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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 08:42 PM
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189. Is "to my understanding" newspeak for "I just pulled this out of my arse"?
Edited on Mon Apr-05-10 08:50 PM by liberation
If there were reports of gunfire, and actual engagement had occurred, that Apache would be doing all sorts of evasive maneuvers. Most definitively the chopper would not have sat there circling around like a lame duck for every pissed insurgent to shot an RPG at.

No one of these "military experts oh so concerned to give the benefit of the doubt" in this thread are pointing that simple fact. eh? The Apache is flying a simple holding pattern and taking targets out at will. Heck the pilot didn't even bother to engage and waited for the pattern to get them out of the blackout from the wall. On a real hot zone, you simply do not do that... unless you are shooting from a real AC gunship and can't modify trajectory once guns are engaged.

PS. Did you even watch the video? The guy was just walking around with his camera on his side. The only time he ducked was after the barrage of 30mm love kisses. And it was not as much ducking as he was running for dear life.

I am sure that after a few tours of duty in that hellhole, lots of people are going to have itchy trigger fingers. And I am sure this is not the first, nor the worst incident of this nature. This insanity is victimizing an innocent civilian population who did nothing to us, and the thousands of troops who are put in an unmanageable situation.
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