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2012-08-03 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Leader's Weapons Under Strain
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Posted by phil_b 2012-08-03 01:24|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [565 views ]  Top

#1 According to his bio, Chivers is a former marine who served in Desert Storm. His website talks about how Gaddafi met his end from weapons taken from his own inventory, but conveniently omits the fact that these self-same weapons were impotent against Gaddafi's armor, artillery and air attacks, until NATO jumped in and took out those assets. This guy's not an observer bloodlessly analyzing both sides' military capabilities based on numbers, equipment, organization and so on. He's already picked a winner based on a NATO intervention that may or may not materialize.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-08-03 20:03||   2012-08-03 20:03|| Front Page Top

#2 From the NYT: C.J. Chivers takes up a growing issue for the military of President Bashar al-Assad: troops have weapons that do not match well with the civil war they are now fighting.

Here, this guy's talking about how Assad has too many heavy weapons. I have to shake my head in disbelief. Heavy weapons are how you minimize friendly casualties. They are why powerful countries have large numbers of them, and armies that have very few are merely a step up from militias. How does he think the US achieved 20 to 1 kill ratios in Vietnam? Via light infantry one-shot one-kill engagements?
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-08-03 20:37||   2012-08-03 20:37|| Front Page Top

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