This should piss off the libtards. . .

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TGregg, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. TGregg


    . . . something fierce. :)

    SISTANI, Afghanistan – In comes "The Joker."

    That's the nickname given by the crew to one of the 72-ton, 40-foot (12-meter)-long Assault Breacher Vehicles. Fitted with a plow and nearly 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms) of explosives, the Breachers, as they are commonly known, are the Marines Corps' answer to the deadliest threat facing NATO troops in Afghanistan: thousands of land mines and roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices, that litter the Afghan landscape.

    The Breachers, metal monsters that look like a tank with a cannon, carry a 15-foot (4.5-meter) -wide plow supported by metallic skis that glide on the dirt, digging a safety lane through the numerous minefields laid by the Taliban.

    If there are too many mines, the Breachers can fire rockets carrying high-grade C-4 explosive up to 150 yards (meters) forward, detonating the hidden bombs at a safe distance so that troops and vehicles can pass through safely.

    The detonations — over 1,700 pounds (770 kilograms) of Mine Clearing Line Charges — send a sheet fire into the air and shock waves rippling through the desert in all directions.

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  2. Why would this "piss off" anyone other than members of Al-Qaeda? If you're going to flame, at least aim.
  3. Lucrum


    Would would? Please elaborate.

    Keep in mind
  4. At the rate these monsters move, they should be able to clear Afghanistan of mines in err... 10^6 years. Can't say they not making progress, though they will probably use up all the fossil fuels on the planet before mission accomplished.
  5. Tresor


    Why would this "piss off" anyone other than ... US taxpayer? Clear idiocy :D
  6. I think he just got done watching Transformers and the hormones
    haven't subsided yet.
  7. maxpi


    You can clear mines with a big metal net pulled by a helicopter.. it's a proven thing but the army won't buy it, not for 20 years now...