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A Pair Of B1s Flew From South Dakota To Libya, Bombed 100 Targets And Flew Home
Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2011 | Robert Johnson

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: South Dakota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: b1; foreignpolicy; illegalwar; libya; marxistbrotherhood; muslimbrotherhood; nato; obamajihad; oilwar; oup
let's add this statement :

It would take dozens of NATO fighters to do as much damage.

1 posted on 07/13/2011 3:07:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Why can't we do this to Iran?

Clearly they are an active imminent THREAT to ALL MANKIND!

The words "Submit or Die" take on new meaning when they have nukes!

2 posted on 07/13/2011 3:10:02 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: SeekAndFind

This president, who railed against neo-con initiated agression in the past; has become a reckless hawk.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 3:10:59 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: rawcatslyentist

Because Iran can shoot back.


4 posted on 07/13/2011 3:11:18 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 07/13/2011 3:11:42 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_omanybama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “Lancer”, previously known as “Reagan’s Folly”.


6 posted on 07/13/2011 3:13:31 PM PDT by AndrewC
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 07/13/2011 3:13:41 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: SeekAndFind

So Libya’s air defenses are no more?


8 posted on 07/13/2011 3:17:47 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: SeekAndFind
The U.S. Air Force has deployed its bombers like never before in the Libya campaign.

Has anyone informed Congress of this?

Is this something they should know has happened?

9 posted on 07/13/2011 3:18:16 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: SeekAndFind
read the comments...
10 posted on 07/13/2011 3:19:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rawcatslyentist

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.


11 posted on 07/13/2011 3:27:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Maybe, we should send the B-1’s to DC


12 posted on 07/13/2011 3:27:01 PM PDT by STD ('Be Ye holy, for I am holy')
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To: STD

Bob Dornan is retired.


13 posted on 07/13/2011 3:31:22 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: STD
Maybe, we should send the B-1’s to DC

That would be a "Clear Message".

14 posted on 07/13/2011 3:32:46 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: All

DONATE


15 posted on 07/13/2011 3:33:24 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

“B-1 Bob”

One of a kind.

For sure.


16 posted on 07/13/2011 3:36:43 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
tooo funny...
17 posted on 07/13/2011 3:37:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Blueflag
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.

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.

18 posted on 07/13/2011 3:41:32 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Psalm 144
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.

Thank you. That a very important point.

19 posted on 07/13/2011 3:44:15 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lies! Lies! Lies!

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?


20 posted on 07/13/2011 3:49:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Has anyone informed Congress of this?

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

21 posted on 07/13/2011 3:50:59 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those missions sound pretty “Kinetic” to me!!


22 posted on 07/13/2011 3:53:19 PM PDT by MrTed ("...at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow...", will it be before or after one's death?)
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To: Candor7
“WE ARE BOMBING THE NATION OF AN ALLY.”

Libya is an ally?

23 posted on 07/13/2011 3:53:41 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: starlifter

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.


24 posted on 07/13/2011 3:58:55 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: starlifter

South Dakota? That would be Ellsworth. I was stationed there 30 years ago. I though the got BRAC’ed.


25 posted on 07/13/2011 4:00:01 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ninety-eight 500 pounders is 49,000 pounds. I presume this means each bomber carried 49 bombs.


26 posted on 07/13/2011 4:01:10 PM PDT by beelzepug (" Shaved ice for me and my monkey, please.")
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To: starlifter

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.


27 posted on 07/13/2011 4:03:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Blueflag

“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.”


28 posted on 07/13/2011 4:05:51 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God I never had to “hep” out with the killing for an illegal President...waging an illegal action...


29 posted on 07/13/2011 4:06:37 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: starlifter
Of course Libya is not an ally. Kadaffy is and always has been an enemy of the USA. We have no treaty with him. The Kadaffy cheerleaders around here have no regard for our real allies like the UK who supported us in Iraq. They would rather we betray the UK than the mass-murdering islamofascist Kadaffy. We must stand by our real allies and destroy our common foe.
30 posted on 07/13/2011 4:15:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


31 posted on 07/13/2011 4:17:49 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: Blueflag
Friends tell me the BONE can begin to push back pretty hard on long missions. You really FEEL the seat.

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.

32 posted on 07/13/2011 4:25:02 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Candor7

I am envisioning a movie of Gadaffi’s last days on earth...along the lines of Dr. Strangelove with this being the theme music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW0ACEOEq6w


33 posted on 07/13/2011 4:42:41 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Domestic Church

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.


34 posted on 07/13/2011 4:47:48 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

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.


35 posted on 07/13/2011 4:57:36 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess they figured out that Rotary Bomb Bay thing and filled it with JDAMS. Nice Tech to have.


36 posted on 07/13/2011 5:53:07 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Domestic Church

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.


37 posted on 07/13/2011 6:39:17 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Iron Munro
Weeks and weeks ago Obama said we are only in a support roll to NATO and are not conducting actual military missions ourselves.

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.

38 posted on 07/13/2011 6:57:29 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: SeekAndFind
Instead of 787 billion for "Porkulus" they should have spent some of that on these B-1's for the proposed upgrade to the flight deck and avionics systems and engine upgrades to the Pratt and Whitney F119's in the F-22 that would make it supersonic again.

Probably would have done the mission in a shorter frame of time....

39 posted on 07/13/2011 7:01:41 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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