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Plane Shot Down Over Rebel-Held City on Libya
Fox News ^ | March 19, 2011 | | Associated Press

Posted on 03/19/2011 12:53:21 AM PDT by winstonwolf33

BENGHAZI, Libya -- A plane has been shot down over the main rebel-held city in eastern Libya.

An Associated Press reporter saw the plane go down in flames outside Benghazi early Saturday after the area came under shelling.

A black cloud went up over the city's southern outskirts.

Muammar Qaddafi's government declared a cease-fire Friday in an attempt to outmaneuver Western military intervention. But the opposition has been saying shells rained down well after the announcement and accused the Libyan leader of lying.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; gaddafi; libya; qaddafi
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1 posted on 03/19/2011 12:53:24 AM PDT by winstonwolf33
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To: winstonwolf33

what’s to prevent the so-called rebels from shooting at our planes if we go in ? And if they do , what will keep us from blowing the crap out of them ?

Get coordinates on Gaddafi and blow his ass to hell .
Use our most effective ordnance .

That’s it , call it good .


2 posted on 03/19/2011 12:56:43 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse
Get coordinates on Gaddafi and blow his ass to hell .

Exactly!

3 posted on 03/19/2011 1:01:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: LeoWindhorse

Decapitation without Congress’ approval is generally frowned upon if an R does it... let’s see what happens if a Rat does it.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 1:04:43 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

pics

http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image/201103/phpFoFOb0jet-going-down.jpg

http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image/201103/phpRtowASjet-crash.jpg


5 posted on 03/19/2011 1:05:41 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: winstonwolf33

Not the place to risk having American Airmen downed and paraded.


6 posted on 03/19/2011 1:08:08 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: txhurl
Decapitation without Congress’ approval is generally frowned upon if an R does it... let’s see what happens if a Rat does it

I know exactly how the Rats do it. They will Google the Iraqi war and search for the republican responses to their "we need Congress' approval" and use those responses for this one.

They have absolutely no principles.

7 posted on 03/19/2011 1:08:32 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: janetjanet998

MiG-23.


8 posted on 03/19/2011 1:10:09 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: janetjanet998
Looks like parachutes in the background. Hope that's not our guys.
9 posted on 03/19/2011 1:10:37 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: The KG9 Kid

Kind of looks like one...


10 posted on 03/19/2011 1:12:38 AM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: janetjanet998

Mig 23?


11 posted on 03/19/2011 1:13:34 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
MiG-23

Obama will still choke on his morning Latte when he sees this on the front page of the morning paper in Portuguese.

12 posted on 03/19/2011 1:14:30 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: LeoWindhorse

Who are the rebels?


13 posted on 03/19/2011 1:15:15 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: tsowellfan

Not so,An American would.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 1:17:22 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

Going to be hard to tell from the air, not to mention the Libyans also fly French aircraft. Wouldn’t want to have to do IFF in this environment.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 1:21:52 AM PDT by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: Crazieman

Well, not now.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 1:22:26 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: winstonwolf33

Benghazi is a port with an air base so presumably it would have air defenses. The rebels may be in control of some SAM or gun sites.


17 posted on 03/19/2011 1:29:12 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: fatima

Yeah you got a point there


18 posted on 03/19/2011 1:32:02 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The rebels may be in control of some SAM or gun sites.

This could turn into a horror show

19 posted on 03/19/2011 1:33:43 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Heatseeker

Thanks,you must be a flyer,God bless you.Have no idea what you said:)


20 posted on 03/19/2011 1:34:33 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: tsowellfan

Thanks tsowellfan.


21 posted on 03/19/2011 1:36:22 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

IFF = “identification friend or foe”. Usually it’s meant to refer to electronic systems which handle this chore, but I meant it in a more general sense - gonna be hard to tell who’s who, they’re all a bunch of crazies yelling Allah Ackbar and firing wildly in all directions.


22 posted on 03/19/2011 1:39:39 AM PDT by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: The KG9 Kid

maybe MIG-27, too, too much flame and too far away


23 posted on 03/19/2011 1:39:50 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: Heatseeker

true true,hehehehhe


24 posted on 03/19/2011 1:43:09 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: janetjanet998

One source says that the MIG-27 rarely saw service outside of Soviet Russia, so, basedon that statement, MIG-23 is most likely the safest bet

25 posted on 03/19/2011 1:44:44 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: tsowellfan

[This could turn into a horror show]

And real confusing for any outside military force walking into this mess and trying to figure it out.


26 posted on 03/19/2011 1:45:07 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
And real confusing for any outside military force walking into this mess and trying to figure it out.

Perhaps even more confusing for the rebels trying to distinguish Gadaffi planes from our own (and under a stressful panic as the planes get closer)

And didn't the rebels also have or got their hands on some aircraft? Thought I heard that about a week and a half ago.

27 posted on 03/19/2011 1:59:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: winstonwolf33

More clap trap from the media, just because a plane goes down, if it did, does not mean it was shot down.


28 posted on 03/19/2011 2:12:15 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: janetjanet998
I remember how liberals used to chant: no blood for oil, no blood for oil

Europe is in this because of the huge Libyan oil reserve/production. It has a highly desired light crude...

29 posted on 03/19/2011 2:13:13 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: Varsity Flight
Left out the losing the head part. Just wait until the brother hood gets it back against the wall and asks for American citizenship and they wind up here.

may the ones pushing this crap be in the shopping center when the first vest explosion takes place.

30 posted on 03/19/2011 2:19:49 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
It did go down. Look.

Video of it here.

31 posted on 03/19/2011 2:27:11 AM PDT by winstonwolf33
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To: Varsity Flight

I completely agree. There seems to be no strategic planning to this one at all. We`re just going to go and shoot at stuff for a little while.... well, I suppose it`ll make us feel good about ourselves again. It`ll be interesting to see Colonel-General Obama`s tactics for switching to Plan B (ground troops) if Plan A fails to halt Gaddafi`s army in its tracks.

And proponents... Obama doesn`t the option of assassinating a foreign head of state... so capping Gaddafi is off the table.

I`m amazed this plan isn`t even being put to a vote test in Congress. At least Bush did that prior to OIF.


32 posted on 03/19/2011 2:28:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Libya is NOT our fight. Think LONG TERM!!)
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To: winstonwolf33

Before this is over the media will have peregrine obama greater than Alexander..Caesar..Hannibal..William the Conqueror ..Attila..Frederick.Henry V..Napoleon..Stonewall Jackson..Lee..Washington..MacArthur ..Patton..


33 posted on 03/19/2011 2:31:17 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: winstonwolf33

Yes, a plane did go down sometime somewhere, that is for sure. Now would you like to see the fake drivers license I made with my computer and printer one day when I was bored. Look just like the real one.


34 posted on 03/19/2011 2:34:35 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: All

now being reported it was a rebel aircraft shot down by daffy forces


35 posted on 03/19/2011 2:38:41 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: txhurl

doesn’t history show it has always been rats that get us into wars on foreign soil?


36 posted on 03/19/2011 2:38:49 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: fatima

“Who are the rebels?”


Now stop talking about that elephant in the room!! Colonel-General Baraq “The Won” al-Ubama can`t have his magical moment if we keep peppering him with silly, annoying questions about strategy and objectives!

There`s a war on, dontcha know!!


37 posted on 03/19/2011 2:38:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Libya is NOT our fight. Think LONG TERM!!)
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To: topher

“No blood for oil”


Yep.. interesting how that, along with “Dissent is Patriotic” suddenly went out of vogue in January 2009.


38 posted on 03/19/2011 2:45:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Libya is NOT our fight. Think LONG TERM!!)
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To: SF_Redux

Until recent history, yes.


39 posted on 03/19/2011 2:47:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Libya is NOT our fight. Think LONG TERM!!)
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To: tsowellfan
[And didn't the rebels also have or got their hands on some aircraft? Thought I heard that about a week and a half ago.]

I read that too but it never got into the MSM. There's an airport in Benghazi that may also have had some Libyan military planes but I'm guessing. Benghzi’s a port so it may have naval craft. I know when the revolt started there were pockets of pro-Qaadafi security people in Benghzi fighting off the rebels with antiaircraft guns. Egypt is supposedly smuggling weapons into the rebels. They may have supplied them with Stingers or something more sophisticated than SA-14’s or whatever they've been using out in the desert without much luck.

40 posted on 03/19/2011 3:00:40 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: winstonwolf33
FoxNews reported that rebels shot down a plane that was bombing them.

From that statement, it sounds like Qadhafi Duck has lost one of his jets...

41 posted on 03/19/2011 3:01:18 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Nuke the place from orbit..its the only way to be sure.


42 posted on 03/19/2011 3:02:32 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: fatima

“Who are the rebels?”

And why, exactly, do we want to help them?


43 posted on 03/19/2011 3:04:27 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: org.whodat
Yes, a plane did go down sometime somewhere, that is for sure.

According to the BBC reporter, it went down "an hour ago" and it went down "west of the city (Benghazi)".

Do you think he made it up?? Skepticism of the media has it limits, y'know. Did you even click on the link below the photo? Maybe you missed it.

44 posted on 03/19/2011 3:09:49 AM PDT by winstonwolf33
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To: org.whodat

So you make counterfeit documents?


45 posted on 03/19/2011 3:34:48 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: janetjanet998

The rebels have aircraft?? Huh?? And they got it from who?? where??


46 posted on 03/19/2011 3:35:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: RaceBannon
I think only India has the MiG-27 aside from Russia, and Libya's air force had quite a few MiG-23s -- lately using them in ground attacks against the rebels.

MiG-27 is a fairly uncommon plane.

47 posted on 03/19/2011 3:45:27 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Sacajaweau

yes they have a few that defected.....one attack daffys boats a few days ago

http://dailybail.com/home/rebel-mig-23s-sink-gaddafi-ships-off-libyan-coast.html


48 posted on 03/19/2011 4:01:24 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: Sacajaweau

yes they have a few that defected.....one attack daffys boats a few days ago

http://dailybail.com/home/rebel-mig-23s-sink-gaddafi-ships-off-libyan-coast.html


49 posted on 03/19/2011 4:01:36 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

that’s an easy one, cause they want to establish a caliphate in the middle east, and we are all for religious freedom and expression.


50 posted on 03/19/2011 4:02:36 AM PDT by Hypo2
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