Sorry about that: I posted that in the NewsOnly thread to ask where to post Analysis, then pulled it out of there b4 the Predators attacked.
We need a propaganda thread. Humor is the best way to deal with Pakistan from our side, while the Armed Forces and the Diplomats do the serious things.
My serious points about today's incidents:
1. It is now established that it was a MiG-21 that crashed.
2. The crash was deep enough inside Paki territory that they captured the pilot before pilot could make it out, or our troops could provide covering fire and get him out.
3. IMO the copter crash was a rescue mission gone wrong: crashed within 10 minutes of takeoff. Shoulder-fired SAM? Sabotage?
4. Why was the MiG so deep inside? Best explanation is that he was on afterburner, in hot pursuit of a Paki. Whether Paki was F-16 or F-117 is debatable since there is no clear evidence of either. But news is that it was a flight of 16s that intruded, so it must have been a 16 that exited. Pakis are now claiming that only 117s are flown in that area - which means that a 16 DID indeed fall down.
So I put out the CT on how all that happened.
A few curious things, BTW.
They put the Wing Cdr on display, with a mug in his hand, all happy and "impressed" with PA. Did u notice that they almost never showed the left side of his face/eyes. In the early pic of him being pushed around (where there was another guy with his hands up etc) he was bleeding from a cut near/above the left eye and there was a big swelling/wound above his left eye. Then towards the end of the video they briefly showed that side of his face - and there was no sign of any injury!
Someone pointed out that in the photo purportedly of him being captured/dragged out of a ditch where he may have tried to hide, there was no wound on his face. So it came after capture. I wonder if the person shown with the mug is/was actually the WingCdr.
Easy enough to fake.
All fog of war i know, but Pakis will pay nevertheless for every blow they inflict(ed) on our soldier/pilot(s).
Waiting to hear of Pakis captured, tonight.