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Russian Warplanes Reportedly Strike TBS  
User currently offlineAddd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Russian media reports (quoting Georgian sources) that Russian warplanes conducted early morning raid on Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) as the conflict in South Ossetia continues. AFAIK, all civilian flights in and out of TBS have been suspended since yesterday.

I pray for the quickest end to this unfortunate and ultimately pointless conflict where both parties only stand to lose regardless of the military outcome.

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User currently offlineAddd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL768040420080810

Russia bombs Tbilisi airport, says official
Sat Aug 9, 2008 10:05pm EDT

TBILISI (Reuters) - Loud explosions rocked Georgia's capital early on Sunday, and a senior official said Russia had bombed Tbilisi's international airport.

"Russian jet fighters have dropped three bombs on Tbilisi's airport," Shota Utiashvili, the head of the Georgian Interior Ministry's information department, told Reuters.

Reuters correspondents working in Tbilisi heard the three loud bangs shortly after 0530 (0130 GMT).

(Reporting by Margarita Antidze; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Richard Balmforth)


User currently offlineIFlyATA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 238 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

Scary situation in that region, hopefully it can be resolved very soon.

Apparently Kutaisi Airport (KUT) has been bombed as well...



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User currently offlineAddd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

My guess would be that they destroyed the runway to prevent its use by Georgian air force - they did the same yesterday at two main Georgian military airfileds.

I recall Israelis doing exastly the same a couple of years ago at Beirut (BEY) - I wonder how long does it take to repair a modern runway after such strike?


User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4528 times:



Quoting Addd (Reply 1):
Russia bombs Tbilisi airport, says official
Sat Aug 9, 2008 10:05pm EDT

TBILISI (Reuters) - Loud explosions rocked Georgia's capital early on Sunday, and a senior official said Russia had bombed Tbilisi's international airport.

The linked Reuters article has been updated. It now says that a military airfield near the international airport has been hit by 3 bombs.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL768040420080810


User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8739 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

An interesting fact ois, that the Georgian government is promoting that airfield, which is close to TBS with an almost parallel runway as a cargo hub and future logistic centre.

Looks like these developments have just experienced a major setback.



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

This article in "Die Zeit" speaks about the attempt to destroy the runway of the Tiflis military airfield -but seemingly the Russian planes did not succeed.(as of yet..)


http://www.zeit.de/news/artikel/2008/08/10/2589963.xml



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2226 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4231 times:

The civilian airport has not been attacked and is operational though flights are understandably suspended.

What was bombed is a smaller military airfield very close to TBS, as discussed earlier in this thread.



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User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

If one looks at TBS's website, it does show some carriers still operating and the British Foreign Office has mentioned that British citizens should leave while some flights are still operating.

User currently offlineHanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Interestingly, Finnish Foreign Minister Stubb (in his capacity as Chairman in Office for the OSCE) and French Foreign Minister Kouchner (representing the EU Presidency) were slated to fly into TBS a few hours later. My information is that they arrived safely, but I wonder if the Russians were also sending a bit of a message to them?!


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User currently offlineFlynlr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

I wonder if Moscow would get annoyed if Georgia dropped a few bombs on its airports?


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Propaganda going full blast.

"Saakashvili said Russia has sent 20,000 troops and 500 tanks into Georgia. He said Russian warplanes were bombing roads and bridges, destroying radar systems and targeting Tbilisi's civilian airport. One Russian bombing raid struck the Tbilisi airport area only a half-hour before the EU envoys arrived, he said."

Quoting Addd (Reply 1):
a senior official said Russia had bombed Tbilisi's international airport.

"Russian jet fighters have dropped three bombs on Tbilisi's airport," Shota Utiashvili, the head of the Georgian Interior Ministry's information department, told Reuters.



Quoting Addd (Reply 3):
hey destroyed the runway to prevent its use by Georgian air force




There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

More propaganda?

Russians move 2 SS-21 Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launchers into South Ossetia
...
However, this move does indicate Russia is potentially upping the game from a conventional weapons war to a tactical nuclear weapons war. Gardiner notes that at a news conference on Sunday, the US Deputy National Security advisor has noted these weapons arriving in South Ossetia.

http://freeandindependent.wordpress....sile-launchers-into-south-ossetia/

Specs:

SS-21 A
Country: Russian Federation
Alternate Name: Scarab A, OTR-21, Tochka
Class: SRBM
Basing: Road mobile
Length: 6.40 m
Diameter: 0.65 m
Launch Weight: 2000 kg
Payload: Single warhead, 482 kg
Warhead: Nuclear 10 or 100 kT, HE, chemical
Propulsion: Single-state solid
Range: 70 km
Status: Operational
In Service: 1976

 bomb 



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2414 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 12):
Russians move 2 SS-21 Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launchers into South Ossetia

They've been on the border for 3 or 4 days.


LY744.



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