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Originally posted by orangetom1999
What doe it mean when you see paintings of Napolean Bonaparte with his hand inside his tunic. Same thing with Civil War Officers with their hand in their tunic as is so many surviving photos?? Ever notice that
EarthCitizen07?? Once you do you will spot it more often..much more often.
Some of the most interesting things about history happen to be missing from most textbooks.
Orangetomedit on 14-1-2012 by orangetom1999 because: (no reason given)
Great post. It seems pretty obvious that placing the hand concealed behind the garter is so the actor can flash their gang sign, covertly.
In 1987, an Iraqi jet fired a missile at the Stark, killing 37 U.S. sailors on board. It is the only successful anti-ship missile attack on a U.S. Navy warship.
Originally posted by The X
Iran, a rich nation with money to burn, a good relationship witht the second most advanced nation on the planet.
The strait of hormuz, iran understands that this is their backdoor and it needs to be defended.
Iran has spent untold amounts of money preparing a customised defence of this stretch of water.
If this was a real time strategy game the defender has gone "Turtle" in this location.
Anytime the iranians choose to close the strait, they will and there is not a damn thing anyone can do about it.
The strait contains custom built diesel/electric sonar evasive submarines that have the same rubber hull coating the chinese have on their submersibles.
The outer defence marker can be reached by supersonic "Sunburn" missiles in around 25 seconds from launch.
As soon as the americans decide to attack, unless attacks are made in the minutes before hand on the sunburn installations, america will suffer many casualties and losses.
Originally posted by seagull
When you are outgunned to the extent Iran is, there is no shame in saying "We'll do this another day...".
Originally posted by BrutalDictator
Two words: EMP
Bullsh## Iran has be fighting a proxy war ever since they took the US Embassy in 79
They can't counter western military forces so they resorted to world wide guerilla tactics in order to expel western influence from the middle east.