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Posted: 6/15/2002 7:54:20 AM EDT
Here in AZ a Palestinian boy shot with an M-16 in Isreal, flown here to have the bullet removed. [url=http://www.arizonarepublic.com/news/articles/0615ahmed15.html]Story[/url] Basiclly bullet just missed heart, lodged in lung tissue near spine.

Ok, so this is a human interest story. Except for one thing. In the paper print, they showed a picture of the slug removed from the boy. I can't locate an electronic copy.

But looking at the picture... I swear it looks like a .22 slug! Not .223 slug!

Other AZ members, look in the Arizona Republic, Saturday June 15, 2002, page A18 and tell me if I am right or wrong.

If it is a .22 slug, and the boy claims he was shot by a woman Israeli soldier with an M-16, then I guess that the Israeli's are using .22 conversion kits!
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 7:58:00 AM EDT
I would really like to see this "slug". Sounds too much like BS to me. Should it not have fragmented and really screwed this kid up?

Link Posted: 6/15/2002 8:16:10 AM EDT
Duh... I just remembered, I have digital camera!


Oh, yea... The reporter is  [email protected] or (602) 444-8874 Just in case someone feels like giving him a call/e-mail.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 8:23:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 8:28:53 AM EDT

Might be:


Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:07:45 AM EDT
Whats the white thingy sticking out of the guys pistol grip in the back?? [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:12:39 AM EDT
Maybe he was hit by a Palestinian
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:20:19 AM EDT
Whats the white thingy sticking out of the guys pistol grip in the back?? [rolleyes]
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Looks like a roll of tape.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:23:32 AM EDT
I think those white things are zip-ties, to be used as handcuffs. Look at the guy in the very back, is that the new "Chef Boyardee" camo headgear, or is he a cook, out getting some "trigger time"?
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:24:07 AM EDT
I think it may be a copy of his NFA tax stamp[:D]
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:26:59 AM EDT
Whats up with the pizza maker hat on the 3rd guy behind the 10/22 snipers?
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:27:20 AM EDT
That's good thinkin. Patch the lad up so he can go back home and blow himself up...
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:27:48 AM EDT
Whats up with the pizza maker hat on the 3rd guy behind the 10/22 snipers?
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Clown Hat
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:44:38 AM EDT
What about the above slug? .22 or .223?
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:48:15 AM EDT
For sure, that's a .22 rim fire bullet pictured against the measuring tape. After seeing that the IDF uses suppressed 10-22s, he probaby was shot by an Israeli. And most likely, the Palestinian youth that was the recipient of this slug, was NOT an innocent bystander.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:49:14 AM EDT
It be a 22LR...!
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:51:24 AM EDT
I thought the .22s were only used on dogs and the like by the IDF as they had proven themselves monstrously ineffective vs. humans.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:52:28 AM EDT
Whats up with the pizza maker hat on the 3rd guy behind the 10/22 snipers?
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Clown Hat
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breaks up the silhouette of their helmet.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:56:20 AM EDT
The IDF was, for a while, using a .22 to wound and *discourage* rioters, targeting the apparent leaders.  It's an interesting strategy, to say the least.  A "less lethal" option.

Maybe that's where the round came from, though from the story, it doesn't seem likely.  
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 10:02:10 AM EDT
The .22 sniper rifle:



As to the helmet cover, it's a form of camoflage.  See here for the story:

"While very simple, the Mitz'nefet is actually very effective, especially when the soldier is in the prone position with his head very visible. The Mitz'nefet is also a very effective hat and is often worn right on the head in order to protect from the sun. Combined with the IDF full body camouflage suit the Mitz'nefet is a high quality system adapted to the desert climate in the Middle East, which doesn't allow the usage of more complex system like Ghillie suits."


Link Posted: 6/15/2002 10:04:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 10:55:12 PM EDT
Just look at that... a Stinger on his shoulder and an UNLOADED CAR-15 behind him.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 11:35:09 PM EDT
So what the hell, don't they have bullet removal techniques in any other part of the world?

Anyone care to guess who's footing the bill for this future potential suicide bomber?
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:04:31 AM EDT
What a waste of fucking money to save a future terrorist.  Let the bodies fall where they may and leave them there.
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