Originally posted by Chance321
reply to post by OldCorp
Anybody else get a chill reading this part?
U.S.S. George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) which is currently steaming the waters off of Syria in anticipation of the imminent declaration of a no-fly zone designed to cripple the military of Bashar al-Assad's Baathist regime.
Out of all the ships obama could've sent there it's this one? Seems like obamas got it in for any Bush.
Normally I'd say it's just Russia sabor rattling, if we had a President, Russia would back down with a lot of grumbling for show, but since were stuck with obama, I think things could get ugly and we may just wind up with a bloody nose or worse.
You didn't expect him to send the USS Barack Hussein Obama did you?
Actually I did see the irony in that - another Bush waging war in the Middle East. I thought we were done with that - and if this weren't a serious story I would have engaged in extreme sarcasm as shown above.
Originally posted by RSF77
I don't think Syria has the ability to fire these missiles beyond a short distance, relatively speaking, when you consider the range a US Carrier group engages its targets at.
They can hit Israeli missile corvettes though fairly easily with these.
You are absolutely right. From what I have learned, Syria does not have the radar capability to target anything over the horizon, so the effective range of the missiles is probably cut by half.
The Israelis are rightfully concerned, because Assad can, has, and will give advanced weaponry to Hezbollah to target Israel. There is an Arab saying: "We will burn it all down," and once Assad realizes he really is toast, he may very well decide to go out in a blaze of glory rather than suffer the fate of Gadaffi.
So far in this thread, I've posted nothing but facts that can be verified by a 5-year-old with a laptop. Now I'm going to post some conjecture (to some, future history to me and other awake Christians.) This is a Biblical prophecy concerning Syria from Isaiah 17: 1-3.
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
Damascus, one of the oldest cities in the world, has never been a "ruinous heap," so there is no denying that if it is accurate (and I believe it will come to pass) it is referring to future events. Iran doesn't have to target Israel with nukes to kick off a regional bloodbath; If Syria and Iran unleash their terrorist proxies of Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hezbollah and start firing missiles into Israel, don't be a bit surprised if Damascus is the first target of an Israeli nuclear weapon.
The prophet Zechariah even describes the effects of a nuclear blast pretty well for a Bronze Age cave-dweller:
Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
Some of you will call me a religious nutter. That's ok, I forgive you in advance. But I truly believe that we are witnessing a 3,500 year old prophecy unfold before our very eyes. If Damascus burns, remember you heard it here before it happened.