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We had an AC-130U Gunship in Benghazi, Obama refused to authorize it to fire!

 
Old 10-26-2012, 02:31 PM
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Default We had an AC-130U Gunship in Benghazi, Obama refused to authorize it to fire!

Pitchforks and torches, people.

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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And how would it have mitigated CDE?
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:39 PM
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And how would it have mitigated CDE?
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.
That's how.
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Originally Posted by Cybercowboy View Post
That's how.


That would do it.
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A few more days of this Reverend Wright turd.
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not according to Geraldo, who is never wrong
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not according to Geraldo, who is never wrong
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Originally Posted by virtue4u View Post
A few more days of this Reverend Wright turd.
what will he do to further wreck this country between 7 nov 2012 and 20 jan 2013 - that is the question

and should he be permitted to get away with it, read between the lines.
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Originally Posted by Cybercowboy View Post
USAF Spec-Ops right there on site, ready for exactly this kind of event with precisely the right weapon and training for this mission, as well as two Spec-Ops teams on the ground... All of them ready to roll...

...but we needed to know exactly what we were dealing with? BULL.

And we watched and did nothing.

Yep... Pitchforks and torches.
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hussein would prefer to spare 100 mooslums running around in sheets than help out 4 Americans. IMHO 4 Americans > 1,000 mooslums.
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In fairness an AC-130 is a broadsword of buttrape. Not sure if that is what you want responding in an urban situation.

No doubt it would work, just might work toooooo well :P
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An AC-130 can lay all its rounds well within a 50 meter diameter, ask me how I know.
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Just damn.
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Originally Posted by bave View Post
In fairness an AC-130 is a broadsword of buttrape. Not sure if that is what you want responding in an urban situation.

No doubt it would work, just might work toooooo well :P
You are incorrect.
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In fairness, Kill 'em all, let God sort them out. If the *******s were there to do the deed or just there to watch, kill 'em.

You NEVER abandon Americans! NEVER! Unless you're this *********** President's people!
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These planes were designed in VN for close ground combat support.

Now then **** obama, why wasn't he overruled by the Chief of Staff, or someone who had some *****. Might need to go down to a CSM for that though, these *** wipes with brass have none. I'm more than pissed about this.
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Originally Posted by LTC Z06 View Post
An AC-130 can lay all its rounds well within a 50 meter diameter, ask me how I know.
ok,how do you know???????????????????????????
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Originally Posted by LTC Z06 View Post
An AC-130 can lay all its rounds well within a 50 meter diameter, ask me how I know.
In the first hour before the compound was completely breached, the Spectre could have swept the streets clean enough for the Spec-Ops ground guys to come in and lock the place down.

All they had to do was give the okay to launch.


Bastages...
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There were also AC-130s in the air over Afghanistan and Extortion 17 on 6 Aug 2011 and they were denied permission to provide support as well.

Unbelievable.
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not according to Geraldo, who is never wrong
Your words to RIM's ears

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