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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:25 AM
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Predator drone strike destroys Gadhafi regime's rocket launcher used against civilians.
Second predator strike recorded in Libya
By the CNN Wire Staff
April 24, 2011 8:46 a.m. EDT

(CNN) -- An unmanned predator drone struck a Libyan anti-aircraft system in Tripoli sometime Sunday or late Saturday, a NATO spokesman said.

The spokesman on Sunday said that the drone hit an SA-8 anti-aircraft system sometime in the past 24 hours, confirming the second such strike by NATO forces.

The United States on Saturday confirmed a predator strike, which happened Saturday afternoon.

Keeping with U.S. practice not to comment on drone strikes, the Pentagon offered no other information.

According to a NATO news release, the first strike destroyed a multiple rocket launcher belonging to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime in the vicinity of Misrata. The rocket launcher had been used against civilians, NATO said

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http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/04/24/libya.predat...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:27 AM
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:29 AM
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2. Who cares what beck says? Everything spewing from his mouth is a lie. nt
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:30 AM
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3. Meh.
Fuck Beck.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:44 AM
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4. Well done!
Now find Muammar and blow his rotten ass to smithereens!
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:53 AM
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5. meanwhile in Pakistan, our drones are killing women and kids. but that seems to be ok nt
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:01 AM
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6. what's NATO's reputation as far as honest announcements
is it as bad as the Pentagon? If the Pentagon tells me they hit a big gun like this, I would assume it really hit a wedding or a medicine factory.
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:41 PM
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12. yeah, this seems like such a neat and tidy story
everything's all wrapped up neatly and reported on CNN for all to see
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:11 AM
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7. Drones...
remote controlled death
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:37 PM
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10. If it means the death of these tyrants and their thuggish tools...
fine by me.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:31 AM
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8. The Bravery of Being out of Range
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:30 AM
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9. As Opposed to the Stupidity of Marching Into Death's Hands
"He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day." -Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox-

Adopting the tactics of Native Americans who fought under cover as opposed to European battle methods of marching into the face of the enemy The Swamp Fox befudled, confused and defeated the British.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/biogr...
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:43 AM
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16. Went completely over your head, didn't it?
Don't bother to answer. It was rhetoric.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:46 PM
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11. How DARE Obama help the Libyan people by destroying Qaddafi's rocket launcher used
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 03:47 PM by jenmito
to kill his own people! He's no different than Bush! :sarcasm:

We're doing exactly what the Libyan people nearly BEGGED us to do. K&R.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:54 PM
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13. Good!
K&R
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:28 AM
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14. Exceptional!
:kick:
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:29 AM
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15. Interesting exceprt from the article....
"The United States has used such drones in other conflict zones, such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are designed to carry out precision bombings, and can also be used to collect intelligence."


Why no mention of the civilians that have died at the hands of these predator drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan?


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