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Originally posted by svenglezz
Def. impressed me with y'r insight of the hole sniper thing.....wierd how you kids have this fasination of snipers.
If I may ask if you are planing to join the army etc. ? for real not just on the comput'z ? Spec. snippers ?
And when he gets back will def. tell him and he can lable off the server he's on....make sence?
Y'r Canadian friend,
Originally posted by LiquidationOfDiscrepancy
There were also many Soviet female snipers.
One example of a USSR female sniper was Ludmilla Pavlichenko (link)(title: the most deadly woman ever). Paylichenko has been credited with 309 kills, however; the bulk of the female Soviet snipers were considered ‘defensive snipers’ averaging in the 40-60+range. The Soviets also produced some female fighter aces such as Yamshchikova
Originally posted by MajorCee
I have to agree with the comments made about sapping
morale being a bit over stated. If anyones morale is
sapped its the terrorists. They think its so hopeless,
they don't even mind suicide missions. I am from a military
family and I have seen all this stuff first hand over and
over. I can say that most things the enemy does, really
has very little effect on morale. Most of the damaging
morale things come from our own side. I have seen
the complainers and quiters first hand, the ones who
just want out of the fight. I have no arguement with
them. Let them out. Most I have observed though
are able to meet the challenge. Its sort of bugs me
when someone tries to promote this idea that the
US service man is not up to it, that his morale is sapped,
that the enemy is superior, etc. My observations of
our troops is that 99% are able to handle it as long as
the leaders don't whimp out. All of our troops were
volunteers, nobody drafted. Most of them know this
and follow their commitments which were freely
given. I know I did, and my wife did and my two
sons did. I really feel a little insulted that someone
assumes that our kind of people can't handle it, that
we are inferior to some enemy that can shoot some
people and thereby sap our morale and make us
chicken out. I just don't believe most Americans think that