US Missile Defense in Iraq

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  1. NVGator

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    Thought this was badass.

     
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      I assume that is a land-based Phalanx array? I’ve never seen one in actual action.
       
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        I have no idea. I’m sure our resident military members know.
         
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          Damn impressive
           
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          I’ve only seen them on ships but that looks exactly like what it is. I’ve seen them fired but only for a few seconds and not at moving targets. I wonder what video game they used to make that video.
           
          #5 Zambo, Jan 13, 2020
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            Now that’s how ack ack should be done!
             
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            Yeah, in re-watching that it certainly does look like a video game. The fire, explosions and smoke trails all do look fake. The smoke trails disappear too quickly.
             
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            Hate to throw cold water here, but that's a fake video.
             
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            The thing that gives it away instantly is the way the camera pans around.
             
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            Damn it has been a long time since I played a video game. This is what I remember them looking like.
             
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              Yeah, after watching it a few times, I can see that it looks fake. Still cool, but #fakenews.
               
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                Does it matter? According to Donky...Iran has nothing, is nothing, can hit nothing...Nothing to worry about, nothing to see here, just keep moving.
                 
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                  I personally think you vastly overrate Iran's capability. Certainly its more than nothing, but it isn't good.
                   
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                    It only takes one! Especially if it is YOUR kid. Lindsey Graham tends to forget that. We won EVERY major battle in Vietnam...Even Tet...But did we?
                     
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                      I don't think anyone thinks Iran's military is anywhere near as capable as ours or most of our allies, but they aren't as clueless as some make them out to be either. Their attack on the oil refinery--even with cruder weapons/drones than we have--displayed a level of precision there since they were deliberately targeting areas of the refinery that were away from the manned portions of the plant and wouldn't cause fatalities.
                       
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                        Look at the aerial BDA photos of the attack on the ARAMCO facility and get back to us. ;)
                         
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                          What is this babble all about? Have we ever fought a battle when nobody died? Pick a different metric. War is terrible precisely because people die.
                           
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                          It does not matter...we live in different times.

                          Bin Laden used our own Aircraft against us.

                          Palestinians (I hate the term...It's all Palestine...but you get the point) are no match for Israel...Does Israel take those "Rocket Attacks" lightly?
                           
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                          Did I say somewhere that rocket attacks should be taken lightly? Everything exists on a continuum from "it doesn't exist" all the way to "we're freaking doomed!"
                           

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