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Old 21st Jul 2013, 05:36
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US 'Bomb' World heritage Site

Great Barrier Reef Hit By Four US Jet Bombs

Unfortunate.

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Old 21st Jul 2013, 05:44
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What's the issue ?

Bombs dropped in deep water.

I would have preferred if they had dropped them live and they had exploded but now they will just add to all the other WW11 stuff at the bottom of the ocean.


Greenie / anti war wankers jumping up and down over nothing.

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Old 21st Jul 2013, 06:02
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Google Saumarez Reef...
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Never knew that was there.
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LOL, LJR remembers our old bombing days
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Well this has been lying around on the same reef since WW2, and has been bombed many times with live rounds for target practice:

Saumarez Reef. Liberty ship wreck | the JOHN HARDING

I doubt four more bombs are going to make much difference.
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"I doubt four more bombs are going to make much difference."

Four more bombs IN DEEP WATER are going to NO difference.

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Wow, what a non-story....

Now if it had been 2 AV-8Bs that had to be ditched because they couldn't land with the bombs on - that would have been a story
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Old 21st Jul 2013, 08:31
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The good things about bombing SMZ were you would 'clear' the range yourself, you would self-RSO, and no-one really knew how 'long' the bombs really did go !!
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News report says they were inert - unless I am reading it wrong - so filled with concrete or similar...

So who gives a ****??? In 3 years time you won't be able to see it for all the marine growth, perfect artificial reef...
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BBC News - US jets dropped bombs on Great Barrier Reef

"The two planes jettisoned four bombs in more than 50m (165 ft) of water, away from coral, to minimise damage to the World Heritage Site, the US navy said."

Hmm, bit of a non story IF they are truly "inert" more to the point perhaps WEBF could explain [again] the need for the puffer jet not to bring back ordinance in the first place....
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The other reports I read on line after searching said they were not inert.

Either way, a non issue.

Don't you love all the pretty pictures of the reef and fauna, turtles, fish etc ?
What a wank.

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I believe Capt Cook also 'littered' the Reef with military items in 1770 in an 'emergency' situation to lighten the endeavour....no one appears to complain about that....some of his items were 'live;...and I believe still are.
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If they're inert, they not realy bombs now, just lumps of metal on the sea bed that will become part of the environment in a few years. Hopefully no damage to the reef, which makes the whole report nothing more than a bit of environmental hype. And that's coming from a bit of a marine ecologist, as some here may know.

Mind you,typical Harrier pilots. Ran themselves out of fuel and had to jettison their load. They're always telling us how good they are.
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Old 21st Jul 2013, 11:51
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It's hard to drop them when the range is closed and the f-35b would have solved the problem
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Good point Courtney!

Good job there were no doggies, nuns or school children around at the time....
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f-35b would have solved the problem
What they got a stealf buddy buddy unit on the way too?
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The f-35b has bring-back, so it could have just returned to the ship and landed with the bombs.
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Yeah well you believe what you want to from your readings....
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In Oz we have rampant greenies who are also vehemently anti-military.

Military dropping stuff on the Barrier Reef? Perfect storm and media opportunity in an election year.

But for those with common sense and knowledge - de nada
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