"Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it."
Oscar Wilde

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Odyssey Dawn

Well, after a series of unsucessful threats, Libya has been struck. As much as I hate the idea of military action while we are already engaged in a very expensive war, I have to say: eat it, Libya. This operation, awesomely named Operation Odyssey Dawn, has seriously damaged Libyan forces. I do not know all of the details, but I do know that this operation was performed expertly. Not only were ground forces not engaged, which would have been a dangerous gamble, but my USAF theory was semi-proved right! Backed by naval Tomahawk Missles, United States (and coalition, but... mostly United States) planes utterly crushed Libyan airpower and military resources. This is, in my opinion, exactly the kind of operation that the United States should engage in. Why put large amounts of American lives in danger when we can make the enemy eat the damage and the casualties. The ground forces that were used also operated in a very admirable fashion; they rolled in, rescued two pilots whose plane had malfunctioned, and rolled out. The US passed complete control of the Operation to NATO, but while we may no longer be leading the strike, we led and coordinated the initial Operation. Despite this, our units are in the extreme majority.

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                    The USS Barry firing a Tomahawk Missle. E pluribus unum.

4 comments:

  1. Nice! On all counts. :)

    ~Amy~

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  2. U brainwashed fool. So you want islam extremists to run libya instead of gadaffi? If they were in power there it would be a massacre, the islam extremists are trying to turn it into a islamic state and seperate it from africa killing all the african people there, it will be a breeding ground for terrorists. Nato and america have done this to save our economies from the gold dinar and oil only being traded for gold. The media lied to us, Trust me, this attack on libya is wrong, if u support it ur supporting taliban islam extremists, most of the rebel army is extremist jihadis from afganistan etc, and you want them to win so they can keep killing us? They declared jihad on the u.s so muslim obama helps them take libya and sets them up in business, haha the western world is so friggin corrupt, I'm ashamed of being part of it

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  3. wake up stop killing innocent people, the taliban are the enemy not our frenzAugust 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Captain jack. Were u shouting allah akbar when those rockets went up?? Because your taliban allies were when they landed

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  4. This is Captain Jack posting as Anonymous due to account programming issues:
    Hello John Gill and the other guy who insulted me. Did I say that I wanted Islam extremists to run Libya? My statement was: "Although I am not happy with further military action while we are already engaged in an expensive war in Afghanistan, I have to say: eat it Libya." I believe Gaddafi and his Libya is getting what it deserves. I am not happy with spending more US dollars on another war. John Gill, you are forgetting a crucial point... Gaddafi was a terrorist. Your comment is full of fallacies my friend. If you don't like the Western World, get out of it... don't let the door hit you on the way out. We wouldn't want anyone to live in shame now, would we?

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