China Meddles In Libyan Matters. NATO Spreads Rumors

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

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.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href="http://www.tomokoandbertel.com"> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href="http://www.offshoresuperseries.com"> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Aug 25, 2011

    theres some nice looking girls on that page nice bazookas too

  • Eldard Eldard on Aug 26, 2011

    Regarding last vehicle, wouldn't it be easier to operate that gun while you're standing?

  • W Conrad Sedans have been fine for me, but I were getting a new car, it would be an SUV. Not only because less sedans available, but I can't see around them in my sedan!
  • Slavuta More hatchbacks
  • ED I don't know what GM is thinking.I have a 2020 one nice vehicle.Got rid of Camaro and was going to buy one.Probably won't buy another GM product.Get rid of all the head honchos at GM.This company is a bunch of cheapskates building junk that no one wants.
  • Lostjr Sedans have been made less practical, with low rooflines and steeply raked A pillars. It makes them harder to get in and out of. Probably harder to put a kid in a child seat. Sedans used to be more family oriented.
  • Bob Funny how Oldsmobile was offering a GPS system to help if you were lost, yet GM as a company was very lost. Not really sure that they are not still lost. They make hideous looking trucks, Cadillac is a crappy Chevy pretending to be fancy. To be honest, I would never step in a GM show room now or ever. Boring, cheap ugly and bad resale why bother. I get enough of GM when i rent on trips from airports. I have to say, does anybody at GM ever drive what everyone else drives? Do they ever then look at what crap they put out in style fit and finish? Come on, for real, do they? Cadillac updated slogan should be " sub standard of the 3rd world", or " almost as good as Tata motors". Enough said.
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