Yes this isn’t the latest news and there is a reason for that I was pondering, the reason being was firstly it was too close to the Manila incident and unless the SAF have been trained a different way it was a waste of time and if the SAF were involved with the Manila bus incident (I don’t know) then their techniques and training were wrong as well as the fact correcting it would take at least a year.
So today I was just browsing and thought I would have a quick look and sadly I was disappointed. Before you even run the video have you noticed the window blasts are in a triangle? They are supposed to be rectangle and big enough for someone to pass through quickly once detonation. The force is bunched up and very obvious on approach which is fine if they boarded within the first few seconds. But like the actual bus incident that caused this rethink they have given time to the person inside the vehicle. The light explosion in the bottle I can’t even understand why they are making a show of it the entry is confined and awkward to access.
Now I am trying not to do the “what would I do” because personally I think they need outside help with counter terrorist specialists which is more accessible than most people would believe. With the current Muslim extremist issues counter terrorist and intelligence agencies have been doing joint training and information sharing worldwide. I won’t post too much as you can research it (otherwise there is enough for a whole sub-section) but on June 3 –5th of this year there was a conference held in Russia involving 63 countries to do with counter terrorism. It would make sense for the Philippines to tap into some of the members for help in training the specialised units needed here. I know there is a pride thing going where asking for help may seem wrong but lets not forget most other countries regularly train together to learn from each other and its the only way to improve. If you take a look at other videos around such as on YouTube just count the seconds on how long it takes other special forces to clear a vehicle.