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Old 02-17-2012, 03:28 PM
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So I was reading a thread on the main board and didn't want to go OT in the thread and am posting here instead. Just a random thought. It had to do with the saying "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out." I think that is pretty good but it made me think of this. Does anyone else think the folks in the Middle East are crazy when they start throwing rocks at guys with machine guns? I always thought that was just plain stupid.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:42 PM
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So I was reading a thread on the main board and didn't want to go OT in the thread and am posting here instead. Just a random thought. It had to do with the saying "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out." I think that is pretty good but it made me think of this. Does anyone else think the folks in the Middle East are crazy when they start throwing rocks at guys with machine guns? I always thought that was just plain stupid.
Lots of people throw rocks at me and I hate having to use my machine gun, but that's how I'm equipped.

Okay, here come the rocks.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:43 PM
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So I was reading a thread on the main board and didn't want to go OT in the thread and am posting here instead. Just a random thought. It had to do with the saying "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out." I think that is pretty good but it made me think of this. Does anyone else think the folks in the Middle East are crazy when they start throwing rocks at guys with machine guns? I always thought that was just plain stupid.

It's more a show of defiance, then an actual military tactic.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:16 PM
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It's more a show of defiance, then an actual military tactic.
I can think of less harmful defiance methods. I will stay with my original thought "it's stupid".....at least to me.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:03 AM
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I understand what you're saying.

Just remember though....

If they are holding a weapon & attacking you, they are called "insurgents".

If they are holding a weapon & attacking you and you shoot them, when they fall to the ground dead and drop their weapon they are called "innocent bystanders".



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Old 02-18-2012, 08:31 AM
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It is like bringing an extremely small knife to a gun fight!!! I agree Leon!!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:56 PM
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While on Hajj, or Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims throw stones at three pillars to represent their defiance of the Devil in a tradition known as "Ramy al-Jamarat". Yes, it is a symbolic gesture not a military tactic. Unfortunately, the "Devil" in some parts of the Muslim world has come to be all "infidels".

And yes it's idiotic.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:33 PM
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Leon, did you just try to quote Rowdy Roddy Piper? "You don't throw rocks at men with machine guns."
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Last great act of defiance

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...42f085f103.jpg

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Check the history books when the Germans invaded poland the polish charged the tanks on horses, in my eyes better to fight and die than to lay down and die. And as an ex soldier who has seen plenty of action I can say that.
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