Skip to comments.The US Navy appears to have fooled Russia and Syria with a warship ruse before the strike
Posted on 04/16/2018 11:29:10 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
When President Donald Trump threatened to send missiles at Syria despite Russia's promises to counter-attack all eyes turned towards the US Navy's sole destroyer in the region. But that may have been a trick.
Pundits openly scoffed at Trump's announcement of the strike days in advance, especially considering his criticism of Barack Obama for similar talk, but the actual strike appeared to go down well.
In April 2017, two US Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean steamed into the region, let off 59 cruise missiles in response to suspected gas attacks by the Syrian government, and left unpunished and unpursued.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
“When the strike happened, the Cook didn’t fire a shot, and a source tell Bloomberg News it was a trick.
Instead, a US submarine, the USS John Warner, fired the missiles while submerged in the eastern Mediterranean, presenting a much more difficult target than a destroyer on the surface. Elsewhere in the sea, a French navy frigate let off three missiles.”
Interesting. It was a head fake then lol
“Combined with a trilateral air assault from a US B-1B Lancer bomber and UK and French fighter jets, the attack ended up looking considerably different than last year’s punitive strike.”
looks like Trump let’s his military implement the tactics.
The ruse wasnt the Donald Cook which had been severely compromised in the Black Sea mishap.
The ruse was the 1st 2 waves of Tomahawks.
The real weapons were fired in the last wave by the Aircraft.
As opposed to the military genius that preceded him...
Apparently it was the Syrians who fooled the US military into thinking a civilian laboratory being monitored regularly by the OPCW posed some kind of threat.
Emperor of Kalorama
We had 13 aerial tankers airborne over the Med. Russia knew that, and was watching them, thinking the bombers were coming from the west..
The ruse was that the bombers came from the east, where Russia and Iran have no radar.
Russia didn’t even turn on their S-400 and S-300 radar. They knew that if they tracked any of our inbound aircraft their radar would get cratered.
“All war is deception.”
Someone said that. [sarc]
I guess he knew what he was talking about.
the hat needs to be higher and broader - makes the pencil-necked guy look like he’s not a pin head ... and shouldn’t there be some sort of rear back brace for all the medals - they are really heavy!
After all that Russian talk about protecting Syria and shooting down our missiles, Russia is the big loser in a region where saving face is extremely important. The message to all is clear, Russia cannot protect you if the US wants to inflict harm on you. And don’t forget for a second, China and North Korea were watching as well. Message sent. Message received.
59 x $1.4 million a piece = $82,600,000 win for Raytheon. As I assume that the military will replenish those fired missiles. No big deal though, it’s just borrowed money anyways.
Right out of One Chronicles 14:08-17! Never do the same thing twice. First time a frontal assault, second time come in around behind them.
1CH14:08 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them.
1CH14:09 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
1CH14:10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.
1CH14:11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim.
1CH14:12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
1CH14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
1CH14:14 Therefore David inquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
1CH14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
1CH14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
1CH14:17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
God. KING JAMES BIBLE TOUCH - KJV (Kindle Locations 17709-17724). Kindle Edition.
And how much did this little dog and pony show cost? Trump is always worried about spending (as he should be).
It’s a quick, and excellent read.
How would they get cratered?
A little in your face gesture.
Couldn't spare one missile to take out the lobby?
Do Putin pay you in cash or what?
Actually, I posted this for a discussion of tactics, and why the headline and writing are so poor in recognizing what actually occurred.
Bitcoin and vodka.
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