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Iran Conflict Thread - pls no - update: Iran has seized a UK-flagged tanker

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I can see the immobilization of a carrier literally going nuclear under Trump. It would be a massive embarrassment for him (as this escalation is his policy) and he is as thin skinned as they come, and I think the joint chiefs (and hell, a good portion of the population) would demand retribution of some kind.

 

I don't think it's particularly likely, but I can see the scenario happening under a Trump type.

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If a carrier went down and hundreds died (or even thousands), yeah, I'm 95% sure that Iran would be struck in ways that are disproportional. Not nuclear, but I could see massive air attacks on industrial facilities, etc.

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Graham is war hawking to the media. ABC News is saying he's clearly trying to reach Trump through the media that he's being tested by Iran.

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8 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

But in all seriousness, can you imagine the hit to US reputation if a carrier was sunk?

 

That's why, some, want the Navy to move away from big sexy carriers to a more distributed force. It's also why the Navy wants to tie it's point defense systems to AI (crew might not react fast enough to a hypersonic) and wants 1mw lasers since current systems use small missiles and machine guns, and lasers don't run out of ammo.  

 

 

The other consideration is that Iran would be in complete control over deescalation since Iran is fortress

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12 minutes ago, marioandsonic said:

Welp.  We're fucked.

 

Iran surely is.  We'll be fine.  We'll just be fine assholes. 

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Man if this plays out with an aircraft carrier getting immobilized or even sunk, like has the US navy suffered a comparable loss to that since WWII? 

 

Think of the movies that could be made in the coming decades!

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14 minutes ago, SilentWorld said:

Man if this plays out with an aircraft carrier getting immobilized or even sunk, like has the US navy suffered a comparable loss to that since WWII? 

 

Think of the movies that could be made in the coming decades!

The script is being written as we speak! 

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It will be hard as hell for them to sink a carrier.  My navy is well versed in preventing thier ships from sinking after attack.  

 

I anticipate a big missle attack on Irans   Refineries  so they cant produce any oil to export

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39 minutes ago, 2user1cup said:

Somewhere out there, someone has missiles to sell 

 

The war economy.

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17 minutes ago, Ricofoley said:

Bolton probably called him up during a commercial break.

 

Probably with threats of throwing shoes at Lumpy.

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3 minutes ago, thewhyteboar said:

I don't even know what to say. 

 

I bet you Bolton and Pompeo had him convinced but then Tucker's show came on.

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4 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

I bet you Bolton and Pompeo had him convinced but then Tucker's show came on.

Yup... That's strong leadership right there.

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5 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

I bet you Bolton and Pompeo had him convinced but then Tucker's show came on.

He was about to order the strike but then his KFC bucket arrived. 

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3 hours ago, Jason said:

 

So basically we have two idiots shouting into each of Trump's ears, and whether or not we go to war with Iran depends on who shouts the loudest at the right time or if the president gets bored.

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