Syrian street sweeper fires RPG at Tank.(YT Vid)

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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Cleaning up the streets
www.youtube.com...
v=VUiny3T61jg&feature=player_embedded

Translation from Arabic?
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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Good to see the CIA has at least got those guys some weapons...
And to top it off their audio guys are crappy at dubbing
Need a sound check! Mic check one two



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Never mind translation didn't work when I posted the link. Just put the youtube page through google translate and you get at least a little info.
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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I'll give him credit... That was a good shot.

Do you have any further background to this video?



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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I know we have our problems but this kind of footage should humble a few of us North Americans.

Thanks for the perspective.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by 12voltz
Translation from Arabic?


The guy in the video was saying "God is great" - but idk about the text.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by CREAM

Originally posted by 12voltz
Translation from Arabic?


The guy in the video was saying "God is great" - but idk about the text.

That was certainly the majority of what he said, but there was something else in there that he said in between all of the "God is great"s.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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I don't think it was the sweeper who fired at the tank....You see him nod to someone who comes forward after he leaves.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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The guy who comes out, looks to be wearing the same hat and jacket, so sweeper may have been nodding to "go get the RPG"



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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Try this one as well, with commentary
www.youtube.com...



translation: from the bushes' Now point it at the tank and pull the trigger" shooter;' damn i think we will need a bigger gun'



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by eNumbra
reply to post by ken10
 


The guy who comes out, looks to be wearing the same hat and jacket, so sweeper may have been nodding to "go get the RPG"


Hmm, I'm not sure, are they both wearing the same coloured trousers ?

The vids not clear but I get the impression the sweeper has blue trousers while the shooter has brown ones



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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You may be right, it also appears the jacket is zipped or buttoned so it may be a second person.



Not that it matters.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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Tank Driver should have realised something was up.

whats the point in sweeping?
whys is the sweeper communicating with someone out of view?
why is he looking at the tank?

good shot but! wonder what damage it did.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop

whats the point in sweeping?
whys is the sweeper communicating with someone out of view?
why is he looking at the tank?

He wants a clean yard.
Someone is helping him clean.
"Oh s# there's a tank over there, I hope he doesn't think my sweeping seems suspicious."

It would also be the commander who was responsible for spotting threats iirc, the driver would be concerned with driving.
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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good shot but! wonder what damage it did.

I was asking myself the same question. Its a shame the video stops right after impact.

As a funny aside I think maybe someone said:
"Hey Wahid, its time for a coffee break. Go shoot that tank while I make the brew. We aren't on company time now"


ETA Does anyone know if an RPG hitting (possibly?) the side of a tank will actually cause serious damage to it?
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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Probably none , Except for the crew having a severe headache .It did seem to hit the tracks which would be the ideal shot.
Expect some severe retaliation .
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Most modern tanks have side panels that detect incoming objects and shoot off the side into the incoming projectile, that's why the ideal shot/s is hitting the same part twice



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by eNumbra

Originally posted by CREAM

Originally posted by 12voltz
Translation from Arabic?


The guy in the video was saying "God is great" - but idk about the text.

That was certainly the majority of what he said, but there was something else in there that he said in between all of the "God is great"s.


ِHere's what he says:
"Allaho Akbar" x2 - "God is Great" x2.
"Wama ramayta ith ramayta walakenna-Allaha ramaa" x2 - "when thou threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah´s" x2. (*)
"Allaho Akbar" x7 - "God is Great" x7.

(*) This is part of a whole Aya (verse): "It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah: when thou threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah´s: in order that He might test the Believers by a gracious trial from Himself: for Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things)."

The Aya (verse) is number 17 of Sura (Chapter) number 8, Al-Anfaal (The Spoils of War).

Hope this suffices


Source added for whoever wants to read - Source
edit on 14/12/11 by TitaniumL because: Source added for translation



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
Its a shame the video stops right after impact.


It is a shame you want to see the damage.

If I could go the rest of my life without watching some poor conscript burn to a crisp and bleed out, I'd do it.



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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It does not look like a tank.

It looks more like a Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle.
en.wikipedia.org...

And if it is the people inside have more then a headache as its a thinly armored death trap.

The armor is about a 1 1/3 inches thick

You will note that the RPG explosion was a lot smaller then normal.

This is because most of the force went inside and shredded the contents.
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