Missile story viii

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 09:08 am

Tom Withers has views on superfast Lebanese rust. Images, too.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/02/2006 at 12:17 PM
    1. The damage to the ‘hole in the roof’ ambulance appears to me to be consistent with a ‘rollover’, when the vent is torn off, rocks batter and puncture the roof and the windscreen is forced out.

      Perhaps its an NRMA claims assessor who should be looking at the damage, not weapons experts?

      Posted by Moriarty on 2006 09 02 at 12:30 PM • permalink


    1. Really. A claims adjuster would probably have a far better picture of what exactly happened to that vehicle than a whole army of breathless MSM journos.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 09 02 at 12:44 PM • permalink


    1. Back in the spring, my old Volkswagen Super Beetle caught fire.

      As a result, some of the paint burned off, and when I cleaned the soot off, the exposed steel began to rust.  Slowly.  After a couple of weeks, there was a very light coating of rust over the exposed surface.  Very light.

      …and this is in central Florida, which is about as humid as any place you can think of.  The only way they’d get that kind of corrosion would be to spray it with salt water on a daily basis for weeks.

      Posted by cirby on 2006 09 02 at 01:05 PM • permalink


    1. The only way they’d get that kind of corrosion would be to spray it with salt water on a daily basis for weeks.

      Or let it sit in the junk yard since the last damn war.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 09 02 at 03:27 PM • permalink


    1. Something happened, but not what has been claimed. Perhaps the fault lies in the definitions of “attack” and “missile”. A helicopter, travelling from or to an attack elsewhere, inadvertently drops a jar of gefilte fish, circa July 2 (time to allow the fluid to cause rust)? Along with the marbles the pilot was carrying home for his child, to explain the other holes?

      Posted by John Anderson on 2006 09 02 at 04:43 PM • permalink


    1. John, your scenario would make better sense if they dropped lutefisk instead of gefilte fish.  ;-P

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 09 02 at 07:08 PM • permalink


    1. Not fish, Plastic Turkeys, definitely. Filled with Depleted Uranium.

      Personally, I blame Bush.

      And US not signing the Kyoto protocol, that would have stopped this terrible instant rusting, obviously a consequence of global warming/cooling/climate change.

      Have I left any Leftist Iconography out?

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2006 09 02 at 08:36 PM • permalink


    1. #6, RealJeff, dropping lutefisk would dissolve the ambulance roof entirely, and is probably a war crime anyway.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 09 02 at 09:45 PM • permalink


    1. It has all the markings of one of those advanced Israeli Time Bombs. Accelerates the ageing process.

      The plan was to turn Hezbollah into pensioners to sap funding from Iran.

      Posted by Henry boy on 2006 09 02 at 10:00 PM • permalink


    1. Zoe, you fool! You missed Bush’s personal chainsawing of every tropical forest on the planet, and his personal denial of need for nuclear-free gay whales to have land rights!

      Back to the leftist reindoctrination gulag for you!

      Also, I BEAT THEM ALL!

      I have found the fearsome and dreaded Zionist anti-lebambulance micromissile o’doom, in all its warcriminalistic glory. ALL the technical specifications, even a picture of this highly classified weapon and its prototype reviews.


      Fiendishly, fiendishly clever, those zionists.


      Posted by MarkL on 2006 09 02 at 10:57 PM • permalink


    1. I live in a similar Mediterranean climate to Lebanon near a beach, and summer is a DRY period with low humidity.
      Yet one story was that a photographed wound on a medic was dresssed to ‘stop it becoming septic’ which sounds like it is a tropical place.
      Then the wound seems to have quickly disappeared, which is contradictory if it needed a dressing in the first place. I smell a rat.

      As for journalists’ naivety, how come Caroline Overington can get a gig in The Australian, yet be as simple-minded as this:

      It was a terrible shock because, like many people, I’d believed the hype about Cuba: that it was a socialist paradise; that Castro was a visionary leader; that the Cuban people were happy communists. In fact, Castro is a gutless dictator who has never been brave enough to hold a presidential election.

      Where was she educated, did she ever take politics or read anything serious?
      Why should I read such a totally-protected soul at my age, 62?

      Posted by Barrie on 2006 09 02 at 10:59 PM • permalink


    1. This thing has got my attention now. So I’ve been doing a little fossicking and have uncovered some photographic evidence of my own.

      I reckon First Officer Martin Chekov knows more about those holes in the roof than he is letting on. And really has some explaining to do.

      Posted by geoff on 2006 09 02 at 11:43 PM • permalink


    1. I used to wonder what happened to the class of people who followed armies around removing the teeth from the dead- now I know.

      Posted by swatt on 2006 09 03 at 12:17 AM • permalink


    1. In light of all the confusion surrounding this story, the Australian sent me, Martin ‘Pravda’ Chulov and freelance fact-checker Terry ‘Macbeth’ Lane back to Lebanon to examine the evidence. This is our draft report:

      The original conclusion that the ambulance was hit by a hellfire missile fired by an Apache in the vicinity of al-Rouk-repository has been contradicted by alarming new evidence.

      The source wishes to remain anonymous, so for the purpose of this report, we will refer to him as ‘Jeremy’. Jeremy is a lawyer who, after graduating from Marcus Einfeld Uni, has spent many years chasing ambulances in an effort to draw more than 5 daily visitors to his blog: “Cats that look like Mao” (chairmanmeow.com).

      A retired military expert (who spent many years not flying planes with George McHitlerburton in the Cabo National Guard) has assisted with the technical details.

      Jeremy’s conclusive testimony proves that there was a SECOND CHOPPER. We believe that this chopper was located somewhere behind gr-Assi-noll. We know that this chopper was a pilotless drone from the user manual obtained from Alexander Downer’s trashcan.

      The drone fired a super-secret collatoral-damage-maximising missile which is designed to vaporise on impact to remove all evidence. The stealthy baby-seeking shell flew through the open rear door of the moving ambulance and hit the victim in the left leg. His right leg was blown off by the resulting explosion and landed in a field 4 miles away, killing a local farmer’s favourite goat. (Incidentally the farmer is now at a loss as to how to entertain UN peacekeepers.)

      The nuclear-propelled cannonball then took a 90 degree turn and flew through the ambulance’s vent. The depleted uranium in the projectile cauterised and rusted the roof as it passed by. The sarin-laden cluster bomb then blew up 4 apartments owned by 4 different wailing, poverty-striken Lebanese identical female quads.

      After that, the laser-guided plastic turkey projectile struck the Israeli Air Force Battlefrigate, HMS Dreamboat. Unlike French ships which run on environmentally friendly canola oil, the Dreamboat runs on a toxic mixture of shale oil and polar bear testicles which has ruined Lebanese beaches and its fledgling tourism industry.

      After that, we believe that the recoiless plasma-fuelled smart bomb somehow bent the space-time continuum and went back in time 5 years and destroyed the Pentagon.

      We stand by the truthiness of this report.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 09 03 at 12:37 AM • permalink


    1. #14: thanks for the report. I had no idea there was such a simple explanation.

      Posted by Henry boy on 2006 09 03 at 05:17 PM • permalink


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