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Message to Iran: US Navy will shoot to kill

Mike1116 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 1:05 AM
Re: Persian Gulf naval incident: I hope it is SOP that when the guns are readied to fire, that someone is filming and recording the whole thing, including loudspeaker and radio traffic.. This could be automated cheaply, but defense contractors would surely charge a fortune. For warnig purposes, they could use lasers in the eyes of the approaching boat operators (about $30 from radio Shack) If this is ignored, stronger lasers could blind them. It is more humane than shelling them as a next step. Come to think of it, it would not be a bad idea to have a "black box" that keeps a record of the last few hours of all operational and situational data.
Alice153 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 4:03 PM
I surely want to be humane when whole terrorist cells are testing out our willingness to protect ourselves. I suppose if the smaller vessel had been armed with bombs and had sunk the US ship, you would be cheering.
Robert474 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 12:05 PM
And then we would be fighting a restrictive war jus like Vietnam and look what that got us.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 3:32 PM
Uh,WRT piracy,we ALREADY are "fighting a war".
However,in both Vietnam and the piracy war,we are putting the restrictions on ourselves,to our own detriment.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 11:41 AM
I've suggested blinding lasers for anti-hijacking measures in the African/ME area,then civilians ships could defend against heavily armed hijackers without the problems of nations not allowing armed civilian ships in their ports or waters.
blinding the RPG and heavy machine gun crews and the pilot means they could not aim their weapons,nor navigate their ship,and thus would be ineffective. They could be easily evaded.

and for the pantywaists,it doesn't kill anybody.... they could be picked up by other ships,or simply left to get ashore or die on their own,as Allah wills it.
Alice153 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 4:04 PM
Don't you know the liberals would soon be complaining that the lasers were cruel and unusual and tatamount to torture and we would not be allowed to use them.

North Korea: In a two-step process, General Hyon Yong-chol was promoted to the rank of Vice Marshal on 17 July and might be appointed to the position of Chief of the General Staff, replacing Vice Marshal Ri. However, the new Chief has not been announced.

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