Comments: "If I can come up with this off the cuff, so can five hundred thousand other people. Some already have. Bet your ass on that."
"Jim hadn't been in the military, and he wasn't the shooter Jake, who'd been a designated marksman when he served, was."
Who wrote this thing? Marksman is the LOWEST qualification level in the army.
Posted by ghostsniper at February 15, 2017 2:25 PM
Fascinating. I'm following a link at Drudge, and the mobs are rioting into the heart of Paris, angry that the Parisian police have raped a young black man.
I'll be more fascinated to hear from any of you who understand even one word of that.
Posted by Casey Klahn at February 15, 2017 5:40 PM
Yet the French continue to 'take it.'
Posted by Jewel at February 15, 2017 7:08 PM
Smart people do not discuss this.
Posted by Bill Jones at February 16, 2017 2:08 AM
Smart people do not discuss this.
Bill, I'd amend your statement to read "Smart people do not discuss this, openly."
The piece at the link is a bit of fast paced fiction belonging to the thriller genre, pounded out on a keyboard in 20 minutes or so, according to the writer. A bit of war gaming, one could say, though plausible. And let's not pretend that the government is not writing war gaming scenarios involving American citizens and cities. Drudge had a link to an article about that just yesterday.
Considering that almost every individual whether on the Right, Left or in the Center agrees that America is at war; just look at the headlines, the word war is almost ubiquitous; it is not surprising whatsoever that a scenario such as that has been put down in words on a blog.
More importantly, when one considers that the government, at levels high and low, has stood down in face of the Left's recent violent actions; Ferguson, Baltimore, UC Berkley; protecting neither individuals or private property, Americans would be remiss to not consider scenarios to protect themselves and their property. I pray that the scenario as written does not come to pass, but I also understand that it is a possibility, especially in view of the government's largely non-response to the Left's recent violent actions.
Because the Right seems to lack a George Soros type supplying money along with a wink, wink encouragement to violence, Right leaning American individuals largely have to go it alone in this current civil/cultural war, and this requires thinking and writing about what things, can, could, or should be done.
I'm thankful that individuals on the Right largely prefer peaceful resolution to this civil/cultural war we currently are involved in, but if a peaceful resolution is not forthcoming, ideas such as presented in the linked post bear consideration. Let's not kid ourselves. the Left, especially the committed Left, are talking about killing individuals on the Right, and right out in the open.
Posted by John Venlet at February 16, 2017 8:05 AM
GS - The term "designated marksman" is relatively recent. The M-16s & M-4 could not reach out far enough in Afghanistan.
The DM is a position in a squad or platoon. He engages targets out to 1000 m. Typically carries a scoped rifle of a caliber equal to those used in sniper rifles.
Posted by butch at February 16, 2017 10:17 AM
OK, thanks. Probably a Remington 700 in .308.
Going from 20" to 16" barrels reduced the distance capability.
Posted by ghostsniper at February 17, 2017 4:14 AM