Skip to comments.AP Enterprise: Philippines using US smart bombs
Posted on 03/21/2012 8:20:08 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mkiEdited on 03/21/2012 8:32:30 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Concealed by the night sky, the two aging Philippine air force planes unleashed a surprise high-tech weapon: U.S. satellite-guided bombs that whizzed down with deadly precision toward a long-elusive terrorist suspect and two other top radicals dozing with their men in Jolo Island's jungle.
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If true, I don't see anything wrong with it.
Masarap, masakit, sige pa!
If true, more power to them in smoking them out.
In my three years here, I have yet to see a Muzie, but I
am well aware of the problems that they cause in eastern Mindanao, 300 km from me.
I read the Filipino weeklies and there are at least 2 US Spec Ops FOB’s in the Southern Philippines, which also includes housing Aussie Spec Ops as well.
This came from a “side story” from an article that reported the rise of the sword-making industry which ranged from medieval swords to samurai swords which accidentally started by American soldiers in the area buying them and sending them Stateside. Now that town exports the same swords to Hollywood and the UK, as a hobby.
At least they’re using more modern OV-10’s instead of vintage weaponized T-28.
I love things that go boom in the night, esp. against Islamic terrorists.
Like John Lee Hooker, I’m singing “Boom, Boom, Boom!”
paghandain mo sa balita
I can’t see the downside to this.
Al Jazeerah (whose english website is full of lefties) had a story that it was a “drone” attack. If so, it would have been illegal. Americans can use drones to spy and give the information to the Philippine military, but they are not allowed to join in combat.
So now we find it is a “smart bomb” dropped by our own Air Force. Good.
And the headline on the Manila Bulletin is that the President is requesting more American military help (partly as a way to scare China which is trying to steal the Spratlys from the Philippines and VietNam).