Israel, of course, is the killdozer pioneer

IDF armoured D9 bulldozer

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  1. Note how the Israeli bulldozer in the bottom photo is so threatening that small children walk right up to it!

    • Just ask Rachel Corrie about how threatening those 'dozers are.

      • zonereyrie says:

        I have very mixed feelings about things like this.

        On the one hand this was an idealistic young person standing up for what she thought was right.

        On the other she was standing up for what she thought was right - in front of a bulldozer that was obviously not stopping. When it was obvious he was still advancing - like when she was *on the mound of earth being pushed* - it was time to get the fuck out of there. You tried, it didn't work, time to bail.

        Sometimes I suspect I'm getting too cynical. Like when a bunch of people went to Iraq to play 'human shield' for GWII I just remember thinking "They're not going to care - probably won't even know you're there. They're going to bomb the target with you there or not." And they did. I think they were idiots - barely even got a mention outside the fringe press as far as I could tell.

        Idealism taken too far.

        Then again I know I'm a cynical bastard and I don't think protests like this ever really make a serious difference. They may stop for that day - but they'll just come back when the protesters have moved to some other site.

        • willco says:

          There ought to be a 'darwin exemption' in the whole matyrdom thing.

          "No, we're running short on arab virgins, we're having to ration them to people who didn't freakin' deliberately blow themselves up."

      • Sure, if you trip and fall under one.

      • ak_47 says:

        The story of Rachel Corrie is not so simple as it may seem at first glance.

        http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=2156&catcode=10

    • fzou says:

      Note how it's driving away from them. Idiot.

      • But surely the bloodthirsty Zionist just flipped it into reverse and squashed all the peaceful children, because their goal is to kill Palestinians, right? Right?

        • jwz says:

          I am absolutely not pro-Palistinian -- I find both sides approximately equally despicable, so I don't really give a fuck which side wins, except that it sure is a shame that so many people are going to end up dead either way.

          However, I humbly suggest that there is no justification that can be issued by anyone with a shred of human decency for methodically and repeatedly driving bulldozers through houses that people are living in. This goes for slumlords in New York chasing squatters off "their" property just as well as the IDF.

          It is objectively monsterous behavior, and if you can't get past whatever political glitch you have to see that, then please report to deprogramming immediately.

  2. martling says:

    And yes, in this picture it's the kids throwing stones that are the terrorists.

  3. ninevah says:

    If only the dude in Colorado had had one 'o those. *heavy, saddened sigh*

  4. abates says:

    I need one of these to drive to work in.

    Finding parking is no problem - it makes its own parking.

    • lars_larsen says:

      How long before Hummer produces a knock-off?

      The new H3 Dozer, it gets 0.06 miles to the gallon!

      • jkonrath says:

        They already have an H3 coming out, though. It's an ineffective SUV merged with an ineffective pickup truck to make an ineffective passenger vehicle. So basically look for every idiot in the world to buy one in 2005. Maybe GM can strike a deal with Caterpillar to make the H4 killdozer, but they will most likely fuck it up like they did with the design of the H2, and base the whole thing on an existing GM truck frame so it's totally useless.

        After I saw the USS Missouri battleship last year, I googled around and figured out that at its top speed of 32 knots per hour, its fuel use was about 18 FEET per gallon, or .0034 MPG.

        • lars_larsen says:

          Yes, the gas milage of a fully loaded supertanker is even worse. On the order of a half dozen feet per gallon. :)

          Thats why supercarriers are nuclear :) Otherwise there would be no way they could fit any equipment or airplanes under the decks, all the space would be taken up by diesel fuel.

        • spampy says:

          They already have an H3 coming out, though. It's an ineffective SUV merged with an ineffective pickup truck to make an ineffective passenger vehicle. So basically look for every idiot in the world to buy one in 2005. Maybe GM can strike a deal with Caterpillar to make the H4 killdozer, but they will most likely fuck it up like they did with the design of the H2, and base the whole thing on an existing GM truck frame so it's totally useless.

          General Motors needs to change their slogan to: "GM: The Mark of Uselessness".

          i had heard about the H3 project two years ago, but i had hoped that gm had come to its senses and killed off the project by now :/

          of course, gas might be $3-4/gal by then, so maybe crappy SUVs wont be so popular...

  5. simmonmt says:

    That thing is pretty impressive looking. I wonder what it's designed to withstand? As to the guy in Colorado, I thought one of his mistakes was not protecting the treads, but judging by these pictures, it seems the IDF doesn't do it either. Why is that? Surely it's easier to knock a tread off than it is to get into the passenger compartment.

    I'm also confused as to the point of the thing hanging off the back. Are you supposed to hook a backhoe on, or is it useful in its own right?

    • ydna says:

      The thing on the back looks like a trenching claw in some of the other pictures. Handy for tearing up buried (x,*^"*0&wD;

      NO CARRIER

  6. scosol says:

    hahah- i set up my soundsystem for a party in front of one of those- and uh- had some fun action in the cab :P

    how long do you think before a few people put some Browning .50s in one and go to town?

  7. suppafly says:

    where's the bulldozer overlords comment??