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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Akeem Ferguson was in a bunker when his team received the bone-chilling radio transmission: Six Iranian ballistic missiles were headed in their direction.

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Saddam-era shelters would withstand the ballistic missiles

Saddam's Iraq had the highest construction standards and construction skills in the Middle East (including Isreal).

Don't know about today.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-14 05:02 AM | Reply

Akeem Ferguson was in a bunker when his team received the bone-chilling radio transmission: Six Iranian ballistic missiles were headed in their direction.

So they were already in the bunkers when Iran launched.

Jeepers, that seems like they knew it was coming and it was all for show.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-14 10:13 AM | Reply

Definitely bone-chilling. Poor little snowflakes. I hope they feel better now.

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-14 12:06 PM | Reply

"Poor little snowflakes. I hope they feel better now."

I really don't want to misunderstand your post. Who are you referring to as "poor little snowflakes?"

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-14 12:20 PM | Reply

He is so manly that he doesn't fear a ballistic missile.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-01-14 01:45 PM | Reply

What's sad is the missile defense system was shipped to the Oil Facilities in Saudi Arabia...

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-14 04:46 PM | Reply

New Video Shows Two Iranian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Plane
Security camera footage verified by The New York Times shows that two missiles fired 30 seconds apart took down Flight 752, killing all aboard

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-01-14 05:34 PM | Reply

For the ignorant know-it-alls who have never been there, I have several times. The air base is built along a big wadi. The strip is topside on the north side. Everything else is in the wadi. The "bunkers", are dug into the sides of the wadi, actually to escape the heat, many facilities were built underground. Most of the big buildings, like hangers were built by the Germans. I bought a nice chess set and a few gifts while I awaited transport going on or coming from leave. The reason we liked the place, it is very isolated. Just about anyone who served in Iraq ether flew out of there or Baghdad when they went on leave.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-14 08:56 PM | Reply

Pic from 2009. My friend from PAF.

Pakistan Airforce often touched down at this air base.

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#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-15 08:00 AM | Reply

Did the troops see any WMD while they were in the bunkers?

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-15 09:25 AM | Reply

#10 | Posted by catdog, No but when we were emptying ammo bunkers in Hit, nearby, our Chem-alarms went off. Apparently they had been there earlier.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-15 09:19 PM | Reply

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