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Originally posted by majesticgent
This is the only outlet I could find covering this story. No one has verified it yet so it could be a false report.
Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
Originally posted by truthinfact
Shooting at an Airplane with that many people on board is an Act of War.
Could you imagine if USA and Russia teamed together to fight Syria?
It would be over in 2 weeks. Tops.
Do you have any idea of who supports who in Syria?
The US have been happily supporting the terrorists there... I mean, when its the US supporting them, we rather call them "freedom fighters" or "the resistance movement" or "rebels". Russia has the spetz there, but if russia has to officially support anyone they will support Assad, you know, the Government.
That would mean a tight lock for the US that wants to get into Syria since well, the terrorists havent been doing their homework right to say the least - the old saying goes "if you want something done, do it yourself", and the US is getting tired of their failed little proxy crap spending money and equipment on incompetent people specially when they're facing a well equipped army sponsored by russia and their spetz. So Russia will get in there before the US does, therefore becoming impossible for the US to get in there.
Regardless... The US is being careless... I think the other players are forcing the US to stretch, forcing it to be in a lot of places at the same time, and well... someone else is now playing the music and the US is the one dancing,... and stretching.
Well... who said the cold war was over anyway? Civilians believe what they are told to believe...
edit on 29-4-2013 by FraternitasSaturni because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jhn7537
Hmmmm... Something doesn't smell right here... Russian airline dodges not 1 but 2 missiles?? Fighter jets have a tough time evading missiles, but a large passenger Jet??? A false flag so Russia can get involved with the Syria situation??? Maybe....
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Evanzsayz
No, flares WILL distract a missile. An IR missile locks onto the hottest source of IR energy Once it's locked on, if a hotter source appears within sight of the seeker, it will break lock and go for that source. They've gotten much smarter so it's harder to fool them, but it can still be done.
There is no way for a pilot to know if an IR missile is being locked on, as they have no active emissions to give them away,
like a radar seeker does, so there's no way for a pilot to know if he needs to pop flares, unless he either sees the missile, or a wingman warns him.
There is no such thing, yet, as a missile that can't be fooled with either a jammer, or a decoy.
Originally posted by majesticgent
Originally posted by muse7
Don't see how a passenger airliner carrying 200 people could evade missiles shot at it.....unless it dropped some flares
Apparently some Israeli passenger liners are equipped with a system that launches flares if it detects a SAM coming at the airliner, but the thing is that would only work for heat seeking SAMs. Not a radar guided SAM. We need more information. How high was the airplane flying?
It could be a mistake by Syrian forces launching at what they thought was a bomber encroaching their airspace. Maybe the airliner went somewhere it shouldn't?
The RT story is getting updated as they get more information. If it's verified, I'm sure it'll be on the MSM outlets post haste.
Originally posted by threewisemonkeys
It would take an awful lot of proof for the Russians to buy this was Assad's forces. Factions within the FSA have openly threatened commercial flights and I recon they would sooner point the finger at these Western funded Jihadists than Assad.