Naval Confrontation, WW1 + 99 Years

DRUDGE REPORT GROUP OF HEADLINES! *******
*Russia tells U.S. how Syria plan will go down..
*NOW PUTIN ARMS IRAN!
*Iran to U.S.: ‘We will destroy your world’…
*Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ enters Mediterranean…
SUDDENLY OBAMA’S WEAKNESS HAS BROUGHT THE REAL CRISIS. Putin’s actions have been such that America MUST fully protest and reinforce the Eastern Med or retreat across the Atlantic.
IF PUTIN is arming Iran and bringing its “Carrier-killer” into the Mediterranean, it is crossing into extremely dangerous waters. This “Killer” would necessarily have to be destroyed immediately upon any hostilities: even upon the strong chance of hostilities.
The USN must bring a destroyer and an attack sub to within range of Russian electronics, they must be allowed to know they are there. And of course multiple weapons systems must be targeting this ship at all times.
99 years ago last month the calculus of timetables ignited WW1. Russian mobilization required more time than the other European Powers. The Czar believed that because of that he had to start his mobilization at the first hint of war with Austro-Hungary and Germany. As Russia mobilized Germany had no choice but to begin her mobilization. At German mobilization France had no choice but begin hers. This was a slow motion but relentless fuse. With guided missile “Carrier-Killers” in the Med, the same calculus applies but one on crack.
To the America-bashers of Conspiracy Land: You all have become unrealistically enamored of Putin. Because he stands against the West Inc. you look up to him. However, recall he is a KGB man. If Russia is allowed to overawe the US Navy in the Med, we will be forced to retreat perhaps to Britain. Israel and Western Europe will have to make their necessary arrangements and deal with a Russian dominated Med.
NATO will be as destroyed, as the Warsaw Pact. The Suez would come under Russian domination.
IF THIS GOES UNANSWERED HOW LONG BEFORE CHINESE “CARRIER-KILLERS” APPEAR IN THE STRAIGHTS OF TAIWAN?
I have long felt the Carriers are like the battleships of WW2: obsolete. The Falklands War should have put the US Navy on notice that the age of the Super Carrier Task Force has passed. Perhaps they were good for overawing developing nations, but if real war with China or Russia (even Iran) came, a barrage of anti-Ship missiles could destroy a several billion dollar system and kill thousands of sailors.
With B1 and B2 Stealth bombers capable of flying from Oklahoma to any target in the world and back, the need for local airfields is past. A Carrier Task force is just a hugely expensive airfield at sea.
The USN like militaries in general, are always preparing to fight the last war; especially if that war was on the scale and grandeur of the Pacific War. We have lost our industrial heart. We will NOT be able to absorb the first blow, and bounce back with massive output of new ships as we did in 1941- 45. A Chinese/Russian missile attack on US Carrier Groups would be Pearl Harbor times millions. We would be forced to go nuclear or retreat to North America while the rest of the world would be brought under Sino-Russian power. Perhaps the EU would be forced to accommodate itself into the new world. In that case we would also face a Germany rapidly re-arming, along with the rest of the world’s resources being mobilized against us.
Suddenly Syria is very unimportant.

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