At 1/15/07 07:32 PM, chocolate-penguin wrote:
At 1/15/07 07:28 PM, Acerbic wrote:
I would join the army if it ment I could walk in the line of fire and not get hurt.There has been at every point of the war in Iraq, 120,000 troops. only about 3,000 have died.
Think of the look on a terrorist's face when he guns you down, only for you to get back up and walk slowly towards him. He panics, shooting every round he can it you. But you just keep walking and walking, untill you get right up to his face and quietly say:
"Please, don't do that k?"
then theres a bunch that have been switched out or are on leave. None have been there the whole time. Only about .650 of the troops in Iraq have died, and that is throughought the whole course of the war, start to finish. Most are just roadside bombs.
Over 1.5 million Americans have served in Iraq including all the rotations. So a fatality rate of 3000 is so fucking low, with a casualty (non-lethal injury rate including accidents, disease and so forth, even spranged ankles are included) of around only 20,000.
Therefore US military personnel only have a 1 in 75 chance of getting injured. And a 1 in 500 chance of getting killed.
That is the lowest casualty rate in such a large-scale war IN HISTORY!!!
Yet due to the media presentation of Iraq, and the emotional response people get from overly negative coverage and propaganda, the Iraq war is considered to be just a massive slaughter. Meanwhile, both the military and civilian deaths in Sudan and Somalia in the past 4 years have been MUCH higher, but nobody really pays attention to that, they just want to focus on Iraq so they can exploit the situation for political gain.
With that said, only around 400 troops have died from small arms (RPGs, grenades, snipers, machine guns, assault rifles) and most of which were snipers.
The enemy has almost NEVER actually fought US troops in an actual gun battle, but when they have they get obliterated and US casualties are very low. The vast majority of combat deaths in Iraq are from snipers, booby-traps, and IEDS. The enemy cannot actually fight US troops, its as simple as that, they can only hide in holes in the ground and use civilian disguises, civilian human shields, and concealed explosives to kill our boys.
The vast majority of deaths and injuries all together are IEDS against US troops on patrol or at checkpoints.
So If a suit like this worked against IEDs, that would be fucking great. But a completely bulletproof suit isn't really needed, and isn't WANTED if it adds much weight. Because our soldiers and marines are more combat effective due to their mobility, not their body armor.
But to be quit honest, that suit is shit. Its just a silly prototype made by a guy with a vivid imagination. There are so many problems and unanswered questions regarding that suit that its just a laugh.
I doubt most troops would want to wear that shit in Iraq.