posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:52 PM
This is complete crap. I was in OIF, not the occupation the actual war. A "NO FLY ZONE" requires 2 things. Tracking and Interception. Interception
can be done a couple of was i.e. F-18s, patriots, any sort of SAM, etc. Tracking is done ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY by radar, not by satellite. I'd be
impossible to see every flying object over most nations with a satellite, but not by radar.
That being said you need a radar network to track aircraft. One ship off the coast can't do it. So unless Libya was letting us their radars to shoot
down their planes, we all but had to have "US Boots" on the ground.
Now you could TRY to argue that France, England, etc. with confirmed boots on the ground sent us the radar information. As far as I know and from my
experience, we can't do that. When the Brits in Iraq called us for FA support we had to reconfirm any targeting data unless they sent us hard
coordinates (X,Y). That said we're talking about about flying objects, you can't track that with just hard coordinates. This may have changed since
03, but I doubt it.
Go read about the 14 series of the US army MOSs.