22 March 2011

"Speaking of Tomahawks..."

"...this campaign is the first time the Tomahawk Block IV or TLAM-E has been used against real targets. Both British and American ships carry this latest variant of the near-30 year-old cruise missile.

The Block IV has datalinks allowing commanders to have it rerouted in-flight, take pictures of a target area and send them back to command centers and even loiter for a while over a target."
(via theo)


4 comments:

JA Goneaux said...

Yeah, never try to explain to a hippy that the military actually doesn't try to kill civilians, and has spend billions trying NOT to. Unlike terrorists, who do the exact opposite.

They've even developed a "flying brick", which is basically a concrete block with a GPS. No explosion, very limited collateral damage. Just drop it into a single room on the bad guy, and his dear, loving family aren't hurt in the very next room.

As opposed to The Other, who are trying to get their hands on NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) to max the body count on the infidels...

Neo Conservative said...

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the allies apparently called off an airstrike on one of momo's compounds... because there were journalists in the area.

modern warfare indeed.

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JA Goneaux said...

Well, I was wondering when the "human shields" would show up...wait a minute...I guess that's just for OTHER Arab dictators, you know, when the President ISN'T all Hopechangy and stuff...

Neo Conservative said...

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human shields... a time-tested middle eastern tactic.

not as nifty as wiring up your kids with explosives and sending them to market... but it'll do in a pinch, i suppose.

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