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Posted: 1/19/2006 12:36:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 1:14:51 PM EDT by bfieldburt]
This e-mail is still going around. I just got it again today:




Got this from a former Marine first sergeant - thought you might be interested in his son's assessment of weapons and enemy tactics in Iraq (the boy is home from his first tour, going back in early 2006, and early re-enlisted for another 4 years.)




I remember that this e-mail/letter was discussed at length here. So, did anyone figure out if this was a real e-mail from a real Marine? It trashes the AR.




1) The M-16 rifle: Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gunsights and weapons lights on the picattiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso hits cant be reliably counted on to put the enemy down. Fun fact: Random autopsies on dead insurgents shows a high level of opiate use.




My search fu sucks. Anyone have a link to the original thread? And, again, is this e-mail legit? I never heard.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:38:43 PM EDT
we should give them all bazookas

problem solved
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:39:24 PM EDT
yeah, it was verified as being super ghey and nobody cares about little Jimmy's opinion.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:39:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
we should give them all bazookas

problem solved



Or clone SquadDog.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:41:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
we should give them all bazookas

problem solved



Hey, it works in Unreal Tournament!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:45:54 PM EDT
Pretty well de bunked as far as being from a Marine. Forest I think posted something that pretty much tore it apart.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:46:05 PM EDT
We need an instant death penalty for the next guy who starts a thread about this.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:49:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
We need an instant death penalty for the next guy who starts a thread about this.



LOL


" I got this email you guys have got to see..."

for a week I think I saw this 10 times in GD and three or four in the tech. forum
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:49:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 12:57:45 PM EDT by bfieldburt]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
We need an instant death penalty for the next guy who starts a thread about this.



Hey, man. Hate the game, not the player. Original thread, please? (ADD: I probably can't find it because I can't search the GD forum because I haven't sent my $20 bucks in. Sorry, I need all my cash for my kid's lukemia treatments ).

I'm doing my best to direct those getting e-mailed this to the real wisdom of the ARFCOM hive mind.

Kill the message, not the messanger.

"JOIN ME, FATHER," Luke said. "I SENSE THE GOOD STILL AT WORK WITHIN YOU."
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:02:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bfieldburt:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
We need an instant death penalty for the next guy who starts a thread about this.



Hey, man. Hate the game, not the player. Original thread, please? (ADD: I probably can't find it because I can't search the GD forum because I haven't sent my $20 bucks in. Sorry, I need all my cash for my kid's lukemia treatments ).

I'm doing my best to direct those getting e-mailed this to the real wisdom of the ARFCOM hive mind.

Kill the message, not the messanger.

"JOIN ME, FATHER," Luke said. "I SENSE THE GOOD STILL AT WORK WITHIN YOU."




Which one? There have been so many and I think most got trashed. You might just want to give up on the hivemind crap and go to Snopes.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:06:25 PM EDT
What is this Snopes of which you speak?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:06:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bfieldburt:

Hey, man. Hate the game, not the player. Original thread, please? (ADD: I probably can't find it because I can't search the GD forum because I haven't sent my $20 bucks in. Sorry, I need all my cash for my kid's lukemia treatments ).

I'm doing my best to direct those getting e-mailed this to the real wisdom of the ARFCOM hive mind.

Kill the message, not the messanger.

"JOIN ME, FATHER," Luke said. "I SENSE THE GOOD STILL AT WORK WITHIN YOU."



A hint to the wise.

If you recieve an e-mail, and you think it would make a good topic here, it will be a dupe.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:08:26 PM EDT
Agreed.

That's why I want a link to the "original" discussion of this.

Can't very well go back to the original if my thread was the original.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:09:02 PM EDT
If you receive a forwarded email, chances are it is a lie.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:11:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 1:13:43 PM EDT by bfieldburt]

Originally Posted By Ridge:
If you receive a forwarded email, chances are it is a lie.



Do not tell me that. My entire skillset and worldview is based on forwarded e-mails. Your's isn't?

Where is Captain Obvious when we need him?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:14:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 1:16:04 PM EDT by SmilingBandit]
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:17:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 1:18:09 PM EDT by bfieldburt]

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Before the lock here's a couple of the origionals:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=256721&page=1

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=407465



Dammit, Bandit. How dare you answer my real question. I was having way too much fun being treated like a dumbass. Oh, well.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:18:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bfieldburt:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Before the lock here's a couple of the origionals:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=256721&page=1

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=407465



Damit, Bandit. How dare you answer my real question. I was having way too much fun being treated like a dumbass. Oh, well.

Thanks.



Don't worry it's nothing that any non-freeloading retarded monkey couldn't do.

Feel better now?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:20:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bfieldburt:
Agreed.

That's why I want a link to the "original" discussion of this.

Can't very well go back to the original if my thread was the original.


There have been soooo many threads about this phantom e-mail, posting the list would eat up so much bandwidth the site would shut down.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:23:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 1:23:16 PM EDT by 82ndAbn]
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