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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Mp7, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. Mp7

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    If we support their cause, then the "mortar rounds" made me sad. The maker machined in dimples instead of gas vents at the base. A lot of extra work to make what is now a purely cosmetic feature.

    There's a lot of inventiveness shown here. But there will always be battle as long as there are people to fight...
     
  3. CWL

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    Desperation creates innovation.

    I am greatly impressed/amused with the armored vehicle that is piloted entirely with the use of cameras and Playstation-type controllers.
     
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    Necessity is the mother of invention.

    - Plato
     
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    This is a startlingly clear example of the universal unalienable right to defend oneself from tyranny. They can outlaw weapons all they want, but the unjust laws eventually become irrelevant as the right which all humanity is born with still exists, and will be exercised as needed with whatever ingenuity is required.
     
  6. MutinousDoug

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    Oh Yeah,

    I'd be happy to support them if I didn't think they were influenced by Islamist, racist, anti-American, anti-realist, death-cult, ignorance worshiping scumbags.
    YMMV
     
  7. Texan Scott

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    That's some skill and determination right there. A Syrian A-team. The "Aleph" team.

    Still, I'm not a big fan of giving guns to third world "freedom fighters"... it so often turns out badly in the long run.
     
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    I tell you what, there's some really interesting things to learn from their struggle.

    Like... they use DShK's in drive-by's! :what::what:

    [​IMG]
     
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    We have city sponsored pumpkin launching contests here in Colorado in the fall including air cannons and catapults.
    I'm now beginning to think I know where the sport may have originated.
     
  11. Texan Scott

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    The use of catapults to launch Completely Silly Things originated in medieval Monty Python times, where these fearsome siege engines were instrumental in storming the fortifications of verbally abusive Frenchmen.

    Warehouse those punkinpults... they may soon be the heavy artillery and last, best hope of the Colorado freedom fighters in their struggle against the dark forces of the Empire.
     
  12. Trent

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    Wonder what model rocket motors they are using. Can I buy those at Wally World??? ;)
     
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    Picture#9 is a trebuchet, such technology is NEVER obsolete!
    Do you think the guys in picture #25&26 measured the barrel of that shotgun seven times to make sure it was over 18"?


    Discussing their cause and the relative merits of various middle-east is probably off-topic.

    I find their innovation fascinating - keep in mind that they're probably keeping the really good stuff out of view of the random reporters' cameras, for OPSEC reasons. This is the tip of the iceberg. (that's my entry in the "least applicable analogy of 2013" category)
     
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    A few thoughts.... first, don't be surprised at anything folks use to kill each other with - it's in our genes.

    second, no I don't want us furnishing arms to folks who will then go on to use them against anyone they disagree with (what happened in Afghanistan in the eighties is a very good bad example....).

    third, no, I don't want to spend any time in Syria (Vietnam cured me of any illusions about just how bad things can get - and I wasn't even a combat trooper....).

    Lastly, wish there was some way to help the good guys (and be certain that's who we were actually helping....).
     
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    This stuff ranges from interesting to downright impressive.

    However much I support people that fight against tyranny, I'm overlooking guns and ammunition and starting a campaign to send them nicotine gum. Some of these guys really need to stop smoking. :eek:
     
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    I don't like anti-semites in general, and don't much care who wins, because who-ever it is won't be on our side [we're the Great Satan, remember?] but I do admire the skill with which they improvise, adapt, and overcome....and lung cancer thirty years down the road is probably not a real high priority for them, just now.
     
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    He is also wearing a scarf while using the machine.... :uhoh:

    He might not survive the conflict
     
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    I'm not so much worried about lung cancer--I'm an occasional smoker, myself--I'm worried that they're smoking while assembling mortars.
     
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    The syrian rebels are linked with and in some cases actually are Al Qaeda members. Wath their videos and in many of them you will see the AQ flag in the corner of the screen.

    The Syrian governemnt is in bed with Iran.

    Both sides used to shoot at us in Iraq. I have no love for either side and hope the war goes on for many years.
     
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    Interesting, very interesting. Lots of times these various groups of rebels seem like Middle Eastern rednecks. I'd love to see what they can do with duct tape....

    I'm not really sure what to think about the war though. As a woman, I doubt I'd really want to live in Syria, or much of the Middle East for that matter. :scrutiny: I like being able to drive, work, go to school, and not be in an arranged marriage...
     
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    Looks like that AK in picture 23 has an attached swing bayonet. I've never seen one of those on an AK before.
     
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    Chinese Type 56, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  23. Mp7

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    You Sir are probably getting your intellectual insight from Fox News.


    As narrowminded and underinformed as the Taliban.
     
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    Mp7,

    Didn't you read my post? Watch the videos the Syrian rebels put out. They digitally add the al qaeda flag in the corner when they are not actually carrying one in their hands.

    Syria's ties to Iran an Iran's supplying of weapons and even Quds force fighters to shi'ite insurgents in Iraq is well known.

    Here is a perfect example of what I am talking about:
    *****Warning this is video is ugly, read the description below before you click on it*****

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0e6_1362908524

    This is a free syrian Army video with their shield, eagles, and AK's symbol in the corner. They are beheading civilians that supported the regime. At 6:44 one of the FSA starts waving an Alqaeda flag. This particular AQ flag is white and black instead of the black and red battle flag, but it has the same lettering and round circle in the center.

    Videos like this are all over youtube and liveleak.
     
  25. Mp7

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    The US and NATO did not do their job in Libya. Those guys came to Syria. And Turks, too. And they are a minority.

    The fact that there are videos of gruesome deeds does not give your generalisation any backing. Them being broadcasted by Assad-TV does not make it better.

    The whole complex is way bigger than you seem to want to know.
    This really makes me angry. And sad.

    I know syrian people.
    I know the structure of their society.

    .... and will stop here .... to explain.
     
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