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Israeli Jet Downs Flying Object Near Nuclear Plant
AP via Times of India ^ | 12/17/2010 | AP via Times of India

Posted on 12/16/2010 9:58:25 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

An Israeli warplane has shot down a "suspicious object" flying over the southern part of the Dead Sea, the military said, adding that the intruder appeared to have been a balloon.

The country's main nuclear reactor is about 30 kilometres from the Dead Sea, at Dimona in the Negev desert.

"Air force planes were scrambled after a suspicious object was seen," a military spokeswoman told AFP yesterday. "It was shot down." She did not elaborate.

Local news site Ynet said one of the planes fired a missile at the object "which was hovering close to the nuclear research institute at Dimona."

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: balloon; dimona; idf; israel; israeliairforce
An Israeli warplane has shot down a "suspicious object" flying over the southern part of the Dead Sea, the military said, adding that the intruder appeared to have been a balloon.

The country's main nuclear reactor is about 30 kilometres from the Dead Sea, at Dimona in the Negev desert.

"Air force planes were scrambled after a suspicious object was seen," a military spokeswoman told AFP yesterday. "It was shot down." She did not elaborate.

Local news site Ynet said one of the planes fired a missile at the object "which was hovering close to the nuclear research institute at Dimona."

1 posted on 12/16/2010 9:58:30 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Paging Art Bell....


2 posted on 12/16/2010 10:02:02 PM PST by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Five weeks in a...oops!


3 posted on 12/16/2010 10:05:31 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Lawdoc

I am very suprised that the Israelis did not use their Iron Dome protection system and Patriot missile batteries. There are layers of Patriot missile batteries surrounding Dimona.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 10:06:29 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld; All

“This is what we’ve waited for! This is it, boys; this is war!”


5 posted on 12/16/2010 10:06:38 PM PST by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Balloon.....


6 posted on 12/16/2010 10:08:30 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

expensive balloon........ missiles are not cheap!


7 posted on 12/16/2010 10:09:21 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

It was apparently a lousy balloon. You don’t waste a Patriot Missile on some Palestinian clown’s lost toy.

What you’ve missed is that a small object was detected and destroyed long before it became a threat, unless its’ purpose was soley one of reconnaisance.

It is a shame that Helen Thomas wasn’t in it.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 10:10:26 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: txhurl
Balloon.....

Imagine if there were 99 of them.

9 posted on 12/16/2010 10:10:37 PM PST by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

It was serious enough that they send a jet up.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 10:11:50 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: Lawdoc; Art Bell
Paging Art Bell....
11 posted on 12/16/2010 10:12:13 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
50 rounds of 20mm are MUCH cheaper than just powering up a Patriot battery. And they got the job done. No harm, no foul, good call. 1st down for the good guys on the 49 yard line.

/johnny

12 posted on 12/16/2010 10:12:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
They got a picture:


13 posted on 12/16/2010 10:13:25 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: bt_dooftlook

you are smoking crack


14 posted on 12/16/2010 10:13:57 PM PST by Stayfrosty
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To: JRandomFreeper

I agree. I was just giving options.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 10:14:07 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
Sent a jet up, or moved one over. I figure there's pretty much going to be a CAP less than 5 minutes away from anywhere in that country.

/johnny

16 posted on 12/16/2010 10:14:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

This is just as weird as losing a nuke out of Minot (why not?).


17 posted on 12/16/2010 10:14:47 PM PST by txhurl
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To: bt_dooftlook

You and I, and a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got
Set them free at the break of dawn
‘Til one by one, they were gone

Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, “Some thing’s out there”
Floating in the summer sky
Ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine red balloons
Floating in the summer sky
Panic lads, it’s a red alert
There’s something here from somewhere else

The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
Ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine Decision Street
Ninety-nine ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry

This is what we’ve waiting for
This is it boys, this is war
The President is on the line
As ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine knights of the air
Riding super high-tech jet fighters
Everyone’s a super hero
Everyone’s a Captain Kirk

With orders to identify, to clarify and classify
Scrambling in the summer sky
As ninety-nine red balloons go by
Ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine dreams I have had
Every one a red balloon
Now it’s all over and I’m standin’ pretty
In this dust that was a city

If I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here
And here is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go


18 posted on 12/16/2010 10:16:51 PM PST by Mister Ghost
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Weather balloon.

http://wireupdate.com/wires/13369/israeli-forces-shoot-down-suspicious-flying-object-near-nuclear-reactor/


19 posted on 12/16/2010 10:22:57 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: volunbeer

20 posted on 12/16/2010 10:25:23 PM PST by americanophile
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To: Mister Ghost

Nena-99 Luftballons

Interesting video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZwhzf8NC4o&feature=fvw


21 posted on 12/16/2010 10:25:40 PM PST by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Stayfrosty; bt_dooftlook

With the quotes, I think it is from a movie. I can’t recall which one - but it sounds familiar. The young enthusiam of a new warrier. But of course we know what the war ends up being like.


22 posted on 12/16/2010 10:30:00 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: 21twelve

Oops. Should have read the words for the 99 balloon song first! Its in there. (So THAT’S what that song is about!)


23 posted on 12/16/2010 10:35:47 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

They did it right, the first time, unlike us who couldn’t launch a lousy jet from across the river (Andrews AF Base or Bolling AF Base) to protect the Pentagon. None on duty or armed. Had to call in jets from Langley - too far away to be useful. 160+ dead at the Pentagon, just down the street from me. I felt the explosion’s concussion and saw the smoke.

No shoulder-fired missiles on the Pentagon’s roof like there were supposed to be. Clinton defanged our air defenses in 1994-95. Got it from one of the operations officers who was there.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 10:45:13 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Aren’t there supposed to be MANPADS on the White House roof?


25 posted on 12/16/2010 10:49:31 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Lots of us never forget that. A guy I served with in NM was on the plane that hit the Pentagon. Is why I re-enlisted after an 18 year gap in service.

Yep. The Israelis did it right. We didn't.

Still makes me so mad I want to cry and kill something.

/johnny

26 posted on 12/16/2010 10:51:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: americanophile

Is that photo the 12th Imam? :)


27 posted on 12/16/2010 11:07:27 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: americanophile

28 posted on 12/16/2010 11:37:54 PM PST by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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29 posted on 12/17/2010 5:48:00 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Stayfrosty

Sorry you missed the reference to “99 Luftballons” by a German singer named Nena; it was popular in the 1980’s. Are you that young, or that old? ;)


30 posted on 12/17/2010 6:18:54 AM PST by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Maybe it was an ultralight (’Civ writes, not having read either thread yet), that has been tried before by the jihadists.

Additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2643958/posts


31 posted on 12/17/2010 7:06:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: volunbeer
...expensive balloon........ missiles are not cheap!

Makes one wonder...

32 posted on 12/17/2010 7:12:04 AM PST by GOPJ (Sharpton wants Limbaugh off the air- if you don't hate liberals yet, you're not paying attention.)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
I am very suprised that the Israelis did not use their Iron Dome protection system and Patriot missile batteries. There are layers of Patriot missile batteries surrounding Dimona.

You don't want to spend your expensive capabilities when lesser capabilities will do.

33 posted on 12/17/2010 7:16:25 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

It is balloon.


34 posted on 12/17/2010 7:19:58 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Thank you.

I didn’t know that.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 9:32:21 AM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: PapaBear3625

Iron Dome could have been used. They seem to be well armed because of the nearby Gaza Strip.I look at all options that is on my inventory.


36 posted on 12/17/2010 8:03:41 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld (ua)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Musta been ione of them A-Rab flying carpets, wrong turn to Ramadam.


37 posted on 12/17/2010 11:41:03 PM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

RIP Professor William Waterman Sherman.


38 posted on 12/17/2010 11:45:33 PM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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