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Libya Wants Defectors’ Jets Back

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Posted on Feb 24, 2011
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The Maltese foreign minister says that Libya has demanded the return of two Mirage jets that landed in Malta after their pilots refused to bomb protesters and chose instead to defect.

AFP via ABC News:

Libya has demanded that Malta return two Libyan fighter jets that landed there after their pilots refused to bomb protesters and defected, a Maltese foreign ministry spokesman said.

But Malta has not yet replied, he said, and declined to specify how the request was made.

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PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, February 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment

I wonder what a Mirage F-1 goes for now days?

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By SarcastiCanuck, February 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm Link to this comment
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Can I trade in my old AMC Gremlin on one of these babies?I hear chicks love fighter jets.Oh,and the George Bush flight suit that makes my package look huge.Yeah baby,pass the butter….Mission Accomplished.

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By rico, suave, February 25, 2011 at 9:18 am Link to this comment

Pat:

GREAT IDEA!

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By PatrickHenry, February 25, 2011 at 7:16 am Link to this comment

Maybe Malta is planning to sell these jets on E-Bay for some much needed foreign currancy.

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By Queenie, February 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm Link to this comment

Thanks Rico, I suspected that. My questions were simply rhetorical. I almost never read his/her posts but your “thank you” to him/her gave me the giggles and I just HAD to read the comment he/she made. Jezus.

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By rico, suave, February 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm Link to this comment

Queenie, Pat:

Come on. patriot10101 is a nut ball. None of his posts have any connection to any of the threads he posts to. He has a standard rant which he posts over and over and over…

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By PatrickHenry, February 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment

patriot10101

I live and work in Washington DC and I am here to tell you it does exist.

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By Queenie, February 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm Link to this comment

patriot10101 - two questions. Pardon my asking but,

What does your comment have to do with the two Libyan fighter pilots? I fail to see a connection.

What happened to JUSTICE in 1832? I am here to learn.

Thank you for your time.

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By rico, suave, February 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment

patriot:

Thanks for shortening up your post.

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