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Desert Storm - The Annihilation of the Iraqi Navy at the Battle of Bubiyan - Time-Lapse

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Saddam Hussein orders his Navy, made up mostly of coastal vessels, to flee to Iran, fearing that they will be destroyed in port by coalition forces. The Royal and US Navies and Royal Canadian Air Force respond to ensure they don't reach their destination. The video covers the "main" two days of the destruction of the Iraqi Navy, the 29th and 30th January 1991. There were further Lynx victories against ships on other days not covered here.
 

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I am surprised that Iraq even had a functional navy, it's funny how some people try to show that Iraq was some Advance military for which America has to fight so hard against, 1 American over 1 trillion T-900 Iraqi soldiers, its stupid and for the US it was nothing but a piece of cake to walk through anything and everything Iraqi mustard against the US, it wasn't a fair fight based on lies which ended up in many innocent lives.
 

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I am surprised that Iraq even had a functional navy, it's funny how some people try to show that Iraq was some Advance military for which America has to fight so hard against, 1 American over 1 trillion T-900 Iraqi soldiers, its stupid and for the US it was nothing but a piece of cake to walk through anything and everything Iraqi mustard against the US, it wasn't a fair fight based on lies which ended up in many innocent lives.
Agree...The war itself was based on a blatant lie .... Thousands were slaughtered in the name of "Peace"
 

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Saddam Hussein orders his Navy, made up mostly of coastal vessels, to flee to Iran, fearing that they will be destroyed in port by coalition forces. The Royal and US Navies and Royal Canadian Air Force respond to ensure they don't reach their destination. The video covers the "main" two days of the destruction of the Iraqi Navy, the 29th and 30th January 1991. There were further Lynx victories against ships on other days not covered here.
Reading about it now, it's surprising how Iraqis didn't manage to fire even one missile from Osa.

Osa's SY-1 500kg warhead could've easily sank even an aircraft carrier.

I guess the meme of Saddam arming missile boats with wooden mock missiles because they did not know how to operate them was true after all.
 

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I am surprised that Iraq even had a functional navy, it's funny how some people try to show that Iraq was some Advance military for which America has to fight so hard against, 1 American over 1 trillion T-900 Iraqi soldiers, its stupid and for the US it was nothing but a piece of cake to walk through anything and everything Iraqi mustard against the US, it wasn't a fair fight based on lies which ended up in many innocent lives.

It should have been a cage match between Bush and Saddam ..to make it fair..but sadly over a million lives were lost in the bombings and what not
 

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I am surprised that Iraq even had a functional navy, it's funny how some people try to show that Iraq was some Advance military for which America has to fight so hard against, 1 American over 1 trillion T-900 Iraqi soldiers, its stupid and for the US it was nothing but a piece of cake to walk through anything and everything Iraqi mustard against the US, it wasn't a fair fight based on lies which ended up in many innocent lives.
you should read the newspaper reports when the war decision was made. people were anticipating a very tough fight and with the US drafting civilians. Iraq was deemed as a 'tough nut to crack' because the expectation was that that the military and the republican guard would entrench itself into kuwait with the war on the ground involving a horrible mix of chemical and ballistic weapons coming into play.


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Iraqi military was absolutely useless

even if they had the American equipment they would probably still lose

they did not have a stomach for a fight and there was no control or organisation from above

command and control was out and it was basically every tank for themselves and every warships for themselves

I mean the Argentinians almost defeated the British with just 6 air launched Exocet missiles in the Falklands war in 1982

and Iraq had hundreds

feel sorry for Iraqis
 

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Iraqi military was absolutely useless

even if they had the American equipment they would probably still lose

they did not have a stomach for a fight and there was no control or organisation from above

command and control was out and it was basically every tank for themselves and every warships for themselves

I mean the Argentinians almost defeated the British with just 6 air launched Exocet missiles in the Falklands war in 1982

and Iraq had hundreds

feel sorry for Iraqis
They did hit a fair number of British and American planes despite EF-111 Raven jamming 24 / 7 and a very limited stock of SAM.

I mean the Argentinians almost defeated the British with just 6 air launched Exocet missiles in the Falklands war in 1982
Actually they had 5. The 6th one was never delivered due to French embargo.
 

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