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Forum: Europe 04-18-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By rafi
I am not sure what Putins game here is. ...

I am not sure what Putins game here is.

The stakes are incredibly high and who could argue with a midshipman who whip out a shoulder launch and splashes one of the fools.

Whats he going...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 02-08-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By rafi
IDF issued pistols are an exception. The...

IDF issued pistols are an exception.

The vast majority of troops do not handle "issued" pistols. Yes, many of the dedicated reservists have them, but again, no formal in depth pistol training...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 02-07-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By rafi
It's important for people to understand the...

It's important for people to understand the balance Israel maintains between gun rights and practicalities.

It is not as easy to get a gun license as many think. IDF service is mandatory, as...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 01-20-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By rafi
More details are continuing to roll out. ...

More details are continuing to roll out.

Those making Aliyah within the age group, who wish to sign for an extended or full service will be able to if they have a degree or area of expertise...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 01-19-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By rafi
Because as any Miluimnik knows, being in a Humvee...

Because as any Miluimnik knows, being in a Humvee sucks! and that includes having sand bags all over the floor, because, well, you know why.

Anyone ever been in a Humvee that didn't have wires...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 01-19-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By rafi
20.1.2016 Major Announcement: No IDF service for 22-26 year old olim going forward

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/New-policy-eliminates-IDF-service-for-immigrants-ages-22-26-441940

The Immigrant Absorption Ministry announced on Monday the adoption of a policy exempting new...
Forum: Physical Fitness 01-12-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,647
Posted By rafi
I started my career in the IDF at age 21. ...

I started my career in the IDF at age 21.

If everything you claim is true then I am confused as to your concern. You have described yourself as in the 95% percentile of all enlistees.

...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 01-07-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By rafi
Stabbing attempt in Judea, 3 terrorists down

I cannot think of a target more stupid than a cohesive group of reservists. And, they brung knives to a gun fight.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206108#.Vo7FEpsm7RY

Terror...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 01-06-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By rafi
Reporter stabbed and wounded trying new IDF neck guard

I guess this will save a life in the end. Israel is not the US.
In the field we wear the "cement" vests because they work.

Poor guy. Different perspective when it is your son or daughter, or...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 01-05-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 111,194
Posted By rafi
Thank you for your interest and support. ...

Thank you for your interest and support.

There is no real direct path for someone interested in serving in the IDF unless their background (religion, community) would be suitable for making...
Forum: North America 01-03-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By rafi
Not since completion of sadir - mandatory duty -...

Not since completion of sadir - mandatory duty - have I counted the days down. But T-385 days and counting.


Then Barak Obama and Jimmy Carter both don't matter anymore.


Yup, 385...
Forum: Asia 12-28-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By rafi
US Intelligence had no idea that others had...

US Intelligence had no idea that others had developed cruise missile technology over long ranges?

And where did all these boatskies come from?

Unfortunately we know the response to this...
Forum: Middle East 12-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By rafi
As noted, we don't play by the rules they have...

As noted, we don't play by the rules they have come to expect. Different ROE. The Kurds has given them a bloody nose, but every one of them knows that there are certain red lines with the IDF, and...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 12-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By rafi
Hey, we got rhythm. Just don't need no...

Hey, we got rhythm.

Just don't need no fancy sneakers to bust a move.

we got our steel toes.


:3:
Forum: General chat 11-24-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,192
Posted By rafi
We are a much better looking group now, that is...

We are a much better looking group now, that is for sure!
Forum: Self Defense 11-22-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,836
Posted By rafi
Concealed carry recommendations

Gentlemen and Ladies,

I carried a Beretta 9mm on a holster with a Beretta 32 under my shirt
while in Indian territory. (Oh yeah, M4 too and maybe allotta clips and grenades- ah good times, sigh)...
Forum: Navy Forum 11-22-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,019
Posted By rafi
Am I mistaken sir, but have we had this...

Am I mistaken sir, but have we had this discussion before?

We certainly had it in the past, and I know there are some photos around here as well.

Best wishes!

Rafi


minor link,...
Forum: North America 11-12-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By rafi
I love the word "developing". They...

I love the word "developing".

They dropped a really really big rock on the missile and it stopped working.

Now they are weaponizing it for the 21st century. Within the constrainsts of...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-09-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,639
Posted By rafi
I can only hope they continue to garner quality...

I can only hope they continue to garner quality recruits like Pollard.

And speaking of Pollard, here it is 2 weeks after his release date. The silence is deafening. Hopefully he died in prison.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-09-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,960
Posted By rafi
In the most cynical uses of the Hebrew language,...

In the most cynical uses of the Hebrew language, going in to a neighbor and having the IDF take down the infrastructure is called "mowing the lawn".

Syria is kind of unique as a battle ground....
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 03-01-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By rafi
The Israel Defense Forces, in complete agreement...

The Israel Defense Forces, in complete agreement with the Government of Israel, find the Jewish Legion to be revolting, an obstacle to any future peace with our neighbors and a group of Rambo...
Forum: Army Related Forum 02-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,464
Posted By rafi
How are those recruitment quotas coming along?

Short, sweet and hysterical

Sergeant, why isn't my weapon firing?


...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 02-22-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By rafi
Judea, that was an outstanding post! ...

Judea, that was an outstanding post!

:333:
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 02-15-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By rafi
Ironically, you are not eligible for MAHAL. ...

Ironically, you are not eligible for MAHAL.

It is an abbreviation that means "Volunteers from Outside of Israel".
You cannot volunteer for the IDF because you are required to serve and...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 02-01-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By rafi
I appreciate your sharing your story, it is an...

I appreciate your sharing your story, it is an important part of being accepted. And I am personally greatful you understood my tone and why.

Family connections in the IDF are of limited...
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