posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 07:33 AM
During 1970 when I was in Vietnam, our Helicopter Squadron would fly to a fire base and land in the province of Tay Ninh. Our mission was flying
'Chase' for B52's. What that meant was that we were rescue helicopters and would be dispatched for Rescue missions should a B52 be shot down. We
were never deployed for the B52's luckily, and none went down.
However, from where we were landed, you could see the horizon to our northwest and the B52 bomb runs. It appeared as a low lying gray on the horizon
with orange sparks emanating within the gray. This was actual explosions in progress. The were pretty much nonstop from sunup to sundown, with only
brief lulls in bombing activity. Hundreds of thousands of tons of ordinance was used on these bombing runs, and they lasted for days. After this
mission, we flew into the area of bombardment and I can assure you from an altitude of 2,000 feet there was nothing left but gray destruction. Nothing
standing. Mt. St. Helens without the trees. Total destruction, just soft mounds of soil.
We are capable of doing this to North Korea. Will we? I hope not. But the time of war the North Koreans want is at hand.