Air strikes fail.
Strikes Fail to Dislodge ISIS in Iraq
“Rolling Thunder 1965: Anatomy of a Failure
More than a decade after the fall of
to theNorth Vietnamese army, the American failure in the Vietnam War remains an
enigma. No one has convincingly and authoritatively explained how a military
superpower such as the United States could be humbled by a small, backwardSouth
Asian nation and forced to withdraw ignominiously from a war in which it had
invested over 50,000 lives and untold treasure. The mystery remains in spite of
a voluminous but incomplete historiography of the war and of the strategy that
led to little but failure and frustration for the United States.1 Much of
the available literature centers on a search for scapegoats for the American
failure.2 Some ofthe senior participants in the war have written memoirs
(often with an all-too-obvious ax to grind), but many memoirs of key decision
makers have never appeared, creating an information void that still waits to be
“How did the theory of strategic bombing hold up in practice? The amount of resources dedicated to the combined bomber offensive was immense. As much as 40 to 50 per cent of the British war effort went into the RAF and the USAAF consumed as much as 25-35 per cent of
output. The USAAF grew to 2.4 million men in June 1944, or over a third the
size of the US Army. The operational costs were steep. RAF Bomber Command lost
8,325 bombers and 64,000 casualties among their aircrew. The USAAF lost 8,237
bombers and 73,000 crew members which exceeded total USN and USMC casualties in
the Pacific. Additionally, an estimated 600,000 German civilians died in the
bombings. The effectiveness of the bombing is still being debated. The United States
commissioned a study titled “The United States Strategic Bombing Survey Report”
(USSBS) after the war. The USSBS report looked at both sides of the combined
bomber offensive and came to the conclusion that strategic bombing was a
failure. Among the many factors contributing to the conclusion was the fact
had a great deal of slack industrial capacity so that even at the height of the
bomber offensive in 1944, armaments production actually increased. Another
critical factor was the strategic air offensive against Germany was not
a constantly pursued, single-minded affair in its execution. Bombers were
diverted to the battle of the Atlantic, to operations in North Africa, to
prepare for the Normandy invasion and to
support breakout of the allied armies in Northern France
in 1944. In fact, the USSB report noted “It is of vital significance that of
all the tonnage of bombs dropped on Germany, only 17 percent fell prior to
January 1, 1944 and only 28 percent prior to July 1, 1944”. The Combined
Bomber Offensive did have successes however. The most important accomplishments
were the destruction of the Luftwaffe in aerial combat by the introduction of
long range fighters such as the P-51 that could escort bombers on deep
penetration missions into Germany.
Secondly, the strategic bombing campaign diverted resources from the German
army to home defense. The draining of one million men to operate the air
defense network of the Reich was the equivalent of opening another front. The
bombing also absorbed not only manpower but industrial production to include
scarce petroleum that could have been used elsewhere. The bombing’s impact on
morale was the least understood and definable aspect of the campaign.
Certainly, there was widespread hardship and misery inflicted by the bombing
but German worker morale did not collapse as Douhet, Trenchard and Mitchell had
predicted. German workers continued to produce weapons and German soldiers
continued to fight almost to the very last. Did strategic bombing win the war?
By itself, no but it was certainly a factor in Germany’s defeat.” http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/failurestratbombing.aspx
Of course they fail. That is the whole point of them. The slow grind down of the dynamism of the west is what we have at work here.
As I’ve mentioned before why have the slobs who sat around scratching their arses all day got all the cash after two wars fought by European men to save humanity? Remember all the crap propaganda that western societies got fed about the evil that threatened to enguilf all? Tellingly all one needs to do is check the people who never got involved in this dire threat to their existence. Their existential threat was so great they couldn’t be bothered to get off their arses and yet when the gunfire and sniper stopped they were all of a sudden around the UN table to load up their bank balances with all the free money provided by the dead men of Europe and
Because there never waas any threat to humanity. Simply that Europeans had got too successful and were to be taken out by the clowns who do fuck all all day but scratch their exhaust ports and belch.
Any way even though it suits my purposes to list the failures above the careful reader of events, those divorced from the unreality of scribes can see that the bombing out of German civilians and incinerating of children on an industrial scale was a resounding success for the British. More on that later some day.
Anyway as far as anything involving the Maoist administered colonists from
is concerned it is failure all round again. As usual the Ho Chi Minh trail
ISISstylee will be in full swing again directed out of RCE/TA. Expect dead NATO
pilots soon, I include ANZUS pilots in this, since NATO now protects, stirs
trouble, in the Pacific.
As I said a long while ago HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REFUEL A C17????
Well it depends whose work they are being used to carry out doesn’t it.
Who is still sitting on their fat arses doing nothing, getting free money, tribute, as usual?
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee
Nuclear armed terrorist bankrollers. Stone age evil peddlers.
Now if I were Dr Watson I’d be packing for a cold winter spent keeping watch southward on the Kalmych Steppe.
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