Originally Posted by Khemik@L
We've seen this clip out of context. When you watch it within context of the rest of the movie especially what happens next it might make more sense. We shouldn't make full judgement from partial clips. But I do know what you mean though. As it stands alone it does look kind of silly but my guess is they wanted to trap him before some kindah "kill move"
If you really want to know, the flamethrower soldiers just trap Cap so that reinforcements can show up and hold him at gunpoint because the Skull wanted him captured