Humvee Traffic Driving in Iraq

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    Humvee Traffic Driving in Iraq

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    While amusing ... nevermind ...
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    I was watching a deal where they were showing cars rigged with explosives and a pressure plate on the fromt where if they drove into something,kaboom,I hope those hummer drivers check out the rear before they bump em
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    So...let me get this straight. As long as it isn't some sort of emergency, why the heck are we bumping innocent motorists? No wonder people don't like America....
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    i can understand the need to get through traffic fast, and i will say thats not too bad if they have a reason to get somewhere fast. they aren't slamming into the cars. its a "love tap". but if they are out joy riding and doing that, something is wrong. its only a matter of time till IED's are attached to pressure switches on the rear bumper, like dukalmighty said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    So...let me get this straight. As long as it isn't some sort of emergency, why the heck are we bumping innocent motorists? No wonder people don't like America....
    The policy, as I understand it, is for local vehicles to get out of the way of coalition forces' vehicles because the coalition vehicles are obvious; thus, they are easy targets. Because they are targets they require speed to improve survivability, which in theory decreases the likely hood of being hit by an IED/VBIED.

    Is it right? No. But this isn't exactly Beverly Hills they are driving through, it's a combat zone. Survivability is paramount.

    Plus, Iraqis are NOT westerners. Their culture responds/views the love tap differently than we would, and I'll bet they like it much more than warning shots. What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    The policy, as I understand it, is for local vehicles to get out of the way of coalition forces' vehicles because the coalition vehicles are obvious; thus, they are easy targets. Because they are targets they require speed to improve survivability, which in theory decreases the likely hood of being hit by an IED/VBIED.

    Is it right? No. But this isn't exactly Beverly Hills they are driving through, it's a combat zone. Survivability is paramount.

    Plus, Iraqis are NOT westerners. Their culture responds/views the love tap differently than we would, and I'll bet they like it much more than warning shots. What do you think?
    I wonder if someone who has been there recently can shed some light on this issue, I would be intrested to know myself.
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    If it was me driving a Humvee over there, I'll bump everybody out of the way. Sitting in one spot too long can set you up for an ambush or someone can take pot shot at you. I'd rather keep moving in order to stay alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    The policy, as I understand it, is for local vehicles to get out of the way of coalition forces' vehicles because the coalition vehicles are obvious; thus, they are easy targets. Because they are targets they require speed to improve survivability, which in theory decreases the likely hood of being hit by an IED/VBIED.

    Is it right? No. But this isn't exactly Beverly Hills they are driving through, it's a combat zone. Survivability is paramount.

    Plus, Iraqis are NOT westerners. Their culture responds/views the love tap differently than we would, and I'll bet they like it much more than warning shots. What do you think?
    I drove lead hummer in Iraq from April to Feb 2004-2005. I drove down the middle of the road halfway into oncoming traffic. If a civillian car got too close to me or my tail end hummer, we didnt just bump! We shot!! I have personally run over civillians who wouldnt move (we were under fire), ran oncoming cars off the road and watched them roll over and didnt stop to help, my gunner has turned cars just like those ones into swiss cheese for not moving after a love tap (and no, we didnt stop again).

    This isnt very funny to me, this was just life. I drove down the center of the road for IEDs. I NEVER went close to the shoulder... well... only to start off-roading.

    If someone got in my way, WE moved them... simple as that. That was our policy. WE NEVER STOP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    The policy, as I understand it, is for local vehicles to get out of the way of coalition forces' vehicles because the coalition vehicles are obvious; thus, they are easy targets. Because they are targets they require speed to improve survivability, which in theory decreases the likely hood of being hit by an IED/VBIED.

    Is it right? No. But this isn't exactly Beverly Hills they are driving through, it's a combat zone. Survivability is paramount.

    Plus, Iraqis are NOT westerners. Their culture responds/views the love tap differently than we would, and I'll bet they like it much more than warning shots. What do you think?
    Well then in that light, I think it's fine. It just seemed (from the video) that they were doing it for fun. But if it helps bring more of our brave men and women back home safe, then by all means, proceed with it!! It doesn't hurt anyone, seems to be no damage done, etc. If it was me, then I would just move before I got tapped!!
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    I was a driver in Afghanistan. It is simple math over there, you stop in road = you die (RPG's, VBIED's, IED's, or just the general grenade chunked at the Cupola (Turrett) and rolls into the vehicle from above.) Look at the guys walking down the center, if one has a grenade in his hand and you stop, he can land a grenade in your turrett with the flick of his wrist. A car TRYING to get by you is a real threat and needs to be dealt with, I saw the damage from a car bomb in Downtown Kabul that wiped the entire chassis off the HUMVEE 2 occupants, upgraded armor, and all. My friends body parts were in the trees. Do you REALLYwant to stop and wait your turn in that enviroment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    This isnt very funny to me, this was just life. I drove down the center of the road for IEDs. I NEVER went close to the shoulder... well... only to start off-roading.

    If someone got in my way, WE moved them... simple as that. That was our policy. WE NEVER STOP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    I drove lead hummer in Iraq from April to Feb 2004-2005. I drove down the middle of the road halfway into oncoming traffic. If a civillian car got too close to me or my tail end hummer, we didnt just bump! We shot!! I have personally run over civillians who wouldnt move (we were under fire), ran oncoming cars off the road and watched them roll over and didnt stop to help, my gunner has turned cars just like those ones into swiss cheese for not moving after a love tap (and no, we didnt stop again).

    This isnt very funny to me, this was just life. I drove down the center of the road for IEDs. I NEVER went close to the shoulder... well... only to start off-roading.

    If someone got in my way, WE moved them... simple as that. That was our policy. WE NEVER STOP!
    One last thing I forgot to mention before. I have been blown up 7 times by IEDs and grenades. If I wasnt driving in the middle of the road, I probably wouldnt be here right now typing on my keyborad talking about it!

    When I got home, I actually had a hard time driving my truck down the RIGHT side of the road!!

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    I think they just don't care and have no respect for Americans. Usually when people cut in front of me and they see the the HUMMER in there rear view mirror, they move.
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