Friday, September 22, 2017


This is coolbert:

For some reason these are the type of images I like!

Yemeni insurgents old and new. The proverbial motley crew but very dangerous and not to be underestimated under any circumstances. In a fifty year period armaments have changed but the person wielding the weapon not so much.

To the images:

Yemeni tribesmen circa 1960's loyal to their king and in opposition to the rebels [Republicans] during the North Yemen Civil War. Thanks to the Internet web site SOFREP for the image. Yemeni tribesmen noted for their marksmanship and sharpshooting skills.

Houthi rebels from that current conflict in Yemen. Bolt-action rifles replaced with AK. As can be seen in this image a well-dressed Yemeni always carrying his jambiya [dagger]. I doubt marksmanship and sharpshooting skills have diminished that much in the interim and hardly dare to place myself in a position to find out! No combat boots needed either.


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