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They wanted them out of kuwait

When they were going out of kuwait they

Bomb them more while retreating back to their land

 

Why?

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colemanlee

a. We could

b. To keep them from coming back

c.  Practise   

d.  Further decimation of their Army

e.  All of the above

 

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All that destruction why?   All those bombs and bullets, someone making money!   All those destroyed vehicles will be replaced and you guessed it, someone making money.  Lots of money!  Those destroyed roads will need to be rebuilt, yep someone making tons of money!

 

When they went into Iraq and destroyed all their military equipment, why?  It would all be replaced, we are there in control, whose will they buy?

 

It is all about power, control and someone, but not you or me making money.   Great wealth is created not earned.     Jester

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angbumabasa

a. We could

b. To keep them from coming back

c.  Practise   

d.  Further decimation of their Army

e.  All of the above

 

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You forgot f. They would not surrender

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You forgot f. They would not surrender

I distinctly remember them trying to surrender.  The Commanding General, Arnold XXXXXXXX (cant spell it)  Declaring it is not a surrender it is a rout.   If he had not used up all those munitions and destroyed all their equipment, it would have been the end of his career.    Jester

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Davaoeno

The commentator uses the term " overwhelming air power"   .  That must be kind of easy when the other side has no planes 

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Irenicus

The commentator uses the term " overwhelming air power"   .  That must be kind of easy when the other side has no planes 

 

They had a couple of Sopwith Camels that acquited themselves well.

 

A great tactical victory - and a great strategic blunder.

 

What a waste of lives, time, and money.

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colemanlee

The commentator uses the term " overwhelming air power"   .  That must be kind of easy when the other side has no planes 

I dont think so.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Air_Force

  1990s – Persian Gulf War and no-fly zones[edit]

In August 1990, Iraq had the largest air force in the region even after the long Iran–Iraq War. The air force at that time had more than 750 combat aircraft in its inventory. Theoretically, the IQAF should have been 'hardened' by the conflict with Iran, but post-war purges of the IQAF leadership and other personnel decimated the air force, as the Iraqi regime struggled to bring it back under total control.[10] Training was brought to the minimum during the whole of 1990.

The table below shows the Iraqi Air Force at the start of the Persian Gulf War, its losses, damaged aircraft, flights to Iran and remaining assets at the end of the Persian Gulf War. A proportion of the aircraft damaged may have been repairable or else used for spare parts. This is a combination of losses both in the air (23 aircraft)[12] and on the ground (227 aircraft) and exclude the helicopters and aircraft that belonged to Iraqi Army Aviation, Iraqi Navy and the Aviation wing of the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement.[13]

Iraqi Air Force strength at start of war, losses, flights to Iran and remaining aircraft after war.[13] Aircraft 1990 destroyed damaged to Iran survived Dassault Mirage F1EQ/BQ 75 23 6 24 22 Dassault Mirage F1K (Kuwaiti) 8 2 2 0 4 Sukhoi Su-20 18 4 2 4 8 Sukhoi Su-22R 10 1 0 0 9 Sukhoi Su-22M2 24 2 6 5 11 Sukhoi Su-22M3 16 7 0 9 0 Sukhoi Su-22UM3 25 3 1 0 21 Sukhoi Su-22M4 28 7 0 15 6 Sukhoi Su-24MK 30 5 0 24 1 Sukhoi Su-25 72 31 8 7 26 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21/F7 236 65 46 0 115 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23BN 38 17 0 4 18 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML 39 14 1 7 17 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF 14 2 5 0 7 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MS 15 2 4 0 9 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23UM 21 8 0 1 12 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25U 7 3 2 0 2 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25RB 9 3 3 0 3 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25PDS 19 13 1 0 5 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29A 37 17 4 3 13 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29UB 4 0 0 1 3 Tupolev Tu-16 3 3 0 0 0 Xian H-6 4 4 0 0 0 Antonov An-26 5 0 3 0 2 Ilyushin Il-76 19 3 1 15 0 Dassault Falcon 20 2 0 0 2 0 Dassault Falcon 50 3 0 0 3 0 Lockheed Jetstar 6 4 0 1 1 Aero L-39 Albatros 67 0 1 0 66 Embraer Tucano 78 1 6 0 64 FFA AS-202 Bravo 34 5 5 0 17 Eloris trainer 12 0 0 0 12 BAC Jet Provost 15 0 0 0 15 MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 14 1 6 0 6

During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the Iraqi Air Force was devastated by the United States, the United Kingdom and their allies. Most airfields were heavily struck, and in air combat Iraq was only able to obtain four confirmed kills (and 4 damaged and one probable kill), while sustaining 23 losses.[12] All of the out of service (six)Tupolev Tu-22s that Iraq possessed were destroyed by bombing at the start of Operation Desert Storm, though they had already been withdrawn from the inventory of the Iraqi Air Force and were simply used as decoys and do not appear on the operational list of lost aircraft from the Iraqi Air Force (like all other old aircraft which were used solely to deflect raids from operational assets).

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Davaoeno

Yes you are right , they did have some planes !!

 

However:

 

By 2003, Iraq's air power numbered an estimated 180, of which only about a half were flyable.[20] .

On the brink of the US led invasion, Saddam Hussein disregarded his air force's wishes to defend the country's airspace against coalition aircraft and ordered the bulk of his fighters disassembled or buried.

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colemanlee

Yes you are right , they did have some planes !!

 

However:

 

By 2003, Iraq's air power numbered an estimated 180, of which only about a half were flyable.[20] .

On the brink of the US led invasion, Saddam Hussein disregarded his air force's wishes to defend the country's airspace against coalition aircraft and ordered the bulk of his fighters disassembled or buried.

And that applies to the first gulf war how? 

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Davaoeno

And that applies to the first gulf war how? 

 

 

You mean there was more than one gulf war ?? Damn you Yanks get around !! 

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colemanlee

You mean there was more than one gulf war ?? Damn you Yanks get around !! 

I guess you were here watching TV Patrol...sorry...did you know Canada actually had AC there?  Not that I remember what they were doing, we were a little busy....

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Davaoeno

AC ?   - I'm sure you dont mean air con , so I'm guessing its a military term ?

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