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Libyan plane shot down by French fighter

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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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Libyan plane shot down by French fighter


foxnews.com

French fighter jets shot down a Libyan warplane, amid claims that forces loyal to leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi violated the country's UN-sanctioned no-fly zone, ABC News reported Thursday.
(visit the link for the full news article)


edit on 24-3-2011 by Kalby because: better source article




posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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Surely they'd have known they wouldn't have got away with putting an aircraft up? Well done on the part of the coalition and it's pilots for responding promptly and in accordance with the UN mandate.

Hopefully this won't be spun by Gadaffi as a civilian aircraft or something...

edit on 24-3-2011 by Kalby because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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Here's another link

www.foxnews.com...

Hopefully they have learned their lesson and won't try to violate the no-fly zone again.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by mobiusmale
Here's another link

www.foxnews.com...

Hopefully they have learned their lesson and won't try to violate the no-fly zone again.



Yes hopefully they learned their lesson so we can get those oil refineries up and running again. I mean um protect civilians.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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Nice find. Better source article.

Hopefully this is the kind of clear cut example they need to realise they won't get away with trying to skirt the Resolution.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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Serves them right! Death to Gadaffi & anyone else who dares the challenge the honorable intentions of the West! Gadaffi kills his own people. He is scum!



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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Are you sure it was Libyan?



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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Next Bahrain, Yemen and Syria!! Right? Hello? (hears crickets)



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by MrKipling
Are you sure it was Libyan?


BBC just posted something saying it was a G-2 Galeb.

edit on 24-3-2011 by Kalby because: Wrong link/aircraft


Can take guns/dumb bombs/rockets. Could do some damage if it was allowed to stay up by the looks of it.
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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Originally posted by Kalby
BBC just posted something saying it was a G-2 Galeb.

edit on 24-3-2011 by Kalby because: Wrong link/aircraft




1964 called... They want their everything back.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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It must have been Gaddafi that shot down the Libyan plane, more humanitarian aid please! And now I must return to my job at Faux news.

Remember the fallen, remember the human shields




posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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lol Fox news how alternative.
But really what did he expect would happen flying a plane in a no fly zone.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Not an air to air shoot down, but a Soko Galeb destroyed on the ground after landing. It is claimed that an AASM - Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon) was dropped from a Rafale.

AASM link

en.wikipedia.org...

TJ



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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It was shot on the ground...
they say it was flying? ha! lyes.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by Kalby

Originally posted by MrKipling
Are you sure it was Libyan?


BBC just posted something saying it was a G-2 Galeb.

edit on 24-3-2011 by Kalby because: Wrong link/aircraft


Can take guns/dumb bombs/rockets. Could do some damage if it was allowed to stay up by the looks of it.
edit on 24-3-2011 by Kalby because: (no reason given)



Current operators
Serbia
Serbian Air Force
- Operates 30 G-4s, upgrading 15 to G-4MD

Burmese Air Force G-4 Super Galeb.
Myanmar
Myanmar Air Force - 6 delivered, 4 currently operational.
Montenegro
11 G-4s located at Podgorica Airbase

en.wikipedia.org...

The aircraft was not Libyan. It and its Serb pilot were probably leased out to Libya. I hope it was one of the planes that was earlier reported firing indiscriminately on civilians.


6: 25pm Serbia denied media reports on Friday that its pilots or ground crews had been involved in Libyan air force bombing missions against protesters, adding that it was suspending all its arms exports to the country. The Serbian Defence Ministry were responding to reports in Arab and Maltese media that Serb mercenary pilots took part in bombing runs against protesters in the Libyancities of Tripoli and Benghazi.

blogs.aljazeera.net...

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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by buddha
It was shot on the ground...
they say it was flying? ha! lyes.


It appears to be a mix up or lost in translation? Nothing to do with lies. The French are normally quite quick to release targeting pod video footage. Iraqi aircraft were destroyed in this fashion during Iraq in 1991.

TJ



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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You are mixing up Galeb and Super Galeb. Super Galeb was never supplied to the Libyans.

These are the Libyan Galebs.

www.airliners.net...

www1.airliners.net...

Super Galebs sales to Libya would have been a major coup for Serbia. Serbia would have had to have registered the sales of Super Galeb on the UN Arms Register.

What you are seeing here is old Libyan Galebs supplied decades ago still being flown.

TJ



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Shame we can't send in the SAS to wipe clear a few bases à la Pebble Beach and the raid on the Argentinian Pucara force in 1982.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Really Libya your trying your 1980's technology against a nuclar powers jets that has said DONT FLY. what did you expect?



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Really, Gaddafi? A G-2 Galeb? Why don't you just shoot the pilot and burn the plane instead? At least you won't have to waste the fuel that it would take to bring the plane all the way to it's shoot down site. Idiot.




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