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F-16 airstrike kills 3 terrorist leaders
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Posted on 09/28/2007 7:06:54 PM PDT by SandRat

9/28/2007 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon dropped precision munitions near Al Nussayyib, Iraq, Sept. 25 killing Abu Nasr al-Tunisi and two other al-Qaida Iraq operatives, according to Air Force officials.

They were killed when the aircraft, assigned to U.S. Central Command Air Forces, dropped two laser-guided 500-lb joint direct attack munition guided bomb unit-12 bombs, destroying the terrorist safe house where the three were meeting.

"Airpower is crucial to setting the conditions for stability in Iraq," said Lt. Gen. Gary L. North, the Combined Air Forces component commander. "Airpower overhead provides capability to the fight with precision targeting, which was used on (Sept. 25) to ensure these individuals could no longer target innocent Iraqi citizens."

Coalition Air Forces play a critical role in synchronizing and integrating day-to-day ground operations by providing close-air support, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, theater airlift, air-to-air refueling and aeromedical evacuation -- key and crucial components for the joint force commanders, joint and combined forces and the forces of NATO's International Security Assistance Force operations.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airastrikes; airstrike; bloweduprealgood; f16; frwn; iraq; kills; terrorists
Air Force F-16 air strike kills three terrorist leaders

Weapon systems video still photographs show before and after shots following an airstrike Sept. 25 by an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon. The strike resulted in the death of Abu Nasr al-Tunisi and two other key al-Qaida operatives in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo)

1 posted on 09/28/2007 7:06:57 PM PDT by SandRat
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2 posted on 09/28/2007 7:07:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

BTTT


3 posted on 09/28/2007 7:08:11 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: SandRat

Oh dude!


4 posted on 09/28/2007 7:11:16 PM PDT by Atchafalaya
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To: SandRat

JDAM - when you care enough to send the very best.


5 posted on 09/28/2007 7:11:35 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar
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To: SandRat

Please add me to the list. Thanks!!


6 posted on 09/28/2007 7:13:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (https://www.fred08.com/contribute.aspx?RefererID=c637caaa-315c-4b4c-9967-08d864cd0791)
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To: SandRat

Great use of Lazer JDAMs. Its much better than having them sitting on a rack somewhere.


7 posted on 09/28/2007 7:13:57 PM PDT by lormand (Al Qaida is in deep doo doo)
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To: SandRat
"F-16 airstrike kills 3 terrorist leaders.

Snap, Crackle and Pop!

8 posted on 09/28/2007 7:14:32 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Done and welcome to FRWN


9 posted on 09/28/2007 7:15:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Wanted, dead or alive . Dead works for me.


10 posted on 09/28/2007 7:15:49 PM PDT by csvset
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To: SandRat

He got the full Zarqawi treatment I see.


11 posted on 09/28/2007 7:22:03 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: SandRat
SHAITAN: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!!
SHAITAN: ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US.
SHAITAN: HA HA HA HA....
12 posted on 09/28/2007 7:28:58 PM PDT by RichInOC (JIHADIS: WHAT YOU SAY!!)
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To: SandRat

Please add me to the list. Thanks!!


13 posted on 09/28/2007 7:53:03 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Done and welcome to FRWN


14 posted on 09/28/2007 8:00:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
ropped two laser-guided 500-lb joint direct attack munition guided bomb unit-12 bombs, destroying the terrorist not so safe house where the three were meeting.

Fixed it.

15 posted on 09/28/2007 8:23:27 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: lormand
Great use of Lazer JDAMs.

JDAM s are GPS guided, not laser.

16 posted on 09/28/2007 8:29:19 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: SandRat; Royal Wulff
Borrowed from another thread ...posted by Royal Wulff:

video of the airstrike

17 posted on 09/28/2007 8:29:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: El Gato; SandRat; All

Yep...now the whole AREA just got a lot safer. Score yet another point for THE GOOD GUYS!!!


18 posted on 09/28/2007 8:31:30 PM PDT by NordP (No running or relenting. The problem will be dealt with. Decisively. Systematically. Permanently.)
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To: El Gato
http://www.boeing.com/ids/news/2005/q1/nr_050203t.html

Laser JDAM... 2005

19 posted on 09/28/2007 8:34:15 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: missnry

The Laser JDAM sensor is a modular kit that is easily installed in the field to the front of existing JDAM weapons. The laser sensor further enhances the highly capable Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System JDAM into one of the most mission flexible, low-cost weapons available in the world today.

Boeing will complete its development of the 500-pound LJDAM in 2006. Initial production deliveries are planned to begin as early as 2007.

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Boeing_Scores_Direct_Hit_In_Laser_JDAM_Moving_Target_Test_999.html


20 posted on 09/28/2007 8:37:12 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: SandRat

Meeting adjourned!


21 posted on 09/28/2007 8:38:19 PM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: SandRat

“May Allah The All-Compassionate take a likin’ to you and blow ya
up real good!”

Too bad Second City Television isn’t active...
and on the right side of the WOT.


22 posted on 09/28/2007 8:42:01 PM PDT by VOA
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To: SandRat
They were killed when the aircraft, assigned to U.S. Central Command Air Forces, dropped two laser-guided 500-lb joint direct attack munition guided bomb unit-12 bombs, destroying the terrorist safe house where the three were meeting.

It was the neighbor's fault.
23 posted on 09/28/2007 8:44:43 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: SandRat

Allahu Akhbar!... Oops...


24 posted on 09/28/2007 8:47:33 PM PDT by Gritty (Iran has been at war with us for 27 years, even though we’ve yet to deign to fight back-Dean Barnett)
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To: VOA

“BOOM-BOOM, Out go the lights!”


25 posted on 09/28/2007 8:48:19 PM PDT by gigster
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To: SandRat

Please add me to the ping list too


26 posted on 09/28/2007 8:53:26 PM PDT by BOBWADE ("Nothing in life can be achieved without a little sweat and hard work")
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To: BOBWADE

Done and welcome to FRWN


27 posted on 09/28/2007 8:54:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Atchafalaya

Dude, don’t JDAM me!


28 posted on 09/28/2007 8:57:40 PM PDT by One_American
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To: SandRat

There’s been a lot of good news like this lately. Cool.


29 posted on 09/28/2007 8:57:40 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Kevmo

That’s a large part of what FRWN is for; to get the Truth and the Good News out there that the Lame Stream Media Refuses to cover.


30 posted on 09/28/2007 8:59:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

SWEEEEET!


31 posted on 09/28/2007 9:00:14 PM PDT by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: SandRat

Dead is good. I prefer that to all the capturing of these foreign fighters.


32 posted on 09/28/2007 9:01:38 PM PDT by MovementConservative (Terminate the Duke 88)
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To: SandRat

Enjoy those 72 baby pigs!


33 posted on 09/28/2007 9:34:29 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: missnry

“The Laser JDAM sensor is a modular kit that is easily installed in the field to the front of existing JDAM weapons. The laser sensor further enhances the highly capable Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System JDAM into one of the most mission flexible, low-cost weapons available in the world today.”

I can envision one of these things which would be activated by remote. The thingie would be encased in a bunch of flexible, sticky goo and fired out of a poofy gun (like a grenade launcher) and would then stick to the side of the target structure.

If the shooter misses, don’t activate it. If he/she (excuse me) hits it, do activate it and seek cover.


34 posted on 09/28/2007 9:40:37 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: El Gato
"JDAM s are GPS guided, not laser."

From the story above...

"dropped two laser-guided 500-lb joint direct attack munition guided bomb"

Lazer JDAMs gives the option of using either laser or GPS on the target. Ground conditions dictate which to use.

More on laser JDAMs here.

35 posted on 09/29/2007 6:19:36 AM PDT by lormand (Al Qaida is in deep doo doo)
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To: lormand
Thanks, learned something new. I’ve been away from the guys who build those sorts of things for around 10 years now, I guess I’ve gotten behind. Never been involved in air to mud munitions myself, air to air and keeping aircraft from becoming one with the mud have been my thing.
36 posted on 09/29/2007 8:59:56 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: SandRat
Boy, I sure hope this attack was run by one of our million douche bag lawyers otherwise these brave soldiers are next in line for some legal lynching. Did the NYSlimes give prior approval?
37 posted on 09/29/2007 9:04:20 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Islam or lawyers. Which one is lower on the food chain?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Isn't the Internet grand? Just a few days, after these guys get sent on their permanent visit to Allah, and we get to watch the home movies of it. Three days, or less, from KaBoom to "pass the popcorn". (bombing on 25th, posted on YouTube the 28th). Was probably available even earlier if one could find it, maybe on the CentCom or Air Force sites. Here's the first CentCom Press release on the incident.

Interestingly the still shots of the attack were also put up on the 28th on the Air Force site, so maybe YouTube got is ASAP.

38 posted on 09/29/2007 9:17:29 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Here’s another video which purports to be the “full video”.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=498_1191085580

It lingers over the area longer so you can see the chunks of al-Tunisi and his comrades.


39 posted on 09/29/2007 4:32:25 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: SandRat
Buh...Bye....


40 posted on 09/29/2007 4:37:57 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: All

41 posted on 09/29/2007 4:40:50 PM PDT by dighton
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To: eyedigress
That's not anti Jihadie missile. It's a Sidewinder Air-to-air missile.

the missile like think on the left wingtip is and air combat maneuvering instrumentation (ACMI) Pod. It's used to track the aircraft, and provide the aircraft's position, speed, attitude, etc as well as simulated missile shots. The information, along with similar information from the target aircraft, is then used to determine if the shot would have hit the target.

That one actually might be a similar pod used as a pure telemetry system for the missile test. In either case the pod is connected to the aircraft's internal bus (usually 1553), so what the central computer on the aircraft knows, the pod knows.

42 posted on 09/29/2007 8:43:19 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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