Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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Thermal wrote:Khadaffi has announced an immediate cease fire.
Ah, so the "Libyan Stalingrad" has been called off for now... :)
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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I think this will only partially affect the build-up of a/c in the region. We still have a resolution to maintain. The big question is of course, how will the opposition react on Khadaffis cease fire.
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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LV84 wrote:Maybe they can send the HMS Rotterdam with some Lynx helicopters as they already know the area.
No option, as Rotterdam is being used right now in the War on Drugs in the Caribean and guarding the former Antilles against Chavez.
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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I think this will only partially affect the build-up of a/c in the region. We still have a resolution to maintain. The big question is of course, how will the opposition react on Khadaffis cease fire.
Indeed, I think the no fly zone will continue as planned but now the NATO has more time to prepare since it is less time critical now.
Interesting question indeed, suppose the opposition wants to head to Tripoli again to overthrow Khadaffi. Will NATO 'protect' an attacking force?
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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Spain: 4 to 6 F-16's
Hmm.. That would be awesome!!!
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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Poldriver wrote:
Spain: 4 to 6 F-16's
Hmm.. That would be awesome!!!
must be F-18's
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Spain: 4 to 6 F-16's


Hmm.. That would be awesome!!!
Oops slip of the finger :oops:
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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Two RAF E-3D's and a USAF U-2 at Akrotiri.

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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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I wonder why Belgium got a request from NATO to send F-16's and the Dutch government didn't.
Could it have something to do with an MLD Lynx standing somewhere in Libya right now????
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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Is NATO sending the requests then? I believe the members still need to decide if the alliance will take part.

For now, every UN-member can join in but I suppose the US will coordinate the whole operation (kinda like Desert Shield + Storm).
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Very nice ... And now, I am waiting for the same measures regarding Bahrain, where yesterday at least 6 peoples got killed (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12769168) and Yemen (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12783585)!!!
But I guess, it will be a long wait ... But, I forgot, Libya has oil and Khadaffi is not our "friend", like the rulers in Bahrain or Yemen.
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Expected at Prestwick tonight (local time):

CFC0850 4xF18 eta 2110
15004 A310 CFC3815 eta 2140
177701 C17 CFC3817 eta 2145
15005 A310 CFC3816 eta 2200
140101 P3 CFC0496 eta 2245

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wamovements wrote:Expected at Prestwick tonight (local time):

CFC0850 4xF18 eta 2110
15004 A310 CFC3815 eta 2140
177701 C17 CFC3817 eta 2145
15005 A310 CFC3816 eta 2200
140101 P3 CFC0496 eta 2245

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The Canadian deployment includes two tankers, both 15004 and 15005 are equipped with AAR pods. Anybody, where the are heading?

Norway has offered a few F-16s as well
Qatar has also offered military assets
and the UAE is expected to folllow
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Re: Pre Libya no-fly-zone buildup

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[quote="Antilliaan"]The Canadian deployment includes two tankers, both 15004 and 15005 are equipped with AAR pods. Anybody, where the are heading?

I think... Malta. A Canadian CC-130J (130604) was spotted today in Malta by Al Jazeera TV.
Also according to them some E-3 NATO aircraft are operating from Malta.
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