Friday, July 15, 2005

How do you say "Oh shit!" in Arabic

...because I think I hear it at the very end of this video captured by Iraqi insurgents.

Army Times we have the story of the shooting, survival, and honor of Army Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer. You see, what he did was after everything was over with, he treated the man who shot him earlier. He is a medic.
During a routine patrol in Baghdad June 2, Army Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer, a medic, was shot in the chest by an enemy sniper, hiding in a van just 75 yards away. The incident was filmed by the insurgents. ... was knocked to the ground from the impact, but he popped right back up, took cover and located the enemy’s position.

After tracking down the now-wounded sniper with a team from B Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Iraqi Army Brigade, Tschiderer secured the terrorist with a pair of handcuffs and gave medical aid to the terrorist who’d tried to kill him just minutes before.
You can hear on the video "Allah u-akbar" being repeated over and over after the shot by the "sniper" and his buddies. You can hear a tightening of their voice as they realize, "Ummmm. He just got up. He has a gun. He has friends. Maybe we should put down the camera."

Much mumbling happens right prior to the video ending.

BTW, if you want to see REAL professionalism. REAL training. REAL American military quality in action. Watch this video in action. This is not Hollywierd. This is a real person that was shot and saved by his vest. Watch how he reacts. Would you react the same way? Do you carry extra shorts with you socks in a pocket of your DCUs?

Just asking. Bravo Zulu Private. Promote that man.

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