Wednesday, January 19, 2005

BRING IN THE SNIPERS...

"In Iraq, the US army has deployed for the first time a 42nd Infantry Division unit known as “Intel Snipers”, i.e. sniper-trained soldiers of the division’s 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment. They are armed with newly-issued M-14 rifles which have never been surpassed as a marksman’s weapon."
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"The deployment in Iraq of the 42nd Infantry Division’s 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment with their M-14 marksman’s rifles likewise indicates that the assertions coming from President George Bush and outgoing secretary of state Colin Powell regarding the beginning of US troop withdrawals from Iraq are premature. The Iraq war is far from over."
BRING IN THE SNIPERS...