Skip to comments.Israel knows how to use Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer
Posted on 05/11/2002 1:26:31 AM PDT by dennisw
INSIDE THE CAMP (Jenin)
The Palestinian fighters had made their own preparations. Booby traps had been laid in the streets of both the camp and the town, ready to be triggered if an Israeli foot or vehicle snagged a tripwire. Some of the bombs were huge as much as 250 lbs. of explosives, compared with the 25 lbs. a typical suicide bomber uses. On Day 2 of the battle, when the town had been secured but the fight in the camp was just beginning, a huge Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer rolled along a three-quarter-mile stretch of the main street to clear booby traps. An Israeli engineering-corps officer logged 124 separate explosions set off by the vehicle. In the camp, the explosive charges were even more densely packed, and tunnels had been dug between houses so that Palestinian fighters could move around without exposing themselves on the street. Many noncombatants had fled; Israeli intelligence believes half the camp's residents had left before the troops arrived, and that by the third day of the battle 90% of the residents were gone. Even so, that left as many as 1,300 people inside the camp. According to leaders of Islamic Jihad interviewed by Time, around 100 of those left were armed fighters...............
The street is a new one, carved by a huge bulldozer out of what was once a narrow alley. It leads to a place where gunmen and tanks forged a new, terrifying chapter in the long wars of the Middle East. The alley was just three feet wide before the Israeli army sent its heavily armored Caterpillar D-9 down what is now a rutted track; as you walk along it, up a mild gradient toward Hospital Street, your feet raise little puffs of dust from the rubble of what were once concrete homes. The path is covered with the litter of war broken sea-green ceramic tiles, a punctured cooking-gas............
NOTE: Israel takes the D-9 and adds armor to it and is also (I am guessing) reinforcing the blade.
One with a 300 gallon bucket at the end of the boom.
You can knock down buildings and pick them up afterward
. Put two snipers in the 3/4 inch steel bucket...you can elevate them 50 to 60 feet above street level.
My opinion is this D-9 is far from the biggest bulldozer around. The blade looks pretty reinforced as it is.
Interesting- we see a lot of similar excavators on roadwork around here.
I guess the Pallies don't have too many asphalt paved roads. Palliland is a Guatemala standard of living in the MidEast desert
LOL! Ain't that the truth? It'd be better than the TV show "Junkyard Wars". My family and all our little bubbas & bubbettes would eat it up. The Israelis ought to think about the marketing aspects...
The Palies scream and yell when their homes are bulldozed and it's understandable. The Israelis are supposed to walk in and get blown up by all those bombs.
|For a dose of truth:|
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part I
Non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
| Steyn: The UN is running out of blind eyes to turn
Interesting link on UN backpedaling
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part II
Palestinians drop their hyped-up "massacre" charges
| The Massacre That Never Was
The testimony of pathological liars
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part III
Jimmy Carter, Mr. Middle East Fiasco, has an opinion
| There was No Massacre in Jenin
The Elite, The Paid, The Gullible all accept Pali lies
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part IV
Yet more non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
| NY POST: THE MASSACRE THAT WASN'T
Peres: There wasn't a house that wasn't booby-trapped
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part V
The Pali's contradict themselves and blame it on Israel
| Steyn: It's time to snap out of Arab fantasy land
Some great Oriana Fallaci quotes/links as well
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part VI
Pali grave digging and UN jury rigging
| Jenin's 'Massacre' Death Toll Reduced to 56
Say it slow: Israelis told the truth, Palis told lies
An interesting juxtaposition of tales:
| Message From An Israeli On The Front Lines
"Entire families exploded themselves! It was horrific."
| Palestinian Fighter admits: No Massacre in Jenin
2,000 bombs and booby-traps placed in the camp
| Pediatrician: terrorists used children in Jenin camp
Doc: IDF did everything possible to avoid civilian harm
| Palestinians Booby-Trap Wheelchair in Jenin
NOTE: The wheelchair was occupied!!
| Jenin War Diary of a Hasidic Soldier - Part I
Israeli citizen-soldier describes what went on in Jenin
| Massacre Claims Unsupported by Pali Fighters
Pali eyewitnesses all support the Israeli version
| Jenin War Diary of a Hasidic Soldier - Part II
There is no army as humane as the IDF
| Palestinian fighter's version of the Jenin battle
Pali Plan: Trap Israeli soldiers, then blow them up
Yellow Journalism: Sensationalism, Yes! Truth, No!
| How the L.A. Times and CNN Distorted Jenin
First, you start with an agenda...
| Jenin: The Big Lie. Fighting the Media War
World media falls for Goebbels's 'Big Lie' ... Again
| The Media and 'The Massacre'
Quick to report fantasy, slow to correct errors
| Atrocities of the British Press
Huge amounts of ink devoted to unverified Pali tales
| Reporters Back Down From 'Massacre' Reports
World press forced to face the truth: No Massacre
| The Big Jenin Lie
Putrid Pali Propaganda Promptly Panned - GO FR!
We're from the UN. We're Here to Help.
| The Overseers of Jenin
Camps run by UN are centers for terror bombings
| U.N.'s Point Man In Jenin
Arafat's militia gangs rely on Mr. Roed-Larsen
| Guilty Until Proven Guilty
Surprise! The UN has a not-so-hidden agenda
| The Jenin Probe Ends
UN unhappy about Israel's possible exhoneration
And so, in conclusion:
| The 'Jenin Massacre' Hoax
Living in a world of monstrous moral inversion
| The Phantom Massacre
War Crimes in Jenin were committed by the Palis
| Terrorists admit they carried out atrocities
Fanatics brutalize women, children, old men
| Jenin's War Criminals
What the Palestinians did was the real war crime