Tuesday, June 27, 2006

NYT Published Illustrated How-To-Kill-Marines Guide Earlier This Year

Lest we forget the species of scum who labor on al Qaeda's behalf at the New York Times, here's a gem from January of this year, helpfully supplied for the edification of jihadis in Iraq, pointing out exactly where they need to shoot our Marines in order to score a kill:
The ceramic plates in vests currently worn by the majority of military personnel in Iraq cover only some of the chest and back. In at least 74 of the 93 fatal wounds that were analyzed in the Pentagon study of marines from March 2003 through June 2005, bullets and shrapnel struck the marines' shoulders, sides or areas of the torso where the plates do not reach.
For illiterate terrorist insurgents, the Gray Lady helpfully supplied this PDF file, from the same SECRET Pentagon report, complete with illustrations pointing out the vulnerable areas.