So, Obama launches some cruise missiles into Syria at empty targets.
Syria retaliates by sinking one of our ships.
Support for intervention in Syria goes up to 80%.
Obama gets his war.
Iranian news service.
Obama has a goal. Wreck our military
Imagine if one of those Russian missiles was fired from Assad territory and hit a Russian ship. Attn: CIA.
we should stay away from Syria, let the Israelis deal with them.
If one of our ships is sunk, I think most Americans will be totally P-O’d that the _resident put our people at risk for no good reason.
If Obama attacks, Syria said it will attack Israel. Doubtful that Iron Dome can stop state of the art missiles fired from Syrian bunkers. If they are armed with gas, WW III will begin. That is the catastrophe the Russians are fearing. US Navy ships should be able to protect themselves. Obama had better think long and hard before he starts something he can’t stop.
The only smart answer in Syria is to stand back, point at Islamics killing each other and say, ‘See? This is what the religion of peace breeds; chemical warfare against civilians for points.’
Of course, the reason why the ‘rebels’ gassed their own people is that the chemical weapons were free, and the US would spend billions in missiles to launch at Syria’s present government, their ‘enemy.’ Even better than strapping a bomb onto a teenager.
300 km range on the ASMs... vs double or triple that (easily with mid-air refueling) combat radius of F/A-18s. Hmm, I like the US Navy’s chances - if odumber lets them off the chain. Personally, I’d rather just stay out of it.
Time to fire up the wave-motion gun
If the ship were to park outside the range of the missiles and completely level Damascus, wouldn’t that be the end of it?
Threat? Against Aegis? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
What’s a gay task force commander to do? Follow orders from the gay islamist in Chief?
The Russians are also in Syria sitting in their port... They have the SS-N-22 Sunburn, it has been called the most lethal missile in the world today.
Iran also has these, perhaps Syria as well.
Never underestimate the other side.
The Sunburn can deliver a 200-kiloton nuclear payload or a 750-pound conventional warhead, within a range of 100 miles, more than twice the range of the Exocet. The Sunburn combines a Mach 2.1 speed (two times the speed of sound) with a flight pattern that hugs the deck and includes violent end maneuvers to elude enemy defenses. The missile was specifically designed to defeat the US Aegis radar defense system. Should a US Navy Phalanx point defense somehow manage to detect an incoming Sunburn missile, the system has only seconds to calculate a fire solution not enough time to take out the intruding missile. The US Phalanx defense employs a six-barreled gun that fires 3,000 depleted-uranium rounds a minute, but the gun must have precise coordinates to destroy an intruder just in time.
The Sunburns combined supersonic speed and payload size produce tremendous kinetic energy on impact, with devastating consequences for ship and crew. A single one of these missiles can sink a large warship, yet costs considerably less than a fighter jet. Although the Navy has been phasing out the older Phalanx defense system, its replacement, known as the Rolling Action Missile (RAM) has never been tested against the weapon it seems destined to one day face in combat.
obozo is doing all he can to deplete US military power and if the US Navy loses a few ships and some sailors over an attack on Syria, the obozo will be doing a victory dance.
Iskandar missiles? Where did they get these things???? The Gamelons???
The Tomahawk cruise missile has a range of 800 to 1550 miles. As long as our ships stay outside the range of the P-800, they are in no danger.