Subject: Hillary And The Sniper
Although our enlightened press corps has moved
on, digging through
45-minute speeches when necessary to find a single
word they don't like
so they can replay that one word on the endless
24/7 news merry go round,
someone should point out how snipers work in
the real world.
See, there won't be a hail of bullets when there
is a sniper around.
They work with a spotter to take a hidden position
where they lie in wait,
for hours, even days. They have trained to be
highly accurate over long distances,
even thousands of yards*. They usually fire a
single shot and then must retreat
or take a new position since the shot betrays
So, when you land in an area where there has been
there will not be tracers flying through the
air and the smell of
gunsmoke as imagined by the giggling press corps.
Every few hours,
someone falls to the ground, mortally wounded
and you may not even
hear the shot until seconds later. A wise sniper
does not shoot at all
unless he has a clear shot, because one shot
is all he gets.
It's truly psychological war - when we do it.
When the other side does it, it's called terrorism.
*Sgt. Grit (2006). Marine Corps Sniper Carlos
N. Hathcock II.
Retrieved on 2008-03-24. "Viet Cong shot dead
by a round fired
from a scope-mounted Browning M-2 .50 caliber
at the unbelievable range of 2500 yards."
Saw it on http://ristocrats.blogspot.com
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