Video: Remedial ballistics training for AFP photographers

posted at 11:26 am on August 27, 2007 by Allahpundit

The Dissident Frogman sees a problem, the Dissident Frogman corrects that problem. Via Karol, who’s left me shamed and insecure by beating me to the punch on this. Click the image to watch.

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Good stuff, loved the “outtakes” at the end.

P.S. GCP had this up on Friday, but its definitely worth spreading to a larger audience!

Fatal on August 27, 2007 at 11:33 AM

LMAO!!!

amerpundit on August 27, 2007 at 11:36 AM

I heart the Dissident Frogman : )

Laura02420 on August 27, 2007 at 11:37 AM

Boomstick go shooty!

infidel4life on August 27, 2007 at 11:37 AM

A friend emailed me the link to this video over the weekend. Excellent, even a libtard should be able to grasp the basics. :)

wytammic on August 27, 2007 at 11:41 AM

Sweet……..

doriangrey on August 27, 2007 at 11:45 AM

I don’t know… that was still pretty technical for the AFP. Even after that fine instruction I still wouldn’t bet on the AFP’s ability to distinguish between a shooty and a non-shooty.

Maxx on August 27, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Damn. Can’t get the video.

Kowboy on August 27, 2007 at 11:48 AM

That was hilarious. Made my morning.

Lehosh on August 27, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Outstanding stuff…ROFLMAO

Ochlan on August 27, 2007 at 11:49 AM

Of all French films and French mime acts, I can unreservedly say this was my favorite.

see-dubya on August 27, 2007 at 11:51 AM

That is Awesome!

Bad Candy on August 27, 2007 at 11:51 AM

Just reminds me I’ve not been checking up on the French anti-jihadi blogs. The Dissident always creates top notch stuff, really liked his choice of music – the Bollywood track was also in “Inside Man”, which is on heavy rotation on my cable package right now.

libertarianuberalles on August 27, 2007 at 11:52 AM

I love the music. It’s nice to know Bollywood is catching on among neocons.

Killgore Trout on August 27, 2007 at 11:46 AM

The first song was made famous in the John Wayne movie Hatari. I can’t remember the exact title, but it something to do with the elephants. Some help here!!!
Thanks.

Tennessee Dave on August 27, 2007 at 11:54 AM

“And this is my BOOMSTICK!”

Any fan of “Army of Darkness” is a friend of mine!

CurtZHP on August 27, 2007 at 11:54 AM

Pointy shooty funny! And those fake bloopers at the end, TOO funny!

Re: Hillary quote from Karol…Solid Gold Gotcha.

RushBaby on August 27, 2007 at 11:55 AM

I love it!

JamesLee on August 27, 2007 at 11:55 AM

“Now both ends no-pointy”

Hilarious, I hope he didn’t miss the old Hag’s house.

(just an example)

Speakup on August 27, 2007 at 11:56 AM

OOOPPPSSS! I didn’t watch the whole video the first time.
Baby Elephant Walk.

Tennessee Dave on August 27, 2007 at 11:57 AM

Briliant!

Romeo13 on August 27, 2007 at 11:58 AM

No Shooty: LOL

The AFP shouldn’t have a problem understanding that one.

deesine on August 27, 2007 at 11:58 AM

I went back and read the comments on the video. There is a worthwhile exchange between the Frogman and a polite Lefty.

RushBaby on August 27, 2007 at 12:03 PM

Nice!

Digg it.

profitsbeard on August 27, 2007 at 12:04 PM

Quality.

Asher on August 27, 2007 at 12:06 PM

DFrog missed a good opportunity to diss the press on their misuse of the word clip as opposed to magazine – the uninformed’s (e.g. AFP) prefered lingo. But then, that would have been w-a-a-a-y too difficult for an AFP’er.

eeyore on August 27, 2007 at 12:06 PM

Wait, wait, wait…

Is he suggesting the media faked a photo?

MadisonConservative on August 27, 2007 at 12:08 PM

eeyore on August 27, 2007 at 12:06 PM

He kinda did, notice that he had BOX MAGAZINE in bright color, and indicated it was new terminology for media to use? Maybe he coulda been a bit more direct, but I think it was good enough.

Bad Candy on August 27, 2007 at 12:33 PM

And he gets bonus points for the Army of Darkness reference.

Bad Candy on August 27, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Wow, I can’t believe that a “news agency”(AFP)could be that ignorant. See this is what happens when you try to protest a war and guns all at the same time. Laughable.

ericire12 on August 27, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Is he suggesting the media faked a photo?

Non. Rapport faux.

Asher on August 27, 2007 at 12:37 PM

I didn’t know the frogs were able to own hardware like that…

I’m gonna practice catching the ejected case now…nice move :-)

Ochlan on August 27, 2007 at 12:45 PM

that was great!

Weight of Glory on August 27, 2007 at 12:45 PM

shooty…. no shooty
LMAO

I loved the outtakes too.

peski on August 27, 2007 at 12:50 PM

A few sane people left in Europe…..

Clark1 on August 27, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Finally saw it. It was worth all the trouble. That was hilarious.

Kowboy on August 27, 2007 at 1:13 PM

Just Splendid!!!

JimK on August 27, 2007 at 1:20 PM

I laughed so hard I got tears in my eyes and my asthma acted up.

JinxMcHue on August 27, 2007 at 1:32 PM

Wait, wait, wait…

Is he suggesting the media faked a photo?

MadisonConservative on August 27, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Real picture–fake headline!

Tennessee Dave on August 27, 2007 at 1:38 PM

Ochlan on August 27, 2007 at 12:45 PM

Mrs. See-Dub and I were wandering through Paris one day six or seven years back and ran across a gun store. Not just airsoft replicas, real rifles and expensive shotguns. (I don’t recall any handguns). Imagine my surprise.

I don’t remember the prices and they were closed either for lunch or a long vacation, so I didn’t get a chance to go in and visit. But I think it was near the Rue Tabac, if you’re ever over there.

see-dubya on August 27, 2007 at 1:46 PM

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA!!!!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

Talon on August 27, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Mrs. See-Dub and I were wandering through Paris one day six or seven years back and ran across a gun store. Not just airsoft replicas, real rifles and expensive shotguns. (I don’t recall any handguns). Imagine my surprise.

I don’t remember the prices and they were closed either for lunch or a long vacation, so I didn’t get a chance to go in and visit. But I think it was near the Rue Tabac, if you’re ever over there.

see-dubya on August 27, 2007 at 1:46 PM

Odd, as France’s gun laws are very strict indeed. I wonder what kind of hoops the ordinary citizen (that includes the dissident frogman i assume) would have to jump to get a piece of hardware like the one he was holding.

madne0 on August 27, 2007 at 2:01 PM

The ironic thing about this great clip, is that most of the main stream media will actually learn a great deal from the video that they did not know (but had been reporting on). Many were probably pausing, rewinding, and taking notes.

King of the Britons on August 27, 2007 at 2:03 PM

An honest to god journalist!

Kini on August 27, 2007 at 2:09 PM

Sorry for topic-drift…

I found this interesting article from 1997…didn’t find any modern details of how things may have changed since then.

Ochlan on August 27, 2007 at 2:43 PM

F*in’ HIGHlarious! ROFLMAO!

Miss_Anthrope on August 27, 2007 at 3:29 PM

Tennessee Dave on August 27, 2007 at 1:38 PM

Wait, wait, wait…now you’re suggesting the media embellished a headline in order to smear US troops?

Now you’re really reaching…

MadisonConservative on August 27, 2007 at 3:31 PM

Why can’t I get the vid?

csdeven on August 27, 2007 at 5:10 PM

That was great. Marcel Marceau has met his match.

Mojave Mark on August 27, 2007 at 8:13 PM

Why can’t I get the vid?

csdeven on August 27, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Because Fred says you’re not worthy!
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The Dissident Frogman has been around for a long time and is one of, if not the best foreign blog for general commentary. He should be on everybody’s “daily read” list. His design and layout is so well done that I have never started my own blog because DF’s mere existence makes me ashamed of my week Web-fu.

TBinSTL on August 27, 2007 at 10:50 PM

Some years back, I was visiting my French (ex-)girlfriend, and in the county-fair type place in central Paris, was a booth that let you win a prize for shooting at the white space between two concentric circles. I tried twice. My girlfriend and her gal-pal were very impressed with my skill, but the proprietor wouldn’t give me credit because shye said I had hit the lines. Problem was that the distance between the two lines (couldn’t have been more than 3mm) was less than the width of the bullet (.22). I found the refusal to be pretty astounding, but the girls didn’t really mind–and that’s what’s really important.

But I did learn that guns for hunting were still allowed in France, under some circumstances.

urbancenturion on August 28, 2007 at 1:35 AM