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Russia’s Bunker-Smashing Rockets Have Arrived in Iraq
War is Boring ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jassem Al Salami

Posted on 07/29/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT by C19fan

Photos have appears on Iraqi social media depicting Russian-made rocket artillery arriving in Baghdad. The snapshots, published on July 25, show TOS-1A systems unloading from giant An-124 cargo planes.

The rockets could help Baghdad battle Islamic militants.

TOS-1 was the Soviet army’s secret hammer during the last decade of the Cold War. It fires powerful rockets to smash enemy trenches, fortifications and buildings, cracking defensive lines to allow tanks and infantry to punch through.

(Excerpt) Read more at medium.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; isis; lebanon; rockets; russia; su25
Katyusha rockets on steroids.
1 posted on 07/29/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

It doesn’t matter what you send them, if the Iraqis won’t stand and fight. I hope the Sov, er, Russians sent a planeload of spines along with the rockets.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: C19fan

Nice weapons. But they’re not going to be used for ‘bunkers.’ Try the Mosques and schools in which the Islamist terrorists will be hiding.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 7:44:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: C19fan

Oh, soetoro abandons another ally. Russia steps in to fill the void. Vlad could enhance his resume by rescuing Iraq’s Christians.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 7:44:22 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: All

For my purposes, war is boring site is useless. It doesn’t work in my usual browser.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 7:45:21 AM PDT by veracious
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To: Eagles6
Rescue Christians? That's something obama would NEVER do.
6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:45:45 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: C19fan

If America had a qualified CIC those weapons would be taken out by air power.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:54:54 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Eagles6

France of all places is offering asylum to Iraqi Christians.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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9 posted on 07/29/2014 8:13:26 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: veracious

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/russias-bunker-smashing-rockets-have-arrived-in-iraq-5672b754870
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Works fine for me.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 8:18:43 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Gaffer

In that part of the world, “mosque” is a synonym for “bunker.”


11 posted on 07/29/2014 8:19:47 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: C19fan

I hope we get to the critical point where the crazy extremists piss off all the World powers (especially China) at the same time. It would be great to have a coordinated war uniting the US, Russia, China and others against the Jihadists.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 8:53:28 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: G Larry

What would be the point of that?


13 posted on 07/29/2014 8:56:22 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Little Ray

It doesn’t matter what you send them, if the Iraqis won’t stand and fight. I hope the Sov, er, Russians sent a planeload of spines along with the rockets.

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Agreed. Only time will tell; but I’m beginning to believe that the I-told-you-so crowd of leftists, isolationist libertarians, and Buchannanites has give the current Iraqi government a premature burial.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 9:07:29 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Socon-Econ

I think we are going to see a Iranian/Sunni Iraqi force, equipped by the Sov, er, Russians, contesting ISIS.

I hate cheering for Iranians and Russians, but I hope they win.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 9:19:42 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

I think we are going to see a Iranian/Sunni Iraqi force, equipped by the Sov, er, Russians, contesting ISIS.

I hate cheering for Iranians and Russians, but I hope they win.
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It would help if the Obama regime would simply stop stabbing friendly Iraqis in the back. For example,the administration has been stalling on sending them fighter planes that they want to buy with their own money. The Pentagon has been scripting all sorts of excuses for this, but where there is a will there is a way.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 9:36:35 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: steve86

Strong message to Russia that we won’t stand by and let them arm terrorists.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 10:18:40 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

How so? The arms are being provided to the government of Iraq to fight ISIS.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 11:17:15 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

Imagine that I can’t keep track of the scorecard in that region, regarding who’s on which side....


19 posted on 07/29/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: C19fan

Do they have any MOABS to spare?


20 posted on 07/29/2014 11:53:12 AM PDT by McGruff (Was George Bush a Putinista?)
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To: C19fan

...”Russian-made rocket artillery arriving in Baghdad”....

Not surprising...they’re all over the world since Russia manufactures weapons and sells them to various nations throughout Europe as well. Wasn’t it France recently the US wanted them to NOT purchase from Russia? So Russian equipment can land anywhere.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 12:24:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: Socon-Econ

BTW: I meant Iran/ SHIA Iraqi alliance.
Sorry.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: G Larry

....”I can’t keep track of the scorecard in that region, regarding who’s on which side”.....

Plus they all change sides as well....to the highest bidder or who is winning at the moment. Fluid is an understatement!


23 posted on 07/29/2014 12:26:27 PM PDT by caww
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