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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-11 02:42 PM
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19. B-52s with old iron bombs would be a sitting duck...
from Gaddafi's ground based missiles. That & to reduce collateral damage is why they use cruise missiles.
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  -US officials: US prepares for sea-based missile launch against Libyan air defenses highplainsdem  Mar-19-11 01:10 PM   #0 
  - To quote Reagan  faz   Mar-19-11 01:24 PM   #1 
  - As another poster on DU brought up  Angry Dragon   Mar-19-11 01:25 PM   #2 
  - Indeed. Many here called for impeaching Bush for such a thing.  David__77   Mar-19-11 01:29 PM   #4 
  - That is the Bush Doctrine  ixion   Mar-19-11 01:34 PM   #6 
  - Doesn't the War Powers Resolution give him the authority for 60 days? nt  Incitatus   Mar-19-11 01:38 PM   #7 
     - Yes, but shhhhhhhhhhh! It slows their roll when you bring up the law. nt  14thColony   Mar-19-11 02:55 PM   #21 
  - Lybia will become a practice target for everybody n/t  AlphaCentauri   Mar-19-11 01:25 PM   #3 
  - WTF are we doing pissing away multi-million dollar missiles? Its Libya for chrissake...  Maine_Nurse   Mar-19-11 01:34 PM   #5 
  - Time for those who build those missiles to cash in!  plumbob   Mar-19-11 01:41 PM   #8 
  - The cost probably actually is cheaper this way  Posteritatis   Mar-19-11 01:41 PM   #9 
  - You're probably right, but maybe not in this case...  Maine_Nurse   Mar-19-11 01:58 PM   #13 
     - I wonder if cruise missles might be less likely to inflict civilian casualties than B-52 strikes  Adsos Letter   Mar-19-11 02:33 PM   #16 
     - Even their missiles?  Posteritatis   Mar-19-11 02:35 PM   #17 
     - I think they primarily have shoulder-fired missiles not real SAM's...  Maine_Nurse   Mar-19-11 03:01 PM   #22 
        - And my just stumbled over an answer to my question  Posteritatis   Mar-19-11 03:34 PM   #25 
        - OK, for the record...  14thColony   Mar-19-11 03:48 PM   #27 
     - You might want to read up a bit on Libyan air defense forces  14thColony   Mar-19-11 03:26 PM   #23 
        - Good info, thank you.  Maine_Nurse   Mar-19-11 04:30 PM   #29 
  - x  Incitatus   Mar-19-11 01:43 PM   #10 
  - +1  Poll_Blind   Mar-19-11 01:55 PM   #12 
  - B-52s with old iron bombs would be a sitting duck...  SkyDaddy7   Mar-19-11 02:42 PM   #19 
  - I believe Tomahawk cruise missiles are somewhere in the neighborhood of $570k each.  Lone_Star_Dem   Mar-19-11 02:51 PM   #20 
  - Sounds expensive. Hopefully the French prove themselves competent so we don't have to step it up.  BenzoDia   Mar-19-11 01:46 PM   #11 
  - If they had stepped up  newblewtoo   Mar-19-11 02:25 PM   #15 
     - Amen. Should have been done a long time ago. n/t  isuphighyeah   Mar-19-11 03:32 PM   #24 
     - "Handed to them on the Ivory Coast"?  14thColony   Mar-19-11 04:01 PM   #28 
  - ..hmmm...nice CHANGE! n/t  indimuse   Mar-19-11 02:03 PM   #14 
  - The Administration should get Congressional approval first.  Uncle Joe   Mar-19-11 02:38 PM   #18 
  - Oh good, yet another war I can be against.  plumbob   Mar-19-11 03:38 PM   #26 

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