Now we know the truth behind the rebels routing Kadafi in Libya. “British, French, Qatari and other special forces working inside Libya?” Bollocks! It was the skilled deployment of fine Chinese weaponry that turned the tide. Chinese guns made the Colonel collect the last cadres of his female bodyguards and head for wherever people head to for a last get-together with their bodyguards before their bollocks are removed in a less than surgical manner. (I am getting sidetracked. Where were we?) Ah, yes, Chinese weaponry!
Tycho over at Carnewschina found the picture above in Huanqiu.com, a Chinese site dedicated to the military side of China, and, to provide proper balance, to barely dressed members of the fairer sex. If you are into uncamouflaged Chinese guns & girls, this site’s for you! (Someone is trying to undermine my morals, and my writing focus.)
Of course, Tycho inspected the site for professional, not prurient reasons. With an eye for details, Tycho says:
“The vehicle is a military version of the Beijing Auto Works (BAW) BJ212. It is likely an ex-Libyan army vehicle taken by the rebels. In good hands… This military version is called T75 -105. T75 is an army number, 105 stands for the size of the gun, 105mm indeed.”
This, of course, is blatant NATO misinformation of the finest kind: Kind of true, but false enough to confound the enemy. As the former son-in-law of a high ranking American officer and expert in Chinese matters, I received training, and I identify the weapon as a rifle, recoilless, 105mm type T75, which is basically a knock-off of the American M40 105mm recoilless. The gun is a T75. The truck indeed is a BJ212, which is a knock-off made under license variant of the Soviet UAZ-469. In case your mind is still wandering, “BJ 212” does not stand for fellatio performed by a full-stregth company of female bodyguards, it is the BeJing212.
The fact that the vehicle above is “likely an ex-Libyan army vehicle taken by the rebels,” is solid intelligence. No self-respecting rebel taking over a country that sits on top of the world’s ninth-largest oil reserves would be buying that crud. As noted by TTAC’s military analyst Ronnie Schreiber, China exports boatloads of ZX Grandtigers to Libya, made by Hebei Zhongxing Automobile, a.k.a. ZX Auto.