Originally posted by weirdo
Its relevant because it proves my point that you don`t have to be large to be superior.It shows that at that time in History Britain was forward
thinking in that area.We had a unit that had been training long before it was required.Sure it`s not exactly relevant to aircraft carriers but just
because America thinks it needs a large Naval Force dosn`t mean it`s right.
Also didn`t some little boat succesfully attack one of your ships when in dock in Sommlia?
[edit on 12-6-2004 by weirdo]
God you're more stupid than I thought.
First...Britain has NEVER been ahead of the game. It has always relied on SUPERIOR NUMBERS to over-come its enemies.
In the War of 1812, the British lost every Naval engagement to the American fleets of a whopping 6 vessels. 600 vs. 6 you do the math.
In the War against France, the French Men-of-War still had more guns to a ship.
In the end of the 1800s, America sailed its Great White fleet around...showing just how worthless every other ship in the world was at that time.
In World War I, the German Navy albiet 1/4th the size of the British still were able to match them gun for gun.
In World War 2, the British did not have special forces, unlike the Germans who had the Brandenburgers. (Equivalent would be say US Navy Seals). The
Britts had to create on the spot the "commandoes" named after rebel militias in the Boer Wars...who kicked the Britts ass. (A bunch of native
colonials kicking the Britt's ass who would have thunk it? :@@
Today you are making a whopping 2 new Carriers? And retiring the other 3?
Ok...well huh...America has more than 10 active super carriers (carrying more than 60+ aircraft).
And is building 4 more.
And when the last is built the Constellation...an oil-powered Kitty-hawk class carrier will be retired to a training vessel.
Sure we had the Cole incident...but this only goes to show your ignorance 10 fold.
You see, if that Aegis class ship were in a war-time situation, nothing of that sort would have gotten close to it. The terrorists took advantage of
the fact that we were not going to blow-up fishing boats floating by in what was thought a friendly harbor.
However you don't see any more such incidents now do you...and it wasn't Somalia...
You are too nationalistic...it's like watching a pacific islander proclaiming himself emperor of the world.
Britain was too weak to want to maintain its control on the world, so now we are the rulers. And even now you're seemingly unwilling to do anything
about it, which is equally good for us.