Liberian Infantry Tactics Review

Upon quiet whiskey induced contemplation in the small hours of Saturday morning your humble correspondent had cause to reflect upon the days posting & the On This Day entry in particular which showed the British Army in action in both Afghanistan & Mesopotamia in the nineteenth & twentieth centuries on January 13th many years ago. Now, in 2006, the kit might have changed but the locations havent. So, with the help of a few more fingers of the dark stuff & reader Michael H who sent me this, today we can look at the infantry tactics utilised by some of our current prospective opposition.

The Images below were taken during the battle for the Liberian capital,  Monrovia, where local custom dictates that the use of a weapons sights is  strictly prohibited. Also prohibited are aiming, assuming a supported firing  position – in fact anything that might resemble anything that might constitute  marksmanship. Hip hop / rappa / gangsta poses are mandatory, as we will see.


Note this example of a perfect executed flamboyant sideways Glock Foh-Tay  running stance.


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Lethality is achieved by subjecting the target to a hosing down with  automatic fire, undirected artillery & mortars or attempting to lower the  intended targets moral with gesturing & aggressive hip-hop style dancing while  firing. Points & respec are awarded for artistic effort, original  interpretation, fearsome facial expressions & the gratuitous use of blue duct  tape (but more on that in the extended entry).


When undertaken FIBUA operations, most militia units will use the Soul Train infantry formation during the advance to contact

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Your average militiaman, upon coming under effective enemy fire, will swiftly  move to a suitable position & return accurate, well directed fire while waiting  for his platoon commander to assess the situation. The amazing height & style on  this one really impressed the judges.

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Once contact with the enemy has occurred & the platoon commander has assessed  the situation & formulated a plan, he will direct fire using tracer rounds & the  one handed overhead blind shot, to indicate the position of da brizzles over  thar.

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As fire teams start to fire & manoeuvre, suppressive fire will be provided by  a support section, often form the prone position – too bad that the mag spring  has blown out of the bottom of this beautifully blue-duct-taped God of War  magazine rig.

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Other platoon members such as this pair often use the difficult of  co-ordinate phat bammer swagger shooting stance while providing suppressive  fire.

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Note : this is the first photograph obtained by Western intelligence showing  evidence that the latest issue combat flip flops urban are now on general issue

Immediate actions if caught in the open during a firefight, will include  shouting Yo yo yo , fo shizzle gangsta 7

or adopting the effective hangin wit mee homies firing stance

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When moving to the assult phase, war cries are likely to include the much  feared gonna cap yo ass nigga

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& the ultilising specialists trained in the close quarters use of the feared  Ken Dodd-tickling stick-Uzi combo

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The nautical theme is ever popular as is seen by this militiaman wearing a  stylish Kapok life jacket. It wont stop a bullet but it sure looks Boo-yaa!

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Company support arms are frequently deployed at platoon level. Counter armour  capability is provided by RPG teams. Adopting the Phat Batman Begins firing  position is a new innovation but its bitchin hot, oh yeahhhh!

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Intervention of Fighter Ground Attack is countered by AAA specialists as is  shown here, adopting the homeless street person anti-aircraft position with  great precision.

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This gun team demonstrates the proper way to providing support fire in the  light role utilising the non-aiming duck-walk method, keeping at least five feet  of link trailing from the weapon at any given time. Note the suitably awe-struck  look on the faces of the onlooking posse respec.

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DISCLAIMER: Any similarities to rap stars, hippty hop hop practitioners &  gangstas of all races, ethnic origins & religions, living or dead, is purely  intentional.


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