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  •  my god (0+ / 0-)

    you miss this entire debate, yes, actually the fleet would have to escort the tankers through.

    Bad is never good until worse happens

    by dark daze on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 12:59:49 PM PST

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    •  Some ship *might* have to be the escort (0+ / 0-)

      It would not have to be the carrier battle group. More likely a frigate. All you're doing is keeping away small craft. Air cover might suffice.

      Do you not understand that in the event of open war the entire Iranian air defense system is gone in the first 15 minutes? And after that US jets blast anything in the littoral that looks vaguely threatening? There won't be fishermen out on the water because the area will be a declared war zone.

      The missiles can't be fired without targeting. Any radar that lights up ceases to exist within minutes.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 01:06:49 PM PST

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      •  you dont get it (0+ / 0-)

        you really think its a video game , where it takes just a few minutes to destroy everything? please?  how many planes you think we have in the air at the time?  

        Its not nearly as easy as you think, but then again, what do I know, my family only has two Lt Commanders over there.

        Its amazing how little people actually understand war.

        If open war is declared, EVERYONE loses, including US.

        Bad is never good until worse happens

        by dark daze on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 07:48:37 AM PST

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      •  fyi (0+ / 0-)

        if Iran has the s-300 the whole air defense game has changed.

        Its amazing how so many americans think we are the only ones with advanced weapons.  

        Bad is never good until worse happens

        by dark daze on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 08:13:37 AM PST

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