View Full Version : poor terrorist - Warning: This is Gross but cool

01-16-2007, 02:25 PM
This is a highly trained Army sniper with his 50 caliber rifle His job is to protect the "Green Zone" in Baghdad , Iraq (basically his job is prevent the sheet-heads from sneaking into the compound).

Anyway, one day Achmed snuck into the perimeter and got tagged from 1500 yards out before he could do any mischief. Note the vest laden with explosives! Achmed won't be doing this shit anymore...he learned his lesson.

Placed as a link, because it's VERY Graphic.

01-16-2007, 02:38 PM
That is not Iraq. KFOR is Kosovo.

01-16-2007, 02:45 PM
From Snopes:

The two photographs that accompany the <NOBR>e-mail</NOBR> are unrelated. At this point, it appears a prankster put them together with a fabricated background story.

The soldier pictured in the top photo is a member of the 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized) of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. The picture was snapped not in Iraq (where this serviceman has yet to serve) but Kosovo, specifically, just outside Camp Bondsteel. The young man is not a sniper but a Signal Systems Support Specialist.

He has housed a number of <A HREF="http://www.revdisk.net/photos/index.html">photographs</A> of himself on the Web, many of him toting or firing rather impressive looking weapons. The <A HREF="http://www.revdisk.net/photos/M82A.jpg">snapshot in question</A> is listed under "Weapons" as "Barrett <NOBR>.50 caliber</NOBR> sniper rifle - M82A1."

Those who are sharp of eye had already noted the <A HREF="http://www.nato.int/kfor/kfor/about.htm" TARGET=kfor>KFOR</A> (Kosovo Force) insignia that was clearly visible and that the serviceman pictured was wearing a uniform with a woodland camouflage pattern (rather than desert fatigues), which did prove all along that the top photo did not match the story being given about it.
(The "Green Zone," more formally known as the International Zone, is the heavily-guarded area of closed-off streets in central Baghdad where U.S. occupation authorities live and work.)
We have an unconfirmed report that the second photo depicts an insurgent killed in Mosul by the Iraqi National Guard on <NOBR>8 December</NOBR> 2004. The dead man, we're told, had been one of seven enemy combatants (not suicide bombers) ordered to emerge unarmed from a mosque in that city. They resisted, and all were killed.