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Obama's 'Drive-By' War in Iraq
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:58:57 PM »

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Re: Obama's 'Drive-By' War in Iraq
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 04:21:31 PM »
There's an old Navy SEAL maxim that goes "Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber round".

What that means is, when it is time to go into action, you don't just go piss on the other guy's shoe, you go in and kick his ass just as hard as you possibly can.  Obama has not even begun to tax the ammunition stores of the USS Bush in the Persian Gulf.  But even as powerful as a Nimitz carrier is, you cannot operate one around the clock nonstop.  When we were actually fighting a carrier war in the Persian Gulf, we had three that rotated every 24 hours.  #1 Deck is the ready deck.  #2 is standby and is replenishing.  #3 just came off ready status and is in maintenance and pilot rest stand-down but on a longer alert time none the less.  Every morning you rotate decks in order to provide seamless air cover for forces ashore.

The problem we have is that Obama has worked diligently to disassemble all of the military support we so laboriously constructed and we simply do not have the forces now that we had during both Gulf Wars.  Not to mention things are intolerably more dangerous in the whole area, which makes putting a single Nimitz deck in the Gulf that much more dangerous.  I really worry about one of our Hornets getting shot down in Indian country.  We don't have the means in place for deep SAR either.

I worry about the Junior G-Men who are running this op with only Obama's political future in mind, not to mention we have Chucky Hagel and all his flunkies running the Pentagon, and John Fing Kerry making an absolute ass of himself no matter where he goes.  Dangerous time to have so many incompetents running things....


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Re: Obama's 'Drive-By' War in Iraq
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 04:48:35 PM »
There's an old Navy SEAL maxim that goes "Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber round".

What that means is, when it is time to go into action, you don't just go piss on the other guy's shoe, you go in and kick his ass just as hard as you possibly can.  Obama has not even begun to tax the ammunition stores of the USS Bush in the Persian Gulf.  But even as powerful as a Nimitz carrier is, you cannot operate one around the clock nonstop.  When we were actually fighting a carrier war in the Persian Gulf, we had three that rotated every 24 hours.  #1 Deck is the ready deck.  #2 is standby and is replenishing.  #3 just came off ready status and is in maintenance and pilot rest stand-down but on a longer alert time none the less.  Every morning you rotate decks in order to provide seamless air cover for forces ashore.

The problem we have is that Obama has worked diligently to disassemble all of the military support we so laboriously constructed and we simply do not have the forces now that we had during both Gulf Wars.  Not to mention things are intolerably more dangerous in the whole area, which makes putting a single Nimitz deck in the Gulf that much more dangerous.  I really worry about one of our Hornets getting shot down in Indian country.  We don't have the means in place for deep SAR either.

I worry about the Junior G-Men who are running this op with only Obama's political future in mind, not to mention we have Chucky Hagel and all his flunkies running the Pentagon, and John Fing Kerry making an absolute ass of himself no matter where he goes.  Dangerous time to have so many incompetents running things....

And the time has become significantly more dangerous BECAUSE we have so many incompetents running things.....   **nononono*
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Re: Obama's 'Drive-By' War in Iraq
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 10:41:23 PM »
We don't have the means in place for deep SAR either.

We got your back there. That is all I can say. Though you know full well it'll be looking for his head and fetching back his body, should a pilot have to eject.
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