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Holy shit!!!
posted by mischief at 8:51 AM on February 23, 2005


OMFG!
posted by quonsar at 8:53 AM on February 23, 2005


friendly fire?

it's always worse when it's blue on blue.
posted by three blind mice at 8:53 AM on February 23, 2005


Pretty crappy deal for that guy.
posted by stinkycheese at 8:55 AM on February 23, 2005


No matter what your position on the war the horror of this unites us all.
*bows head*
posted by john-paul at 8:56 AM on February 23, 2005


He never saw it coming.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:58 AM on February 23, 2005


Surely only a few bad apples.
posted by odinsdream at 8:59 AM on February 23, 2005


this is really some shit.

i don't want to start any conspiracy theories, but those attackers looked to me like american soldiers - the insurgents don't have any tanks and one of those guys sounded like he could have been from new jersey.
posted by three blind mice at 9:01 AM on February 23, 2005


As you know, you go to war with the PortaPotty you have, not the PortaPotty you might want or wish to have at a later time.

And if you think about it, you can have all the armor in the world on a PortaPotty and a Portapotty can be knocked over.
posted by c13 at 9:06 AM on February 23, 2005


The tragedy of war.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 9:07 AM on February 23, 2005


Donald Rumsfeld will deny all of this.
posted by Dukebloo at 9:11 AM on February 23, 2005


What amazed me most was their amazing coordination skills when they went on the attack. They must have been doing mock-drills to plan for that one.

Welcome to the Iraqi... awe shit!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:15 AM on February 23, 2005


Jesus! That'd scare the shit outta ya if you survived.
posted by jperkins at 9:23 AM on February 23, 2005


I AM...IN A WORLD...OF SHIT.
posted by fungible at 9:27 AM on February 23, 2005


something 'stinks' about all this.
posted by j.p. Hung at 9:32 AM on February 23, 2005


If I had ten divisions of those men, then our troubles here would be over very quickly.
posted by Scoo at 9:32 AM on February 23, 2005


Man, you guys. Here I was going 'Aw, I don't want any more depression this week. No, not another Iraqi killing. No, please no.' And its godamn frat week. Haha.. thanks.
posted by cavalier at 9:36 AM on February 23, 2005


Surely that would have been more fun to do to a iraqi prisoner than to undress them and take pictures
posted by klue at 9:44 AM on February 23, 2005


I wanna throw out a peace sign here and just wax about the fact that where they are just looks like Anyville, USA. I wish every pickup truck with the 'Kill a Towelhead' bumpersticker could look at that and understand that it's all the same planet.

Hell, the Kurds who left Iraq under Saddam and came to the US... they moved to Nashville, Tennesse 'cause it was the most like Iraq for chrissakes!

Brother, love one another. K i'm done, back to you skid marks.
posted by cavalier at 9:46 AM on February 23, 2005


I'd hate to have to sit next to that guy in the tank on the way back. Yeesh. And I'd also hate to be in a tank in Iraq for that matter.
posted by Arch Stanton at 9:47 AM on February 23, 2005


So this is what soldiers mean when they say they were "in the shit."
posted by drezdn at 9:57 AM on February 23, 2005


shock & awww
posted by ticopelp at 9:59 AM on February 23, 2005


"What amazed me most was their amazing coordination skills when they went on the attack. They must have been doing mock-drills to plan for that one."

You didn't notice the other two knocked over porta-potties right next to the one they hit?

I think I would've enjoyed this more if I didn't take the FPP text literally, and expect an mortar/rocket/machine gun fire every 15 seconds.
posted by Busithoth at 10:11 AM on February 23, 2005


cheerleaders do this all the time
posted by mr.marx at 10:20 AM on February 23, 2005


We used to do this back in the day at wildland fire fighting camps, but only to a line boss who had been a real jerk. The ultimate was to knock it over on its door. Good times.
posted by LarryC at 10:34 AM on February 23, 2005


Disturbing footage alright. I'm feeling very disturbed right now.
posted by Doohickie at 10:34 AM on February 23, 2005


you go to the toilet with the army you have
posted by matteo at 10:54 AM on February 23, 2005


I used to work construction in Arizona. One hot summer day I watched a guy keep someone pinned down in a portolet with a bb gun. For like an hour. Did I mention that it was hot that day? Yeah. I knew it was wrong but my sides hurt from laughing.

He eventually forgave us. I think.
posted by djeo at 11:02 AM on February 23, 2005


I am delighted those guys found things to laugh about considering their situation. Thank God for humor.

Baby Wipes, hmmmm that 's a great idea.
posted by laurenbove at 11:32 AM on February 23, 2005


didn't see it -- I'm on 55k

but : oohhhh, ahhhhh
posted by pwedza at 11:36 AM on February 23, 2005


umm...dumb?
posted by dontoine at 12:12 PM on February 23, 2005


Aha.. like totally..
posted by c13 at 12:19 PM on February 23, 2005


I saw someone do this a Lollapalooza show one year. In fact, I think it was those same guys.
posted by psmealey at 1:11 PM on February 23, 2005


oh no!
posted by halo7879 at 1:47 PM on February 23, 2005


Isn't it a little disconserting when people keep proping guys like this up as "The Best Of The Best!!"

I guess the Best have to blow off steam too, but to think that the future of the free world is being fought by a bunch of asshats troubles me.

I live next to Ft. Carson Army Post, and I'll say that this is the average mentality of the Army grunt.

Now if it were Cheney and Rumsfield doing this to Bush out on the Ranch, THAT would be FUNNY!!
posted by Balisong at 2:40 PM on February 23, 2005


An Army of Buns.

Technicallly this is more of a sneak attack than an ambush.
posted by kirkaracha at 2:51 PM on February 23, 2005


Baby Wipes, hmmmm that 's a great idea.

Actually, Baby Wipes occupy the #2 spot on Books For Soldiers' list of items to send soldiers instead of food. They're in very high demand over there.
posted by mediareport at 3:09 PM on February 23, 2005


I kept expecting something to blow up. I feel vaguely disappointed.

And I feel like a cretin for being disappointed. :/
posted by beth at 3:29 PM on February 23, 2005


I'm pretty impressed with that cameraman's videography skillz. No gratuitous zooms, he manages to keep it reasonably steady even when running, and he pans back a couple times to let the the viewer know where all the players are. I'm sure he's had training on that camcorder.
posted by kindall at 3:44 PM on February 23, 2005


this explains everything.
posted by 3.2.3 at 3:55 PM on February 23, 2005


kindall, I was thinking the same thing. He did a great job.
posted by Potsy at 4:54 PM on February 23, 2005


Poopy guy will make sure that they pay dearly for that!

I had guard doodie once in Iraq, and came across a couple screwing in the back of a cucv, (chevy blazer), and I shot the guy's missionary-up-in-the-air ass with a wrist rocket. I laughed for hours. You just do whatcha gotta do man.
posted by snsranch at 5:01 PM on February 23, 2005


Support the war or no, these are my kind of people.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:28 PM on February 23, 2005


If you've ever been on the receiving end of something like this you wouldn't find it quite as amusing. Especially since their is usually one guy who's being bullied and having this crap done to him all the time. I think from experience having done my time in Uncle Sam's service a couple of lifetimes ago.
posted by berek at 12:38 AM on February 24, 2005


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