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Israelis Deploy Patriot Missiles After 'Hezbollah' Drone Enters Airspace
ABCNews ^ | 10/ 8/12 | RANDY KREIDER

Posted on 10/08/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT by Jean S

Israeli officials have deployed a Patriot surface-to-air anti-missile battery to northern Israel Monday, in an apparent response to the appearance of a mysterious drone in Israeli airspace over the weekend.

On Saturday, an Israel Air Force jet shot down an unmanned aerial drone over the Negev desert in southern Israel. Israeli officials said they believed the craft had originated in Lebanon and was controlled by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.

According to the Israel Defense Force, the drone entered Israel from Mediterranean, flying over the Gaza Strip and then over the Negev. It was shot down south of the West Bank.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: drone; hezbollah; israel; wot

1 posted on 10/08/2012 4:24:39 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

The IDF was tracking it from Lebanon. The interesting part is that it was an unmanned helicopter. Iran has been working on that technology for years.

The IDF tried to take over guidance but was unable, so they degraded it.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 4:52:11 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: Jean S

Where the hell did Hezbollah get a drone?


3 posted on 10/08/2012 4:54:05 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: panaxanax

EXACTLY my question!!


4 posted on 10/08/2012 5:06:22 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: panaxanax
Iran. Courtesy the drone that landed in Iran about a year ago. Thanks Barry Hussein! Just MHO.
5 posted on 10/08/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: 4yearlurker

f/w/i/w; that was my first thought, also. I think Iran needed the guidance system technology, which is why our drone “wondered” into Iran and off of our “tether”.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 5:28:29 PM PDT by Segovia
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To: panaxanax
Where the hell did Hezbollah get a drone?

Via proxy, but obama.

7 posted on 10/08/2012 6:15:39 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jean S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1hUu-UABXE


8 posted on 10/08/2012 6:53:26 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gandalftb
The IDF tried to take over guidance but was unable, so they degraded it.

Yeah they degraded the sh*t out of it. :o)
9 posted on 10/08/2012 6:55:57 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Jean S.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 7:52:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jean S

Patriot missile? I don’t think so. It was obviously an air to air launched from the F-16 that appears in the screen from the same direction a second or two after the kaboom. It would be nuts to be that close to a target knowing that a ground launched Patriot was inbound.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 8:39:37 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Doogle

stupid dorks


12 posted on 10/08/2012 9:42:09 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: Jean S
[State media in Iran, Hezbollah's sponsor, said the incursion “exposed the weakness of Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defense system” and quoted an official who said the system “does not work.” Israel's “Iron Dome” system is meant to destroy incoming rockets and artillery shells.]

Could be this drone wasn't for photo reconnaissance but to test Israel's air defense network. If the Iranians built a drone that could carry a nuke it might be the easiest way to penetrate the border.

13 posted on 10/08/2012 11:47:37 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: panaxanax
Where the hell did Hezbollah get a drone?

With a little help from these guys?


14 posted on 10/08/2012 11:54:12 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: Hatteras

The article says it was air to air from a jet.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 12:05:08 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 4yearlurker
The Obama administration's LOSS of a very advanced US drone symbolizes America's INTEL/Military/Economic/Political power/stalwart supporter of world democracies LOSS in general. Hizbollah/Iran reverse engineered the lost US drone and are now enjoying this technological tool. The President (like Carter before him) asked the Iranians to...give it back, pretty please...
Barry has lost (and voluntarily given away)every possible US strategic poker card. This man MUST be voted out of office or the US will not be able to maintain any sort of qualitative superpower advantage. God help us if he is reelected!!
16 posted on 10/09/2012 1:07:47 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: 444Flyer

See here for more on UAV details:

http://www.debka.com/article/22420/Two-days-after-UAV-Patriots-posted-near-Haifa-and-other-parts-of-N-Israel


17 posted on 10/09/2012 4:53:55 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: piasa

Referring to the headline. My apologies for not specifying. :-)


18 posted on 10/09/2012 12:50:36 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: piasa

Referring to the headline. My apologies for not specifying. :-)


19 posted on 10/09/2012 12:51:10 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: PIF
I wouldn't be surprised if B.HusseinO gift wrapped that himself and personally delivered it to our enemies in Tehran. Why in the H wasn't that drone destroyed before our enemies could copy cat it? A MAJOR breach somewhere at the decision making level of our national defense/military. Then again, BO is a walking breach isn't he?
20 posted on 10/09/2012 1:27:00 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: Hatteras

Israeli news showed guncam video of the shot being taken from a fixed wing. I expect next time they won’t waste a bullet-—just give the POS some wing wash and pick it up in a basket. This time they might have been curious whether it was armed.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 1:31:01 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: 444Flyer

Obama did not gift wrap anything - ‘cause Clinton used up all the WH gift wrapping, leaving only some out of date Chinese greeting cards...


22 posted on 10/09/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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