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(CNN) Video Video of Afghan anti-aircraft missile flying between two U.S. jets   (cnn.com) divider line 72
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2001-10-26 02:41:49 PM  
SON-OF-A....
Prime
 
2001-10-26 02:43:22 PM  
that was pretty damn close
 
2001-10-26 02:45:02 PM  
I cant get it to play
 
2001-10-26 02:47:26 PM  
Good to see they are such a good shot....Now we have a new target!!! Go get em boys!
 
2001-10-26 02:47:53 PM  
almost got'em better luck next time
 
2001-10-26 02:48:02 PM  
Weeeeeee, that's gotta be an adrenaline rush.
 
2001-10-26 02:48:19 PM  
Hmmm...
 
2001-10-26 02:53:25 PM  
the quality left a bit to be desired, if they had told me those were birds i would have believed it. then again, i eat matches so you cant really be suprised
 
2001-10-26 02:54:38 PM  
After seeing this on a television clip I'm of the belief that it's nothing at all. The angle of the camera view showed that it was far behind both aircraft and not a significant threat.
 
Iis
2001-10-26 02:56:12 PM  
Who was shooting the video?
 
2001-10-26 02:57:02 PM  
Those are some brave pilots. I hope Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer don't get hurt.

Missed it by that much
 
2001-10-26 02:57:53 PM  
Hmmm better caption. Watch as something white flies near two black dots.
 
2001-10-26 02:58:32 PM  
oops...

<Get Smart> Missed it by that much </Get Smart
 
2001-10-26 02:58:45 PM  
that was stupid, not even a close call. It's no "man getting hit by football in groin".
 
2001-10-26 03:00:02 PM  
damn video doesn't work for me:-( Is their any point in trying to fight our forces? Pretty hard to wage a "holy" war if you have liited weaponary.

-He who eats beans
 
2001-10-26 03:00:30 PM  
The quality is soo poor and the distance is unreadable, but this much can be gathered from the video;
1. The missile was NOT that close to the jets. ( if it was they would have scrambled more than what was shown and launched flares/chafe)
2. The stills video was taken by someone skilled in photographing UFO's. (indicated by the shaky camera and poor focus)
They were never in any real danger of getting hit by that shot. Still, I would not like to be those brave pilots, even with such a crappy shot on the ground.
Go get some guys!
Prime
 
2001-10-26 03:01:49 PM  
WOW, did you see the move's the pilot had to make to avoid the white thingee.

That's flying :-)
 
daz
2001-10-26 03:02:07 PM  
I think the jets were more in danger of smacking into each other than getting hit by the missle.

That was pretty darned close for two high-speed fighter jets to be circling.
 
2001-10-26 03:02:08 PM  
oops, don't know how the "stills" got in there... should have been just video
Prime
 
2001-10-26 03:03:28 PM  
That was a great rollover manuever by the one jet tho. I shoulda been a pilot... [:(
Prime
 
2001-10-26 03:04:34 PM  
almost got'em better luck next time

You know those were US planes right?
 
2001-10-26 03:13:21 PM  
of course I did
 
2001-10-26 03:14:53 PM  
That's what happens when you launch a radar guided SAM without using the radar guidance... I guess the Taliban was smart enough not to flip on the targeting (and risk getting a HARM in their ass), but not smart enough to realize they'd just be wasting their missile.
 
2001-10-26 03:15:41 PM  
Here are a couple of screenshots of the video. I tried to inhance them a little bit.



 
43%
2001-10-26 03:21:33 PM  
So let me guess, the enemy actually fired back and these guys are heroes for not getting shot down.


(disclaimer: not to imply our military is doing a good job and they are all making sacrifices, i just don't consider anyone who goes to war a hero, only those who act above and beyond the call of duty. Showing up doesnt count. Let the flaming begin.)
 
2001-10-26 03:22:03 PM  
Omerta_bk: the ball! his groin! hahaha! It works on so many levels!
 
2001-10-26 03:23:10 PM  
 
2001-10-26 03:24:28 PM  
I prefer not to think of the shakiness and blurriness of the camera, rather I'd like to think that our planes are just that speedy and agile!
 
2001-10-26 03:26:28 PM  
why is the missle so white?
 
2001-10-26 03:27:06 PM  
43%- just a stab- you're not nor have ever been in the military, right? These guys are out there trying to extract justice for an ugly crime. "showing up", doing your job, does count. Ask friends of 300 fire- and policemen about showing up and just doing your job...
 
2001-10-26 03:30:42 PM  
fark the fire and policemen of ny may someone in their families die soon
 
2001-10-26 03:38:11 PM  
*sigh* Whats that smell? Oh, I know...TROLL!
 
2001-10-26 03:38:18 PM  
"That's what happens when you launch a radar guided SAM without using the radar guidance... "

Crap you said it before I could.


lack of training? or did the poorwittle talibans blow thier load to soon.
 
2001-10-26 03:43:32 PM  
that was a little disapointing.
 
2001-10-26 03:48:55 PM  
the quality left a bit to be desired, if they had told me those were birds i would have believed it. then again, i eat matches so you cant really be suprised

Hah! Hah! Hah!
That's hilarious.
 
2001-10-26 03:49:30 PM  
I saw the samething yesterday on foxnews it looked a lot better in quality its angle was a little different
 
2001-10-26 03:49:36 PM  
The real video footage was all over the news yesterday. Dan Rather showed the clip and they pretty much made fun of the Taliban and said how pathetic their defense is. They even said that this missile wasnt even close.
The footage was much more clear however than this video on here.
 
jph
2001-10-26 03:50:37 PM  
Two words: Standoff Jamming
 
2001-10-26 03:51:04 PM  
Shooting fireworks is not a sound air defence policy.
 
2001-10-26 03:51:16 PM  
hey 43%...Right the fxck on.

War makes murder heroic just because an American flag waves behind you. Fxck all that. I am all for defending the country, but none of this would have started if we had spent time defending our OWN country, and not defending a country that's been at war with islam for thousands of years.
 
2001-10-26 03:51:51 PM  
Nice shootin' Abdul! Those $1 million dollar anti-aircraft missles don't grow on trees.

Attn: Taliban. Watch This to see the proper technique.
 
2001-10-26 03:54:14 PM  
Hate to piss on the fire, but Uk Channel 4 News showed this incident filmed with a different camera (with a clear closeup) and the "missile" was another us fighter - looked like an F16.
 
2001-10-26 03:58:24 PM  
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Turd.
 
2001-10-26 04:04:12 PM  
War makes murder heroic just because an American flag waves behind you. Fxck all that. I am all for defending the country, but none of this would have started if we had spent time defending our OWN country, and not defending a country that's been at war with islam for thousands of years.

Islam hasn't existed for thousands of years, genius.
 
462
2001-10-26 04:05:21 PM  
i hate to respond to the troll but that bio looks like it was written by some 16 year old high school dropout who got his hands on some lame neitzche book, furthermore after browsing his fathers playboys found his way to fark.
 
2001-10-26 04:23:26 PM  
Missinginaction,

You almost made me laugh my balls off! Nothing like putting a psuedo (insert anything) into his place. War has no murder at all. There is a lot of killing - but no murder involved in war.


-From a Vet...
 
2001-10-26 04:31:28 PM  
"Islam hasn't existed for thousands of years, genius."

Technically, neither has Isreal.
 
2001-10-26 04:32:09 PM  
"but none of this would have started if we had spent time defending our OWN country, and not defending a country that's been at war with islam"

uh, do you at least agree with that part? I do.
 
2001-10-26 04:37:27 PM  
"but none of this would have started if we had spent time defending our OWN country, and not defending a country that's been at war with islam"

uh, do you at least agree with that part? I do.


Do you honestly think if the U.S. and Israel had given in to every demand of Palestine on 9-10, the 9-11 attack would not have happened? There are larger issues than merely the Palestinian one at work here.
 
2001-10-26 04:42:46 PM  
No, I think the whole 'US and Israel' part is a problem. It's the US's responsibility to be the world police?
 
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