Saturday, March 31, 2012

OBI: Paintballing with Hezbollah

Other people's Bad Ideas: Paintballing with Hezbollah

The writer hooks you with the first line,
We figured they’d cheat; they were Hezbollah, after all. But none of us—a team of four Western journalists—thought we’d be dodging military-grade flash bangs when we initiated this “friendly” paintball match.
Yeah, and it gets better, human shield better. I was crying from laughing so hard.  But the piece gets serious, and was an interesting journalists look into Hezbollah.  Worth the long read.  It is Vice, but do not let your prejudices get in the way, read it.

He shows me rocket-launching sites so well concealed that I can’t see them until we’re standing on top of them and describes how, during battle, the rocket teams travel by bicycle to avoid detection. It’s exactly the kind of detailed tactical description from a legitimate military source I’d hoped to obtain by setting up the paintball battle.

Thanks for reading,
Your went paintballing once blogger,
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