Saturday, May 30, 2015


This is coolbert:

Thanks to Colonel Austin Bay and the Strategy Page Internet web site we have more cogent explanation of what has recently transpired at Ramadi.

"Counter ISIL's Truck Bombs with Real Close Air Support"

You need to read the entire article!!

As excerpted:

"VBIED (VBID) is a military acronym for Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device. That translates in civilian as truck bombs, or conceivably, armored car bombs. Pack a vehicle with explosives and detonate it near a target . . . In the Middle East truck bombs are typically employed as kamikazes. Suicide drivers guide their trucks to targets. Kamikazes were smart weapons. So are VBIEDs."

"On May 14, ISIL used at least three VBIEDs in a near-simultaneous attack. The bombs detonated, leveling a city block. ISIL fighters followed the blasts with a ground assault."

"ISIL's Ramadi tactical plan used VBIEDs the way US commanders employ an artillery preparation or air strike."

The suicide bomber on foot wearing an explosive vest or in a vehicle equipped with a blockbuster bomb an integral part of all ISIL operations.


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