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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

thats americans then, and i spy a red Marea
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and they wonder why no one respects them. pricks
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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

Put it into context before you comment.

1) You don't know what they're escorting, running to or running from.
2) They stop, they become a target
3) You become a target, you die
4) The locals know that if they are on a phone whilst near troops they could be shot, the locals also know that they get out of the way of the troops, if they have to be tapped they should be paying more attention.

If I was driving that Humvee I would do exactly the same. So would the rest of you! It's self preservation. It's sad but it's also true.
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Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator View Post
Put it into context before you comment.

1) You don't know what they're escorting, running to or running from.
2) They stop, they become a target
3) You become a target, you die
4) The locals know that if they are on a phone whilst near troops they could be shot, the locals also know that they get out of the way of the troops, if they have to be tapped they should be paying more attention.

If I was driving that Humvee I would do exactly the same. So would the rest of you! It's self preservation. It's sad but it's also true.
I agree, as bad as the video looks, I'd do the same, the troops are a massive target out in Iraq and if they stop they run the risk of being killed, I completely agree with what they did.
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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator View Post
Put it into context before you comment.

1) You don't know what they're escorting, running to or running from.
2) They stop, they become a target
3) You become a target, you die
4) The locals know that if they are on a phone whilst near troops they could be shot, the locals also know that they get out of the way of the troops, if they have to be tapped they should be paying more attention.

If I was driving that Humvee I would do exactly the same. So would the rest of you! It's self preservation. It's sad but it's also true.
You could say all the same about Northern Ireland and the British Army but I've yet to be bulldozed off the road by an Army Land Rover....

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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

Situation is very different!
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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

Awesome video, the driver is certainly not scared plus what would you do or say if you got hit?

You'd be staring down the barrel of an M16 or M60!

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At the end of the day, the locals know to keep out of the way, hundreds of US troops have died out there and you can't take risks.

If it was my life, the political impacts of pushing my way through to keep at speed and avoiding being bogged down mean nothing.
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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator View Post
Situation is very different!
You should a been here in the 70's....


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At the end of the day, the locals know to keep out of the way, hundreds of US troops have died out there and you can't take risks.

If it was my life, the political impacts of pushing my way through to keep at speed and avoiding being bogged down mean nothing.

Sorta begs the question, why become a solider then if your worried that someone might shoot at you?

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Bah! A silly Humvee?
This is what I call a vehicle for a heavy traffic... with more style... and safety features
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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

Quote Originally Posted by e505jpy View Post
You should a been here in the 70's....


Sorta begs the question, why become a solider then if your worried that someone might shoot at you?

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Oh come on, nobody ever makes comparisons between N.I and Iraq for the simple reason that the issues are completely different! Infact, most of the time the comments are on how diametrically opposed they are!

I don't get the second remark, a soldier doesn't become immune to thoughts of dying when he had finished his training, it's self preservation and the current rules of movement over there. The British troops are no different.
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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

yeah I see the point and already have done the same in a volvo.

IN a lot of other countries they DON'T move out of the way for emergancy vehicles, even ambulances and military vehicles.
I thinnk in australia the fire brigade DO actually ram you off the road if you dont move in a resonable amount of time, e.g. instantly
and I think its a fairly good idea, the amount of folks driving on our roads who can't hear a 20 odd tonne firetruck with sirens and horn blaring right behind them, and I've seen this go on for miles and miles on open A roads and they just won't move over
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Sorta begs the question, why become a solider then if your worried that someone might shoot at you?
if you fail everything at school and can only get a job in a crisp factory, what alternative do you have? its a career path for misfits and fukups
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Re: Bad Traffic? Buy a Hummer....

Aw don't be so harsh on our dead Princes...
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