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2022-12-07 11:54:35 AM  
Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
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2022-12-07 11:54:42 AM  
....and they had a broken taillight even.
 
2022-12-07 11:55:40 AM  
The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.
 
2022-12-07 11:57:16 AM  

Albert911emt: ....and they had a broken taillight even.


This is my stern look.

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2022-12-07 11:58:26 AM  
"Hey, dim those lights!"

"I'm a lighthouse. Your call."
 
2022-12-07 11:59:11 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.


They do. Targeting lasers used to guide anti-ship missiles are pretty lethal.
 
2022-12-07 11:59:13 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.


Well, obviously the Navy ship doesm't have any on it, that would be ridiculous.

The lethal lasers are attached to the trained sharks and seabass swimming alongside.
 
2022-12-07 11:59:44 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: This implies that they have lethal lasers.


They're on the heads of the sharks.
 
2022-12-07 11:59:54 AM  
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I guess this was never translated into Persian
 
2022-12-07 12:01:03 PM  
The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans

Should have guided a missile right up their wazoo
 
2022-12-07 12:01:03 PM  
Their caliope's gonna crash to the ground.
 
2022-12-07 12:01:04 PM  

Halfabee64: Albert911emt: ....and they had a broken taillight even.

This is my stern look.

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What a stern might look like.

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2022-12-07 12:01:12 PM  

shinji3i: Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.

Well, obviously the Navy ship doesm't have any on it, that would be ridiculous.

The lethal lasers are attached to the trained sharks and seabass swimming alongside.


Don't forget the ones in space.
 
2022-12-07 12:01:15 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.


I know there are tests ongoing for pulsed lasers that might be able to destroy things like incoming missiles.  Sounds like in this case they used something more like this.  Having a visible reminder that the opposing force could utterly obliterate you in an instant if they even THINK you're going to do something untoward is a pretty good de-escalation technique, as long as you're rational.
 
2022-12-07 12:04:55 PM  
Still pissed about that soccer game, I see.
 
2022-12-07 12:05:05 PM  
Huh, it's like that weapons AI program hates bright lights. Sorry about the hole in the water where your boat used to be. We'll be looking into that computer glitch but in the meantime we suggest keeping at least 1KM away or this could happen again. We'll let you know if and when we get this issue resolved. Buhbye.
 
2022-12-07 12:05:09 PM  
"The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans"

Sounds like the story shoulda resolved itself.
 
2022-12-07 12:05:14 PM  
The ol' "unarmed security guard with a flashlight" defense?
 
2022-12-07 12:05:24 PM  
they better be careful, I hear it's a part of a gang initiation
 
2022-12-07 12:07:27 PM  

abbarach: Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.

I know there are tests ongoing for pulsed lasers that might be able to destroy things like incoming missiles.  Sounds like in this case they used something more like this.  Having a visible reminder that the opposing force could utterly obliterate you in an instant if they even THINK you're going to do something untoward is a pretty good de-escalation technique, as long as you're rational.


It's a guided missile ship, so I'm just guessing that they painted the Iranian ship with a targeting laser and asked them if they felt lucky.   Pretty sure the USS Cole is still remembered by Naval personnel.
 
2022-12-07 12:09:34 PM  

Fasces Breaker: "The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans"

Sounds like the story shoulda resolved itself.


It did, all five of the Sullivans died on the same ship.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Juneau_(CL-52)
 
2022-12-07 12:10:34 PM  
All those sensors on board, and we're supposed to think this? God, I imagine that the Iranians did shine a spotlight at 150 yards, because there is no farking way it would blind American tech, and they just wanted to see the ship up close.
 
2022-12-07 12:12:41 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Fasces Breaker: "The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans"

Sounds like the story shoulda resolved itself.

It did, all five of the Sullivans died on the same ship.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Juneau_(CL-52)


The band Caroline's Spine's most recognized song was inspired by their story
sullivan - caroline's spine
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2022-12-07 12:16:36 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: All those sensors on board, and we're supposed to think this? God, I imagine that the Iranians did shine a spotlight at 150 yards, because there is no farking way it would blind American tech, and they just wanted to see the ship up close.


We all know the type of person who considers flashlights to be assault.  They complain about everything.  It's never their fault, is it?
 
2022-12-07 12:17:55 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.


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2022-12-07 12:18:34 PM  
Up next, Iranian speed boat attempts to deafen US Navy using a handheld airhorn.
 
2022-12-07 12:21:31 PM  
Summoning sniper on duty, to the nest, for lights out.
 
2022-12-07 12:22:18 PM  
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Official Audio)
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2022-12-07 12:23:38 PM  
As my uncle who served in the armed forces pointed out, the sail versus motor right of way does not apply to a naval frigate withint the frigate's turning radius.
 
2022-12-07 12:23:40 PM  
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light (Watch 1978)
Youtube cgOvpIK_kSA


Blinded by the light
Wrapped like a douche
Another runner in the night
 
2022-12-07 12:24:59 PM  
Iranian Patrol Boat Shines Light at US Warship and Dog Bites Man.

Details at 11:00.
 
2022-12-07 12:31:15 PM  
Iran has been pushing us for years, ever since they discovered we don't really respond to small annoyances. But one of these days they're going to come across a captain who is all out of farks to give, and we're gonna turn one of these little shrimping boats into vapor. I'm sure when that happens, Iran and it's few allies will act shocked and appalled that we did something.
 
2022-12-07 12:36:17 PM  

brantgoose: As my uncle who served in the armed forces pointed out, the sail versus motor right of way does not apply to a naval frigate withint the frigate's turning radius.


As my grandfather used to say about traffic in general, "There's plenty of dead people who had the Right of Way."
 
2022-12-07 12:42:41 PM  

vilesithknight: Iran has been pushing us for years, ever since they discovered we don't really respond to small annoyances. But one of these days they're going to come across a captain who is all out of farks to give, and we're gonna turn one of these little shrimping boats into vapor. I'm sure when that happens, Iran and it's few allies will act shocked and appalled that we did something.


And we'll be out of line when we do it.

Small steps first.

We just need to pop them in the grill one time and they'll go find someone else to play with.
 
2022-12-07 12:43:56 PM  

derio42: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/cgOvpIK_kSA]

Blinded by the light
Wrapped like a douche
Another runner in the night


And little hurly burly gave my anus a swirly and asked me if I needed a ride.
 
2022-12-07 12:59:27 PM  
The Iranians were sailing Ford F450 mode.
 
2022-12-07 1:24:06 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.


Actually came here for this, leaving happily.
 
2022-12-07 1:32:50 PM  

shinji3i: Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.

Well, obviously the Navy ship doesm't have any on it, that would be ridiculous.

The lethal lasers are attached to the trained sharks and seabass swimming alongside.


Sea beams glitter in the dark near the Iran rouzer's pate.
 
2022-12-07 1:33:23 PM  
That's a weird way to say I'm tired of living and you should kill me. But hey, at least you'll be dead.
 
2022-12-07 1:39:07 PM  

studebaker hoch: vilesithknight: Iran has been pushing us for years, ever since they discovered we don't really respond to small annoyances. But one of these days they're going to come across a captain who is all out of farks to give, and we're gonna turn one of these little shrimping boats into vapor. I'm sure when that happens, Iran and it's few allies will act shocked and appalled that we did something.

And we'll be out of line when we do it.

Small steps first.

We just need to pop them in the grill one time and they'll go find someone else to play with.


Wait.

They've kidnapped our sailers (along with British sailors), they've mined/seized tankers, we blow away their top jihadi general with a 'sword missile', they shoot down one of our big planes with a missile, their target our people in Iraq (and Iraq itself) with missiles, they're helping Russia attack civilians with missiles, we keep taking away their Yemen bound weaponry and... we'd be in the wrong?

No way.  I say absolutely put a round or two through the spotlight, accompanied by a very public and direct warning to their government - something like, "Behave, or we won't be so nice next time."
 
2022-12-07 1:44:40 PM  

Hinged: I say absolutely put a round or two through the spotlight


Then try to also remove some of those on the mast, which are harder for the maintenance crew to fix.
 
2022-12-07 1:53:23 PM  
Iran needs the US Boogeyman to do something in order to frighten the people into behaving.
 
2022-12-07 1:56:11 PM  

Armchair_Invective: abbarach: Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.

I know there are tests ongoing for pulsed lasers that might be able to destroy things like incoming missiles.  Sounds like in this case they used something more like this.  Having a visible reminder that the opposing force could utterly obliterate you in an instant if they even THINK you're going to do something untoward is a pretty good de-escalation technique, as long as you're rational.

It's a guided missile ship, so I'm just guessing that they painted the Iranian ship with a targeting laser and asked them if they felt lucky.   Pretty sure the USS Cole is still remembered by Naval personnel.


They used one of the laser dazzlers they have on board, Navy DDGs don't really use targeting lasers.
 
2022-12-07 1:59:47 PM  

Hinged: studebaker hoch: vilesithknight: Iran has been pushing us for years, ever since they discovered we don't really respond to small annoyances. But one of these days they're going to come across a captain who is all out of farks to give, and we're gonna turn one of these little shrimping boats into vapor. I'm sure when that happens, Iran and it's few allies will act shocked and appalled that we did something.

And we'll be out of line when we do it.

Small steps first.

We just need to pop them in the grill one time and they'll go find someone else to play with.

Wait.

They've kidnapped our sailers (along with British sailors), they've mined/seized tankers, we blow away their top jihadi general with a 'sword missile', they shoot down one of our big planes with a missile, their target our people in Iraq (and Iraq itself) with missiles, they're helping Russia attack civilians with missiles, we keep taking away their Yemen bound weaponry and... we'd be in the wrong?

No way.  I say absolutely put a round or two through the spotlight, accompanied by a very public and direct warning to their government - something like, "Behave, or we won't be so nice next time."


Well, we have done some things.  Including the largest naval battle since WWII, and the last time the US Navy sank an enemy ship.

A One Day War with Iran - Operation Praying Mantis, 1988 - Animated - YouTube
 
2022-12-07 2:02:35 PM  
They should take from this that a ballistic missile submarine which is undetectable

LOL. The Navy has their own mythology.

You should experience what happens when a B-52 finds one of those undetectable things and nearly commits that to paper.
 
2022-12-07 2:03:32 PM  
Ankle Zapper:

Well, we have done some things.  Including the largest naval battle since WWII, and the last time the US Navy sank an enemy ship.

A One Day War with Iran - Operation Praying Mantis, 1988 - Animated - YouTube


Sorry - I butchered the second part of that sentence.  Please ignore that part.  I got it wrong.
 
2022-12-07 2:04:54 PM  
Also this shiat, while annoying and stupid, is kinda a game between naval rivals. Good to know the average farker is okay with actual gunfire over stupid nonsense like this though.
 
2022-12-07 2:08:41 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: The guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans and expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller deescalated the situation by using audible warnings and non-lethal lasers, according to CENTCOM

This implies that they have lethal lasers.


They should have de-esclated the situation with some .50 caliber light-switches.
 
2022-12-07 2:10:14 PM  
Australia's favourite TV drama from the '70s?
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2022-12-07 2:11:36 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Halfabee64: Albert911emt: ....and they had a broken taillight even.

This is my stern look.

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What a stern might look like.

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What astern might look like.

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