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Posted: 9/22/2004 7:48:52 AM EST
these beheadings in Iraq have caused me to harbor alot of anger towards the muslim cowards over there (and here).

i was thinking about how to stop some of it.

could we disguise some of our Spec Ops guys as civilian contractors....implant a GPS tracking device on their person somehow where it would not be found by the hostage takers.

then allow themselves to be taken hostage. let the GPS send out a location signal and then raid the house??

i said it might be stupid because i sure ain't volunteering for that job!! but these Spec Ops guys do stuff like that all the time. probably a good chance of survival for a trained individual.

just a thought.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 7:56:34 AM EST
i dont see anyone volunteering to be taken hostage...fuck that. when you volunteer ill be right behind you in the line at the "Dumbass" booth.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:05:46 AM EST
Why not let the civilian contractors carry gun?

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:09:21 AM EST
I would have to think that has been concidered and maybe in work.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:06:46 AM EST
the contractors can't carry firearms? thats ludicrous.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:25:26 AM EST
I don't really see the commander in chief giving the go for a mission with such high risk as that. But I'll admit I'm no expert.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:34:17 AM EST
no.1 Spec-Ops don't do this kind of thing
no.2 It's dumb idea in whole, but not in part.
no.3 our people and civilians are too valuable
no.4 plant the gps 'bug' on the stupidass media. They tend to have footage from the bad guy point of view.


I was contacted by Haluburton for a job over there, I had a list of "demands" concerning my self preservation, they never re-contacted me after that
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:39:18 AM EST
If I were a contractor, I'd be all over some kind of an implantable tracking system while I was in Iraq. Soon as my gig was up, I'd have it pulled.

Carrying a firearm would be de rigeur no matter what the company policy was.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:42:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rem_700:
the contractors can't carry firearms? thats ludicrous.



it's also true.
i looked at making the move to iraq a while back.
perks.
200,000 a year. tax free.
free housing, food, maid service.
housing is in a secured building inside a compound.
office is in a separate secured compound.
worksite is remote and unsecured.
people travel in convoys of armored Suburbans and F-350 trucks.
the convoy is protected by Ex special forces contractors with automatic weapons.


and now the down side...
absolutely no civilian engineering contractors will be allowed to carry any firearms.

i told them to F-off.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:01:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
Why not let the civilian contractors carry gun?




Great idea
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:03:22 PM EST
you guys don't already have gov't implants?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:11:03 PM EST
Maybe a better idea would be to bait with "contractors" and get the guys who come to snatch them. Then question them, find the ringleader. Not as risky, but not as good a chance for high pay-off.

Or...

Nuke it (Mid-fucking-East) from orbit... its the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:14:12 PM EST

Why not let the civilian contractors carry gun?


My dad is a contractor over in Iraq at the moment. He was issued a M4, 9mm, and body armor.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:14:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By druncuncas:
you guys don't already have gov't implants?



I do, but my tinfoil hat suppresses the signal
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:18:10 PM EST
Many of the contractors over there are not shooters. They go over there as civvies working for the Army, DOD, State Dept, etc to do work such as hookup radio stations, cell phone base stations, earth stations, tv stations, catering, fuel supply, etc, etc.


-luke
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