Friday, December 18, 2015
Vietnam deja vu all over again? This time think Igloo White, the Ho Chi Minh Trail and Commando Hunt, all from that era of the Second Indo-China War.
Daesh = the Islamic State. ISIL.
From Sputnik Russian combat aviation in Syria putting the big hurt to the tanker truck fleet of ISIL!
"Russian Jets Destroy Over 1,200 Fuel Trucks Carrying Daesh Oil in Syria"
Since September 30, the Russian aviation group in Syria has destroyed 1,200 fuel trucks carrying illegal oil, the Russian General Staff said Tuesday.
"Since the start of the air campaign, Russian aircraft have destroyed over 1,200 such trucks," - - Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy.
"The Russian airstrikes continue to focus on destroying sources of illegal revenue for terrorists in Syria," - - Rudskoy.
"Over the past few weeks, the intensity of [Russian] strikes on targets of Daesh and other terrorist groups has been increased. Russian aviation continued to give priority to undermining the terrorists' sources of income in Syria." - - Rudskoy.
ALL THIS IS REMINISCENT OF THE AMERICAN AERIAL OFFENSIVE DURING THE SECOND INDO-CHINA WAR? PRODIGIOUS NUMBERS OF ENEMY SUPPLY TRUCKS DESTROYED. RESULTS IN HINDSIGHT AND AS ALLEGED PROBABLY UNSUBSTANTIATED!!
"during the Vietnam War. During Commando Hunt for example, the Air Force claimed that 46,000 PAVN trucks had been destroyed or damaged by air strikes in Laos. These figures were hard to reconcile with the 6,000 trucks imported annually into North Vietnam between 1965 and 1970 – for all of its operations."
Bomb-damage-assessment [BDA] always difficult under all circumstances. You believe what you want to believe too!! Keep on trucking!