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Posted: 3/27/2002 12:32:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2002 12:33:10 PM EDT by AndyTN]
All, There's an email floating around that seems to be the most authentic thing to ever come out of the war so far...but. It'll be a series of PowerPoint slides, or several jpeg's captured in the same frame, showing/saying "This is a set of photos directly from James Bond, who was the guy on the ground with a GLID when the F-16's came in and blew these guys to hell," or something similar. Folks, it's real combat footage, but it didn't come from this war. I first received this file over two years ago (as a PowerPoint slide show - sorry, I didn't keep it). At the time, the file was labeled something like "Command-detonated mines on roads in the Kashmir." I think a reporter with some troops took the photos, and just happened to catch the action. To answer questions - yes, the footage is real, that really is a body flying through the air, and people died while those photos were taken. It just wasn't the Taliban, or Al-Qaeda. So, if you believed that you were getting a secret news scoop out of Afghanistan, sorry.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:36:43 PM EDT
There have been a few discussions about it here before. Do a search and you should find it. I believe it was from the war between the Russians and Chechnians (sp?).
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:39:36 PM EDT
send it to me!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:46:17 PM EDT
The slides come from actual video. You can see how all the guys in the APC go flying a lot better on the video. Doesn't look very fun!
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:47:13 PM EDT
[img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/Steelviper%2FTalibanGoBoom%2Ejpg[/img] This may be what you're talking about (if not, it's similar). I've got a larger version, but I had to shrink it to fit the ar15 hosting requirement. Viper Out
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:50:33 PM EDT
Yeah, SV! That's the one! Did you read the caption? I got it at work today, and it came from a guy in Kandahar!
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:52:54 PM EDT
This is a photo of a Russian BMP, and the photo was out about a year before the Taliban deal.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:53:34 PM EDT
cool!
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:55:08 PM EDT
Yep, rehash of pics from 1 year ago.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:58:50 PM EDT
Chaingun, It's a BTR-80; BMP's (whatever the variant) are all tracked vehicles. All, Does anyone have the video as an .avi file or whatever? I'd like to show this to some of my guys. Thanks
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