British Special Forces Take Out Snipers!

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    Read this earlier today.....

    Major kudos Brits!!!!
     
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    wohoo!
     
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    Don't mess with the Royal Marines people!
     
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    Not very sporting in my humble opinion. Though they did get the job done.
     
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    Yes, how dare the British Special Forces take out hired snipers that killed 10 of their own men, among countless others....................
     
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    There might be cause for celebration if these air strikes assured an end to this insidious but extremely effective type of warfare but I don't see how or why it would. A handful of Russian snipers, including a few women, effectively prevented an entire German regiment from seizing control of Stalingrad during WW-II and Bosnian snipers were alone responsible for defending Sarajevo against Serbian incursion.

    Sniping has a highly demoralizing effect on troops both in the field and in garrison and this story suggests that resistance fighters in Afghanistan are focusing their efforts on the method and probably will expand its use in the future. This report refers to snipers shooting from 650 yard distances, which, while impressive is about half the distance that a well-trained sniper can deliver kill-shots from with a good rifle. And once the sniper teams develop more rapid "shoot-and-move" tactics it won't be as easy to respond to them with air strikes.
     
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    I wonder if they took out 30 civilians along with them this time. No worries, they'll make up for it tomorrow and the next day if they didn't. :doubt:
     
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    Sporting? Fuck sporting - you think snipers are 'sporting'? Fuck 'em. They're dead and because they're dead, there are some Brits - and maybe some Americans - who won't be. Works for me.
     

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