Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Putting their Photoshop skills to good use.

Folks at the Chinese military forums are having issues with the new PLA infantry gear -- they look too GLA (Global Liberation Army) like. In protest, they put their Photoshop skills to good use. In their view, if they are looking like the GLA, they might start acting like the GLA i.e. leaving their old non-intervention stand behind.  A change that is not welcomed.

Here is the PS-ed US DOD style photo.  I have to admit, the "price of freedom" slogan is a nice torch.
The original photo



What's the 'GLA' doing with its 'dumplings'? Find out online
http://military.globaltimes.cn/china/2011-05/659990.html
Source: Global Times
By Xu Tianran

A newbie entering an online military forum may be baffled by jargon including references to the "GLA" launching warships like "dumplings into boiling water."

But seasoned browsers know that GLA stands for "Global Liberation Army," a sarcastic nickname for the US military, while the dumplings refer to its mass production of naval vessels.

Initially invented as a precaution against the leaking of military secrets, such slang terms are now being popularized by military enthusiasts, Pei Shen, a senior editor at the military channel of the huanqiu.com website, said.

7 comments:

Justin said...

Maybe I'm just not cool enough but this protest confuses me.

Someone explain.

Coatepeque said...

added a line to the post

"In their view, if they are looking like the GLA, they might start acting like the GLA i.e. leaving their old non-intervention stand behind"

jc.yin said...

Can someone tell me what type of uniform is that? I've never seen this type of uniform before, are they reserved for the special forces or will they be planning to equip it to the regular troops.

I actually quite like the design of it, despite it resembling the GLA a bit I think it still looks better than the "steal helmet and bayonet look" of the old days :p

Jing wei said...
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Jing said...

Standard type 07 uniform, just desert/alpine colors.

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8421/platype07.jpg

It's the second one in the row.

Josh said...

I'm with Justin. I have no idea what all this is about.

Justin said...

@ josh, I think I understand now. (thanks coatepeque) The PLA in that picture looked very much like the US Army aka sarcastically called here "the global liberation army"