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Posted: 12/14/2005 2:19:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 2:20:11 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

A U.S. soldier draws his pistol at a checkpoint near a polling centre in Baghdad's Sadr city, a day before Iraq's historical parliamentary elections, December 14, 2005. (Ali Jasim/Reuters)


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U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Schroeder, from 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, provides security for Iraqi contractors who are setting up a polling station near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout


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U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Dellerba (L), from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, discusses voting security with an Iraqi soldier near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout


A US soldier arrests Iraqis that were suspiciously walking near a polling station in the area of Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad, on the eve of the country's general election. US President George W. Bush defiantly defended his case for war and said he would preemptively attack another country if he deemed it necessary.(AFP/Samuel Aranda)


A soldier, center, from C Squadron of Britain's 9th/12th Royal Lancers loads his gun whilst his colleagues watch at Shaibah Logistics Base in southern Iraq, before going on a patrol in the nearby town of Az Zubayr, Tuesday Dec. 13, 2005. Elections for a 275-member National Assembly are due to take place across Iraq on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


A soldier from Britain's 9th/12th Royal Lancers looks out from the tower of an Iraqi police station, whilst stopping off during a patrol in the town of Az Zubayr, in southern Iraq, Wednesday Dec. 14, 2005. Elections for a 275-member National Assembly are due to take place across Iraq on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


A British soldier helps members of the elite Iraqi Tactical Support Unit (TSU) to get of a military helicopter during their training near Al Amarah, in British patrolled southern Iraq, December 14, 2005. Quiet fell across most of Iraq on Wednesday on the eve of its parliamentary election, with a stringent security lockdown preventing all but sporadic violence. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


An Iraqi soldier patrols the road in Baghdad's Sadr city a day before Iraq's historical parliamentary election December 14, 2005. Iraq was largely calm on Wednesday on the eve of its parliamentary election with a stringent security crackdown preventing all but sporadic violence. Traffic was banned, borders sealed and shops and businesses closed as most voters stayed close to home. REUTERS/Ali Jasim


A member of an Iraqi police swat team stands guard near a man as U.S. troops search for a suspected insurgent during a raid in the town of Baquba December 13, 2005. The Iraqi government is mounting a huge security exercise incorporating thousands of Iraqi police and soldiers, backed by the U.S. military, to protect polling places and guard against attempts to derail the December 15 national elections. (Bob Strong/Reuters)


Iraqi soldiers guard an empty street in Baghdad, Dec 14,2005. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)


An Iraqi policeman holds an assault rifle during a patrol in central Baghdad December 13, 2005. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz


The Afghanistan army are trained in the hills of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, by soldiers from the British Army. They are the latest recruits to undergo a six-week British battle course for junior officers. In the coming months those who graduate will be sent, as part of the Afghan National Army, to fight in the south and east of the country. (AP Photo/Andrew Parsons/PA)


Israeli soldiers are seen during a house-to-house search operation in the West Bank village of Qabatiyah just south of the city of Jenin. A top Islamic Jihad official escaped assassination by Israel in Gaza City after his car was hit by an Israeli missile, just hours after four militants were killed in a strike on another car.(AFP/Saif Dahlah)


Israeli soldiers take up position during a military operation in the West Bank village of Qabatiya near Jenin December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer


A Palestinian woman walks past Israeli soldiers as they take up position during an operation in the the village of Qabatiyah, near the West Bank town of Jenin, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005. Israeli troops entered the village early Wednesday morning searching for wanted Palestinians, sources said. An unknown number of Palestinians were detained in the operation. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)


Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian man during an operation in the the village of Qabatiyah, near the West Bank town of Jenin, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005. Israeli troops entered the village early Wednesday morning searching for wanted Palestinians, sources said. A number of Palestinians were detained in the operation. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)


Israeli soldiers take up positions in the street during an operation in the the village of Qabatiyah, near the West Bank town of Jenin, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005. Israeli troops entered the village early Wednesday morning searching for wanted Palestinians, sources said. A number of Palestinians were detained in the operation. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)


A Palestinian man, right, looks at Israeli soldiers, walking out of his house, during an operation in the village of Illar near the West Bank town of Tulkarem Wednesday Dec. 14, 2005. Israeli troops entered the village early Wednesday morning searching for wanted Palestinians, sources said. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


An Israeli soldiers fires a tear gas canister during an operation in the the village of Qabatiyah, near the West Bank town of Jenin, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005. Israeli troops entered the village early Wednesday morning searching for wanted Palestinians, sources said. A number of Palestinians were detained in the operation. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)


Palestinians look on at an Israeli soldier standing guard during a military operation in the West Bank village of Ellar near Tulkarm December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini


Palestinian gun men take position during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Fierce gunbattles erupted during an army incursion in the largest West Bank city, leaving one Palestinian dead and 25 Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers wounded.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)


Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades fire at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank City of Nablus Tuesday Dec. 13, 2005. A Palestinian man was killed and 20 others were wounded Tuesday during an Israeli arrest raid targeting Palestinian militants, Palestinian hospital officials said. Stone-throwing clashes and sporadic gunfights erupted in Nablus after the troops entered the area. Nablus, the largest city in the West Bank, is known as a stronghold of Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


A display of home-made weapons seized from a house where they recovered large caches of explosives in Dhaka December 14, 2005. Police in Bangladesh seized two large caches of explosives and arrested three senior Islamist activists on Wednesday, a major success in the hunt for suicide bombers fighting for Islamic rule. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman


Bangladesh Special Security Force soldiers guard Ataur Rahman, front right, military commander of Jamatul-Mujahideen in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005. Security forces nabbed Rahman and the alleged money man of the banned Islamic group blamed for a series of deadly bombings in Bangladesh, claiming a breakthrough Wednesday in their fight against the militants. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)



Bosnian Serb special police escort one of six Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects (C) into court in Banja Luka December 14, 2005. Police arrested six men on Wednesday on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. No further details were made available. REUTERS/Ranko Cukovic


A member of the Rapid Action Battalion, an elite police unit, stands guard at the entrance of a house from where police recovered large caches of explosives in Dhaka December 14, 2005. Police in Bangladesh seized two large caches of explosives and arrested three senior Islamist activists on Wednesday, a major success in the hunt for suicide bombers fighting for Islamic rule. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman


Philippine soldiers are deployed to hunt down Abu Sayyaf militants on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, March 2005. Two Marines were killed and 11 other members of the military unit wounded in a clash with Islamic militants on Jolo, the military said.(AFP/File)


Hong Kong riot policeman stands guard during the sixth World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference in Hong Kong. Piracy is a hot topic at this week's WTO summit -- so hot that the city's notoriously vibrant pirate DVD businesses have decided to shut up shop during the talks(AFP/Antony Dickson)


TV grab shows former Congressman Oscar Lizcano (C) flanked by two militants from the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) in November 2005. President Alvaro Uribe accepted a European proposal to withdraw troops from an area where his government can negotiate a prisoner-hostage swap with leftist rebels.(AFP/File


Fighters from the right-wing Central Bolivar Bloc of the Colombian United Self Defence (AUC) guerrillas celebrate during their demobilization ceremony in Otu. President Alvaro Uribe accepted a European proposal to withdraw troops from an area where his government can negotiate a prisoner-hostage swap with leftist rebels.(AFP/Gerardo Gomez)


Bolivian riot police try to force back university students that were blocking a major highway to pressure the government into giving in to certain demands regarding the structure of the university system, in Caracollo, southeast of La Paz December 13, 2005. (str/Reuters)


A police officer detains a gang member during 'Operation Escoba' (Operation Broom) in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Dec.14 2005. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)



Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:23:08 PM EDT
Great Pics! Thanks Lumpy!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:25:22 PM EDT
thanks Lumpy
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:27:12 PM EDT
Ecellent pic's Lumpy as always.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:28:04 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy. Good pics as always
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:29:35 PM EDT

The ACU vs. 6-color / M-16 vs. AK tournament continues.

Thanks, Lumpy196! Excellent selection, as usual. You never disappoint.

BTW, the Colombian hostage-takers are HAWT!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:31:12 PM EDT

US President George W. Bush defiantly defended his case for war and said he would preemptively attack another country if he deemed it necessary.

What was that referring to, specifically?

Oh and escoba - that's the word I forgot today on my Spanish test.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:34:51 PM EDT
Great Pics thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:36:35 PM EDT
I really like the high res photos!

A few questions:

Why is in the first high res photo, paracord wrapped around the weapon in a such a unusual fashion?

In the second high res photo, what unit is this guy with? What is the suppressor, and forearm he has?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:58:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 2:59:33 PM EDT by Sniper_Wolfe]

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
Why is in the first high res photo, paracord wrapped around the weapon in a such a unusual fashion?



If his IR device's attachment fails, he won't lose it.

And to attempt to answer the other question, I believe it's a non-FF RAS.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:58:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 2:59:12 PM EDT by sydney7629]


WTF?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:00:29 PM EDT
Mesh masks with eye holes. The idea is that in a gunfight, the other side will be rolling on the floor laughing when they should be shooting
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:17:40 PM EDT
Are those USGI rubber bands on that M4 holding the laser and Eotech in place?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:27:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 4:42:28 PM EDT by Sniper_Wolfe]

Originally Posted By HRSGRUNNER:
Are those USGI rubber bands on that M4 holding the laser and Eotech in place?



I think it's gutted 550.

Edit: After reviewing the hi-res, it looks like maybe they're not gutted 550. However, the purpose remains the same.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:44:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 3:54:48 PM EDT by TheRicker]
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:03:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 4:12:05 PM EDT by steve-oh]
The news photos for gun nuts threads are always awesome, but this one is exceptional.

What gun is the guy on the right holding?


ETA... looks like it is scoped, with a pistol grip, but I don't see a magazine?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:08:48 PM EDT
Great pictures as always.
Gotta love the Colombian with
his finger on the trigger of his M16.
At least the selector is on safe.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:13:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 4:20:34 PM EDT by BallisticTip]
Good ones, Lumpster.

What is with the rubberbands ?


see high res.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:29:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
What gun is the guy on the right holding?
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051213/capt.jrl10312131524.mideast_israel_palestinians_jrl103.jpg

ETA... looks like it is scoped, with a pistol grip, but I don't see a magazine?





Good question. I'll have to lighten it up and see if I can figure it out.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:41:05 PM EDT
looks like green shoe lace-like material he is using to dummycord his gear.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:53:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
Good ones, Lumpster.

What is with the rubberbands ?
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051214/i/r2832696685.jpg?x=380&y=294&sig=vXv6.rmirm58eoPe3OGleA--

see high res.



Cored 550 cord being used as a dummy cord.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:54:31 PM EDT


Are thoughs 1 shot pistole shoties?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:55:47 PM EDT
Great Pix Lumpy, thank you.

Are some of the operators, other than this one, using ESS eye wear - would you know?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:07:00 PM EDT
nice
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:15:12 PM EDT
farc with m16's............dang
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:43:28 PM EDT
No really, what is that Falisteeneeyeen holding? I looked around and cannot find anything close. It looks like it has an exceptionally long action and a low power scope in a scout mount.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:05:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 7:08:10 PM EDT by bmick325]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
What gun is the guy on the right holding?
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051213/capt.jrl10312131524.mideast_israel_palestinians_jrl103.jpg

ETA... looks like it is scoped, with a pistol grip, but I don't see a magazine?





Good question. I'll have to lighten it up and see if I can figure it out.



The one on the far right is in the background and has a slung rifle that is at an angle to the camera.

Makes it look like the guy on his left has some kind of "franken-rifle".
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:14:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 7:16:16 PM EDT by FLAL1A]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Dellerba (L), from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, discusses voting security with an Iraqi soldier near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout






Look at the smiles. They are discussing pie. My analysis of the hi-res pic suggests that the Iraqi recently had pie, and the American is enjoying his recounting the tale.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:30:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Look at the smiles. They are discussing pie. My analysis of the hi-res pic suggests that the Iraqi recently had pie, and the American is enjoying his recounting the tale.




Link Posted: 12/14/2005 9:08:57 PM EDT
thanks Lumpy!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:59:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Mesh masks Panty hose with eye holes. The idea is that in a gunfight, the other side will be rolling on the floor laughing when they should be shooting



Fixed it for you.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:12:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051214/i/r2007335440.jpg?x=380&y=303&sig=Abh4GftbWMb6mflLcCaWsg--
HI RES VERSION
U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Dellerba (L), from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, discusses voting security with an Iraqi soldier near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout






Look at the smiles. They are discussing pie. My analysis of the hi-res pic suggests that the Iraqi recently had pie, and the American is enjoying his recounting the tale.



I whole heartedly agree with that statement.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:43:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
The news photos for gun nuts threads are always awesome, but this one is exceptional.

What gun is the guy on the right holding?
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051213/capt.jrl10312131524.mideast_israel_palestinians_jrl103.jpg

ETA... looks like it is scoped, with a pistol grip, but I don't see a magazine?



M14E4 with a scout mount, no mag?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:44:01 AM EDT


Rumanian m/74 army helmets? Styled after the Dutch pre-1940 helmets, BTW.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:08:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 53vortec:

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
The news photos for gun nuts threads are always awesome, but this one is exceptional.

What gun is the guy on the right holding?
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051213/capt.jrl10312131524.mideast_israel_palestinians_jrl103.jpg

ETA... looks like it is scoped, with a pistol grip, but I don't see a magazine?



M14E4 with a scout mount, no mag?



Might be, but that seems unlikely to me. Then again, they'll use whatever they can get their hands on. The part his left hand is gripping looks to me like it's really fat, almost like a SPAS-12 or Benelli Nova.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:10:31 AM EDT
CTU could probably enhance the image and tell you what weapon it is...

Along with his location...

Name...

Any identifying marks...

And what he's thinking right now...

All from that one picture.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:55:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 6:57:42 AM EDT by FLAL1A]

Originally Posted By Mikeypss:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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HI RES VERSION
U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Dellerba (L), from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, discusses voting security with an Iraqi soldier near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout



Look at the smiles. They are discussing pie. My analysis of the hi-res pic suggests that the Iraqi recently had pie, and the American is enjoying his recounting the tale.



I whole heartedly agree with that statement.




I found a video of the encounter.


No shit? In the pooper?
Swear to God, man.


Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:04:16 AM EDT
Great pics again Lumpy
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:12:23 AM EDT
He's holding a cheap shotgun and a cheap dragonov is strapped around his back.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:12:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By Mikeypss:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051214/i/r2007335440.jpg?x=380&y=303&sig=Abh4GftbWMb6mflLcCaWsg--
HI RES VERSION
U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Dellerba (L), from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, discusses voting security with an Iraqi soldier near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout



Look at the smiles. They are discussing pie. My analysis of the hi-res pic suggests that the Iraqi recently had pie, and the American is enjoying his recounting the tale.



I whole heartedly agree with that statement.




I found a video of the encounter.


No shit? In the pooper?
Swear to God, man.






".....and I posted pics at ARFCOM!"


"Schweet!"


Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:26:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryfe:
CTU could probably enhance the image and tell you what weapon it is...

Along with his location...

Name...

Any identifying marks...

And what he's thinking right now...

All from that one picture.


Don't forget his cell number so Jack can call him!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:34:10 AM EDT
Nice!! Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:34:47 AM EDT
Nice!! Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:35:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 10:36:24 AM EDT by B-O-A-T-S]

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Originally Posted By Stryfe:
CTU could probably enhance the image and tell you what weapon it is...

Along with his location...

Name...

Any identifying marks...

And what he's thinking right now...

All from that one picture.


Don't forget his cell number so Jack can call him!



You guys forgot the process. Chloey does the research and Jack will shoot them until they talk.

Great pics Lumpy. Gotta love 'em.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:41:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:



U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Dellerba (L), from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, discusses voting security with an Iraqi soldier near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout



This may be a dumb question but here goes............

what are the benefits of a suppressed weapon for these type patrols or sentry duties?


Great pix as always and thanks for sharing

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:50:37 AM EDT

Very nice...how about the much improved trigger discipline being shown by the Iraqis...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:17:47 AM EDT
great stuff!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:21:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By redfisher:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051214/i/r2007335440.jpg?

U.S. soldier Sgt. Chris Dellerba (L), from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, discusses voting security with an Iraqi soldier near Bayji in Iraq for Thursday's historic parliamentary elections in this photo taken December 13, 2005 and released December 14, 2005. REUTERS/Sgt. Andy Dunaway/Handout



This may be a dumb question but here goes............

what are the benefits of a suppressed weapon for these type patrols or sentry duties?


Great pix as always and thanks for sharing




1/187 relieved us in Baiji and all the squad leaders and above had cans on their weapons. The benefits of having a supressed weapon fall under the catagory of concealment. You cannot shoot what you do not see...or hear.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:22:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:23:23 AM EDT by Pakieser]
Whoops
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:23:57 AM EDT
Note finger on the trigger
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