Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Why is Trump deploying bombers to the middle east now?

Bolton says tensions with Iran are escalating, but it's Rama trijocker05/05/19
yea I read that too. Bolton said we cannot tolerate any mor whiteguyinchina05/06/19
https://www.investors.com/news/mike -pompeo-oil-industry-us-f whiteguyinchina05/06/19
I think it's dangerous to eff around with Iran. Especially trijocker05/06/19
I thought boomers were there since at least the first gulf w taxamnesty05/06/19
That was more GenX than boomer. wutwutwut05/06/19
I don't know the specific reason that bombers are being depl larrywilliams05/06/19
trijocker (May 5, 2019 - 11:36 pm)

Bolton says tensions with Iran are escalating, but it's Ramadan.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/06/bolton-us-to-deploy-carrier-bombers-to-middle-east-in-iran-warning.html

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whiteguyinchina (May 6, 2019 - 4:58 am)

yea I read that too. Bolton said we cannot tolerate any more provocations. what provocations? these people are crazy.

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whiteguyinchina (May 6, 2019 - 5:00 am)

https://www.investors.com/news/mike-pompeo-oil-industry-us-foreign-policy-ceraweek

it's about dat oil

shut off venezuelan and Iranian oil so they have to buy American and saudi

Russia steps back because they can benefit from the price increase too

these people are insane. if u thought Afghanistan was bad, try Iran.

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trijocker (May 6, 2019 - 9:26 am)

I think it's dangerous to eff around with Iran.
Especially when it is the season of Ramadan, and we are sending bombers over?

I do hope someone does not fire upon the other. Otherwise we could be on the verge of WWIII.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/05/politics/iran-carrier-bomber-task-force/index.html

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taxamnesty (May 6, 2019 - 9:31 am)

I thought boomers were there since at least the first gulf war

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wutwutwut (May 6, 2019 - 4:54 pm)

That was more GenX than boomer.

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larrywilliams (May 6, 2019 - 11:13 pm)

I don't know the specific reason that bombers are being deployed at this time. Maybe there is something going on with Iran that we don't know about, and the United States government wants to send a message.

If I recall correctly, we have 18 Ohio class nuclear submarines, of which 14 are configured as "fleet ballistic missile" boats: the "boomers." Each submarine has 24 tubes. With respect to the 14 boats configured as fleet ballistic missile subs, each tube can contain a UGM-133 Trident II (D5) missile (although my understanding is that the subs out on patrol do not go out with all 24 tubes filled). Each D5 missile contains multiple warheads. Probably only a few of the 14 fleet ballistic missile subs are out on patrol at a given time, but the number is presumably classified.

Here's a message. I think this is what we would call a worst case scenario:

One Ohio class Trident nuclear submarine can launch a D5 missile from underwater, somewhere off the coast of Connecticut. That missile could be targeted for Teheran, the capital of Iran. That one missile could carry enough to destroy Teheran and a lot more. The approximately 6,000 mile trip from the east coast of the United States to Iran, at over 18,000 miles per hour, apparently would take roughly 20 minutes.

As far as I know, there is no known workable air defense system to counter a D5 missile closing on a target at over 18,000 miles per hour.

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