Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by alexromo, Aug 15, 2008.
some dead bodies warning
blood warning too,. damn
вот интересно снн не напишет случайно что это все после российской миротворческой деятельности в городах грузии?
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its back up
Cant tell who is who ... which ones are the ruskies?
Sorry, I don't read Russian. However, these photos were all pretty obviously taken by a Russian photographer attached to a unit moving deep into Georgia. Most of the mechanized equipment is of Russian design, but since Georgia is similarly equipped we cant identify whose burned out stuff is whose for certain. Wreckage pointed against the flow of traffic was probably Georgian. Though no artillery pieces are shown, there is good reason to suppose that artillery is in train. There are a number of photos taken from different angles of the same wreckage and bodies, so be careful in counting numbers.
Those without uniforms are Georgian resistance, the dead could be either. Some of the bodies are afire, generally that is the result of the combat that killed. However, several of these bodies show signs of bloat, and that occurs after a body has been left for some time (time lapse is hard to judge here because we don't know the temperature). Setting fire to a bloated corpse is something that might be done to the enemy, so tentatively those are Georgian dead. Wounded but still alive photos are almost certainly Russian, unless they are clearly captives.
These photos appear to document a very fast advance through Georgia to a town that is presumably the unit's objective. The advance is in strength and these troops look as if they were staged well ahead of the attack. There has been some stiff resistance and a number of ambushes that have killed some Russians and destroyed some Russian equipment. Local Georgians appear to have joined the resistance to the Russia advance, but they probably are largely ineffective (small arms against armor and large formations of mounted infantry, is mostly doomed in this sort of battle). There are no photos here to suggest that either side is relying on air support systems. These photos seem to suggest a battlefield more closely comparable to the 20th century than to the high-tech warfare that is becoming the norm for the 21st.
The wounds and dead may seem shocking to civilians, but, if anything the photos are documenting a relatively low level of intensity. The Russian unit shown may have only sustained a casualty rate of 5%, but probably a lot less, in my estimation. However, there isn't enough here for any detailed assessment or to make any reliable generalizations. For that we need more and more diverse data, and tools not generally available to civilians.
Russia can't afford boots?
holy shit, that guy with the stab wound on his chest.....................
exif from that picture:
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Image Date: 2008:08:12 12:55:58
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 18.0mm
CCD Width: 14.78mm
Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
ISO equiv: 400
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Action program (based towards fast shutter speed)
I now feel completely secure in regards to american military superiority.
compared to what?
i feel inferoir becasue i cant read all that. terrible