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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 9:43 p.m. PST

… With Molotov Cocktails Across The Gaza Border Into Israel

"The asymmetric warfare tactic may look laughable at first glance but it's proving to be devastatingly effective against Israeli farms and forests.

As part of the latest flare-up (literally) in the never-ending Palestinian-Israel conflict, kites carrying incendiary payloads are being sent from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, setting off a scourge of highly destructive fires. One blaze in the Be'eri Forest has been particularly devastating. Agricultural lands have also been set on fire by the wind-carried improvised weapons in recent days. Launches of burning kites have coincided with a rash of violent protests near the border fences that separate Gaza from greater Israel. Referred to collectively as the "Great March Of Return,' these demonstrations have turned deadly, with some reports stating that 7,000 Gazans have been injured and 45 killed as a result of skirmishes with Israeli forces…."


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As an asymetric warfare tactic …. this is actually brilliant….you cannot shoot these kites down….hey are incredibly easy and cheap to make …And their impact could be devastating…Now … how to apply it for wargames? (smile)


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 10:29 p.m. PST

Time to train some hawks to kill some kites. :)

Or use drones to cut the lines?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 10:58 p.m. PST

If you cut the line… better to be far from it… (smile)


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 11:14 p.m. PST

Maybe it can be dropped back in the sender? :)


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 1:54 a.m. PST

"Palestinians Are Now Launching Waves Of Kites"

By the way, what constitutes a "wave" these days?

Just one or two kites at a time? But I guess it is the media who makes the stunt have the intended panic effect.

PS. Didn't the Chinese use to make kite bombs and other incendiary devices delivered by kites? Has that ever been replicated on a gaming table?

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 5:06 a.m. PST

The Japanese launched several incendiary balloon attacks against the West Coast during WWIi. Their intention was to start forest fires. It didn't really work -- the West Coast is just too big a target.

Katzbalger13 May 2018 5:09 a.m. PST

You know, this could give the (any?) Israeli sniper or designated marksman training program a free bonus--weekend practice at slow-moving aerial targets. After all, the kite is not a threat, only that bottle sitting underneath it is any potential threat.


Major Mike13 May 2018 6:55 a.m. PST

Similar to the parachute bombs used by the defenders of Corrigador against the Japanese invasion of the island.

Rufus T Firefly13 May 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

The Israeli army is apparently using radio controlled airplanes to counter the kites.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 8:28 a.m. PST

Big giant lasers (on the heads of man-eating sharks) might burn down the kites, or could even help explode and burn off the Molotovs before the content ever reaches the ground.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 3:00 p.m. PST

We need wargaming rules about them… (smile)


Leadjunky Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 6:21 p.m. PST

Are the Russians behind this with their illegal vodka exports?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 9:42 p.m. PST

Yes, these days everything is "the Russians". :)



zoneofcontrol14 May 2018 5:33 a.m. PST

Did you ever notice that we never see "Russians" and "Aliens" together in the same place at the same time. Could the Russians be colluding with the aliens for some nefarious purpose?

PVT64114 May 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

The Russians ARE the Aliens.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 10:43 a.m. PST



Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

I thought Russians were human beans! :)


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

Israel Is Now Using Drones To Take-Down 'Incendiary Kites' And To Drop Tear-Gas

See here



Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

Theres gotta some other ideas out there.

How about a few giant fans, blowing hurricane force wind away from their victims and back in the direction the kite came from?

Or finding a way to deliver an electrical charge right down to the person guiding the kite?


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