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#181 Dark_Falcon

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 1751 PM

 

The Sun is a tabloid not noted for its accuracy and that piece is a load of anonymous-sourced garbage.  It should be marked "Fake News" and dismissed.


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#182 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 0216 AM

Its a shame. They deserve Libya.


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#183 TTK Ciar

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 1351 PM

It's potentially a handy interface between Europe and the emerging economies of Africa. You'd think someone would be interested in staking a claim.

Even now, in its chaotic and perilous condition, it is a significant gateway for refugees fleeing northward from conflicts in nearby countries.

https://reliefweb.in...tober-2018-enar

In the future, Libyan ports will export manufactured goods, not refugees.

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#184 Daan

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 1259 PM

"155mm Palmaria Howitzer during the GNA action to recapture Ain Zara in #Tripoli"

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https://twitter.com/...702560200437761


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#185 Roman Alymov

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 1625 PM

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#186 Simon Tan

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 2153 PM

Arab expeditionary air forces. Cleaning up after NATO.
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#187 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 0152 AM

It was not a NATO operation. It was thought up in a love fest between David 'Brexit' Cameron and Barak 'Dont call me Kenyan' Obama. Oh and Sarkozy, who clearly didnt want to be left out when there was any really important bombing to do.

 

Why did anyone think they would have the stamina to see it through to the end? I never did. Thats why I never supported it, it was always fated to end up this way.


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#188 Yama

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0414 AM

EU: "Oh man, we have to do something about that Libya, but we have never done such a thing. Oh I know! Lets ask Americans, they like to invade sandy countries and know this shit."
USA: "Dude, that Libya situation needs an intervention, but I'm in no shape for another occupation and war. Oh hey! Euros apparently finally man up and pick up the torch, great, I can help them for sure!"
Both: "Oh this is great, all I have to do is to bomb stuff and that other guy will do all the dirty work."
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#189 Daan

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0520 AM

It was not a NATO operation. It was thought up in a love fest between David 'Brexit' Cameron and Barak 'Dont call me Kenyan' Obama. Oh and Sarkozy, who clearly didnt want to be left out when there was any really important bombing to do.

 

Why did anyone think they would have the stamina to see it through to the end? I never did. Thats why I never supported it, it was always fated to end up this way.

It was a NATO operation from March 30 2011 onwards, called Operation Unified Protector and NATO was involved in drawing up plans beforehand.

 

The dynamic between Cameron and Sarkozy seems to have been different from what you describe. Sarkozy was always in the lead in the PR realm and French forces were the first to strike Libya. Personally, I have always thought that it was an elaborate stunt by Sarkozy to boost his low ratings in the polls for the presidential election later that year.


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#190 Chris Werb

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 1455 PM

"155mm Palmaria Howitzer during the GNA action to recapture Ain Zara in #Tripoli"

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https://twitter.com/...702560200437761

 

Did anyone else do a double take and think "Tiger II VISMOD"? :)


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 0819 AM

Mirage F1 was shot down and the Portuguese pilot was captured.

https://www.independ...a-a8903176.html


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#192 Detonable

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 2201 PM

Is he a NATO pilot or a mercenary fighting for the other Lydian side?
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 0913 AM

Is he a NATO pilot or a mercenary fighting for the other Lydian side?

 

Merc who happens to be from a NATO nation.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 0837 AM

SA-3 in ground attack mode?

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https://twitter.com/...124055783313409


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#195 GARGEAN

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 0904 AM

Yup. Nothing exceptional in this tho. Very many soviet SAMs has that capability.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 0945 AM

Yup. Nothing exceptional in this tho. Very many soviet SAMs has that capability.

 

​I know, I wonder what the CEP is for such a strike though.  Must be scary being under its flight path.


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#197 bojan

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 1211 PM

It is guided in the G-G mode, and accuracy is good enough to target individual buildings at near max range (provided radar has a clear LOS to there).

It is just that it is:

- pretty expensive thing to do

- not very effective (relatively small fragmentation warhead)


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 1416 PM

This looks to be unguided effort: just point the missile in the general direction of the enemy.
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 0508 AM

Something went wrong:

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#200 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 0634 AM

This looks to be unguided effort: just point the missile in the general direction of the enemy.

 

There is a story that the Egyptians were direct firing (I cant remember if it was SA2's or SA6's) directly at Israeli tanks during Sharons drive into Africa. Didnt do a lot of good though. At least it stopped them capturing them.


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