How Malian Troops Train

They are too poor to train with real bullets

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+18 1. MrPappi commented 11 years ago

Well... Sounds worked fine when I was a kid. Dunno if their IRL enemies would lay down voluntarily ;-)
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+19 2. name1 commented 11 years ago

people might laugh when they see this, but the truth is very sad. This way they won't be prepared at all for a battle they don't even want to fight.
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+41 3. Oddi commented 11 years ago

pew pew pew motherfuckers!
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+15 4. psBigFanSnotr commented 11 years ago


[voice-over] For want of sufficient ammunitions, Malian troops have to use their imagination.

[interview]They are pretending the enemy target is right over there, in front. They are trying to get the target. The other squad is coming over to support them and together they will make the objective.
Whereas the other squad that has gone over to the left side, [accent too strong to understand]

[voice-over] This assault made no victims, but the army can't wait to get even after last spring's defeat.
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+20 5. igotjunk commented 11 years ago

I remember this.... "I got you, you're dead" ... "NO!, you missed, I got you! You're Dead." ... "No, You're Dead... Lay Down!" ... "NO! You Lay Down" ... "YOU LAY DOWN!" ... "YOU LAY DOWN!" .... then someone gets hit with a gun.
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+10 6. banzemanga commented 11 years ago

Maybe, if all the nations were just as poor then the third world war will just bet fought with sticks.
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-5 7. Dmitry commented 11 years ago

no wonder they got owned by an al-qaida gang! :D
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+5 8. Chingis commented 11 years ago

So they don't have ammunition. Is that why EU involving Mali conflict?
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0 9. ImprsdBySmartVid commented 11 years ago

I feel [accent too strong to understand] is "Maintenant eux avancent pour marcher sous leurs appuis" which could be traduced as "Now they advance under their support" (they == the first squad)
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+16 10. havix1 commented 11 years ago

#6 Then someone will put a nail in the stick and it all starts again
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+2 11. therob42 commented 11 years ago

Pew pew pew....bang bang bang...pew pew Ohhh you got me, uuggggghhh.
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+4 12. K1R commented 11 years ago

That's why Islamist took control of their country and now they need some real ammo!
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+6 13. archis commented 11 years ago

#5 You did'nt hit me coz I am in a tank.
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+5 14. cmmd commented 11 years ago

If you had military training yourself You would know that using imaginary bullets are common practice in certain part of your training. I wouldn't want to know how many victims there would be if you put live rounds on first timers magz.

Learn the basics first (Weapon handling, combat, squad...), even then you'd want to use blanks on that kind of training.
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+1 15. huldu commented 11 years ago

Well from the upside they won't have any "accidental" deaths while training, like we do every so often using live ammo.
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+6 16. RetroGrade77 commented 11 years ago

#15 We? Are you actually in the military? I am and I don't know the facts off the top of my head but I'd be very surprised if anybody has died in all of the branches in training from a gunshot in the past 10 to 15 years. Heat injury, yes. Falls, probably. Maybe, even heart problems. But a shooting death in training? I've never heard of one. It's not inconceivable but our safety practices are pretty rigorous. Considering how many rounds we put down range in a year the number of incidents of any kind are very low.
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+2 17. kirkelicious commented 11 years ago

Now do a rocket launcher!
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+2 18. teopoulos commented 11 years ago

I'd like to see a sniper with a silencer :D
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+2 19. sux2bu commented 11 years ago

What kind of mouth mask is that first guy wearing?