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November 30, 2006

Allies.

KEEPING WATCH — Polish army soldiers assigned to Multi-National Division Central - South, Camp Echo, Iraq, provide security for U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 personnel and 8th Iraqi Army Division soldiers as they search the home of a suspected insurgent, Nov. 20, 2006, in the village of Al Naimi, Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price


KEEPING WATCH — Polish army soldiers assigned to Multi-National Division Central - South, Camp Echo, Iraq, provide security for U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 personnel and 8th Iraqi Army Division soldiers as they search the home of a suspected insurgent, Nov. 20, 2006, in the village of Al Naimi, Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price


Other Allies: Canada in Kandahar, just can't get no respect from their press.

Comments on Allies.
AFSister briefed on November 30, 2006 08:08 AM

But John! I thought we were all alone in Irak... without any support from our allies. Just those big, oppressive United States bullies, invading someone's country, and imposing democracy on them. Shame on us....

NOT.

fdcol63 briefed on November 30, 2006 08:36 AM

AFSister,

You remember that Kerry called them the coalition of "the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted", dontcha? LOL

AFSister briefed on November 30, 2006 08:51 AM

I do... as hard as I try to forget about that man and the insane things he's said, I just can't do it.

Heartless Libertarian briefed on November 30, 2006 09:02 AM

We must be bribing them with EOTech sights...no soldier can resist cool toys like that (although, admittedly, they're about #3 on the list of irresistable things, after hot chix and free beer.)

Be interesting to learn how they lock down the receiver cover on that AK variant, so the CCO mounted up top doesn't wobble all over.

Oh, and based on the curve of the mag, it looks like that's a 5.56mm AK.
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John of Argghhh! briefed on November 30, 2006 09:31 AM

Dave - looking at the hi-res picture, it looks like the sight is on a rigid mount that anchors to the receiver at the rear, and the trunnion block up front - i.e., not on the cover at all.

Pogue briefed on November 30, 2006 01:57 PM

When I was colocated with a bunch of eastern bloc soldiers a while back one thing I noticed was how they seemed to adopt a lot of the US doctrine gun handling as well as weapons accessories. I took it as imitation being the highest form of flattery.

Heartless Libertarian briefed on November 30, 2006 09:38 PM

OK, I search Army and AF PAO image sites...where do I find this particular pic?

Because I'm certain that there's a bunch of AK owners, myself included, who'd be interested in such a mount.

It's not using the standard mount on the left side of the receiver.