Valentine’s Day & the IDF
Regarding the recent post, “The stare…”
No offense but you sound (and type) like an ass.
The soldier in the photo either just got wounded or saw something traumatic, maybe even experiencing shell shock, and you’re calling him a shitbag cause he has a mustache? So the guys with full beards are even bigger shitbags?
I’m not sure what the Danish military’s regulations are on facial hair but he’s in a war zone. More specifically the Helmand Province, one of the most dangerous regions in Afghanistan. Maybe you can go over there and open up a barber shop.
Guess these pictures must get your panties in a knot even more.
Just for fun…
The stare… Supposedly an image from the Afghan War documentary Armadillo, that followed the lives of Danish soldiers stationed over there. Some would call this the “1,000 Yard Stare” but there is also the possibility the soldier is high after being wounded. Danish, Swedish and even U.S Pararescue combat medics use the painkiller fentanyl in either stick or lollipop form. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and has effects similar to heroin. (GRH)
Snow Watch An Indian soldier keeps watch along the Srinagar-Leh highway in Zojila, about 67 miles east of Srinagar, on Wednesday. The 275-mile highway was opened for the season by Indian Army authorities after remaining snow at Zojila Pass, some 11,581 feet above sea level, had been cleared. The pass connects Kashmir with the Buddhist-dominated Ladakh region, a famous tourist destination among foreign tourists for its monasteries, landscapes and mountains. (AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA)
FSLK200 A member of the Fernspählehrkompanie 200, a German special reconnaissance and survey unit observing the terrain around him. (© Bundeswehr / Vennemann)
Up close… A German Fernspäher (reconnaissance) with his G36 during Operation Cold Response in Norway, a multinational exercise consisting of 16,000 soldiers from 16 nations. (Photo:©Bundeswehr/Burow)
Inked An Ukrainian soldier stands near an armored personnel carrier (APC) at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak)
Whatcha up to? A member of the new pro-Russian forces dubbed the “military forces of the autonomous republic of Crimea” stands guard in the Republican military enlistment complex in Simferopol on March 10, 2014. Crimea’s pro-Russian authorities sought to boost their claim to break from Ukraine Monday as volunteer soldiers swore an oath of allegiance in front of prime minister Sergei Aksyonov. He told journalists 186 volunteers had so far joined the new Crimean “self-defence” units after pro-Moscow forces took power in the region and announced their intention to join with Russia, with a referendum planned for Sunday. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
JSDF A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force performs a combined company attack with U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 9, 2014. Iron Fist 2014 is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, other I Marine Expeditionary Force units, and soldiers from the JGSDF, to promote military interoperability and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anna K. Albrecht/Released)
Valentine’s Day & the IDF
Triple IDF soldier carrying 3 rifles as she looks over a snack; you can see the third front sight block hanging upside down under the second rifle. (GRH)
Skate IDF soldier getting on a bus with something other than her rifle. Down time is always a nice for any soldier. (GRH)
Thumbs Up IDF soldier on a bus with her issued firearm. Usually when you see the IDF in public with their rifles, the magazine is either stored in a mag pouch or their pockets. Some however use a special mag hold that inserts into the mag well and secures the real mag horizontally. Other mag holders will secure the mag vertically, it just probably becomes personal preference for each soldier. (GRH)
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