Well, that’s one way to test your brakes. It’s probably an even better way to test your testers. Nobody bailed out, so I guess it’s a success. And the tanker didn’t sneeze at an inopportune moment, or discover a bumblebee inside the turret with him at a bad time, or spot his ex-girlfriend standing next to her new boyfriend in the front row, center, or there could have been trouble.
So there’s two conclusions we can draw from the video. The video says this is the Dutch military, so perhaps we’ve learned that the Dutch military consists of very brave persons, worthy of Borderline Sociopathic status. There’s another possibility. The Dutch military is unionized. No, really, there are four unions in the Dutch military. So perhaps they were on a contractually mandated coffee break, and refused to move no matter what. There’s a principle involved, after all.
By the way, isn’t a Leopard tank a German tank? They didn’t used to stop for the Dutch military.
(Thanks to Gerard van der Leun at American Digest for sending that one along. He may or may not be Flemish, could be Walloon, but I know he’s at least a loon)