January 7, 2016 at 8:16 pm #46543
I didn’t get to read the article you posted until now. I think some of the Navy’s ideas or the writer is off the mark. I’d except hundreds of drones attacking first off, and not small ineffective devices as weapons. Certainly some form of launched shaped charge that will penetrate decks and armor. Something like a TOW missile the operator controls. Systems will need to handle all that plus hypersonic missiles coming in coordinated attacks.
LOL, ya sure shoot up a net to catch them, that should do it. “Beem me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life on the planet”January 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm #46544
LOL, ya sure shoot up a net to catch them, that should do it.
I see you found what I was referring to when I said, “Some of the comments below the article are just plain stupid and represent low-information (and low IQ) readers.” Just think – they find each other and reproduce!January 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm #46545
Putin 2016 ………..at least you know what your getting up front .
We just saw an interview with Candy Carson yesterday. At this point, I think I’d take her over all of ‘em! What a delightful, articulate, well-educated, and intelligent lady. I think I’ll just get a bumper sticker made up that says, “Candy Carson for First Lady” and leave it at that.
Seriously, I’d only heard short 1-sentence, or at best 1-paragraph answers from her. She’s just sort of been in the background. But in the extended interview yesterday, my wife and I were really quite impressed with her. Between the two of them, their children must be easy Mensa candidates.
I looked up some background on her – she has a strong educational background, as well as business – on top of significant involvement in the arts (music). She’s done appearances on her own for her husband, not needing him to be there at her side. Very, very impressive. She also grew up in inner-city Detroit, and ended up at Yale (where she met her husband) and later Johns Hopkins (where she earned her MBA). Somehow I suspect she isn’t buying into the “poverty breeds anger, violence and lack of success” mantra.January 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm #46740
Back to the thread topic, WWIII may not be right at the corner, but pieces keep moving into place. Add to all the other cr@p forming quite “nicely” around the world, and with much “thanks” to Mz. Hillary and her SMEDP (Systematic Middle East Destabiliazation Project), we have the following two items of progression.
1. Egypt is in full paranoid mode. As 25 January approaches (anniversary of the protests that toppled Mubarak), people are being swept up left and right, detained, questioned,intimidated, sometimes jailed, etc. And the Ministry of Religious Endowments is putting out the word to mosques and imams all over Egypt that to disrupt stability is to commit a major crime in the eyes of God – in other words essentially, “Go with the flow, accept what we’ve got, by all means don’t protest Al Sisi and the government, or you’ll be considered an official sinner subject to State action.” That comes from a “suggested topics” piece titled, “”The Blessing of Safety and Security”
As the fifth anniversary of Jan. 25 protests that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule approaches, the toughest security crackdown in Egypt’s history is a clear sign that authorities are worried.
“There is a high level of paranoia on the part of the government. It is an inadvertent admission that there have been a number of failures,” said Timothy Kaldas, nonresident fellow with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.
Ahhhh…. Isn’t totalitarianism great?
2. Enter, stage (far) left, the new savior: China. Now we’ve got that same paranoid government completing a number of significant deals with their new pals, the Chinese. (Aren’t those the same guys that just concluded more “pal” deals with South Africa, as well as a few on our side of the world?) Highlights of an article include:
China signed investment and aid deals worth billions of dollars with Egypt during a visit by President Xi Jinping on Thursday and expressed support for Cairo’s efforts to maintain stability, which have included a tough crackdown on dissent.
Xi arrived in Egypt on Wednesday on the second leg of a Middle East tour that signals China’s push for greater influence in a region that provides vital oil supplies.
“China supports Egypt’s efforts to maintain stability, develop the economy and improve livelihoods, and supports Egypt to play an even greater role in international and regional affairs,” Xi said, according to China’s foreign ministry.
Heralding a new era of closer political and economic ties, officials from the two countries signed 21 deals at a ceremony in Cairo that could see China significantly ramp up investments in the most populous Arab country.
Egypt has largely relied on billions of dollars in aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to keep its economy afloat, but an oil price slump has raised doubts over whether the OPEC producers can maintain strong support.
Xi arrived in Egypt from Saudi Arabia and will head next to Iran.
While Xi was in Riyadh, China signalled its support for Yemen’s government, which is fighting an Iran-allied militia, and repeated a call for a peaceful settlement in Syria.
Oil? Who says it’s not about oil (and ultimately, money and power)?
While we’re at it, why don’t we just go ahead and align ourselves more closely with the prevailing power in the world by electing Bernie Sanders? I mean, what could be wrong with a self-proclaimed socialist who just happens to have suddenly chosen to run under the Democrat flag – who chose for his 1988 honeymoon Yaroslavl, USSR (which he made a sister city with Burlington, VT, where he was mayor at the time), actively supported Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua (which he visited in 1985, ALSO making Managua a sister city), and also visited Cuba in 1989, seeking a meeting with his pal, Fidel? Clearly he’s got international diplomacy down to an art, and could get along just fine with China and Russia, given their mutual philosophical roots. Plus, he could further enhance the fantastic progress with Cuba by Hussein Obama. Heck – with ol’ Bernie at the helm, we might not even NEED a WWIII – he could get it all done peacefully with his friends.January 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm #46743
An interesting premise. I thought his philosophy was more of the European model. Especially since that has worked out so well for Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal to name a few. China is certainly flexing it’s diplomatic muscle in some very interesting places. I wonder how long they will be able to sustain that as their economy falters. The Saudi’s have also become friends with Putin to offset Iran’s influence with him.
Are we going to see Muslim vs Muslim to settle their differences before they turn their attention to the rest of the world? Not sure how far they will carry the Shia vs Sunni battle.January 21, 2016 at 8:13 pm #46744
The world is in process of rejiggering who is aligned with who. Russia and China do not fear Obama which in combination with all of the other problems swirling about is allowing them to make certain moves.January 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm #46745
An interesting premise.
Oh, PLEASE be aware that the final paragraph above (about electing Bernie) is entirely sarcastic. This fundamental conservative (not whatever that term means these days!) would never suggest anything or anyone that ever identified with socialism or communism – unless they had resoundingly renounced it (like Dr. Thomas Sowell has done with his very early Marxism of 50-60 years ago). That paragraph was meant to be read as a sarcastic “give up” idea – as in, “Well gee! Why don’t we just get the far lefties of the world all working together, and we can all avoid “the BIG one.” No, I go back to the days of, “Better dead than red” (any brand of communist/Marxist). And I subscribe to that today.January 21, 2016 at 10:31 pm #46748
Unfortunately for you and I , all the “reds ” are here at home , and not abroad , that is where the REAL danger is .
I’ve been called an Isolationist , and i am one …………….for good reason .February 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm #47100
It’s fairly obvious N Korea put a nuke in orbit.
“North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbors and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.
The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea’s military said the rocket had put an object into orbit.”February 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm #47101
I’m with you on assuming they just put a nuke in orbit. My guess is that NK accelerated the launch out of fear that the US or Japan would shoot it down before it got out of range. That said, I am left wondering why we didn’t shoot it down. Its not like we didn’t know this was coming. NK barely has electricity let alone a need for satellites. I wonder if this is the first one or if the last satellite they launched which has an orbit that brings it over the center of the US also had a nuke in it. I haven’t seen what the orbit is for this new satellite. My guess is that it also goes over the center of the US.
This is a good time to test whatever we might have for anti-satellite weapons.February 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm #47102
MB, I am not sure O wants to take it down. An EMP attack would mean he can stay as a dictator for the rest of his life. He will have only 10% of the population to deal with. Not so bad for O.February 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm #47104
freedom, even a President can’t control when/where he and his family are when something like that happens. I’ve read that Air Force I is EMP-protected and no doubt various Federal/Military facilities are also EMP proof but he could well be somewhere else as can his family when it happened. Maybe they all have EMP proof vehicles nearby at all times, but even then they have to make their way out cities where the roads will be blocked. I also doubt all of his support & protection people are going to let their families die unattended just so they can protect him.February 8, 2016 at 12:35 am #47110
An EMP attack would mean he can stay as a dictator for the rest of his life. He will have only 10% of the population to deal with. Not so bad for O.
For Obama to want to be “in charge” of a wasteland with absolute chaos among those that didn’t die in the first 6-12 months (would depend on what time of year it occurred), is unthinkable. There’d be no communication, and thus the inability to issue orders to anyone that would extend much past pony-express routes (or with any greater speed). Obama needs to be in control of a large population to meet his ego-maniacal needs. Can you imagine what he would do if he couldn’t be in front of a TV camera to put his nose in the air, and do his theatrics, and threaten people, and show how powerful he is to the masses? He’d melt down without that, having now experienced it!February 8, 2016 at 1:32 am #47114
Yeah , I dont think ANY leader would last in that situation . Think of a world where its ” every man for himself ” , even the military , Mad Max , with pockets of semi stability . The King can only remain king , if he has the ability to pay off and make content , those that protect him . Which would be an impossibility . Historically , those at the top are the first to fall , usually in a violent way . Their bunker is their gilded coffin . GS is right , what is there to come up to ? Like after a Nuclear war , perhaps not as deadly to all life on earth , but near as bad . It is said that after a Nuclear war , cockroaches would be one of the few life forms to survive ………………perhaps O would make it after all ?February 8, 2016 at 1:51 am #47116
Since Obama seems to hate the US perhaps he would be proud of accomplishing the destruction the country. He could then move to his water front mansion in Dubai.
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