What about beheading an Iranian general? Reagan sent a fleet of planes to assassinate the leaders of other countries

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 What about beheading an Iranian general? Reagan sent a fleet of planes to assassinate the leaders of other countries


For the weapons used by the U.S. Army, there have been many guesses before. The statement of rocket attack given by the Iraqi military really confused many people, including those with big brain holes. It also made up the strange scene that the U.S. special forces used Russian made Katyusha rocket to attack the convoy.

But it wasnt long before the U.S. Department of defense admitted the fact of the attack. What kind of Katyusha was used?

Katyusha rocket. Its an antique now

As for the use of the Hydra rocket, the speculation is not reliable. So far, the U.S. military has not used rockets in various beheading operations for important targets, and the most handy one is the Hellfire missile and the improved Ninja missile.

From the tactical point of view, it is not difficult to assassinate suleymani. The most difficult point is to confirm the target. According to foreign media, suleymani entered Iraq as an open identity. Although the itinerary is confidential, the U.S. military early locked suleymanis whereabouts relying on the advanced intelligence system. Even the precise identity of the Iraqi members who greeted him is clear.

There is a very interesting little detail in the assassination. The U.S. government decided in advance that if it was Iraqi government officials who met Sulaimani, the U.S. military would cancel the air attack. As a result, the Iraqi officials did not go, and the Iraqi anti American armed leaders went.

An interesting photo shows Sulaimani commanding Iraqi Shiite militia in 2014, with us special forces cooperating.

The weather, the place and the people are in harmony. With Trumps row of boards, suleymanis fate is fixed on the airport road that day.

Of course, the biggest difference between this beheading operation and the countless previous beheading operations of the U.S. Army is that they assassinated important generals of another country in a non belligerent state.

Although the United States has identified suleymani as a terrorist, the international community still has some grumbles about the action, even the opposition of the United States Congress is quite strong. The Democratic Party accused trump of ordering the United States to the brink of war without informing the Congress. Russia said that the U.S. action seriously violates international law.

But in fact, it is not the first time for the United States to directly assassinate senior officials of other countries. The highest level of beheading operation launched by the United States so far is the golden Canyon operation launched by the U.S. government on April 15, 1986, which is the highest level of assassination between countries in history. The target is the highest leader of Libya at that time, Gaddafi.

Gaddafi was powerful in those days, but the assassination of him by the United States really scared him, and the final result was tragic

After taking power, Gaddafi and the U.S. government tit for tat. The relationship between the two countries fell to the freezing point. In 1986, the U.S. army launched a prairie fire operation against Libya, which severely damaged the Libyan army.

Libyas retaliation is also very direct. On April 5, 1986, an explosion occurred in a dance hall in West Berlin, killing three people (including two US soldiers) and injuring 230 people, including 50 US soldiers.

The U.S. government decided that the bombing was related to Gaddafi. President Reagan soon decided to carry out further attacks on Libya. Only 10 days later, the U.S. sent an Assassin group composed of the Navy, air force and Marine Corps, with a total of 150 most advanced fighters at that time, including F-111 fighter bombers, F14, a-6, A-7, A-18 and other types of aircraft And kc-10 and KC-135 tankers.

As the largest group of air attack aircraft after the end of World War II, the 150 planes carried 100 tons of bombs, bombed the missile and radar positions, barracks, military airports and other important military facilities in Libya, and attacked Gaddafis residence.

It is worth mentioning that when bombing Gaddafis residence, the US military used the largest bomb on the plane, the 2000 pound bomb.

An f-111f fighter from the 48th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force took off to carry out an air strike mission against Libya

There is no doubt that the Americans really want to blow him to pieces. At that time, the United States did not consider too much collateral damage.

But Gaddafi was lucky enough to escape, but his adopted daughter, who was only one and a half years old, died in the air raid, which was also the most criticized place in the United States afterwards.

So when bin Ladens whereabouts were found, there was an assassination plan that sent bombers to drop multiple heavy bombs and completely blow up bin Ladens residence into flying ash. This plan had the highest safety factor and the greatest probability of success, but it also had the same collateral damage. In the end, the Obama administration cancelled the air raid and sent special forces instead. The adverse consequences of the air raid on Libya must also be an incentive.

F-14 male cat carrier based aircraft and attack aircraft on US aircraft carrier

The wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 after the explosion

If it is the current US military, it is believed that Gaddafi will not live to see the sun the next day.

Some media said that the plan to assassinate suleymani was the result of the US militarys suspicions. They gave trump a plan that could not be implemented in fact, as a foil, so that he could choose his own plan, but they did not expect trump to use it, which made the senior US military break their glasses.

If it is impossible to carry out, why can the US Army complete the assassination in a very short time?

It is natural that all preparations have been made in the early stage.

In fact, the U.S. military has turned the beheading strategy into a new way of fighting.

A World War II air raid is likely to cause tens of thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Such large-scale collateral injuries sometimes make the hearts of the people of the bombed countries more united, such as the German bombing of London, England. The mass killing of civilians in modern society will also lead to the reversal of domestic public opinion. The most famous one is the picture of a burned Vietnamese girl crying when the US military bombed Vietnam, which largely led to the withdrawal of the US military.

On June 19, 1973, the Vietnam War picture fire from the sky, which is one of the most famous pictures of the Vietnam War, brought the Vietnam War to an early end

However, the beheading tactics are only aimed at high-level personnel and important targets of the enemy, not involving civilians, with minimal collateral damage and the greatest deterrent force.

At present, the beheading tactics of the U.S. Army can be divided into two types: one is at the battle level and even at the strategic level. Aiming at the important targets of the enemy, such as command post, communication center, missile base, etc., we use the flying air hammer - all kinds of ground penetrating bombs, from 2000 pound blu-109 to 13.6 ton mop, which is matched with B2 stealth bomber.

Gbu-57 giant earth penetrator, B-2 Bomber can carry two, can penetrate 60 meters of reinforced concrete, now the most powerful earth penetrator

In the Gulf War and Iraq war, this kind of beheading operation destroyed the command system of the Iraqi army at the first time, making the Iraqi army unable to fight independently and slide to failure step by step.

By the way, compared with the air attack capability of the US Army during the Gulf War, the US Army can no longer be said to have doubled, which is a qualitative leap.

The second is the dagger used for fixed-point clearance, which includes Hellfire missiles and Ninja missiles, as well as drones.

Reaper drone launches Hellfire missile, which can carry a lot of ammunition

But this is just the beginning. The attack on logistics system is closely followed, such as oil depot, ammunition depot and ground vehicles. These soft targets are tailored for F-35 and small-diameter bombs. Of course, after the air defense force is suppressed, large bombers like B-52 can also be deployed.

After two rounds of attack, the main force of the enemys army is still there, but it has basically lost its combat effectiveness.

And now the U.S. military is likely to first target the enemys senior personnel and directly wipe them out physically.

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This is also why the Iranian government, after the killing of the general, although furious to the extreme, still said that it would not declare war with the United States - because the declaration of war is equivalent to handing the knife handle to the enemy!

If we take a decentralized way of fighting and break up our troops, we will fall into the second way of fighting of the US Army. Without the air defense force formed by the ground, not only the US drones can be rampant at will, but also a small group of guerrillas will become the targets of Apache and ac130. Without knowing the ghosts, the commanders may be killed by missiles falling from the sky.

According to reports, U.S. drones have so far completed 10000 beheading missions, that is to say, at least 10000 targets have been killed. This efficiency is really predation and harvesting.

So Iran needs to be very careful about the next move of the United States. This time, because an American civilian died, he will join a general. What about the next time?