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Call of Duty Ghost skull-mask worn in Mali by French soldier causes uproar
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 23, 2013 | David Boroff

Posted on 01/23/2013 12:01:17 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper

Photographs of a French soldier apparently mimicking a character from the popular and violent video game Call of Duty are causing a stir around the world.

In the photos, the unidentified soldier can be seen wearing a skeleton mask and a bandana, making him look eerily similar to the popular character Ghost from Call of Duty.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; france; frenchtroops; mali

1 posted on 01/23/2013 12:01:23 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

...And who is objecting to this, those guys that force their multiple brides to wear complete masks ?


2 posted on 01/23/2013 12:03:59 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Berlin_Freeper
What a bunch of pansies to cry over this crap. Soldiers are supposed to strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. It actually can serve to save lives, because an enemy that drops his rifle and runs away in fear is one you might not need to waste a bullet on.

Besides, the Navy Seals approve:


3 posted on 01/23/2013 12:05:46 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Looks like excellent psy-ops to me.

Are the media aware that this soldier was sent there to kill people?


4 posted on 01/23/2013 12:06:07 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

People object to SCARING the folks they’re about to KILL...?

Do you see what a huge chasm exists between protectors and the protected..?

This is astonishing. It’s the same as in Gulf War 1, where presstitutes objected to chalk slogans adorning bombs about to be dropped on Saddam.

“You can’t handle the truth...!!”


5 posted on 01/23/2013 12:07:59 PM PST by gaijin
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To: UCANSEE2
This is SO friggin' RIGHT ON !!!

I had no idea what this mask was (I don't play the game), but if I was a French soldier, I'd learn enough muzzie talk to clearly say, "I'm your virgin, honey ... c'mon now ... let's get it ON !!"

6 posted on 01/23/2013 12:07:59 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Good Lord! You wouldn't want to frighten the enemy you're trying to kill.

I say bring in the bagpipers as well and make the filthy islamofascist's lives a living - soon to be dying - hell.

7 posted on 01/23/2013 12:10:31 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"We will cut off the head of any soldiers wearing masks."


8 posted on 01/23/2013 12:11:08 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: SampleMan

It is the French, we can’t be sure.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 12:11:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

could be worse. could be a helen thomas mask.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 12:11:08 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Photobucket http://budk.com/product/Apparel/Facemasks/ABS-Military-Skeletal-Soldier-Full-Face-Mask/pc/3006/c/0/sc/3018/174665.uts
11 posted on 01/23/2013 12:14:59 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Kind of looks like our own SWAT team members.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 12:16:06 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Let me be first to condemn those violent video games. :~)


13 posted on 01/23/2013 12:16:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: knarf

The only problem I see here is that only one French soldier was wearing the mask. Should be all of them.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 12:17:27 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

now THAT’s funny!


15 posted on 01/23/2013 12:20:10 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Photo from Mali: "No masks allowed! And no assault weapons!"


16 posted on 01/23/2013 12:28:21 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Boogieman

They don’t actually wear them on missions for a number of reasons.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 12:28:43 PM PST by jjm2111
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Ligthen up Francis”

- sgt Hulka


18 posted on 01/23/2013 12:30:03 PM PST by tm61 (Election 2012: we find it IS possible, to polish a turd.)
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To: Boogieman

You do know this is a picture of life like toys, right? Not real people.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 12:31:37 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m up to LT General in COD:MW and 5th level of Prestige in COD:W@W


20 posted on 01/23/2013 12:31:51 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh my goodness. The soldiers frightened those poor terrorists before they blew them to hell.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 12:32:53 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Kewl!


22 posted on 01/23/2013 12:35:23 PM PST by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

23 posted on 01/23/2013 12:35:25 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

24 posted on 01/23/2013 12:51:23 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (SOS)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Colonel Kilgore approves. Scares the shit outta the muzzies. Abul don’t surf.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 12:53:24 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: All

I am not and will not be joining into the cult of death; death worship. Our soldiers, our military cannot be about death, it is about protecting life.

I see death worshipped through-out USA and it is part of what is wrong. Skull and bones, no fear...

When USA military has enough death worshipping in place, they will be ready to kill US patriots; you may mark my words. USA was founded on a spirit of life, not death. We are commanded to love God with all of our heart, mind and stregth. Love so strong that we _fear_ doing anything outside of his will.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 12:54:57 PM PST by veracious
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To: veracious

um, no.

Our military is about killing people, breaking their stuff, and denying them territory.

They do that in order to end conflict in their AO (area of operation).

Our military is **NOT** about ‘protecting’. They may have a MISSION to do that, but they accomplish their missions by closing with and KILLING the enemy and breaking their stuff.

Happy to also engage you theologically on this topic as well. God is a loving AND just God. He is not just about love. We are instruments of His will - when that will is about love, and when it is about justice.

God Himself has destroyed people - i.e., killed them. HE has also commanded His people and/or empowered His people to win military victories ... which were notably deadly and destructive.

Can’t go there with you. You are of course welcome to your opinion. FReerepublic is like that.


27 posted on 01/23/2013 1:03:42 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

So, the objection isn’t that Activision’s copyright is being violated, but that a French soldier is trying to terrify his enemies?


28 posted on 01/23/2013 1:05:07 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“This image is not representative of action by France in Mali.”

Considering the French soldiers are out to kill all the insurgents who choose to oppose them then I'd say the mask is very representative of the actions of France in Mali.

29 posted on 01/23/2013 1:06:39 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: veracious
When USA military has enough death worshipping in place, they will be ready to kill US patriots; you may mark my words. USA was founded on a spirit of life, not death.

Writing in the style of an Iranian? Good one. LOL

30 posted on 01/23/2013 1:06:46 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?... freeper Red Badger)
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To: veracious

LOL! SRSLY?


31 posted on 01/23/2013 1:15:37 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

32 posted on 01/23/2013 1:15:40 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: veracious

Soldiers have been doing things like this to make themselves appear fearsome since the days when they fought with heavy sticks.


33 posted on 01/23/2013 1:16:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Anybody know what weapon the soldier is holding?


34 posted on 01/23/2013 1:17:12 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What a great idea! Kudos to the unknown soldier.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 1:18:53 PM PST by Roses0508
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To: Boogieman

Bitchin!


36 posted on 01/23/2013 1:19:18 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yeah? And?

http://www.opsgear.com/index/page/product/product_id/4535/product_name/Coolmax+Skeleton+Balaclava+Extreme


37 posted on 01/23/2013 1:28:09 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: veracious

I would lovingly place .308 rounds through muzzie heads to savage their ranks, be a part of the solution with all that is wrong with Allah worshipers and spare any more American lives.


38 posted on 01/23/2013 1:39:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Pretty damn sweet looking!


39 posted on 01/23/2013 1:42:04 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: TurboZamboni
could be worse. could be a helen thomas mask.

Hey, whoa, whoa, WHOA here! There are international laws about unnecessary cruelty, y'know.

40 posted on 01/23/2013 1:47:19 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: All

I’ll restate my position. I am all for killing when it is time to kill. I understand what war is.

I am not about worshipping death. In ancient Israel, thru to today as far as I know, they did not celebrate the killing of their enemies. It is somber work, even if it had to be done. All of those fallen were made in the image of YHVH.


41 posted on 01/23/2013 2:01:12 PM PST by veracious
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To: cripplecreek
Soldiers have been doing things like this to make themselves appear fearsome since the days when they fought with heavy sticks.

No kidding, just think Indian war paint.

42 posted on 01/23/2013 2:49:46 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: veracious
I am all for killing when it is time to kill.

There's something to be said for trying to scare the $#!+ out of the enemy, so that killing is not needed ...

43 posted on 01/23/2013 2:52:26 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mathews

Yes, I noticed something off about it after I posted it. Don’t they actually use those though? I remember seeing them in photos of SEALs before.


44 posted on 01/23/2013 3:03:37 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Inyo-Mono

My grandfather had some photos from WWII Europe and a couple were of some special forces types who had just come from behind enemy lines. They had things like skull and crossbones painted on their helmets and things like fangs painted on their faces.

Apparently their mission had been more to inspire fear than inflict real damage. In fact they wanted to be seen so they looked for enemies in small groups. Kill 1, 2, or 3 and leave the 4th wounded and unarmed so he would have a story to tell.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 3:03:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jjm2111

Well, I think the French should adopt with them. They can use all the help they can get in reversing their reputation as surrender monkeys. Out with the beret, in with the skull mask!


46 posted on 01/23/2013 3:06:51 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: veracious
Someone should tell the Navy then:

and the Special Forces:

and the Force Recon:


47 posted on 01/23/2013 3:19:11 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: andyk

“Kind of looks like our own SWAT team members.”

Our tough-guy SWAT teams kill dogs, cats, babies and children. When confronted with men, they run under rocks.


48 posted on 01/23/2013 4:48:07 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Am I supposed to accept anything for a reporter, who thinks that an AMX 10 RC wheeled reconnaissance vehicle and tank destroyer is a tank?
49 posted on 01/23/2013 4:54:27 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Boogieman

None I ever met.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 2:27:51 AM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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