100 tomahawks fired, I wander how many got shot down....
These are messed up times, does anybody have any ideas or hunches on how Russia will respond? Maybe a strike on USS Donald cook???
If yess we would be on the way to WW3.... scary!!!!
Nothing scary about suppressing a dictator that defies world views and law regarding chemical warfare. JASSMs were also used, launched from B-1's, and were most likely the stealth piece allowing the less stealth Tomahawks afterwards.
I highly doubt Russia would be so bold as to target an actual warship because it's then "Game On" to the next level. I would suspect that since we have conducted an Allied strike involving France and UK, that Russia will need to decide if vilifying 3 EU and 3 voting members of the UN would not bode well for them in the future. Though China has stated support of Russia should anything happen to NK, not so sure they would back them in attacking 3 powers armed with nuclear weapons and robust expeditionary forces. Not to mention, the economic impact of Russia and/or China doing anything against the 3. It was a precision strike, purposely avoiding Russian forces.
To be fair, this is more a sphere of influence struggle rather than anything actually related to "human rights". Russia and the US are both guilty of funding regimes that bomb civilians (Syria and Saudi Arabia, respectively).
Are we should take all Pentagons claims with a HUGE grain of salt?
Since the Russians are past masters at misinformation, propaganda, controlling the press and using information as a weapon. And the Pentagon is subject to judicial and public scrutiny - I've got no doubt about who to believe. However the dust has not yet settled, we probably need to quell our quest for instant BDA and accurate information and give it a couple days to settle down. It's not COMANO with God's Eye enabled.
It is not good to trust the Pentagon just "because democracy". I would take both sides claims with a grain of salt. A very large grain of salt.
Also, the "Russian boogieman" stereotype is dated. The USSR doesn't exist anymore, and while there are certainly alot of domestic issues, at the very least, Russia is does not have this evil plan to take over Europe or the world. Information from that country shouldn't be considered invalid "because its Russia".
A good example of why not to immediately trust government/military reports is North Korean executions. Several of them have been wrong, including the infamous "man executed with AA gun", but no articles or stories have been published by the media rectifying their mistake.
The Pentagon also believes that North Korea, armed with a small nuclear arsenal, primitive delivery systems, and a military consisting of decaying 30 year old equipment is somehow a threat to both the US and her allies, despite the US alone having the largest defence budget in the world...
I will personally wait until this entire war ends before considering any reports as fact. Despite what I said above, both sides have a motive to shape the information. It is unlikely the truth will be known for some time.
True. Of course, IRL the military is trying to make it as lopsided and boring as possible. No one planning anything wants excitement!
But I agree, taking out 3 campuses with 110 tomahawks and JASSM-ERs isn’t a whole
Lot of fun to game
I don't know man, not only does this sound like an interesting scenario, a scenario involving H-6s bombing the Yellow River would also be pretty cool!
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