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Posted: 11/29/2001 2:28:53 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007052611afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb113.jpg[/img] U.S. special forces troops stand together at the airport near Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. Special forces troops worked Thursday to prepare the airport for humanitarian aid flights. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) Notice the difference in gear between these fellas and the Marines.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:29:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:30:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2001 2:26:55 PM EDT by thumbhole]
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007049189afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb104.jpg[/img] A U.S. special forces officer walks past a destroyed Soviet-made MiG-21 jet at the airport near Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. U.S. special forces troops worked Thursday to prepare the airport for humanitarian aid flights. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:30:54 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:32:05 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007049909afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb110.jpg[/img] Is that David Morse on the right (Proof of Life)?
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:32:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:33:18 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007049629afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb106.jpg[/img] U.S. special forces troops inspect an airport facility near Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. U.S. special forces cleared unexploded ammunition Thursday from around Mazar-e-Sharif's main airport, working to open the way for humanitarian aid flights.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:34:13 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007049432afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb105.jpg[/img] U.S. special forces troops use remote control to detonate explosives at the airport near Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. U.S. special forces cleared unexploded ammunition Thursday from around Mazar-e-Sharif's main airport, working to open the way for humanitarian aid flights. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:34:46 PM EDT
Photo #2, guy sitting with jacket, ACOG. Looks cold over there.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:08:15 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007047988afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb103.jpg[/img] Is the mask for the cold or to hide his identity?
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:14:08 PM EDT
They might be some of the 10th Mountain Division guys moved in that area according to Fox News, so technically not Special Forces. That term is being thrown around too loosely by the media...
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:14:45 PM EDT
this does remind me of something, since when have they allowed their pictures to be taken?
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:17:03 PM EDT
They are definatly not from the 10th mountain.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:22:07 PM EDT
STLRN They are definatly not from the 10th mountain. how do you know? (not doubting, just asking.)
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:32:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By STLRN: They are definatly not from the 10th mountain.
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Its the M4's right? 10th Mountain should still have M16's for one thing.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:36:58 PM EDT
10th Mountain is a regular light division, by this time they would all be required to have the crossed bayonets, US army and their name sown on. Only 1, a SFC, is wearing rank on his PC, they all would if they were in the regular army. Some of them are wearing the SPEARS jacket that is a SF issue item, many are wearing strap down cool guy holster, the regular army discourages this. No one is wearing a Kevlar, which is something that the regular army really makes them wear all the time. Some of them have the lowers removed from their cammies and sown onto their sleeves again another practice the regular army discourages.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:43:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007049909afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb110.jpg[/img] Is that David Morse on the right (Proof of Life)?
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And why does he have a Thermold in his M4? Look closely at the mag in the gun on the guy on the right. the ridges are going front to back not up and down.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 6:21:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 8:52:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dragunov: I think that Thermold is just an optical illusion. If you look at pic 2 it's the same guy and it's clearly an aluminum mag.
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Well all be a... I have never seen that effect before, but you are correct..
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 8:56:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2001 8:49:41 PM EDT by Aviator]
Originally Posted By STLRN: They are definatly not from the 10th mountain.
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In a normal division, they would NEVER allow the troops to waltz around wearing fleece pullovers. You only get away with that kind of shit in Special Ops. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 8:57:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2001 8:54:40 PM EDT by AcidGambit]
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007049967afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb109.jpg[/img] That guys fanny back is bigger than my ex-gf's ass ! Can anyone tell me what sort of LB gear these guys are wearing in these pics ?
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 9:00:01 PM EDT
Also, if you look closely at the mag. in the picture. it is obviously not a thermold because I can also see up and down ridges. The thermold thing is an interesting effect, though.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 9:03:35 PM EDT
Any Chance the guys with the hoods and the Beards are CIA?? john
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 9:04:26 PM EDT
ALso, you want to talk about effects. Check out the guy far right and rear. The angle makes it look like he is wearing an old-style British Military Hat.
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011129/capt.1007052490afghanistan_attacks_us_xdrb112.jpg[/img]
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Link Posted: 11/29/2001 9:06:02 PM EDT
The tri color floppy hat is a lot bigger than the woodland or OD it looks like the ones we were issued in Kuwait. john
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 9:15:23 PM EDT
Well, you can tell by looking at the bottom of the magazines that ol' 550 cord is still the preferred means of quick extract. Maybe Magpul still has work to do on its marketing campaign. JerrY
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 9:23:06 PM EDT
Hmmm, Why are SPEC OPS doing the preperation of the airfield for relief supplies? I would say the Spec op guys are over qualified for that job. Benjamin
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 10:05:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 10:24:56 PM EDT
Ben, Spec ops usualy sets up the air fields until "regular" troops can relieve them of their duties. john
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