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Harry O
13th Sep 2013, 12:39
Syrian Officer: ‘Kamikaze’ Pilots Ready to Act Against U.S. Forces.

Syrian Officer: ?Kamikaze? Pilots Ready to Act Against U.S. Forces | TheBlaze.com (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/29/syrian-officer-kamikaze-pilots-ready-to-act-against-u-s-forces/)

An unnamed Syrian Army officer says the Syrian Air Force is considering deploying kamikaze pilots to target American and Western military aircraft in the event of an attack on Syria, despite reports suggesting the Pentagon isn’t planning to use U.S. aircraft in a potential strike, but cruise missiles launched from ships.
That didn’t stop the officer who spoke to the British newspaper The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/28/syrian-army-kamikaze-against-west-assad), from dispensing his ominous threat.
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Kamikaze-Pilot.jpg (http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Kamikaze-Pilot.jpg) A Japanese kamikaze pilot takes a suicide dive against the USS Essex November 25, 1944 (Photo: Wikipedia)

According to the officer, 13 pilots signed a pledge this week saying they have agreed to participate in “a crew of suicide martyrs to foil the U.S. warplanes.”
“If we are unable to shoot down their warplanes with artillery, we have military pilots who are ready to attack these foreign warplanes by their own warplanes and blow them up in the air,” said the officer, whom the British publication described as in his 30s and serving with the Syrian Army’s air defense section 10 miles outside of Damascus.
“If the U.S. and British armies launch a single rocket we will launch three or four, and if their warplanes raid our skies they will face hell fire.”
Kamikazes were Japanese pilots trained to dive their aircraft on Allied ships during World War II, sinking dozens and killing themselves in the process.
The Guardian says it is unable to verify the information the source provided, though the same individual provided information to the paper several times over the past year, which The Guardian described as “reliable.”
“We have more than 8,000 suicide martyrs within the Syrian army, ready to carry out martyrdom operations at any moment to stop the Americans and the British. I myself am ready to blow myself up against U.S. aircraft carriers to stop them attacking Syria and its people,” he claimed.

Syrian and Iranian officials have been issuing menacing threats against Israel over the past few days as President Barack Obama and U.S. allies deliberate over whether or not to militarily intervene in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack last week.
A senior Syrian military official told Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency earlier this week that if Syria is attacked, Israel will be “set on fire.” (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/28/senior-syrian-official-warns-if-u-s-strikes-damascus-well-set-tel-aviv-on-fire/)
Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, said (http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-310778/) that western strikes on Syria would provoke a retaliatory attack on Israel. “Any attack on Syria would burn down Israel,” Iranian news media reported, according to Reuters.
The pile-on of threats from Damascus to Tehran prompted Israel Channel 2’s veteran Arab Affairs Analyst Ehud Yaari to quip on the Wednesday night newscast that Israelis don’t need helmets to protect themselves, rather earplugs.
The Wall Street Journal reported (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324906304579039330444836914.html) Tuesday that Pentagon plans for a military strike would likely use Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from four U.S. destroyers positioned in the Mediterranean, not warplanes.

ShyTorque
13th Sep 2013, 13:06
“We have more than 8,000 suicide martyrs within the Syrian army, ready to carry out martyrdom operations at any moment to stop the Americans and the British.

Sire, I have a cunning plan. Send in the French!

beardy
13th Sep 2013, 14:13
I think it would be difficult to differentiate between suicide and defection. Maybe the latter would become the former in the absence of differentiation.;)

PURPLE PITOT
13th Sep 2013, 14:58
Did someone not get the memo. The British aren't coming.:ugh:

Super VC-10
13th Sep 2013, 15:17
Reminds me of Saddam Hussein - "use your swords, use your swords".

Yes mate, you use your swords, we'll use aircraft, cruise missiles, tanks etc. :ok:

DaveReidUK
13th Sep 2013, 16:23
Do newspapers still take a fortnight to get to Brasil, then ?

racedo
13th Sep 2013, 17:13
Lets do the taste test....

mmmmmmm...........................something missing

Got it..................... a pinch of salt goes well with this report.

CodyBlade
13th Sep 2013, 17:50
wait, this is the 21st century right?

ATC Watcher
13th Sep 2013, 17:59
I myself am ready to blow myself up against U.S. aircraft carriers
I think that the chances of any Syrian aircraft staying in one piece less than 10 NM from a US aircarft carrier is close to nil I would say...

er340790
13th Sep 2013, 19:14
Well I certainly look forward to watching the videos of it all on Discovery soon.... :E

(Any word of the whereabouts of the civil Syrian Arab fleet during the present squabbles?)

Pugilistic Animus
13th Sep 2013, 20:15
we have F-16s
this is headed to JB::cool:

wastafarian
13th Sep 2013, 22:28
they already had some trial runs; good accuracy

Accident: Syrian Arab A320 near Damascus on Sep 20th 2012, mid air collision with helicopter (http://avherald.com/h?article=45671063)

ATPMBA
13th Sep 2013, 23:33
They are still fighting WW2.

I heard 20 years ago any aircraft attacking an aircraft carrier has to go through a WALL of LEAD.

Nowadays a B2 depart the Midwest USA fly over, drop, fly back and the pilots take their kids out for pizza.

I read when the smart bombs come down on you all hear is click, click, click as the guide vanes on the are using GPS to adjust their position.

Perhaps Assad needs to adopt Arafat's sleeping policy. Always sleep in a new location every night.

jcjeant
14th Sep 2013, 00:14
Hi,

ATC_Watcher
I think that the chances of any Syrian aircraft staying in one piece less than 10 NM from a US aircarft carrier is close to nil I would say... Some brits tell the same about their fleet in the "Malvinas war"
The HMS Sheffield was melted .... !

SASless
14th Sep 2013, 03:32
The British ships did not have the Air Defense capability of the current US Navy....do wake up and smell the coffee.

jcjeant
14th Sep 2013, 04:14
Hi,

The British ships did not have the Air Defense capability of the current US Navy....do wake up and smell the coffee. This was air carrier in the vicinity .. many planes there
They don't wake up (thee time) and the Mirage and exocet were given freeway
Brits so dumb to use ships with no air defense capability in a war area infested by Argentina air force ?

7x7
14th Sep 2013, 04:43
I'd have thought that, going on past performance of when the Syrians have faced the IAF, they'd have quite a bit of experience as kamakazi pilots.

sitigeltfel
14th Sep 2013, 04:45
wait, this is the 21st century right?

Not in that region. They are permanently stuck in a 7th century hamster wheel.

Lon More
14th Sep 2013, 05:21
Brits so dumb to use ships with no air defense capability
Not quite none, but , like in 1939, there was very much a peacetime mentality (It'll never happen, spend the money on paint)

Remind me of the German successes of WWII; Swordfish 1 - Bismarck 0

Lonewolf_50
14th Sep 2013, 17:05
I read when the smart bombs come down on you all hear is click, click, click as the guide vanes on the are using GPS to adjust their position.
If you hear anything before the greeting in the afterlife by the deity of one's choosing ...