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It's not like you have a switch in front of you for missiles, and one beside you for bombs.
why? Because there might have been men on the ground in dire need of supplies. In Sangin in 2006 supplies meant for British troops were dropped on Taliban positions. It's war. # happens.
originally posted by: jaws1975
a reply to: Zaphod58
Short in the weapons pylon, switch in the wrong place are two easy reasons it could happen. I posted three incidents in another thread where missiles were accidentally fired at another friendly, two during peacetime training, and once during Desert Storm, resulting in one shoot down and the other two suffering significant damage.
A short in the weapons pylon, or a switch in the wrong place huh? Now that seems like reaching. Now as to your other examples, I could counter you with the many known examples of US false flags, so I guess we are back to a zero sum game.
What makes the least amount of sense to me is the wingman shooting the pilot down, when they have no air to air threats to engage.
Op, I remembered hearing about the weapons air drops that were captured by Isis a few months ago, I couldn't help but think how flimsy an excuse that was. I mean really, why would they air drop weapons even if there was a small chance of them being intercepted. The whole Isis narrative from the beginning has been like a bad Brian Williams bed time story. Man people are gullible!
“The Iraqi intelligence sources reiterated that the US military planes have airdropped several aid cargoes for ISIL terrorists to help them resist the siege laid by the Iraqi army, security and popular forces,” the report states.
The sources claim that the terrorists have received state-of-the-art weaponry, made in the US, including expensive armour piercing bullets that cost $2,000 a piece.
“What is important is that the US sends these weapons to only those that cooperate with the Pentagon and this indicates that the US plays a role in arming the ISIL,” an Iraqi security source told FNA.
“These bullets pierce armored vehicles and kill the people inside the vehicle” the Iraqi source claims, adding that “These weapons have killed many Iraqi military and volunteer forces so far.”
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The Americans had already released their prize possession, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (real name Ibrahim al-Badri al-Samarrai) in Iraq. Al-Baghdadi was in American custody from 2005 to 2009 and was held at Camp Bucca after the torture and rape scandals of Abu Ghraib were exposed.
It is widely believed that the Americans are using al-Baghdadi—and this is borne out by his activities in Syria since his release—to advance the American agenda in the region.
In the Telegraph’s 2013 article titled, “US and Europe in ‘major airlift of arms to Syrian rebels through Zagreb’,” it is reported:
…3,000 tons of weapons dating back to the former Yugoslavia have been sent in 75 planeloads from Zagreb airport to the rebels, largely via Jordan since November.
The story confirmed the origins of ex-Yugoslav weapons seen in growing numbers in rebel hands in online videos, as described last month by The Daily Telegraph and other newspapers, but suggests far bigger quantities than previously suspected.
The shipments were allegedly paid for by Saudi Arabia at the bidding of the United States, with assistance on supplying the weapons organised through Turkey and Jordan, Syria’s neighbours. But the report added that as well as from Croatia, weapons came “from several other European countries including Britain”, without specifying if they were British-supplied or British-procured arms.
British military advisers however are known to be operating in countries bordering Syria alongside French and Americans, offering training to rebel leaders and former Syrian army officers. The Americans are also believed to be providing training on securing chemical weapons sites inside Syria.
well the Jordanian air force won't want to admit blue on blue and Isis won't want to admit not shooting him down so who knows.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: sg1642
Nothing has officially been said. I remember hearing the pilot say it in a video that was released.
But in the video where he was executed he said it was an antiaircraft weapon.