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Posted: 3/29/2009 2:26:24 PM EDT

An Afghan youth looks at a U.S. Marine on a joint foot patrol with British soldiers in Musa Qala in Helmand province March 26, 2009.
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani


A British soldier keeps watch while on foot patrol at the poppy field in Musa Qala, Helmand province March 28, 2009.
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN)


Afghan children watch a British soldier walking past their home while on foot patrol in Musa Qala, Helmand province, March 27, 2009.
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani


British Gurkhas rest after going on foot patrol in Musa Qala, Helmand province, March 27, 2009.
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani


A British Gurkha keeps watch while on foot patrol in Musa Qala, Helmand province March 27, 2009.
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani



US soldiers take cover behind a concrete block during an operation in Baghdad's Fadel district. Iraqi forces clashed with anti-Al-Qaeda militants in Baghdad for a second straight day on Sunday, as US troops backing them ordered fighters to hand over their weapons or face reprisals.
(AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)


U.S. troops take position on a major street after a gunfight sparked Saturday at the dominantly Sunni neighborhood of Fadhil in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 29, 2009. U.S. and Iraqi troops exchanged gunfire Sunday with Sunni militants in central Baghdad in a second day of clashes following the arrest of a local leader of Sunni security volunteers who had broken with al-Qaida.
(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)


Iraqi soldiers kick open a door during a search operations after a gunfight sparked Saturday at the dominantly Sunni neighborhood of Fadhil in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 29, 2009. U.S. and Iraqi troops exchanged gunfire Sunday with Sunni militants in central Baghdad in a second day of clashes following the arrest of a local leader of Sunni security volunteers who had broken with al-Qaida.
(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)


Iraqi soldiers shoot back after unidentified gunmen opened fire during a search operation at the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Fadhil in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 29, 2009. U.S. and Iraqi troops exchanged gunfire Sunday with Sunni militants in central Baghdad in a second day of clashes following the arrest of a local leader of Sunni security volunteers who had broken with al-Qaida.
(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)


Iraqi soldiers take position after they came under fire during search operations after a gunfight sparked Saturday at the dominantly Sunni neighborhood of Fadhil in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 29, 2009. U.S. and Iraqi troops exchanged gunfire Sunday with Sunni militants in central Baghdad in a second day of clashes following the arrest of a local leader of Sunni security volunteers who had broken with al-Qaida.
(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)


An Iraqi policeman aims his rifle during a joint operation to search for weapon caches in Baghdad's Ghazaliya district March 29, 2009.
REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani


Iraqi soldiers stand guard near the district of al-Fadhil in Baghdad March 29, 2009. Iraqi security forces besieged a Baghdad district on Sunday after Sunni neighbourhood patrolmen angry at the arrest of their leader clashed with police and troops in a gunfight that killed three people.
REUTERS/Saad Shalash



An Iraqi national policeman checks weapons seized by Iraqi security forces during recent operations in the Dora area of southern Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, March 26, 2009.
(/AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)


Iraqi police and soldiers are seen at a pistol range as U.S. troops conduct training near Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
(AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)


A Pakistani police aims his assault gun towards angry protesters agitated by police firing tear gas to disperse them during the clashes on the outskirts of Nowshera, near Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Pakistani police fired assault rifles and tear gas to end a protest Wednesday by people displaced by a military operation against Taliban militants. At least one person was shot dead, though police denied responsibility. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)


Armed policemen patrol in the town of Indanan in Jolo island, southern Philippines. Islamic militants have not released their three Red Cross hostages, despite a Philippines military retreat giving the kidnappers control over a third of a province. Sun Mar 29,2009. (AFP/File/Therence Koh)


Armed government militia are posted along the road in southern Jolo island where government forces are closing in on Islamic militants holding three International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid workers hostage. The Philippines has agreed to move troops from a southern jungle area in a bid to save the three workers threatened with beheading, an official has said.
(AFP/File/Therence Koh)


A Myanmar soldier stands guard at the 64th anniversary Armed Forces Day held at the parade ground in the country's administrative capital Naypyitaw Friday March 27, 2009.
(AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)



Anti-narcotics officers carry items, confiscated from a camp for Mexican drug traffickers, from a US Army Chinook helicopter in Guatemala City March 27, 2009. Guatemalan soldiers and police discovered the camp at a ranch on the border between the two countries, which was being used to train assassins, the police chief said on Friday.
REUTERS/Daniel LeClair


Anti-narcotics police stand guard over items, confiscated from a camp for Mexican drug traffickers, unloaded from a US Army Chinook helicopter in Guatemala City March 27, 2009. Guatemalan soldiers and police discovered the camp at a ranch on the border between the two countries, which was being used to train assassins, the police chief said on Friday.
REUTERS/Daniel LeClair


A Brazilian policeman stands guard during an anti-narcotics raid in the Rocinha shantytown of Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2009. Acting on information that local drug bandits were planning to invade another nearby slum, over 200 police officers raided Rocinha, one of the largest slums in Latin America with around 200,000 residents, killing three suspected bandits and confiscating a cocaine laboratory along with one tonne of marihuana. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


Brazilian policemen patrol during an anti-narcotics raid in the Rocinha shantytown of Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2009. Acting on information that local drug bandits were planning to invade another nearby slum, over 200 police officers raided Rocinha, one of the largest slums in Latin America with around 200,000 residents, killing three suspected bandits and confiscating a cocaine laboratory along with one tonne of marihuana.
REUTERS/Bruno


A Brazilian policeman arrests a suspected drug trafficker during an anti-narcotics raid in the Rocinha shantytown of Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2009. Acting on information that local drug bandits were planning to invade another nearby slum, over 200 police officers raided Rocinha, one of the largest slums in Latin America with around 200,000 residents, killing three suspected bandits and confiscating a cocaine laboratory along with one tonne of marihuana. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos



Mexican Army soldiers patrol Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico. US President Barack Obama has vowed to "do more" if needed to win the fight against Mexico's drug cartels after reinforcing joint efforts to combat the problem along their shared border.
(AFP/File/Alfredo Estrella)


Mexican police display weapons seized from drug cartels in Mexico City. The Obama administration wants to crack down on the sale of assault weapons that are arming Mexican drug cartels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with NBC television.
(AFP/File/Ronaldo Schemidt)
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:29:09 PM EDT


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:33:00 PM EDT
good stuff!
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:33:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 2:34:16 PM EDT by 0612Devil]
Very cool. Thanks for the pics Lumpy!

eta: at the Barrett .50 confiscated in Mexico.

eta2: & LOL at the moto stache on that Marine up top...
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:33:41 PM EDT
Those 20" M16s look HUGE on those Iraqis!
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:59:02 PM EDT
Are those Singapore Kinetics SAR21s or Tavors in the Guat pic?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:04:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Those 20" M16s look HUGE on those Iraqis!


I had the same thought. Thanks for the pics.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:09:58 PM EDT
You look at the photo of those hundreds of seized AK-47's and wonder if maybe those guns used in Mexico JUST MIGHT BE coming from places other than the U.S.????????
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:11:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Those 20" M16s look HUGE on those Iraqis!


No kidding––what's the average height for the Iraqi men?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:11:31 PM EDT
interesting how the semi auto, magazine fed rifle..

has a belt of 50 cal ammo to dress it up.

they should be more careful when they stage photos.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:18:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Are those Singapore Kinetics SAR21s or Tavors in the Guat pic?




Tavors.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:24:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cluster:
interesting how the semi auto, magazine fed rifle..

has a belt of 50 cal ammo to dress it up.

they should be more careful when they stage photos.



Wonder where that came from?


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:30:48 PM EDT
Good pics Lumpster.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:31:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 3:39:07 PM EDT by omega62]
Thanks again for great pics.

ETA:

"Islamic militants have not released their three Red Cross hostages, despite a Philippines military retreat giving the kidnappers control over a third of a province."

Shows the wisdom of negotiating with terrorists I guess.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:43:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
Originally Posted By cluster:
interesting how the semi auto, magazine fed rifle..

has a belt of 50 cal ammo to dress it up.

they should be more careful when they stage photos.



Wonder where that came from?


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_k07pirzBU34/SZRI1sP1IoI/AAAAAAAAAg0/HVbuMJaTVKM/s400/20080916195109enlus0149079012215946.jpg


What is this a pic of?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:49:23 PM EDT
Interesting that the Burmese have shit-brown furniture on their Uzis.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:49:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Those 20" M16s look HUGE on those Iraqis!


wonder how they got those from the gun show all the way to Iraq
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:00:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fcat:
Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
Originally Posted By cluster:
interesting how the semi auto, magazine fed rifle..

has a belt of 50 cal ammo to dress it up.

they should be more careful when they stage photos.



Wonder where that came from?


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_k07pirzBU34/SZRI1sP1IoI/AAAAAAAAAg0/HVbuMJaTVKM/s400/20080916195109enlus0149079012215946.jpg


What is this a pic of?


Looks like Mexican Army.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:12:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GySgtD:
Originally Posted By fcat:
Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
Originally Posted By cluster:
interesting how the semi auto, magazine fed rifle..

has a belt of 50 cal ammo to dress it up.

they should be more careful when they stage photos.



Wonder where that came from?


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_k07pirzBU34/SZRI1sP1IoI/AAAAAAAAAg0/HVbuMJaTVKM/s400/20080916195109enlus0149079012215946.jpg


What is this a pic of?


Looks like Mexican Army.


Correct....
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:14:42 PM EDT


Those are paintball guns. Must have been using them for training, going by the caption.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:19:46 PM EDT
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090326/i/r2575146013.jpg

Why is he holding the rifle like that?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:33:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mean_sartin:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090326/i/r2575146013.jpg

Why is he holding the rifle like that?

Secret trigger.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:24:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
Originally Posted By cluster:
interesting how the semi auto, magazine fed rifle..

has a belt of 50 cal ammo to dress it up.

they should be more careful when they stage photos.



Wonder where that came from?


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_k07pirzBU34/SZRI1sP1IoI/AAAAAAAAAg0/HVbuMJaTVKM/s400/20080916195109enlus0149079012215946.jpg


Thats a M82A1 CQ 20" model which is actually newer than the rifles those Mexicans are carrying. Interesting nonetheless.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:07:47 PM EDT
Thanks man! We love these threads.

The brown Uzi furniture is cool. Wonder where I can buy some?


And thanks for the FALs and G3s.


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:20:19 PM EDT
Late night BTT.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:42:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:59:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mean_sartin:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090326/i/r2575146013.jpg

Why is he holding the rifle like that?


He's resting the mag in the rifle on his LBV so that all the weight isn't on his shoulder.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 11:09:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
Originally Posted By GySgtD:
Originally Posted By fcat:
Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
Originally Posted By cluster:
interesting how the semi auto, magazine fed rifle..

has a belt of 50 cal ammo to dress it up.

they should be more careful when they stage photos.



Wonder where that came from?


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_k07pirzBU34/SZRI1sP1IoI/AAAAAAAAAg0/HVbuMJaTVKM/s400/20080916195109enlus0149079012215946.jpg


What is this a pic of?


Looks like Mexican Army.


Correct....


Whats up with the muzzle breaks on some of those Barretts.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 11:22:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stonerriflefan44:
Whats up with the muzzle breaks on some of those Barretts.


They look like they're in one piece to me.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 11:35:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 11:42:05 PM EDT by Stonerriflefan44]
Originally Posted By badfish274:
Originally Posted By Stonerriflefan44:
Whats up with the muzzle breaks on some of those Barretts.


They look like they're in one piece to me.


Maybe its the angle of the pic but some looked to be timed incorrectly. Ports vertical vs horizontal.

red incorrect
yellow correct


ETA:
I just noticed the bottom right hand corner of the pic, this is a photochop.


Link Posted: 3/30/2009 4:19:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 9:41:09 AM EDT
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