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  •  Thanks Kim for the link (1+ / 0-)
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    kimoconnor

    That article noted that the Syrian's are reporting that the F4 was downed with anti-aircraft fire. Given the distance to international air space the Turk's seem to think it was a SAM.

    One wonders what the Syrian's are thinking. Several of the NATO ministers noted that the F4 as an isolated event did not require a military response. So what do the Syrian's do, they fire on a rescue plane.  

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 12:50:46 PM PDT

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    •  Its possible it was downed by a Pantsir-S1 (1+ / 0-)
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      A relatively new Russian-made mobile weapon system.  Its a radar site, anti-aircraft gun, and surface-to-air missile system all-in-one.

      Syria has a sizable arsenal of them, and frankly they're the overarching concern with regards to potentially establishing a No-Fly Zone.

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      by TarantinoDork on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 03:04:00 PM PDT

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