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(The Hill)   With air strikes on Syria looking increasingly likely, stock of Tomahawk missile-maker Raytheon is blowing up   (thehill.com) divider line 140
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2013-08-28 11:21:40 AM
Buying Raytheon (makers of the Patriot missile) right before the first Gulf War worked out really really well.
 
2013-08-28 11:23:22 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Buying Raytheon (makers of the Patriot missile) right before the first Gulf War worked out really really well.


Whatever, Daddy Warbucks.
 
2013-08-28 11:53:41 AM
War is always good for business.
 
2013-08-28 11:57:29 AM
I like more secure employment myself.

/Why yes, I am part of the military/industrial complex.
 
2013-08-28 12:53:53 PM
Vietnam...
 
2013-08-28 01:04:29 PM
But gambling on college sports is illegal.
 
2013-08-28 01:04:32 PM
This Syria business is going to be full of derp.

/derp derp derp
 
2013-08-28 01:04:54 PM
I like the name of the page, how it references Raytheon's "annual" high.   Is end of summer the 'bombing' season or something?
 
2013-08-28 01:05:08 PM

AirForceVet: I like more secure employment myself.

/Why yes, I am part of the military/industrial complex.


10/10 have to resist slapping-hand-of-god reflex! bravo!
 
2013-08-28 01:05:10 PM
realityfail.com
 
2013-08-28 01:05:36 PM
I doubt Congress will authorize any action.

/wait....
 
2013-08-28 01:05:40 PM
Their stock isn't blowing up that much since the news hit. It's only up 68 cents today, which is less than 1%.

Now, Kratos on the other hand....
 
2013-08-28 01:06:53 PM
It is an internal matter between the Syrian people and their government.  Everyone (including the US) should stay the fark out of it.
 
2013-08-28 01:07:09 PM
Rule of Acquisition #34:  War is good for business
 
2013-08-28 01:07:44 PM

The Muthaship: I doubt Congress will authorize any action.

/wait....


And that alone might be the reason Fartbongo faces impeachment.  Going to war without congressional approval when the war is less popular than congress which is less popular than getting raped by a AIDS infected gorilla
 
2013-08-28 01:08:13 PM
what good does this do?
Does it get rid of Assad.  Does it make a new government? Does it stop the refuge crisis?
 
2013-08-28 01:08:28 PM
That will offset gas price increases.
 
2013-08-28 01:08:29 PM
How IS our supply of cruise missiles?  I remember there were a few articles claiming we used too many of them in Libya and it would take over a year to restock our inventory.
 
2013-08-28 01:08:55 PM

ExpressPork: [337x402 from http://realityfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/bush-obama.jpg image 337x402]


That is exceptionally well done and creepy as fark.  Thank you for introducing me to it.
 
2013-08-28 01:09:57 PM

scubamage: Now, Kratos on the other hand....


thanks, I'll let the bf know to sell...
 
2013-08-28 01:10:13 PM

AirForceVet: I like more secure employment myself.

/Why yes, I am part of the military/industrial complex.


Same
 
2013-08-28 01:10:15 PM

AirForceVet: I like more secure employment myself.

/Why yes, I am part of the military/industrial complex.


*sigh*

It does pay the bills...
 
2013-08-28 01:12:14 PM
www.metal-fi.com
 
2013-08-28 01:12:49 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How IS our supply of cruise missiles?  I remember there were a few articles claiming we used too many of them in Libya and it would take over a year to restock our inventory.


Last I heard the Tomohawk line is the only thing keeping Raytheon Tucson open.  They're "encouraging" the retirement of senior engineers (read: retire or we fire) and hiring fresh college grads in order to reduce costs.
 
2013-08-28 01:13:23 PM
Oh, please.  The Dow is up 18% for the calendar year.  Telling us that Raytheon is up 42% for 52 weeks doesn't tell us much when Yahoo is up 80% and Tesla is up 544% over the same time span.

If I was a war profiteer, I'd be demanding a better ROI.
 
2013-08-28 01:14:47 PM
Subbie did not bother to check the actual stock chart today.
 
2013-08-28 01:16:31 PM

highendmighty: ExpressPork: [337x402 from http://realityfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/bush-obama.jpg image 337x402]

That is exceptionally well done and creepy as fark.  Thank you for introducing me to it.


No kidding, that's the best one I've ever seen.
 
2013-08-28 01:17:09 PM
WAR (War)

What is it good for?

My portfolio

Say it again!
 
2013-08-28 01:18:54 PM
rationalrevolution.net
 
2013-08-28 01:19:12 PM
Goddammit can we once, just once, not be involved? Can't we just sit back and ask the E.U. or some other country or countries to handle things while we kick back, relax, prop our feet up, and have a drink? Aren't we all, collectively, kind of tired of other countries sh*t?

We need a break already.
 
2013-08-28 01:20:35 PM

BalugaJoe: what good does this do?
Does it get rid of Assad.  Does it make a new government? Does it stop the refuge crisis?


It puts the fear of God into the Syrian military command structure that failed to keep their chemical weapons under control. The intel the U.S. has published makes it appear that that attack wasn't sanctioned by the Syrian military high command. Blow up some chemical-weapons unit commander's headquarters, and he's likely to keep a tighter rein on his stuff.

/That's the theory. Reality may vary.
 
2013-08-28 01:21:15 PM

doyner: AirForceVet: I like more secure employment myself.

/Why yes, I am part of the military/industrial complex.

*sigh*

It does pay the bills...


It helps to have irreplaceable skills. My dad's worked at the same location since it was TI and now Raytheon is about to run into the problem that they never made his replacement through apprenticeship. There actually is a difference between a machine operator and machinist.

Me, I got a BS in mechanical engineering and when it looked like all I could do was soul crushing work at a DoD contractor I said fark it, and became a book dealer. Income's not as high, but the hours are better and I OWN MY THOUGHTS.
 
2013-08-28 01:21:29 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The Muthaship: I doubt Congress will authorize any action.

/wait....

And that alone might be the reason Fartbongo faces impeachment.  Going to war without congressional approval when the war is less popular than congress which is less popular than getting raped by a AIDS infected gorilla


shorting Raytheon now
 
2013-08-28 01:22:00 PM
Personally, I'd prefer if the was more in-house research. But then again, that's what I'm in.gotta love the military. Major wars may be done, but minor incursions keep you employed for years to come
 
2013-08-28 01:22:45 PM

TinyFist: Goddammit can we once, just once, not be involved? Can't we just sit back and ask the E.U. or some other country or countries to handle things while we kick back, relax, prop our feet up, and have a drink? Aren't we all, collectively, kind of tired of other countries sh*t?

We need a break already.


If we're going to have a military the size of all the rest of the world's militaries combined, we're gonna use it. It's not a self-defense force; it's the world's cop, and has been since 1941. Anyway, the stuff we're planning for Syria is hardly different from normal Navy operations; we'll just be doing more live fire than we do in exercises.
 
2013-08-28 01:24:01 PM

TinyFist: Goddammit can we once, just once, not be involved? Can't we just sit back and ask the E.U. or some other country or countries to handle things while we kick back, relax, prop our feet up, and have a drink? Aren't we all, collectively, kind of tired of other countries sh*t?

We need a break already.


Too many politicians swear allegiance to Israel. Not happening.
 
2013-08-28 01:27:05 PM

D135: Smeggy Smurf: The Muthaship: I doubt Congress will authorize any action.

/wait....

And that alone might be the reason Fartbongo faces impeachment.  Going to war without congressional approval when the war is less popular than congress which is less popular than getting raped by a AIDS infected gorilla

shorting Raytheon now


Congress doesn't have to authorize action that falls under fulfilling international treaty obligations, or retaliatory return fire. They didn't authorize any of Clinton's Tomahawk strikes or Balkan air ops, because he didn't need it. A lot of people have a problem with that, but it's an established precedent.
 
2013-08-28 01:28:41 PM

mbillips: It puts the fear of God into the Syrian military command structure that failed to keep their chemical weapons under control. The intel the U.S. has published makes it appear that that attack wasn't sanctioned by the Syrian military high command. Blow up some chemical-weapons unit commander's headquarters, and he's likely to keep a tighter rein on his stuff.


There has been some speculation that they would start doing this as they ran even lower on ordinance.  BBC had a report of a short/median range SCUD family missile being launched hand packed with plastic explosives and grenades and of helicopters firing shoulder mounted surface to air missiles at ground targets as well as dropping naval mines.

ANYTHING that might go boom they've been trying to use.

Maybe some regional commander was ordered to keep bombarding that city and said "fark it, this is the only munition I have left" ?
 
2013-08-28 01:31:27 PM

mbillips: TinyFist: Goddammit can we once, just once, not be involved? Can't we just sit back and ask the E.U. or some other country or countries to handle things while we kick back, relax, prop our feet up, and have a drink? Aren't we all, collectively, kind of tired of other countries sh*t?

We need a break already.

If we're going to have a military the size of all the rest of the world's militaries combined, we're gonna use it. It's not a self-defense force; it's the world's cop, and has been since 1941. Anyway, the stuff we're planning for Syria is hardly different from normal Navy operations; we'll just be doing more live fire than we do in exercises.


We don't have a military nearly that large. Our total forces are currently around  2,291,910. We are outnumbered by Iran (2,383,000), Russia (3,524,000), China (4,585,000), India (4,768,407), South Korea (5,187,000), Vietnam (5,495,000), and Best Korea (9,495,000). Now, that includes reserve and paramilitary groups.

If you go with active duty roster, we are still outnumbered significantly by China.
 
2013-08-28 01:34:00 PM
obrag.org
 
2013-08-28 01:35:49 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-08-28 01:36:58 PM

mbillips: Congress doesn't have to authorize action that falls under fulfilling international treaty obligations


This part is bullshiat.

mbillips: or retaliatory return fire.


This part is true.
 
2013-08-28 01:40:13 PM
www.newyorker.com

"Son, I have two letters for you. BP."


/Oil is at $110. Or did you think the Middle East crisis really was a crisis? Ha ha ha ha ha. It's all about oil.
/Syria is right in the middle of all the major transport systems and production facilities that send oil and gas to Europe.
 
2013-08-28 01:40:15 PM
We play the game
With the bravery of being out of range
 
2013-08-28 01:40:46 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: [271x392 from http://rationalrevolution.net/special/library/warracket1.jpg image 271x392]


Pfff, since when does a Marine Corps General know anything about war?

/sarcasm off
 
2013-08-28 01:41:03 PM
Airstrikes are a bad idea. Don't do it Obama!
 
2013-08-28 01:42:09 PM

mbillips: D135: Smeggy Smurf: The Muthaship: I doubt Congress will authorize any action.

/wait....

And that alone might be the reason Fartbongo faces impeachment.  Going to war without congressional approval when the war is less popular than congress which is less popular than getting raped by a AIDS infected gorilla

shorting Raytheon now

Congress doesn't have to authorize action that falls under fulfilling international treaty obligations, or retaliatory return fire. They didn't authorize any of Clinton's Tomahawk strikes or Balkan air ops, because he didn't need it. A lot of people have a problem with that, but it's an established precedent.


I really don't have the money to gamble with anyway :(
 
2013-08-28 01:42:20 PM

Loadmaster: Subbie did not bother to check the actual stock chart today.


Yep, sequestration has been really rough on Raytheon. They are up every month this year, up almost 50% this year alone.
 
2013-08-28 01:46:27 PM
If McCain or Graham really support bombing Syria/Iran let them ride the first bomb down.

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2013-08-28 01:49:44 PM

SamWaters: If McCain or Graham really support bombing Syria/Iran let them ride the first bomb down.

[475x285 from http://ovalscreams.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/slim-pickens_riding-the -bo-copy.jpg image 475x285]


Nah. Let Meghan McCain and her plastic boobs pick up a rifle and stand a watch. In Aleppo.
 
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