Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Middle East
Reload this Page >

UAE bombs Libya

Middle East Many expats still flying in Knoteetingham. Regional issues can be discussed here.

UAE bombs Libya

Old 26th Aug 2014, 08:24
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Miami
Posts: 146
UAE bombs Libya

did anybody hear that UAE aircraft are bombing bad guys in Libya? Apparently totally independently with no help or knowledge from other Western nations.


Egypt And The United Arab Emirates Bombed Libya - Business Insider
pilotday is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 08:29
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Too far from the equator
Posts: 745
If this is true , we have two GCAA members arming , and bombing , different sides . Not the greatest idea . Time will tell .
kotakota is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 08:56
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sussex UK
Posts: 369
Long article from the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/wo...=top-news&_r=1
Dubaian is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 09:16
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: U K
Posts: 74
Great news
At least someone is standing up to them.
Why should Obama be consulted anymore he is a weak leader who is scared of being ridiculed. If ever the west needed to step up to the mark, it is now.
SADDLER is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 10:30
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 14
Ah....Fox News viewer.
guemes is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 11:01
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: U K
Posts: 74
Hi there

Can't get fox where I live and in any case I like to think my views would be taken from different angles, as no side as the monopoly on truth.
I realise in the States opinions can be polarised and you sound like you could be one of those individuals.
Anyway my views are just an opinion.
SADDLER is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 11:05
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sussex UK
Posts: 369
Now also on BBC News.
BBC News - Libya crisis: US 'caught off-guard' by air strikes

It seems UAE tried to intervene against the Islamists, but at least as far as Tripoli Airport is concerned, it failed. The Islamic group now have control - - - over a bombed out, burnt out, closed facility.
Dubaian is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 12:56
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: gutter
Posts: 92
EK is getting really aggressive about getting back into TIP.
lowstandard is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 16:24
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Gulf playing Golf
Posts: 1,141
Kotakota
Do you mean GCC? GCAA Doesnt make sense
Payscale is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 18:28
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Big Country
Age: 57
Posts: 132
did anybody hear that UAE aircraft are bombing bad guys in Libya?
No, I didn't hear that.

did anybody hear that UAE aircraft are bombing bad guys in Libya?
Who are the "bad guys"???? - Italians? Americans?

Apparently totally independently with no help or knowledge from other Western nations.
Bull ****.
I sincerely doubt that, considering uae operates F-16s and Mirage 2000s. That and the fact they are the most useless, fattest bunch of worthless f***s every to put on a uniform and try to bomb people who cannot shoot back.

GCAA - wtf does the GCAA have to do with this, are they trying to approve 12hr duty periods for F-16 pilots (only with inflight refueling) ?
Outatowner is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 19:24
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Too far from the equator
Posts: 745
Ok , ok , GCC , lets not get in a twist . Of course I didn't mean the Civil Aviation Authority of Grenada , Georgia or Ghana !
kotakota is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2014, 19:54
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Eternal Beach
Posts: 1,087
Was wondering why a UAE A330MRTT was parked at the far end of the military apron at HECA the other day.

halas
halas is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2014, 05:49
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: BHX LXR ASW
Posts: 2,229
Oh dear I suppose this means the people smugglers will be busy from now on.

Scores feared dead after boat sinks off Libya - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
crewmeal is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2014, 10:56
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Crinkley Bottom
Posts: 108
The Libyans wish to embrace democracy and the moderate Islamists will need to be listened to and included in a future Libya. The dictatorial approach to freedom of speech that is used by the UAE, (and most Gulf states) is not needed or welcome in Libya. Not only have the UAE used force when diplomacy is what is really needed but they seem to have forgot that the biggest threat in that country is in the East and not the West.
Mr R Sole is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2014, 05:05
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 361
It was a mistake. They were aiming for Israel, but they fly like they drive.
Otto Throttle is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2014, 11:11
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Dubai
Posts: 76
That was the funniest post in weeks!
Snake man is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2014, 11:45
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dubai
Posts: 768
Good video analysis here from The Guardian
ruserious is offline  
Old 2nd Sep 2014, 04:13
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hades.
Posts: 752
More worrying perhaps, is that no-one has commented on the threat to the UAE.
What will the response be by those who've been attacked. Reprisal, some form of like for like?
helen-damnation is offline  
Old 2nd Sep 2014, 09:07
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kiwiland
Posts: 295
Exactly, now UAE airlines may well be terror targets too... we are not quite as safe as we were before this!
goeasy is offline  
Old 2nd Sep 2014, 09:09
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: usa
Posts: 1,005
Very good point Helen.

When you target someone, you become their target.

We Americans know that, yet we have tools and experience to combat it. This country does not.

But 9/11 shows nothing is infallible.

Short sighted move for a country that relies on tourism & logistics...especially since the airport got taken by the targeted party anyway.

Tut tut tut.

f.
fliion is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.