September 27, 2005

Don't Mess With This Guy

Here is a picture of a Lebanese cop. (The people behind him appear to be under arrest and don't want their pictures taken.)

lebanese cop.jpg

(Via Raja at Lebanese Bloggers.)

Posted by Michael J. Totten at September 27, 2005 02:57 PM
Comments

You know they mean business when they have bipods on their guns.

Posted by: Carlos at September 27, 2005 03:14 PM

Way back when, I would have said that's a Sov RPK light machine gun. I don't know what acronym they hang on the current issue, though.

Give that guy a guitar and he'd fit right in a blues band, wouldn't he?

Posted by: TmjUtah at September 27, 2005 05:43 PM

TmjUtah,

I'm thinking Death Metal band, actually.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 27, 2005 05:51 PM

Michael -

I like the changes to the photo and header on your site. I'll be stopping in from time-to-time. Have a great stay in Lebanon.

- Greg ("Eight Iron," formerly "Didsbury")

Posted by: Eight Iron at September 27, 2005 06:16 PM

Point taken, Michael.

Posted by: TmjUtah at September 27, 2005 07:59 PM

Actually, I think the the guy behind him, who has the weapon that is actually usable in those close quarters is a more significant threat. The guy with the sniper rifle shouldn't be anywhere near living suspects, especially since they do not have restraints on at least one arm. This means that he could have the weapon taken away from him and returned in such a way as to require a gunsmith and a proctologist to retrieve.

Also, he is exposing his arms to the sun, whatever he has to dive for cover on, and low penetration shrapnel that long sleeves would protect him from. This indicates that he is more interested in being "fashion forward" than he is in engaging in repeated firefights or even long hides looking for targets. While black may go with everything, it is not the best shade for endurance trials in the middle-east. The downside of his fashion sense is that he may not have the capacity to wait for a peaceful resolution and could start shooting because he was too tired.

So you're right, he is not anybody you want to mess with...but not why you think so.

Posted by: Patrick Lasswell at September 27, 2005 11:22 PM

Patrick Lasswell is right. This guy is useless.

These guys are all about looks, and have no idea how to handle a hostile situation.

Posted by: lebanon.profile at September 28, 2005 03:46 AM

hey,

I didn't call him the "Gucci Cop" for nothing!!!

Posted by: raja at September 28, 2005 05:34 AM

Hunter Thompson lives!

Posted by: Lee J. Cockrell at September 28, 2005 10:05 AM

If he's a cop why is he carrying a sniper rifle? Is he going to arrest somebody from 1,000 yards away?

Posted by: Lauro at September 28, 2005 07:24 PM

In other photos of the guy, it looks like a light machine, but i have no idea why he has the scope on.

Posted by: Hassan at September 29, 2005 01:25 AM

In other photos of the guy, it looks like a light machine gun, but i have no idea why he has the scope on.

Posted by: Hassan at September 29, 2005 01:26 AM

He looks like some guy that might host an AM talk radio show in the U.S. And I get the distinct impression that there is no Lebanese equivalent of Miranda.

Posted by: Zacek at September 29, 2005 01:59 PM

Looks like Michael Savage without the mephisto.

Posted by: Lauro at September 29, 2005 11:32 PM
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