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November 7, 2014

The Dreaded GoPro Tanks

Civilian life appears to be equally worthless, if not more so.
Consequently, the residents of Jobar have apparently fled, leaving not even a dog in the street. The concept of collateral damage simply doesn’t exist. Other videos, depicting cities like Daryya, have a Grozny-like, or Berlin 1945 quality about them. They are completely smashed. Gates are flung into the street, steel grills are twisted like spaghetti, buildings are pockmarked with the measles of small arms fire, roofs are blown in. Every now and again a building spontaneously collapses. Nobody notices.
Unlike the videos provided by the Syrian rebels, the dreaded GoPro tank videos are not punctuated by Allah Akbar! x 20. When the tanks return to base, the crew wearily climb out of the tank, remove the steel cables, wires and pieces of roofing that have festooned themselves on the armored vehicle; they dust off the dreaded GoPro and stumble away, presumably to some meal of flat bread and hummus, if that. Or perhaps some vodka with the Russian.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 7, 2014 10:28 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Unfortunately, the Syrians are getting a little bit better at this narrow set of tank missions. Their first efforts were all mistakes, and it was evident that they never read the book on tank tactics. It was as if they learned how to fail at armor warfare from the vaunted Iraqi re-pube-licking guard.

BTW, those rebels videos are 3 times as lame. They yell and do the end goal dance whenever they see their weapons fire. Many of the hits they get on tanks are just the reactive armor shrugging off the rounds. Idjits!

Posted by: Casey Klahn [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 7, 2014 12:42 PM

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