Skip to comments.Sweden plans to join Libya no-fly zone with fighter jets, but no ground attacks
Posted on 03/29/2011 6:14:19 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Sweden plans to join Libya no-fly zone with fighter jets, but no ground attacks
By The Associated Press 1 hour ago
STOCKHOLM Sweden plans to send up to eight fighter jets to help enforce the U.N.-mandated no-fly zone over Libya after receiving a request for assistance from NATO, the prime minister said Tuesday.
Fredrik Reinfeldt, who leads Sweden's centre-right coalition government, said the JAS 39 Gripen planes cannot be used for attacking ground targets.
The Swedish offer also includes a transport plane and 130 personnel and will be made available for three months, Reinfeldt told lawmakers. The proposal needs approval from Parliament.
Veronika Wand-Danielsson, Sweden's ambassador to NATO, told AP that alliance chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen made an informal request last week to Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt about contributing
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I predict there will be no Swedish aces from this military adventure.
Thanks for the fighter support and all; but what do you suppose the pilot is supposed to do if the enemy shoots back and his plane crashes? Does he have enough cash on him to get a taxi?
Or, are WE expected to send OUR troops in and get him back out?
Good. Now we can quit this useless war.
You would think they might want to practice against ground targets, someday Swedish freedom fighters might want support to retake Malmo
Having said that why is the U.S. involved?
I think they just want to get out and hotrod those great jets! If they can impress, maybe they can sell some to raise money to pay all those welfare benefits for all those new muslims in their country.
I didn’t even know they had fighter jets.
I think the Swedes fly SAABs. No, really.
Yeah, I think you’re correct! Those are the 3-cylinder ones, right?
I agree with your earlier post though - Gadaffi’s not going to be donating any more aircraft to the coalition no-fly zone, and since Sweden’s not doing any A2G work, those jets are just “on display” and “on sale.”
Next they will send in ground troops without live ammo, LOL ....... wait, don’t we do that?
Then there’s the one about the swede who brought his binoculars to a funeral where they were going to bury a distant relative of his...
To ask the question is to answer it--look at Qatar!
What did Obama promise the Swedes? Or is this possibly part of the Swedish PM's long-range agenda?
I want to know why the British and French don't do most of the fighting for their oil supplies.
SAAB JAS39 Gripens.
They’re looking out for Qaddafi’s top secret weapon, the flying tanks.