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Syrian Warplanes Test British Air Defenses in Cyprus
inn ^ | 9/8/13 | Elad Benari

Posted on 09/08/2013 5:30:02 PM PDT by Nachum

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To: MRadtke
Probe...response...probe again...response...probe once more, shoot them down.

This is an of itself should tell us that the Syrians/Russians/Iranians/Hizbollah/Norks all need a lesson taught to them.

They know the British Parliament voted to sit this one out so what is the typical Arab response, probe and give you the finger for chickening out. They love to humiliate those that back down.

51 posted on 09/08/2013 10:51:18 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

Yes, you go right ahead and launch war on 5 or 6 different countries at the same time. If you think we should be on the same side as Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, you are more NUTZ than Netz.


52 posted on 09/08/2013 10:56:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I am not advocating an all-out war on 5 countries but we have here a very real threat from that Axis of Evil. What we need to do is let them know (via various methods) that we will not let them run amok all over the Middle East and then...Iran gets the bomb, done deal, game over for the West. We can’t bomb all of them but we can restore SOME of our lost (during 2008-present) deterrent force.


53 posted on 09/08/2013 10:59:46 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

Obama=Axis of Evil


54 posted on 09/08/2013 11:00:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Netz

Idiotic post there, kid.


55 posted on 09/08/2013 11:12:37 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Netz

That’s completely nuts. First of all, what insane interest has me benefit by replacing Assad with Al Qeida? Next, Assad is allied with Iran.
The worry isn’t that Iran might send troops and jets to fight us squarely in Syria. Iran might decide to help Assad by closing the Straights of Hormuz.

Sure, with a massive navy effort, we could prevail there. But in the meantime we all start paying 8 bucks a gallon for gasoline.
The effect on our economy of a war in those shipping lanes would be devastating.

Yeah this thing could be very nasty. And to restore our lost pride? Look for a better cause, joining into a moslem civil war where both sides hate us is utterly retarded.

Might as well paint a Crescent on our jets.


56 posted on 09/08/2013 11:13:39 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Netz

Our pride, honor, and deterrent came from one thing. Our strong military came from our strong and worthy society. If you feel our deterrent gone, it is because we are rotting internally.

Our national rot cannot be stopped by military adventures and some cool dogfights.
It is time to turn inward and stop the destruction of our nation. We have a communist president who has gone around Africa and Russia championing sodomy. Our military is feminized and homosexualized. Our economy is a shambles, run by a fascist blending of business and government.

We will never be respected, a deterrent, or the good guys in the world again until we are honorable at home. There is no shortcut.

Last, these military adventures are nothing but a shell game to divert our attention away from everything at home.


57 posted on 09/08/2013 11:23:23 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino
Your analysis is 100% correct but while we try to heal the nation and go back to the basic values that made America great, we have external threats only growing due to our perceived weakness - we can't ignore them.

In addition, all of those freepers who think we can just ignore these threats because it is not in our interest right now should know that we ignored international threats for years until they came knocking on our door (9/11). If we shirk from showing some kind of determination, we will most definitely get another attack on our soil once again, it is for sure.

I don't want a war either but neither can I turn a blind eye to Iran. She has her cross hairs on us, Israel and the West and when (if) she gets the bomb we will be blackmailed seriously, all over the planet. So you will be paying 20 bucks for a gallon at that point...

58 posted on 09/08/2013 11:55:12 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

It doesn’t work like that.


59 posted on 09/09/2013 12:01:51 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Deathtomarxists; mardi59

Yes, this sociopath could wind up causing Ezekiel 38.

Which, of course, will not be avoided. It will play out exactly as prophesied for Bible Prophecy is history written in advance (Isaiah 44 and 46 if memory serves).

And if not Ezekiel 38, then some sort of World War III.

We are living in ... interesting times.


60 posted on 09/09/2013 12:49:17 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: xone

>>>>Su-24s likely wouldn’t engage the Typhoons
Then they would get to go back to Syria, in hostilites, they wouldn’t escape.

The Su-24 can carry anti-ship missiles, though.

Then the Navy CAP will kill them and give 0 the provocation he desires. <<<<<<

In fact Fencers are pretty much capable to destroy Typhoons on the ground.

With proper rules of engagement and mission planning they are able to fire at carrier group and dodge response as well.


61 posted on 09/09/2013 7:14:47 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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If IW is asleep at the switch, a Cessna could destroy the Typhoons on the ground, thanks to this incident, Cyprus should be awake.

With proper rules of engagement and mission planning they are able to fire at carrier group and dodge response as well.

Which obviously applies to the USN as well. Not all CAP is a response and I doubt Syrian tactics are unknown.

62 posted on 09/09/2013 9:32:34 AM PDT by xone
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To: Don Corleone

Actually it can climb almost three times that fast.


63 posted on 09/09/2013 9:46:21 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Nachum

When we bombed Libya the Brits provided air bases in the UK ( you remember when our “oldest ally” wouldn’t let us use their air space) this looks like a warning to the Brits that their air bases, if also used by the USAF, in Cyprus are within striking distance of the Syrian air force. Although the Brits will not actively bomb Syria it doesn’t mean they won’t lend us the use of their bases and/or “intelligence” gathering facilities on Cyprus.


64 posted on 09/09/2013 9:47:48 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Netz
"I don't want a war either but neither can I turn a blind eye to Iran. She has her cross hairs on us, Israel and the West and when (if) she gets the bomb we will be blackmailed seriously, all over the planet. So you will be paying 20 bucks for a gallon at that point... "

Well said. From the news over the past decade or so, Iran's nuclear weapons efforts are much more ambitious than most people know. Following launches by Iran, then it's commie friend nations, fuel would go much higher and be much more difficult to obtain than that.

Ex-nuclear chief says Iran has 18,000 centrifuges in enrichment program, third more than known
fox ^ | August 17, 2013
Posted on Sat Aug 17 18:38:25 2013 by BenLurkin

Abbasi says 10,000 centrifuges currently operating are of an older model, IR-1, while about 7,000 more of the same model are ready to be installed along with just over 1,000 centrifuges of an advanced new model.

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

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PM: Iran has set 7,000 new centrifuges spinning since presidential election
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[Very old news follows.]

S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source
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(4,000 kilometer range—will reach London and the Vatican—May 16th, 2007)

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1622365/posts

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Good news: Iran now offers a missile umbrella to fellow Muslim nations; UPDATE
(including Venezuela)
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65 posted on 09/09/2013 5:39:45 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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