• Libyan 'War' Megathread - Any news pertaining to surgical strikes is to be posted HERE
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[QUOTE=Jsm;28701501]To be fair to them the cost was paid a long time ago, they might as well use them for something. Still, that's a hell of a lot of money. They could have probably bombed it for cheaper.[/QUOTE] Typical excuse: "But then using alternatives will risk human lives and we Americans will not tolerate a single military loss in war or OOTW due to our superior technology!"
[QUOTE=Tetracycline;28701522]It doesn't really matter, the USA seems to have infinite money for their armed forces[/QUOTE] You'd be amazed what you can stockpile with $600 billion dollars.
[QUOTE=Tetracycline;28701522]It doesn't really matter, the USA seems to have infinite money for their armed forces[/QUOTE] We bankrupted the USSR back then and maybe the US will bankrupt itself sometime this decade or the next.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;28701538]You'd be amazed what you can stockpile with $600 billion dollars.[/QUOTE] yes...yes i would
[QUOTE=Tac Error;28701536]Typical excuse: "But then using alternatives will risk human lives and we Americans will not tolerate a single military loss in war or OOTW due to our superior technology!"[/QUOTE] It's not like they're any less effective then a bomber.
another conflict for oil? tell me why it isn't please
[QUOTE=Tac Error;28701452]Here's a fun fact: Unit cost of a TLAM: $569,000 USD So if over 110 of these have been launched, then the United States has so far spent over [b]$62.5 million[/b] in expending a single munition alone, not counting everything else (fuel, supplies, other munitions expended and so on).[/QUOTE] It was a joint attack between US and Britain so divide that number.
[QUOTE=Clark21;28701599]another conflict for oil? tell me why it isn't please[/QUOTE] Where were you the past month.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;28701538]You'd be amazed what you can stockpile with $600 billion dollars.[/QUOTE] Clean food and water for everyone on earth? If only.
[QUOTE=Clark21;28701599]another conflict for oil? tell me why it isn't please[/QUOTE] Because the UN was asked by people in Libya so the UN is assisting by enforcing a no fly zone. Please tell me how anyone gets oil out of this? I mean, it might be a nice side effect if the rebels get into power and sell the west cheap oil. But it doesn't seem to be the desired endgame. The real desired outcome (as made clear, at least by the British PM) is regime change. They want Gaddafi out, now. They have wanted him out for years but now this is a chance for them to get rid of him with minimal effort.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;28701516]Is this a live feed?[/QUOTE] I was on the live feed and then clicked over to the radio and that report came on.
[QUOTE=Tetracycline;28700849]Goodbye Gaddafi, you ugly motherfucker[/QUOTE] [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AGYXWlDQvCU/TWSxjh_CVcI/AAAAAAAABAw/wRn3jNiQwnQ/s400/Gaddafi.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=OvB;28701611]It was a joint attack between US and Britain so divide that number.[/QUOTE] I'll wait 'till I find a source with the exact number of missiles fired by each vessel. Nevertheless you can see the costs. [QUOTE=Canuhearme?;28701590]It's not like they're any less effective then a bomber.[/QUOTE] It is guided primarily by sensors, no? There are counters out there that can be effective against precision weapons, but I doubt Gaddafi is using any.
[QUOTE=Clark21;28701599]another conflict for oil? tell me why it isn't please[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/gaddafi-troops-shoot-civilian-protesters/story-fn6b3v4f-1226010317220[/url] totally all about oil :downs:
Song for all the fighter pilots that went to the aid of Libya: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBNVrfNvFHk&feature=related[/media]
[QUOTE=OvB;28702118]Song for all the fighter pilots that went to the aid of Libya: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBNVrfNvFHk&feature=related[/media][/QUOTE] I challenge your Dogs of War With [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o[/media]
[QUOTE=Tac Error;28701452]Here's a fun fact: Unit cost of a TLAM: $569,000 USD So if over 110 of these have been launched, then the United States has so far spent over [b]$62.5 million[/b] in expending a single munition alone, not counting everything else (fuel, supplies, other munitions expended and so on).[/QUOTE] We started buying those things in the 70's. Long since been paid for
[QUOTE=TheTalon;28702917]We started buying those things in the 70's. Long since been paid for[/QUOTE] You guys didn't buy the latest block missiles until 2004, and you can't deny that they're pretty expensive munitions. But hey, "The way a society fights a war is a product of both the military technology and the attitudes and values of that society."
[QUOTE=RG4;28701165]Yeah he does and he has about like nearly 200 FN-2000s[/QUOTE] Oh god so jealous.
french invade and UN finally does something history in the making
How did UN managed to hide their ships? I can't find any of them! [url]http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100[/url]
[QUOTE=shian;28703259]How did UN managed to hide their ships? I can't find any of them! [url]http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100[/url][/QUOTE] That only shows conventional ships. The UN took all the millions angry letters they originally intended to send, compressed them together extremely thick, painted them, and assembled them into ships.
[QUOTE=certified;28703332]That only shows conventional ships. The UN took all the millions angry letters they originally intended to send, compressed them together extremely thick, painted them, and assembled them into ships.[/QUOTE] This guy found a fleet: [img]http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7563/natowarship19311.jpg[/img] [editline]20th March 2011[/editline] Also, what are the AWAC planes really doing?
[QUOTE=shian;28703381]This guy found a fleet: [img_thumb]http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7563/natowarship19311.jpg[/img_thumb] [editline]20th March 2011[/editline] you just happen to find them Also, what are the AWAC planes really doing?[/QUOTE] [editline]20th March 2011[/editline] Quoted in quote So you just happen to find it
:siren: [b]THREE B2 STEALTH BOMBERS BOMB MAJOR LIBYAN AIRFIELD[/b]:siren: [url]http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-20044969-503543.html?tag=mncol;lst;3[/url] [release][b]*Three B-2 stealth bombers flying non-stop from the United States have dropped 40 bombs on a major Libyan airfield tonight in an attempt to destroy much of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's air force, CBS News David Martin reports. At the same time, US Air Force fighter jets conducted missions searching for Libyan ground forces to attack. No US aircraft were lost during the missions. Libyan state TV is reporting that air strikes have killed 48 people and wounded 150 in "civilian areas." Libyan state TV is controlled by Muammar Qaddafi's government and it was impossible to confirm the reports of civilian deaths Saturday. * A state department spokesman said no U.S officials remain in Libya. The state department has also advised all Americans in Libya to leave, and for everyone, even journalists, to avoid travel there.[/b] * Al Jazeera reports that Libya has decided to suspend co-operation with Europe in the fight against illegal immigration, state TV citing a security official reported on Sunday. * Several news outlets are reporting heavy and sustained anti-aircraft fire in Libya's capital, Tripoli, perhaps signaling the start of the second-wave of coalition action there. [/release]
[QUOTE=CabooseRvB;28704211]:siren: [b]THREE B2 STEALTH BOMBERS BOMB MAJOR LIBYAN AIRFIELD[/b]:siren: [url]http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-20044969-503543.html?tag=mncol;lst;3[/QUOTE] [quote=Letter from Gaddafi to Obama]"To our son, the honorable Barack Hussein Obama: As I have said before, even if, God forbid, there were a war between Libya and America, you would remain my son and I would still love you. I do not want to change the image I have of you. All of the Libyan people are with me, ready to die, even the women and children. We are fighting nothing other than al-Qaida in what they call the Islamic Maghreb. It's an armed group that is fighting from Libya to Mauritania and through Algeria and Mali. ... If you had found them taking over American cities by the force of arms, tell me what you would do?"[/quote]
I was wonder if we were going to use B-2s. Fuck yeah!
B-2s can fuck their shit up without hassle
No BDA yet?
Those bombers had to be in flight for at least 12 hours meaning they were in the air as the whole thing was unfolding. The Admiral said there were no US planes involved "[i]as of yet.[/i]" You sly dog, you. :allears:
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