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Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-02-09 18:52||
#2 the U.S. Navy can not now afford to fight "the club" category of supersonic anti-ship missiles.
"the club" - reference to the rooski Bulava (Mace) anti-ship missile?
Posted by SteveS 2012-02-09 23:27||
#3 This was an interesting article as well as the intense debate following re the ability to "shut down the Straits". What was missing was that evryone debated who would "win" between the military options. There is no need to do that. Strategically the aim is to reduce the economic flow of oil, all as part of sabre diplomacy. It is the insurance companies that will tell their tankers to stay away. LLoyds of London has too much to lose to either have insured tankers sunk or deal with oil spills. This can be done by threats and manipulation of those CNN guys. No need to fire a shot.
Posted by Northern Cousin 2012-02-09 23:42||