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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    does wearing your baseball cap backwards win wars? this is basically tiktok chechen-tier

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was a different time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It wins wars if the goal of the war for every participant is to have the most guys with baseball caps worn backwards

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >this is basically tiktok chechen-tier
      Your stupidity is so apparent that it can't even be properly insulted

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's called an allusion, anon, obviously it's anachronistic, you're not as smart as you think you are.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >this level of zoomzoom speak
      Day of the Flack soon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i’m 32

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          pedo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >this is basically tiktok chechen-tier
      This picture was taken in late 2001 iirc. Dude belonged to SF reserve irrc.

      I might not like the fact since I was already an adult when the pic was taken, but at this point we need to call this: Retro or Vintage since it has been nearly a quarter of a century ago.

      Depending on how old you are you got no idea how FRICKHUGE the entire "Hobo SOF Look" was back then. And a lot of it was sparked by this exact picture (actually there was a complete series with pics from different angles)

      Up to at least 2005 the entire gun and .mil community was all about using civilian gear, wearing huge bumfighter beards and generally looking like they had slept in an alley under some trash bags.

      This was the time. The US military had to give specific orders that forced SOF units to get back into their issued uniforms and at least police their beards a little bit.

      If you see a dude nowadays who looks like he's in his late 30s or early 40s and he's still sporting a thick beard chances are somewhat realistic that he lived to see the OG craze - and probably hasn't shaved since Obama took office.

      >But WHY??
      Because they wanted to blend in into the sandBlack person populations and look less than members of a huge green mean machine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Pic related is another one that was very famous back in the days.
        And as some other anon stated here: Lots of the stuff we consider basic nowadays wasn't even invented back then or only arrived at the ass-end of the 00s or even the early 10s.
        For the timeframe before ca. 2005 this guy here was gucci as frick even tho he didn't have a Crane stock on his M4.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Or remember when everybody wore Mechanix gloves? This was because some pics showed SOF dudes in the early stages of GWOT wearing them.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This illustrates that a lot of milsurp is dogshit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Brutal beard mogging in this photo.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This illustrates that a lot of milsurp is dogshit.

            I'm this dude here (

            >this is basically tiktok chechen-tier
            This picture was taken in late 2001 iirc. Dude belonged to SF reserve irrc.

            I might not like the fact since I was already an adult when the pic was taken, but at this point we need to call this: Retro or Vintage since it has been nearly a quarter of a century ago.

            Depending on how old you are you got no idea how FRICKHUGE the entire "Hobo SOF Look" was back then. And a lot of it was sparked by this exact picture (actually there was a complete series with pics from different angles)

            Up to at least 2005 the entire gun and .mil community was all about using civilian gear, wearing huge bumfighter beards and generally looking like they had slept in an alley under some trash bags.

            This was the time. The US military had to give specific orders that forced SOF units to get back into their issued uniforms and at least police their beards a little bit.

            If you see a dude nowadays who looks like he's in his late 30s or early 40s and he's still sporting a thick beard chances are somewhat realistic that he lived to see the OG craze - and probably hasn't shaved since Obama took office.

            >But WHY??
            Because they wanted to blend in into the sandBlack person populations and look less than members of a huge green mean machine.

            )
            Serious question: Are you guys really that young? Have you never seen

            https://i.imgur.com/GpSiy5L.jpg

            Pic related is another one that was very famous back in the days.
            And as some other anon stated here: Lots of the stuff we consider basic nowadays wasn't even invented back then or only arrived at the ass-end of the 00s or even the early 10s.
            For the timeframe before ca. 2005 this guy here was gucci as frick even tho he didn't have a Crane stock on his M4.

            or heard about the Mechanix gloves craze?

            Honest injun: I don't wanna make fun of you. I just wanna find out how old I'm really are and how long I've been visiting this forsaken site.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I'm 30, I've seen this kind of stuff over the years, I just wanted to make a thread about it cos it's cool.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I wonder if the guy in OP's pic is still alive....are you him?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >....are you him?
                For a fraction of a second I wanted to shitpost and larp as him. But no I ain't.
                I was just 19 years old when the Twin Towers fell and had already a huge interest in /k/ related stuff.
                So I remember the era back then including all the printed magazines with the big-ass full-page photographs of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I wonder what he's up to these days...
                It's amazing how basic a lot of the military equipment issued back then was. They just made do with what they had. None of this endless obsessing about minutiae like all those guntuber homosexuals (who would probably just piss themselves if shit ever popped off)

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well, GWOT sure sparked the guccification, that's for sure. Back then SOF dudes were always the first ones who got all the shiny operator stuff. In that regard GWOT even defined the trend of giving SOF dudes a shitton of stuff no regular grunt will ever see, let alone get issued.
                SOF, for example, were the first guys who got rails, optics for ARs, WMLs, lasers the whole nine yards.
                >all those guntuber homosexuals (who would probably just piss themselves if shit ever popped off)
                Some of them have a .mil background. But yeah, in general lots of people rely too much on hardware these days.
                Just yesterday I got lots of flack here because I posted in a thread that I don't see a point in slide-mounted holosights/reddots for pistols.

                People are quick to call you a poorgay these days if you don't follow the latest gucci trends. Perhaps I'm becoming a boomer but I still think getting really good with what you got gives you a distinctive advantage.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Agree on reddots for pistols. Total meme.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It protects the back of your neck from sunburn. Lots of small precautions like that add up to winning a war.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >doesn't protect the front
        This is why America lost. Too much time spent covering your behinds

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >not fighting with your back to the sun

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    GOLEM GET YE GONE

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like a bum

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. beardlet

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
      >YOU CAN'T GROW ANY FACIAL HAIR BECAUSE...
      >BECAUSE YOU JUST CANT, OKAY?!?!?!?!!!!1

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. What's with the modern worship of nasty frickin beards?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have nothing against SF operators (even though the worship gets cringe sometimes), but wars have always been and probably always will be fought and won mainly by basic infantry grunts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >doesn't need fancy pants
      Whoever made this meme doesn't realize that all military clothing are "fancy".

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Your presumptuous OP and my suggestible mind makes me think he's cool. Before I just thought he was a guy with a gun

        Some more than others

        Posture is bullshit, does a panther have 'bad posture'?

        Ok Quasimodo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I always envied grunts because of the kit they got. I was a 2841 so I was basically chinese child labor in an ELMACO.
      >cries in getting out with VA disability, GI Bill, and EM job paying $30/hr plus OT.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What Makes Him So Cool?
    The fact that he is incredibly uncool.
    He looks like a hick, in short, with that unkempt face bush, fratboy cap, unnecessary wraparounds, wife beater, and ostentatious never-used knoife.
    He looks like the trashiest of white trash.
    And from a soldier's viewpoint, like the American version of a Congolese janjaweed militia, and likely as (in)effective.

    But looks are deceiving.

    That dude not only is in the Army, he's gone through Special Forces selection and training.
    He's achieved a certain level of approval above that of most ordinary joes.
    The black Sikorsky Chinook in the background and that arid, wretched, sandblown background highlights the fact that he's trained to use a wide variety of high-tech high-performance death-dealing equipment in the worst of environments.

    And what's more, he's proficient enough that he gets away with dressing like white trash. This contrast sends the image a level above anyone else in uniform, and emphasises that what you fantasise about, he lives.

    Same goes for James Bond - the captivating magic is in the contrast between his rich-cultured-playboy-with-trophy-model-on-his-arm appearance and his actual, deadly effectiveness as a licensed-to-kill spy.

    Except Beardman over here is real.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. based effort poster.
      Have a Millie.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Boy Millie sure is trying to remind everyone she''s not a little girl anymore isn't she

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          She never was...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What're you sayin'? She's a man?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      very insightful post

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shit posture keeps him from looking cool

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Posture is a meme.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ok hunchback of the internet

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hes old SOF from back before they all had instagrams, and hes on an operation that very nearly ended the GWOT before it started without a single conventional unit deployed; which is badass whether they succeeded or not. Some homosexuals try make his image into a poorgay pride thing because he isnt wearing cryes, apparently not realizing that they wouldnt be in circulation for another 5 years and that all the gear he does have (including the full getup he wears in other pics) is gucci for the time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I liked SOF a lot more when they were mysterious.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone tell me what he was? Delta?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He can't be a SEAL because he's not dead.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That was a worthwhile post.
        Not.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Taloquan, Northern Afghanistan, August 28th 2002. Soldier was kown as Cowboy. iirc he was with 19th or 20th SF, definetly a National Guard one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's honestly my favourite war related photo.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Here's another one. But OP's pic was the most famous one back then.
          https://scottnelson.photoshelter.com/image/I0000Tg82W3iKI18

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I know it's cringe to bring up vidya, but I could've sworn that one of the characters in 'Medal of Honor' (2010) was modelled on this dude.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You're right. All the bearded operator guys in vidya starting ca. 2005 were modelled on the hobo SOF guys.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Can US reserve SF be applied for off the street, or do you already have to in the Army to go on selection?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Other anons have said it but you basically had to be there at the right place and right time to understand the significance of this. It was the first time anyone had really seen what we think of as the “operator” type. When the concept of the military is clean shaven, standardized uniform, conventional forces, seeing this dude who looks like a Hells Angel was jarring. It pretty much was the catalyst for 20+ years of LARPing gays who wanted to get in on this. I know a lot of guys who were motivated to go SOF simply for things like “beard and gucci gear”.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a bad reason tho, who wouldn't want to look cool. Although I did prefer it when SOF were secretive, not podcasting homosexuals hawking Manscaped.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bad posture.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Posture is bullshit, does a panther have 'bad posture'?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homosexual wrist

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    really funny seeing this dude's farmer tanned regular ass man arms vs modern day larper roidmonkeys with sleeve tattoos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I feel that, I don't know why SOF units tolerate full sleeves, it's a fricking distinguishing mark! Hardly grey man, is it?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What Makes Him So Cool?
    How ragged everything is

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is that a watch or a compass on his wrist?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Compass, Suunto

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're into hobos? That's cool, it's 2024 after all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We need to reclaim beards from Reddit.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frick you, I liked it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're only a crack in this castle of glass, anon

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What Makes Him So Cool?
    His beard, obviously.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wearing a baseball cap backwards; and his beard is what makes him so cool.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These guys lost the war.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    antisemitism

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I know a guy who looks exactly like this, he's still b***hing about the time a single Type 63 rocket landed within 1500ft of his position.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the bad posture and backwards baseball cap, it makes him look like one of the cool teenagers who hung out at the skatepark and made fun of me when I walked past as a chubby 9 year old.

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