Feb 12, 2010

In the "bringing a knife to a gunfight" category

I received this in the mail today:

READ FIRST---- THEN WATCH VIDEO
The attached video was filmed by some Air Force Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) in Tal Afar, west of Mosul, in Iraq.

A marine unit got pinned down in the street. They set their video camera on the bumper of their armored HUM-V, which they were using for cover. Keep an eye on the opposing van parked just down the street. On the audio you can hear them shooting back and forth. The rounds you can hear are from the Marines, and the ones you hear pinging against the side of the vehicle with no accompanying pop are from the bad guys. When the Marine says they just fired the "rifle," it means an F-16 aircraft just launched a Maverick missile. You can hear it come in and see it strike the vehicle the bad guys were using for cover. Talk about in point accuracy!


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perfect!

jw

wv: balsg..uh, short for, er, something. I don't want to know.

Greybeard said...

"They want to meet with Allah. Our job is to assist them in that wish."

Isn't our thoughtful, caring military wonderful?

Ed Rasimus said...

That is the perfect answer to all the folks who keep demanding that Close Air Support be done at 100 feet over the bad guys. Accurate, timely and very effective.

leeann said...

I wish I were male, because that had me trying to pop a woody and now I'm frustrated.
That was a very pretty vid indeed. :)

dogette said...

I watched "The Hurt Locker" last night. Intense stuff they do for us out there. This is awesome.

patti said...

Watched it twice - gonna watch it again - with a big fat grin on my face :) God Bless them!

jwm said...

sheer fucking delight!
LOVE OUR MILITARY!
JWM

PeggyU said...

That was grand!

julie said...

Oorah!
Precise, efficient, and deeply satisfying.

Doux said...

heh ;~)

diamond dave said...

*jumping up and down with excitement*

God bless CAS.

Yabu (EOTIS) said...

You can pretty much count on death from above to save your ass.

Ken said...

Hope they scraped up the little bitty parts and fed them to the hogs!!!!

Mad William Flint said...

Science, bitches.