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[Arab TV Claims] US Jet Shot Down by Iraqi Anti Aircraft Fire [Female Pilot Captured]
Islamic Republic News Agency and 'Al Arabiya' TV ^ | March 22, 2003 | BH/JB

Posted on 03/22/2003 1:35:19 PM PST by ewing

Iraq anti aircraft shot down an invading jet over Baghdad Saturday, the al-Arabiya television channel said.

The aircrafts pilot-a woman-and its co-pilot parachuted safely but were captured by Iraqi forces.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: arabtv; enemypropaganda; female; iraq; iraqifreedom; jet; pilot; taqiyya; taqiyyalist; war
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Lord, praying this isn't true..
1 posted on 03/22/2003 1:35:19 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
I'll wait for U.S. confirmation, but if true . . . not good.
3 posted on 03/22/2003 1:37:43 PM PST by leadpencil1
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To: ewing
I didn't think women were flying combat aircraft in combat situations.
4 posted on 03/22/2003 1:37:46 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: ewing
It is pure and simple propaganda.

Ignore.
5 posted on 03/22/2003 1:37:56 PM PST by Office Manager
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To: ewing
Real, reputable source, too. NOT
6 posted on 03/22/2003 1:38:05 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: ewing
I'll wait until its verified by CENTCOM.
7 posted on 03/22/2003 1:38:33 PM PST by demlosers
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To: ewing
LOL! They only wish, in their twisted Sand Nazi wet dreams.
8 posted on 03/22/2003 1:38:46 PM PST by AF68
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To: ewing
Pathetic attempt at disinformation.
9 posted on 03/22/2003 1:38:48 PM PST by valkyrieanne
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To: johniegrad
Is this even possible to happen?
10 posted on 03/22/2003 1:38:56 PM PST by ewing
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To: johniegrad
I didn't think women were flying combat aircraft in combat situations.

They're not. At least they weren't last time I checked.

11 posted on 03/22/2003 1:39:03 PM PST by usconservative (Let's Face It ... FRANCE SUCKS!!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Could we add an "Al Arabiya Claims" to this headline?
12 posted on 03/22/2003 1:39:19 PM PST by Interesting Times (Eagles Up! Join the Rally for America...)
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To: ewing
Last time I paid attention to the gender issue in combat situations I didn't think so.
13 posted on 03/22/2003 1:39:48 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Interesting Times; Admin Moderator
Good suggestion.
14 posted on 03/22/2003 1:40:07 PM PST by ewing
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To: Interesting Times
File this story with the UK troops surrender report...
15 posted on 03/22/2003 1:40:09 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: usconservative
They are
16 posted on 03/22/2003 1:40:15 PM PST by LibertyThug
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To: usconservative
The source >Is it as reliable as Debka.?
17 posted on 03/22/2003 1:40:46 PM PST by MEG33
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To: valkyrieanne
Actually it's a pathetic attempt at getting dates.
18 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:23 PM PST by TD911
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To: ewing
The Iraqis would have paraded her on television by now, to be sure.

Regards, Ivan

19 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:38 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: ewing
Women do not fly in jets during combat missions.
20 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:38 PM PST by grimalkin
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To: Bulldogs22
THIS JUST IN:

The crew was the Blixie Chicks!

21 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Could you pretty pretty please think of the possiblity of changing your tagline?)
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To: johniegrad
Yes, females are flying combat missions.
22 posted on 03/22/2003 1:42:02 PM PST by mystery-ak (Saddam...your time is almost up..my hubby and son are on their way to kick your a$$ out of Baghdad!)
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To: TD911
For whom, you?
23 posted on 03/22/2003 1:42:13 PM PST by LibertyThug
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To: johniegrad
I believe women navigators or other weapons operators are called pilots, even if there is a male pilot actually flying the plane. Doesn't matter though -- there are indeed females in some of those craft and they are putting their lives on the line.
24 posted on 03/22/2003 1:42:32 PM PST by jlogajan
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To: ewing
Women can't fly combat missions or aircraft so this is obviously some fake news...sheesh you'd think they would try to lie properly at least :)
25 posted on 03/22/2003 1:42:45 PM PST by battousai (First Iraq...then free Canada...well just take Queerbeck, that should be enough ;-))
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To: johniegrad
They are shouldn't be.
26 posted on 03/22/2003 1:42:49 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (Yes, let us allow the economies of gerdung, frunk, mexiztlan, chirushcom and canadastan to wither...)
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To: Bulldogs22
You have an issue with our Mexican-American posters and military members?

I find it amazing that one so new could be one so bigoted and obnoxious.

27 posted on 03/22/2003 1:43:21 PM PST by AlaninSA (Go GOPHERS! SKOL VIKINGS! WIN! TWINS!)
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To: jlogajan
I thought the Bush Administration discontinued having women flying over combat zones.
28 posted on 03/22/2003 1:43:55 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
This is bad..

29 posted on 03/22/2003 1:43:56 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Yes, there is sexual tension between Sammy & Frodo.)
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To: johniegrad
Yes there are. Women are pilots, navs, WSOs, EWOs..you name it; all on combat aircraft.
30 posted on 03/22/2003 1:44:21 PM PST by TankerKC
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To: MadIvan
Is tv still an option in Baghdad?
31 posted on 03/22/2003 1:44:33 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (Yes, let us allow the economies of gerdung, frunk, mexiztlan, chirushcom and canadastan to wither...)
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To: ewing
For what it's worth, comments from the Arabs or the Communists about shooting down planes, US troops killed or captured, and the like, are almost NEVER true.
32 posted on 03/22/2003 1:44:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Revolting cat!
The crew was the Blixie Chicks!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

33 posted on 03/22/2003 1:46:07 PM PST by Ima Lurker
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To: Cicero

Yes, that's true..

Hopefully it's just propaganda..

34 posted on 03/22/2003 1:46:10 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Yes, there is sexual tension between Sammy & Frodo.)
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To: AlaninSA
There was an earlier post detailing a group of Mexican lesbians were protesting against the war. I looked for pics of the march to no avail.
35 posted on 03/22/2003 1:46:29 PM PST by csvset
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To: johniegrad
>>>I didn't think women were flying combat aircraft in combat situations.<<<

At least one of the helos flying forward scout for the lead tank column on day one was a woman.

36 posted on 03/22/2003 1:46:32 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: AlaninSA
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/871810/posts
37 posted on 03/22/2003 1:46:37 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Jhoffa_; MadIvan
It happened last time during the '91 Gulf War.
38 posted on 03/22/2003 1:46:54 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Oh their out there,but I doubt this story.


(Clockwise from lower left) 1st Lt. Alison, Capts. Heather and Waynetta and, Senior Airman Lyndi, all from the 376th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, flew an all-female KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling mission over Afghanistan on Jan. 31.

39 posted on 03/22/2003 1:47:31 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Bulldogs22
Shame on you.
40 posted on 03/22/2003 1:48:32 PM PST by MEG33
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To: AlaninSA
Why do you still use the hyphenated American term? Why not just AMERICAN?
41 posted on 03/22/2003 1:48:42 PM PST by jsraggmann
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To: mdittmar
kinda cute!
42 posted on 03/22/2003 1:49:00 PM PST by bluefish
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To: Cicero
Man, I hope your right.
43 posted on 03/22/2003 1:49:13 PM PST by ewing
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To: AlaninSA
"I find it amazing that one so new could be one so bigoted and obnoxious."


Relax it was a joke. Sorry if I offended you.


44 posted on 03/22/2003 1:49:46 PM PST by Bulldogs22
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To: ewing
Let's think worst case scenario:

A young "up-and-coming" advisor decides it would be great propaganda to have a woman pilot lead a risky raid. It would also be great if she were a minority who led an "alternate lifestyle." Having few such "candidates" for such a mission, a "pilot" of lesser skill is selected, or even rushed through training so as to make the run. Of course, without the skill, and/or training, "pilot" panics under pressure and contributes to mission loss.

Oh, I forgot, the Clinton "administration" is gone, and the grown-ups are back in charge!

NOTHING TO SEE, MOVE ALONG!

45 posted on 03/22/2003 1:50:02 PM PST by Henchster
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To: ewing
Women may not be piloting fighter craft, but I believe women are involved aboard bombers/reconnaisence/support craft. My daughter is enlisting USAF, and as of now, even as enlisted, she is eligible for flight crew. She is NOT eligible for pararescue or other combat units. (No problem with that, she's signed up for intel.) Correct me if I'm wrong...
46 posted on 03/22/2003 1:52:04 PM PST by dandelion
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To: All
Look Here.

Another of the first American woman to fly in combat in the '90s was Lt Col.Martha McSally, ranked as the top female Air Force pilot. Lt Col McSally was among the first women trained by the Air Force as a fighter pilot. During a 1995-96 tour of duty in Kuwait, she became the first woman in military history to fly a combat sortie in a fighter aircraft. She also flew more than 100 combat hours on an A-10 Warthog attack plane over Iraq in the mid-1990s, and served as a flight commander and trainer of combat pilots.

In 1993 when Secretary of Defense Les Aspin opened combat aviation to women, including enlisted female aircrew members, allowing women to fly combat missions, opportunities opened even more for women pilots and crew members. With these new opportunities female pilot numbers are increasing steadily with more and more women completing pilot training.

Today, in the war against the Taliban and al-Qaida targets in Afghanistan, women are filling aircrew positions as bomber pilots, navigators, tanker pilots, and weapons officers - those who specialize in operating in flight arms - loadmasters, and varied officer and enlisted aircrew positions

48 posted on 03/22/2003 1:52:07 PM PST by TankerKC
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To: Bulldogs22
Joke?

Damn right I'm offended. There's no call for language like that.

49 posted on 03/22/2003 1:52:36 PM PST by AlaninSA (Go GOPHERS! SKOL VIKINGS! WIN! TWINS!)
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To: bluefish
Cute and capable,a good combination.
50 posted on 03/22/2003 1:53:13 PM PST by mdittmar
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