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Fighter jet shoots down balloon in nuclear plant area

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Israeli fighter jet shoots down UFO near nuclear plant area


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An Israeli air force fighter jet shot down a suspicious aerial object, most likely a balloon which was identified in the south near the Dead Sea on Thursday. The object is unmanned and it was moving around in a closed airspace area, near the nuclear reactor in Dimona. The IAF operated according to procedure.
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edit on 16-12-2010 by Crakeur because: edited title to properly reflect the article title.




posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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"An Israeli air force fighter jet shot down a suspicious aerial object, most likely a balloon which was identified in the south near the Dead Sea on Thursday. The object is unmanned and it was moving around in a closed airspace area, near the nuclear reactor in Dimona. The IAF operated according to procedure"

It's in the front pages in every Israeli news now.
We shoot down suspicious aerial object (UFO) near nuclear plant area.
As known UFO appear near nuclear plants. love to see what bloon they took down :-)
UFO 1947 Roswell case now in Israel ?!?



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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:49 AM
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A balloon? Like a kid's balloon or one that is 15 feet in diameter? Either way would such a thing reflect radar for targeting? Must be that it does because I cannot imagine any sort of visual cannon firing doing the job with such a small and hard to see target.

I wonder where all the bullets went after they went through the balloon? Maybe into a neighborhood or the cafeteria of the power plant? Maybe they just self destruct. Seems a bit haphazard to me.

OK someone is now saying that they used a missile not bullets. OK but without radar lock? Does a bit of string and vinyl or whatever stop radar? Ain't no heat signature or radiation for a missile to home on either so WTF?

Big whoop for the IDF. They can't live with their neighbors but they can shoot a kid's balloon out of the sky.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:54 AM
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I found better article source: www.haaretz.com...

Israel shoots down balloon near Dimona nuclear reactor
IDF spokesperson says Israeli warplane shot down a suspicious flying object in south, official says it flew over the Dimona nuclear reactor, a no-fly zone.

An Israeli warplane on Thursday shot down an apparently unmanned balloon that flew over Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor, a security official said.

"It definitely flew over Dimona, although we are still trying to determine what that entailed and the military is now handling the matter," the official said.

A military spokeswoman said an Israeli warplane "shot down a suspicious flying object, probably a balloon, in southern Israel". Israeli media reports said the balloon was unmanned but powered by an engine.

Airspace over the reactor, where Israel is widely believed to have built more than 200 nuclear warheads, is a no-fly zone.

Last October, Israeli warplanes intercepted an Israeli ultralight aircraft that accidentally flew into the area and forced it to land at an airstrip in southern Israel.

During the 1967 Middle East war, an Israeli surface-to-air missile downed a crippled Israeli fighter-bomber that strayed into the restricted zone. Its pilot was killed



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:12 AM
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Love seeing our hard tax payer money being spent so wisely.

edit on 16-12-2010 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:24 AM
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Jet shoots down balloon.

Well at least they got it right and say its a balloon, unlike what we see here almost daily


Nothing to see here, move along move along.....



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by olgada

Israeli fighter jet shoots down UFO near nuclear plant area


www.ynetnews.com

An Israeli air force fighter jet shot down a suspicious aerial object, most likely a balloon which was identified in the south near the Dead Sea on Thursday. The object is unmanned and it was moving around in a closed airspace area, near the nuclear reactor in Dimona. The IAF operated according to procedure.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.ynet.co.il


Alien Clown invasion confirmed.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:27 AM
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They shot down a balloon? Or they shot down a "balloon"?
They're making a very big deal about it.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:28 AM
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how is it a ufo if it is a balloon>?

Thread title makes it sound like a cool story but much lack of the product.....



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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Balloon may equal "Aerial Observation"
Who wants to possibly observe Israels Nuclear facilities?

Takes tinfoil hat off.

edit on 16-12-2010 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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Gee I don’t know aint any differences between ”SUSPICIOUS flying object” and ”UNIDENTIFIED flying object”..??

What is so ufo”ish” about..??

Reason is simple, someone lift that up to calculate the IDF time reaction and response.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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an unmanned balloon would imply something a bit larger than a birthday party balloon and I highly doubt that the military would be called in for a balloon of that size. This seems to be a case of someone was spying on the nuclear plant and the Israeli Air Force was called in to take down an object large enough to be taken down.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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Why use a balloon?

Just use Google:

maps.google.com...

www.google.com...



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:11 AM
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Que the Anti-Isralie RACISTS in 5....4....3.....

This is probably of Iranian origin. They are probing the wire, so to speak. You know. The same Iran that wants to DESTROY (don't spin it) Israel! No matter translation Iran does not want Israel around.

Story:
Retaliate. If it is of Iranian origin, send back some of your OWN balloons! NUKES! Parking lot!



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:11 AM
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I'm guessing that whomever it was that was trying to see the facility wants a bit more of a visual than a blurry shot from above.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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Or real-time updated aerial view.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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This could possibly be an enemy surveillance balloon...
Make it a bit less suspicious. Not everyone has billion dollar satellite imagery.

If a new war breaks out, Dimona will be the FIRST thing Iran launches thousands of missiles at.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
This could possibly be an enemy surveillance balloon...
Make it a bit less suspicious. Not everyone has billion dollar satellite imagery.


Exactly, You don't need a microchip to be dangerous.


If a new war breaks out, Dimona will be the FIRST thing Iran launches thousands of missiles at.


Well it will take Iran some time to Photoshop "Thousands" of missiles.



In the meantime if this was an "observation balloon" and it was an attempt at spying then this demonstrates a fairly sophisticated attempt. One would have to know where the prevailing wind currents were located and figure out the proper release and retrieval locations. One wouldn't just release a balloon and hope it finds it's target.

Sun Tzu Said:
"All warfare is based on deception"



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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It could be a weather balloon too. They can travel quite the distance...



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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unmanned balloon, to me, implies it was motorized or moving. Think richard branson balloon without the peeps




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