posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:51 AM
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Well OP i think you are correct....
..logic dictates that a Carrier group is no match for a whole national armory.
Iran will use its large arsenal of missiles to overwhelm any defensive systems, together with torpedo's from subs and fast attack boats.
The Stennis Carrier group may very well be able to stop..10..20..missiles, but it won't be able to cope with hundreds of missiles coming its way
simultaneously, it's just a ridiculous proposition by people with more pride and arrogance than intelligence.
History shows us that technology is not the decisive factor in warfare, the ability to rapidly mobilize forces and to keep them stocked is far more
crucial, logistically the US Carrier group is already sunk, they may be able to fight for 24 hrs but after that they will need to resupply whereas
Iran can keep firing all day, all week.
A Carrier group against a nation like Iran...no contest, Iran wins.
It would not be the first time strategic planners were willing to make a sacrifice for a larger goal, they KNOW the carrier group will be destroyed,
they KNOW Iran will destroy Saudi Oil Refineries and Pipelines, they think they KNOW what a $500 per barrel of Oil world will look like.