Swift Security During Transit of Panama Canal

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Gregory Seigmund stands aft watch Nov. 11, 2010, on the high speed vessel Swift (HSV-2) during its transit through the Panama Canal. Swift is currently deployed in support of Southern Partnership Station 2010, an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams, U.S. Navy/Released)

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Gregory Seigmund stands aft watch Nov. 11, 2010, on the high speed vessel Swift (HSV-2) during its transit through the Panama Canal. Swift is currently deployed in support of Southern Partnership Station 2010, an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams, U.S. Navy/Released)

Is it Murdoc, or does every piece of gear that guy has, including the carbine and the BDUs, look like they were issues about ten minutes before the photo was taken?

Comments

  1. They still issue those circa-1980 mustaches? At least it matches the BDU camo that I thought had been phased out a couple years ago.

  2. Well, it IS Panama. Not much evil happening there lately.

    The company I work for is actually opening a factory there. It’s one of the lowest crime/least corrupt countries in South or Central America.

  3. True, the blue camo is just butt ugly no matter how you look at it. Bring back real Navy working clothes and let the camo be for boarding teams and such.

  4. Hmm look closely at that M2. That puppy has spent 99.9% of it’s time inside a humidity controlled arms room.

    Patrol in Panama with? Ammo belt exposed, a weapon in hand with an inserted magazine? Whoever staged this picture should go back to their drama school and get their money returned.

  5. Yea! 1980s mustache lookin’ dude! They could’ve used a near professional heroic lookin’ model, like me, for the photo op to give it some “pop”, instead of that other guy. Bah!!

      1. I am a huge Van Halen fan. But to be honest, this is one of my least favorite songs ever. But it did somehow seem appropriate…

        And as a child of the late 70’s / early 80’s, their outfits always made perfect sense to me!

  6. This is way off topic but Murdoc and his readers are usually into things like this. I am having a discussion with a guy about terrorism. We are discussing Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda. We know Hamas is in Gaza and Hezbollah is in Lebanon. Both of those groups have and will continue to attack Israel. Those groups have also hit American targets that were in Lebanon or Gaza, but I don’t think they have hit anything on our shores.

    Al Qaeda, has struck American targets including the USS Cole, the embassies in Africa and of course 9-11. Al Qaeda was fighting us in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    The question is this: has Al Qaeda ever hit Israel? And by Al Qaeda I am talking about the crew linked to bin laden. I know AQ is rather loosely organized and any jihadi wannabies in a basement with a computer can claim to be a new franchise. But in this case I am wondering whether verifiable, bin laden-linked guys have hit Israel. I figured they would have had to given Obama’s statements on the Palestinians.

  7. I remember this when it happened. http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/12/29/mideast.alqaeda.claim/index.html
    That was al-Zarqawi.
    And from today http://www.debka.com/article/9150/

    Not sure if you would consider them close to Osama or not, but zarqawi was rumored to be in close contact with the al qaeda upper commanders.

    Oh and Murdoc doesn’t have a very high opinion of our….opinions.

    “Over at Murdoc Online, I’ve been subjected to all sorts of harassment, ignorant commentary, and uninformed drivel about politics and the war. Here at GunPundit, though, most commenters are surprisingly rational.”

    HeHe thought I’d throw that in 🙂

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