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US Begins Humanitarian Airdrop Mission in Iraq

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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www.wdsu.com...



The United States is sending cargo planes to drop pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to stranded Iraqi citizens threatened by the militant Islamic group ISIS, U.S. officials said today.

The airdrop mission has begun, officials told ABC News.


US Begins Humanitarian Airdrop Mission in Iraq

So, if they do this air drop from very high up safe from ISIS anti-aircraft capabilities, how are they sure they do not end up supplying ISIS
If they go low and close, how do they keep safe from ISIS anti-aircraft capabilities

Will be interesting to see how this goes

Will the airdrops just be incentives for ISIS to go after these refugees more aggressively

Hmmm
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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MC-130s, and Special Operations crew members. They constantly train in both C130s and C-17s to go in low level. The MC-130 has jamming and other self defense systems, while the C-17 has chaff and flare dispensers.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks for that
But do we know exactly what ISIS has?

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:36 PM
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I believe another thread was posted stating that the US was dropping ordinace in the area to push ISIS back. And now they are going to drop humanitarian supplies.

As far as ISIS' anti-aircraft capabilities.....I don't think they have any.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:37 PM
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Now they are going to start?

After how long?

I really wonder what prompted this. The first person who says "to help the Iraqi children" gets thrown out of the back of a C-17, ratchet strapped to a pallet.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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They have a damn good idea. And regardless of how good their equipment is, it's only as good as the operator. If they get frisky there is still plenty in the region to escort them and blow the door open.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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They have seemed to be pretty well armed so far, and since we hear that most of their arms are leftover US stuff then I can only imagine what kinda goodies they MAY have, I guess we will see soon.
Hey who woulda thought the rebels in Ukraine could take an airliner down from 30k feet?!

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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Yeah, the other article I linked said they would definately be escorted



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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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I believe the Iraqi air force is taking credit for the air strikes, at least that is what it says in the article

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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Humanitarian Airdrop followed by airstrikes.

“we tortured some folks” ...again.
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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Excellent point, but I have not read anything to indicate they have that capability. I am under the impression that they are highly-mobile. So I am doubtful they have the gear needed to drop an American transport plane.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:44 PM
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Most of their antiair is going to be in the form of MANPADS. They'll have some systems they captured, but shoulder fired gear is going to be the most prevalent.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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Do you think a should-fired weapon could take down a US aircraft like a c130?



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:50 PM
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Absolutely. An RAF C-130J was brought down by ground fire a few years ago. I believe a shoulder fired missile was involved but I don't remember the exact details off the top of my head.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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Chances are that ISIS does have various MANPADS, from captured Stinger, the Mistral, SA-7 & 18. Volley fired could bring down a aircraft. Then it will be a whole new ball game in my opinion.

But I wonder if even the downing of a US/NATO aircraft on a humanitarian mission would get this administration to act.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:52 PM
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Well, then I retract my previous statements. Thanks for the info.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

The C-130 is surprisingly vulnerable to ground fire compared to other aircraft. It wouldn't even take a volley to bring one down.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 07:00 PM
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Chances are that ISIS does have various MANPADS, from captured Stinger, the Mistral, SA-7 & 18. Volley fired could bring down a aircraft. Then it will be a whole new ball game in my opinion.

But I wonder if even the downing of a US/NATO aircraft on a humanitarian mission would get this administration to act.


It would just be called a false flag anyway, some people can't have the US being the good guys. Waiting for the first false flag thread about these events to pop up on here so predictably.

I believe Obama would act in this case, because it would revolve around a purely humanitarian mission which then escalates to his next move, or more like forced next move if they shoot down a C130. He would have no choice really imo, and look at the belligerents....all they got is Toyotas so it would be an easy PR victory to blast them away.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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"But I wonder if even the downing of a US/NATO aircraft on a humanitarian mission would get this administration to act. "

Probably not, but thinking about Zaphod's comment about the vulnerability of the plane that could be doing the airdrop, maybe the POTUS is looking for a strong reason to strike back (if you could only see the look of disgust on my face as I make that sarcastic statement, with a sense of sadness)

Not calling false flag, saying outright: lets appear as helping while we really intend to end up looking like victims ourselves

Like sticking your hand through the fence getting bit by the dog, and getting upset @ the owner

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Xcouncil=wisdom

MC-130s, and Special Operations crew members. They constantly train in both C130s and C-17s to go in low level. The MC-130 has jamming and other self defense systems, while the C-17 has chaff and flare dispensers.


All well and good to minimize unnecessary casualties and the like, but I'd be going in with rocket cover fire and such to ensure a safe and secure drop.

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