posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 01:40 AM
Originally posted by xpert11
If Saddam had build a decent number of the missiles up in question before Gulf War One then he could have caused the Coalition all sorts of problems .
But alas we know that Saddam wasn't even close to being a close decent strategist .
Not quite sure how "alas" figures in the statement, but that's neither here nor there. Saddam did his little jig at the end of a rope and good
Saddam wasn't a strategist, Saddam was a murderer
. He wasn't a great intellect, he murdered his way into power, and he kept murdering. As
he acquired more and more power, his delusions of grandeur expanded exponentially.
Saddam was an arrogant sonofabitch who built several palaces to himself — the tackiest palaces ever, according to the Coalition troops who occupied
them — as well as elaborate hardened bunkers and subterranean tunnels for moving heavy weapons around Iraq. Saddam destroyed archeological sites
that displeased him. He commissioned the construction of the world's largest gun
, did you know that? It was a stationary cannon pointed at
Israel, capable of lobbing huge projectiles down on the Jews. During Desert Storm
, Saddam tried raining SCUD missiles on Israel, remember
that? And Israel wasn't even involved in the war.
This guy was fekking nuts
. He wasn't a strategist, he wasn't a tactician, he was a murderer
who had high hopes of murdering on a
grand scale. And did so
— Doc Velocity