posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:01 PM
Its amazing how fast these threads develop, I started reading 30 minutes ago and just got to the end. Some pretty interesting post covered twice:
Just because the carrier is there doesnt mean war, see evacualtion and no fly zone. Agree, too many conclusions, carrier group in the Med doesnt mean
Next we had the old Russia vs. USA numbnut from Russia wishing for chemical warfare so they could run the world based on methane.
And my favourite was how America was a weaning military machine and how Afghanistan and Iraq were failures and I wanted to say I applaud the comment
of these being political wars where the militaries hands were tied.
Rumsfield tried to do Iraq on the cheap, they tried to use marines to do an army job, they tried to use Special Forces to do a regular job in
irregular warfare, and it wasnt a war, it was regime change where the enemy faded but the US had to stay behind, put them in a conventional war where
they attack you and you will see how quickly the Apache Hellfire combo would wipe out anything in the open.
I also would applaud the comment who mentioned that the recent global military activity with America and the Allies has a global supply chain
unmatched. I read of the evacuation in Africa done by the marines, I think it was an SAS guy who ended up evacuated with the British Embassy from that
diamond state who was writing how he defended the uk embassy (i forget) he said they all evacuated to this US aircraft carrier, all the Brits Expats
and the Americans and probably europeans too and they all had their own suites onboard the carrier and it was like a luxuary cruise ship! They are
designed for this kind of mission, but he also mentioned the US supply chain, oil tankers/fuel tankers, supplies, a logistic expertise as good if not
better than many commercial ones, in any time at any place America can fight a war and probably be more supplied than the nation they are fighting.
Look at Libya too, UK and French jets attacking Libya, UK flying from Italy, bases all over the world, Russia couldnt support Syria, they can barely
support themselves, how would they fuel their tanks, where would they fly their aircraft from? They have one way in and out whereas Allies have access
from all sides.
But, just sabre rattling and a good old read! America doesnt need to invade Syria because the Arab league has turned on them, the people have turned
on them, already many military are turning, it will be just like Libya and the US wont fly jets there, it will be the Arabs or the Europeans.