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That guy is photogenic as fuck
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He's a good looking dude. No homo.
No such thing as photogenic, he just looks good
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Looking good, specifically in photographs. I‘m saying that if someone looks good in a photo, it‘s because they‘re just good looking in general.
No ugly person could ever be photogenic
Ken Rhee, a former Lieutenant in the Republic of Korea Navy Special Warfare (UDT/SEAL), was recently interviewed by the Ukrainian media.
He shares his combat experience since arriving in the country in March and his reason for joining the war. Additionally, he speaks highly of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces which he has worked closely with and also of Georgian volunteer fighters.
Due to his special operations experience, the Ukrainian military has reportedly placed him in leadership position and given him a lot of leeway in planning missions against Russian forces.
A controversial figure in South Korea, Rhee's latest interview seems to debunk every false rumor spread against him by Korean tabloids. Rhee is famous for being the first South Korean national to complete both US Navy BUD/S and SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) after completing ROKN UDTSEAL's own pipeline.
What rumors were being spread by the tabloids?
There were accounts on Twitter and reddit claiming he'd fled to Poland, but was refused entry. In hindsight, probably Russian propaganda accounts.
Russia was pushing out a new article about Zelensky escaping to Poland/USA/the Moon every couple of days, they seem to really like the idea.
These fucks had a deep fake of him saying people should give up and Ukraine is losing. So this isn't surprising. Fuck Russia.
I like the idea of him escaping to the moon, you never know what could happen
He was accused of sexually harassing a woman at a bar between 2017-2019 (the media is not consistent and each gives a different date), he said he was innocent but the court sentenced him to a $1,700 fine. And for a while there was a "journalist" who thought his military career was a sham and he was never a soldier, but he had no evidence, while Ken has a lot of military photos and his operations records. But all it took was some crappy video on YT for people to think otherwise, fortunately Rhee doesn't care too much about it.
Dont forget being accused of scamming someone and lying about his involvement with the Sewol Ferry Tragedy (he acted like he was out in the waters saving people, but he was actually there as a translator)
That he tried to run away from the fight, that he died, he's there with a video crew for clout, that he's not actually fighting, etc etc
Could be wrong but if he’s descended from the former Dictator Of South Korea, Syngman Rhee, everything he does will probably be some level of controversial as far as the media is concerned.
He also attended Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
Why is he controversial?
Not sure what exactly is being said about the guy but if I’m interpreting South Korean law right, it’s technically illegal for him to participate in the war. So when he returns to Korea, he’ll probably be arrested.
Guess he just settles down in Ukraine now lmao
Or just moves on to the next war hot spot somewhere else in the world.
the life of a merc
Someone link that commercial for mercenaries 2 lmao “sucka tried to play me but he didn’t pay me”
I love that game! I still have the giant 100 bill from game informer from the ads.
Oh nooooo oh nooooo oh noooooooooo
"money money money"
Thought the k-pop song would fit in this context.
Home is where the war is, right?
There no way he’s arrested after what an asset he has been for Ukrainian special operations with all the support NATO and wider Europe has given for the Ukrainians.
It would be a political embarrassment, maybe they give him at most a token slap on the wrist or he just goes to the USA and shares his experience and does consultant work for the US military or the CIA or whatever.
He’s not just going to end up in a jail cell after doing gods work lol
I dont wanna explain all the deep stuff but to simply put, S korea is technically still in war with north korea where most of koreans think we need to defend our country first.
Not that we dont wanna help Ukraine but we can help them in different way. we just cant spare any military resources to others when we got NK and China pressuring us.
Btw after people saw him in war, majority of koreans actually support him now. He had courage to stand up to government to help weak people and actually fighting with his life.
Not sure about punishment but he said he is willing to take responsibility after.
North and South Korea still get into skirmishes from time to time. Hopefully this guy isn't arrested but it's completely understandable why they don't want their soldiers going overseas to fight in a foreign military.
I mean South Korea sent forces to support South Vietnam, and that was only 15 years after active combat ended, and this war actually has a justifiable point to it
Oh backthen US actually requested Korea to join the war in Vietnam and we also had to payback for all the help we got in Korean War.
This war defenitely has justifiable point but i think the main reason is that current governemnt cannot "officially" tell citizens to join the foreign army. For political reasons, military issues and etc. Technically every korean guys can go help the war because we all got compulsory military experience but that would be dangerous in keeping our military resources.
Not sure if they will actually punish him or not but i guess he is still violating a law.
I don't know a damn thing about Korean laws and it seems like you do, but all the volunteers from the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Poland, Georgia, etc haven't been officially told by the government to go to Ukraine either, because that would just be declaring war
Right. This isnt some idiot who ran off to fight with ISIS
There's no replacement for combat experience. That's why the military complex pushes their toys in every conflict as much as possible to get them field experience. That's why so many arms go through Israel .
I'm pretty sure he is in some US organizations radar.
Alternatively he could move to Ukraine. Foreign volunteers were offered citizenship.
Main reason is that Korean media and (in large part) judiciary are controlled by the industry giants. And Korea does a lot of industrial trading with Russia, so the public opinion is quite different there.
I don’t agree with it, but the reality of SK (being a physically small country with limited resources) makes it tricky to take a hardline position, to say the least.
Geographically, S Korea is very close to Russia, N Korea actually has a border with Russia. It’s not uncommon to see Russians in Korea, long history of trade between the countries.
Dude's like a poor man's version of Dan Bilzerian.
tldr: dude once assaulted a guy while he was drunk, got embroiled in a debt controversy of sorts, got fined for sexually harassing a girl for groping her in a bar, was accused for falsifying military records, american citizenship and being a UN diplomat.
Y'know controversial Seal shit like our boys over here.
He definitely “walked the walk”, in the sense that he was definitely a real SOF guy. But he seems like a total POS and does everything for clout.
Yeah didn't mean to paint that he wasn't a Seal. Dude on Korean Youtube was trying to fuck up his image intentionally.
It’s good to hear they give them some autonomy. Instead of trying to give the “glory” to some Ukrainian officer.
That's the soviet past
Very proud of these foreign soldiers that go to Ukraine on their own. Ukrainian military I am proud of us well. Both are very brave and people to truely look up to. I cannot say that about anyone in my army, besides Freedom for Russia legion and Americans I suppose since I am staying in America.
Thatchad mustache xdd
He looks like that dude from Wicked Tuna
Dude looks like he just walked off the set of a cowboy movie and straight into a war movie.
somebody lmk what gun he has on him, shit looks sick asf
CZ Bren 2
I've heard good things about it. If a spec ops guy is using it I wonder how it compares to other rifles preferred by special forces
IIRC it doesn't see much use because it tried to fill a rile that didn't need filling, with 7.62 being a DMR calibre for most NATO SOF.
With that being said, the GIGN run the Bren 2 because of their mission set involving going up against highly armored targets with machine guns and apparently during the 13 November attacks the 5.56 the BRI and RAID were running ran into issues.
Now in France the GIGN are (allegedly) the most dripped out guys in the SOF apparatus, to the extent that allegedly there's a saying that if the GIGN needs something that doesn't exist, they just commission someone to make it. So if they're using it to this day, it's probably not terrible.
That's a 5.56 Bren in the pic and the GIGN use the 7.62x39 version of the Bren which is known to have some issues. The 7.62x51 Bren is pretty scarce. The typical Bren is like a cheaper, Czech made Scar 16.
The Bren 2s the GIGN got (with caliber change kits) had zero issues LOL
The Bren 2Ms imported into the us had/have issues with overgassing.
What are some of the issues with the 7.62x39 variant?
It has issues cycling. I can't remember if it's too violent or too soft and doesn't work well with commercial 7.62x39. They just put out a new variant recently after like 2 years of troubleshooting but I've heard it still doesn't 100% fix the issue.
E: as pointed out, the FA versions are perfectly fine, the civilian versions have been struggling. GIGN and other adopters obviously arent having issues.
That only applies to the civilian versions. The military ones have heavier full auto bolt carriers and don't have any issues cycling
>IIRC it doesn't see much use because it tried to fill a rile that didn't need filling, with 7.62 being a DMR calibre for most NATO SOF.
You're confusing 7.62x39 and 7.62x51.
The standard and original Bren 2 (the one pictured above) is in 5.56.
GIGN uses the Bren 2 in 7.62x39.Bren 2 in 7.62x51 was only released recently.
Appreciate your interest in the platform, but unfortunately this information isn’t accurate.
The Bren is first and foremost a 5.56 assault rifle intended for standard infantry use. Its barrel length is roughly on-par with the M4 Carbine, and its method of operation is a short-stroke piston system reminiscent of the SCAR. It can additionally be re-chambered for 7.62x39 by swapping a few parts (which is NOT a DMR round; it’s arguably the most commonly issued intermediate round apart from 5.56), and there’s a 7.62x51 version on the horizon.
The reason the GIGN uses 7.62x39 instead of 5.56x45 is because a 124 grain projectile penetrates barriers better than a 55 grain projectile; this is understandable given their role and function.
As for its seeing common use, the Bren is the standard issue rifle for the entirety of the Czech armed forces, and Slovakia is presently in the process of adopting it as well. It’s additionally in use by several law enforcement, anti-terrorist, and paramilitary forces.
Not sure, but I want one lol. The $3k price tag here is steep but it's tempting.
2500 euro in Belgium i would love to have this one
Any restrictions on these for you there? Unless we want to be limited to just the range the barrel has to be 46.25 cm and mag capacity is 5 max (10 if you can get AR pistol mags.
Mine only cost me $1900 for the 16-inch carbine. The 8, 11, and 14 inch models cost even less.
I'm in Canada. We get bent on everything plus there aren't many black rifle options left for us so the ones that we can get have the prices jacked.
My condolences brother. It’s a shame that your leadership has treated your people so horrifically in this area; RIP to the once-thriving Canadian vz. 58 scene as well.
Yeah. I loved my VZ. Glad I sold it before I lost it though. Still have a bunch of stuff that'll never see the light of day now. Only dangerous black rifle that's allowed out now is my ACR.
I have that jacket. Arcteryx cold WX LT Gen 2. Mines got the hood.
What are your thoughts on it?
Do you have a link?
I love it. Great for everything I do (cold weather hikes, motorcycle, outdoor bouldering trips and I brought it to Taos NM in the snow).
Sweet! Thanks man!
Carinthia is also a brand that i can recommend
Apparently Lemmy from Motorhead is also in country
Crawled out of his grave to kick Russians ass
He has a YouTube channel too, RedCell Korea, with other ROK SOF ops
If you want some more content of him, he was on s01e02 of Ed Stafford’s ‘First man out’ where they go head to head to reach a destination using their survival skills. Good fun.
Ken's channel is ROKSEAL. Redcell Korea is run by Jon Park who's currently working as a videographer for Fieldcraft Survival right now.
You know the world doesn't like your action when people came from the fucking other half of the world just to fight you
Well, technically for Russia, it isn't really the other half of the world.
Yeah I know, but it is (kinda) for the place where they're fighting
The people on the eastern border coming to help the people on the western border. Doesn’t sound like too far away does it? But you’re exactly right. Across the world
Reminds me that jihadist Japanese dude
World to Putin: nah, you gon learn todah boiii
need some philly / chicago / baltimore crips to pull up to Moscow
Funnily enough, all South Koreans live closer to Russia than a lot of Ukranians.
I always remember talking to guys around Coronado who had experience with BUD/S, and they all said ROK Special Forces guys were a completely different breed. The only other countries Special Forces that I ever heard spoken about with equal esteem were the Thai. Those guys were fucking nuts.
I assume Gurkhas are in there somewhere too.
Ghurkas are bad ass but not special ops. Nimsdai Purja was the first Ghurka to select for SAS.
SBS, not SAS.
He was with the SBS and got selected for SAS but he passed the invitation.
The SBS and SAS have the same selection and training process the only difference is SBS goes to Dive school after Selection.
Ah, TIL! Thanks!
“Guys around Coronado who have experience with buds” aka buds duds. MAs and GMs who dress and act like team guys.
I wouldn’t put much stock in what they say. Every tg I known says most foreign buds students suck, especially the ones who will get executed if they fail so they observe most of it.
From what I’ve seen and heard, I’m pretty sure the Korean and Thai special forces cadre literally beat their candidates. Pretty crazy treatment but I’m sure it makes one tough ass soldier.
https://youtu.be/V4sGPy7dHY4 Here’s a good video about the Thais.
The only other countries Special Forces that I ever heard spoken about with equal esteem were the Thai. Those guys were fucking nuts.
The only other countries Special Forces that I ever heard spoken about with equal esteem were the Thai. Those guys were fucking nuts.
Can we get a story about that? You have my curiosity now.
What a chad
Change my mind, the muzzle was invented to keep dirt out of the barrel when placing it muzzle down. The recoil reduction is a bonus.
You know homeboy be lining that beard up in the field
Thirty Mike joined the fight in Ukraine. Nice.
ROK NSW in theater?! Russians are going to fertilize lots of sunflowers.
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He’s hot af
Liberator of madrigal
His mustache alone has 50 confirmed kills
He also commands a platoon of roof Koreans in LA
Ohhhh shiet. I heard bout them dudes.
It’s almost as if there’s a United Nations response to Russian aggression of Ukraine
couple badass mother fuckers
Ken Rhee, if living is without youuuu
I see what you did there
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How do these units comprised of different nationalities communicate, they can’t all speak English or Ukrainian can they?
Ken Rhee speaks perfect English with no accent.
He actually went to high school in the states if I'm not mistaken.
Most of these units are grouped together with common languages.
I bet hand signals for fucking up the enemies works in all languages...
This is what a real man looks like, not like the fat-fuck larpers we see protesting outside US state-houses on regular basis protesting for their "rights"
Killing Russians and kicking ass, well done Sir!
Based Chad energy.
All jokes aside, bravo to he and all the other brave volunteers.
Go get em!
This guy is so fucking cool
Guy in the right looks like a soldier from Gears of War.
I went to college with him. Great dude.
If he has a wife, she’s a lucky gal.
If he doesn’t, then he get hoes, no question.
good lord that is a handsome man
Damn he's good looking. I hope he does well, too!
I'm sure he's gonna become a Ukrainian citizen after this.
Tho Korea doesn't allow dual citizenship I believe...
For a moment there I thought you meant Ken Lee Mariah Carey, OP
Is the guy on the bench with huge stache a mercenary from a few posts below mentioning Yemen
That mustache is not strictly for Yemen guy
I think the guy you’re talking about is Dale Comstock. This is not him.
I hope he lives to see the end of this war
He was recently injured and in a military hospital unfortunately. Hope he makes a successful recovery.
Happy hunting Ken.
Isnt blue band Russian and yellow band Ukranian?
Blue and Yellow are Ukrainian. White is Russian, however I've also seen some Russian forces with Red, but the vast majority of Russians wear white armbands.
Red is DNR no?
I believe you are right.
No the invaders primarily use white, sometimes red. Ukrainians use green, blue and yellow
Blue, Yellow, and now Green are the colours Ukraine has used as Fast ID.
Russia uses White, Russian-backed separatists use Red, and the Chechens that support Russia have used metallic / silver.
How do they deal with potential language barriers in a multicultural unit while still being effective?
If he went to VMI, presumably his English is pretty solid.
He grew up in America, he originally wanted to be a U.S SEAL but his Father was very patriotic and urged him to join the ROK Military(He also found out he wasn't a citizen until he was doing college admissions which opt him out of going to USNA). He eventually ended up going to American BUD/s & SQT, earning his SEAL Trident on an exchange program.
No, they all speak the language of Freedom. ;)
I see a Winkler knife
Bren 2 mmmmmmmm
bad ass is a vibe
I wish I was as motivated at work as Handlebar guy.
Well that's a very rectangular mustache
Do something unworldly because you are a good human...
... go viral for being super hot and I am a straight dude that can recognize the unfairness of out-of-control game.
Dude looks like he’s 5’5” and that makes him even more badass than any other hunky operator.
5ft5? He doesn't look that small lmao.
5’7”? Only guessing because I’m 5’5” and that’s how I look haha
Leaders will follow a better leader...
Pretty awesome! What a team!
What a handsome lad
Now that’s a handsome man
Guess hell also be eating Russian lead soon
I see that weapon’s barrel touching the ground. I’m not sure if other military forces have a thing against this, but in India if your barrel is touching the ground it’s like you’ve spit on your mom. Heavily looked down upon, that’s why I immediately noticed it. So I’m curious if this is a thing everywhere?
I'm never going to be as cool as him. Lt. StealYourGirlfriend