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Posted: 11/27/2001 9:57:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 9:49:13 AM EDT by SNorman]
Yup, here's those beard guys, sporting AKs in this picture. [img]http://users.superduperhosting.net/greg/images/specforak.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:13:14 AM EDT
Could those "Special Forces" guys actually be CIA? [>:/]
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:15:55 AM EDT
could be.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:29:08 AM EDT
I doubt they are CIA. They look like vacationers. They are just watching their buddy rock climb.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:29:42 AM EDT
hmmm, course if you are CIA or other spooks helping out in a foreign land, would make sense to carry what the locals are... les suspicion and easier supply lines. No_Expert
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:31:43 AM EDT
They probably are CIA or CAG. Either way, normal grooming standards don't apply and they are undoubtedly well-trained with Eastern Bloc weapons. Also, that's the most common weapon around if you're advising the Afghans. Sorry for pointing out the obvious.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:32:16 AM EDT
Guy on the left looks like he's got about 8 weeks worth of beard growth - about the same amount of time our guys have been in country. Just needs a turban on his head and a sun tan and he's one of them !
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:38:31 AM EDT
I wonder if they're taking applications? [:D] What a cool job. My first impression was that they are actors making a movie. Kinda funny.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:42:08 AM EDT
Is that tape on the folding stock of the AK a marker for consistent cheek placement and therefore sight alignment?
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 10:50:25 AM EDT
Contract folk.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 11:39:09 AM EDT
Price tag.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 2:16:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 2:57:32 PM EDT
Look at the SF guy in the last picture ogling that dudes AK. Get over it man! You've got an M4 Quote from US specil forces post I personly think the SF guys hung the raghead.. thats why they are looking up..jsut becouse you have a M4 don't meen you can't have a ak for back up[;)] Semper-fi
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 3:40:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SNorman: Yup, here's those beard guys, sporting AKs in this picture. [img]http://users.superduperhosting.net/greg/images/specforak.jpg[/img]
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Look at that guy on the right and tell me he's US military Special Ops! He's either CIA or a photgrapher "on tour"! DaMan
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 3:48:46 PM EDT
They are Special Correspondents from AK47.com
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 3:52:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 3:44:40 PM EDT by Sumo2000]
Originally Posted By DaMan: Look at that guy on the right and tell me he's US military Special Ops! He's either CIA or a photgrapher "on tour"! DaMan
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What about his looks tells you he isn't special forces (or an operative of some sort) I've known and/or met several special ops guys and they don't look like Rambo. Most of them look pretty much like regular guys, in decent shape sure, but not hulking monsters.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 4:02:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 3:55:05 PM EDT by AcidGambit]
They kinda look like the same guys in the SF Prison link: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011126/capt.1006794932afghanistan_attacks_uprising_xdrb108.jpg[/img] >edited, because...well, maybe not upon second look.<
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 4:02:49 PM EDT
I'm no expert, but the first time I saw those guys on tv i thought they were delta all the way. From the descriptions i've always heard of operators these guys fit the bill...except that i've never seen pictures of operators with their faces shown. Hmmm...who does number 2 work for? ________________________ -Austin "Danger" Powers
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 4:09:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sumo2000: What about his looks tells you he isn't special forces (or an operative of some sort) I've known and/or met several special ops guys and they don't look like Rambo. Most of them look pretty much like regular guys, in decent shape sure, but not hulking monsters.
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Sumo, you're right....not hulking monsters! DaMan
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:11:48 PM EDT
It probably helps that in Afghanistan the sound of an AK going off calls a lot less attention than an M4. They sound a lot different.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:19:09 PM EDT
i saw the guy in the very frst pic in the black shirt on tv today. the tv station had some "rare" shots of british commando guys and the dark shirt was in a differnt shot and i think he was saying "turn the cameras off". OffRoad
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:19:57 PM EDT
I see the resemblance [img]http://users.superduperhosting.net/greg/images/specforak.jpg[/img]
Originally Posted By AcidGambit: They kinda look like the same guys in the SF Prison link: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011126/capt.1006794932afghanistan_attacks_uprising_xdrb108.jpg[/img] >edited, because...well, maybe not upon second look.<
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Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:40:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AcidGambit: They kinda look like the same guys in the SF Prison link: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011126/capt.1006794932afghanistan_attacks_uprising_xdrb108.jpg[/img] >edited, because...well, maybe not upon second look.<
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> This isn't too PC, but here goes ... I'll bet they look exactly the same to the Talibanis, Al Queda, etc.. "Couple of infadels" ... "two Anglos" ... "be on the lookout for white guys with beards"
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:46:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 5:46:37 PM EDT by DaMan]
Oh...brother! Maybe the first was "photo shopped". But these aren't the same guys otherwise! DaMan
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:47:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SNorman: Yup, here's those beard guys, sporting AKs in this picture. [img]http://users.superduperhosting.net/greg/images/specforak.jpg[/img]
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MTV "Road Rules in Afganistan"???
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:53:55 PM EDT
Does anyone else think those two guys look like Bill and Ted's Excellent Afghanistan? "look, fred! A rocket!"
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:55:49 PM EDT
They're tourists, obviously. Haven't you heard about the booming tourism industry in Afganistan? That guy is bringing that AK folder home as a present for his kid. ...damn, I want to be his kid if that was the case. [bday]
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 5:57:07 PM EDT
... I took the first photo and lightend it up quite a bit using Photoshop to better tell what the guys on the right had on. However, I cannot seem to SAVE AS that second photo and do the same. Why? ... you experts try it and post one much lighter, OK
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 6:18:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 6:20:15 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... These kinds of photos just flat intrigue me. I studied the heck out of them. I finally got that second photo lightened up and I’ve come to a conclusion that I don’t think was noted previously here. Look closer at the one with the Afghan in it. He’s carrying an [b]M4[/b] in that picture not an AK WTF? [img]http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL16/408600/423895/5420580.jpg[/img] [img]http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL16/408600/423895/5420480.jpg[/img] (link prob)
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 11:37:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AnotherPundit: Does anyone else think those two guys look like Bill and Ted's Excellent Afghanistan? "look, fred! A rocket!"
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Are you jealous?
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 11:43:21 PM EDT
I think the guy on the left is not happy with the guy on the right... he is going to shoot him in the balls! he is saying , to distract, "Hey see that airplane"
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 11:47:02 PM EDT
Here's the explainaion beind the pics: [url]http://ak.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=50569[/url] It says they're U.S. special forces. If they are, it looks like they've been in the mountains for a couple of weeks prior to showing thier faces to reporters. [(:|)]
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 1:38:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2001 1:36:50 AM EDT by 1feral1]
In a shitty place where 5.56 x45mm is rare, and 7.62 x 39mm and 5.45 x 39mm are the fashion craze. Yes, sure does make sense to me. When in Rome.... All the best to the SF (USA UK AUST) blokes and the Leathernecks, who now will write another chapter in history. 'Strike Swiftly' 1feral Sydney PS - It looks like an East German job too. I have seen the same in SF service here, along with Czech VZ58's too. It is always good to be efficient on the enemy's weapons and weapons systems. The RPGs 2 and 7, are sure easy to use, and are by far more simple than the 84mm Charles, and even the latest M72A6's. The 'bomb' goes in one way only and the thing cocks like a revolver and has a cross bolt safety. Crude but effective.
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