Right under our noses...

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by HazelGod, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. HazelGod

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    The self-inflated sense of supremacy held by the U.S. armed forces took a punch in the cods recently when a Chinese attack submarine sailed undetected into the midst of a US naval exercise in the Pacific ocean and surfaced within firing range of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.

    Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to publish realistic performance specifications for operational military assets, nor allow their programming into sophisticated 3D simulacra available worldwide as "video games", nor encourage the real-time reporting of tactical and strategic deployment details via globally available cable news outlets.

    What is it about those in power that prevents them resisting the compulsion to marvel at their own magnificence?
     
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    Oh, and it's all about making a buck. Sell those videogames and make a mint!
     
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    Ouch!

    That's more than a wake-up call, that's a call saying you're late for work.
    Should we be expecting another cold war?

    "In January China carried a successful missile test, shooting down a satellite in orbit for the first time." - This is pretty cool actually.
     
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    This incident occurred over a year ago. It's nice to see that the Daily Mail is on top of things, but I wonder just how old a story can get before it no longer qualifies as "news".

    The story gets the length of the Song class subs wrong - they're 243 feet, not 160. The photo accompanying the article is a stock item of the latest Song variant.

    I wonder why they've revived this "news". The peculiar thing about the incident is, why did the sub surface? All that did was reveal information useful to submarine warfare analysts. The entire point of shadowing is to remain undetected, which the Chinese failed to do - at least, that time. If the sub was forced up, nobody's saying publicly, at least so far.
     
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    "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
     
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    Arrogance and egotism, thy name is blindness.
     
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    Shit man, that's a bit OTT, I was only quoting Shelley! :tongue::tongue::tongue:
     
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    Sorry love. Just kind of in the gloom and blue mood today. :wink:
     
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