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#1 Perhaps the Abraham Lincoln should deploy some SH-60 Seahawk's in an anti-ship configuration to shadow the Iranian patrol boats.
Of course, having a B1B do a full engine climb from near sea level over those self same boats might also have the desired affect...
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2012-02-15 00:22||
#2 As long as US-NATO Warships stay offshore + no ground invasion takes place, Iran feels it can survive any International Sanctions levied agz it + still get its Nukes [2012/13-2015].
However, any Israeli attack on Iran may cause Iran BFF? Russia to push for closure of the NDN supply routes into Afghanistan, which the US-NATO use for the majority of their supplies ever since Pakistan formally closed off its domestic land routes. IFF IT DOES OCCUR + THE NDN STAYS CLOSED FOR YEARS, IT WILL PREVENT THE US = US-NATO FROM SUPPORTING POST-2014 AFGHANISTAN, ESPEC IFF BALUCHISTAN STAYS DIVIDED BETWEEN SOVEREIGN IRAN + PAKISTAN. The US-NATO will have to resort to cost-prohibitive Air Delivery, as opposed to the current cheap Land Routes.
* WORLD NEWS > ISRAELI MINISTER: IRAN WANTS TO BE A [major = global] SUPERPOWER WID NUCLEAR BOMBS.
Plus that whole "revive the great Persian Empire" thingy.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-15 00:31||
#3 Why do I think that individuals on those boats may well develop "cluster leukemia" from radiation exposure?
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-15 09:43||
#4 CIWS armed?
Posted by mojo 2012-02-15 11:01||
#5 Mike, pretty sure I read somewhere they did have helos shadowing the 'shadows'
Posted by Hellfish 2012-02-15 12:05||
#6 Aircraft carriers never travel alone . There are surface (and often subsurface assets nearby.
Posted by RamblerInVirginia 2012-02-15 20:41||
#7 We're sweating this one out here in our den and have broken open our MRE/Sterno/stick matches module from the doomsday crate in the garage. We place our faith in Him, our Pharaoh and teleprompter prophesy interpreter. Pharaoh say, Newport cigs will soon be liberally distributed across this great country of His. Stand-by for Blessings...
Posted by Chesh Squank6666 2012-02-15 23:08||