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originally posted by: victor7
Candidly, I think Russians are only ahead in missiles technology and their population can live on much less resources than those in the west. In rest of the areas, they have some catching up to do.
You saving the Jews, have put the Jews into an enemy territory ... and everything you do, you make "the jews" to blame. You're always murdering millions ... for the poor Jews. And everybody, hates the Jews, as a result. Becaused they lost their loved ... all because of the Jews.
You didn't save anyone ... you made absolutely sure, that the Jews would be sent down to that desert nowhere land, and then turned every man, woman and child in it's neighbourhood into their enemy.
Those are plain facts.
You NEVER reveal something that changes things as radically as this system supposedly does unless you're engaged in an active shooting war, and you have a high value target in your sights. A single destroyer is nothing.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: grayghost
Because they didn't. A self protection system isn't going to put out enough power to knock out an entire Aegis system, and if there was a flaw this bad, it would have come out long before now, during one of the hundreds of times that Soviet/Russian planes did similar things to them.
A Russian Su-24 bomber buzzed the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea in early April, escalating the military standoff over Ukraine and outraging American officials.
Now Russian media claims that the Su-24 managed to jam Donald Cook’s Aegis air-defense system, which combines radars and long-range missiles. “The algorithm of the radar in the Aegis system on the destroyer did not load under the influence of jamming by the Su-24,” the Russian Radio Website reported.
It’s a bull# story.
How credible is this story? First off, how would Russian operators even know the destroyer’s Aegis had shut down? The Pentagon insisted shortly after the incident that Donald Cook was “more than capable of defending itself.”
And Russian Radio stated that after the alleged jamming, Donald Cook “rushed into a port in Romania.”
“There, all the 27 members of the crew filed a letter of resignation,” the Website claimed. “It seems that all 27 people have written that they are not going to risk their lives.”
Um, Donald Cook has a crew of around 280 people. There are no verifiable reports that any of the ship’s sailors resigned. That’s not the sort of thing that happens, well, ever in the U.S. Navy.
Besides, why would Russia would give the U.S. a chance to analyze its latest jamming system? Spoofing a solitary warship isn’t worth betraying an purported major leap in electronic-warfare capability.
Still, it’s not hard to see why Russian Radio would disseminate this propaganda. The site quotes a Russian political scientist saying the jamming of Donald Cook, along with a long string of U.S. missile defense failures, proves that America’s multi-billion-dollar missile defenses don’t work.
“The ground component of the [anti-ballistic missile] was tested in ideal conditions and showed a low efficiency,” said Pavel Zolotarev, deputy director of the Institute of USA and Canada, a Moscow think tank. “This fact is concealed by the Pentagon. The most modern component, the sea-based system Aegis, also showed its shortcomings in the present case.”
With Poland shopping for its own missile-interceptor system, the jamming story might be meant to discourage Russia’s nervous neighbors, as well as the U.S., from pursuing such defenses.