Object shot out of sky above Israeli nuclear plant, military says

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Object shot out of sky above Israeli nuclear plant, military saysBy the CNN Wire Staff
    December 16, 2010 3:16 p.m. EST

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    An unidentified flying object was shot down in the skies above Israel's Dimona nuclear plant, pictured here in 2004

    Jerusalem (CNN) -- The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

    The object appeared in a designated no-fly zone, the air force was scrambled and the object was shot down, the IDF said....

     
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    No one knows what it was? Did debris land anywhere?
     
  4. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    No debris field found... IDF says in the CNN article (and I kid you not): it could have been a party balloon.
     
  5. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    Wow. I wonder what it was. The Zachal doesn't fart around.
    Bang boom!
     
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    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    Now we all know that that is a bunch of bull.

    Tomorrow, I'm going to see what I can find out.
     
  7. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    Crazy, isn't it!?!?!

    I could accept a weather balloon possibility... a hot air balloon... but a party balloon? Maybe a grouping of party balloons tied together, I could understand... but just A party balloon? how odd. LoL
     
  8. Steely Dan

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    Wasn't there a recent sighting in NYC that turned out to be three Mylar balloons? I think they're jumping on that excuse because it was the first thing to come to mind.

    If they find debris, I wonder if they'll show us it.
     
  9. Linda7NJ

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    How about that pesky "swamp gas" ?
     
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    "that the object entered Israeli airspace from Jordan, from the southern Dead Sea. Although INN says that the object was "thought to be a balloon," they also report that the Israeli Air Force said "the balloon was unmanned and that this was verified before it was shot down."

    A balloon. Unmanned. Identified by the IDF. It seems straightforward."

    and

    The Israel National News article was posted at 4:34 p.m., which equates to 9:34 a.m. in the Eastern United States. CNN posted their article at 12:35 p.m., three hours after the story identifying the flying object had been published by INN. But CNN's article does not mention that the object had been "verified" as a balloon by the IDF.

    Same story, both told with an ambiguous title teaser. One leaving a lot of room for speculation. One providing an answer, which is saddled with the a question of believability (because when has a government been above obfuscation, misdirection, and outright lying in what they deem national interest?).

    In the end, it comes down to: Something was shot down over a Negev Desert nuclear power plant Thursday. It seems to have been a balloon, the debris of which has not as yet been located. What it was not was "unidentified." So, unless one is a distrustful conspiracy theorist or UFO researcher skeptical of any government explanation, Thursday's incident seems to be nothing more than an interesting aside on a slow news day.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6125190/israel_shoots_down_ufo_over_nuclear_pg2.html?cat=9
     
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    Unidentified has an alternate meaning here. Maybe more towards undisclosed? Seems to raise more questions than if they actually said undisclosed.
     
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    My bet? Someone was testing response/infiltration over the nuclear plant. We will not hear if it's a person, plane, or whatever else, because that would mean huge ramifications in the middle East. If it were Iran doing the testing, for example, there would be a fast "quashing" of the event, because no one wants a nuclear war in the ME at the moment - especially with the whole Korean penninsula ready to go up in flames.

    It was not a UFO, and it probably was not a balloon. But we will never know what it actually was...which, in this instance, is fine by me.

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
  13. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Do they have Taco Bells in Israel?

    Great thought.
     
  14. sassy_texasbelle2

    sassy_texasbelle2 Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit

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    I vas told, Chhhoney that vas no vedder balloon.

    I don't think the Isralies know what it actually was yet.
     
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    Yeah, but I kinda want to know the truth which will be hard to get.
     
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