posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 03:42 PM
Certain situations lend themselves well to the use of dummies as a countersniper tool. Indeed, I taught countersniping to a certain friendly foreign
government force in 2001, and dummies were still on the curriculum.
Dummies are particularly useful in areas where the enemy are using weapons with iron sights, where the target is not seen in great detail. This also
goes for areas where the enemy are at great distance. Note that in Iraq the majority of 'sniping' incidents are in reality some nut behind the butt
of an AK who decides he is going to take a few pot shots at the local battalion. This individual is likely to shoot at anything that moves in his line
of sight. A dummy can make it alot easier to ID and wipe out such an embuggerance.
The thing that worries me about this picture is that the dummy is not wearing army-style clothing. It looks more like a journalist or other civvy. The
dummy should bear a resemblance to the most likely intended target if it is to be effective. This is indeed a cr@p dummy. It should at least be
wearing a floppy hat.
[edit on 2-11-2005 by PaddyInf]