Skip to comments.A Pair Of B1s Flew From South Dakota To Libya, Bombed 100 Targets And Flew Home
Posted on 07/13/2011 3:07:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Air Force has deployed its bombers like never before in the Libya campaign.
Wired picked up a story released by Air Force Magazine detailing a flight made this spring by two B1 bombers from South Dakota to Libya carrying ninety-eight, 500 pound bombs.
During 24 hours of combat time over four days, the bombers destroyed nearly 100 targets.
The B1s were chosen on top of NATO's combined air fleet because each one carries around 24,000 pounds of Joint Direct Attack Munitions and Laser guided JDAMs. To achieve equal destruction would have required dozens of NATO jets.
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It would take dozens of NATO fighters to do as much damage.
Clearly they are an active imminent THREAT to ALL MANKIND!
The words "Submit or Die" take on new meaning when they have nukes!
This president, who railed against neo-con initiated agression in the past; has become a reckless hawk.
Because Iran can shoot back.
let’s add this statement.
GET OUT OF LIBYA NOW OBAMA..... WE ARE BOMBING THE NATION OF AN ALLY......ONE WHO FOUGHT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ON BEHALF OF US PATRIOTS.
This treasonous act of Obama is an impeachable offence, and an offence to the War Powers Act.
The “Lancer”, previously known as “Reagan’s Folly”.
Now that is a LONG mission with no real crew rest.
Friends tell me the BONE can begin to push back pretty hard on long missions. You really FEEL the seat.
At least the B-2 would be comfier.
So Libya’s air defenses are no more?
Has anyone informed Congress of this?
Is this something they should know has happened?
Why can’t we do this to Iran?
Because in Iran we would be setting Islam back. In Libya we are moving Islam forward. It is an Obama-Rodham-Huma thing.
Maybe, we should send the B-1’s to DC
Bob Dornan is retired.
That would be a "Clear Message".
One of a kind.
Perhaps these B-1's were modified with crew rest areas and had multiple crews. I wouldn't be surprised considering that similar missions by B-2's could have been an inspiration.
Thank you. That a very important point.
We all know this cannot be true.
Weeks and weeks ago Obama said we are only in a support roll to NATO and are not conducting actual military missions ourselves.
Besides, with the nation in such dire economic straits what kind of an idiot would direct the military to perform such a costly mission, burn all that fuel and generate all that pollution just to bomb another piece of the Libyan sandbox?
Recall that Boehner made a big show of call 0bama's bluff on the War Powers Act and then has done absolutely NOTHING. der 0berFuhrer Hussein 0bama does as he pleases.
(BTW I expect the same results from Boehner on the debt limit negotiations.)
FUBO GTFO 2012
Those missions sound pretty “Kinetic” to me!!
Libya is an ally?
Yes. Until Obama stabbed Libya in the back. Mubarak was also an ally, stabbed in the back.Gadaffi killed thousands of Muslim Brotherhooders. Eastern libya used to be the largest recruiting center for the Islamofascists fighting US troops in Iraq. Gadaffi pounded them mercilessly from the rear.
I am appalled at the ignorance that America has over what Obama is now doing.
South Dakota? That would be Ellsworth. I was stationed there 30 years ago. I though the got BRAC’ed.
Ninety-eight 500 pounders is 49,000 pounds. I presume this means each bomber carried 49 bombs.
One of the successes of the Bush administration was to flip Qadaffi. He has been an informant for us during the war on terror. After this, we won’t have an easy time persuading any of these types to work for us again, which is part of the objective from Team Obama-Rodham-Abedin, besides the immediate direct assistance to Al Queda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
“At least the B-2 would be comfier”
This info from global security,
“Pilots steal naps in lounge chairs from Kmart that they stash behind the two seats.”
Thank God I never had to “hep” out with the killing for an illegal President...waging an illegal action...
And what are we getting for this massive waste of tax dollars. I’m never been isolationist as that always seems to end in a major world war, but I’m sick to death of us being the world’s policemen. I say bring all of our troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan and all the other military actions in the middle east. Screw em. We’re broke. We don’t have the money to play world police and we haven’t had the money for decades.
I know that the seats in the BUF were murder on long missions: after about seven hours your butt suddenly felt like it was on fire... and it stayed that way.
The forces during an ejection pretty much dictate a seat pad with almost no give, so I doubt the B-1's a lot more comfortable.
I am envisioning a movie of Gadaffi’s last days on earth...along the lines of Dr. Strangelove with this being the theme music:
The press has not accurately portrayed the support Gadaffi has throughout sub Saharan Africa.They are too busy assassinating Gaddafi at the request of Obama. The entire Bedouin tribe supports Gadaffi. Your prognosis on Gadaffi’s death are much exaggerated.He will outlast Obama.
Just 2 months ago , the MSM drive bys had everyone convinced Gadaffi would be a goner in 2 weeks. Buahahahahahahahaha! Well he love you long time.
What can the Bedouins do to stop a bomb from falling? It isn’t a prognosis by the way...just my mind wrapping around the craziness of dropping these bombs there.
I guess they figured out that Rotary Bomb Bay thing and filled it with JDAMS. Nice Tech to have.
Every time the idjits drop bpombs, they kill civilians.And to boot NATO will not acknowledge the fact. Its a disaster.
And the fascist president of the United States is looking worse than Gadaffi ever did , on the ground in the eyes of Libyans.
He also said the provisions of the War Powers Act don't apply because we're not at war with Libya.
Having Obama as President means having to believe that bombing another country is not an act of war.
Probably would have done the mission in a shorter frame of time....