Wednesday, March 28, 2007

war gaming

* AP:
"American warplanes screamed off two aircraft carriers Tuesday as the U.S. Navy staged its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, launching a mammoth exercise meant as a message to the Iranians.

The maneuvers with 15 warships and more than 100 aircraft were sure to heighten tensions with Iran, which has frequently condemned the U.S. military presence off its coast and is in a faceoff with the West over its nuclear program and its capture of a British naval team.

While they would not say when the war games were planned, U.S. commanders insisted the exercises were not a direct response to Friday's seizure of the 15 British sailors and marines, but they also made clear that the flexing of the Navy's military might was intended as a warning.
The war games involve more than 10,000 U.S. personnel mounting simulated attacks on enemy aircraft and ships, while hunting submarines and looking for mines."
games are fun.


steven andresen said...

How much does this gaming involving that many planes and ships cost? Is there some point at which the cost is prohibitive?

Or, are we completely bottomless pockets?

«—U®Anu§—» said...

In spite of the noise and commotion, Russ Wellen says the Iranians are unconcerned, or at least doing their best to ignore Bush's carnival. They are as uninformed about Bush as we are about all things Iranian; unfortunately, they don't comprehend the Bush extermination policy.

It occurs to me lately that if either side of the aisle had even a few people who knew how to fight, we'd either (a) have never gone to war in the Middle East, (b) been out of it within a few weeks, or (c) Bush, Cheney and Pals would have been dragged away in chains a long, long time ago. But, people don't know how to fight these days, and most people never get into even one in their whole lives, so in this situation you get (d) none of the above.