reply to post by FraternitasSaturni
Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
Now... seriously, can you give me examples of anyone using slingshots that are actually winning at any war?
The first link I posted. I'll even post it again for you. While having a tough time, I would say that the Syrian rebels are slowing winning the war
against Assad's regime.
slingshot squadron: Dramatic pictures show rebels using homemade catapult to launch bombs at Assad's troops
EDIT: oh and I didnt mention those three because in 10 or 11 years I never tried to beat the bloody hell out of anyone with a vest, with a gas
mask or even with my goggles. Maybe it works tho... you try it and tell me afterwards how aggressive and dangerous those items are will ya
I'm not sure what your ten or eleven years have to do with anything. I'm not even sure what that's a reference too. Regardless, bulletproof vests, gas
masks, and night vision goggles do provide a tactical advantage in combat. To ignore that is as naive as ignoring the military applications of
concrete and rebar.
I appreciate your views, but I'm finding your lack of respect for my points on the topic, and your lack of maturity in general, to be highly
frustrating. I'm trying very hard not to feed into it. I have not slighted your views or responded to them with sarcasm, as you have mine. If it
appears that I have and you're retaliating, I am sorry. That was not my intent. I would enjoy the same benefit. Would you be so kind as to show me
that? Thank you.
edit on 10/21/2012 by cmdrkeenkid because: Fixing broken format tags.
EDIT TO ADD
reply to post by Mads1987
Not to put words into Pervius'
keyboard, but I would think "Mr. X" is just a label for whatever person, corporation, or entity is performing
For example, if "Mr. X" were Maersk. Let's say Maersk loses US$300M in a piracy attack. Maersk then creates a "Gaza Aid" ship to "attempt" to run the
blockade, knowing full well it will not make it. Israel seizes the cargo, which Maersk values at US$300M. Israel pays Maersk back, balancing out the
true loss from the piracy attack.
I think that is what Pervius
is trying to say. I could be wrong.
I don't believe that is how it works though, since I would assume all shipments are insured in one way or another. As long as it were insured, the
loss would be paid back through the insurance company. I'm not too knowledgeable on maritime law though, so I really have no idea who would be
responsible for repayment.
edit on 10/21/2012 by cmdrkeenkid because: Added response to Mads1987