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    Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'



    BBC News - Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Islamic State (IS) militants have shot down a US-led coalition warplane over northern Syria, activists say.
    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft, believed to be from an Arab state, went down near Raqqa.
    The UK-based group said the fate of the pilot was unknown, but IS supporters published photos they said showed a Jordanian airman surrounded by gunmen. Jordan is one of four Arab countries whose aircraft have been bombing IS positions in Syria since September.
    The Jordanian authorities have so far not commented on the incident.


    ISIS claims capture of Jordan pilot after plane downed - CNN.com
    (CNN) -- ISIS militants claim to have captured a Jordanian pilot after shooting down a coalition warplane over Syria on Wednesday, according to a statement posted on an ISIS-affiliated Twitter account.
    The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had reported earlier Wednesday that ISIS had shot down an unidentified warplane near the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa



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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Looks like a ZSU-23-4 'AA tank'.

    ZSU-23-4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's amazing...take away all the ex-Soviet, ex-NATO military crap and pretty much all they would have to fight with is guns and rocks.

    Selling weapons to third world/backwards countries (allies or not) is a recipe for eventual disaster.

    Let them design and build their own weapons.

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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Looks like a ZSU-23-4 'AA tank'.

    ZSU-23-4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's amazing...take away all the ex-Soviet, ex-NATO military crap and pretty much all they would have to fight with is guns and rocks.

    Selling weapons to third world/backwards countries (allies or not) is a recipe for eventual disaster.

    Let them design and build their own weapons.
    You don't get it.

    They shot down a Jordanian plane because we have sold them a crap plane because it's all they can manage to fly and we don't sell them anything good in the first place.

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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
    You don't get it.

    They shot down a Jordanian plane because we have sold them a crap plane because it's all they can manage to fly and we don't sell them anything good in the first place.
    No, you don't get it.

    My point had nothing to do with why the Jordanian plane was shot down. I don't care why it was shot down. I barely even care that it was shot down (except for the poor, soon-to-be-beheaded pilot and his family).

    My point was to do with the West meddling in regions that are none of it's business and/or selling huge quantities of weapons to unstable/corrupt regimes.

    For example, the Saudi Arabia leaders are a horrible regime...yet they receive some (though not all) of the most sophisticated weapons the West can come up with.
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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    If you dont deploy your airforce over foreign airspace you wont get shot down, its as simple as that.

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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    No, you don't get it.

    My point had nothing to do with why the Jordanian plane was shot down. I don't care why it was shot down. I barely even care that it was shot down (except for the poor, soon-to-be-beheaded pilot and his family).

    It was to do with the West meddling in regions that are none of it's business and/or selling huge quantities of weapons to unstable/corrupt regimes.
    In Rwanda they managed a much more extremely intense killing session using machetes. They don't need expensive weapons to kill each other.

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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
    In Rwanda they managed a much more extremely intense killing session using machetes. They don't need expensive weapons to kill each other.
    It's hard to chop down a plane with machetes.

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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Looks like a ZSU-23-4 'AA tank'.

    ZSU-23-4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's amazing...take away all the ex-Soviet, ex-NATO military crap and pretty much all they would have to fight with is guns and rocks.

    Selling weapons to third world/backwards countries (allies or not) is a recipe for eventual disaster.

    Let them design and build their own weapons.
    What makes you think it was AAA? The claim is that a 'heat seeking missile' was used to down the plane.

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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    It's hard to chop down a plane with machetes.
    Arab nutcase shoots down another Arab who is from a culture too thick to make it's own weapons rather than spending the same time killing hundreds of Arab civilians.

    Result.

    Yes I'd like it to be a better one but you sometimes have to take second best.

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    Re: Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    What makes you think it was AAA? The claim is that a 'heat seeking missile' was used to down the plane.
    Whose heat seeking missile? The Russian one?
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