US Missile Defense in Iraq

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  1. NOLAGATOR

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    No one said that...but any advisory...ANY...should not be taken lightly. It's been the downfall of many great armies.

    Fight a battle? That's the point. Why are we in the Middle East? What's the objective? What do we gain?

    What's this babble?
     
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      Any idea how much of the damage was done by high tech cruise missiles and how much of it was done with cheap-ass suicide drones that anybody can buy for about 15 grand?
       
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      Hey you jumped into this. Not me. You either surgical strike...like we did or you go ALL in...NOTHING off the table. If it is not worth that...It's not worth being there: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Africa...
       
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      Oh, I get it, and I don't even know how repeatable it is, but it was very precise.
       
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      Seriously, what in the name of Zeus' butthole are you babbling about? Crazy much?
       
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        The truly scary thing about suicide drones, and I've mentioned this here many times, is how easy it would be to deploy them within our own borders. Forget hijacking airliners and using truck bombs, just fly an explosive-laden drone into a crowded venue. Nightmare, and its coming.
         
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          Well yeah, now that you've told everybody about it. I'm sure no one thought of it before your post. ;)

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            Yeah I heard the monthly profits at Bass Pro Shops nearly doubled the month they purchased their navy.
             
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            dammit NV - next we’re going to find out Santa isn’t real.
             
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            Well, at least the Easter Bunny is.
             
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              The fire rate is pretty quick. I have seen up close and personal the fire support from a C-130 Spectre gunship. The light looks like a flexible light sabre. The scary thing is only 1 round out of 5 is a tracer, meaning for every round you see that is creating the light, there is 4 rounds you don't see. It tears up a lot of stuff.
               
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                Answer to the Question of why we ever went into any middle east country? It's a multifactorial answer i.e. answers.
                Right at #1 is the belief that the outcome would look & function more like our democratic republic ... for the sake of the people under rule there. By the people, for the people. No matter what else is said that is the motivating principle. Oil, monetary profit, racism, etc. are the contaminants in the brew.
                 
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                I think my first clue that wasnt real was that it wasnt (and cant) shot down ballistic missiles....and if it could, it would be pointing UPWARD.
                 
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                  It can shoot down any projectile that comes within range. The biggest difference between real life and the video game is that it doesn't just sit there melting its own barrels by shooting for 30 straight seconds. Its always been a fascinating piece of tech to me. The following video explains it in better detail, but the cool thing is that it is fairly autonomous. It tracks a whole bunch of stuff, then when it wants to shoot something it uses a different antenna that not only tracks the target but also tracks the stream of outgoing rounds. This is the last piece of info it needs to correct for winds aloft and such, which lets it "walk" the outbound rounds onto the target. Pretty friggin cool. On a slightly humorous note, they actually use a few seconds of that video game footage in the marketing spiel.
                   
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                    Thats pretty cool. I make that same noise when I get up and walk after sitting for a long time. You must have a secret agent clearance.
                     
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                      Looks like R2D2 at full mast
                       
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                        Word around the galaxy is ol D squared is quite the swordsman.
                         

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