They were armed with more than just live pistols, I spotted a Mini-Uzi on one of the commandos at the stern of the ship in the footage submitted.
At the close range these engagements took place, a pistol in the hands of a trained marksman, would be very precise. The total amount of rounds shot
would suggest to me that they were facing overwhelming numbers at close range and some of these were self proclaimed martyrs; in other words
It is possible that these antagonists were drugged up aswell, though this is pure speculation based upon the number of shots fired.
If the reports and photos of armored vests are to be believed, then I would assume that the centre mass was aimed for first, then the heads took
In my opinion, the 19 yr old student may well have been the first target, as he took the most rounds. They are equipped with comms, therefore I would
assume that when the first shooter dropped the first target, he would have reported that they were equipped with body armor.
The British SAS are trained to 'double tap' their opponents.
Other special forces have a similar priority. Contrary to Hollywood, and as you may appreciate ,there is no guarantee that a real life target will
collapse when shot. This also serves to make incidents like this seem very excessive.
I have no doubts that these men were scared. Anyone who says they are not scared when their life is on the line is either on drugs, a martyr or full
If the antagonists were indeed wearing body armor, then it is also possible to conclude that the troops shot a few more times than necessary out of
the desperation to kill the threat.
Lasty, do we have proof that all of those killed were shot by only one shooter?
In the Iranian Embassy assault by the British SAS, one of the targets was found to have 80 rounds in him. This was not one soldiers excessive use of a
weapon, It was multiple SAS troops unloading their MP5's into the same target.
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