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Libyan Sources Report Italian POWs Captured. Additional Coalition Jets Downed

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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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Although unconfirmed by Western media sources I find this information very critical in the scheme of things regarding Libya.

Italian POW's - French Jets shot down.




Internal Libyan sources reported (unconfirmed) at 15:40 EST the capture of an Italian vessel and military personnel, who were detained. The Libyan government has also started supplying the Libyan population with food rations, medicine, and weapons to defend themselves.

At about 18:20 EST, Libyan sources reported (unconfirmed) that additional coalition jets were downed. Two of these military jets have been identified as Qatari military planes. In a clear case of international double-standards, Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council, which are involved in supressing democracy, are now partners in the war against Libya.

According to Libyan sources (unconfirmed), a total of five French jets have been shot down. Three of these attacking French jets were, according to the reports, shot down in Tripoli. The other two French military jets were shot down while attacking Sirt (Surt/Sirte).




posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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I went from pulling for the "rebels" to pulling for Gadaffi for some reason.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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I did search the breaking News and Political Breaking News and found no mention of these reports........

I find it interesting that Qatar is involved....could this incident split the Arab League?

Here's a few more sources -

French Fighter Plane Was Shot Down

Some more info on Libya's Air Defences -

www.abovetopsecret.com...



The bulk of its hardware comprises Russian-made air defenses, artillery, tanks and other vehicles, "and they appear more disciplined about how they treat and repair that equipment," Clapper continued.

Clapper disputed assertions that a no-fly zone could be quickly and easily imposed on Libya, saying Gadhafi commands the Middle East's second largest air defense system after Egypt's.

"They have a lot of Russian equipment, and there is a certain quality in numbers. Some of that equipment has fallen into the oppositionists' hands," he continued.

The system comprises about 31 surface-to-air missile sites and a radar complex that "is focused on protecting the (Mediterranean) coastline where are 80 or 85 percent of the population is," Clapper said. Gadhafi's forces also have "a large, large number" of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.

Army Gen. Ronald Burgess, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, endorsed Clapper's assessment, saying momentum was shifting to Gadhafi's forces after initially being with the opposition.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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reply to post by mayabong
 


I'm not pulling for any of them.

They're all damn fools, especially Quaddafi and the Coalition Forces.
edit on 21-3-2011 by The Sword because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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so the arab league did intervened militarily to some extent. And I have a feeling that the Italians will be beheaded



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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the arab league got conned, they thought a no-fly zone meant "no-fly zone", it wasnt a tool to attack libya.
ah well they live n learn.

i think after gaddafi, the isrealis and coalition will go for egypt, while iran waists its time with saudi



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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7 planes already? This is what I would call a failure since the operation has barely begun, and the Libyan AA/AAA is pretty old by now. I thought that a lot of the AA emplacements had been hit with Tomahawks?



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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reply to post by Fateye
 


Took the words riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight off my keyboard.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:53 AM
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The French are denying this

www.channelnewsasia.com...



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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Good find, I hope Quaddafi exposes the UN for the murderous liars that they are.

The world needs to stand up to this now and stop this from escilating into world war III.

S&F for you.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:09 AM
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Go cry elsewhere bleeding hearts just last week half of you were like "why isnt someone stepping into help the poor civilians" bah bah bahhhhhh sheep your all sheep following eachothers trends,



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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reply to post by mayabong
 


Most likely because the US has got Ghadafi's arms behind his back as the rest of the world is hitting him in his gut.
Back when it was a civil war the outcome was unknown, now we know who loses.
All of us.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:22 AM
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reply to post by ballsdeep
 


Agreed, our problem is wrong size tin foil hats.
We must remember full cranial coveragee!



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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reply to post by FrancoUn-American
 


gee missplaced anger anyone????

You need to take a deep breath, then realize how much of a fool you look like making that comment.... and hypocritically winging at the same time. Put your energy towards something useful, your comments are not welcome.

I've always been on quadaffi's side since the start. But this is all a ploy to keep us distracted, and keep us blind to the real issues pressing each of our nations. Open your mind friends. We all new it would come to this, but most were in denial. Hopefully Quadaffi puts up enough of a fight with irans help to ward off a full scale invasion.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:26 AM
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Or perhaps the enemy of my enemy can be my temporary ally?
In truth if you go back through my posts i said if left alone we will see who is the majority and true ruler/s of Lybia.
This is an outcome we will definately not know now.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Quadaffi was regaining ground thanks to the arms support coming from Iran, thats why TPTB (UN) had a little panic attack a decided they should step it to finish the job they started with the riots.

(My opinion) But there are sources to back my information here on ATS.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:37 AM
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Misplaced anger? Ha far from it I just have zero tolerance for flip floppin fonies. And I fail to see where my comment made me look foolish and or hypoctrical so please try to explain that me without inturn looking "foolish". As for a side I could care less if the man killed every form of life in his borders It is their fight not mine or yours. And who are you to say my valid comment isnt welcome on an internet forum ? I like how you think I'm wrong because I dont think the way you do yet you call me the fool.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:47 AM
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People dont deserve to be treated with such disrespect, "sheep, sheeple." etc when they are only a product of modern day conditioning. They should be able to voice there opinion without being called names.

this is a place where people should be able to have peacfull banter.

I spoke down to you the way I did because the only language a bully understands is "Bully" The fact your able to make peoople feel insecure in there own homes is impressive but rude.

I realise i didnt meet your criteria of explaining myself without looking like a fool but I gave it a crack.

Hypocrite: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings
re read your post.

Peace



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 01:51 AM
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"Spoke down"??? Dont flatter yourself it's just the internet.Still you failed to make sense but dont get emotional about it like I said its just the internet.
edit on 05/24/2010 by FrancoUn-American because: dr sagan



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 04:16 AM
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Lol he captured a tugboat of italian civilian workers in tripoli who had rented the tug to go out to service oil dereks. The planes shot down are unconfirmed and is most likely a lie. The coalition said all planes accounted for after the first day.



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