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AP Enterprise: Philippines using US smart bombs
Associated Press ^ | 03/21/2012 | JIM GOMEZ

Posted on 03/21/2012 8:20:08 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

Edited 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; ov10; pgm; philippines

1 posted on 03/21/2012 8:20:15 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki
"...The use of smart bombs, confirmed to The Associated Press by four senior Philippine security officials, marks a new chapter in the long-running battle against an al-Qaida-linked movement in the southern Philippines..."

If true, I don't see anything wrong with it.

2 posted on 03/21/2012 8:34:03 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Masarap, masakit, sige pa!


3 posted on 03/21/2012 8:49:51 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

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.


4 posted on 03/21/2012 8:51:00 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: rlmorel

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.


5 posted on 03/21/2012 8:54:19 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Rembrandt

At least they’re using more modern OV-10’s instead of vintage weaponized T-28.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 9:54:00 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: rlmorel

I love things that go boom in the night, esp. against Islamic terrorists.

Like John Lee Hooker, I’m singing “Boom, Boom, Boom!”


7 posted on 03/21/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!


8 posted on 03/21/2012 10:17:18 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: AlexW; Berosus; buwaya; DFG; knarf; LadyDoc; Mark17; max americana; ut1992
PI ng

paghandain mo sa balita

9 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:02 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I can’t see the downside to this.


10 posted on 03/21/2012 10:28:29 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: sukhoi-30mki

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).


11 posted on 03/22/2012 2:23:29 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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