British flagged tanker reportedly seized by Iran

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by vote Republican, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. fastbolt

    fastbolt

    Messages:
    22,076
    Likes Received:
    20,202
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Location:
    CA Central Coast
    tuica likes this.
  2. BigBluefish

    BigBluefish

    Messages:
    3,469
    Likes Received:
    7,165
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Location:
    USA
    Should we be expecting terrorism and/or sabotage of refineries in the US as Iran's next move? Wouldn't surprise me.
     
    Robert Cohen likes this.

  3. GcB

    GcB Can't type, don't spell, what's grammar.

    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    1,630
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Location:
    South Central......VT
    Seems like two guys with a couple cheap RPG’s could have put a quick end to the helicopter and those speed boats weren’t going to succeed with a PIT maneuver on the tanker
     
    Bish1309 likes this.
  4. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    55,886
    Likes Received:
    39,535
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Good thinking - instead of just calling the Iranians to apologize, they could send those ships over with a written apology for being white imperialist. That should be much more effective.
     
    Bish1309 and tuica like this.
  5. vote Republican

    vote Republican White and nerdy Moderator

    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    3,478
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Location:
    OAF Mecca, MD
    Yes, they are one of our most important allies and a NATO member, and hurting Iran is aligned with our interests. But we need to make sure they are on board - convince more of Europe to join in on sanctions, as well as commit more of their own military.
     
  6. AndyK

    AndyK

    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    190
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Iran has a buttload of chinese silkworm missles all along the coast. They are the navies biggest fear. Not all smaller ships can defend against them and it's to small for a carrier group to operate in the the gulf.
     
  7. ModGlock17

    ModGlock17

    Messages:
    9,239
    Likes Received:
    8,889
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    DisneyWorld
    Fire a silkworm, and they're finished in about 12 hrs !!!
    They may be irrational, but smart in a primal way.

    Go Ahead, Make My Day!

    What I don't get, is why aren't the tankers escorted, given the climate of words.
     
  8. AndyK

    AndyK

    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    190
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Britain just built a brand new carrier from which they will launch F-35s.
     
    DonGlock26 likes this.
  9. AndyK

    AndyK

    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    190
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    While I agree trump would go all in, congress doesn't have the balls to fund a real shooting war. Nor will we stomach killing civilians like we did in WWII.
     
  10. ModGlock17

    ModGlock17

    Messages:
    9,239
    Likes Received:
    8,889
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    DisneyWorld
    You're assuming some versions of war that wouldn't occur in this modern world.

    For starter, I'd destroy all military bases and naval installations along the gulf with surgical strikes. I'd bunker buster bomb all nuclear research facilities. That will set them back a few years. Do all that with drones and cruise missiles. Obliterate their air force.
     
    DonGlock26 likes this.
  11. ThomasM4

    ThomasM4

    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    516
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    1 aircraft carrier more than likely will be a white whale I dont see them putting it in harm's way.
     
  12. DonGlock26

    DonGlock26

    Messages:
    63,338
    Likes Received:
    39,295
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2001
    This.

    If you have a troublesome crocodile, simply pull its teeth out one by one.

    I think the biggest concern is that Iran will attack Israel with their Muslim terrorist proxies in Lebanon or use surface to surface missiles. Also, the Russians and Chinese will get to learn a bit more about our war fighting capabilities.

    The Gulf Oil States should be brought on board as Iran is a threat to their wealth as well.
     
  13. DonGlock26

    DonGlock26

    Messages:
    63,338
    Likes Received:
    39,295
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2001
    It's worth a try.
     
  14. ModGlock17

    ModGlock17

    Messages:
    9,239
    Likes Received:
    8,889
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    DisneyWorld
    An hour before dusk, when the sun is getting low in the horizon, send in waves of Cruise missiles,
    targeting all radar installations. They must first be blinded.

    Then ships start to fire their 18" guns into naval bases. By 10pm local time, there should not be any operating naval bases.

    Any aircraft managed to take off must be shot down by F22 with air to air, from 20 miles away.

    Then we use bunker busters, on all bases including Air Force facilities and roads leading to naval bases. Crater all airport runways. Sink all boats. Every naval base gets one MOAB.

    Bust all roads leading to oil wells and refinery installations. This will kill their income.

    Drop land mines in areas surrounding facilities. We're not sending our people in there at all.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
    Bish1309 likes this.
  15. Tommy Gunz

    Tommy Gunz

    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    326
    Joined:
    May 4, 2017
    Location:
    Barnegat Bay
    I think Isreal will be given the "Green Light" shortly.
    Eating Popcorn.jpg
     
  16. vote Republican

    vote Republican White and nerdy Moderator

    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    3,478
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Location:
    OAF Mecca, MD
    18” guns? Are we raising the Yamato from the bottom of the Pacific?
     
  17. ModGlock17

    ModGlock17

    Messages:
    9,239
    Likes Received:
    8,889
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    DisneyWorld
    Size doesn't matter. It's about performance.

    Just pound 'me with available guns.
    Then MOAB each base.
     
  18. vote Republican

    vote Republican White and nerdy Moderator

    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    3,478
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Location:
    OAF Mecca, MD
    Well, it was oddly specific. Maybe we could send a column of Sherman tanks into Tehran?

    Navy doesn’t have any more big guns. Lots of cruise missiles though. US ships had 16” guns but I think all the BBs are mothballed.
     
  19. ModGlock17

    ModGlock17

    Messages:
    9,239
    Likes Received:
    8,889
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    DisneyWorld
    Ok. Let me spell it out for ya.

    We're not interested in taking over their country.
    We just want to decimate their capabilities, and rebuilding capability.

    There's not going to be a war. A war takes participation from the other side. They won't get to participate. Comes sunrise, it is done.
     
  20. ThomasM4

    ThomasM4

    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    516
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    What should we do if any of our pilots go down?