The Debate About Snipers

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The Debate About Snipers

Post by Peter_Suciu » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:56 am

I decided to "take aim" at the comments made by Michael Moore that "snipers are cowards." I wrote a piece on the myth and history of snipers for ArmchairGeneral:
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/taking-a ... r-myth.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The Debate About Snipers

Post by joerookery » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:46 am

He really did backtrack didn't he. D
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Re: The Debate About Snipers

Post by b.loree » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:23 pm

I already made the comment to Pete...."we have not heard from him (Michael) or about him in years." It was in MHO simply a publicity stunt to get some "press" out there, some notoriety. His entire raison d'etre is generating expose documentaries and notoriety. Why else would anyone in the US risk criticizing a true American hero? FYI.....I have read the book, seen the movie and also did internet searches to broaden my knowledge on this subject.
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Re: The Debate About Snipers

Post by poniatowski » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:42 pm

Sniping is a rotten, dirty, difficult job. It takes a certain type of person (men and women) to do it. Give me a tank any time... that way, I can sit behind Chobham and 'snipe' from three kilometers... or better yet, Artillery, ten or more miles. It's those wimpy drone 'pilots' who are sissies. (Kidding!) :wink:

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Re: The Debate About Snipers

Post by Tarquin » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:42 pm

This debate has been going on (albeit in a different form) for hundreds of years. Knights considered archers/bowmen as without honor because of the anonymity of their killing - a knight could be done in by a "bolt from the blue" rather than in a face to face encounter. War is brutal, even if we try to establish rules for it. Just my two pfennigs.

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