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Israeli air force shoots down drone aircraft
Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 6, 2012 9:31am EDT | Ari Rabinovitch

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:49:55 AM PDT by cyberaxe

The Israeli air force shot down a drone after it crossed into southern Israel on Saturday, the military said, but it remained unclear where the aircraft came from.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drone; drones; israel; isreal; waronterror
...Hmmmm...

...things that make you go...

1 posted on 10/06/2012 6:49:59 AM PDT by cyberaxe
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To: cyberaxe

Charley probing the wire.


2 posted on 10/06/2012 6:52:00 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: cyberaxe
Obama finally put Bibi on the list...
3 posted on 10/06/2012 6:53:10 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Water is wet and Obama is a liar.")
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To: cyberaxe

Iran just showed off their new drone.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 6:55:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau
...either that...

...or...

...that whole Big Bird debate...

...is a mute point now?...

5 posted on 10/06/2012 7:00:12 AM PDT by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)
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To: cyberaxe
...is a mute point now?...

No, but it might be moot.

6 posted on 10/06/2012 7:01:24 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: cyberaxe; Yehuda; Jeremiah Jr

Chatul hara?

7 posted on 10/06/2012 7:02:51 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: cyberaxe

I like the way Reuters says “it remained unclear where the aircraft came from” instead of “we at Reuters don’t know where the aircraft came from.”


8 posted on 10/06/2012 7:02:56 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sacajaweau

My guess is that Iranian scientists replicated the drone Obama was kind enough to allow them to keep. And I don’t for one moment think that Obama’s gift was not intentional.


9 posted on 10/06/2012 7:03:10 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: cyberaxe

Indeed!


10 posted on 10/06/2012 7:04:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SERKIT
...actually...

...I was referring to Big Birds point of view...

.... ;) ...

11 posted on 10/06/2012 7:08:01 AM PDT by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)
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To: cyberaxe

I’m trying to decide which would be funnier, if it were Iranian, or American?


12 posted on 10/06/2012 7:10:41 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: hampdenkid

The Clinton and Hussein Heads like to tell us we have an “unfair” advantage over the rest of the world....


13 posted on 10/06/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: G Larry
...well my 1st guess...

...was one of ours...

...on loan to Egypt...

...now being used by...

...our new buddies in the MB...

...joy, joy...

14 posted on 10/06/2012 7:14:21 AM PDT by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)
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To: cyberaxe

Question now becomes, can Israel shoot down more than the enemy can send at them and can Israel pinpoint where they came from and put return fire on target before the drones reach Israel?


15 posted on 10/06/2012 7:22:02 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: cyberaxe

Russia>Iran<Russia


16 posted on 10/06/2012 7:23:38 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: cyberaxe
" The Israeli air force shot down a drone after it crossed into southern Israel on Saturday, the military said, but it remained unclear where the aircraft came from. "

Wasn't Iran bragging a while back that they also have drones ?
17 posted on 10/06/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: hampdenkid

The real question is ? .... was that US Drone that the Iranians shot down put back together with Duct tape ? or Gorilla Tape ?


18 posted on 10/06/2012 7:26:32 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: EQAndyBuzz
" Question now becomes, can Israel shoot down more than the enemy can send at them and can Israel pinpoint where they came from and put return fire on target before the drones reach Israel? " ......

Or can Israel say to the Middle East " we got subs with boomers in silos if you really want to test us " ....
19 posted on 10/06/2012 7:28:24 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: cyberaxe

Thanksgiving Turkeys can’t fly...


20 posted on 10/06/2012 7:29:17 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Happy Rain
Obama finally put Bibi on the list...

My thoughts exactly....

21 posted on 10/06/2012 7:39:03 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
was that US Drone that the Iranians shot down

It wasn't "shot down." IIRC, it landed nicely and intact on an Iranian airstrip.

The 0b0z0 in chief should have bombed the drone to smithereens hours before the Iranian knew that it landed somewhere in Iran.

Instead, the apologist-in-chief asked Ahmadi-Nejad to return the drone. IIRC, Ahmadi-Nejad sent 0b0z0 a picture of it, effectively telling him to go pound sand!

22 posted on 10/06/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: cyberaxe

My theory is it was one of the weapons we were trying to locate in Libya that ended up getting our people assassinated over there.


23 posted on 10/06/2012 7:42:48 AM PDT by CityCenter (It's too late, Obama yeah, it's too late.)
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To: Calusa
If Obama was president during WWII he would have airlifted Zyklon B to Birkenau if they ran low.

And yet the Jews will still vote for him.

24 posted on 10/06/2012 7:46:52 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Water is wet and Obama is a liar.")
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To: hampdenkid

The article says the drone was first spotted over the Mediterranean near Hamas -controlled Gaza. It was brought down over a wooded area in Israel’s Negev.


25 posted on 10/06/2012 7:47:42 AM PDT by virgil
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To: melancholy
It wasn't "shot down." IIRC, it landed nicely and intact...

Almost like a gift.

26 posted on 10/06/2012 7:50:00 AM PDT by GBA (The line is drawn, two choices left: We must pull back from the line or be forced to cross it.)
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To: hampdenkid

You’re right, I heard from pilots that the drone’s controls were intercepted, allowing for the Iranians to fly the drone right to them, so, who gave the Iranians the info to intercept and take over the controls? Jarret is Iranian, and Huma’s family would love to have a drone for their brotherhood!


27 posted on 10/06/2012 7:58:54 AM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: cyberaxe
The Jerusalem Post is reporting that "IDF ground forces collected the fragments of the UAV and have begun analyzing them".
28 posted on 10/06/2012 8:00:44 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Ezekiel

LOL! This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while - thanks!
http://io9.com/5915156/this-quadcopter-is-made-from-a-taxidermied-cat


29 posted on 10/06/2012 8:04:21 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: cyberaxe

i bet i know who made it, the one country bragging about theiur drone-making abilities recently...


30 posted on 10/06/2012 8:28:56 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

“Thanksgiving Turkeys can’t fly...”

I had forgotten about Les Nesman. Thanks !!


31 posted on 10/06/2012 9:12:06 AM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman
*** “Thanksgiving Turkeys can’t fly...”***

" I had forgotten about Les Nesman. Thanks !! "


It get's better than that....

Arthur Carlson: " As God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly "

One the best sitcoms ever on TV.

ohh yeah, Bailey was more hot than Jennifer.
32 posted on 10/06/2012 9:27:05 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist
The actual WKRP scene...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg
33 posted on 10/06/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: cyberaxe

It would be pretty embarrassing to Barry if Bibi shot down one of ours, now wouldn’t it?


34 posted on 10/06/2012 10:07:29 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Agree on the Bailey thing. :)


35 posted on 10/06/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT by Dartman
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To: cyberaxe; All

“Iran unveils new drone that can target Israel and most of the mideast”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2938588/posts


36 posted on 10/06/2012 12:14:44 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: cyberaxe
PM Netanyahu's FB page has a short video of the event.
37 posted on 10/06/2012 12:40:14 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cyberaxe, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2941160/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2941177/posts


38 posted on 10/06/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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