posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:52 AM
Originally posted by MysterX
Originally posted by DerekJR321
Call me naive.. but WHO exactly would it be that would attack us in port???
This isn't the 1940's. Nothing is going to "sneak up on us". So who would it be? Russia? We would see them coming. China? Doubt it. Sadam maybe
comes back from the dead and attacks us with his ghostly wmd's?
I think those carriers are just as safe in port as they are in the Persian Gulf. And besides.. do you know how much it takes to run a carrier group??
If these jerk-offs can't even get the budget right, its no wonder they are sitting at port. Then again, is it possible they are cycling out crew??
Sabre rattling or not, North Korea just threatened to blow the USA away with nukes, only a few days ago.
I would have thought, even if the threat was being considered more of the same old NK nonsense, it would be prudent to come down on the side of
We never stop hearing about Terrorists, wouldn't the bulk of the US carrier fleet be a tempting target for these?
We never stop hearing about Iran either, i'd imagine if they are as bloodthirsty and maniacle as they'd been repeatedly painted over the years, they
might fancy a pop at a carrier or so.
The Chinese may decide to stage a preemptive missile strike, claim a missile test malfunction blah blah blah.
There's actually plenty of reasons to not put most of your eggs in one basket, however unlikely the threats might seem.
I completely agree about North Korea. I believe that is a country who has made DIRECT threats against us. Who apparently DOES have nuclear weapons,
and most certainly WOULD use them against us. But.. you don't hear much about us threatening them back do you?
Terrorism.. meh.. I don't think we need carrier groups to deal with terrorism. It boggles my mind when we drop a 2000lb GBU on a building to take out
2 or 3 hadji's hiding in a building. Do you know how much one GBU costs?!
Iran is about as much threat to us as Canada. They haven't threatened us. I seriously doubt they are building a nuke. And even if they were.. I
don't see them being stupid enough to attack us.
China at some point will be a problem for us. But not right now. They seem to be gearing up for a go at Japan anyway. Let those two fight it out.
Oh and just to add. The COST of operating JUST a Nimitz class carrier? $1.4 Million PER day. Every single launch from a carrier deck? $80,600. And on
average, a carrier does 18 launches and recoveries a day.
That's the cost of 1 carrier. We have 11 Carrier Battle Groups. So yeah.. it's a little pricey to run a battle group.