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AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi,

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Jerbear, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

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    If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American:

    ... The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators....

    There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector.

    The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan to save pinned-down allied forces, and has even been credited with the surrender of the Taliban city of Kunduz

    It was purpose-built for a select number of specific mission types, including point-defense against enemy attack. It was literally built for the kind of mission it could have engaged in over Benghazi, if the administration had let it fire. As the excerpt above clearly shows, we had assets on the ground “painting” the targets with the laser.

    An AC-130U flies in a counter-clockwise “pivot turn” around the target, with the weapons all aimed out the left side of the aircraft.

    There are two state-of-the-art fire-control systems (FCSs) in a AC-130U, using television sensors,infrared sensors, and synthetic aperture strike radar. These fire control systems can see through the dark of night, clouds, and smoke.

    The two FCSs on the AC-130U control a 25mm Gatling gun for area suppression, a precision 40mm cannon, and a 105mm cannon which can engage hard targets.

    What this means is that we have the forces in the air and on the ground to have stopped the attack at any point, eliminating the terrorists and saving American lives.



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  2. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

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    Obama is the enemy. Hank Jr. Said it the right way. He should be impeached and tried for war crimes against our troops.
    I only hope that they all get what is coming to them for this mess. The next couple of weeks will be interesting to see who has balls.
    rooferbob
     
  3. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    I hope your right rooferbob!!

    Just watched the Father of the murdered Seal on TV. Has more backbone then anyone in DC or the WH!!

    Mitts comment about the 47% backing Obo NO MATTER what seem to be holding true!
     
  4. Don Steele

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    Congress is out of session, everyone is home campaigning. All Obama/Clinton need is about 10 more days of grace from the major lame-stream media to keep the lid on this and it appears...at least thus far...that they are getting it.
     
  5. johnboy

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    Junior's fault.
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    Compliments of the Red, White, and Blue ... They light up your life ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. pretzel

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    Obama didnt want to hurt his brotherhood buddies. Is that the reason?
     
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