|Topic||Death By Phosphorous|
|Site Link||Tank Hit|
This email recently found its way into the InBox of a club member.
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What you are about to watch (see link above) is an actual event. The Israeli Armed Forces filmed this in real time. What you'll see is a fully armored Syrian tank being hit by an Israeli laser-guided, steel-penetrating, phosphorous-filled "hand held" rocket. The rocket is small, very portable and is a tightly controlled weapon.
Each one is accounted for when they are checked out and back in. There must be no fewer than 2 soldiers present to verify the use, one must be a senior officer with a minimum of 10 years military service.
This tank was headed for one of Israel 's settlements. There were four more tanks one mile to the rear of this tank. They turned around before getting to this area after learning what had happened to the lead tank.
You can hear the ammunition going off after the initial strike. No Syrian tank crew member survived this event and it did not make the news
It is an everyday event for Israel 's Armed Forces and they do not permit the "embedding" of news reporters with their armed forces like Americans do. This weapon and its tactical use is for their survival, not for "news" entertainment! Perhaps we should take a page from the Israeli Military Handbook.
An interesting story ... but is it true? A little poking around on the web revealed: