BY Herschel Smith
7 years, 4 months ago
Our friend Mike at Cop the Truth points out a Day by Day cartoon that falls right in line with the discussion here over the last few days (The NCOs Speak on Rules of Engagement). Folks … please … don’t get puckered and start technical-speak on ROE. Just enjoy the humor. I wonder where they got the idea for the subject today?
BY Herschel Smith
7 years, 7 months ago
Our friend Mike at Cop the Truth sent me an interesting (but not surprising) link from the Herald Sun in Australia.
An Iran-based web site run by Hezbollah has run this picture of Hezbollah rockets allegedly hitting an Israeli ship last month.
Examine the features of the blast. Now look at this picture below, of the intentional sinking of the Australian destroyer-escort HMAS Torrens in 1998 upon being retired and decommissioned:
Right click on the picture and notice the link URL. It is from Defense Industry Daily. Examine the features of the explosion in this frame and compare it with the frame above.
The real question is how anyone who views the Hezbollah web site could be so stupid as to believe that this was a picture of the Israeli ship.
The picture is obviously taken from the air (i.e., a helicopter) based on the oblique angle. And it cannot have been taken from much more than about 1 km away. So in order to believe that this was the Israeli ship, someone would have to believe that either:
- Israel has a helicopter in the air that day taking time lapse photograpy, and then decided to release this picture to the press showing its failure to protect its ship, or
- Hezbollah now has an air force and it made it to within 1 km of an Israeli war ship without being molested; the occupants of the aircraft knew when the Hezbollah missile was launched, and took time-lapse, fast shutter speed photography at the time of the missile impact.
The Herald Sun reported that since its publication of these pictures, the Hezbollah web site had removed its post.
Not so. At the time of this post on the Captain’s Journal, the Hezbollah web site still has this post online.
I just can’t figure out who the clowns are: Hezbollah or their followers.