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Posted: 10/7/2001 12:58:14 PM EDT
CNN is showing Al Jazzerra TV(or however they spell it) is reporting a "western plane" was shot down. our gov't says they know nothing of one of our planes being missing, but it may be British and not U.S. WTF??
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 1:06:09 PM EDT
Right now there should be no difference between a "US Plane" and a British one. I hate CNN.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 1:07:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By I_Luv_Carrots: Right now there should be no difference between a "US Plane" and a British one. I hate CNN.
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They are all "ours"
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 1:07:30 PM EDT
fu#% CNN
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 1:17:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 1:22:06 PM EDT
They say " A friend in need is a friend indeed " well , action speaks louder than words and Great Britian once again proves they are true friends. Like the guy said they are all ours !!
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 1:37:03 PM EDT
Might have been a UAV, too. There were a couple planes circling over Kabul yesterday, apparently one manned aircraft that flew off and one drone that hung around. The Taliban spent a couple hours trying to shoot down the drone, thoughtfully giving us a nice picture of where their anti-aircraft defenses are. I figure a week or two of suppression of enemy air defenses. They don't have an integrated air defense system, but they do have a few anti-aircraft missile batteries and some AAA.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 5:11:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By I_Luv_Carrots: Right now there should be no difference between a "US Plane" and a British one. I hate CNN.
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I didn't intend to impart a difference between "ours -U.S." and "ours - coalition". and the report I saw didn't either. they were saying the Afghans claimed to have shot a plane down...and U.S. command could not confirm one of the U.S. planes was shot down, but that if a plane had been shot down, it _could_ have been British. I hope it was a remote, or one of their own MiG pilots trying to get away.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 5:30:55 PM EDT
I hope it was a drone, etc., as well. But you [u]know[/u] that there will inevitably be some causalties in this operation. I'm confidant, however, that the American Public will not get so quickly disillusioned when it happens, as on occasion it has in the past. I have never seen such a spirit as has been raised in our nation! And for the airmen/soldiers/sailors who may be lost in this conflict, I am certain that we know 300 of 'NYC's bravest' who will lead them safely 'home.' Eric The(NeverForget!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 7:05:34 PM EDT
No Allied aircraft shot down yet. The Taliban keep saying they did, but so far the DoD says no. While its reasonable to expect aircraft downed, so far it seems we were lucky. And they may have shot down a RPV and are mistaking it for a aircraft. The British sent no aircraft this night, only Tomahawks.
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