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Originally posted by Zaphod58
All the Teams have a pretty high casualty rate (not necessarily fatalities, but injuries and fatalities). The difference with Seal Team 6 is that they are the most visible of them all, so they're the most scrutinized. When you train as hard as they do, and do the missions they do, the risks are much higher than they are for your standard foot soldier, so more of them are going to get hurt. When you're a member of a Team that's the most public of all of them, it's going to appear that there are more casualties than any other.
Even when you do a search by number for the other Teams, Seal Team 6 is one of the first to pop up, regardless of which Team you searched for. As for this accident, parachute accidents happen. Depending on what type of drop they were doing, would determine the risk of danger. If it's a HALO drop, there's risk of a midair collision with another team member, as you have a long time to freefall, and if you aren't careful you can not notice you're creeping towards another jumper (creeping might not be the best word as you're travelling pretty fast). If it's a HAHO, there's the risk of hypoxia, as from what I've heard when the chute opens it's a jarring shock, and in the past has been known to knock oxygen connections loose. If you don't quickly notice and fix it, you can go hypoxic quickly.
I've also heard that this area has had a number of fatalities (including SEALs), as it's a pretty well used jump facility by SOCCOM.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
What is this 3 or 4 dead now in recent weeks.
YAY !!! This is Great news! Get the rest of em. Yep, I'd throw a party.
Murdering scumbags all deserve to die. These are nothing more than highly trained uncaring unfeeling murderers who blindly follow orders without questioning if the order is right or not. I've read 'Richard "Dick" Marcinko's books. en.wikipedia.org... LOL and the News reports that correlate.
Governments that use these types of people train them to be monsters then abuse their power through them. It's better they were all extinct.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
I dare you to say what you just said to the face of any serving solider.
Go on please, just do it, I would bet you wouldn’t be posting that type of insulting rubbish on ATS or anything for that matter for quite some time.