It’s Tanker Tuesday

| June 22, 2021

This happened before some of you children were born, but you may appreciate the battle itself, and compare it with what goes on now.

It’s a video about the Battle for the Golan Heights: Israel v. Syria, 1973.

Category: Historical, Israel, Syria

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Israel kicks Syrian ass.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Just FYI, I’m about a week behind and stuck on Slick Mike Rick’s thread but as for this thread, I’ll just leave this here. (Yeah, some you youngsters, this too is before your time)

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Every year in early JUL I see turtles crossing the road from a
    bog or other wet area to the other side where they bury their eggs.
    Why always the other side? Reminds me of the chicken question.
    And they take their sweet time about it with crows harrassing the hell
    out of them. I once watched as a group of Blue Jays harrased a turtle
    as she was covering up her newly buried eggs. One of them got a “bit” too
    close and the turtle bit it’s head off in a flash.
    For some reason they are early this year. Saw one last week.
    Never mess with a armored vehicle. They will bite your head off.

    • KoB says:

      Turtle soup/stew is not half bad at all. Turtle eggs? Not so much.

      “They got us outnumber nearly 7 to 1 and nearly surrounded. The poor bastards!”

      Lots of folks didn’t and will never know how close we came to seeing WWIII kick off then. Things got real hinky at a certain tactical nuclear missile battalion for awhile. I admit knowing…call my lawer. Hmm…wonder what them fellas in that black Suburban want? And why daHell is that black chopper landing inside the wire here?

      Tanks Ex…I think.

  3. Prior Service says:

    Had the opportunity to drive around the Angolan Heights when I was stationed in Jerusalem. Can’t beat being in the actual terrain to gain an understanding of the fight. I’ll admit to doing some berm drills in my State Dept-provided Explorer in a parking lot overlooking The Valley. Easy to see why it became a valley of tears!

  4. Prior Service says:

    Fricken auto correct. Golan

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      There, there, PS. It’s not you, it’s the g——– autocorrect.

      • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:


  5. David says:

    One of my best friends in high school emigrated to Israel in ’72. He and an incoming tube arty round disagreed in ’73… he lost.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Off-topic, but… Who wants to bet Democrats’ answer to the “epidemic of gun violence” they started in our cities tomorrow will be 1. Lots of gun control, and 2. A national police force (Jahwohl!) to make it happen?

  7. The Other Whitey says:

    I’ve been watching a lot of The Chieftain’s videos lately. My two oldest kids, having been looking over my shoulder, now want tanks to go with their model aircraft and ships. I shouldn’t be surprised; a few years back we took them to the MCAS Miramar air show, where my then-4-year-old daughter found the Abrams to be the coolest thing ever (the Lance Corporal who let her stand on the front slope of his tank earned himself a big hug from her).

    • David says:

      Was thinkinwe’d found a fellow Mick but you meant Chieftain tanks, not Paddy Moloney and company.

      Yeah, the Dem’s answer to any gun problem is to ban them from the folks who AREN’T the problem.

      • The Other Whitey says:

        This guy:

        For what it’s worth, 50% of my DNA is indeed of Hibernian Celt origin (other half is kraut), albeit the most recent Irish immigrant in my family tree crossed the pond before the balloon went up at Fort Sumter. I’m also Catholic. Married to a gorgeous Protestant Cambodian (1/4 Chinese) girl.

        Not sure if that puts me in the mick category or not, but what the hell.

  8. Dustoff says:

    If the IDF has another Armor battle, it may look a litte different…