|Kamikazi + Aircraft Carrier = Sunk|
Our Navy Could Just Be Scrap Metal
- It has been my contention for a long time that with modern missile technology navy ships are little more than expensive sitting ducks waiting to be sunk.
- While there is a lot of hot air chest beating in this article it should also be a wake up call.
- But if you believe in your heart that the generals actually know what they are doing then please ignore this story.
(Washington Free Beacon) - A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has threatened terror attacks against U.S. warships and vowed that the Islamic Republic would chase U.S. forces into “the Gulf of Mexico” in order to exact revenge for any attacks, according to regional reports.
Alireza Tangsiri, an IRGC lieutenant commander, said that suicide bombers are on stand by and ready to “blow up themselves” to “destroy the U.S. warships,”according to remarks made Monday in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
“They [the U.S.] have tested us once and if necessary, there are people who will blow up themselves with ammunitions to destroy the U.S. warships,” Tangsiri was quoted as saying.
He added that if the United States takes any hostile action against Iran, the country’s military forces would pursue the Americans into the Gulf of Mexico.
“I declare now that if the enemy wants to spark a war against Iran, we will chase them even to the Gulf of Mexico and we will (certainly) do it,” he said.
The threats come a day after Iran test fired ballistic missiles in the region, in a potential violation of international agreements barring such activity.Read More . . . .
Imagine modern jets piloted by Islamist Iranian Revolutionary Guard suicide pilots ramming American naval ships. When our generals tell you that it can't possibly happen, remember, the generals were also wrong about Pearl Harbor, Korea, Vietnam, 9-11, Iraq and Afghanistan.
|The Revolutionary Guard Displays New Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles|
The Aircraft Carrier USS St. Lo
Sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 25 October 1944 in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. A total of 57 ships were sunk by Japanese kamikazes including 3 aircraft carriers and 14 destroyers. Some 368 other ships were damaged. About 4,900 sailors were killed and over 4,800 wounded.
Call me crazy, but if an aircraft carrier can be sunk by a "primitive" propeller driven fighter plane one has to ask how long these ultra-expensive ships will remain afloat in an age of modern missile technology or jet fighters piloted by Muslim suicide bombers.