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(Telegraph)   An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 55
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2012-09-16 12:25:47 AM
8 votes:

gopher321: Somebody still uses battleships?


imageshack.us

/quick and dirty
//the joys of MS paint
2012-09-15 11:48:09 PM
6 votes:

ArkAngel: So what will the name of the next war be?

Desert ________ ?


Topping.
2012-09-15 11:38:39 PM
6 votes:

gopher321: Somebody still uses battleships?


Real men do.

24.media.tumblr.com
2012-09-15 11:30:49 PM
4 votes:
what's armada with u
2012-09-15 11:57:58 PM
3 votes:

wantingout: the_chief: Mohammed was Jewish.

and jesus was a roman. what's your point?


Is this a false facts thread?

The Star Wars Holiday Special is the greatest film of all time
2012-09-15 11:55:05 PM
3 votes:

TomFooolery: Apparently any warship that's not a carrier is considered a battleship now. From TFA: 12 battleships, including ballistic missile cruisers, frigates, destroyers and assault ships


John Kerry commanded a battleship during Vietnam.
2012-09-15 11:37:42 PM
3 votes:
In an Iranian Video Games arena there is some kid playing pac-man, space invaders, breakout, and

i.imgur.com

That kid is about to become an Iranian hero.
2012-09-15 11:34:19 PM
3 votes:
jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com
2012-09-15 11:25:57 PM
3 votes:

ArkAngel: So what will the name of the next war be?

Desert Buttfark ?

2012-09-16 01:02:12 AM
2 votes:
Relax, it's just Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuck.
2012-09-16 12:16:33 AM
2 votes:

JerkyMeat: Because sucking israeli dick is what the U.S. does best.




xtupload.com 
2012-09-15 11:52:15 PM
2 votes:

Ehh: vygramul: And WTF is a "ballistic missile cruiser"?

Ask your mom?

/Sorry, nothin' personal, this is Fark, etc.


It's disgraceful that your first reaction after implying you slept with someone's mom is to apologize. You commie pinko unamerican bastard.
2012-09-16 08:25:08 PM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: It's not that I don't like you, Whidbey, I just think your pseudo-religious political devotion has you perpetually befuddled, is all.


Not that I'm defending your position, but that's not the problem with Whidbey. The problem is he's terribly thin skinned. And baked out of his farking mind.
2012-09-16 07:26:40 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-16 03:19:44 PM
1 votes:

tzzhc4: yelmrog: Why don't we take all the Jews out of Israel and relocate them to Florida with the rest? Totally seems like a win-win. I mean, we put them back there (the middle east) in the first place, we can take'em back out, right?

Look up what the Zionists are. Basically there is a large portion of the US population that thinks the Jews have to occupy Israel in order for Jesus to return. This is why some many in the GOP freak out when politicians don't support Israel as they see it being tantamount to not supporting Jesus.



And why should we "support Jesus"?

Tell him to get a job.
2012-09-16 12:46:47 PM
1 votes:

intelligent comment below: nekulor: Modern Zionism is like dominionism for Jews. It's thankfully more specific and limited to one very small region of the planet, but it still sucks.


Feel free to link me to a citation showing it's "like" it in any way.


Let's do the math, shall we:

Crazed religious fundamentalists seeking to validate a very narrow definition of a specific thing from their holy book of choice? check.

Heavily embedded sentiments against another religion(s) in the region? Check.

Some pretty tough mental gymnastics to begin qualifying the outgroups (in this case, Palestinians and arabs) as inferior? Check.

An incredibly conservative core group that is pushing for more power within legitimate power structures in their home nation? Check.


All the hardcore modern zionists are missing is a healthy dose of misogyny and they're on the right track to be able to swap stories with Huckabee et. al.
2012-09-16 12:26:47 PM
1 votes:

Kittypie070: Mutilated Baby Penis would be an atrocious name for a band and I would throw Molotov cocktails at their concerts.


Everybody throws Molotov cocktails at Mutilated Baby Penis concerts, poser.
2012-09-16 11:42:08 AM
1 votes:

FlippityFlap: "Freschel


2012-09-16 01:50:06 AM
It's been over 200 comments and still no Tatsume."


I think he got evicted last week.


He's partying in the Rabbis Need Permission Slips to Suck the Blood Out of Mutilated Baby Penis thread.
2012-09-16 11:05:19 AM
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: vygramul: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: vygramul: And WTF is a "ballistic missile cruiser"?


Google is your friend

Google doesn't seem to think such a thing exists either.

You know, I gotta say you're right. There are guided missile cruisers, and ballistic-missile-defense cruisers, but AFAIK no ballistic missile cruiser.

Good catch.


We keep our ballistic missiles in the submarine fleet for good reason, skimmers can't be trusted with such things.
2012-09-16 10:30:58 AM
1 votes:
ARMADA!!! of US and British naval power!!!!

The British component consists of four British minesweepers and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, a logistics vessel. HMS Diamond, a brand-new £1billion Type 45 destroyer, one of the most powerful ships in the British fleet, will also be operating in the region.


Babe Ruth amd I hit a combined 714 home runs in the major leagues!
2012-09-16 09:49:00 AM
1 votes:

Science_Guy_3.14159: strikefighterconsultinginc.com

Rumored to be the flagship of the US/British Armada


Don't we all wish. Though some dude like Nick Fury running the whole show could be farking scary.
2012-09-16 08:46:23 AM
1 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

The Imperial Navy is unimpressed by your shenanigans.
2012-09-16 08:40:58 AM
1 votes:
Shiat just got Israel.
2012-09-16 03:02:03 AM
1 votes:

vygramul: Our competitors are also not bogiemen hiding in our closets with supernatural forces


Maybe they are. Maybe they are.
2012-09-16 02:59:17 AM
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: vygramul: Russia ain't got squat. Heck, it turns out they were pretty much a paper tiger since about the mid-'60s. China is not going to be projecting power anytime soon. Not to Iran they're not. 20 years from now, anything could happen. But not today.

Active military of Russia, China, and North Korea combined: 4,418,000

Active military of America and Israel: 1,634,719

I wouldn't take that chance.


Country that has A-10s: America.
2012-09-16 02:42:50 AM
1 votes:
Just another Obama foreighn policy disaster.

But hey, it's okay because he spent time Indonesia and the Mooooslums wouldn't hate him like they hated Bush.

Soution: let's blame it all on a movie in a language they don't speak and a video they didn't see It's the Fundy's that are at fault!!!

/Ask a protester why there are protesting: answer 1: Drone strkes. Answer 2: Israel is still supported by the U.S. Answer 3: Arabs believe Americans murdered OBL and unrest staring on 9/11. Answer 4: Obama yanked security from the embassy and it was easy.
2012-09-16 02:35:01 AM
1 votes:

vygramul: J. Frank Parnell: vygramul: Unless you're suggesting nukes, there's very little Russia or China could do to lend any kind of support. Russia's military is poorly trained these days and China has no power projection capability worth mentioning.

I guarantee Russia has some cards up its sleeve, and China has the largest military in the world. They're just one secret project away from having power projection. Oh, and of course North Korea would jump on board, and you'd have them too. The US would be foolish to think they know exactly what all their capabilities are. Any decision to attack would be foolhardy.

Russia ain't got squat. Heck, it turns out they were pretty much a paper tiger since about the mid-'60s. China is not going to be projecting power anytime soon. Not to Iran they're not. 20 years from now, anything could happen. But not today.

And just what is NK going to do, exactly? Start rolling out artillery from their bomb-proof caves to start setting up to shell Seoul? Not bloody likely.


When Iran nukes Tel Aviv, and Dear Loser promises to send a harsh letter, the Norks will strike, 2 weeks later, once the Pacific Fleet, (what's left of it...) is well past Sri Lanka on the way to the Gulf.

The WH and the Democrats will cheer, and Teheran will vanish in a final Israeli strike. The US will do shiat.

2012-09-16 01:50:14 AM
1 votes:
I see no ships in this picture?

i.telegraph.co.uk

Or is that a wake over by Qatar?
2012-09-16 01:32:52 AM
1 votes:

whidbey: intelligent comment below: Israel is a theocracy?

It sure isn't a democracy.


Israel according to the CIA World Factbook. "Parliamentary Democracy".

But when I want to see an absolutely stunningly stupid statement, I just need to look for a post by Whidbey. They only reason I have not put him on my ignore list is each time he opens his mouth he sets the stupid notch to a whole new level. It's fascinating to watch.
2012-09-16 01:06:01 AM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: blacksharpiemarker: mediablitz: fark you Israel. You don't get to dictate to the world.

They already do.

well when our President is either campaigning or golfing, someone has to show leadership.


Yer mom shows leadership on my cock.
2012-09-16 12:57:14 AM
1 votes:

intelligent comment below: Tyranicle: Jew,


But don't call you an anti-Semite


Oh no, don't do that.
2012-09-16 12:34:22 AM
1 votes:

Kittypie070: tinfoil-hat maggie 2012-09-15 11:27:21 PM

Oh, come on can't we just have a small nuclear war :(
/Why do I never get any fun.

Might I suggest an initial strike of one max-yield neutron weapon detonated directly over the Dome of the Rock, with additional strikes over what's left of Jerusalem 20 seconds later?

Lights out very fast that way for those poor damned sods. :'(


Doesn't it sound fun, though. First a bright light in the sky and all electronics go down and then the real fun starts, like millions blinded wondering the radioactive waste land, just makes me happy :/
2012-09-16 12:29:36 AM
1 votes:
We should reconstitute the draft. How else could Americans fight for Jesus and jewish special intrest groups?
2012-09-16 12:24:07 AM
1 votes:
Can we nuke Israel already? Those farkers start too much shiat,
2012-09-16 12:08:48 AM
1 votes:
my favorite is the right wing hate of knowledge and science, coupled with their love of bravado "glass" and "parking lots". SCIENCE made us strong.
2012-09-16 12:08:19 AM
1 votes:

meyerkev: jtown: talkertopc: I read it as "An armada of US and British naval power is missing in the Persian Gulf" the first time. I just finished reading the Axis of Time trilogy so that might explain it.

I thought the same thing and I have no idea what the Axis of Time trilogy is so that may not explain it.

Short version:

In an alternate 2021, a UN carrier group goes missing off Indonesia, and pops up in 1942 just prior to the Battle of Midway, and accidentally wipes out the US Pacific fleet upon arrival. Some scatter also hands Hitler, Yamamoto, and Stalin bits and pieces of "uptime" technology. Mostly deals with culture differences (racism), implications of limited tech transfer, and what happens when (among other things) Stalin gets advance word of the Cold War in 1942, when he can actually do something about it.

/Also, it was written not too long after 9/11, so there are references to the whole "War against Islam" thing getting really, really nasty.


cdn-8.nflximg.com
2012-09-16 12:02:12 AM
1 votes:
Bomb them, bomb their cities, bomb the oil fields, bomb their ports, bomb them back into the stone age - and do the same to Israel, too. If the Middle East registers on the 'news worthy' scale in the next hundred years, then we didn't do our job. Fark them, no lie. The whole region dictates too much concern for any civilized country to be distracted by, if they can't learn to live together then Fark them, and if they can't learn diplomacy in the next hundred years then bomb them again. Repeat as necessary, ad infintum. Yeah, I'm mad, bro. The world is trying to live together (minus Best Korea, and a few other places). But these farkers in the ME are a nightmare concerning world peace, so kill them and try to be thorough, no lie.
2012-09-15 11:57:54 PM
1 votes:

vygramul: TomFooolery: Apparently any warship that's not a carrier is considered a battleship now. From TFA: 12 battleships, including ballistic missile cruisers, frigates, destroyers and assault ships

John Kerry commanded a battleship during Vietnam.


What did you think of Sean Connery's Battleship in The Hunt for Red October?
2012-09-15 11:54:32 PM
1 votes:

omgwtfetc: It's disgraceful that your first reaction after implying you slept with someone's mom is to apologize. You commie pinko unamerican basta


Your mom has had more seamen in her then every single US Navy ship currently afloat.
2012-09-15 11:53:53 PM
1 votes:

atomicmask: mediablitz: atomicmask: what I hope it is- A massive coop strike by 25 nations to hit every islamic nation rioting or attacking embassies over the past 3 days.


You are farking nuts.

Nah, just aware of the world wide situation and not kidding myself anymore. Lets get it over with, one last great crusade against islam, while we still have a penny to spend in the fight and the means to take the fight to them.


Oh yeah. You're definitely crazy. Completely farking clueless, shortsighted, and crazy...
2012-09-15 11:50:19 PM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Oh, come on can't we just have a small nuclear war :(


Or just laser tag. Let's get all the leaders of the Middle East together, lock them in a big warehouse and make it a 'last man standing gets the whole region' thing.

We can even televise it.
2012-09-15 11:49:20 PM
1 votes:
Go get em America! The current events transpiring are in the bible! ;)
2012-09-15 11:43:01 PM
1 votes:
Mohammed was Jewish.
2012-09-15 11:41:33 PM
1 votes:
I'm trying to think of how closing the Straits of Hormuz could possibly help Iran in any way in the event of war with Israel, and I come up with nothing. It's something they would do if the United States already declared war on them, and they no longer had anything to lose, it is not something they would do to retaliate against Israel. Frankly I find the whole thing insulting to my intelligence.
2012-09-15 11:39:04 PM
1 votes:
Because sucking israeli dick is what the U.S. does best.
2012-09-15 11:37:35 PM
1 votes:

davidphogan: mediablitz: Don't tell infowars though. They want you rubes to keep believing (and paying).

How else can they keep selling 2012?


Has Alex Jones started his "Obama is going to declare martial law and suspend the elections after we attack Iran" stuff yet? Like he did 4 years ago?

He's nothing if not consistent(ly wrong).
2012-09-15 11:37:10 PM
1 votes:

Brontes: Aren't battleships cruise missile boats now? Isn't how we used ours in Gulf War 1?


That was 20 years ago. They are museums now.
2012-09-15 11:33:56 PM
1 votes:
Okay 2 things,

1) This is news? Since when do we not have a massive amount of navy ships in the persian gulf?

B) Who the hell still uses battleships?
2012-09-15 11:29:17 PM
1 votes:
I read it as "An armada of US and British naval power is missing in the Persian Gulf" the first time. I just finished reading the Axis of Time trilogy so that might explain it.
2012-09-15 11:28:51 PM
1 votes:
The multi-national naval force in the Gulf includes three US Nimitz class carrier groups, each of which has more aircraft than the entire complement of the Iranian air force.
The carriers are supported by at least 12 battleships, including ballistic missile cruisers, frigates, destroyers and assault ships carrying thousand of US Marines and special forces.


I stopped reading at this point. Author is doing an opinion piece disguised as analysis and he can't even get basic facts correct. He's wrong about the air craft carriers and battleships.
2012-09-15 11:27:27 PM
1 votes:

gopher321: Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.

Somebody still uses battleships?


Didn't you see the movie? They can even fight off an alien invasion!
2012-09-15 11:27:21 PM
1 votes:
Oh, come on can't we just have a small nuclear war :(
/Why do I never get any fun.
2012-09-15 11:24:39 PM
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: Farking Israel knows that it's not possible to win an election in this country if you don't back up any bullshiat they feel like pulling. It would ALMOST be worth Obama losing the election to let those farkers twist in the wind...if it weren't for the fact that 2 months later when Romney was sworn in he'd just enter us into the war then. This war will suck for us, and it's bullshiat that we have to follow those assholes into it.

/Worst. "Ally". Ever.


No one wants this war to happen except the right wing idealogues in Israel (and the clueless right wingers here who don't think for a second about what it would mean to the world economy).

fark you Israel. You don't get to dictate to the world.
2012-09-15 11:13:11 PM
1 votes:
Is that like a flock of seagulls?
2012-09-15 11:05:09 PM
1 votes:
Like they do every year at this time.

ANNUAL event.

Don't tell infowars though. They want you rubes to keep believing (and paying).
 
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