Canadian sniper takes down an ISIS insurgent from 2.2 miles away

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/new...d-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/

    Some Canada specific news here, one of our guys just took the record for longest confirmed sniper kill ever taking out one of these ISIS bastards. You'd expect a bit of pride for this extreme feat of marksmanship, in Canada you get immediate criticism from the NDP about our involvement in the fight on ISIS.

    I knew a venture capitalist with a long military career and active reservist that wouldn't even put it on his resume up here because he said people looked down on military service. Really night and day coming from a family with multiple people in the marines in the US.
     
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    So we're not allowed to call them p*****s anymore?
     
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    I heard about this shot a couple of days ago. Absolutely amazing.

    I had no idea that's how it was in Canada. Regardless of what they think of him up there, this guy is awesome no question. If he were an American, people in his hometown would be picking up his bar tab for aong time.
     
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    "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

    Gen. George S. Patton, Speech to the Third Army (1944, prior to the Allied invasion of France)
     
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    Says the voice from the way up in the cheap seats. ;)
     
  7. AsherN, Jun 24, 2017
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    JTF2. Nobody's heard of them. They go in, get the job done and leave. All they leave behind is death, destruction, and the faint aroma of maple syrup.
     
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    A brit would have bayoneted him before enjoying a tea from his flask...
     
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    There was a thread in community about this a couple of days ago
     
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    No, that's not how it is up in Canada. That may be how it is for one venture capitalist in one specific area. Plenty of people I work with who are proud of their military service and are find they can fit well into leadership programs because of it.
     
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    That's good to know. I've never been to Canada so I don't know much about it other than what I read here and there.
     
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    Brit's would have given asylum to the child.
     
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    After dropping out of high school and joining the navy to serve during the Korean war has left me with nothing but positive experience from my fellow Canadians also.
     
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    This is one time when the target could have said "I didn't see that coming"!
     
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    Great news. I hope the whacko terrorist suffered a bit. I also hope his biddies saw it happen. Nothing better than dead terrorists. They're not even human so killing them won't even make the killer feel guilty.

    It would be nice to take some alive and make examples of them. We can only hope.
     
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    Already done and is ongoing, it's called "GitMo"
     
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    At this point in time do we (US forum members) have any serious grounds to critique Canada? Is this to make ourselves feel better about our ongoing fiasco?
     
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    What are you talking about? I love Canada and always will.
     
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    A grim but necessary task not to be celebrated...
     
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    Without a doubt yes.
     
  21. citizenzen, Jun 25, 2017
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    Or if there was something to actually discuss, that would be another thing.

    But what can one say besides, "good shot"?

    It doesn't make for a very compelling thread.
     
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    Honestly, I feel the same way about this as I did about justice catching up to Bin Laden: I recognise there was no other way, but it sickens me that we've reached this point. The sniper is to be commended for doing his job on the battlefield with professionalism. I just don't think we should be whooping it up like this is some sort of sporting event.
     

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