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(WTKR)   Dear God: We found your golf ball in the water hazard. Sincerely, The U.S. Navy   (wtkr.com) divider line 125
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2013-04-02 01:26:26 PM
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That's some 60's technology right there!
 
2013-04-02 01:32:59 PM

The Snow Dog: The Navy ought to put lasers on it that play anti-Nork light shows on the clouds at night. (Maybe some giant speakers that blare Freedom Rock, too.)


Turn it up, man!

v010o.popscreen.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKDk-mg1J9Q  for those that remember...
 
2013-04-02 01:40:08 PM

New Age Redneck: For Sale:
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God


He's been trying to sell that forever. Even God can't hit a fricken 1 iron.
 
2013-04-02 01:41:03 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: NutWrench: and labeling the U.S. mainland a "boiled pumpkin," vulnerable to attack.

Ok, now them's fightin' words. Kim Jong Un will rue the goddam day he called us a boiled pumpkin!

And all of Best Korea licked its collective lips and murmured "MMmmmmmmm, boiled pumpkin!"


cgraves67: Yeah, well you're...uh... a carmelized yam! So there.


I think  'squash' would be a more appropriate retort. and 'fried' would the right adjective.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Sybarite: I think we should make it more intimidating by painting it like a giant eyeball.

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A rotatable cover would really up the effect...
 
2013-04-02 01:41:55 PM

New Age Redneck: The above post should qualify as the most obscure post ever on Fark.....


Seriously? Not even close.
 
2013-04-02 01:48:49 PM

mbillips: In case anyone thinks there's a threat that North Korea might pull a 1950-style invasion again, ah, no. Not possible. The ROK armed forces are INFINITELY superior qualitatively, and sufficiently large that the North's superior numbers are meaningless (there's no way the North could supply their standing army in the field, let alone mobilize, feed, supply and transport their supposed 8 million reservists). The North could shoot off some artillery and rockets before the South stomped them into a fine paste, without needing U.S. assistance.

The Nork Air Force mainly flies MiG-21s, designed in the early 1950s, while the South has nearly 200 fully modernized F-16s. 'Nuff said.


Sigh.  You "this war will be quick and easy" guys are like frakking weeds; you keep cropping up.

I hope you're right, really...but have you read ANY military history?

It's not possible to be "infinitely superior" to a few hundred thousand guys with AK47s, even if they're poorly-led and hungry and you have air superiority.

For a more nuanced look:  http://www.iiss.org/publications/strategic-dossiers/north-korean-doss i er/north-koreas-weapons-programmes-a-net-asses/the-conventional-milita ry-balance-on-the-kore/
 
2013-04-02 01:57:38 PM
"It's like inchess.First you strategically positionyour pieces. Then, when the timing's right. You strike."


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And then the screaming starts..or something..
 "Every man there go back inside or we will blow a new crater in this little moon."
 
2013-04-02 02:00:09 PM

PunGent: It's not possible to be "infinitely superior" to a few hundred thousand guys with AK47s, even if they're poorly-led and hungry and you have air superiority.


Wait a minute:  I've been told repeatedly that gun nuts armed with rifles don't stand a chance against the US military, and now you're saying that they can?

Or does that just apply to dang furriners.

/I'm so confused!
 
2013-04-02 02:05:33 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost , The Snow Dog

   Nice to see some old school Lee Trevino fans on the fark....

*adjusts onion on belt*

/off my green
 
2013-04-02 03:04:51 PM
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2013-04-02 03:09:48 PM

Maul555: SBX-1
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Forget everything else, I WANT THAT CHAIR.
 
2013-04-02 03:09:56 PM
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2013-04-02 03:40:55 PM

GORDON: What can a $200m radar ship do that a couple of $20m AWAC planes can't?  Besides float.


Spend half the year vacationing in Hawaii, apparently.

/I swear I see that thing over in West Loch more and more--and we were making golf ball jokes for four years already, at least.  Painting it like a giant eyeball, though...now THAT's a great idea.
 
2013-04-02 04:08:33 PM

b2theory: snocone: b2theory: snocone: Ahh, the old Gulf of Tonkin Gambit.

The old lies are the best lies.

You do know that US naval forces were actually attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin, don't you?

There were two seprtate incidents. An attack on August 2 and a suspected attack on August 4. The Aug 2 attack happened and was admitted to by the Vietnamese. The August 4th incident was most likely sailors under great stress getting confused.

While I am not defending the use of the attack on Maddox to get the US involved in the Vietnamese civil war, it is a common misconception that the event was a complete fabrication that should be corrected.

With all due respect, bullchit. "Attack" is a fabrication.
Believe whatever version of Revised History you like, no big dealeo.

If you are content with your fantasy it doesn't bother me. I just assumed you hated being wrong as much as I do.


Can only be settled by pong, Rock Bottom, 5:00
 
2013-04-02 04:39:42 PM

Ishidan: Spend half the year vacationing in Hawaii, apparently.


The USN's rules are that whenever possible a ship will be in port 1\2 of the time. Preferably in their home port so the crew can be with their families. For a ship like that which has limited mobility and uses (it sure as hell ain't going on a WestPac) it gets to be in port more than almost anyone else. That it's so unusual looking just makes it more likely that people will take notice of it no matter where it's moored. After all pretty much all of our submarines, destroyers, supply ships, whatever look the same as each other to the casual viewer so nobody really notices if one goes away and another one takes its place.
 
2013-04-02 08:03:19 PM
Could the government please stop issuing press releases about every response we make to North Korea's actions!  Every time we do North Korea does something else to make situation worse.  Just make one more announcement.  "We are now and will continue to be prepared to respond to any hostile actions from North Korea, but we will not be discussing any specific preparations that are being made."  Announcing that we were sending B52s, B2s, F22s, Aegis Cruisers, and floating radar platforms have not reduced tensions the next announcement won't either.  If the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over and expecting different results we are starting to look as insane as "Dear Leader".
 
2013-04-02 08:13:26 PM

HK-MP5-SD: Could the government please stop issuing press releases about every response we make to North Korea's actions!  Every time we do North Korea does something else to make situation worse.  Just make one more announcement.  "We are now and will continue to be prepared to respond to any hostile actions from North Korea, but we will not be discussing any specific preparations that are being made."  Announcing that we were sending B52s, B2s, F22s, Aegis Cruisers, and floating radar platforms have not reduced tensions the next announcement won't either.  If the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over and expecting different results we are starting to look as insane as "Dear Leader".


Nope.

That's not the correct way to act, any more than giving in to a child's tantrum is correct.  That just increases the odds that they will do the same thing again in the future when they don't get their way.

Highly publicizing our actions is the best way to proceed.  It shows resolve, and the DPRK leadership knows that they really have no choice but to eventually back down or essentially be destroyed.  They aren't going to push it too far.  They know it, China knows it, and we know it.

We've been down this road before.  This is KJU asserting his leadership for internal benefit.  He's got to show he's a strong leader, able to stand up to the evil Americans and their imperialist running dog lackeys.
 
2013-04-02 08:33:04 PM
This is for Japan and South Korea mostly. I assume we have several AEGIS ships and Patriot Batteries in the area so this gives them some support to try and intercept any SCUDs they might fire.  They have had only one successful test of a multistage long range rocket (that satellite launch a few months back) so chances are a weaponized version of that would take some work.  SCUDs we know work and also that they can be intercepted.

Chances are, there will be a small scale attack of some kind.  Tensions and expectations have been raised too high in NK for them to passively back down. That doesn't mean a large scale attack, North Korea knows it will lose if it comes to that and their leadership doesn't want to lose its privileges. It could be a conventional SCUD launch on South Korea or Japan, or another limited engagement (sub attack, artillery strike, terrorist attack).  However something is coming soon, and its best to be prepared for all contingencies.
 
2013-04-02 08:52:42 PM

vharshyde: Maul555: SBX-1
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Forget everything else, I WANT THAT CHAIR.


it is a pretty nice chair...
 
2013-04-03 09:44:23 AM

trappedspirit: Ok, so far I've got "Russians don't take a dump without a plan" and "The military doesn't move squat without the president's go ahead." Anything else I need to know?


"Never get in a land war in Asia" and "Never go against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!"
 
2013-04-03 04:32:53 PM

Cybernetic: I saw diagrams that showed how much of the eastern seaboard was covered from the Aegis CSEDS test facility in southern NJ, and you could safely say that it was more than 100 nautical miles in radius.


The C is for "Cornfield," right? ;)

/Grew up a few miles from that place
//Remember when  it  was a giant golf ball, not unlike this thing
 
Al!
2013-04-03 09:44:51 PM

BigNumber12: Her comments came after North Korea rattled off fresh volleys of bombastic rhetoric over the weekend, declaring that it had entered a "state of war" with the South and labeling the U.S. mainland a "boiled pumpkin," vulnerable to attack.


Can we not hire a few unemployed English Majors to work at the State Department and write equally bombastic responses? There must be a hundred potential candidates on Fark alone.



Dear Democratic People's Republic of Korea,

  We, the citizens of the United States of America, take great umbrage at your callous reference to our homeland as "boiled pumpkin."  Should you continue this juvenile sovereign misfeasance, we will be forced, as a nation, to laugh at you.  No, not with you.  At you.

Sincerely,

The United States of America

PS: Yo mama so fat she ate 2 servings of rice yesterday.  TWO SERVINGS HAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-04-05 07:00:47 AM

dittybopper: PunGent: It's not possible to be "infinitely superior" to a few hundred thousand guys with AK47s, even if they're poorly-led and hungry and you have air superiority.

Wait a minute:  I've been told repeatedly that gun nuts armed with rifles don't stand a chance against the US military, and now you're saying that they can?

Or does that just apply to dang furriners.

/I'm so confused!


Heh...the question is how much damage can they do before they go down, and in both cases, the answer is "a lot."
 
2013-04-05 08:33:18 AM

dbirchall: Cybernetic: I saw diagrams that showed how much of the eastern seaboard was covered from the Aegis CSEDS test facility in southern NJ, and you could safely say that it was more than 100 nautical miles in radius.

The C is for "Cornfield," right? ;)

/Grew up a few miles from that place
//Remember when  it  was a giant golf ball, not unlike this thing


Did some Googling, and here's the old ball.  Similar in size to SBX-1's, but those were the days of UHF radar, a far cry from X-band.  Similar idea, though - ballistic missile early warning.

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2013-04-06 09:02:33 AM

dbirchall: dbirchall: Cybernetic: I saw diagrams that showed how much of the eastern seaboard was covered from the Aegis CSEDS test facility in southern NJ, and you could safely say that it was more than 100 nautical miles in radius.

The C is for "Cornfield," right? ;)

/Grew up a few miles from that place
//Remember when  it  was a giant golf ball, not unlike this thing

Did some Googling, and here's the old ball.  Similar in size to SBX-1's, but those were the days of UHF radar, a far cry from X-band.  Similar idea, though - ballistic missile early warning.

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Here's what it looks like now:

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You can see it has two (of four) SPY-1 arrays.  Not so easy to see are a couple of conventional rotating radars, plus an IFF antenna.
 
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