no SE Asian action on the IL-76 waterbomber can be expected

by John Anderson


The international community (UN) rejected the
Il-76 waterbomber in the 1997-98 HAZE.

The Russians offered come out for the price of
fuel alone. Probably, the Russians are simply not
interested in pressing their case this time.

It was the same in the US where one agency of the
US government asked for the plane in 2000, and
another US agency rejected it. An account of
US folly is here:

SE Asia media is no help. They simply refuse to
publish material on the IL-76 waterbomber. Normally,
media refuses to publish controversy in the quality
of civil defence incriminating public officials.

Censorship is an abominable thing, but in the area
of civil defence, it appears to be the rule and not
the exception.

Posted on Aug 20, 2005, 6:16 AM

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