Undertoad Wednesday May 8 03:42 PM
5/8/2002: Bomb robot drags dead suicide bomber
Hubris Boy Wednesday May 8 04:04 PM
Wow. He's remarkably intact, considering he just detonated a bomb. Maybe it was just a training bomb?
dave Wednesday May 8 04:09 PM
No kidding. The pictures I've seen of detonated suicide bombers are... well, filled with scattered body parts. So he looks like he's in pretty good shape, overall.
Undertoad Wednesday May 8 04:26 PM
Actually, I can't figure out which bomber matches up with which story. I know this one went off at a checkpoint before the guy meant it to go off. There was another report that said that a bomber's bomb didn't even kill the bomber.
Undertoad Wednesday May 8 05:06 PM
Update: this guy was in fact not dead when the robot went out to fetch him. When the robot started to drag him away, his other leg moved to sort of help his body along. This was the first clue that he wasn't in fact dead. He's now in the hospital.
MaggieL Wednesday May 8 05:17 PM
There have been reports of some suicide bombers having their initiators go off without detonating the main charge...like that incident back in February where a lady shopper in a grocery store in Efrat double-tapped the bomber with her carry piece after his dud dudded.
Joe Wednesday May 8 05:37 PM
where you from?
Slight Wednesday May 8 05:41 PM
Echidnaguy Wednesday May 8 05:51 PM
"Double-tapped" is the standard police and military lingo for the proper way to use a pistol to take someone down, i.e. to fire twice in rapid succession before recoil become and issue. This ensures maximum takedown power and accuracy.
I think a "carry-piece" would be the firearm a cop carries while off duty.
Die-hard cop show watching pays off for a change (TiVo rules! I can watch Homicide on Court TV whenever the heck I want, not at 1:00 freaking AM.)
dave Wednesday May 8 06:02 PM
Re: where you from?
¿En inglés, por favor?
Undertoad Wednesday May 8 06:04 PM
I correct myself again: it was clear from before the robot picked him up that he was alive. (New newsvideo showed more of it)
Nothing But Net Wednesday May 8 06:07 PM
Here I lie,
MaggieL Wednesday May 8 06:14 PM
A "double-tap" is two quick shots, usually to the head. There's just as much recoil involved as in any other technique as far as I can tell; no way can you get a second shot off before the recoil happens .The reason for the two shots is to make sure it's lethal.
blowmeetheclown Wednesday May 8 06:56 PM
From the shape of the land, and the way oglers are just standing around videotaping everything, this might as well be Kansas.
Nic Name Thursday May 9 12:08 AM
Double tap? Why only two?
Nothing But Net Thursday May 9 02:40 AM
And I wish you would stop referring to these as 'suicide bombings'!
They are homicide bombings. Of innocent people, in general...
Hubris Boy Thursday May 9 07:08 AM
Griff Thursday May 9 07:25 AM
So I 'm thinking Hubris is trying out for DUDODPS. (Deputy Undersecretary Department of Defense Prevarication Subsection)
CharlieG Thursday May 9 08:43 AM
"Double Tap" - Shoot rapidly twice at the same target "Bang, Bang" - Sometimes expanded to the "Mosambique (sp?) drill" - A "Double Tap" to the center of body mass, then a shot at the head if the perp isn't down -
Both are taught for the following reason: The first shot often misses, or fails to STOP the threat NOW (You don't care if the perp lives or dies, you just want the threat to STOP NOW), the one to the head was added when perps started to wear body armor - Heads are hard to hit (they move around a not), so you start with the body. If the second shot hasn't stopped the threat, the assumption becomes "He has body armor on", and you go for the harder target
What a lot of non shooters (and even many shooters) don't realize is that hitting your target, even with a fatal wound, dosn't always end the threat ASAP. Lets face, there are a lot of ways to get shot that will kill you 5 minutes from now. The perp can kill you before he dies - that's why I said that you don't shoot to kill, you shoot to STOP THE THREAT, which usually involves killing the person NOW. This is part of the reason you hear about cops shooting someone 41 times, and getting away with it (you know the case I'm thinging about). Let's say its 4 cops. All that has to happen is ONE of the 4 to panic/make a mistake, and fire ONE shot. What happens then is that the other three cops WILL start shooting (hearing that first shot), and they usually won't stop till their pistols have no more rounds! I was actually surprised that ONLY 41 shots were fired, it means that at least 2 of the cops STOPPED
Almost all surprize police shootings have at least the first round miss. It usually goes into the floor about 3 feet in front of the cop - he's so paniced that he is pulling the trigger before the pistol is even up - he clears the holster, and fires!
dave Thursday May 9 09:05 AM
Re: And I wish you would stop referring to these as 'suicide bombings'!
Look, we need to distinguish them from other types of bombings. The fact is, most bombings are "homicide bombings" - they kill others. Wow. Look at that. The United States is homicide bombing in Afghanistan.
But when the bomber kills themself in the process, and on purpose, we call it a suicide bombing. See, because the bomber is committing suicide, and this is a distinguishing characteristic. If American pilots were just flying their jets into al Qaeda targets on the ground, they would be "suicide pilots", not "homicide pilots", because we would need to distinguish them - and most pilots that are flying missions over Afghanistan are already involved in homicide, or the death of other human beings.
To sum up: the whole "homicide bombing" lingo is one of the most ridiculous things to come out of the White House, it makes no sense to call suicide bombings "homicide bombings", and we can just drop it.
Tobiasly Thursday May 9 09:53 AM
Tobiasly Thursday May 9 09:54 AM
Re: Re: where you from?
MaggieL Thursday May 9 10:10 AM
Re: Double tap? Why only two?
Of course the Israeli feds don't seem to have that particular hang-up...
Torrere Thursday May 9 10:11 AM
Non. En Français, c'est "en anglais, s'il vous plaît?".
dave Thursday May 9 10:26 AM
Thanks, Torrere! Always backin' me up... when I need back-up... and when you actually back me up... which was just this one time... ah, fuck it.
CharlieG Thursday May 9 10:57 AM
(Who not only believes in calling a spade a spade, but calling it a fucking shovel)
Torrere Thursday May 9 08:03 PM
russotto Friday May 10 10:19 AM
Re: And I wish you would stop referring to these as 'suicide bombings'!
russotto Friday May 10 10:21 AM
Re: Re: Double tap? Why only two?
(though I've got some pre-ban 15-rounders anyway, that I bought just in case I decided to carry in the future)
MaggieL Friday May 10 10:37 AM
Re: Re: Re: Double tap? Why only two?
Nic Name Friday May 10 10:42 AM
Pick on someone your own caliber
Tobiasly Friday May 10 11:42 AM
Re: Not French
I said "I think the first half of Joe's post was supposed to be French". Supposed to meaning, yes, I realized French for English is anglais, not englais, but it's still closer than inglés.
My take was that since he didn't understand what language Maggie was speaking, he figured he'd try a few and hopefully hit on one.
"En anglais, por favor". Make sense now?
Joe Friday May 10 12:24 PM
Joe wades into a language debate
I meant it to be Spanish.
dave Friday May 10 12:39 PM
Actually, if you hold ALT and type
Tobiasly Friday May 10 01:31 PM
P.S. How do you figure out your codes dhamsaic? I memorized the ASCII codes, in which you have to use 4 digits (w/ leading zeros if necessary). So ¿ is ALT+0191, instead of ALT+168. Windows Character Map shows you the ASCII version in the bottom-right corner.
Torrere Friday May 10 08:10 PM
Nic Name Friday May 10 08:13 PM
Nic Name Wednesday May 15 06:24 PM
That's no dead suicide bomber
Joe Wednesday May 15 07:19 PM
That guy's seriously dissapointed
He's looking around going "Where are my 40 virgins! I didn't know heaven used robots to greet newcomers! This looks just like Earth! WTF!!!"