This item from Neal Boortz:
NOW WE ARE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND ...
... why the Russians were so anxious to keep the United States out of Iraq.
Over the weekend we heard stories that the Russians have been quite active in the war effort. Quite active strengthening the hand of Saddam Hussein. We now know that Russian companies have sold several thousand night vision goggles to the Iraqi army. This removes some of the advantage that coalition troops would have during night battles.
It' gets worse.
It has now been disclosed that Russian companies, with the complete and full knowledge of the Russian government, have been selling devices to Saddam Hussein that can be used to jam the GPS signals that guide American precision-guided bombs to their targets. In fact, Russian technicians were in Iraq last week showing the Iraqi government how to use this equipment. The GPS jamming systems were hidden in shipments of humanitarian aid to Iraq during the past few months. And just who was sending this humanitarian aid? The United Nations, of course. Now we have to wonder if there was complicity on the part of some U.N. officials in shipping these military devices to Saddam Hussein.
It should be said that when the GPS signals to the precision bombs are jammed, these bombs lose their precision guidance and will strike in unintended areas. Civilians may well die in those unintended strikes ... all because the Russians want to help the Iraqis save their military targets. So, Iraqis use jamming devises to cause GPS guided bombs to miss their targets. When the bombs miss the Iraqis carry foreign journalists to see where they struck, and claim that Americans are targeting Iraqi civilians ... all with the help of our friends the Russians.
And wait again! There's still more! We also learned that Russians sold anti-tank guided missiles to the Iraqis, and that these weapons were delivered within the past two months.
Update: The jammers have been destroyed. Perhaps the dirty trick was played on Saddam, instead of the U.S.Posted by Susan B. at 10:52 AM to Defense & Freedom