Iraqi Insurgent with RPG Video
This video taken in Iraq shows an Iraqi man aiming a RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) at Coalition forces. The insurgent is targeted by machine gun fire and killed before he can launch the RPG explosive warhead.
Rocket Propelled Grenades are generally fired at short range, so the time between launch and impact is typically no more than a second or two. There are a wide variety of RPG warhead types, but many employ a focused blast or shaped charge warhead capable of penetrating considerable armor, provided the warhead is detonated at the proper distance from the armor surface.
What is a RPG?
The RPG-7 is a recoilless, shoulder-fired, muzzle-loaded, reloadable, antitank grenade launcher. It fires a variety of 85-mm rocket-assisted grenades from a 40-mm smoothbore launcher tube. The launcher has two hand grips; a large optical sight; a thick, wooden heat guard around the middle; and a large, flared blast shield at the rear of the tube. The launcher is 953 mm long without grenade and 1,340 mm with grenade. The launcher weighs 7.9 kg and the grenade 2.25 kg.
In the video, you can see red tracer rounds that are used to improved accuracy against “dismounts” or dismounted infantry forces.
Video: This frame from the video shows that the “tango” is neutralized and friendly forces did not suffer a hit from the RPG grenade.
Analysis: This man is a moron who wasted his life and will never see “Allah”. The coalition forces will eventually turn over power to the Iraqi provisional government. The coalition forces will also depart Iraq and do not intend to stay there one second more than necessary. Why? It sucks there.
In the near future, there will be democratic elections. This man would have had the new right to pick his new government in a peaceful manner. Instead, he choose to attack those who were there to give him freedom by liberation from a cruel dictator.
Alas, what do you expect from people who are culturally 5 hundred years in the past?