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Leave EOD to the Experts
Liveleak ^ | 2/13/08

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at liveleak.com ...


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Oy.
1 posted on 02/13/2008 5:48:39 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Squantos

I can’t watch the whole thing ping.


2 posted on 02/13/2008 5:51:33 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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BOOKMARK


3 posted on 02/13/2008 5:56:38 AM PST by ExGeeEye (NIE or no NIE, I've been waiting since 11/04/79 to do something about Iran.)
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To: pabianice

bad link


4 posted on 02/13/2008 5:58:17 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: pabianice

Dude!


5 posted on 02/13/2008 5:59:30 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: pabianice

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.


6 posted on 02/13/2008 6:03:08 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: FreedomPoster; Squantos

I watched it...but after the four-man total-body *KB* over the bomb, it’s pretty boring. :-)


7 posted on 02/13/2008 6:07:17 AM PST by hiredhand (Check my "about" page. I'm the Prophet of Doom!)
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To: JimRed
No US troops were in the area. Buncha jihadis thought the’d found their next IED. They didn’t feel a thing. The other jihadis running around afterwards saying “wha’ happen” is kinda funny.
8 posted on 02/13/2008 6:09:42 AM PST by ExGeeEye (NIE or no NIE, I've been waiting since 11/04/79 to do something about Iran.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Ah. I thought it was our guys. I should have know it was hajis.


9 posted on 02/13/2008 6:11:04 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: pabianice

Allah’s will, baby...


10 posted on 02/13/2008 6:11:34 AM PST by TADSLOS (Juan Hernandez' Battle Cry: "Juan McCain for El Presidente! Si, se puede!")
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To: JimRed

According to the video, no coalition forces involved. Only “volunteer militia.”


11 posted on 02/13/2008 6:12:08 AM PST by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger????)
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To: ExGeeEye
It was indeed hard to tell if they were friendlies or not. One guy had an AK47, and 2 of the others were sporting turban-like devices on their heads.

Thus, I did not know if this video had a happy or sad ending, but I assume it is a happy one.

dude!

12 posted on 02/13/2008 6:13:43 AM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (I'm a Conservative abandoned by his party.)
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To: ExGeeEye
“Buncha jihadis “

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.

13 posted on 02/13/2008 6:15:41 AM PST by DBrow
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-

Dude. Nice crater.


14 posted on 02/13/2008 6:19:03 AM PST by txhurl (Don't sausage me, bro!)
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-

They were not-so-bright Iraqis who were supposedly on our side. Darwin Award winners


15 posted on 02/13/2008 6:24:04 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: pabianice
Years ago, Willie Mays did a public service announcement warning children not to play with blasting caps.

Perhaps the Iraqi's need a similar PSA.

16 posted on 02/13/2008 6:24:11 AM PST by csvset
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To: FBD; BraveMan
Ever wonder what, "disintegration" looks like?

...have a look.

17 posted on 02/13/2008 6:26:49 AM PST by Landru (~& when the band you're in starts playing *different * tunes...)
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To: pabianice

That was amazing. Even the pilots were shocked.

Check this one out. It would make a very poignant training vid for the Army.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=16c_1194899995


18 posted on 02/13/2008 6:33:16 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: csvset

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.


19 posted on 02/13/2008 6:36:25 AM PST by scout34 (scout34)
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To: Filo

Ping for later


20 posted on 02/13/2008 7:17:33 AM PST by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: pabianice

Ha ha ha ROFL.


21 posted on 02/13/2008 7:25:02 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Landru

“I saw that coming a mile away”

yup, definitly Darwin Award material


22 posted on 02/13/2008 9:25:18 AM PST by FBD ("I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good president," ~ John McCain on NBC's "Meet the Press)
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To: FBD; All

that is sad

5 lives

sons, brothers, husbands, dads

just sucks


23 posted on 02/13/2008 10:31:41 AM PST by jbp1 (be nice now)
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To: FreedomPoster; Criminal Number 18F; hiredhand; Travis McGee; river rat; sit-rep; archy

With regards to IED’s and UXO etc ......Never exceed your ability..........


24 posted on 02/13/2008 2:10:47 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos

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.


25 posted on 02/13/2008 2:18:37 PM PST by hiredhand (Check my "about" page. I'm the Prophet of Doom!)
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To: Squantos

Damn!


26 posted on 02/13/2008 2:19:07 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: jbp1

I was really sad for the guy who was walking around obviously distraught afterwords. ...it was very sad indeed.


27 posted on 02/13/2008 2:19:46 PM PST by hiredhand (Check my "about" page. I'm the Prophet of Doom!)
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To: hiredhand

BTW ya’ll know they were NOT EOD right ?.......:o)

HH can I call your cell NOW ?


28 posted on 02/13/2008 2:38:42 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: pabianice

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!!!”


29 posted on 02/13/2008 2:41:44 PM PST by Grunthor (Unlike the Republican Party, this conservatives' principles MEAN SOMETHING!)
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To: Squantos
For later.

L

30 posted on 02/13/2008 2:45:34 PM PST by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: pabianice
"Leave EOD to the Experts"

WOW.....no Sh#t!!

Lord 'a mercy!.

/jasper

31 posted on 02/13/2008 2:50:35 PM PST by Jasper (Stand Fast, Craigellachie!!)
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To: Squantos
The copter pilot stated that they were Iraqi volunteers.

Buddy...gimme bout 15 minutes!...I'll ring ya!
32 posted on 02/13/2008 3:11:17 PM PST by hiredhand (Check my "about" page. I'm the Prophet of Doom!)
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To: Squantos

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.


33 posted on 02/13/2008 4:35:37 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: jbp1

-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.

regards


34 posted on 02/13/2008 7:14:15 PM PST by FBD ("I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good president," ~ John McCain on NBC's "Meet the Press)
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To: river rat

Iraqi militia........


35 posted on 02/13/2008 9:19:47 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos

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.


36 posted on 02/13/2008 9:50:26 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat

Oh yeah ......sorry if I implied otherwise.


37 posted on 02/13/2008 11:23:37 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Landru

-from that same site, very good video -interview with an ex-terrorist)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d8b_1174919994

He relates what encourages many young men to join radical muslim groups. It wasn’t what what I thought it would be.


38 posted on 02/14/2008 5:07:20 AM PST by FBD ("I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good president," ~ John McCain on NBC's "Meet the Press)
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To: river rat
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.

What, you don't speak Bru or Rhade?

39 posted on 02/14/2008 9:01:20 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: scout34; U S Army EOD; EODGUY; gatorbait; Joee; An Old Man; Riley; Squantos; USMCBOMBGUY; ...
You could noy pay me enough to remove an IED with an AK muzzle though.

Please, use the right tool!

[Redfenders list ping!]


40 posted on 02/14/2008 9:06:09 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: river rat
Aren’t we considering the Iraqi “volunteer militia” as “ours”?

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.

41 posted on 02/14/2008 9:07:29 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Squantos
With regards to IED’s and UXO etc ......Never exceed your ability....

O my brother, hold my Kalishnikov, and watch this: BANG!

Squantos, check my circuit....

42 posted on 02/14/2008 9:09:42 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy

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.


43 posted on 02/14/2008 9:24:53 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: archy

Hi Archy,

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 !

EODGUY


44 posted on 02/14/2008 11:02:31 AM PST by EODGUY (Take away her stunning beauty and personality and what does Hillary have? (I'm off my medication.))
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To: pabianice; All

Prime example of why you always want to get someone else to bring it over in the light so you can look at it.


45 posted on 02/14/2008 11:06:20 AM PST by U S Army EOD (Say Cheese.)
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To: EODGUY
...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.

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.

46 posted on 02/14/2008 1:09:30 PM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy

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...


47 posted on 02/14/2008 6:21:53 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: archy

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.


48 posted on 02/14/2008 7:08:50 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: archy

...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.

EODGUY


49 posted on 02/16/2008 8:56:33 AM PST by EODGUY (Take away her stunning beauty and personality and what does Hillary have? (I'm off my medication.))
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To: river rat
You have an excellent memory — I envy that!

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 I’m 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.

Go here, and use the link and navigation buttons at the bottom of the page.

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....

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.

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..

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.

50 posted on 02/18/2008 6:38:35 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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