POSTED BY BILL
The quote below is from someone who wants to remain unidentified. It was sent out with a note from the president of the Air Force Association and represents part of a response to a question about a "no-fly zone" over Libya. Remember that SecDef Gates and others killed the F-22 by arguing the non-sequitur that it "hadn't been used in Iraq or Afghanistan" as if those operations represented all future military challenges to our country.
I am not advocating a "no-fly zone" or not in this post. I do know our President Obama is making us look weak by acting as if there is nothing we can do, while the Brits and Germans fly uninvited into Libya to rescue their citizens instead of chartering a ferry.
"the air defense system could not threaten the F-22. The Libyans have older systems. The network is integrated for a common radar picture. However, their aircraft are older -- mostly Mig 21s and Mig 23s with some light attack/trainers and some ground attack aircraft. The Surface to Air missiles are also older SA-2s, SA-3s (Viet Nam era) and about 50 SA-6s. The latter are lethal to almost all aircraft except for the F-22. "