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gejohnston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 02:41 PM
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15. We had AC-130s
Edited on Mon Aug-22-11 02:49 PM by gejohnston
AC-47s and B-52s. The Viet Cong did not.
The USSR had helicopter gunships like the Mi-24, the Mujahideen did not.

Yes, outside help is always good for your side.
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  -Weapons of the National Liberation Army of Libya. Atypical Liberal  Aug-22-11 12:08 PM   #0 
  - I saw a bolt action with a hunting scope this morning on TODAY  ileus   Aug-22-11 12:13 PM   #1 
  - Yeah! What kind of freedom-hater would oppose private ownership of RPGs and anti-tank missiles?  DanTex   Aug-22-11 12:18 PM   #2 
  - You forgot to add banana clips. (nt)  Remmah2   Aug-22-11 12:26 PM   #3 
  - you of course meant to say "killer clips"  ileus   Aug-22-11 01:54 PM   #12 
  - and "the things that goes up...."  SteveM   Aug-22-11 09:11 PM   #18 
  - Newsflash... you can in fact own those things in the US. They're just not common. nt  TheWraith   Aug-22-11 12:30 PM   #4 
  - You can own MOST of those in the U.S.  WAFS   Aug-25-11 09:02 AM   #69 
  - Yeah, and besides those two things, how about...  Atypical Liberal   Aug-22-11 12:35 PM   #5 
     - You forgot the 9K32 Strela-2 surface-to-air missile. It's really just a basic hunting weapon...  DanTex   Aug-22-11 01:19 PM   #8 
        - That's some funny stuff there! Well put (though I obviously disagree with you on many things)! n/t  TPaine7   Aug-22-11 01:44 PM   #10 
        - No one has been advocating private ownership of those.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-22-11 01:51 PM   # 
        - The point is...  DanTex   Aug-22-11 02:45 PM   #16 
        - And yet small arms are still necessary.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-22-11 03:06 PM   #17 
        - The Cubans, Algerians, Afghanis, Iraaqis, Viet Cong...  SteveM   Aug-22-11 09:17 PM   #19 
        - How do you think a rebellion wins access...  PavePusher   Aug-22-11 09:55 PM   #20 
        - Depends on the level of government  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 09:08 PM   #89 
        - Few can afford to own a tank, or an anti-aircraft missile system.  WAFS   Aug-25-11 09:03 AM   #70 
        - those were crows with a shotgun silly...  ileus   Aug-22-11 01:56 PM   #13 
        - Well, some kids and their grandfathers, anyway...  PavePusher   Aug-22-11 10:01 PM   #21 
  - Most of them: as I would hope most gun-rights folks would agree.  dtexdem   Aug-22-11 12:56 PM   #6 
  - You can own both, although the tank will be "demilled."  TheWraith   Aug-22-11 01:05 PM   #7 
  - given the average price for a tank  gejohnston   Aug-22-11 01:35 PM   #9 
  - weapons of the National Liberation Army of ...  iverglas   Aug-22-11 01:51 PM   #11 
  - It would be very entertaining to see a right-wing militia take on the United States.  onehandle   Aug-22-11 02:22 PM   #14 
  - We had AC-130s  gejohnston   Aug-22-11 02:41 PM   #15 
     - Though I'm certain you don't jest, the impulse is to respond as if you do:  apocalypsehow   Aug-23-11 12:49 AM   #23 
        - You are ignoring one important aspect:  Atypical Liberal   Aug-23-11 09:25 AM   #24 
        - Flabby nonsense.  apocalypsehow   Aug-23-11 03:16 PM   #27 
           - Lack of willpower.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-24-11 09:04 AM   #37 
              - You are either unable to mentally digest what you read, or unwilling to do so.  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 05:09 PM   #42 
                 - Or perhaps I was just correct in my assessment.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-24-11 08:42 PM   #57 
        - hail, hail,  iverglas   Aug-23-11 04:15 PM   #30 
           - And what they've done with the place in my absence! So many of the names have changed,  apocalypsehow   Aug-23-11 04:55 PM   #31 
              - yes, I returned a scant month or so ago myself  iverglas   Aug-23-11 05:06 PM   #32 
  - Take a look and ask yourself how many NATO air-strikes, using sophisticated armaments beyond the  apocalypsehow   Aug-23-11 12:02 AM   #22 
  - And yet small arms are still necessary.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-23-11 09:26 AM   #25 
  - When you inaugurate armed revolution against a sitting government, you take your chances, regardless...  apocalypsehow   Aug-23-11 03:36 PM   #28 
     - Just because one situation played out a certain way....  PavePusher   Aug-23-11 06:59 PM   #34 
     - That's what is nice about America...the government is the people.  ileus   Aug-23-11 07:02 PM   #35 
     - I'll take my chances.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-24-11 09:10 AM   #38 
        - "I'll take my chances" - Duke Wayne couldn't have said it better himself, I reckon.  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 05:44 PM   #45 
           - If the economy doesn't improve ...  spin   Aug-24-11 06:52 PM   #52 
           - We'll see.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-24-11 08:37 PM   #55 
              - We are not talking about any issue other than guns, despite a clumsy attempt at deflection. On guns,  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 10:02 PM   #59 
                 - over simplify much?  gejohnston   Aug-24-11 10:27 PM   #60 
                 - It's hard getting used to again, the Gungeon phenomenon where people just type random things that  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 10:36 PM   #61 
                    - Nothing random about it  gejohnston   Aug-24-11 11:22 PM   #62 
                    - More random noise, apropos of...well, there's gotta be something. Let's do an experiment:  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 11:29 PM   #63 
                       - sorry can't hear anything with all of the  gejohnston   Aug-24-11 11:49 PM   #64 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-26-11 04:10 PM   #83 
                 - No deflection...  Atypical Liberal   Aug-25-11 08:51 AM   #67 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-25-11 03:01 PM   #71 
                    - It read like one to me.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-25-11 03:32 PM   #72 
                       - You read it correctly the first time: I don't "insinuate" it, I maintain it as an oft-proved fact.  apocalypsehow   Aug-25-11 03:48 PM   #73 
                          - And also spent money on Democrats.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-25-11 07:20 PM   #77 
                             - Yada, yada, yada. Bottom line is: you proudly support an organization that's devoted almost  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 12:43 PM   #80 
                             - Addendum: where's that member of the progressive caucus or consistently blue state governor?  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 12:45 PM   #81 
                 - I would scarcely call the California laws sensible. Capricous would be more like it  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 09:13 PM   #90 
                    - That's nice. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 09:51 PM   #92 
                       - Trying living with them  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 11:01 PM   #95 
                          - I travel to California for several weeks every couple of years, and stay with friends. They love it.  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 11:14 PM   #97 
                             - Glad you enjoy our wine and food.  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 11:18 PM   #98 
                                - More likely, my friends are liberals of a particularly pleasing progressive stripe, and you're the  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 11:34 PM   #100 
                                   - No level of politics can overcome the absence of knowledge and data  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 11:43 PM   #102 
                                      - That's nice. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 11:49 PM   #105 
                                         - 'tis true bucko...though drink enough of our better wines and it may seem that fantasizes come true  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 12:08 AM   #107 
                                            - The California penal code is about as real as it gets - perhaps you're a couple of bottles off. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 12:12 AM   #109 
                                               - It is not what is on the books, it is who enforces it  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 12:18 AM   #114 
                                                  - More non-responsive, semi-coherent nonsense. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 12:21 AM   #115 
                                                  - Snork  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 12:39 AM   #117 
                                                  - Addendum:  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 12:22 AM   #116 
  - You seem to assume that in a U.S. Civil War...  PavePusher   Aug-23-11 01:40 PM   #26 
  - Gee, I don't recall seeming to assume any such thing, since I don't sit around fantasizing about  apocalypsehow   Aug-23-11 03:50 PM   #29 
     - Remote" Hardly. Frequent topic in several fiction genres...  PavePusher   Aug-23-11 06:57 PM   #33 
     - How can you know this?  Marengo   Aug-24-11 08:07 AM   #36 
     - That's obvious.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-24-11 09:12 AM   #39 
     - I'm content to leave such breathless daydreaming in the capable hands it currently resides, our  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 05:18 PM   #44 
        - Good plan, you clearly are out of your depth.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-24-11 08:26 PM   #54 
     - P.S. I'm in the USAF, it's my job to think about stuff like that.  PavePusher   Aug-24-11 12:27 PM   #40 
     - Uh-huh. And I'm chairman of the JCS...  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 05:13 PM   #43 
        - Let me be a little more specific.  PavePusher   Aug-24-11 05:56 PM   #48 
           - Allow me to be even more specific: that is utter nonsense. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 06:00 PM   #50 
              - How so? n/t  PavePusher   Aug-24-11 06:14 PM   #51 
              - Because he just can't conceive of it.  Atypical Liberal   Aug-24-11 08:39 PM   #56 
              - You don't understand what the sentence "that is utter nonsense" means? Which part are you having  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 09:41 PM   #58 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-25-11 08:36 AM   #66 
                 - He is not the one with a comprehension problem  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 11:12 PM   #96 
                    - You mean "he is not the ONLY one with a comprehension problem," which is true: you share the prize.  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 11:48 PM   #104 
                       - Since you clearly have no military credentials or experience you have no idea what he may do  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 12:12 AM   #110 
                          - That's nice. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 12:14 AM   #112 
                             - Your concession is noted  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 01:02 AM   #118 
                                - ...  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 01:16 AM   #121 
              - No, it is not nonsense. This is a fairly common topic of discussion...  Marengo   Aug-25-11 07:14 PM   #76 
                 - Thank you. n/t  PavePusher   Aug-26-11 04:14 PM   #84 
     - In a situation where militia groups of extremely right wing "patriots" ...  spin   Aug-24-11 07:30 PM   #53 
     - "the citizens in this country find themselves"  iverglas   Aug-25-11 08:16 PM   #78 
     - How can you know the mind of the vast majority of Americans? N/T  Marengo   Aug-25-11 07:09 PM   #75 
        - oh dear ... you've heard of public opinion polling?  iverglas   Aug-26-11 05:13 PM   #85 
           - Where does this poll address the issue raised in post 29?  Marengo   Aug-26-11 07:53 PM   #86 
           - One immediate glaring problem  DissedByBush   Aug-26-11 09:45 PM   #91 
  - P.S. May I ask what your military credntials are? n/t  PavePusher   Aug-24-11 04:33 PM   #41 
     - Sure. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-24-11 05:46 PM   #46 
        - With all due respect, what are your military credentials? n/t  PavePusher   Aug-24-11 05:52 PM   #47 
        - may I answer for him?  gejohnston   Aug-25-11 12:14 AM   #65 
           - Well, it's been 24 hours....  PavePusher   Aug-25-11 05:34 PM   #74 
        - Nigh on 48 hours, I call bullshit. n/t  PavePusher   Aug-26-11 04:09 PM   #82 
  - I thought the number of FN-FALs I saw was very strange.  Hoopla Phil   Aug-24-11 05:57 PM   #49 
  - There seem to be a fair number on the African continent...  Marengo   Aug-26-11 08:02 PM   #87 
  - Anti-gun people would like to keep all of those out of your hands.  WAFS   Aug-25-11 09:01 AM   #68 
     - yes, those "anti-gun" people, they want it to be ...  iverglas   Aug-25-11 08:25 PM   #79 
        - You are not correct  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 09:00 PM   #88 
           - "Though your attitudes clear hearken from the right" - Care to explain how, exactly?  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 10:39 PM   #93 
              - Gun control has clear racist and classist roots  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 11:00 PM   #94 
                 - I consider someone who makes the statement "Gun control has clear racist and classist roots" with  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 11:30 PM   #99 
                    - Actually it has not been debunked...its a clear historical fact.  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-26-11 11:40 PM   #101 
                       - Actually, it has been debunked, "professor," REPEATEDLY - and my post above stands un-refuted.  apocalypsehow   Aug-26-11 11:46 PM   #103 
                          - Snork  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 12:06 AM   #106 
                             - More nice, semi-coherent stuff. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 12:11 AM   #108 
                                - Snork**2  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 12:14 AM   #111 
                                   - That's nice. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 12:15 AM   #113 
                                      - Your concession is noted  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 01:03 AM   #119 
                                         - Your inability to construct a coherent reply is apparent, and needs no "noting." n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-27-11 01:15 AM   #120 
                                            - When you abandon the thread and post what you did, no reply is needed  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-27-11 09:18 AM   #122 
                                               - And I bet he won't answer. Fear does that to some people. n/t  oneshooter   Aug-27-11 11:48 AM   #123 

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