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To: pabianice

I've seen this video several times. What I don't understand is why these guys were putting a "weapon" in the field? What good would it do there? Was it actually an explosive that would be detonated once a car drove by?

Also - it's simply amazing at how those guys just vanish into thin air when shot.


16 posted on 01/04/2006 7:54:03 AM PST by GianniV
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To: GianniV
I've seen this video several times. What I don't understand is why these guys were putting a "weapon" in the field? What good would it do there? Was it actually an explosive that would be detonated once a car drove by?

My guess is that they're 'stashing' a weapon to either prevent it being discovered at a roadblock, or for someone else's later retrieval and use. Emplacing a 'mechanical ambush' or IED takes some time and we'd be more likely to see a man or two crouched down in one spot for a period of time, doing some delicate work- if that were the case. And- it's way too far off of the road to be an IED.

24 posted on 01/04/2006 8:00:57 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: GianniV

At the beginning of the clip, the driver of the small pickup pulls an RPG out of the cab and runs it into the field, where he hides it in the furrows until the guy on the tractor can pick it up.


31 posted on 01/04/2006 8:07:47 AM PST by jonascord ("As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!")
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To: GianniV
Looked more like a grenade launcher being delivered to a field hand. Obviously, these 'insurgents' didn't exactly have a plan - Looks like they were a little confused, now they don't need to concern themselves further.
49 posted on 01/04/2006 8:17:40 AM PST by TCats
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To: GianniV
Oldie but goodie ... and it's an Apache not an AC-130.

" ... vanish into thin air when shot".

"Vanish"? How about "splattered". :-)

94 posted on 01/04/2006 9:09:39 AM PST by manwiththehands (Repeal the 17th Amendment. Now.)
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