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Interesting possible USN SEAL sighting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nstassel, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. nstassel

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    Unlikely to be a SEAL. He is wearing his plate holder too low. Gun appears to be a Colt Canada, which might make him a Brit.
     
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    Why am I getting REDIRECT NOTICE????
     
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    Runs a bit gimpy, looks overweight. Not what I imagined what a really real Seal would look like in real life.

    The dude at 1:20 tho, DEFINITELY a seal. [laugh]
     
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    Yea you have to click through a few times to find the video.
     
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    Watch the video, he appears at the 30 second mark. They're saying he's a SEAL because of a patch seen below his pack.

    From the video.

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    From another article.

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  7. DevX

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    He's a Brit.
     
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    do operators wear skinny jeans?
     
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    Lot of interesting characters in that video...….a real seal probably would have been laughing to hard to do much there...
     
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    Good possibility.

    Mystery Pirate Patch-Wearing Special Operator Jumped In To Help Kenyans During Hotel Attack



    Maybe he didn't have time to change into oper8tor clothing.


    Amazon sells the patch (note: Made in China). [smile]

    https://www.amazon.com/Blackbeard-Pirate-Patch-Edward-Battlefield/dp/B00YCT2CII?tag=bisafetynet2-20
     
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    "Runs a bit gimpy, looks overweight. Not what I imagined what a really real Seal would look like in real life."

    This!
     
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    If they're not on duty and grab their shit to go out and fight the bad guys they do. My guess, and it's just that, is that special forces personnel don't march around in uniform when not actually on duty. In fact, I'd also guess that they are discouraged from doing so.

     
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    US seals have worn Jeans in operation, particularly in Nam. Green faces and Jeans, that's how they used to roll.
    The guy in the pics is probably SAS or SBS. These guys are absolutely on par with Delta or ST 6. Top tier special operators. Even if slightly overweight, they can still kill your ass with a roll of toilet paper in 12 different ways. MI5 or CIA would be another possibility.
     
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    Denim in the jungle... sounds like the navy

    Mike
     
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    I have to hand it to our little Kenyan Minuteman, when he heard gunfire, he geared up and ran to the sound of the guns. What's he got, a Tokarev?

    (I look at least twice as ridiculous setting up a chest rig in my living room wearing shorts and sandals)

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    I would be concerned about the Nairobi soldier backing up pointing his rifle in the direction of the civilians, if he tripped over the curb it would be lights out for those people.
     
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    "Where'd you get that steel pot marine? A museum?"
    "That Kevlar didn't by any chance find it's way to the local pawn shop?"

    "....no, no Gunny Highway....."
     
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    How can you tell? I can't see his teeth.
     
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    If you made it this far, here you go it the video.

     
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    I need to get a patch. My operator beard only made people think I was a hipster so I went and bought some 5.11 gear. The results with them have been mixed and they sure put a dent in my wallet. If I can get a patch or two then certainly people would finally start thinking I was an operator. Can't wait.
     
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    seal = furry shark bait
    SEAL = Naval Special Warfare honorific
     
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    Fair point
     
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    Wouldn't it be very uncouth for a British soldier to be showing a Team 3 insignia?
     
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    I don't think they had SKINNY jeans back then.
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    Most likely a SAD guy.
     
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    My understanding is that it's not uncommon for guys to pass morale patches around. It's not official insignia, after all.
     
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    You would walk funny too if you had all that gear on... [laugh] also who knows what the guy was doing before the film, its possible he f***ed himself up a little
    bit running around.

    Contrary to popular belief many of those guys are not big and ripped like Jesse Ventura or Richard Marchinko. Think more along the lines of like Julian Edelman, or even one or two steps more otherwise innocuous.

    -Mike
     
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    My guess would be he’s retired and working in the private sector, and wears a near recognition symbol for those coming in behind him so they know who they can team up with confidently.
     
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    That's a great possibility, considering the number of PMCs floating around Africa.

    -Mike
     
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    That was my guess too- retired, now private sector. Possibly South African? I imagine a lot of those guys are happy to get the hell out of Dodge.
     
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