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2006-11-06 India-Pakistan
Pakistani AF officers tried to kill Musharraf
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Posted by lotp 2006-11-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6478 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Will they be join allen in hell soon?
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2006-11-06 00:02|| www.sockpuppetofdoom.com]">[www.sockpuppetofdoom.com]  2006-11-06 00:02|| Front Page Top

#2 They'll be singin' before they're swingin'. Wouldn't want to be any of those 50 conspirators right now, or their families.
Posted by Zenster">Zenster  2006-11-06 02:04||   2006-11-06 02:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Historically, air forces have been the major source of coups in third world countries. That is a major impetus behind the gelding of most air forces in Africa : if they don't have the ability to overthrow the government, they are tolerated. Of course, that tends to render them combat-ineffective against anything other than dirt farmers with bolt-action rifles.
Plus, the old Soviet command structure that most third worlders fob off on their militaries reduces that danger, by reducing any sort of freedom of movement for the air force.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2006-11-06 03:26||   2006-11-06 03:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Are the youngsters colonels or the equivalent? There seem to have been a lot of stories from insecure places of colonels getting feisty. I wonder why that is?
Posted by trailing wife 2006-11-06 07:12||   2006-11-06 07:12|| Front Page Top

#5 Generals are either implicated in the regime or figure they don't have a shot at power. Colonels are high enough to have troops that will follow them and junior enough to have ambitious plans for advancement.
Posted by lotp 2006-11-06 07:39||   2006-11-06 07:39|| Front Page Top

#6 no idea.
Posted by Moammar Qaddafi">Moammar Qaddafi  2006-11-06 07:40||   2006-11-06 07:40|| Front Page Top

#7 But, but...they're being tortured! Call Amnesia International! Notify the UN to form a committee to draft a memo!
Posted by Spot">Spot  2006-11-06 07:59||   2006-11-06 07:59|| Front Page Top

#8 Why didn't this guy just post at the 'burg that he needed some help?
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-11-06 09:18||   2006-11-06 09:18|| Front Page Top

#9 Air force colonels: Why do they hate us?
Posted by Flea 2006-11-06 09:31||   2006-11-06 09:31|| Front Page Top

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