Sunday, September 20, 2009

Can we Just Shoot Down Brzezinski's Plane?

Are you freaking kidding me? Brzezinski was interviewed by The Daily Beast (whatever that is) and was reported in The Weekly Standard. He said what?

DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in America’s worst interest?

Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?

DB: What if they fly over anyway?

Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.

My dad was an Air Force pilot. Here he is in 1957.

He's no longer around for me to ask him, but I can tell you what he'd do if given the lawful(?) order to shoot down an Israeli F-16. Might go something like this:
Controller: Payday 21, bandit is at your 12 o'clock high, 50 miles, IFF indicates Israeli F-16. Consider hostile; repeat: consider hostile.

Payday 21: Right...what's that pesky Jooo gonna do, raise the interest rate on my mortgage?

Controller: Payday 21, you are cleared missiles hot.

Payday 21: OK, what's up? Is there an Iranian bandit on his tail that you want me to shoot down? 'Cause I can do that, you know.

Controller: Ah, negative Payday 21. Your target is Israeli F-16.

Payday 21: Oh, I see. I get to be an ace today, is that it? Shoot down an Israeli F-16, a Saudi F-15, then a German Typhoon , a French Mirage F-1, then top it off with a British Tornado? Cool. Then afterwards you'll hold the court-martial on the airfield as soon as I land, right?

Controller: Payday 21, knock it off. Your target is Israeli F-16; you are ordered to engage and shoot down. Acknowledge.

Payday 21: Are you freaking kidding me?

Controller: Negative, Payday 21. Repeat: You are ordered to shoot down Israeli F-16. Acknowledge.

Payday 21: In your dreams, pal.

Controller: Payday 21, that's a DIRECT ORDER!

Payday 21: Give your order to the girl at McDonalds. I'm RTB. You come fly this puppy and shoot down one of our allies!!!
He'd then land at the closest friendly airfield, resign his commission, and come home. No one would dare arrest him.

Brzezinski: now there's a plane he'd shoot down.

H/T The Weekly Standard

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