News, but not the serious kind
Shooting blanks from some hidden tanks?
The captions on this series of photos say this tank, which is firing blank ammunition, is “releasing smoke bombs to hide itself” during war games.
I can see the tank.
Oh, they can say it’s hiding all they want, but dammit, there it is now, calling attention to itself by shooting off smoke bombs like a North Carolina teenager on July 4.
I can even see it despite all those leaves and branches attached to it. Here it comes, a lumbering shrub with smoke puffs all around it.
“Relax, Sarge. See that bunch of smoke rings moving along over there? Just aim for the middle of all those puffs. You can’t miss it.”
Top and left: A South Korean Army tank releases smoke bombs to hide itself during the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercise against possible attacks by North Korea, at a shooting range near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, 28 miles north of Seoul, June 8, 2011.
Lower left: A South Korean Army tank fires blank ammunition during the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercise.
REUTERS photos by Jo Yong-Hak