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joe_sixpack Donating Member (655 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 07:52 PM
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9. Is this what is meant by NATO taking over?
Or are they just taking over command and control while our military still flys combat missions? Confused.
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  -U.S. deploys low-flying attack planes in Libya cali  Mar-28-11 07:31 PM   #0 
  - The AC-130 should allow removal of Qaddafi troops encamped inside cities. nt  bluestate10   Mar-28-11 07:35 PM   #1 
  - Essentially, the USA and NATO have taken sides in a civil war.  PufPuf23   Mar-28-11 07:37 PM   #2 
  - The C 130's use a gatling type gun made by GE.  theoldman   Mar-28-11 07:39 PM   #3 
  - All AC-130s carry a 105mm howitzer as well as the gatlings.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Mar-28-11 07:47 PM   #7 
  - AC130s have been fitted with a variety of guns  kenny blankenship   Mar-28-11 07:48 PM   #8 
  - AC-130 has just about every gun every made...  Statistical   Mar-29-11 12:11 AM   #33 
  - fly 'em low, watch 'em blow.  sad sally   Mar-28-11 07:40 PM   #4 
  - Here's a vid of one in real action. . .  Baclava   Mar-29-11 12:07 AM   #32 
  - If they fly any lower  Canuckistanian   Mar-28-11 07:43 PM   #5 
  - So much for a now fly zone only approach  ProgressiveProfessor   Mar-28-11 07:43 PM   #6 
  - Doesn't apply to us. Were just doin' some fancy pageant walk'n.  lonestarnot   Mar-28-11 07:52 PM   #10 
  - Is this what is meant by NATO taking over?  joe_sixpack   Mar-28-11 07:52 PM   #9 
  - I wonder how many Special Forces are on the ground to direct these  neverforget   Mar-28-11 07:52 PM   #11 
  - We've got to fight them there so we don't have to fight them here.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-28-11 07:53 PM   #12 
  - The saying is tired. Plus nothing like that has been said by President Obama. nt  bluestate10   Mar-28-11 08:01 PM   #14 
     - "our vital national interests" are tired as is the neo-con/neo-lib claptrap for more war.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-28-11 08:04 PM   #18 
  - Do the Brits or any other NATO country fly these things?  amandabeech   Mar-28-11 07:58 PM   #13 
  - The AC-130 is good, but a bit outdated. Drones have my vote. nt  bluestate10   Mar-28-11 08:03 PM   #16 
  - Who else has the drones?  amandabeech   Mar-28-11 08:12 PM   #23 
  - Hard for a drone to match the firepower of a gunship though. nt  FLPanhandle   Mar-28-11 08:19 PM   #26 
  - No doubt. Want to fly along on a mission?  Baclava   Mar-28-11 09:40 PM   #29 
  - Outdated or not nothing matches the raw firepower  Statistical   Mar-29-11 12:14 AM   #34 
  - The Brits fly Hercs, C-130 cargo planes,  joe_sixpack   Mar-28-11 08:04 PM   #17 
     - The AC-130 is mostly attached to Special Forces. If SF are operating on the ground  bluestate10   Mar-28-11 08:07 PM   #20 
     - My quick check (wiki) says that we're the only ones operating A-130s and A-10s.  amandabeech   Mar-28-11 08:08 PM   #21 
        - While nobody else has AC-130 and A-10 other jets can be used for close air support.  Statistical   Mar-29-11 12:31 AM   #35 
           - AC 130's can linger over a target area at low altitudes, unlike a fighter  Baclava   Mar-29-11 11:40 AM   #36 
  - I thought this was about preventing Gaddafi's aircraft from flying?  Cali_Democrat   Mar-28-11 08:02 PM   #15 
  - "vicious and brutal" And Qaddafi would pet kittens if we leave him alone. nt  bluestate10   Mar-28-11 08:04 PM   #19 
     - I never said Gaddafi was an angel, but weren't we told that this was only about a no-fly zone?  Cali_Democrat   Mar-28-11 08:09 PM   #22 
     - Mission creep to take out a human creep.  amandabeech   Mar-28-11 08:14 PM   #25 
     - UN Resolution 1973 (2011)  bindelh   Mar-28-11 09:58 PM   #31 
     - Does the record of US/NATO massacres in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan warrant intervention..  Alamuti Lotus   Mar-30-11 01:54 AM   #39 
  - A-10 Warthog is noted for its use of depleted uranium ammo.  JohnyCanuck   Mar-28-11 08:14 PM   #24 
  - Few cared when Depleted Uranium was spread all over Kosovo  Gravel Democrat   Mar-28-11 08:22 PM   #27 
  - Just terrific.  amandabeech   Mar-28-11 09:58 PM   #30 
  - Its use is optional  ProgressiveProfessor   Mar-30-11 01:46 AM   #38 
  - A-10's and AC 130 gunships? - You asked for a 'no-fly' zone - you got it.  Baclava   Mar-28-11 08:38 PM   #28 
  - Yay, War!  deaniac21   Mar-29-11 11:48 AM   #37 
  - So it is war.  Luminous Animal   Mar-30-11 02:03 AM   #40 

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