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2007-07-17 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Surprise parachutists likely from Special Operations Command
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Posted by GK 2007-07-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6508 views ]  Top

#1 Somebody please learn me something about how this works. The story from Sunday said the guards noticed the soldiers just before they landed. Now, as I understand it, prison guards that are on watched generally pay attention. It was before dawn I believe, so that explains why they didn't see them, but how did they not hear the plane? Do these guys jump from that high?
Posted by Mike N.  2007-07-17 00:24||   2007-07-17 00:24|| Front Page Top

#2 CIA ghost jet?
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2007-07-17 00:55||   2007-07-17 00:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Or Very Special Operations.

/don't hurt me
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2007-07-17 00:57||   2007-07-17 00:57|| Front Page Top

#4 If it was a HALO or HAHO jump, the plane could have been at 20,000 (or more) feet and offset from the prison by miles. Prison guards look down and in not up and out.
Posted by Anguger B. Hayes7857 2007-07-17 01:00||   2007-07-17 01:00|| Front Page Top

#5 And with the new wing chutes, you can glide for miles silently. So unless the guards were doing a sky watch like at Marion Federal Penitentiary, the parachutists would be just 20-30 feet off of the ground before they would come into full view. Plus as was mentioned before, they landed OUTSIDE of the prison, and that is NOT where the guards would normally be watching.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2007-07-17 04:21||   2007-07-17 04:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Damn, foiled again! I too thought of the Onion's very special forces and their short Ac130.
Posted by anonymous5089 2007-07-17 05:31||   2007-07-17 05:31|| Front Page Top

#7 I'm just glad everyone noticed that they were friendlies quickly and had a good laugh.

Also, hard to see plane and chutes at 4:50am
Posted by DarthVader">DarthVader  2007-07-17 10:00||   2007-07-17 10:00|| Front Page Top

#8 Do these guys jump from that high?

Yes. See other comments, read Tom Clancy or books from the same genre, become enlightened.
Posted by Natural Law 2007-07-17 10:08||   2007-07-17 10:08|| Front Page Top

#9 Prison cornfield this time. Distant, far away embassy compound the next. Good stuff I'd say. Lets see more of it!
Posted by Besoeker 2007-07-17 11:58||   2007-07-17 11:58|| Front Page Top

#10 Yes. See other comments, read Tom Clancy or books from the same genre, become enlightened.

My apologies for doing whatever it is that I did to you that forced you to respond in such a manner. If you can call that manners.
Posted by Mike N. 2007-07-17 15:24||   2007-07-17 15:24|| Front Page Top

#11 Or maybe there is a prison or other type of fortified facility in the ofting? In Iran, I believe there are these type of prison facilities where there are dissidents, Americans of Iranian descent, future insurgents, etc. I have read Tom Clancy and this is my enlightened opinion.
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2007-07-17 15:57||   2007-07-17 15:57|| Front Page Top

#12 Better yet, after reading the article in full, I have written to Tom Roeder the reporter and told him who these guys really were. I swore him to secrecy, so you will be able to read his followup tomorrow. I told him that it was a 25 man Rantburg contingent and that is the way they get to their conventions - heavily armed and off course.
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2007-07-17 16:00||   2007-07-17 16:00|| Front Page Top

#13  a 25 man Rantburg contingent and that is the way they get to their conventions - heavily armed and off course

Normally we're only this far of course after our conventions...
Posted by Steve">Steve  2007-07-17 16:32||   2007-07-17 16:32|| Front Page Top

#14 Just imagine how far off course we'd be if there were a Rantburg pin-up girl like Grace in the midst. No offense meant to the fine ladies here, TW, Sherry, Jules et. al.
Posted by BA 2007-07-17 22:38||   2007-07-17 22:38|| Front Page Top

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