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"Madness or Heroism": Discusses footage of a Houthi carrying out a wounded comrade under fire from small arms

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Footage from Yemen is circulating online. This is a one-minute video that captures the movement of one of the representatives of the Houthi group operating against the Yemeni government forces and the so-called Saudi coalition.

Husit carries his wounded comrade on his shoulder, quickening his pace and often almost running. At this time, fire is fired at him from a small weapons.

The footage shows how bullets hit the ground literally a meter away from a moving person. At the same time, their movement is carried out in an open, open space, where there is no way to hide.


This video is actively discussed on the network. Some believe that a fighter of the Houthi detachment is showing real courage and heroism, taking out a wounded comrade from under the fire.

Others called this option of movement in open space under enemy bullets "dementia and courage", noting that the Houthi detachment could have already lost two of its soldiers due to the extreme risk.

This is some kind of madness and incredible risk.

Also, a version appeared on the network that the footage was "training in one of the Houthi units - for psychological endurance." It is noted that with such a fire from an automatic weapon, a person walking through the desert in real combat conditions would have long been hit by a bullet. However, in the Arab segment of the Internet, such statements and assumptions are refuted.
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  1. dorz
    dorz 11 October 2020 14: 14
    65
    Our exploits

    On July 17, 1941, in the Belarusian village of Sokolnichi, Lieutenant-General of the 4th Panzer Division, Friedrich Henfeld wrote in his diary: “In the evening, an unknown Russian soldier was buried. He fought alone. He fired from our guns at our tanks and infantry. There seemed no end to the battle, his courage was astounding ... It was real hell. ”

    This unknown soldier was 19-year-old senior sergeant of the 55th rifle regiment Nikolai Sirotinin, who with a 76-caliber gun voluntarily remained to cover the retreat of his comrades. The battle lasted three hours, and even after damage to the gun, Nikolai shot the enemy with a carbine. A nineteen-year-old Russian boy destroyed 11 tanks, 7 armored vehicles and 57 infantrymen.
    1. seti
      seti 11 October 2020 14: 17
      48
      These shots once again show that the warring Houthis are extremely motivated to defend their land and their comrades / relatives. And what a gap between them and the Saudi hirelings fighting for the loot.
      1. Dude
        Dude 11 October 2020 14: 30
        15
        They have motivation, of course, be healthy!
        But the usual "inshaallah" is also present - everything is in God's hands, only what Allah wants will happen.
        This is the philosophy of life. Not bad, not good, not reasonable, and not the opposite - just ... just the way she is.
        What happened in this case - heroism, a philosophical attitude to life, or deep faith - who knows? ..
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 11 October 2020 14: 59
          +3
          Quote: Dude
          But the usual "inshaallah" is also present

          Will Saud be like that? In a foreign land, fighting for wages?
          So, first of all, the protection of their homeland. And as for "everything is in the hands of God" - it is not for nothing that they say that there are no atheists under the fields.
        2. Senka naughty
          Senka naughty 11 October 2020 21: 25
          0
          Quote: Dude
          What happened in this case - heroism, a philosophical attitude to life, or deep faith - who knows? ..

          Everything is much simpler, synthetic "captagon" (purified amphetamine).
    2. Aleksandre
      Aleksandre 11 October 2020 14: 28
      -47 qualifying.
      Quote: dorz
      A nineteen-year-old Russian boy destroyed 11 tanks, 7 armored vehicles and 57 infantrymen.

      The story is, of course, beautiful, but fantastic.
      1. seti
        seti 11 October 2020 14: 36
        +8
        Quote: Aleksandre
        Quote: dorz
        A nineteen-year-old Russian boy destroyed 11 tanks, 7 armored vehicles and 57 infantrymen.

        The story is, of course, beautiful, but fantastic.

        1. Aleksandre
          Aleksandre 11 October 2020 14: 40
          -63 qualifying.
          Quote: seti
          [media = http: // https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = 4EHRDt4o1Fc]

          There is no diary, no traces of that very chief lieutenant, that's what is most important. But patzreots love heroic stories, even if they laugh at the "exploits" of Hollywood movie heroes.
          1. seti
            seti 11 October 2020 14: 52
            14
            [media = https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = 4EHRDt4o1Fc & t = 236s]
            Here's a direct link to the Searchers. Have you tried to look for something yourself? Search engine to help.
            1. Aleksandre
              Aleksandre 11 October 2020 14: 57
              -31 qualifying.
              Quote: seti
              [media = https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = 4EHRDt4o1Fc & t = 236s]
              Here's a direct link to the Searchers. Have you tried to look for something yourself? Search engine to help.

              Are you seriously throwing me a link to a video built on emotions, not facts?
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      2. dorz
        dorz 11 October 2020 14: 48
        15
        Quote: Aleksandre
        Quote: dorz
        A nineteen-year-old Russian boy destroyed 11 tanks, 7 armored vehicles and 57 infantrymen.

        The story is, of course, beautiful, but fantastic.


        An ordinary Soviet nurse, a 20-year-old girl in captivity, killed 20 fascists at once in the commandant's office, 4 of them with a rifle butt.

        Look for sources and read for yourself sad
        1. Aleksandre
          Aleksandre 11 October 2020 14: 58
          -23 qualifying.
          Quote: dorz
          An ordinary Soviet nurse, a 20-year-old girl in captivity, killed 20 fascists at once in the commandant's office, 4 of them with a rifle butt.

          Not a nurse, but a scout. Not in the commandant's office in captivity, but in battle, in the field. They were all wrong.
          Maybe you should learn to look for sources?
      3. Nychego
        Nychego 11 October 2020 16: 06
        11
        Quote: Aleksandre
        The story is, of course, beautiful, but fantastic.

        The story is just very glorious.
        Success (not victory) in that battle was ensured not only by the courage of the Red Army soldier, but also by the competent choice of position, camouflage and the first gun shots fired by the battery commander (he knocked out the leading and trailing tanks in the column and both tanks trying to open access to the bridge by pulling the front line tank), who were later wounded and retreated after the retreating troops.
        Nikolai Vladimirovich Sirotin's decision to stay in position and continue the battle was undoubtedly courageous and sensible: a good position, the possibilities of resistance were not exhausted, the shells were present, the gun was in good order.
        The decision not to surrender could be dictated not only by the soldier's personal courage, but also by his assessment of his real state, but this is just a zone of speculation, which I will not enter.
        The fight was perfectly prepared and skillfully carried out.
      4. AVA77
        AVA77 11 October 2020 19: 51
        +3
        How dashingly you deprive a person of the right to act, perhaps leveling himself with a loved one. But he is not you or me, he is a MAN. And it doesn't matter what was in his soul and what he thought about at the last moment.
        This is not our business. He left as a MAN and people remember that!
        1. Aleksandre
          Aleksandre 11 October 2020 20: 29
          -15 qualifying.
          Quote: AVA77
          How dashingly you deprive a person of the right to act, perhaps leveling himself with a loved one. But he is not you or me, he is a MAN. And it doesn't matter what was in his soul and what he thought about at the last moment. This is not our business. He left as a MAN and people remember that!

          Can I have more capital letters next time? It goes so well for exalted and pretentious children ...
          1. AVA77
            AVA77 12 October 2020 09: 34
            +1
            Or you can do something in Russian, in your native language, chew for stupid quilted jackets recourse Exalted, pretentious, what are you talking about? request
            1. Aleksandre
              Aleksandre 12 October 2020 10: 57
              -5
              Quote: AVA77
              Or you can do something in Russian, in your native language, chew for stupid quilted jackets recourse Exalted, pretentious, what are you talking about? request

              There is such a good folk saying, just Russian: "To teach a fool is only to spoil."
              1. AVA77
                AVA77 12 October 2020 12: 34
                +1
                Eat don't choke. Russian proverb.
              2. AVA77
                AVA77 12 October 2020 18: 59
                0
                Shit, a simple Russian folk word, and it has nothing to do with you ..
                1. Aleksandre
                  Aleksandre 12 October 2020 19: 44
                  0
                  Quote: AVA77
                  Shit, a simple Russian folk word, and it has nothing to do with you ..

                  And you do not shine, for such a time you could think of a funnier one.
                  1. AVA77
                    AVA77 12 October 2020 19: 49
                    +1
                    Funny puss laughing I pissed, Ava not? tech is your problem.
      5. Puler
        Puler 11 October 2020 23: 44
        0
        The fact that you don't know the well-known facts of history speaks of gaps in your education, or the absence of a word at all ...
        1. Aleksandre
          Aleksandre 12 October 2020 10: 59
          -4
          Quote: Puler
          The fact that you don't know the well-known facts of history speaks of gaps in your education, or the absence of a word at all ...

          It's funny that not a single screaming hamster ever bothered to bring any data.
          And so, yes, "it is common knowledge", hehe ...
          1. AVA77
            AVA77 12 October 2020 20: 21
            +1
            I am giving the facts. And today, tomorrow, not everyone can watch. Rather, not only everyone can watch, few can do it. Klitschko.
      6. Senka naughty
        Senka naughty 12 October 2020 01: 49
        +2
        Quote: Aleksandre
        The story is, of course, beautiful, but fantastic.

        Such stories encourage heroic deeds, and such exploits win battles. An unconventional, bold act can turn the tide of events on the field. Not madness and courage, but courage and determination.
        1. Maverick1812
          Maverick1812 12 October 2020 13: 18
          +1
          Exactly! According to all canons, the defenders of the Brest Fortress were not supposed to fight the superior forces of the Wehrmacht. But they fought, having accomplished an immortal feat! And no matter how anyone wanted to distort, Russians and Ukrainians and Belarusians were in their ranks shoulder to shoulder!
    3. napalm
      napalm 11 October 2020 14: 42
      +5
      During the storming of Smolensk by the French, there was a similar case. A cannon had to be adjusted against one person.
    4. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 11 October 2020 14: 54
      +2
      Who cares why he did it, and how our ancestors did it, see here.
      A very interesting version of the nature of the heroism of the soldiers:
      1. paul3390
        paul3390 11 October 2020 15: 17
        10
        They say that when in the 90s Sokolov was tried, like one of the leaders of the early AKM, he was asked a question during the medical examination:
        - Is he ready to die for the Motherland?
        - Of course, he answered ..

        He was diagnosed with suicidal tendencies. belay That's all there is to know about the so-called democratic values ​​.. bully
    5. Maz
      Maz 11 October 2020 15: 55
      +7
      Quote: dorz
      Our exploits

      On July 17, 1941, in the Belarusian village of Sokolnichi, Lieutenant-General of the 4th Panzer Division, Friedrich Henfeld wrote in his diary: “In the evening, an unknown Russian soldier was buried. He fought alone. He fired from our guns at our tanks and infantry. There seemed no end to the battle, his courage was astounding ... It was real hell. ”

      This unknown soldier was 19-year-old senior sergeant of the 55th rifle regiment Nikolai Sirotinin, who with a 76-caliber gun voluntarily remained to cover the retreat of his comrades. The battle lasted three hours, and even after damage to the gun, Nikolai shot the enemy with a carbine. A nineteen-year-old Russian boy destroyed 11 tanks, 7 armored vehicles and 57 infantrymen.

      There are also protocols of interrogation of the villagers. They were herded to the soldier's funeral. And there, in these protocols, there is a description of this very gun, the Germans drove the locals to carry it to the burial place and the local men saw both the gun and the empty boxes and the carbine casings. And that he had only six out of sixty shells. He shot the rest. And also a monument was erected on the site, even during the union. A cannon on a pedestal. And the kid is a little baby meter sixty and a kilogram fifty.
  2. Dart2027
    Dart2027 11 October 2020 14: 14
    +9
    a man walking through the desert in real combat conditions would have been hit by a bullet long ago by fire from an automatic weapon
    If the shooter knows how to do this, then probably yes, but not everyone who has a weapon in their hands can shoot well
    1. Andrey VOV
      Andrey VOV 11 October 2020 14: 21
      28
      absolutely right ... this on the couch all amazes everyone with one shot ... but here ... without proper shaping and skill at a great distance on a moving target, not everything is so simple ... but the man is great ... die yourself, and help out your comrade!
      1. Asad
        Asad 11 October 2020 14: 27
        0
        Do Barmaley have no shooting training?
        1. Dart2027
          Dart2027 11 October 2020 14: 30
          +1
          It all depends on the specific shooter.
        2. Andrey VOV
          Andrey VOV 11 October 2020 20: 51
          +6
          Have you seen their favorite action? To beat with long bursts into the white light as a pretty penny, and often stupidly stick out a machine gun from a trench or a stone and water without looking)))
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 12 October 2020 02: 42
            +1
            Because of the Fence from outstretched hands, they like to water in bursts)))
    2. aybolyt678
      aybolyt678 12 October 2020 05: 45
      +3
      the top photo shows how they shoot without aiming, but only towards the target, raising the machine gun high above their head. In real shots, they often have this.
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 11 October 2020 14: 16
    +8
    "Madness or Heroism": Discusses footage of a Houthi carrying out a wounded comrade under fire from small arms
    Well, where is the line between dementia and courage? Nowhere. When you tell yourself you need to. Then it turns into a feat And you sweep aside all doubts. Then it turns into a feat.
    1. Hypertension
      Hypertension 11 October 2020 14: 42
      13
      If the Houthi's actions are not heroism, then what is heroism? A real feat.
      1. Slon1978
        Slon1978 13 October 2020 07: 07
        +1
        I am sure this is training. I saw something similar to the video of the 2nd Chechen Company. There an officer, by sight a Yakut or a Kalmyk, chased conscripts in a circle and shouted "Attention! Shelling from close range!" shot them at their feet from an AK-74 from about 10 meters. Then he explained to the journalist that this is how he trains the perception of the soldiers to shoot at them, because such a shot differs in sound from just a shot somewhere to the side. And in the video for the article, I think, just the same training, but combined with the transfer of a friend. Otherwise they would have fired in bursts and the Houthi would have been killed long ago.
        1. Hypertension
          Hypertension 13 October 2020 10: 02
          0
          Quote: Slon1978
          I am sure this is training.

          There, one shot almost hit him in the heel.
          Quote: Slon1978
          Otherwise they would have fired in bursts and the Houthi would have been killed long ago.

          There was a video, from a recent one, where Armenians shot retreating Azerbaijanis. So there, too, they did not shoot in bursts, although the target was group. Maybe this Houthi is still far away and is being fired at from SVD or something similar?
    2. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 11 October 2020 14: 56
      +4
      I agree with you! At such moments you don't think, but you do
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 October 2020 14: 19
    +1
    So this video is 4 years old.
  5. Mwg
    Mwg 11 October 2020 14: 24
    0
    A feat is when you risked your life every day for the sake of those who are near and it became public
  6. orionvitt
    orionvitt 11 October 2020 14: 25
    14
    That's right. Why are Russians considered one of the best fighters in the world? Because, perish yourself, but help your comrade. One of the reasons the Houthis are holding on. The armies of those countries where, in order to avoid higher losses, abandon their wounded (and even killed), are doomed to defeat.
  7. SaLaR
    SaLaR 11 October 2020 14: 31
    0
    A feat ... Madness ... This is war ... And it is not for the "couch" heroes to judge this ...
    1. nnm
      nnm 11 October 2020 14: 41
      11
      Yes, the question is that this is a very specific, specialized site and for the most part there are no vyunos with a naive look sitting here. And the guys, whose shoulder straps not only next to the avatar, but also had / are on their shoulders for many years.
      1. Machito
        Machito 11 October 2020 14: 47
        +3
        Quote: nnm
        Yes, the question is that this is a very specific, specialized site and for the most part there are no vyunos with a naive look sitting here. And the guys, whose shoulder straps not only next to the avatar, but also had / are on their shoulders for many years.

        A colleague, do not pay attention to the freshly reared trolley meat.
      2. SaLaR
        SaLaR 11 October 2020 17: 48
        0
        to wear shoulder straps ... and to fight very different things ... Fortunately, I myself did not have to ... but for 2 years I served with the Afghan officers ... they talked a lot about what happened there ... and about such cases too ... because I was in the special forces one motto "Die yourself, but help your comrade"
        1. Doliva63
          Doliva63 11 October 2020 20: 23
          +1
          Quote: SaLaR
          to wear shoulder straps ... and to fight very different things ... Fortunately, I myself did not have to ... but for 2 years I served with the Afghan officers ... they talked a lot about what happened there ... and about such cases too ... because I was in the special forces one motto "Die yourself, but help your comrade"

          And here I will argue. "The challenge is above all." Have you heard? Every time we have to look for parity.
          1. SaLaR
            SaLaR 11 October 2020 20: 29
            0
            I agree. For parity drinks But if there is even the slightest chance ... Comrades are not abandoned .. soldier
            1. Doliva63
              Doliva63 11 October 2020 20: 43
              +1
              Quote: SaLaR
              I agree. For parity drinks But if there is even the slightest chance ... Comrades are not abandoned .. soldier

              Friends are never abandoned drinks
              1. SaLaR
                SaLaR 11 October 2020 20: 46
                0
                For friends and comrades drinks
                1. Doliva63
                  Doliva63 11 October 2020 20: 54
                  0
                  Quote: SaLaR
                  For friends and comrades drinks

                  Are you from Maryina Gorka? Once upon a time, the second brigade was after Neutimen. cool good I only served in army companies. But my classmate was your brigade commander. For friends and comrades drinks
                  1. SaLaR
                    SaLaR 11 October 2020 20: 57
                    +1
                    DMB 90-92 "spider" radio operator-reconnaissance ... There were the best in the Union)) good
                    1. Doliva63
                      Doliva63 11 October 2020 21: 22
                      +1
                      In fact, there was an experimental team. You even had the only officer company in the Union. On the one hand, it's a pity that it didn't happen, on the other - well, glory be to Allah laughing Well, the radio operator is the second most important person in the group after the commander. drinks I have a "demobilization" for medical reasons - 91 years old with removal from military registration - deputy head of the corps intelligence. It was boring, kapets!
                      1. SaLaR
                        SaLaR 11 October 2020 21: 27
                        0
                        Well, yes .. the only company in the Union .. and the only one in the Union who had his own personal chevron .. which has now become a symbol of the brigade .. By the way, we called the officers "jackals")))) am
                      2. Doliva63
                        Doliva63 11 October 2020 21: 33
                        0
                        Quote: SaLaR
                        Well, yes .. the only company in the Union .. and the only one in the Union who had his own personal chevron .. which has now become a symbol of the brigade .. By the way, we called the officers "jackals")))) am

                        I heard about the "jackals". They called me the Seagull behind my back. laughing
                      3. SaLaR
                        SaLaR 11 October 2020 21: 35
                        0
                        For officers drinks
                      4. Doliva63
                        Doliva63 12 October 2020 18: 39
                        0
                        Quote: SaLaR
                        For officers drinks

                        We will! drinks And I would add - for us, for all!
  • Doliva63
    Doliva63 11 October 2020 19: 56
    0
    Quote: SaLaR
    A feat ... Madness ... This is war ... And it is not for the "couch" heroes to judge this ...

    Ha. In the end, it is the couches that fight. So they have the right laughing drinks
    1. SaLaR
      SaLaR 11 October 2020 19: 57
      0
      Persuaded ...))) drinks
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 11 October 2020 19: 58
        0
        Quote: SaLaR
        Persuaded ...))) drinks

        And then! laughing
  • Slasherrus
    Slasherrus 11 October 2020 14: 39
    +3
    Yes, you can immediately see the guy with the eggs, not this tolerant rabble who wore skirts to protest the rape of his women
  • svp67
    svp67 11 October 2020 14: 41
    +3
    That's why they win
  • Oleg Bykov
    Oleg Bykov 11 October 2020 14: 53
    10
    The man is, of course, a hero! We talked about this almost 3 years ago.
    1. Gofman
      Gofman 11 October 2020 15: 24
      +2
      "Any misfortune that occurs on earth and with you yourself is recorded in the Scripture even before We created it. Truly, it is easy for Allah. (57:22)" If the Scripture was written that he should die there, then this would have happened even if he had then put on a ton of armor and buried five meters into the ground. And if it is written that nothing will happen to him there, even a thousand snipers will not be able to hit him. Maktub.
      1. pristav
        pristav 11 October 2020 23: 41
        0
        Why is this here?
        1. Oleg Bykov
          Oleg Bykov 25 October 2020 22: 54
          0
          Psychological preparation. Like "Fais se que dois adviegne que peut!"
  • taiga2018
    taiga2018 11 October 2020 14: 55
    +5
    Madness can be called only by those who seriously believe that, for example, surrendering Leningrad to the Germans would be better than defending it in a complete blockade ...
  • Alexga
    Alexga 11 October 2020 15: 05
    +6
    Taking out a wounded comrade from under fire is the duty of every Warrior (with a capital B).
    1. SaLaR
      SaLaR 11 October 2020 18: 06
      +1
      Die yourself, but help your comrade out ... This is the only way to win! Realizing that you will not be abandoned, and always feeling the shoulder of a friend
  • certero
    certero 11 October 2020 15: 12
    +4
    In absolutely all armies that are considered normal, rescuing a wounded or captured comrade is considered the highest valor. Americans in Vietnam used to spend several people to rescue a downed pilot
  • 9 Shaft
    9 Shaft 11 October 2020 15: 12
    0
    War brings together, heightens feelings ... Youth and heroism, fear and dedication, betrayal and sacrifice are nearby.
  • dimz
    dimz 11 October 2020 15: 17
    +3
    Old video. They are civilians. He puts up with his own brother. It's impossible for them to quit. And this is good, as I see it.
  • Crabong
    Crabong 11 October 2020 15: 25
    -1
    The Houthis are noble warriors!
    1. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu 11 October 2020 16: 26
      0
      So they are fighting there continuously since the time of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and greet him! An unhappy country, which has become an arena for measuring some bodies between the Saudis and Iran.
  • Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 11 October 2020 17: 30
    0
    Eagle !!!!!!!!! soldier
  • chingachguc
    chingachguc 11 October 2020 18: 09
    +1
    when this person dies - the world will become poorer
  • bald
    bald 11 October 2020 18: 50
    -4
    Of course it's a fake, it's funny, yes, speaking of courage.
  • beeper
    beeper 11 October 2020 23: 25
    +1
    It happens (it’s not for nothing that they say “The bullet is afraid of the brave!”) - in spite of everything, like a charmed man, the brave man remains, for some time, invulnerable even under heavy fire and it seems as if the Higher Forces are helping him! yes
    Moreover, judging by the sounds, his comrades also covered, "crushed" enemy riflemen with fire, not allowing them to conduct aimed fire (although there were very close hits in the ground nearby and, probably, the rustle of bullets flying quite near the head, this Houthi fighter also I heard...)!
    Not everyone could do that! Well done Warrior !!! good
  • Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 12 October 2020 06: 41
    +4
    I do not understand the purpose of discussing the video, is it considered staged or condemned for "recklessness" when taking out a wounded under fire?

    What is the difference between a military unit and a gang? Combat coherence and mutual assistance. The plans for tactical training will work out the evacuation of the wounded.

    20 years ago, I was shell-shocked, with a splinter under the knee was also pulled out by a fighter, I weighed at least 86 kg., 8 kg armor, unloading 3-4 kg, machine gun, bandolier with VOGs ...