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   Undertoad  Tuesday Aug 14 06:35 PM

August 14, 2007: Indian villagers get anti-terror training



Yeah! You go girl! An official caption says

Quote:
Ladies of the Village Defense Committee squeeze off a few AK-47 bursts during training by the Indian army in Sariya, India. VDCs are local self-defense groups that were set up in Jammu and Kashmir in the mid-1990's following a number of massacres. The idea is to help villagers in remote areas defend themselves against terrorist attacks and intimidation.
An Indian co-worker of mine recognized the phenomenon immediately: the Village Defense Committee is a familiar thing in many parts of India. Here, it's a case of colorful and joyful female empowerment.



Another Indian co-worker mentioned that, in the old class system in India, she was of the second-highest class which is roughly the warrior class. Her ancient family history was in the military. It seemed funny because the lady in question is 5 feet tall and of a totally gentle disposition. But terrorists beware: there are hidden warriors in India, and they're armed, dangerous, and some are kinda cute as well.


theotherguy  Tuesday Aug 14 06:39 PM

"That fucker asks for more curry one more time and I am going to blow his head off!"



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Aug 14 06:59 PM

Works for the Israelis.



JuancoRocks  Tuesday Aug 14 08:08 PM

Indian villagers get anti-terror training

Second picture...#1 Mark III Enfields...originally in .303 British...later converted to .410 single shot shotguns..... For police riot control......no magazine protruding. A nine pound shotgun in .410 is a lot to carry.



DanaC  Tuesday Aug 14 08:19 PM

You seem disturbingly well informed about firearms....



Weird Harold  Tuesday Aug 14 08:51 PM

"Colorful, and joyful female empowerment."

I guess that says it all.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Aug 14 09:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by JuancoRocks View Post
Second picture...#1 Mark III Enfields...originally in .303 British...later converted to .410 single shot shotguns..... For police riot control......no magazine protruding. A nine pound shotgun in .410 is a lot to carry.
Defense.... stick it out the window. Plus these aren't city dwellers, them's country girls.... hauling water, kerosene or wood, and crops.


Leah  Wednesday Aug 15 12:27 AM

Wow you go girls, you get em.



Leah  Wednesday Aug 15 12:29 AM

I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmm back.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Aug 15 12:46 AM

It's about damn time, too.



Chickenings  Wednesday Aug 15 05:02 AM

That's Brixton High Street on a Saturday night

(Area of South London renowned for gun crime...)



wolf  Wednesday Aug 15 11:06 AM

Welcome chickenings.



barefoot serpent  Wednesday Aug 15 11:27 AM

Hmmm... I want to see a Bollywood remake of The Magnificent Seven.



runswithknives  Wednesday Aug 15 01:04 PM

Its the new Rifle Tote Bag! Comes in bolt action or automatic.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Aug 15 01:06 PM

If you shoot someone you can say "OMG, I am SO sari!"



Silazius  Wednesday Aug 15 01:16 PM

They come in .308, too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JuancoRocks View Post
Second picture...#1 Mark III Enfields...originally in .303 British...later converted to .410 single shot shotguns..... For police riot control......no magazine protruding. A nine pound shotgun in .410 is a lot to carry.
I've got an Enfield rebored to accept .308, which is a more readily available calibre. It was made 1964 at the Ishapore armoury.


dar512  Wednesday Aug 15 02:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
If you shoot someone you can say "OMG, I am SO sari!"



deadbeater  Wednesday Aug 15 06:02 PM

That was fun, too bad Pakistan will probably nuke India when they next war each other, not necessarily as a last resort.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Aug 15 06:56 PM

Oh dear, wouldn't that radiation spread over the middle east?



DanaC  Wednesday Aug 15 08:04 PM

Hallo Chickenings! Welcome to the Cellar! oh....and runswithknives...and Silazius.



TheMercenary  Wednesday Aug 15 08:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
If you shoot someone you can say "OMG, I am SO sari!"

{thanks!}


TheMercenary  Wednesday Aug 15 08:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silazius View Post
I've got an Enfield rebored to accept .308, which is a more readily available calibre. It was made 1964 at the Ishapore armoury.
I am a HUGE Enfield fan. I have 4 different ones including my fav which has been sporterized for hunting. It is my fav deer hunting rifle. I shoot it with open sites and can shoot 3 inch groups at 100 meters (if I have my glasses on!) I love it.


yesman065  Wednesday Aug 15 10:47 PM

Hey Leah! Seen James?



SPUCK  Thursday Aug 16 04:04 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
If you shoot someone you can say "OMG, I am SO sari!"


Groannnnnnnn




Chickenings  Thursday Aug 16 08:00 AM

Thanks Wolf / Dana... Good to be a cellar dweller



Coign  Thursday Aug 16 02:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Oh dear, wouldn't that radiation spread over the middle east?
We can only hope.

And it is not that I am for wiping out women and children, it is the only way I can think of to stop a religion that preaches, all non-believers must die.

(And yes I know that is an extremist view and "core" Islamic faith doesn't teach that, but my god, a selection of Islams have been interpreting it that way since the Middle Ages. It is time to shut the source of the hate-mongering down.)


DanaC  Thursday Aug 16 07:11 PM

With radiation? You want to irradiate hate now?



yesman065  Thursday Aug 16 10:04 PM

Too late Coign - that cancer has already spread.



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