3 decommissioned F-14's siezed by the feds

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posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 02:48 PM
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Watch this intresting story; at an air museum 3 decommissioned F-14's have been taken away to be demilitaralised under concern that Iran may want spare parts.

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posted on Mar, 27 2007 @ 02:25 AM
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Seems reasonable to me. Iran's been trying to get spare parts for their f-14's for a while now.Them being decommissioned only makes it easier.



posted on Mar, 27 2007 @ 02:55 AM
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This is a problem for White House not for us here. If I am the president of US I must catch the man who smuggle the parts of F-14 then kill them all


This has been being a problem result in US won't dare to bomb Iran



posted on Mar, 27 2007 @ 06:25 AM
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To which Irans best response is to laugh in our faces by publically 'demilitarizing' all their own jets. Either by sending them to 'museums' in the PRC and FSU. Or by simply turning them into scrap.

They have so few Tomcats and they are of such an early block model that almost nothing on them will be compatible with later aircraft and so will have been either replaced by indigenous (reverse engineered) or modified foreign parts long ago.

One of the biggest laughs in this whole matter is the largely analog AWG-9 that they got. Given we know _specifically_ how it functions, down to the circuit diagram level on the Kalman filters, shy of a major reengineering effort, (digital PSP for a start) the airframes long range capabilities will be almost totally degraded.

This is a farce by a wannabe police state government looking to raise a furor over nothing.

We had damn well better be smarter than this if we are going to pin the Iranians to the wall on /something important/.


KPl.



posted on Mar, 27 2007 @ 07:35 AM
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This is a farce by a wannabe police state government looking to raise a furor over nothing.


Yes, definitely a case of an over reaction by a jerking knee. The stupidity of this is that it is costly both financially and as a public relations exercise. And yet it doesn't really make Iran's position any weaker.

Of course meanwhile US FMS policy will continue to see more unreliable "allies" rewarded simply for not being too much of a thorn in the US's side, while real friends get to pay through the nose and get snubbed over supposedly sensitive technology. Technologies that ironically they are sometimes better at protecting than the US, like say Ohhh... F-14's sold to Iran that end up being gifted to Russia. Nice one guys


As for pinning the Iranians to the wall. Hopefully internal factional politics amongst the clerics, and a population that overwhelmingly hates them, will do the job before "W" gets any more bright ideas.

LEE.





 
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