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Taliban meet their maker…

March 14, 2011

Via The Telegraph

Dead Men Risen: The snipers’ story


Operating from a remote patrol base in Helmand, two British snipers were responsible for killing 75 Taliban fighters in just 40 days. In one remarkable feat of marksmanship, two insurgents were dispatched with a single bullet.

 

On September 12th, a known Taliban commander appeared on the back of a motorcycle with a passenger riding pillion. There was a British patrol in the village of Gorup-e Shesh Kalay and under the rules of engagement, the walkie-talkie the Taliban pair were carrying was designated a hostile act. As they drove off, Osmond fired warning shots with his pistol and then picked up his L96, the same weapon – serial number 0166 – he had used in Iraq and on the butt of which he had written, ‘I love u 0166’.

Taking deliberate aim, he fired a single shot. The bike tumbled and both men fell onto the road and lay there motionless. When the British patrol returned, they checked the men and confirmed they were both dead, with large holes through their heads.

The 7.62 mm bullet Osmond had fired had passed through the heads of both men. He had achieved the rare feat of ‘one shot, two kills’ known in the sniping business as ‘a Quigley’. The term comes from the 1990 film Quigley Down Under in which the hero, played by Tom Selleck, uses an old Sharps rifle to devastating effect.

More here.

 

Now, before any bleeding heart Liberals decide to leave comments about what a bad person I am for sharing stories of death, let’s remember who we are dealing with here..

Below is a picture of a hostage about to be beheaded by the Taliban, simply for working as an engineer in Pakistan. (link to story here.)

The Taliban are a murderous, cowardly bunch that will hide behind their own women and children and will even strap bombs to their own people and send them out to do their dirty work.

 

From The Washington Times

Taliban buying children for suicide bombers

ASSOCIATED PRESS 'GRIM REALITY':  Suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber, Salman Khan, 14, was arrested last month in Pakistan. The use of children in war is not unusual in the region.

ASSOCIATED PRESS ‘GRIM REALITY’: Suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber, Salman Khan, 14, was arrested last month in Pakistan. The use of children in war is not unusual in the region.


Pakistan’s top Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children as young as 7 to serve as suicide bombers in the growing spate of attacks against Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. targets, U.S. Defense Department and Pakistani officials say.

More here.

 

I say root the Taliban out of every nook and cranny on earth and kill the whole lot of them.

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