Skip to comments.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?
Terrorists are buying shovels en mass from Home Depot
No, I hear the bad guys are driving and using all the equipment which was abandoned and turned over to them.
Never heard that. Ocean transport isn’t particularly expensive. But many other factors may have influenced the call.
If true, it’s a good place to hide the stuff out in the middle of nowhere in the featureless Iraqi desert.
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?
I bet the jihadis can find them...
... or maybe they brought them in from Syria.
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.
Does this help answer the question?:
Then again maybe not.
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.
I think this is bleed-over rumor from a John Ringo or David Drake novel called the Last Centurion.
It smells like the pitch for a new Markie Mark movie.
In every war we leave equipment behind of just destroy it because it is cheaper. I am sure we did so in Iraq.
They're not there anymore.....the chemical weapons were shipped to Syria and the uranium was sold and shipped to Canada back in 2005.......
they were pushed overboard during the evacuation of Saigon due to lack of deck space to land them all safely.
I don’t know but I wouldn’t be surprised. We and the Brits did a lot of that after WWII.
“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.
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