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Old 22 March 2018, 23:10
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crude VBIED, Travis AFB, last night

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/travis-...k-new-details/

I'm gladdened that the attacker died inside his vehicle, but as always, would like to have these guys survive for interrogation so we can get a better idea of who they are, and why they did what they did.
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Old 22 March 2018, 23:23
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Damn fine thing that these guys can't shoot very well, nor can they apparently build an effective bomb.
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Old 23 March 2018, 11:56
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I'm surprised it took this long.
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Old 23 March 2018, 20:08
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http://abc7news.com/former-bay-area-...ified/3251954/
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Old 24 March 2018, 08:49
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Maybe he was just pissed at all the 7-Eleven Slurpee jokes?
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Old 24 March 2018, 14:57
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He could have picked freeway abutment for easy suicide.
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Old 24 March 2018, 15:03
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Damn fine thing that these guys can't shoot very well
Don't knock it, most of us are still alive due to poor marksmanship.
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Old 24 March 2018, 15:45
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Don't knock it, most of us are still alive due to poor marksmanship.
Amen to that. Plenty of inbound, and nothing ever really close but for a single round fired by a 14 year old from a corn patch that was nearly a literal ankle biter. Hit the ground about a foot away.

We should all be thankful that the opposition has no viable training pipeline... that they're all simply OJT, and never seem to get really good at their job, particularly those who've become radicalized here in the US: they mostly don't seem to know shit about causing genuine mayhem.
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Old 25 March 2018, 02:40
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Don't knock it, most of us are still alive due to poor marksmanship.
I've been in a close proximity L shaped ambush from elevated positions, at least 4-5 guys firing and they didn't manage to even hit a single vehicle as far as we could tell.
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Old 25 March 2018, 08:15
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I've been in a close proximity L shaped ambush from elevated positions, at least 4-5 guys firing and they didn't manage to even hit a single vehicle as far as we could tell.
Hahaha! That wasn't on the road that paralleled the Tigris, right before the only passable bridge in the Baiji area, was it? Missed all 3 vehicles, with everything, from literally 10m away. Steve S trained them in (Tunis?) before OIF - said they lived by the "allah will guide my bullet theory". Has a funny story about one of them with a chute malfunction during MFF - was going to just ride it in - cuz, you know, allah... One of the Cochise guys pulled the dudes reserve. Duuuuuuuumb (the majority, but not all).
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Old 25 March 2018, 12:15
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Nope, Route Force aka The Vortex. Site of many an ambush over the years.
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Old 25 March 2018, 14:15
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Hell he use to be a CAB Driver, an was from India, been here 25 years.
The Cab driver part now you know how he drives
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