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2006-07-19 11:47:13 AM  
Is that real?
 
GCD
2006-07-19 11:52:34 AM  
Yeh, it's real. It was posted a while ago. Dude got hiy by a sniper and the armor saved his life.

It's really funny listening to Beavis and Butthead doing the recording though. You can hear them going "Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar" when he'shiat...but when he gets up, you can definitely hear the "WTF" in their voices.
 
2006-07-19 11:55:23 AM  
It looked real enough to me, not so smart of the guy to stand up giving the sniper a full on body shot. Rolling under the hummer would have been a tad bit smarter, no sense giving the bastard another shot. Not like you're going to hit anything in a hasty offhand with that amount of adrenalin going through him.

Taking a supported position behind the right rear tire, then engage.
 
2006-07-19 12:01:33 PM  
Durka Durka mohammed Jihad!

Thank G-d for our soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen.
 
2006-07-19 12:02:54 PM  
h3lx: Taking a supported position behind the right rear tire, then engage.

Nah, you have to jump up and down then run at them throwing a grenade then knife them.

Or maybe I have been playing counterstrike too much
 
2006-07-19 12:03:49 PM  
Check out the North Hollywood bank robbery video to see bank robbers holding up to direct hits from the police.
not the video
 
2006-07-19 12:18:51 PM  
Chipper2: Check out the North Hollywood bank robbery video to see bank robbers holding up to direct hits from the police.

Those guys were taking tons of shots into their armor and it wasn't even fazing them. That video was one of the most surreal things I've ever seen -- real life GTA
 
2006-07-19 12:19:08 PM  
malcy: Or maybe I have been playing counterstrike too much

or BF2....it is the bane of my existence
 
2006-07-19 12:19:51 PM  
OMG WALLHACK!
 
2006-07-19 12:21:24 PM  
Wow.

The last video I saw ( similar to that ) submitted to fark was a video compilation from terrorist snipers actually killing and wounding soldiers. Thank GOD the shot wasnt 1 or 2 feet higher or lower.
 
2006-07-19 12:22:35 PM  
chimpen.com

Allah Ackbar?
 
2006-07-19 01:53:15 PM  
h3lx: It looked real enough to me, not so smart of the guy to stand up giving the sniper a full on body shot. Rolling under the hummer would have been a tad bit smarter

I imagine the guy had a few seconds of "Holy shiat, I just got shot." going on.

Doesn't look anything like a hummer to me. There's no way in heck he could have rolled under it - look at the height of the chassis compared to his boots. A naked skinny guy could maybe get under there, but not a soldier in armour, heh.

Glad the sniper was a shiatty shot.
 
2006-07-19 02:12:09 PM  
I can only hope the fact that we have this video now means that the two chuckleheads behind the camera were caught soon after. Also, the commentary reminded me of the martians from the old Muppet Show, just the same nonsense syllables repeated over and over again.

"Ah-lah, Ackbar. Ah-lah, Ackbar."
"Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip."
"Not Mars. Not Mars. Book."
 
2006-07-19 02:24:40 PM  
That 'allah-hu ackbar' chanting is annoying as shiat. There's a website (can't remember the url) where the Chechens upload videos of their 'operations' and they do it incessantly. Get a farking grip.

As for the veracity of this video, it was actually featured on some news show a while back. They showed the video to the dudes wife and interviewed her. IIRC it was released by the US military.
 
2006-07-19 02:32:05 PM  
1. When I first read that I read "Body Odour" and my mind went in a completely different direction.

2. grayson: Doesn't look anything like a hummer to me.

Are you serious? Have you ever even SEEN a Hummer, then? That's clearly a Humvee as seen from the left rear. Here's another from a similar angle.

www.stjoan.com
 
2006-07-19 02:34:04 PM  
Yeah, that guy was lucky as shiat. Probably got a bruised rib or 3 out of the deal though, body armor will stop a lot (like a shot with a rifle at fairly close range like we just saw), but you'll definitely feel it in the morning. If I were him I'd frame the ballistic plate out of that vest on my wall...right next to the underwear that he probably just filled with feces and urine. I mean, come on, you just got shot out of nowhere, you know you're going to piss and crap on yourself out of reflex.
 
2006-07-19 02:54:36 PM  
chipper2

Do you mean the 1997 Bank of America shootout? (no pop)
 
2006-07-19 03:08:48 PM  
He should have strafed in a circle around the sniper. Always works for me.
 
2006-07-19 04:12:40 PM  
Hey... my very first greenlight! I rock... I mean Iraq... I mean... oh, nevermind...

/GCD's Beevis & Butthead comment was the funniest thing I have read all day btw
//If you want to see the LA BofA robbery video, just watch the (sorta)new SWAT movie... quite a bit of it in the opening part of the film.
 
2006-07-19 04:35:48 PM  
Lucky bastard. I was still waiting for the return fire.
Hollywood shootout was mostly handgun fire, which seems like a mosquito bite compared to a high powered .308

For reference, stand naked, and have a buddy hit you with a glowing red hot 12 pound sledgehammer in the chest. Then wonder why he didnt think about just rolling under the truck. You can see whats going on in his mind...
1> OMG ive been shot.
2> OMG im alive.
3> (testerone induced reaction)OMG Im going to farking have that doods farking testicles for breakfast.
4> Well shiat, I cant see them I better take cover before they reload.

/God be with our boys (and girls) just doing their jobs.
//My Gods better than your God-Allah-Ackbar
 
2006-07-19 05:06:37 PM  
Yeah, I've seen the video of the sniper attacks and it's sheer torture to watch (TAKE COVER!!!). But this one makes up for the rest.

/kinda
 
2006-07-19 05:35:01 PM  
Soldier survives attack; captures, medically treats sniper - Army Times

Account of the attack - pdf

During a routine patrol in Baghdad June 2, Army Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer, a medic, was shot in the chest by an enemy sniper, hiding in a van just 75 yards away. The incident was filmed by the insurgents.
Tschiderer, with E Troop, 101st "Saber" Cavalry Division, attached to 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was knocked to the ground from the impact, but he popped right back up, took cover and located the enemy's position.

After tracking down the now-wounded sniper with a team from B Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Iraqi Army Brigade, Tschiderer secured the terrorist with a pair of handcuffs and gave medical aid to the terrorist who'd tried to kill him just minutes before.
 
2006-07-19 06:43:58 PM  
MonkeyButler: Tschiderer secured the terrorist with a pair of handcuffs and gave medical aid to the terrorist who'd tried to kill him just minutes before.

Umm...terrorist? I don't think so. Sorry, but that uniform makes you a legitemate military target.

Attacking military personnel, regardless of the method, is NOT terrorism, it's warfare.
 
2006-07-19 11:59:50 PM  
fark yes, suck it Sandy McRaghead.

BTW the proper response (socom) would have been to;
throw smoke
wait for him to shoot again
find his muzzle flash
sneak up behind him and plant a claymore
 
2006-07-20 01:12:31 AM  
2006-07-19 02:12:09 PM Discospawn
the commentary reminded me of the martians from the old Muppet Show, just the same nonsense syllables repeated over and over again.

"Ah-lah, Ackbar. Ah-lah, Ackbar."
"Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip."


SO glad I hadn't started on my beer yet. That was prizewinning.

For those needing a reference check:
"Book. Earth book. Book. Yip yip yip yip yip..."
"Cow."
"Cow?"
"Cow."
"Moooooo. Moooooooo."
"Nope nope nope nope nope...book. Earth book. Book book."
"Chicken..."
 
2006-07-20 07:38:09 AM  
Check out the North Hollywood bank robbery video to see bank robbers holding up to direct hits from the police.

Get "44 minutes" from netflix.

awesome movie. bad shooters tho.
 
2006-07-20 10:05:58 AM  
hc3lx Taking a supported position behind the right rear tire, then engage.

We should all be so lucky to have such a reasoned and rational response after being shot. I am just wondering what his buddies were doing when this happened.

Malcy Nah, you have to jump up and down then run at them throwing a grenade then knife them.

If I am deployed again, I hope to come up against an opponent who plays those video games and thinks that is a good strategy.

It pissed me off when I play those games that such ridiculous strategies work. Then I try to remind myself, it is only a game.
 
2006-07-20 11:39:40 AM  
Body Armor? Ha! This soldier used his FARKING TEETH FOR CRISTSAKE:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/teeth.asp
 
DNK
2006-07-20 11:43:44 AM  
<b>Highroller48:</b> <i>Umm...terrorist? I don't think so. Sorry, but that uniform makes you a legitemate military target.

Attacking military personnel, regardless of the method, is NOT terrorism, it's warfare.</i>


Umm, unless the sniper is in uniform, then it makes him a terrorist, regardless of whom he is terrorizing. Nice try asshat.


GBA

DNK
 
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