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Are U.S. Vehicles, Weapons And Supplies From Desert Storm Buried in the Iraqi Desert?

Posted on 06/13/2014 10:53:16 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

A West Point grad once told me that the U.S. Army decided it was cheaper to bury Operation Desert Storm goodies under 30 feet of Iraqi desert than to bring them home. Anybody else hear this?


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1 posted on 06/13/2014 10:53:16 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Terrorists are buying shovels en mass from Home Depot


2 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:32 AM PDT by Viennacon
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No, I hear the bad guys are driving and using all the equipment which was abandoned and turned over to them.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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Never heard that. Ocean transport isn’t particularly expensive. But many other factors may have influenced the call.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 10:56:43 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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If true, it’s a good place to hide the stuff out in the middle of nowhere in the featureless Iraqi desert.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 10:57:14 AM PDT by Red Steel
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its possible - doesn’t it happen after all wars?

Remember, politicians don’t care about money, and most military managers do not look beyond the next approved budget outlays and what it costs to transport and maintain such equipment.

Remember the story about 40+ new Spitfires that were buried in Burma after WWII?


6 posted on 06/13/2014 11:00:03 AM PDT by PGR88
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Thought these and other military designed vehicles were being given freely to all law enforcement departments in the U.S. That means every Barney Fife will be driving his own bullet proof, air polluting over sized road destroying ATV.
7 posted on 06/13/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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Are U.S. Vehicles, Weapons And Supplies From Desert Storm Buried in the Iraqi Desert?
Yeah, right next to Saddam's WMDs - great hiding spot.
8 posted on 06/13/2014 11:03:06 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Some of Saddam's WMD's are buried there too.

I bet the jihadis can find them...

... or maybe they brought them in from Syria.

9 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:56 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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I don’t think they bothered burying them. The military abandoned hundreds (thousands?) of broken down and cannibalized vehicles and gave many more to the Iraqi government.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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Does this help answer the question?:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/15/gear-galore-left-in-iraq-as-last-troops-pull-out/?page=all

Then again maybe not.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 11:10:33 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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I remember the end of the war in Nam when the choppers were pushed over the sides of carriers. Maybe for a space saving measure or maybe it was just taxpayer money so who gives a d—n.

The story of buried transport and weapons is probably true.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:39 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Citizen Zed

I think this is bleed-over rumor from a John Ringo or David Drake novel called the Last Centurion.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:57 AM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: Citizen Zed

It smells like the pitch for a new Markie Mark movie.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 11:12:59 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Citizen Zed

In every war we leave equipment behind of just destroy it because it is cheaper. I am sure we did so in Iraq.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 11:17:24 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Citizen Zed

“Desert Storm”


16 posted on 06/13/2014 11:19:16 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Yeah, right next to Saddam's WMDs

They're not there anymore.....the chemical weapons were shipped to Syria and the uranium was sold and shipped to Canada back in 2005.......

17 posted on 06/13/2014 11:20:18 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

they were pushed overboard during the evacuation of Saigon due to lack of deck space to land them all safely.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 11:22:40 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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I don’t know but I wouldn’t be surprised. We and the Brits did a lot of that after WWII.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 11:24:00 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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“I remember the end of the war in Nam when the choppers were pushed over the sides of carriers.”

The helicopters were aircraft from the South Vietnamese armed forces in April 1975. It would have taken too much time and space to store them so the decision was to push them overboard.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 11:25:12 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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