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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
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    From the sentence structure I would guess either the King James Bible or the man page for the Holy Hand Grenade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
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    LOL. "Iranian" drones launched from Iraq?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    LOL. "Iranian" drones launched from Iraq?
    Nobody asked if they were American

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    LOL. "Iranian" drones launched from Iraq?
    And nowhere was Iraq mentioned until you threw it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    LOL. "Iranian" drones launched from Iraq?
    Assuming this is a reference to mookie's post and not some nonsensical Trump tweet, I think he means it flew over the gulf through Kuwaiti airspace. That seems plausible. But fairly long range given Iran's drone known tech. Which could have significantly improved since we started losing drones over their airspace.

    Here's the city/airbase where the report has the drones coming out of:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahvaz


    Edit: Apparently they have drones (from China?) that have a 900+ mile range:
    https://apnews.com/d20f80188e3543bfb36d512df7777cd4
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    Good thing we didn't go to war with Cuba over this.

    The mysterious ailments experienced by some 40 Canadian and U.S. diplomats and their families while stationed in Cuba may have had nothing to do with sonic "attacks" identified in earlier studies.

    According to a new Canadian study, obtained exclusively by Radio-Canada's investigative TV program EnquÍte, the cause could instead be neurotoxic agents used in pesticide fumigation.
    Whoops, apocalypse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Good thing we didn't go to war with Cuba over this.



    Whoops, apocalypse.
    haha, holy ****.

    Imagine whatever Castro is running cuba now thinking, "What are these ****ing morons talking about? Brain rays?"
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    haha, holy ****.

    Imagine whatever Castro is running cuba now thinking, "What are these ****ing morons talking about? Brain rays?"
    There is a sadly larger than you think number of people who believe EMPs are gonna be used by Russia to destroy us. They also believe in Chemtrails and that the US Government not only is in possession of multiple "Bigfeet" but that they are breeding them and training them to be the military of the future. Brain rays is nothing compared to that crap.

    No...none of that is hyperbole.
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    Reuters article out today has Iran claiming 2k km range. All US carriers and bases in the gulf at risk, per Iranian claim.

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    Iíll take the US phalanx system over a bunch of security guards firing machine guns randomly in the air.

    Those things pose very little threat to carriers. Especially at the slow speeds they reportedly fly at.

    Phalanx was destined to target things coming it at anti ship missile speed. Not a Cessna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Phalanx was destined to target things coming it at anti ship missile speed. Not a Cessna.
    I've seen declassified high res super slo mo films of those during tests ("we manufacture that product by the way...").


    Fig 1. Kepler, artist's conception

    They are, I believe the technical term is, insane. They're going to stop anything not coming in in the hundreds per cubical meter per second traveling less than the speed of sound.
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    They are my favorite weapons system (is that a thing?) Iíve ever seen. The engineering alone on them is mind blowing. Itís like Iron Dome taken to 11,000,000.

    The only weakness is, like you alluded to, high volume. They would blow through their ammunition. Iím guessing reloads have already been considered by the military so maybe even that weakness has been mitigated.

    Either way, they are last resort. There are several other tech platforms protecting carrier groups. If youíre at the point where phalanx is involved, itís a hot war and **** has thoroughly hit the fan.

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    Kepler crushing with the Aliens reference
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
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    How the f-ck hard is it NOT TO DO THIS?!!!
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    You guys are like 2 full days behind rest of the world news cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    You guys are like 2 full days behind rest of the world news cycles.
    If only it was 4 years.
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Girl is recruiting mookie to teach her friends (Asian ambassadors wives) conversational English.

    First session is this coming Tuesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Girl is recruiting mookie to teach her friends (Asian ambassadors wives) conversational English.

    First session is this coming Tuesday
    First lesson. Difference between the first and third person reference.

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