YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

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YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by Fat Cat » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:07 pm

Interesting article about YAMAM antiterrorism unit in Israel. Some folks might be interested.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10 ... -operation

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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by johno » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Worthwhile read. Interesting that a police unit would become Israel's top anti-terrorist team. Although probably every member is former military.
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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by nafod » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:39 pm

johno wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Worthwhile read. Interesting that a police unit would become Israel's top anti-terrorist team. Although probably every member is former military.
GSG-9 is police too, in Germany.
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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:28 pm

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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by Sua Sponte » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Vanity Fair got this exclusive?

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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by Sangoma » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 pm

Sua Sponte wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Vanity Fair got this exclusive?
It makes more sense than it seems: Vanity Fair covers things at face value, so to speak, and will not attempt to uncover other, shady sides of an organization like this. This is coffee table journalism, not truly investigative kind.
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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by johno » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:58 pm

Only in a tiny country like Israel could a unit in wheeled vehicles beat airborne units to the scene.

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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by Fat Cat » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:41 am

Sangoma wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 pm
Sua Sponte wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Vanity Fair got this exclusive?
It makes more sense than it seems: Vanity Fair covers things at face value, so to speak, and will not attempt to uncover other, shady sides of an organization like this. This is coffee table journalism, not truly investigative kind.
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Nah, I kid. It's not true investigative journalism, but understandably so given the topic. I did find it interesting enough to share.
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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by johno » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:04 am

I fucked YaMam.
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Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:33 pm

heh
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