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2006-01-04 Home Front: WoT
USS Ronald Reagan Departs for First WestPac
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Posted by Frank G 2006-01-04 10:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6507 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Reminds me of the VDH article about his tour of an aircraft carrier during his stint with the Naval War College(??). Everyone else has problems operating these behemoths, and we have operated up to 12 of them. Heck, even when I'm playing world building strategy games like Civ II (not the most realistic, but certainly the most enjoyable, version of the lot), I always threw together a couple of carrier battle groups, and never failed to be impressed with the results I got using them.

I vaguely remember a statement by VDH that made me a fan of his, that goes something like this: "One of the first things the President asks when a crisis erupts is not where our allies stand, but 'Where are the carriers?'"

Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2006-01-04 11:15|| http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]">[http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]  2006-01-04 11:15|| Front Page Top

#2 The ultimate justice and payback for the 1979-1981 Hostage taking and holding:

When Reagan took the oath on January 20, 1981, Iran released the American hostages after 444 miserable days of national humilation (Thanks Jimma Chartur).

Now to complete the book, the USS Ronald Reagan hopefully will launch the first airstrikes on that barbaric Mullah-led government.
Posted by The Happy Fliegerabwehrkanonen 2006-01-04 12:24|| http://www.calderonswirbelwind.blogspot.com]">[http://www.calderonswirbelwind.blogspot.com]  2006-01-04 12:24|| Front Page Top

#3 Now to complete the book, the USS Ronald Reagan hopefully will launch the first airstrikes on that barbaric Mullah-led government.
Posted by: The Happy Fliegerabwehrkanonen 2006-01-04 12:24


Excellent scenario! Jimmy Carter, I hope you are watching.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-01-04 12:46||   2006-01-04 12:46|| Front Page Top

#4 "Sink one for the Gipper!"
Posted by Mike 2006-01-04 13:00||   2006-01-04 13:00|| Front Page Top

#5 Excellent scenario! Jimmy Carter, I hope you are watching.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-01-04 12:46

Gimme a High-Five, Besoeker and let's hope Jimma hangs around long enough to see the uSS Ronald Reagan redeem the USA!
Posted by The Happy Fliegerabwehrkanonen 2006-01-04 13:02|| http://www.calderonswirbelwind.blogspot.com]">[http://www.calderonswirbelwind.blogspot.com]  2006-01-04 13:02|| Front Page Top

#6 My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
Ronald Reagan, Said during a radio microphone test, 1984
Posted by Besoeker 2006-01-04 14:13||   2006-01-04 14:13|| Front Page Top

#7 Global Security's website, Where are the Carriers, hasn't been updated for quite a while. When I googled the CVs all last night, several didn't show very many listings. While I don't believe we will do anything in Iran, CVs are nice to have around but also have a long lead time. Hmmm.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-01-04 14:35||   2006-01-04 14:35|| Front Page Top

#8 Well, I hate to rain on everyone's parade, but Reagan made secret deals with the Iranians to not release the hostages until he was secure in the Presidency. Reagan was a great man, but he had feet of clay sometimes.
Posted by gromky">gromky  2006-01-04 16:00|| http://communistposters.com/]">[http://communistposters.com/]  2006-01-04 16:00|| Front Page Top

#9 secret deals, huh? Proof? Or confusing the arms for contras deal years later? I think so....nice slander, tho'
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-01-04 20:59||   2006-01-04 20:59|| Front Page Top

#10 secret deal, huh? Proof? Or confusing the arms for contras deal years later? I think so....nice slander, tho'
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-01-04 20:59||   2006-01-04 20:59|| Front Page Top

#11 Gromky
That has got to be among the most ridiculous things I have heard in a long time.
Posted by bigjim-ky 2006-01-04 21:42||   2006-01-04 21:42|| Front Page Top

#12 I agree so much I commented twice....D'oh!
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-01-04 21:48||   2006-01-04 21:48|| Front Page Top

#13 A myth Miniter missed!

Los Angeles Times; April 18, 1991
Written by Alexander Cockburn

The central premise, surely correct, is that back in the fall of 1980 an overriding fear of Ronald Reagan's campaign strategists was that President Jimmy Carter would win the release of U.S. hostages held in Iran in time to get them home before the November election and thus triumph in the polls.

Against this possilibity of an "October Surprise," so the theory goes, such Reagan operatives as the late William J. Casey, campaign boss and subsequent head of the CIA, held secret parleys with the Iranians in which a deal was hatched: The hostages would be held till after the election, and in return the new administration would send arms to Tehran
Posted by Ulotle Wholuse7269 2006-01-04 23:18||   2006-01-04 23:18|| Front Page Top

#14 uh huh.....was an Elvis on black velvet painting involved?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-01-04 23:30||   2006-01-04 23:30|| Front Page Top

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