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Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane
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Posted on 09/17/2018 7:35:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime.

The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the ministry of defense specified that "the mark of IL-20 went off the radars disappeared during the attack of four Israeli F-16 aircraft on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia."

The Israelis had fired multiple missiles against targets in the coastal area of Latakia where Russian has based much of its military presence, including aircraft. In an attempt to strike back against the Israelis, the Syrians launched extensive anti-aircraft fire, the official said and the Russian aircraft was hit.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: anonymoussources; friendlyfire; friendslikethese; il20; incompetence; israel; latakia; plane; putinsbuttboys; russia; russian; shootsdown; syria; syrianincompetence
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1 posted on 09/17/2018 7:35:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe.
(((?)))


2 posted on 09/17/2018 7:38:36 PM PDT by glasseye ("24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." ~ H. L. Mencken)
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To: BenLurkin

Schadenfreude.


3 posted on 09/17/2018 7:38:46 PM PDT by nickedknack
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Hey sorry about that.

(an unmanned aircraft carrying several prominent antennas swiftly departs the area, headed south. It’s black, and skims over the ground at an altitude of less than fifty feet)


4 posted on 09/17/2018 7:39:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: BenLurkin

Could be related...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3688332/posts


5 posted on 09/17/2018 7:40:45 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Free Republic Needs Your Monthly Donations!!!)
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To: BenLurkin
So the Syrians do not have an effective tracking and deconfliction of potential threats and friendlies in their Integrated Air Defense System.

Interesting. I would have assumed the Russians would've helped them out in that area for their own self-preservation.

6 posted on 09/17/2018 7:41:33 PM PDT by Salvavida
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To: BenLurkin

OOPS!

What do you mean OOPS?

You splashkied the Russkies.
No figs or camelburgers for you.


7 posted on 09/17/2018 7:42:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BenLurkin

Can’t help but wonder if the Israelis unleashed some serious spoofing on the Syrian Air Defenses.


8 posted on 09/17/2018 7:48:19 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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Israeli agents working the Syrian AA LOL.


9 posted on 09/17/2018 7:49:47 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: Salvavida

You would think the IFF would have prevented a friendly fire shootdown.


10 posted on 09/17/2018 7:51:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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To: rbg81

We used to call it electronic countermeasures.


11 posted on 09/17/2018 7:52:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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To: Dogbert41

Shhhhh....


12 posted on 09/17/2018 7:52:35 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: BenLurkin

Doncha hate when that happens?


13 posted on 09/17/2018 7:53:33 PM PDT by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: BenLurkin


14 posted on 09/17/2018 7:53:42 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

‘Ay Syrian guy! Don’t shoot down jet, da? What’re you kiddink me?


15 posted on 09/17/2018 7:55:01 PM PDT by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: BenLurkin

Never bring a DC-6 to a gunfight.


16 posted on 09/17/2018 7:57:21 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")))))))
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To: BenLurkin

LOL!


17 posted on 09/17/2018 7:58:23 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Chode
Training, Training, Training.........."😱
18 posted on 09/17/2018 8:15:52 PM PDT by North Coast Conservative (MAGA It's time to start playing cowboys,muslims, and leftists.)
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To: BenLurkin

Syria shot down Russian plane. War Propaganda.

Israel & FUKUS want a war. They may get one.
Anyone notice how many more “Join the Army” navy, etc ads running on TV?

And there are people I know excited at WW3 as they think it will be Rapture time.


19 posted on 09/17/2018 8:17:39 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I am an America First, not Israel First FReeper.)
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To: BenLurkin

I see everyone trusts CNN to report accurately now.


20 posted on 09/17/2018 8:58:50 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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