rifle resembles an M-16 on first glance, and Sgt. Gerald V. Gavin, Scout Sniper Platoon commander, said the resemblance can benefit operations on today's urban battlefields. Gavin said the distinct look of the M40A3 makes identifying a...
  • Former "Magnificent Bastards" react to sniper rifle recovery

    06/22/2006 8:52:48 PM PDT · by World_Events · 55 replies · 3,482+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 6/22/2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    Former ‘Magnificent Bastards’ react to sniper rifle recovery June 21, 2006; Submitted on: 06/22/2006 03:34:58 AM ; Story ID#: 200662233458 By Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva, 1st Marine Division CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (June 21, 2006) -- Call it a little bit of justice. Marine snipers from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment shot and killed an insurgent sniper and spotter preparing to shoot at passing Marines, June 16. And the insurgents were going to use a stolen Marine sniper rifle for the attack. That rifle – an M-40A1 – belonged to the “Magnificent Bastards” of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, a battalion...
  • The Sniper's Plan: Kill Six Whites A Day For 30 Days (Muhammad - Malvo)

    05/24/2006 8:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Harry Mount
    The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 25/05/2006) One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of children, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country. John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs. Muhammad: ‘a coward’ Malvo testified that Muhammad,...
  • Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company -&- Snipers: One Shot - One Kill (A&E, May 25, 27)

    05/20/2006 1:19:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 2,754+ views
    Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company® “Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company ” Rated: TVPG Running Time: 120 Minutes Genre: Movies Closed Captions: Yes Upcoming Airings: Thursday, May 25 @ 9pm/8C Friday, May 26 @ 1am/12C Saturday, May 27 @ 8pm/7C Sunday, May 28 @ 12am/11C Sunday, May 28 @ 1pm/12C Monday, May 29 @ 8am/7C Monday, May 29 @ 2pm/1C Saturday, June 03 @ 11am/10C Search for other upcoming episodes Featuring candid interviews and never-before-seen video, we tell the story of the hardest hit combat unit of the Iraq war. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, a...
  • Man Indicted in Bush Assassination Plot

    09/09/2005 4:30:56 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 12 replies · 899+ views
    AP ^ | Sept 9, 2005
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A man accused of plotting to assassinate President Bush was indicted Thursday on additional charges that could bring life in prison, and prosecutors now say he also planned to establish an al-Qaida cell in the United States. Prosecutors say Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 24, of Falls Church joined al-Qaida in 2002 while studying in Saudi Arabia and that he discussed possible terrorist operations, including a plot to kill Bush either by shooting or by a suicide bombing.Prosecutors also allege Abu Ali discussed plans to assassinate members of Congress and to hijack aircraft and fly them into...
  • Israel, Palestinians Must Outlaw Children Toy Guns

    02/17/2006 4:23:41 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 558+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 18, 2006 | Joel Leyden
    Israel, Palestinians Must Outlaw Children Toy GunsBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem----February 18.....Nothing can be more tragic than to witness a child die. Whether from cancer or a car accident, a young son or daughter should naturally live out their lives for many decades. But for children living in a war zone, death has become a way of live - and it shouldn't. For 12-year-old Mujahed Al Samadi, life ended quickly with a bullet to his chest from an Israel Defense Forces sniper who mistook his toy gun for the real thing. Was the IDF soldier wrong in pressing the...
  • Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din

    01/18/2006 8:33:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    Soldiers in first platoon "Choppin' Charlie" Company, captured a sniper near Samarra, Iraq, Monday. Some of the soldiers involved pictured left to right: Sgt Jimmy Sutton, Spc. Juan Villanueva, Cpl. Jason Kugler, Pvt. First Class Michael George, First Lt. Richard Hawkins, Pvt. First Class Jeffery Walker, Pvt. First Class Rick Monnig and Spc. Joseph Vanhook. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din Rakkasan platoon kills one sniper and detains another while on patrol. By Pfc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2006 — One sniper was...
  • Canadian Army Snipers

    01/14/2006 6:53:37 PM PST · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 36 replies · 3,940+ views
    edmonton journal ^ | dec 31, 2005 | Jim Farrell
    Crack shots capable of hitting targets a kilometre away headed for Afghanistan CFB DUNDURN, Saskatchewan - A loud hiss bursts from the silencer of an oversized rifle. A visible ripple moves through the air at twice the speed of sound and there is a loud clang as a bullet strikes a metal target 1,150 metres away. In the gently rolling hills of central Saskatchewan, 14 young soldiers are learning how to be world-class killers. Anyone on the receiving end of one of these snipers' .50 calibre bullets would never know what hit him. No one else will know where the...
  • Simultaneous headshots stop 3 suicide bombers

    11/20/2005 6:39:09 AM PST · by veronica · 134 replies · 7,651+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20/11/2005
    Early on a warm summer morning, a few hours before traffic began to fill the streets, a 16-man SAS patrol took up ambush positions around a Baghdad house, writes Sean Rayment. The soldiers had been told that the house was a being used as a base by insurgents - and up to three suicide bombers were expected to leave it later that morning. Dressed in explosive vests, they were fully equipped to hit a number of locations around the city. The bombers' targets were thought to be cafes and restaurants frequented by members of the Iraqi security forces. The intelligence...
  • Allah’s Waiting Room

    11/20/2005 2:56:09 PM PST · by quidnunc · 75 replies · 2,573+ views
    To The Point ^ | November 17, 2005 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    In the Military Alphabet, AWR is Alpha Whiskey Romeo. In Iraq today, it’s a code term of American soldiers. Whenever they use “AWR” or “Alpha Whiskey Romeo” in their communications, everyone knows what it really stands for: Allah’s Waiting Room. That’s what our soldiers have turned Iraq into for the terrorists, and that’s why our soldiers know they are winning this war. That’s also why our soldiers have more contempt for MSM journalists and Democrat politicians than the Jihadi terrorists — for at least the terrorists are honest about being an enemy, instead of pretending they’re on your side while...
  • Wired Snipers

    10/08/2005 5:06:14 PM PDT · by strategofr · 40 replies · 1,612+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | October 6, 2005 | Harold C. Hutchison (
    Snipers have long had a major effect on the battlefield, often scoring kills from as far as a kilometer and forcing the enemy to be cautious and hesitant. Ortek, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, however, is making snipers even deadlier with a new piece of technology: A Sniper Coordination System. Snipers have often operated individually on the battlefield – lone wolves with a long reach, capable of decapitating larger units and demoralizing them. The Sniper Coordination System will allow a commander to coordinate the activities of as many as four sniper teams. The system is a lightweight image splitter used...
  • Police Chief: 'Urban Warfare' Slowed New Orleans Rescue

    09/03/2005 8:04:59 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 149 replies · 7,910+ views ^ | Sept. 3, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    New Orleans Police Chief Edwin Compass said Friday that hurricane rescue efforts were hampered when relief workers came under attack by the city's criminal element, prompting conditions that resembled "urban warfare." "We have never had an urban warfare battle like this on any front in the history of our nation," Compass told NBC's "Dateline." "You're fighting in buildings that are pitch black with darkness. These individuals have root - the criminal element have looted all the gun shops and gun stores in this city, so they're armed, they're dangerous." Federal Emergency Management Agency Chief Michael Brown, under fire for his...
  • New Orleans Gets a New Name

    09/01/2005 10:45:24 PM PDT · by Prime Choice · 76 replies · 4,058+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 09/01/2005 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • Islamic snipers coming to USA, targeting Tancredo, radio hosts?

    08/26/2005 8:21:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies · 2,527+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 26, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    This comes from the California separatist group La Voz de Aztlan, which is clearly happy about the news. Given the source, it is likely that this report does not contain even an ounce of credibility; however, it is significant enough as a threat and attempt to intimidate the foes of Islamic terror into silence. And if Congressman Tancredo or anyone who has spoken honestly about the roots and causes of Islamic terror does indeed get shot in the coming months, I hope authorities will be soon thereafter speaking with Ernesto Cienfuegos of La Voz de Aztlan, who filed this report:...
  • Payback is a Monster Beeyatch (Marines take care of Business in Haditha)

    08/15/2005 5:41:58 AM PDT · by section9 · 26 replies · 1,482+ views
    Xenophon | August 15, 2005 | Section9
    From Xenophon's Milblog, some very good news at the end of some very mournful news.... I’ve spent all this last week attending the services and funerals of the six Marines killed in Iraq on August 1st. I knew two of them well, LCpl. Montgomery and LCpl. Deyarmin. The rest I did not know, but they are brothers just the same. The families seem to be holding up well considering the circumstances. I was in Weapons Company, 3/25 for five years before being commissioned, and I’m still very close with those Marines. The only point of light this week has been...
  • Snipers Shoot Dead Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

    08/12/2005 6:53:59 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 544+ views
    Snipers shoot dead Sri Lankan foreign minister (Filed: 13/08/2005) Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, was shot dead last night in an attack the police and military blamed on separatist rebels. Mr Kadirgamar, 73, a hardliner in dealing with the island's Tamil Tiger rebels, was hit by sniper fire as he climbed out of his swimming pool. He was rushed to the National Hospital in Colombo, which was sealed off as other ministers arrived to visit his bedside. The justice minister, John Senevirathne, said: "He worked tirelessly for peace throughout his career. It is a great loss." Heavily armed police...
  • Police snipers track al-Qaeda suspects

    07/16/2005 4:14:12 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 48 replies · 1,766+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | July 17, 2005 | David Leppard
    UNDERCOVER police sniper squads are tracking as many as a dozen Al-Qaeda suspects because security services fear they could be planning more suicide attacks, writes David Leppard.The covert armed units are under orders to shoot to kill if surveillance suggests that a terror suspect is carrying a bomb and he refuses to surrender if challenged. The deployment of the teams in the past week signals the huge “intelligence gap” that has opened up since the London bombings. Police fear the suspects could be planning a further wave of attacks but do not have enough evidence to arrest them, or place...
  • 'Shooter' delves into sniper's mind [with funny Iraq "human shields" anecdote]

    07/03/2005 1:02:58 PM PDT · by saquin · 36 replies · 2,173+ views
    Flint Journal Review ^ | 7/3/05 | David Forsmark
    Twenty years ago, "Marine Sniper" - the biography of Carlos Hathcock, the top gunner for the Marines in Vietnam - became one of those seminal military bestsellers that stays in print continuously. In fact, its tale of the sniper shooting a bullet through an enemy's rifle scope has not only become the stuff of legend, but it also has been copied in countless. Hathcock's book, however, was more than just fodder for buffs, as Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin recounts in his new memoir, "Shooter." As Coughlin tells it, "Students (at Marine sniper school) can pick up an extra ten bonus...
  • Snipers Indicted for Six Slayings in Md.

    06/16/2005 2:16:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 453+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/5
    Rockville -- Snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were indicted on murder charges Thursday for six deaths in Maryland during the 2002 killing spree. Muhammad, who was sentenced to death for a sniper killing in Virginia, also could be sentenced to death if convicted of the new charges in Montgomery County.
  • Standoff in Passaic NJ: Home stormed by SWAT team over code violations (porch and windows)

    07/20/2004 9:26:08 AM PDT · by Coleus · 138 replies · 4,181+ views
    Standoff in Passaic: Home stormed over code violations   Tuesday, July 20, 2004 PASSAIC - A crackdown on city housing violations escalated into a standoff Monday when a homeowner refused to cooperate, prompting authorities to call in a SWAT team, one that broke down a door and shot her with non-lethal weapons.Code enforcement officials arrived about noon, wanting to talk about, among other things, broken windows and a deteriorating porch - violations written three months ago, said Community Development Director Donald Van Rensalier.It just so happened that 109 Quincy St. was smack in the middle of an area targeted in...
  • Gung-ho prosecutor must weigh price of show

    05/13/2005 10:51:30 AM PDT · by JZelle · 205+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-13-05 | Adrienne Washington
    "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord," or a zealous prosecutor. Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler, with his youthful looks and affable ways, makes no secret of being a passionate prosecutor. Hey, who wouldn't want an "eager beaver" in their jurisdiction with a zest for convicting the bad guys? But, is the gung-ho Gansler becoming overzealous, as he seeks to prosecute the convicted Washington-area snipers, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo? Mr. Gansler fervently states absolutely not; he's only doing his sworn duty. After all, six of the 10 sniper victims were killed in Montgomery County, which was...
  • Man charged, allegedly helped D.C. snipers

    03/16/2005 7:43:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 401+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/16/05 | Gene Johnson - AP
    SEATTLE (AP) - A man was indicted Wednesday for allegedly buying a rifle for the Washington, D.C.-area snipers - though not the weapon used in the 2002 random shooting spree. A federal grand jury indicted Earl L. Dancy Jr., 36, of Tacoma on one count of making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. On a federal form when Dancy bought a .308-caliber Remington rifle from a Tacoma store, Dancy claimed he intended to use the weapon himself, the U.S. attorney's office said. During the November...
  • School Halts Adopt a Sniper Fund-Raiser (Students banned from Supporting Troops!)

    02/05/2005 8:26:56 PM PST · by CampDoha · 46 replies · 1,105+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 February 2005 | Reuters
    School Halts Adopt a Sniper Fund-Raiser CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. university in Wisconsin has blocked an attempt by Republican students to raise money for a group called "Adopt a Sniper" that raises money for U.S. sharp-shooters in Iraq and Afghanistan. The students were selling bracelets bearing the motto "1 Shot 1 Kill No Remorse I Decide." "Clearly the rhetoric of that organization raised some questions and we had some strong objections as a Jesuit university," Marquette University school spokeswoman Brigid O'Brien said on Thursday. The students, representing a group called College Republicans, originally got permission to set up a...
  • Iraq - Arkansas unit's snipers make it 7-0 against insurgents

    01/14/2005 2:32:32 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 23 replies · 4,053+ views
    Associated Press | January 14, 2004
    LITTLE ROCK — Capt. John Stubbs of Searcy, commanding officer of Charlie Company of the 39th Infantry Brigade's 3rd Battalion, is proud of his snipers. He has some reason to be. In a 20-minute engagement Thursday, the company's snipers, with help from a backup platoon, killed seven insurgents mounting a mortar attack on a U.S. military encampment at Baghdad, Iraq, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Friday. "They fought very aggressively," Stubbs said of his soldiers, in an interview with reporter Michael Wood, embedded with the Arkansas National Guard troops in Iraq. "These guys did really, really, really great. I'm real...
  • Sheriff fires employees, deploys snipers (Jonesboro, GA)

    01/04/2005 2:54:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,758+ views
    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - On his first day on the job, the new sheriff called 27 employees into his office, stripped them of their badges, fired them, and had rooftop snipers stand guard as they were escorted out the door. The move Monday by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill provoked an angry reaction and prompted a judge to order him to rehire the employees. "It appears ... that employees of the Sheriff were terminated without cause" and in violation of the county's civil service rules, Judge Stephen Boswell wrote in granting a 30-day restraining order. Hill, 39, defended the firings...
  • Condi's Phony History

    09/04/2003 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Burkeman1 · 141 replies · 1,192+ views
    Slate ^ | 8/29/03 | Daniel Benjamin
    As American post-conflict combat deaths in Iraq overtook the wartime number, the administration counseled patience. "The war on terror is a test of our strength. It is a test of our perseverance, our patience, and our will," President Bush told an American Legion convention. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice embellished the message with what former White House speechwriters immediately recognize as a greatest-generation pander. "There is an understandable tendency to look back on America's experience in postwar Germany and see only the successes," she told the Veterans of Foreign Wars in San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 25. "But as some...
  • USMC Sniper stops insurgents from 950 yards

    11/30/2004 2:32:35 AM PST · by iso · 143 replies · 10,093+ views
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (Nov. 27, 2004) -- A U.S. Marine sniper waited patiently inside a one-story house deep within the city. Lying in the prone position for several hours, he scanned the area through his scope before he finally found the three insurgents responsible for two previous mortar attacks. Sgt. Memo M. Sandoval, a platoon sergeant with Scout Sniper Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, needed to positively identify the insurgents before he could take his shot. Sandoval, 26, saw that one of the men was about to place a mortar in a mortar tube. He knew...
  • Military marksmen take part in sniper competition, based on scenarios in Iraq and Afghanistan

    11/05/2004 10:48:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 587+ views
    AP ^ | 11/5/4 | ELLIOTT MINOR
    FORT BENNING -- Corp. Eugenio Mendoza, a young veteran of the Iraq war, had to carry his buddy for 50 yards, scale an 8-foot wall and crawl through a water-logged tunnel at the 4th International Sniper Competition, where the challenges are designed to simulate combat scenarios in Afghanistan and Iraq. "It's good stuff we never thought about," said Mendoza, 27, a sniper with the Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. "We're definitely going back and use what we've learned in these events." Military snipers are skilled marksmen who are trained to kill key enemy targets -- usually with...
  • 1/23 snipers reclaim city from insurgents

    10/26/2004 9:42:31 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 32 replies · 2,084+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Randy Bernard
    HIT, Iraq (Oct.10, 2004) -- Marines from Scout Sniper Platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, won a decisive battle against a heavy insurgent threat recently. The snipers were called to action after they received reports that hundreds of heavily armed insurgents, dressed in black garb, were occupying the city. "We are the eyes, ears and trigger finger for the battalion commander," said Sgt. Herbert B. Hancock, the chief scout sniper for the platoon. "Anything that he sees as a threat, we are sent out to check up on." The snipers were the...
  • What kind of rifle is this?

    This almost resembles an M1 Carbine being used as a sniper rifle. But I know that can't be. Anyone know what type of rifle this is?
  • Snipers pick off danger in Iraq

    09/29/2004 12:09:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies · 1,425+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2004 | Maya Alleruzzo
    BAQOUBA, Iraq — In that quiet place between midnight and sunrise, four American soldiers set out into the darkness, swathed in burlap camouflage as they creep through a field pockmarked with gopher holes. The prey they stalk is insurgents who use rocket-propelled grenades to fire at U.S. troops. Just before the sky turns blue, they will creep back to their Humvees, rejoining the scout platoon that shadowed them, another day's work complete. Vigilance at this outpost in the Sunni Triangle never ends. Humvees on pre-dawn patrols have been attacked with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) more than once as they passed this...

    09/27/2004 11:56:17 PM PDT · by Khurkris · 4 replies · 660+ views
    Letters and emails sent back from the Snipers receiving the Adopt a Sniper care packages.
  • UN agent: Apartheid in territories worse than S. Africa

    08/26/2004 7:37:31 AM PDT · by Lori675 · 4 replies · 609+ views
    UN agent: Apartheid in territories worse than S. Africa South African law professor John Dugard, the special rapporteur for the United Nations on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, has written in a report to the UN General Assembly that there is "an apartheid regime" in the territories "worse than the one that existed in South Africa." As an example, Dugard points to the roads only open to settlers, from which Palestinians are banned. In his report, presented early this month, Dugard is highly critical of Israel for its "continuing violations of human rights in the territories."...
  • Adopt A Sniper

    08/24/2004 8:09:44 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Please help us help working snipers in combat zones around the world. Snipersonline UA and Sniper's Paradise have several members and Sniper friends actively engaged in the battle against terrorism. Our friends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of snipers deployed around the world right now. These snipers are deployed in the theaters of combat, both in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as other locations overseas. Many of these are full time law enforcement officers that have been activated for regular duty action. Our memberships have chosen to help support our fellow snipers,...
  • Elective Decisions

    07/03/2004 9:02:07 PM PDT · by writer33 · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Self ^ | 07/03/04 | Chris Davis
    My novel, Elective Decisions is out. You can pick it up here before it gets to stores: You can also read a couple of sample chapters when you get there as well. If you have any questions, feel free to FReepmail me. Here is a short synopsis to give you an idea on what it's about. “Chris Smith desperately needs this last job for an extravagant retirement; he might just die trying.” Chris Smith, a retired U.S. Army sniper, is now a paid mercenary. Growing up poor, he longs for the wealth he never had as a child. An...
  • Leatherneck: In the Crosshairs - USMC Snipers in Iraq anf Fallujah, the 4-Letter Word. (June, 2004)

    06/25/2004 5:26:25 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 26 replies · 1,066+ views
    "Fallujah" has become a four-letter word in leatherneck lexicon since 1st Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment and 1/5's sister battalion, 2/1, took over the Sunni stronghold west of Baghdad in mid-March. Fallujah is a town of about a quarter million people - the most populous town in Anbar province. Since major combat in Iraq ended in May 2003, Fallujah has become infested with insurgents, some left over from Saddam Hussein's regime and Muslim fanatics who have slipped into Iraq from neighboring Syria and Iran. Marines who took over control of Fallujah and other rebellious cities in the Sunni triangle from the...
  • I-70 van shooting in Maryland Sunday night

    05/25/2004 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Salamander · 18 replies · 219+ views
    Tuesday May 25, 2004 Van shot twice on Interstate 70 by BRIAN SHAPPELL A van carrying a woman and three of her children was hit by gunfire twice late Sunday while westbound on Interstate 70 near Md. 65, Maryland State Police said.
  • U.S. Marines targeting enemies with snipers

    04/27/2004 9:05:28 PM PDT · by saquin · 41 replies · 376+ views
    Knight-Ridder Newspapers ^ | 4/27/04 | Carol Rosenberg
    FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. Marines awaiting orders to attack here are using a not-so-secret weapon to winnow down enemy fighters that commanders consider more effective than a 500-pound bomb: Sniper teams that target anyone suspected of being an insurgent. In the past three weeks, two sniper teams attached to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment have shot down 90 people who have strayed into their sights. The two teams are part of the 100 Marine sharpshooters deployed by three battalions around the city. One sniper secreted away in another corner of Fallujah has "26 confirmed kills," military officers here report....
  • U.S. Snipers Seen As 'Weapons' in Iraq

    04/19/2004 6:36:49 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 61 replies · 590+ views
    AP via Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2004 | Denis D. Gray
    <p>NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Army patrol stops suspicious vehicles on the edges of this insurgent-controlled city.</p> <p>Some 500 yards away, lying prone and hidden in the sand, two expert marksmen stalk Iraqis emerging from cars through the cross-hairs of their rifles.</p>

    04/18/2004 6:56:23 PM PDT · by lancer · 69 replies · 441+ views
    Newsday ^ | 4/18/04 | Jason Kayser
    FALLUJAH, Iraq -- In Fallujah's darkened, empty streets, U.S. troops blast AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" and other rock music full volume from a huge speaker, hoping to grate on the nerves of this Sunni Muslim city's gunmen and give a laugh to Marines along the front line.
  • Marine Corps Snipers Aim to Strike Fear [from embedded reporter]

    04/18/2004 12:23:46 PM PDT · by saquin · 41 replies · 751+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/18/04 | Tony Perry
    <p>FALLUJAH, Iraq — Taking a short breather Friday, the 21-year-old Marine corporal explained what it was like to practice his lethal skill in the battle for this city.</p> <p>"It's a sniper's dream," he said in polite, matter-of-fact tones. "You can go anywhere and there are so many ways to fire at the enemy without him knowing where you are."</p>
  • Snipers' rifle setup in Parkland revealed

    01/24/2004 9:59:34 AM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 12 replies · 182+ views
    The Tacoma News Tribune ^ | January 24th, 2004 | SEAN ROBINSON
    Messing around on a Saturday night 17 months ago, Ryan Vadnais and Chris Roy stumbled across a killer's trail. Long months would pass before federal investigators told them how close they came to a potentially deadly meeting with John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo. The D.C. snipers had set up a shooting nest in a vacant Parkland lot more than a month before they began their killing spree on the East Coast, Virginia prosecutors have concluded. Vadnais, 24 and Roy, 20, found it the night of Aug. 17, 2002. They were leaving a friend's apartment, peeling through the lot...
  • Trial by fire: Marine snipers beat the odds to win at AFSAM

    01/18/2004 5:47:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 763+ views
    Marinelink ^ | 1-18-04 | Lance Cpl. J. Agg
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.(Jan. 15, 2004) -- For one Marine Corps sniper, the easy part of sweeping the 2003 Armed Forces Skill-at-Arms Meeting sniper competition was picking off the most highly trained and best-equipped marksmen from the United States armed services and those of our closest military allies. The real challenge was just getting there. With more than a decade of experience and training as a Marine sniper, Marine Corps Rifle Team assistant head coach and competitor, Gunnery Sgt. Rodney L. Abbott, was looking forward to a strong showing at the AFSAM sniper competition held Oct. 11 to 17...
  • Nebraskans Win International Sniper Competition

    01/12/2004 6:46:46 AM PST · by Hat-Trick · 48 replies · 4,565+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | January 11, 2004 | Larry Porter
    Nebraskans on target, win Sniper Competition BY LARRY PORTER WORLD-HERALD BUREAU LINCOLN - David Kroupa was combining corn on the family farm near Pierce, Neb., when the cell phone call came from the commanding officer of his Army National Guard unit. Spc. Kris Hector prepares his equipment before shooting during the sniper competition in Fort Benning, Ga. in November. The week-long competition tests the sniper's skill and endurance. Would Kroupa be interested in teaming with Kris Hector, another Nebraska farm boy, to compete in the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition? Kroupa's first thought was to reject the offer. He had...
  • Well-trained snipers refine the act of killing

    01/04/2004 8:54:23 AM PST · by Eva · 2 replies · 161+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 1/2/04 | Eric Schmitt
    Well-trained snipers refine the act of killing Iraq war, begun with bombs, is relying more on Army sharpshooters SAMARRA, Iraq -- The intimate horror of the guerrilla war here in Iraq seems most vivid when seen through the sights of a sniper's rifle. In an age of satellite-guided bombs dropped at featureless targets from 30,000 feet, Army snipers can see the expression on a man's face when the bullet hits. "I shot one guy in the head, and his head exploded," said Sgt. Randy Davis, one of about 40 snipers in the Army's new 3,600-soldier Stryker Brigade, from Fort Lewis....
  • In Iraq's Murky Battle, Snipers Offer U.S. a Precision Weapon

    01/01/2004 9:31:28 PM PST · by Destro · 170 replies · 5,324+ views ^ | January 2, 2004 | ERIC SCHMITT
    In Iraq's Murky Battle, Snipers Offer U.S. a Precision Weapon By ERIC SCHMITT Published: January 2, 2004 Sgt. Randy Davis, 25, left, and Specialist Chris Wilson, 24, are a sniper team at a forward operating base near Samarra, Iraq. The Army is increasingly relying on snipers to protect patrols and head off guerrilla attacks. SAMARRA, Iraq, Dec. 28 — The intimate horror of the guerrilla war here in Iraq seems most vivid when seen through the sights of a sniper's rifle. In an age of satellite-guided bombs dropped at featureless targets from 30,000 feet, Army snipers can see the expression...