Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Canadian Fighter Jets

CTV news reported that Canadian fighter jets went on a four hour mission over Iraq on their first strikes against ISIS targets.  The strikes were reported to be near the Iraqi city of Fallujah.  The Canadian jets apparently knocked out five bulldozers and a dump truck. The Canadian jets are reported to be dropping 500 pound bombs.  Keep in mind these are larger than hand grenades.

Now I don't claim to know anything about the tactics of war against ISIS by the coalition forces.  And I suppose CTV is only reporting what they are told by the Government of Canada or Canada's Armed Forces.

Regardless, there is something wrong in this news story when it leads Canadians to believe that our Canadian fighter jets (CF18 Hornet's) took four hours with 500 pound bombs to only knock out five bulldozers and a dump truck.  More...