Colombian army river ambush video

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  1. The Colombian army made a "funniest home video" of their raking this boat with machine gun fire. Click where it says "video"; then click where it says "banda ancha" (broadband).
    if anyone can speekie de lingo please translate a bit of the text as to tell the gist of the tale please.

    'row, row, row the boat.......'
     
  2. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    Hmmm....pretty sick...no possibilty of anti ambush in that one. 'TAKE...blub blub blub......'
     
  3. Why is it sick , without a translation we don't know what the context is. ie Who is the bloke with a yellow circle round him and why ?
     
  4. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    I understand its an ambush....call me old fashioned but the idea of multiple positions opening up with what at least is GPMG, but which sounds bigger to me, is.....sick. You are of course right tho' the guy in the boat might have skinned 100 children alive.
     
  5. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    Also...and am I wrong in this...they all have hoods...then are sitting upright and plodding along at a leisurely pace...I think these guys should maybe lose the hoods and lower their heads :? I suppose they thought they had cover(t/ed) heads.
     
  6. Isn't that the whole point of an ambush ?
     
  7. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

  8. i'm not sure, but i think the bloke circled in the vid is holding a rifle,
     
  9. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    ....pretty scarey when you have multiple gun groups along the bank....so maybe not so much an ambush as a.....
     
  10. Ambush?

    How can you do a platoon ambush without multiple gun groups? Or are you suggesting that every second man should hold fire, to make it more sporting? :?
     
  11. Rougho Translationo is....

    Video of the Army reveals the death of supposed chief of the Front 44 of the Farc

    Élmer Mata Caviedes, who according to the recording died in a military operation, was a son of the integral (now deceased member) of the secretariat, Noel Mata Mata.

    The videotape recorded by men who took part in the combat, shows the moment in that a command of the Lancers' Grouping (Aglan Det) engaged five longboats where there were mobilized members of the oriental block of the Farc on the river Papunaúa (Vaupés).

    Élmer Mata or ‘ Albeiro Cordova ’ was intercepted in a stretch of the river by the specialist group, which managed to locate it after intercepting a communication from a phone satellite, as it informed THE TIME last October 31.

    In the image, ‘ Cordova ‘ is in the front part of the longboat and seems as if he had detected the military men camouflaged in the swamp on the banks of the river. Nevertheless, the man tries to give orders.

    In this moment, the military men receive the order to shoot and a blast of machine guns and rifles impact on the boats.

    ‘ Cordova ‘ and ‘ Hyacinth ‘, chief of the front 39 – who also was mobilized in the longboats–, die at once. According to information of the Army, the guerrilla column (approximately 100 men), was going to Pipe Rubiales, where three petroleum wells exist.


    Who was ‘ Albeiro Cordova ’?

    Élmer Mata Caviedes, alias ‘ Albeiro Cordova ’, was a member for more than 30 years of the Farc and was a son of Noel Mata, ‘ Efraín Guzmán ‘, member of the secretariat that died in 2003, and was replaced by Iván Rivers. He was a member of a kidnapping syndicate involved in the kidnapping of 2.200 inhabitants of Port Alvira.
     
  12. Edited because Pompeysailor got there first :)

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  13. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    ...sure that's not 5 men in a motor boat?
     
  14. The guys in the boat are FARC narco/terrs.

    Edited beause Pomps beat me to it.
     
  15. How in the name of all that's holy do you kidnap 2,200 people?

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