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NATO hits radar at Tripoli's civilian airport
AP ^ | July 18, 2011 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC

Posted on 07/18/2011 11:45:19 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Edited on 07/18/2011 11:47:53 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NATO warplanes destroyed the radar antenna at Tripoli International Airport on Monday, the alliance said, claiming the system was being used for military purposes by Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

A statement said the air traffic control radar at the civilian airport was tracking NATO jets and the providing information to Libyan air defenses.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya; oup

1 posted on 07/18/2011 11:45:22 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

So how many civilian passengers’ lives were put in peril because of this stunt?


2 posted on 07/18/2011 11:47:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jet Jaguar

If this were a just and sensible war, then this would be a legitimate target.

But neither is the case.


3 posted on 07/18/2011 11:48:01 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

pardon me but is the US at war with Libya?


4 posted on 07/18/2011 11:48:08 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The US. has always been at war with Libya.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 11:49:38 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
The US. has always been at war with Libya.

Last week it was Eastasia.

6 posted on 07/18/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jet Jaguar

This infuriates me!!!!! Supposedly we are NOT at war with Libya, yet we are bombing the shiit our of them and not a peep!!! We ARE at war in Afghanistan and bombings are frowned upon even if it means helping OUR troops.


7 posted on 07/18/2011 11:52:07 AM PDT by panthermom (Pray for my son in Aghanistan and all the troops!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Libyan street side falafel cart bombed after two Libyan army privates seen buying lunch there. “It wasn’t merely a civilian lunch cart. It was also an integral part of Libya’s military logistics system.”


8 posted on 07/18/2011 11:52:07 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

There is not a world of difference between military and civilian air search radars. In the U.S. ARSR-4 (”Air Route Surveillance Radar - Four”) is jointly operated by the Air Force and FAA. ARSR-4 are used to keep track of the airspace near the U.S. borders.

ASR-9, the most common airport surveillance radar in the U.S. is very similar in waveform, size, power and function as the SPS-49, the most common radar used by the Navy for long range air detection. The ‘49 has ECCM features and a tad more power, but otherwise they are quite similar.


9 posted on 07/18/2011 11:52:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This radar will eventually cost US Taxpayers $1 billion, as you KNOW that billions will given to these “rebels” if/when they take over.

$500 million for a new radar

$500 million in kick-backs and political contributions to build it.


10 posted on 07/18/2011 11:55:52 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: dfwgator

That was last week.


11 posted on 07/18/2011 11:56:36 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obama’s illegal war.


12 posted on 07/18/2011 11:58:52 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: dfwgator
Next step for NATO is to cut off all supply chains to the citizens of Tripoli, like they did in Bosnia when they blew up the bridges.

Because we're there to “help” them, of course.

13 posted on 07/18/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: tet68

Ahem...It’s an ‘overseas contingency operation’. /s


14 posted on 07/18/2011 12:02:03 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Jet Jaguar

UsaToday...

On March 18, President Obama told congressional leaders that the “kinetic activity” (fighting) we were getting into in Libya would be a matter of “days, not weeks.” He used the same “days and not weeks” phrase in a news conference on March 22.


15 posted on 07/18/2011 12:03:19 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana
On March 18, President Obama told congressional leaders that the “kinetic activity” (fighting) we were getting into in Libya would be a matter of “days, not weeks.” He used the same “days and not weeks” phrase in a news conference on March 22.

"Three Years Later...." /SpongeBob Narrator Voice

16 posted on 07/18/2011 12:09:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jet Jaguar

In the Kosovo war, we went after civil infrastructure. Dams, water works, and especially electrical substations with conductive fiber BLU-114/B submunitions. We also rendered airports useless by destroying radar and other critical items.

Hmm, I see a pattern developing here.


17 posted on 07/18/2011 12:11:44 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Carling

“Blew up the bridges” Clinton put a smart bomb into the side of a Commuter Rail Train. You could see a guy sitting next to a window reading a newspaper just before it hit.


18 posted on 07/18/2011 12:15:41 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Carling

“Blew up the bridges” Clinton put a smart bomb into the side of a Commuter Rail Train. You could see a guy sitting next to a window reading a newspaper just before it hit.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 12:15:56 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tet68
Wrong, jorge made mutual agreements with Libya and daffy and daffy paid billions to the united states..
20 posted on 07/18/2011 12:18:48 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

That was last month.


21 posted on 07/18/2011 12:22:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: CodeToad
It wouldn't take much more than a bit of shading to update this leftist cartoon from 2002, but the MSM would go absolute bananas.


22 posted on 07/18/2011 12:30:31 PM PDT by Reeses (It's a safety net, not a hammock!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Been at this for, what, six months and we just did this now? Brilliant. Can’t wait til NATO is defending my country.


23 posted on 07/18/2011 12:40:27 PM PDT by keat
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To: keat

Thank you. That is what I was thinking.


24 posted on 07/18/2011 12:49:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Fire a high-powered rifle into the SF6 tank and thats all she wrote for a long time.


25 posted on 07/18/2011 1:07:22 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The question is, why does Obama hate Ghaddafi so much?


26 posted on 07/18/2011 4:31:19 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Crucial

Because he resents the fact the Gadhafi’s turnaround represented a huge win for the Bush Administration.


27 posted on 07/18/2011 4:32:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Carling

Our planes are delivering democracy with laser guided precision every day.


28 posted on 07/18/2011 4:32:50 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: dfwgator

I do remember ready about how Ghaddafi and Reverand Wright had some shady dealings but not the details...


29 posted on 07/18/2011 4:36:00 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Crucial
>>>>The question is, why does Obama hate Ghaddafi so much?<<<<<

Probably because Daffy has real Baraka Hussein Abu Oumama's resume in his hands.

And there was a certain $2M loan Daffy gave to U.S. muslim leaders that was never paid back. Daffy probably still have the receipt.

30 posted on 07/18/2011 8:03:53 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: DTA

Obama engaging in cya?


31 posted on 07/18/2011 10:19:25 PM PDT by Crucial
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