Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Soviets Went Bust. America Next?

The headline is mine only, but it has to be a fair question when you read about the amount of kit the air force is building up in Iraq to reinforce the capability of doing what the Air Force does best, blowing shit up, and blowing shit up with an ever increasing frequency.

I won't even mention the Navy with it's one hundred plus ships stationed in the area. The whole killing machine has gone rogue, consuming everybody and everything that gets in it's path. Madness.

Away from the headlines and debate over the "surge" in U.S. ground troops, the Air Force has quietly built up its hardware inside Iraq, sharply stepped up bombing and laid a foundation for a sustained air campaign in support of American and Iraqi forces.

Squadrons of attack planes have been added to the in-country fleet. The air reconnaissance arm has almost doubled since last year. The powerful B1-B bomber has been recalled to action over Iraq. more

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