Skip to comments.Alert ! Video the Military Does NOT Want You To See !
Posted on 06/14/2013 7:43:21 PM PDT by Iscool
This may be an older video (or may not) showing an IED explosion in the Middle East...While there is no 'blood and guts' per se, it pretty apparent what's happening...
How this explosion comes about is what is shocking...
What precipitates the detonation that is shocking?
Yeah...I see a military vehicle and a kaboom...where is the shocking part?
Apparently the shocking part is that the drone that monitored this monitored the person who planted the IED 24 hours before.
But it’s a youtube video....so okay.
This does not seem to be video from a drone. The POV is pretty constant, the the voice says that a day has elapsed, the timer confirms this, yet camera angles are similar. A flying drone might, I think, orbit around rather than hover.
I wonder if that video is connected to Brandon Bryant?
He recalls watching helplessly as insurgents buried an IED in a road and a U.S. Humvee drove over it.
“We had no way to warn the troops,” he said. He later learned that three soldiers died.
(but this wasn’t a Humvee)
Why is this in News/Activism? Methinks it belongs in Chat.
Would it be newsworthy if somebody important like an American Idol contestant was killed?
What is shocking, at least to me and the fella doing the narration is that the IED was filmed by the drone 24 hours before the IED blew up a truck driven by American soldiers...
Like the narrator says, that explosion and dead Americans could have been prevented; stopped...
You're a tough crowd...I apparently mistakenly thought Americans and especially FReepers would be concerned about this type of thing going on...
Wow! Thanks for description.
>> What precipitates the detonation that is shocking?
I wrote that hoping to get some details on the event without going to the youtube video. That’s all.
Look at Stars and Stripes.
This maybe the same video a sensor operator shot for a Predator UAV.
He is deeply troubled that he was unable to do anything.
Don't be offended. Of course we care about American troops in harm's way. This just doesn't appear to be a news story. It's more on the order of a field report.
>> He is deeply troubled that he was unable to do anything.
Still your outrage. America has been fighting wars since its inception, and the sacrifices of those millions is appreciated by all Freepers (including this Army brat).
Major battles are 'news' -- solitary skirmishes and engagements with the enemy are not. In fact, I hate the fact that our military guys have cameras and lawyers hovering over their every move in these recent wars.
The wet panty liberals and Commies in our gov't have put our service people at great risk, due to the suicidal ROEs and micromanaging of every bullet fired.
They send our guys off to fight, then tie their hands, while their ever-present minders watch for the slightest sign of a real warrior ethic. As soon as they spot it, they come down like a ton of bricks on guys who are between a rock and a hard place, and are just trying to keep their buddies alive.
Ask me, I wish we knew a lot LESS about what our guys do on their missions. Get the lawyers and the cameras off the battlefield and let them do what they're trained to do. If the scum sucking libtards in Washington can't do that, then bring them all home!
Has this video been associated with an incident, as in do we know when and where it happened and if people were hurt? The reason I ask is that this seems to be some sort of exercise. The video is just too convenient. I’d like to know more before I jump to conclusions.
I have friends in the Marines who clear roads of IEDs.
Wouldn’t that be a HEMTT, porkchop1948?
Appreciated, just not newsworthy, like rumors about the possible content of Glenn Beck’s next episode, or the latest ramblings from Jeb Bush about the fertility of immigrants.
Hmm....so you're upset. I get that. I don't completely disagree with you, and I'm not going to get on some high horse about anything I said. I think I was just stating an observation. It wasn't an editorial.
As bad as the regime is treating the citizens, they're treating those who protect and defend us even worse. Democrats always do. That's newsworthy, and makes me sick to my stomach. Members of my family have honorably served this country right back to the founding, so I'm not insensitive to this.
Damn right I’m upset. I’m sorry you happened along in the middle of it. I do disagree with your assessment that this is not news, but you aren’t really the reason I’m upset. Sorry I took it out on you.
My family has also fought for this nation since its founding, and before. And those sacrifices are being squandered. Hard won freedoms are being thrown away at exponential speed, by an uncaring, oblivious public. Scandal after scandal is coming to light with such regularity that events which would have brought down any other administration are now met with indifference.
I realize we have much bigger events the media should be highlighting, but the lives, safety and support of our military are still newsworthy. This is an important piece of the much bigger picture, but also important in its own right.
Yeah, I’m upset. And I don’t see an end to that anytime soon. Have a blessed day, and keep your powder dry.
The video was obviously made by the bad guys. Also, the explosion takes place on the far side of the road, opposite of where the dude was pitching dirt.
It’s obvious to me that the guy narrating it is the enemy, but it’s not obvious that the enemy created the video. Everything I’ve read or heard about it indicates it was recorded by one of our own drones. What do you know that indicates otherwise?
I can’t make out the specific location of the explosion. Are you suggesting the one we saw being planted was removed, and another one planted in nearly the same location, on the opposite side of the road?
I’ve read accounts that say there were no deaths or serious injuries. I hope that’s true.
Drones fly at 20-30 thousand feet. That shot was from roof top at low angle. The reticle was added later.
Yes that is possible.
Moreover the one on the opposite side may have been planted months ago. Then the bad guys planted a new one opposite the old one to get “caught” on purpose. That new IED is removed and now the road in that area is declared “safe”. Then the old one is detonated and there you have it.
You mean when they find an IED and remove it, they don’t check the immediate area for more of them? I don’t believe that.
Youtube says this video went up in March 2013
My guess is that that surveillance camera (mounted to whatever it was mounted to) is not monitored in real time. They got the video out of it after the fact.
We do have drones that are operated by personnel who see what they see as it happens, like in Benghazi. We have others mounted on vehicles or aircraft. But we also have those that are fixe and not monitored continuously. I suspect that that is what we have here.
It may have been transmitting to a remote site (and stored on a server), or it may have had local storage. but I believe this is one that the videop of the event was discovered after the fact.
My guess is, after it occurred and was reported that someone said, "We have a camera monitoring that areas," and they wnet to the server, got the video for that date, and then watched it, and then went back in time on that video until they found the tangos planting the bomb.
In this case, no need for a conspiracy, or a callous act by someone like Benghazi certainly was.
No, I wasn't suggesting that...All I am saying is that sitting here in front of the screen, it only seems that someone, somewhere could have prevented this action...But your assessment could very well be right on the money...