Saturday, June 6, 2015


This is coolbert:

The suggestion of Colonel Austin Bay having been ignored, the Pentagon having devised a different solution to the problem.

From DEBKAfile:

2 June.

"Some 2,000 US AT-4 anti-tank weapons consigned for Iraq"

"A Pentagon official reported that of the 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank weapons destined for Iraq, 1,000 were delivered directly to the government in Baghdad. The other half will be held by the US-led coalition for training Iraqi troops and future contingencies. The official said the AT-4s would serve as defense against approaching explosives-vehicles driven by suicide bombers, such as ISIS used in the capture of Ramadi last month."

This supposes personnel skilled in the use of the AT-4 and willing to stand fast as the truck bomb approaches. Those truck bombs can take out an entire city block in one fell swoop. You need to combat the truck bomb from a long distance.

I think even the most casual of observers has an intuitive sense that high-tech weaponry is NOT the remedy to the Iraq situation. The moral is to the physical as three is to one. How to provide that degree of resoluteness and will power? That is the question.

Or are my pronouncements and instance of: "those furthest from the scene of the action often have the loudest voices!"


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