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WAR: Italian Air Force Intercept Suspect Airplane Over Rome

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posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 09:51 AM
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Breaking News - Fox News is reporting that the Italian Air Force has intercepted a small "executive plane" and forced it to land at an airport near Rome. Fox is saying that Italian news is reporting the plane may have explosives on it.
 



ROME — Two Italian F16 jet fighters intercepted a suspicious plane heading to Rome's Ciampino airport (search) Friday, hours after the funeral of Pope John Paul II (search), and escorted it to a local airport, Italian news agencies said. ANSA said the aircraft was a Lear Jet 131 executive plane from Belgrade bound for Rome's Ciampino, which serves both military and civilian aircraft. Ciampino airport was closed Friday for the pope's funeral.
www.foxnews.com...



Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


It's probably just a "lost" pilot, but with all the worlds leaders in Rome today for the Pope's funeral, it would make a perfect terrorist attack to fly a small plane loaded with explosives into St Peter's Square.


[edit on 4-8-2005 by MasterCoyote]

[edit on 4-8-2005 by MasterCoyote]



JAK

posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:01 AM
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If it were a terrorist though, presumably with the intent of dying in the attack. Why would they bother submitting to any demands to land?

Surely they would just carry on with the plan, even it theh were blown out of the sky people would still be aware of the intent and the extent of the efforts being made against then.

The terror, although maybe to a lesser degree, would be effective.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:02 AM
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Well if it was cudos to the Italian Air Force for stopping the guy........Though I am surprised if he was a Terrorist that they let them take him alive..



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:03 AM
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links to the news story can be found in this thread
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:05 AM
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No doubt. It's good to see that the Italian Air Force, as opposed to SOME air forces, is on the job when planes are slated to do massive damage to major targets.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:08 AM
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oh c'mon dont be naive. If he was a true terrorist he wouldnt comply with their demands, instead he would probably land the plane in the middle of Rome.

More Fox propaganda



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:17 AM
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I was thinking if any government wanted to look good they could engineer a fake terrorist attack and "stop" it, then take all the credit.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:25 AM
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God,

Or even worse still know of an impending attack and not stop it to justify future plans.

Cheers

BHR



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 10:54 AM
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Why do people use FOX as a news source?

They are known to jump on any story that in the end leads to nothing, yes even silly car chases. I think they had three the other day :LOL:

Yes I do watch fox but once they break a story; I check other sources to see if the story is in fact true first, unlike others who do not.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 11:13 AM
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Unfortunately, Fox News TV is the only one allowed by my boss, so I have to rely on them. We used to watch CNN, but the satellite we have now is focused on Fox.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 02:21 PM
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It was the President of Makedonia!!
It was his plane...

Norwegian source

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posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by shots
Why do people use FOX as a news source?


Because they are a major media outlet, in the same ranking as MSNBC, NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, Al-Jazeera.net, etc.

The unreliable sources for ATSNN are personal webpages and blogs.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 03:57 PM
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when I heard it was an older model Lear jet, I figured we'd find out it was one of our Hollywood actors/actresses, doing their usual "It's all about me, the rules are for others" and making sure everyone hates Americans a little bit more.

It's not surprise if it's podunk royalty.Many of them have the same attitude.

King Bob from Azzcrakistan, or some such.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 03:46 AM
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WW,

Originally posted by worldwatcher

Originally posted by shots
Why do people use FOX as a news source?


Because they are a major media outlet, in the same ranking as MSNBC, NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, Al-Jazeera.net, etc.

The unreliable sources for ATSNN are personal webpages and blogs.


I would have to say that although they are a major media outlet how does that make them reliable? Just because they are large does not confer accuracy.

Cheers

BHR



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