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Turkish Jets Force Syrian Plane (after departing Moscow) to Land over Suspicious Cargo (Weapons)
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Posted on 10/10/2012 12:39:58 PM PDT by silentknight

Turkish state TV: Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane coming from Moscow to land at the Ankara airport. 2 hours ago


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aviation; esb; fighterjets; missileparts; syria; syriaplane; syriaplaneforcedown; syriaplaneintercept; turkey; waronterror
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To: crosslink; no-to-illegals; All

This is really interesting. Thanks.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 2:10:08 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: verum ago

“This is clearly the result of a video on youtube.” -verum ago


My favorite comment of the thread.


42 posted on 10/10/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by publius321
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Even the most innocuous of flights may have amusing manifests, such as one regularly occurring one listing a cabin crew member named “Sugar Plum Fruitcake”.

I saw the actual manifest. Asimov was right, the Universe is stranger than we can think it is.


43 posted on 10/10/2012 2:18:33 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: chris37

“Quick, someone send in the Secretary of Boob Oogling!”

When did Laz get demoted?


44 posted on 10/10/2012 2:19:43 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: silentknight

Thanks.


45 posted on 10/10/2012 2:20:01 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: mazda77

During the Cold War a type of Soviet sonar buoy washed up on a U.S. beach and someone turned it over to authorities. When it was discected they found the computer component came from an off-the shelf Nintendo game.


46 posted on 10/10/2012 2:27:40 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: gleeaikin

Your welcome.

Per the hearing today the question was asked “ how many shoulder fired missiles that could take down an airliner are missing in Libya ? The answer was 10,000 to 20,000 , confirmed by both witnesses

Crazy times.


47 posted on 10/10/2012 2:40:16 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: riverdawg

I think that variant of MIG was powered by a rocket engine that had to be changed out fairly regularly because it degraded quickly from the heat it produced. The plane was an interceptor that needed power over other qualities.


48 posted on 10/10/2012 2:40:44 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: irishtenor

Da’n right — there is lots of vitamin B in it. In fact, the UK’s National Health Service used to give it to new mothers.


49 posted on 10/10/2012 2:42:33 PM PDT by expat2
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To: RitchieAprile

The Russians and the Turks have not taken kindly to each other for many centuries.


50 posted on 10/10/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT by expat2
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To: GladesGuru

LOl :D


51 posted on 10/10/2012 2:46:48 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: crosslink; no-to-illegals; FARS; All

I wonder if this is why the Russian airliner was carrying repair parts for missiles? I have read elsewhere that a lot of the Libyan armaments were deteriorated from storage, or Gaddafi had stored some components one place and the others in other places. So perhaps someone needed certain parts to make missiles operational because they never found both or all missile caches.


52 posted on 10/10/2012 3:11:16 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Vigilanteman
If the Turks are still our allies, they'd do the same thing.

Well, if I understand it correctly, the Syrian passenger jet was an Airbus A320, the same model flown by countless American airlines, which will even be built in the US soon. So, no secrets there ;)


53 posted on 10/10/2012 3:14:27 PM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: irishtenor

They use to give wounded soldiers and pregnant women one Guinness per day, it’s high in iron (for real). They would crack a raw egg in the Guinness for pregnant women. No myth.


54 posted on 10/10/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

“Russia doesn’t need to use passenger planes to smuggle arms to Syria”

True, but the Chechens would.


55 posted on 10/10/2012 3:15:22 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: penelopesire; maggief; SE Mom; hoosiermama; stephenjohnbanker; Lakeshark; STARWISE; silentknight

What to make of this?

Interesting info on this thread.


56 posted on 10/10/2012 3:19:53 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

the MIG-25 that did MACH-3 over the Sinai had to have it’s engine replaced, that is where that story came from

but, it did do MACH-3 in 1973


57 posted on 10/10/2012 3:20:50 PM PDT by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: silentknight

Is the coarse of these planes over sensitive sites in Turkey....or newly sensitive sites -as in training camps for Syrian rebels on the boarder?


58 posted on 10/10/2012 3:21:54 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: RaceBannon

So did the XB-70 and SR-71, but you didn’t have replace the engines every time you punched the throttle...
Oh, and they did it in the 1960s.


59 posted on 10/10/2012 3:28:56 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: gleeaikin

I think you are correct, the question is who will end p with the operational hardware? What will it be used for? What is Putin up too?


60 posted on 10/10/2012 3:31:11 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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