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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Mindestens in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    My knowledge is anecdotal from when I was in an F-4 B Squadron in the Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific (WESTPAC) in 1970 and 1971. Our pilots had a “club” called the Caterpillar Club. The only way one could become a member was to eject from an aircraft. Every pilot I knew, who was a member, had back issues.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Haiduk in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    My knowledge is anecdotal from when I was in an F-4 B Squadron in the Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific (WESTPAC) in 1970 and 1971. Our pilots had a “club” called the Caterpillar Club. The only way one could become a member was to eject from an aircraft. Every pilot I knew, who was a member, had back issues.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Livdoc44 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    My knowledge is anecdotal from when I was in an F-4 B Squadron in the Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific (WESTPAC) in 1970 and 1971. Our pilots had a “club” called the Caterpillar Club. The only way one could become a member was to eject from an aircraft. Every pilot I knew, who was a member, had back issues.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from dan/california in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    MTG couldn’t find her way to her office if she didn’t have a driver!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from LongLeftFlank in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    My knowledge is anecdotal from when I was in an F-4 B Squadron in the Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific (WESTPAC) in 1970 and 1971. Our pilots had a “club” called the Caterpillar Club. The only way one could become a member was to eject from an aircraft. Every pilot I knew, who was a member, had back issues.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from sburke in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    MTG couldn’t find her way to her office if she didn’t have a driver!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from danfrodo in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Well, I don’t know about this. Perhaps the fact that 80 - 90 years ago, more than 6 million of your people were exterminated simply because the were Jews, and for the most part, didn’t resist? Before WW II, Jews and Arabs in Palestine lived and worked together quite peacefully until the “Grand Mufta” began agitating to eliminate the Jews in Palestine. And yes, the British and the UN creating the State of Israel out a sense of guilt for not doing more to stop the extermination of Jews before the war started. Perhaps Israel has decided “never again will we go down without a fight.”
    The troubles in Palestine are a family fight.The Jews and Palestinians are all descended from the Canaanites, just some who chose Islam when the Arabs conquered The area, and others who retained Judaism.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Kraft in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Well, I don’t know about this. Perhaps the fact that 80 - 90 years ago, more than 6 million of your people were exterminated simply because the were Jews, and for the most part, didn’t resist? Before WW II, Jews and Arabs in Palestine lived and worked together quite peacefully until the “Grand Mufta” began agitating to eliminate the Jews in Palestine. And yes, the British and the UN creating the State of Israel out a sense of guilt for not doing more to stop the extermination of Jews before the war started. Perhaps Israel has decided “never again will we go down without a fight.”
    The troubles in Palestine are a family fight.The Jews and Palestinians are all descended from the Canaanites, just some who chose Islam when the Arabs conquered The area, and others who retained Judaism.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Carolus in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Well, I don’t know about this. Perhaps the fact that 80 - 90 years ago, more than 6 million of your people were exterminated simply because the were Jews, and for the most part, didn’t resist? Before WW II, Jews and Arabs in Palestine lived and worked together quite peacefully until the “Grand Mufta” began agitating to eliminate the Jews in Palestine. And yes, the British and the UN creating the State of Israel out a sense of guilt for not doing more to stop the extermination of Jews before the war started. Perhaps Israel has decided “never again will we go down without a fight.”
    The troubles in Palestine are a family fight.The Jews and Palestinians are all descended from the Canaanites, just some who chose Islam when the Arabs conquered The area, and others who retained Judaism.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from rocketman in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    As I implied before, it was another case of conformational bias. The Japanese Command considered everyone who was not them to be inferior and didn’t believe that the “Gaijin” or barbarians, could possibly outsmart the superior intellect of the Imperial High Command. Unfortunately, virtually ALL of the nations involved in war think exactly the same thing. It is amazing that after millenniums of warfare, Military Commanders continue to make the mistake of underestimating their opponent.
    And that same racism continues to this day by and of virtually every culture in the world.
    Also, the fact that the Imperial Navy Codes were broken much earlier and allowed the USN to spoof the Japanese Imperial Navy to inadvertently reveal the target was Midway, and the disposition of their forces. All because of the High Command believing that the code was unbreakable. I don’t know how “accurate” it was, but a best friend of my Father’s, who was Navy radio communications in the Pacific during the war, told me that the code was based on a dial telephone key dial (not necessarily a dial in English, but one in Japanese Kanji).
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Joe982 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Hey, here’s a thought, maybe Belgorod  can hold an election and vote to become part of Ukrain!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from G.I. Joe in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    I used to hate war games where there were “rules” on what we could or couldn’t do. History is full of events wher an opponent didn’t “play by the rules” and the other got smeared because they didn’t think the “inferior” opponent was smart enough to be innovative enough to beat the crap out of them.
    i’ve never understood the concept unless it was structured specifically to determine is something was or was not possible, and then to determine the best possible defense against it. One doesn’t do that by designing a training operation and putting rules in place to ensure one gets the results one wants. If one is trying to train some one to “think on their feet,” one doesn’t do that by saying “Oh, but you can’t do this or that. This is one of the reasons one should play CM missions with as many different opponents as possible. No one thinks or sees the the same way. IF EVERYONE’S THINKING THE SAME THING, SOMEONE’S NOT THINKING!
     
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from dan/california in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    I used to hate war games where there were “rules” on what we could or couldn’t do. History is full of events wher an opponent didn’t “play by the rules” and the other got smeared because they didn’t think the “inferior” opponent was smart enough to be innovative enough to beat the crap out of them.
    i’ve never understood the concept unless it was structured specifically to determine is something was or was not possible, and then to determine the best possible defense against it. One doesn’t do that by designing a training operation and putting rules in place to ensure one gets the results one wants. If one is trying to train some one to “think on their feet,” one doesn’t do that by saying “Oh, but you can’t do this or that. This is one of the reasons one should play CM missions with as many different opponents as possible. No one thinks or sees the the same way. IF EVERYONE’S THINKING THE SAME THING, SOMEONE’S NOT THINKING!
     
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Carolus in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Just a thought, but can any one say, with any certaincy that some of the European aid ISN’T predicated on Ukraine NOT hitting those targets?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from G.I. Joe in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Pilot might have already retarded the throttles and power control levers for landing, or pilot or copilot might have panicked and thrown the fuel-cutoffs to all engines.
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from G.I. Joe in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Probably por, shoddy, or lack of maintenance. Virtually all large turbine engines on commercial and military engines are secured with three large bolts, a thrust bolt just aft of the intake (the largest) and two sway bolts on either side of the exhaust module to prevent it from swaying fron side to side. Amazing eh!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from dan/california in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Just a thought, but can any one say, with any certaincy that some of the European aid ISN’T predicated on Ukraine NOT hitting those targets?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from quakerparrot67 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Or UKRAINIAN floating objects!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from quakerparrot67 in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    The disappearances have usually been accompanied by bright lights and loud noises. Could this be UFOs?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from A Canadian Cat in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Or UKRAINIAN floating objects!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from A Canadian Cat in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    The disappearances have usually been accompanied by bright lights and loud noises. Could this be UFOs?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Mindestens in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Or UKRAINIAN floating objects!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from Mindestens in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    The disappearances have usually been accompanied by bright lights and loud noises. Could this be UFOs?
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from danfrodo in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Or UKRAINIAN floating objects!
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    Vet 0369 got a reaction from G.I. Joe in How Hot is Ukraine Gonna Get?   
    Or UKRAINIAN floating objects!
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