Thursday, July 16, 2009

I don't know if this REALLY happened, it's supposed to have.........but

.. makes me smile EVERY TIME I read this and I hope it gives you a lift today, too! :-)

From a guy who overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It is too good not to pass along.

The conversation went like this....

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not
depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em
up, I'll wait!' Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response ... total silence)

Z: OH, yaaaaaaaaaaa


christian soldier said...

It's true- the FA-18 Marine pilot did say that:
Just put up a video of our ARMY's version of flying a kite...with the music -It's Magic- Been sing the song all morning :-)

sue said...

I like to think that really happened, z.

Ducky's here said...

Cowboys like that running around, no wonder Iran is going nuke.

Z said...

CS, it sure did! apparently did happen, it's fantastic, isn't it? Anybody who loves this country knows that scaring the @(#$^*$#& out of the enemy is a good thing!

But, of course, you have to be mature and awake enough to know we HAVE enemies. And, of course... if we were NICE and ignored 9/11 and hotel bombings where Westerners are targeted, etc...I'll just BET our enemies would be nice, too, right? (smile)

Ducky's here said...

z, you may be the only one (but I doubt it) who thinks an F-18 is effective against suicide bombers.

Now, take a look at the history of terrorism, for instance it's role in the formation of Israel because the Zionists were outgunned. I have to question whether the right has any concept of history or whether they just need someone to tuck the blankies under their chins because they feel so frightened.

Terrorism is a response to an enemy with overwhelming force and it is an effective weapon. You need to rething this moy mucho macho stuff.

RaDena said...

Ducky is all-knowing, Z. LMBO!

I'm glad Christian Soldier clarified the truth of this for you because I was going to leave a link and now I don't have to. Thanks, Christian Soldier! :)

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Please, somebody give Ducky a humor transplant! That whole crowd must have been taking an extra turn in the ersatz intellectualis line when humor genes were being passed out.

Z said...

"Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked: 'What do you feel.....when you shoot a Terrorist?'

The Marine shrugged and replied, 'A slight recoil.'"

That is also from Carol's blog (Christian Soldier)...(thanks, Carol, it is important to see the mind of a liberal and the mind of a man dedicated to fighting terror.

Ducky, don't look now, but terrorism is not America's fault.
We didn't deserve 9/11, much as you might think we did.
Stop the insults, or I will delete you.

Z said...

deborah, what's funny about a man who STILL thinks like this?
It's got to take such a concerted effort to block out the truth that my mind boggles...i almost feel sorry for him.
Mostly, I feel sorry that America has people like this here working against her...sort of like Obama.

beamish said...

z, you may be the only one (but I doubt it) who thinks an F-18 is effective against suicide bombers.

Depends on the F-18's armament loadout and if the ROE acknowledges the enemy's conversion of maternity wards into bomb component factories.

Law and Order Teacher said...

People like Ducky accuse conservatives of having an unbending world view. They continue to try to explain terrorism within the framework of history.

They conflate real or imagined slights felt by terrorists as somehow a justifiable or at least understandable, reason for killing. Killing is irrational behavior.

These terrorists are not rational thinkers. They don't need any reason to hate, their misappropriation of religion is fuel enough.

Until it gets through that these people do not need a reason to kill westerners, we will continue to have people trying to explain the unexplainable by blaming the wrong people.

A true terrorist is motivated by hatred so therefore, thinks outside the box of western thought, mores, and norms.

It doesn't matter that a real or imagined slight has occurred, there is no justification for killing innocent people. Emphasis on innocent.

The terrorists understand our morals do not allow us to indiscriminately murder people, therefore they hide their killing machines in neighborhoods because they realize they will enjoy some measure of protection.

That action takes a sophisticated understanding of western moral thought. Something we don't get.

BTW, Being willing to fight for something you believe in, as that Marine was in the story, is called courage. Something else some people don't get.

Z said...

Beamish..good one. that reality just doesn't seem to make a dent in people like Ducky.

L&0...I often say "There is no collateral damage with terrorists...collateral damage is THEIR GOAL, a HAPPY ACCIDENT to them..the more the better"

Leftwingers actually don't understand that because they're far too busy sticking up for them.....OR because it takes REAL REAL courage to fight that mindset and they just can't FATHOM of the reasons I believe Obama has quickly shaken hands and SPLIT the few times he's come in contact with our injured heroes...I honestly think he's thinking "WOW, they'd do THIS to themselves for WHAT?"
sad, but I very much believe that.

Anonymous said...

"Cowboys like that running around, no wonder Iran is going nuke."

Ducky, real men are threatening to wimps like you, aren't they?

The lesson here is, you call the bully's bluff. Of course you would run so fast the next guy would have to fight your fight.

Do us a favor, if you're ever in danger, call your congressman or your lawyer.

We'll be sure to say we knew ye well.


MK said...


Great story Z.