10 August 2009

Yup, he's a Scot...

...takes a 1500 meter killshot... and all he can think about is a couple of pints and gettin' lucky...

“I was quite proud of that shot. It is the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan. I am going to use that fact as a chat-up line in the pub when I get back home.”
Of course... he'll have to try again if he really wants the record...
Canadian Sniper Corporal Rob Furlong made a 2,430 meter (2657 yards/1.51 miles) confirmed kill in Afghanistan using a McMillan "Big Mac" TAC-50 rifle.
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10 comments:

Callum Rury said...

Public opinion in Scotland is overwhelmingly opposed to the war in Afghansitan. Spend a single evening in a proper Scottish pub and you'll soon learn this.

Neo Conservative said...

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tell that to corporal christopher reynolds... i dare you.

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Callum Rury said...

Irrelevant. The Scottish position on almost everything is always well left of the English and the Americans.

This may disrupt whatever Braveheart fantasies you live with but it's the truth.

Your dare theme is childish. You cannot concoct a theory about the mindset of Scots based on the actions of Corporal Christopher Reynolds. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

I thought the longest recorded kill in A-stan was from a Canadian (Furlong) from a mile and a half.

Neo Conservative said...

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"callum says... Your dare theme is childish."

i would have thought my booze & babes meme was much more simplistic & offensive... but hey, who knew.

and braveheart, my friend... where did that come from?

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Anonymous said...

anon 6:29
Yes Robert Furlong 2430 meters.

Neo Conservative said...

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just finished updating the main post... it is indeed a canuck who holds the record.

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ian said...

Callum I think you are wrong, given the number of drinks bought online for this man.

Smeaton's first thought on being confronted by the 2 suspects in the burning vehicle was: "What's the score? I've got to get this sorted."

"There was a guy in flames. You just don't expect to see that on a day at work, especially at Glasgow Airport. So I ran straight towards the guy, we're all trying to get a kick-in at him, take a boot to subdue the guy."

"If you come to Glasgow, Glasgow does not accept this. This is Glasgow, so we'll set about you."

"And if any more extremists are still wanting to rise up and start trouble, know this: We'll rise right back up against you. New York, Madrid, London, Paisley ... we're all in this together and make no mistake, none of us will hold back from putting the boot in."

langmann said...

@ Callum:

Just like in Canada, not every Scot holds the same opinion...

Personally I am against the "War in Afstan" or put it this way, I am against trying to rebuilt that country, it is a waste of time. We should have gone in and tried to get Bin Laden and smashed whatever terrorist resources that they have, but on the grand scheme of things while I think it is a noble quest to try and bring a 10th century country run by 10th century religious thinkers into the modern age, it is going to cost way too much money to do it.

But that being said I am proud of the well done jobs our military has done.

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmann says... Just like in Canada, not every Scot holds the same opinion"

actually, to revisit callum's reference to braveheart... that scots are sometimes unfairly perceived as primitive warlike folk... it might be instructive to consult one of my cousins... who lost a kidney after being stabbed in a glasgow nightclub brawl.

or a buddy of mine at the "fitba matches"... who was asked to keep his head down for "a mo'"... while the gentleman behind him threw a handful of darts into the ranks of the other team's supporters.

so much for the myth of the pacifist, socialist geordie.

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