And wouldn't be at all surprised.......
Look under my name...........
Juba the Iraq sniper was initially thought to be an Iraqi ....then an Iranian ......then an Israeli
The Iraqi link was an obvious one ....however his MO wasn't inline with Iraqi sniper procedures or doctrine
The Iran link was first drawn due to the likeness of a sniper instructor in iran's revolutionary guard
And was then thought to be Israeli due to his MO,tactics, technical proficiency and doctrine
His mo was .........a single shot from 2-300 meters at the base of the spine below the rear armour plate in your body armour or under the arms/armpits
, an area exposed when carrying or using a weapon
In mid 00's the Brit sas sniper hunter teams were called in to deal with the threat ....a number of enemy snipers were killed and the attacks with
this mo stopped.
A few months later a sniper fitting these patters resurfaced in Afghanistan ....leading to speculation that he had migrated across to afghan avoiding
these hunter teams and taking his skills to a new arena, however due to the political situation between Iran and afghan analysts concluded that if
this was indeed juba he was unlikely to be Iranian ( Iran and afghans relationship is another LONG subject )
Now whether juba was infact killed and subsequent kills were copycat snipers has been debated and studied for a long time, but the belief that he was
an Iranian has subsided, and the belief that he was an Iraqi also has a large amount of doubt ......which kinda narrows it down
Since reading this post I've had a wee poke about online and sent a few emails
It's now looking as if juba is possibly still alive as a number of recent attacks have been attributed to him, some matching his, MO others not. But
even the resurfacing of his legend and the tactics used is a concern, he was inspirational, and led to a massive increase in sniper attacks and a draw
I'll await replies from my sent emails, and post any relevant info here
So.......could there be israeli snipers targeting US personel .....absolutely ....it's been suspected before
Could juba have been an Israeli ......absolutely
Could juba still be alive .......maybe.......I bloody well hope not tho
edit on 5-10-2012 by Neocrusader because: Added