That just so happens to
be the D-9, largest bulldozer Caterpillar ever built up until the D-11, which Israel has switched to now that something even bigger is available. The operator
is sitting 12 feet off the road, That is the type of machinery Israel used
to destroy this city. In the air conditioned room on top, there are
sleeping quarters paid for with U.S. tax dollars. With machines like this,
Israel has introduced a new type of warfare. Notice, it's #82.
The resident of this building,obviously a very tall man when you look at
the car, is helpless. The dozer was too heavy for the road.
This is a picture of
the D-11 from the front. Notice the hand rails? How
many people could stand on top?. Of course, the Israeli models have
the bullet proof cabin on top, and lack the handrails, which would be ripped
off when punched through the side of a building. I was not joking about
the sleeping quarters. Here are the specs:
Model: Caterpillar D11
Capacity of blade: 35.5
Weight: 102.5 tonnes
Diesel Consumption 100
They unleashed more than
80 of these on Jenin. That's how they destroyed such large buildings.
They used a bulldozer that was designed for breaking up rocks in mining
projects, so buildings, which have air inside, go over without effort.
Yes, to those of you who still can't believe it, Israel did in fact push
over buildings that ranged from three to six stories.
It is sad
that Israel is using a machine associated with progress for the purpose
of destruction, it is a perversion.
Why has Israel blocked
the UN fact finding mission?
OOPS! it happened more
than once . . . . .
Even with a very large
bulldozer, some parts of some buildings are just too strong so they get
this machine out. Even after everything else, this one suprised me.
These "soldiers" know a thing or two about demolition. A steel mill I once
worked for had one just like it, for chipping away steel that was stuck
to the inside of 120 ton ladles. We called it the "nosepicker", but
I'm sure the no-longer residents of Jenin called it something else. Notice
the hillside in the background littered with rubble? This presentation
is not using photos of the same area taken from different angles to make
it look bad.
This one was not destroyed
by bulldozers, so it is easy to see from this picture what Israel's intentions were. It is also easy to see why bulldozers
are preferable over other methods of destruction, because they eliminate
all evidence of what people once were. This will leave a shell behind.
The pictures take the first step into disturbing after this.