Message posted by Scot M Tway (Twin Cities Yamaha) on January 08, 2020 at 19:56:12 PST:
FYI: New Weapons system....From a friend: From: Brett Dula, Lt.Gen. USAF (Ret.)
Here is some updated news from a friend who claims to be in the know. Remember the info I sent some of you last month about the capabilities of the AGM-114R9X variant of the Hellfire Missile ? Looks like this baby was hard at work in Baghdad the other day. (Description at bottom of page).
The news has been inundated for the past days with reports and opinion, some "informed" and some much not, concerning the death of the Deputy Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC-QF), Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani. He has had "quite a career" as a "terrorist with a lot of American blood on his hands," a summary of which is beyond the scope of this short e-mail. What I want to do here is give you "the rest of the story" concerning his demise, coming mainly from sources in-country.
It starts with Suleimani in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, at that moment working with the Hezbollah in preparation for an attack on Israel. He was on the phone with leaders of the IRGC's shia militia force in Iraq, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), ordering and coordinating the attack on the American Embassy. Next day, he got on an Iranian plane and flew from Beirut to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) where he was met planeside in the air cargo area apron by a van carrying PMF chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and four of his leaders, all of whom were involved with the attack on the Embassy. Apparently Suleimani wanted to meet them in order to plan and direct the next phase of attacks against American targets in Iraq.
Abu Mahdi greeted Suleimani and they got into the van... Just then a missile, launched from a drone high overhead impacted the top of the van. There was no explosion but everyone and everything in the van was sliced to ribbons by blades emanating from the missile body. This was so effective that observers on scene said none of the bodies of the van's occupants could be identified individually. However, Suleimani was identified by his severed right hand, which still had his distinctive large ring on finger. (Nice touch, eh?)
So there you have it... "The Flying Ginsu", also known as the CIA's AGM-114R9X variant of the drone-launched Hellfire Missile at it again!.
And by the way, in case you have a Progressive wringing his or her hands about Suleimani and saying there was "no proof" that he (or the Iranians) were really involved in directing the attack on the US Embassy.. my friends suggest you pull up some of the videos of the PMF lads painting slogans on the inside wall(s) of the American Embassy.. some of them, black spray paint in Arabic, read "Death to America" and "Suleimani is our leader" ("Emir", actually). So, Suleimani was well deserving of being "Ginsu'd" in my opinion..Well, he is off to Jihadi heaven.
IT SLICES, IT DICES (but it doesn’t explode):
-- CIA and the Pentagon reportedly have worked to keep knowledge of the existence and the capabilities of its AGM-114R9X variant of the Hellfire Missile a secret.
--This variant of the Hellfire missile was designed specifically for use with the CIA and US Air Force armed drones in the ongoing hunt for "High Value" terrorist targets. while limiting the "collateral damage" which might be caused by an exploding warhead.
-The secret came out recently when journalists arrived at the compound in a Turkish controlled area of Syria where US special operations forces had attacked and killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi several days before. The compound had been reduced to rubble by an US airstrike after the ground raiders had departed. However, among other things the journalists found and photographed in the area around the compound was a minivan with an 8" hole in its roof, but which was otherwise in-tact. Inside the van was found the sliced-up remains of about four or five ISIS fighters tangled amongst a mass of what looked to be sword blades and pieces of a missile casing.
--Popular Mechanics has since dubbed the weapon the “flying Ginsu Missile."Some wanted it called the sushi maker, buy hey, its in the desert after all......
From: Brett Dula, Lt.Gen. USAF (Ret.)
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