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(The Local)   Armed Venice separatists try to liberate city with reinforced old digger called "Tanko"   (thelocal.it) divider line 31
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2014-04-03 09:59:58 AM  
To be fair though, it has worked for people in the past, provided you throw enough concrete on it to make it impenetrable.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-03 10:18:52 AM  
I believe the appropriate phrase is "attractive and successful Diesel-Venetian".
 
2014-04-03 10:20:39 AM  
But does it float?
 
2014-04-03 10:23:45 AM  

dahmers love zombie: I believe the appropriate phrase is "attractive and successful Diesel-Venetian".


Win
 
2014-04-03 10:40:16 AM  
FTFA:
In a scene reminiscent of the Hollywood film Mad Max, police footage showed people apparently welding metal sheets onto a Fiat-Allis digger to transform it into a weapon of war.

Mad Max wasn't a Hollywood film, and didn't involve improvised vehicular weapons.

It actually sounds more like something the A-Team would have done.  In fact, as I recall, they did convert a bulldozer into a tank.

http://www.rediscoverthe80s.com/2013/10/a-team-at-30-10-best-vehicle -c reations.html
 
2014-04-03 11:46:01 AM  
FTFA:
News reports also quoted wiretapped conversations in which the suspects discuss their weaponry.

"There'll be 800 of us. Well equipped, with gas masks. Some of us with machine guns and there will be people from abroad too," one is heard saying.

In other wiretaps, a suspect was reported referring to "sticks of dynamite" and saying: "We're going to install a real climate of fear. It's going to be fun".


Pro-tip:  Don't discuss your terrorism plans over the phone.
 
2014-04-03 11:53:39 AM  
Kamehameha has become a nuisance. One that can only be dealt with through war. I seek allies - can I count you among them?
 
2014-04-03 11:56:10 AM  
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What-a mistake-a to make-a!
 
2014-04-03 11:58:30 AM  
I think we found the B team.
 
2014-04-03 12:00:16 PM  
You'd think they'd study things out, realize they could capsize the city they're trying to liberate with a machine like that. And before you laugh, I'm pretty sure James Bond capsized a building in Venice a few movies back.
 
2014-04-03 12:04:50 PM  
FTA: The group named as "The Alliance" planned to "liberate" St Mark's Square and set up a new independent government, separating from Italy.


Pro tip: If you think you can wage a successful revolutionary war with a bulldozer you just might be delusional.
 
2014-04-03 12:04:59 PM  
 A-Team re-runs must be very popular in that group.
 
2014-04-03 12:12:56 PM  
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Easier to just barrow one from the National Guard.
 
2014-04-03 12:24:43 PM  
I found a pic of some of one of their missiles they were planning to use as fire support
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-03 12:34:06 PM  
Overheard near the thing: Are you my mother?

Obscure?
 
2014-04-03 12:35:04 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I found a pic of some of one of their missiles they were planning to use as fire support


Estes, persistent arms dealer.
 
2014-04-03 12:38:08 PM  

stuffy: [ts2.mm.bing.net image 282x184]
Easier to just barrow one from the National Guard.


http://youtu.be/7AD7xzB-3ZI
 
2014-04-03 12:43:24 PM  
Just to be clear, are we talking about the city of Venice in Italy or the city of Venice Beach in California?

You can't really blame the Venetians for being POed at the rest of the world. They moved the city into the Lagoon in the first place to get away from the tourists. If by tourists you mean barbarian invasions.

To Venetians, its a moot point.
 
2014-04-03 12:47:02 PM  
Meh.... The sidebar story looks more interesting:

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http://www.thelocal.it/20140401/how-to-park-like-an-italian
 
2014-04-03 12:47:29 PM  
I'm glad they caught the stupid bastards before they did some damage to San Marco. It's one thing to leave Italy and quite another to do any more damage to its treasures of art and architecture.
 
2014-04-03 12:50:20 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I found a pic of some of one of their missiles they were planning to use as fire support
[img.fark.net image 250x440]


And here are the drones they'll need(Also from Estes)...
www.bigsquidrc.com


I had to buy one, it's actually pretty fun.
 
2014-04-03 01:02:04 PM  

dittybopper: FTFA:
News reports also quoted wiretapped conversations in which the suspects discuss their weaponry.

"There'll be 800 of us. Well equipped, with gas masks. Some of us with machine guns and there will be people from abroad too," one is heard saying.

In other wiretaps, a suspect was reported referring to "sticks of dynamite" and saying: "We're going to install a real climate of fear. It's going to be fun".

Pro-tip:  Don't discuss your terrorism plans over the phone.


That's what Facebook is for.
 
2014-04-03 01:16:54 PM  
The Stupid, it burns...
 
2014-04-03 01:23:06 PM  
Digger, please...
 
2014-04-03 01:24:03 PM  
what sound will the tires make if they go flat?
 
2014-04-03 01:40:25 PM  
 
2014-04-03 02:44:24 PM  

Mikey1969: Meh.... The sidebar story looks more interesting:

[img.fark.net image 489x307]

http://www.thelocal.it/20140401/how-to-park-like-an-italian


Fo sho!
 
2014-04-04 12:14:12 AM  
They aint sayin it's a old digger, but they aint messing with a broke ni..what was that? They did say it's an old digger? Never mind.
 
2014-04-04 07:34:24 AM  
Anything named 'Tanko' sounds like too much fun to cause any real trouble.

It's the kind of thing I could see them writing a series of children's books about.

Tanko!
Tanko Returns!
Tanko Liberates Venice!
etc...
 
2014-04-04 11:38:24 AM  
Venice is a shiathole.
 
2014-04-04 11:53:45 AM  

slognard: Venice is a shiathole.


A shiathole with a tank.
 
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