Snipers in Iraq

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    WashTimes ^ | 10 FEB 2007 | Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough



    U.S. intelligence agencies have built their own version of the famous Russian-designed AK-47 assault rifle for use by American snipers in Iraq.

    The snipers are firing at one form of deadly insurgent and terrorist attack, the so-called "spray and pray" method used by those who try to sow terror by emerging from hiding and firing a machine gun randomly into crowds. The special U.S. snipers have used .50-caliber long-range rifles for killing terrorists.

    Now, they are using the modified AK-47s to kill insurgents without a normal shot to the head. Instead, snipers are killing insurgents with shots to the heart, and creating dissension and doubt in the groups over who is behind the sniping. The 7.62 mm round used by the AK-47 differs from the 7.62 mm sniper round used in normal U.S. sniper ammunition and creates a different wound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Instead, snipers are killing insurgents with shots to the heart, and creating dissension and doubt in the groups over who is behind the sniping. The 7.62 mm round used by the AK-47 differs from the 7.62 mm sniper round used in normal U.S. sniper ammunition and creates a different wound.
    Good Move! I like that kind of thinking.

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    hehe, i like it.

    levels the playing field a bit. terrorism for the terrorists

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    ... creating dissension and doubt in the groups over who is behind the sniping. The 7.62 mm round used by the AK-47 differs from the 7.62 mm sniper round used in normal U.S. sniper ammunition and creates a different wound.
    It can cut both ways. The weakness of using the same ammo is that the public will no longer be able to tell the difference, either, which will also create dissension. If artfully leveraged, this could spell doom for the "minds" portion of hearts & minds. The smart ones will leverage this.
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