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Friday, November 11, 2005

RAI spin

The Stockholm Spectator has an interesting link to video filmed from an Apache engaging three men arranging an IED and throwing off a weapon that is apparently being touted as evidence of a "massacre" of innocent farmers. Funnily enough from the same RAI crowd trying to beat-up a story about white phosphorous being a WMD, which they also have a letter about from a reader who wonders why the US would use such a crap "weapon" against civilians, a weapon even the Swedish military possesses. What is interesting about the Apache footage is how long it takes them to engage the men while getting confirmation and how deathly quiet the helicopter must be.

Posted by Chefen | 11/11/2005 07:25:00 pm


Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

This video clip has been around the net for half a year at least. It was shown on "Eating Media Lunch", with all the bits justifying the attack removed of course.

I have the full version, and the lefty-preferred edited version on my hard drive if you're interested.

11/11/2005 09:30:00 pm  
Blogger Bernard Woolley said...

Yeah that one has been around for quite a while (possibly up to a year) - I remember seeing a 'green' version of it through an intelligence email list I'm on. It wasn't the full video though. Another point, it isn't necessarily how quiet the Apache is, more how far away they are, and how good their imagery and weapons systems are to have that sort of control.

11/11/2005 10:14:00 pm  
Blogger Chefen said...

Yes, it's part of the Fallujah nonsense. Interesting to see that it's the same crowd pushing the WP nonsense as well. Anything for a good story. What effective range do they have on the cannon for that level of control? They don't seem to be too far from the target, judging by the time it takes for the rounds to hit.

11/11/2005 11:46:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Couple of Km range I believe. Computer calculates the drop in altitude with distance and corrects for it.

11/12/2005 01:01:00 am  

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