January 9, 2013

Remotely Driven VBIED in Syria

Thanks to Matt Fanning for pointing me towards this video.  While not necessarily “new” it is emblematic of the new generation of suicide attacks which rather than relying on human beings as a platform for terminal guidance, will instead use drones to vector in on their targets.  I’ve been told previously that the Colombians were doing this over a decade ago and would even put dummies in the driver’s seat because security forces would be on the look out for driverless vehicles heading towards their checkpoint…

Main Photo: Courtesy of Major K

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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • ajgamble

    Pretty slick design. Reminds me of the "K-nex" sets they had when I was a kid that were the nuts and bolts equivalent of Leggos, and had electric motors and chains...I hate the hajjis as much as anyone, but I respect the dudes that are picking up the rifles and fighting against the tyrannical government. I can't imagine how hard we would fight on our own turn with our families in the mix. I know I'd put my wrench turning to good use instead of driving the m-fer to the gate myslef....

  • usapatriotonthemove

    Dang, that was a lotta boom boom!

  • Recon6

    @lecoug @flhtse05 lecoug, I agree on some points, however, I have also read an English version of the Qu'ran and it contains the same statement. Will not discuss Religion, however,, I Am a Christian and understand everyone is welcome to their own beliefs....6

  • lecoug

    @Recon6  @flhtse05  there are many strands of Islam and you're making a bit of a generalization there and i do think you need a broader representation than just that of Robert Spencer.  The Brits and the SAS worked extensively with Muslim tribes people in the Yemen and Oman in the 50s, 60s & 70s with no problems.  Majority of these tribes people followed this strand - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadi   Spencer is criticising things that were written thousands of years ago in very different times.  The Crusades were every bit as bad and most likely worse when they rampaged for a thousand years throughout the medievel perioud.   How much of the Old Testament do Christians follow these days? It's full of f**cked up sh1t.  The New Testament less so but its still in there.  We'd baulk at doing a lot of that stuff these days.  Personally, i'm an atheist but I dont blame religion, i blame those that manipulate dirt poor and for the most part uneducated and diss-associated persons into doing their evil using Religion as the reason.  A lot of these people know nothing apart from what their teachers tell them - no tvs, music, books, etc.  Their countries are poor and in some places practically stone age.  If someone promises you eternal pleasure in the afterlife and it's the only thing you know you're probably going to believe it.

  • SleazyWeazel

    @Old PH2  @CK5150 OH FOR FUCK SAKE!!   I'LL TALK!!   I'LL TALK!!    JUST MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!.......:)