Skip to comments.Leave EOD to the Experts
Posted on 02/13/2008 5:48:35 AM PST by pabianice
Why you should leave EOD to the experts. Why you should leave EOD to the experts. Filmed by an Apache aircrew at a safe distance.
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I can’t watch the whole thing ping.
I shut it down halfway because I do not wish to see our brave troops blown up. Hopefully that did not happen, but I don’t need the image stuck in my mind if it did.
I watched it...but after the four-man total-body *KB* over the bomb, it’s pretty boring. :-)
Ah. I thought it was our guys. I should have know it was hajis.
Allah’s will, baby...
According to the video, no coalition forces involved. Only “volunteer militia.”
Thus, I did not know if this video had a happy or sad ending, but I assume it is a happy one.
Radio traffic calls them volunteer militia- our side.
Well, I learned something, if someone buries a 155 in the middle of Sepulveda, I’m letting the CHP take care of it, I’m not getting out my AK and entrenching tool to dig it up.
Dude. Nice crater.
They were not-so-bright Iraqis who were supposedly on our side. Darwin Award winners
Perhaps the Iraqi's need a similar PSA.
...have a look.
That was amazing. Even the pilots were shocked.
Check this one out. It would make a very poignant training vid for the Army.
Those were friendly militia. They were issued HMMWVs, as you can see in the video. I’ve seen these guys do some crazy stuff and get away with it...in fact I’ve done some crazy stuff and gotten away with it. You could noy pay me enough to remove an IED with an AK muzzle though.
Time for a stick of C4 Pop-n-drop deposited by the friendly neighborhood EOD robot.
Ping for later
Ha ha ha ROFL.
“I saw that coming a mile away”
yup, definitly Darwin Award material
that is sad
sons, brothers, husbands, dads
With regards to IED’s and UXO etc ......Never exceed your ability..........
That video was difficult to watch! ...ya KNEW what was going to happen... ...and that one dude, who was poking at it with the end of his weapon...what’s up with that?! Sheesh... Well...I guess the only good thing was that they died quickly.
I was really sad for the guy who was walking around obviously distraught afterwords. ...it was very sad indeed.
BTW ya’ll know they were NOT EOD right ?.......:o)
HH can I call your cell NOW ?
It’s kind of like watching your kid unzip his fly to pee on gramps’ electric fence but you are too far away for him to hear you yell, “STOP!!!”
Lord 'a mercy!.
I guess they missed the class - on the chapter explaining that 2 hands retrieving or disarming HE ordnance - is usually 1 hand too many......
Most goobers have a hard enough time keeping track of their own hands, feet and hearts -—— Four goobers over a live 155mm is way over staffed.....
This should be a object lesson on how NOT to do the job....
They blowed up real good. Too bad they were ours.
-it is sad. But it is also very, very dumb.
These guys should have known better. I’ve never been up close to an EOD, but I would know better then to be banging away on it like they were... and it can’t be the first time they’ve seen EOD’s. They are after all, in Iraq.
Aren’t we considering the Iraqi “volunteer militia” as “ours”?
I always considered anyone with a weapon pointed in the same direction as mine - “one of us”......”ours”....
We couldn’t communicate well with the “yards”....but most of them were more reliable in a fight than some of the ARVN assignees to I Corps.
The “yards” were fighting on their home turf — family neighborhoods — much like the Iraqi “volunteer militia”, so I suspect they may be poorly trained but properly motivated.
Oh yeah ......sorry if I implied otherwise.
-from that same site, very good video -interview with an ex-terrorist)
He relates what encourages many young men to join radical muslim groups. It wasn’t what what I thought it would be.
What, you don't speak Bru or Rhade?
Please, use the right tool!
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For so long as we keep paying them in US green dollars, at least. Once the changeover to Iraqi Dinars begins, all bets are off.
O my brother, hold my Kalishnikov, and watch this: BANG!
Squantos, check my circuit....
Sad but expected........that is a training tape that will be around a LONG time for all the services to use !
If anything those guys are immortal for that purpose alone IMO.
In training, we were constantly told that if we conducted 1000’s of successful operations throughout our careers but failed to follow appropriate procedures, took a shortcut, failed to conduct all investigations/render safe procedures in the same professional manner and a tragedy occurred due to our error, we and the incident would be referenced in future training classes forever.
I offer my prayers for those who lost their lives in this incident and that action is taken to make every effort to ensure it isn’t repeated in the future.
God bless our Military Personnel and their families !
Prime example of why you always want to get someone else to bring it over in the light so you can look at it.
Which is how I'd want to be remembered, so that my goofup could be a serious object lesson that might save someone else's life if they ever considered a shortcut or skipped a safety check.
I learned just enough about UXO and IEDs to know that I'd really rather deal with them as little as possible- particularly mines. But what we'd prefer is not always how it works out.
You have an excellent memory — I envy that!
Yes, Bru was a dominant ethnic group, but not the only one we worked with - but I’m too damned old to remember..
Something like the Van Kew or Dan Ku?
The last I heard of the clans from our old region, is those who weren’t annihilated after we left — fought on and evaded the Communists for DECADES before crossing into THAILAND seeking refuge....
I’ll never forget or forgive our betrayal of those gentle and loyal anti Communists.... I remember my shock at learning a significant minority of folks living in Quang Tri were Catholics. They were subjected to “special” treatment after we abandoned the country..
Those who escaped alive — came with their weapons...
That should be an object lesson to the “gun control” maniacs...
UXO has no loyalty nor concern as to who manufactured it, placed it, or who it was INTENDED to kill..
All UXO will deliver death to whomever “postmarks” it...
Not a comforting thought...
I HATED to traverse areas that had undergone previous arty, mortars or bombs....
Americans would be shocked to learn the toll “friendly ordnance” took on Americans or friendlies.
...we were constantly told that if ... a tragedy occurred due to our error, we and the incident would be referenced in future training classes forever.
Which is how I’d want to be remembered, so that my goofup could be a serious object lesson that might save someone else’s life if they ever considered a shortcut or skipped a safety check.
It would certainly not be the professional legacy any of us would want to leave, but to save another life, I’d want my error shown as well.
What? What were we talking about? Where'd I leave my car?
Yes, Bru was a dominant ethnic group, but not the only one we worked with - but Im too damned old to remember.. Something like the Van Kew or Dan Ku?
The Dao, Hmong, Tay, Thai, and Nung were the most common tribal/ethnic groups, though we about as often thought of the locals by name of the nearest ville or camp designation, or the local characteristic- black head wrap, orange head wrap, 3 coins, etc, etc. Some tribes were big enough to be spread over several villages [and to rent out the young men as ruffpuff camp guards] others were mostly concentrated in one community. Tai, Muong, Khmer, Nung, and Hmong languages were the most common, but my crappy Wu Chinese would get me by with the Nungs...Cantonese or Mandarin would usually not.
The last I heard of the clans from our old region, is those who werent annihilated after we left fought on and evaded the Communists for DECADES before crossing into THAILAND seeking refuge....
Yep. The spooks who worked with the Hmong in Laos were decent enough to arrange relocation for a lot of those who had worked for us there...and when the congress cut off the money in 1975, were slick enough to fund the relocation *by other means.* most of the grunts and those on the SF teams didn't quite have the resources to pull that kind of evacuation off on that large a scale, but there've been numerous cases of guys getting their counterparts/translators/radio operators out.
Ill never forget or forgive our betrayal of those gentle and loyal anti Communists.... I remember my shock at learning a significant minority of folks living in Quang Tri were Catholics. They were subjected to special treatment after we abandoned the country..
I don't expect that the CaoDaists around Tay Ninh or the Buddhist Hoa Hao fared much better. But the Diems were Catholic, and the Catholic church had been the largest land owner in the country, exempt from any government-ordered land reforms, and with their own private army to back their claims up.
Those who escaped alive came with their weapons... That should be an object lesson to the gun control maniacs...
At the least it's a lesson in proper care for personal weapons- some have shown up with an M16 from three decades back still intact and functioning. In just a bit over two years in-country, I went through 4 M16A1s/CAR15s, and most of the time I was carrying a shotgun when ammo was around or an M14 [I went through 3 of them!] when I couldn't scrounge 12 gage. With an occasional greasegun, Swedish K or *other sterile* sometimes thrown in instead.
And, of course, it's our *gun control maniacs* who see themselves as the wardens of the reeducation and labor camps for those who would dare to oppose them. After all, Stalin said you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and they want us to be the eggs.