So why do you -really- need an F16?
The official story is that Israel is using Apache Helicopters, and F16 jets to fight the people of Gaza. When in fact a Phantom from the 70's would have been just as effective
In fact, a decommissioned world war II fighter/bomber would do..
In fact, a World War I biplane would have done the job as well. It's a fight against people who don't have any means of defending themselves.
Speaking of latest technologies against Gaza, did you know that the very first Tanks in the world were used against the Othman Empire in a battle in Gaza? (And the Ottomans were winning until they were later betrayed by the Arabs, and let's not name names)
Aljazeera is doing a phenomenal job covering the news but their "military consultants" ...emm I don't know!
First, most of the bombing I've seen came from F15 fighter/bombers and not F16. In fact, F15 is superior to F16 in almost every way, except maneuverability, which Israel don't need at all since they is hardly ANY resistance in the air.
F16s are better suited to fight Dogfights. As in fight other planes. Like in the unlikely case someone who has an actual Air force attacks.
Most of the flashes you see in the air, are flares and not real bombs. They're used to confuse any heat seeking missile (had there been any) as a counter measure. But they give the illusion that they're bombing, and can possibly draw some of the people who are hiding out to try to shoot down the fighter. However, these flares CAN start fires, so can matches.
By the way, white phosphorus is also expected to be used as a counter measure. To cover-up the visual but more importantly the heat signature. But Apparently, Israel is using it as a factor of "Shock and Awe" since it's very bright, causes a lot of harm. But it's not as effective as a C4 filled bomb...
But it's considerably cheaper!
What white phosphorus bombs tell you is that Israeli's don't respect human life. They don't care that the clouds get blown away over other civilians. But most importantly they KNOW that the resistance has NOTHING to fight back with. No gear.. nothing. Just some homemade low yield explosive devices.
It's really sad!
Anyway, If anyone is reading this from Gaza, keep a bucket of water with baking soda next to it. If you suspect a prosperous bomb or gas. Dump the baking soda (or baking powder) in the water, and cover some towels with it. Breath through them. You can also use these towels to stop any still flaming parts.
And if you have not heard the OTHER side of the story, here's a link to a LIVE STREAM where you can watch continuous coverage of what's REALLY going on in Gaza... Dedicated to Nizar