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7:44 am, March 31st, 2017 - 57 comments
Categories: afghanistan, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, war, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: barry soaper, herald, hit and run, idiot, nz herald
Breathless Barry Soaper in The Herald this morning – Exclusive: Another shadow cast over accuracy of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson book
But a weapons expert, asked by NZME to identify the cartridges, said they couldn’t possibly have been fired by SAS troops as they are issued with weapons that fire bullets half the size of the cartridge cases.
“I would say they’re from a large-calibre cannon, from an Apache helicopter,” Richard Munt from Serious Shooters in Auckland said.
Take a look at the Hit and Run website, with a photo of cartridges and the caption:
Empty shell casings were scattered throughout the villages, each stamped ‘30MM HEDP M789’: Apache helicopter high explosive cannon rounds.
That’s quite an “exclusive” you’ve got yourself there Barry.
And by the way, there is no “Tirgiran Village”.
Update (r0b): To their credit, as of 11am this piece of nonsense seems to have vanished from The Herald website. The above link is dead.