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To: Cen-Tejas; allendale
At the risk of highjacking this thread, you are both right but it goes deeper.

If you search hard, you will find anecdotes on the inability of Arab flight students to absorb the knowledge and skills needed to pilot modern aircraft.

I did find this study ( http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425672.pdf ) by a USAF officer on the performance of the Iraqi Air Force in the Iraq-Iran war. His conclusion was: "Nonindustrialized, third world nations are incapable of fielding a decisive, conventional air force."

One need only look at Israel's performance against a host of well equipped and fully manned Arab armies and air forces to appreciate the gap between the abilities of Arab and western armed forces.

38 posted on 05/21/2017 9:29:32 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We live in interesting times)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

.........I totally agree.

I think Hussein proved this with his Air Force. With some good equipment, all they could do was haul ass to old foe Iran when confronted with our guys coming at them.

Lol, I would have too!

Just kidding! If I were representing the US I would have climbed all over them and done my duty like so many others have done.


52 posted on 05/21/2017 6:36:39 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid)
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