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#21 Rod

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0100 AM

So the shit has really hit the fan...

On the more ironic side, IDF bomb or shell damaged a sewage collector in Beit Hanun and shit is flooding the streets.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0104 AM

More like, Hamas is now up shit creek...
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0115 AM

Is this an unexploded bomb or aircraft drop-tank?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0203 AM

Is this an unexploded bomb or aircraft drop-tank?

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Looks like a drop tank to me.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0215 AM

Looks like a drop tank to me.


I concur. A bomb would be FAR heavier and would have gone further into the house and into the floor rather deeply.
Unless that's one of those re-enforced bunker homes that Palastinians live in.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0251 AM

Is this an unexploded bomb or aircraft drop-tank?

Bomb? No, look at the size dent it has. I dare say a bomb, and it would be about a 1000 Lb if it were, wouldn't dent going through some shoddily constructed cinder block dwelling.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0254 AM

Looks like a drop tank to me.

Why would the IAF be using drop tanks? Besides, it would be an awfully small drop tank. Looks more like a sensor pod.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0315 AM

Why would the IAF be using drop tanks?

So they can stay in the sky longer.

Besides, it would be an awfully small drop tank. Looks more like a sensor pod.

Yea true, could be that too - either case its not a bomb.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0346 AM

On a side note, can anyone tell me what the purpose is of the IDF wearing those "mesh" looking things on their helmets?


To break the silhouette
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0447 AM

4) Palestinians also claim IDF movement in the south near the Dahanya airport (you can find it on the map opposite Kerem Shalom) and some fire contacts there.

5) There are unconfirmed reports in the arab media of a seaborne assault in the southern tip of Gaza, near Rafah and the egyptian border.
Could be bullshit, but maybe our wannabe-marines Givati finally got their chance : )


I thought from the start that cutting off Hamas from the Egyptian border, either from the land or/and sea side, would have to be one of the first steps for a successful cleanup operation.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0534 AM

Why would the IAF be using drop tanks? Besides, it would be an awfully small drop tank. Looks more like a sensor pod.


Or helicopter drop tanks? I can imagine that for say AH-64's over Gaza loiter time is more important than full ammo load.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 0815 AM

Suprising anyone could tell the difference... :lol:


On the more ironic side, IDF bomb or shell damaged a sewage collector in Beit Hanun and shit is flooding the streets.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1057 AM

I thought from the start that cutting off Hamas from the Egyptian border, either from the land or/and sea side, would have to be one of the first steps for a successful cleanup operation.

The irony being that Egypt doesn't allow for legal crossing of its border with Gaza. The humanitarian truck columns, they don't cross the Egypt-Gaza border, they cross the Israel-Gaza border. Why, when there is talk about the Israeli blockade of Gaza there is no mention of the Egyptian blockade of Gaza is beyond me. Not even Israeli talking heads speak of it.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1121 AM

Looks like a drop tank to me.


I love what he's done with the place. Fabulous.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1142 AM

The irony being that Egypt doesn't allow for legal crossing of its border with Gaza. The humanitarian truck columns, they don't cross the Egypt-Gaza border, they cross the Israel-Gaza border. Why, when there is talk about the Israeli blockade of Gaza there is no mention of the Egyptian blockade of Gaza is beyond me. Not even Israeli talking heads speak of it.


Because they are grateful for any help they can get even low key and don't want to jinx it.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1146 AM

The irony being that Egypt doesn't allow for legal crossing of its border with Gaza. The humanitarian truck columns, they don't cross the Egypt-Gaza border, they cross the Israel-Gaza border.


I know, but the foreign-supplied arms surely don't come in via Israel. Vice versa, I wouldn't expect any possible escape routes for key Hamas personnel to run there.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1641 PM

To break the silhouette


Makes sense. Thanks!
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1653 PM

Anyone who supports democracy should wish the Israelis success.


Anyone who supports democracy should wish the Hamas success :P
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1658 PM

lol!
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 1659 PM

Anyone who supports democracy should wish the Hamas success :P


:lol: Yeah because they were also elected in a democratic way.
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