Posted by Jack
It took 10 seconds for the bullet to arrive. . .
A Canadian military sniper took out an ISIS fighter with a record-breaking shot from more than two miles away, according to a report in The Globe and Mail, though some initially cast doubt on the claim.
The unnamed sniper who carried out the feat was a member of Joint Task Force 2, an elite unit in the Canadian army similar to the US Navy’s SEAL Team 6. The shot, according to the paper, disrupted an ISIS attack on Iraqi security forces.
“The bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening,” one source told the paper.
The report said the kill was verified by video and other data, though it was not made public. The kill shot from 3,540 meters, or about 2.2 miles, beat the previous sniper record set by British army sniper Craig Harrison from a range of 2,475 meters, or 1.5 miles.
Soon after the Globe and Mail story was published, Canada’s Special Operations Command released a statement confirming the shot.
“The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target at 3,540 metres,” the command said. “For operational security reasons and to preserve the safety of our personnel and our Coalition partners we will not discuss precise details on when and how this incident took place.”
Prior to the statement’s release, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a reporter for The Washington Post who served as a US Marine Corps sniper, expressed skepticism about the claim in a tweet. At such a long distance, he said, the tiniest adjustment to the sniper’s windage or elevation settings on the scope could result in a bullet being wildly off course when it got to its target.
Along with the rest of us, Chris Kyle is applauding . . . . . . .
When I read this I was reminded of a statistic I read about the Vietnam war that was, they claimed then it took around 50 thousand rounds of gunfire to create one kill,
Then you have these men, in the mold of Chris Kyle that go on round for one selective kill.
They sometimes are on a mission alone for days, to find and eliminate their objective, hidden motionless for most of the time, sometimes with out food or water so as not to have a need for body eliminations that would give away their position. And like skilled surgeons they remove the cancer of war, and create doubt and concern in those that might have to fill the void these snipers create.
Dedication to country and oath is something we can admire about them as well as their skills. God Bless them all.
As a side note ,most all war time snipers do not discuss what they were assigned to achieve, and all of them saw the face the of the enemy (their objective) before the kill, most combat soldiers only fire and advance, not always knowing if it was them that took out a bad guy, but they all carry the burden of our freedom on their backs, and do so proudly, so next chance you get, thank a Vet, maybe even something as simple as buying them a cup of coffee as you do so, or paying for their meal, It will give them a special moment to remember, maybe even allow them to replace a bad memory from combat for a time.
They need us, as well as we need them….. Thank A Vet !
Here is a link to Jacks story with some additional graphs:
Here’s a story from the American Thinker to warm our hearts, “What does ‘COVFEFE’ mean? Try rising military morale”
Due process? We don’ need no stinkin’ due process!
“Today, June 27, Governor Brown signed the state budget along with budget trailer bills including AB 103. AB 103, the Public Safety omnibus budget trailer bill changes current law by significantly expanding the prohibiting categories for firearms to include persons who have a warrant for a felony or disqualifying misdemeanor. Current law prohibits a person from owning, purchasing, receiving, possessing, or having under his/her custody or control a firearm upon conviction of a felony or for ten years upon conviction of a specified misdemeanor (29085 pc). AB 103’s drastic policy change will violate an individual’s right to due process as warrants can be issued without notice or hearing.”