Video Of Jet Shot Down Over Benghazi, Unclear Whose As Gaddafi Claims He Is Holding To Ceasefire Terms

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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 14:54 | 1075953 Deepskyy
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And yet again TD hits the airwaves first before the LSM gets the story.

 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1076209 What does it al...
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1.  The plane is from the Rebels

2.  Khaddfy is smarter than US, and even more so than Hosni, if it escalates, it will be bloddy.  (He has been in power for 40 years!, lunatic, he might be.)

3.  Watch German, China, Russia and even Brazil not voting with this...  

4.  North Korea will never give up their nukes now..

5.  Where are the Japan Nuclear news?  People die and people lives, Nuclear Radiation is forever...

6.  The hypocrisy of our policy toward Bahrain, Yemen and Syria...  At least made up a fear factor like a WMD and take one for the team like Bush did...  

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:50 | 1076441 AnonymousAnarchist
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Yeah. Every report I've found say it was a rebel jet. I can't find any that claim it was one of Gaddafi's.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:15 | 1076544 AnonymousAnarchist
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Al Jazeera just confirmed it was a rebel jet and it was also shot down by the rebels by "mistake".

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:33 | 1079042 What does it al...
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Saturday morning, around 6am EST, every one was saying that it was a Goddafi / Kahdaffi / Gaddafhy 's jet.  Which was quite a startling sight.  They never bother to change it.  

For all we know, the French shot it down... and making it a REAL no-fly-zone.

How ironic...

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:22 | 1076567 SparkyvonBellagio
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It's like TD is the Re-incarnation of Walter Cronkite.

 

 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 14:55 | 1075955 Cognitive Dissonance
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That's one for the bad guys......er....the good guys.....er.....could someone tell me which side God is on? Or at least which side is just and honorable. OK, I'll settle for "legal".

You know what, just tell me when to cheer and how much to put in the hat when it's passed around.

/sarcasm in case it's not clear.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:07 | 1076002 cossack55
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The belt buckles on one side say" We die for Allah" while the patches on the uniforms of the other side say "We kill for Allah". The third side has "God is Peace" on their helmets and the fourth(?) side has "We love to tread" on their boots.  I'll just root for the Packers, thanx.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:25 | 1076053 Misean
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Damned cheese head! The Stealers would have won but for bought out officiating!

;)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:14 | 1076278 What does it al...
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Too bad we might not have a NFL season...  Think about it, we are about to enter war, (or damn close) with some dictator that we can't even spell...

 

I can never forget the 2008 game between giants and patriots...

 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:04 | 1076499 PY-129-20
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And I certainly won't forget the 2012 game between bankers and patriots

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:24 | 1079045 What does it al...
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+1

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1076182 SuperRay
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"/sarcasm in case it's not clear."

 

geez, that ruined the whole post by insulting my intelligence.  What a Debbie Downer...

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1076280 Cognitive Dissonance
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A year ago I could write that and everyone on ZH would know it was sarcasm. Today without the sarcasm tag it would certainly get 6 junks and two nasty comments by people who wouldn't know humor or sarcasm if they tripped over it. It is a sign of the times and of ZH's popularity. It is what it is, so now I use the /sarc tag.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:55 | 1076455 Clamdigger
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Long form or short form, I always enjoy your contributions to this site, CD. Thank you for keeping it real.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:34 | 1076640 Cognitive Dissonance
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I think I just found my other fan. :>)

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. It really does help to keep me going sometimes. So thanks.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:14 | 1076536 Dr. Porkchop
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These are the diminishing returns of technology.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:56 | 1078108 e_goldstein
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your first mistake is assuming there is a "God."

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 14:56 | 1075958 M4570D0N
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Is ZH going to acknowledge in this post that this was a rebel jet shot down by Gaddafi forces, not one of Gaddafi's jets shot down by the French?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 14:58 | 1075973 Tyler Durden
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Absolutely. Do you have a link/proof?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:29 | 1076066 BigJim
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Don't be absurd. Look CLOSELY at the plane. It's CLEARLY a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. So this was yet another Iranian provocation - breaking the UN no-fly resolution!

When will Israel liberate us from this deadly threat to our peace and freedom?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1076163 What does it al...
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Bear in mind, the no-fly-zone resolution was done YESTERDAY!  This is a REBEL plane up in the air TODAY!  There are reports that this wasn't even shot down, but rather out of fuel, or even shot down by the rebels.

 

I believe no one, not the French, Rebels, Khaddfy, Qaddfi, Qadafy, or USA. 

 

It is ALL BS!

There is no way to convince Kim Jong Il or his son to abandon Nuclear Weapons now.  Look at Libya.  If I have a regime, I am keeping my big baby...

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:23 | 1076333 TonyV
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Don't be ridiculous. NK would have never abandoned nuclear weapons, no matter what.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:16 | 1076548 Dr. Porkchop
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You thing I gowna abandon nucrear weapon now? You clazy! I now inlease!

 

   - Kim out

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:22 | 1076577 UGrev
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Mig-23. But thanks for the chuckle and the ounce of sarcasm :)

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 03:57 | 1078110 e_goldstein
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go smoke another bowl and turn Alex Jones up WAY loud :-/

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:15 | 1075996 asdasmos
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Rebel says own plane downed over Benghazi (downed their own plane?)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/19/us-libya-benghazi-jet-idUSTRE7...

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:35 | 1076090 prophet
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Yup, saw that too.  TD note also the time stamp at 12:46 EDT.  If you need donates to beef up your feeds and screens I would guess that there are more than a few who would consider it.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:23 | 1076048 Careless Whisper
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@ M457

and are you going to acknowledge that barry's basketball brackets are 29/32 ? well, are ya?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:48 | 1076147 Tyler Durden
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The proof requested was as to who had shot down the jet.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1076184 What does it al...
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The jet was in violation of the no-fly-zone, so according to U.N. resolution, it shouldn't be on the air...  So anybody can shoot it down, right?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:11 | 1076521 prophet
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"The fighter jet that was brought down this morning, was a revolutionary fighter jet and was hit by mistake. There is no communication on the ground," said Sharif, head of the British-Libyan Solidarity Campaign."

I took this "mistake" to mean they shot it down, but it could also be read as ambiguous.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:25 | 1076587 UGrev
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I concur. Mistake = "ooops.. sorry, my bad"

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:34 | 1076652 Cognitive Dissonance
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Well as several people have already said, it is a no fly zone after all.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:41 | 1076669 UGrev
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Lord knows, Libya has flies.. wish I could get some of them there missile thingies during the summer time for those skeeters :p

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:50 | 1076696 Cognitive Dissonance
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Way back when.....my mother always referred to "the skeeter problem" as if she were talking about "the commie problem" or "those stupid politicians".

She was a devoted Kool-Aid drinker. But that was the left-right, good-bad, black-white conditioning back then. Not much different today for many.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:29 | 1076839 UGrev
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hehe.. we're showing our age aren't we (as in both of us). Those damn skeeters..they're like commies; all over the place as my father would say. I have to give them (the brain washers) credit. They had me for a while and they're pretty good at what they do. Which is why, when the SHTF, I really don't want to be in general population. I don't think I have enough ammo..lol

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:43 | 1076413 dearth vader
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It seems even more bizarre, as European media are now suggesting the downed jet to have been a rebel aircraft hit by friendly, i.e. rebel fire.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:06 | 1076508 QQQBall
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Problem solved. The rebels shot themselves down.

 

Probably the first hit since the war started. Ha! ;0

 

Sarcasm off/

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:50 | 1076909 cbaba
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Really, and you believe it ?

Where is their airbase, how many aircrafts do they have, why did they asked a no-fly zone ?

 

 

 

 

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:10 | 1079011 sun tzu
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They admitted it was their own plane. The rebels aren't a bunch of civilians with pitchforks and torches. Some of the Libyan military defected.

 

They didn't ask for a no-fly zone. They wanted the West to get rid of Gaddhafi.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:05 | 1075998 spanish inquisition
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I am betting it was the French shooting down a rebel.lol.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:40 | 1076674 dark pools of soros
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good for the economy..  demolished jet theory..   Ben says to keep shooting everything down

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:28 | 1079060 What does it al...
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It is not being followed by the MSM, but it is a no-fly-zone.  and the FIRST hit was their own rebel jet...  I guess this cease fire thing is real...  NO-FLY-ZONE it is!

A small (getting bigger) part of me thinks that all of this is pre-arranged...  Gaddafi knows what was coming and the "coaliation" gave him time to prepare...  

It's all a show... 

The only thing, no body ever thought... at least manufacture, is the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear radiation... But it's been a busy 10 days, that is for sure!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:08 | 1076003 Thepnr
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I agree, Al Jazheera reported more than 6 hours ago that it was believed to be a rebel jet shot down by loyalist Gaddafi forces. It is also possible that it has been shot down by rebels (friendly fire) as they were using anti aircraft guns at the same time.

Truth is we don't know all the facts but the chances of it being shot down by the French are virtually Nil. Didn't take the French long to broadcast to the world via their defence ministry about their taking out of Libyan tanks not a peep about the plane.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:15 | 1076031 Stuart
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the rebels have jets?   ok, that's a new one.  What's next, the Japanese reactors are going to have a nuclear explosion.... rhetorical question.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:25 | 1076055 justtotaketheedgeoff
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Several Libyan pilots flew their aircraft to Malta early on and defected.  One of them  perhaps?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:27 | 1076062 blindman
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do the rebels have nukes?  they seem to be progressing,

technologically, at a very rapid pace.  what else do they

have that they have been keeping secret?   i don't know

if we can trust these particular rebels.

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