Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sunday Funnies



Hat tip CNAS.

11 comments:

MR T's Haircut said...

HAHAHA

Number 2 is why god made Marines...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Step 1:  Pass with liberal dose of GAU-17. 

Step 2:  Repeat.

Step 3:  Fast-rope.

文佩齊華 said...

呵。。。。好可愛~~..................................................

xformed said...

I also hear there's a new addition to Murphy's rules of combat:

"Never take a paintball gun to a knife and pipe fight"

ewok40k said...

sending 10 commandos versus 100 strong mob is recipe for disaster, either you have to resort to lethal force or you get up beaten to a pulp...

ShawnP said...

What in the he!! was the on scene commander thinking? A incident that will go into the VBSS books on how not to do a boarding.

Grandpa Bluewater said...

Methinks the thought process was SOC in the box.  The problem with doctrine to the point of dogma, and signature tactical moves, is that they make you predictable and interfere with thinking things through. See also, Autobiography of FADM E. J. King, USN.

Speaking with the 20/20 hindsight of a grumpy old man with no operational experience in this sort of thing, the first hovering helo could have been a crop dust capable helo with a full load of PPR (piddle, poop and retch) inducing agent, second pass CTS (convulsive cough, tear and sneeze), then a nice ribbon parachute to open 8 feet above the deck and collapse on the crowd. Meanwhile a little bird or two finds a nice spot aft to low hover and the lads step off like gentlemen while the folks holding the indignation meeting on the forward deck have everybody's attention forward.

Or just do it at night over the stern from a blacked out muffled cigarette boat, with grappling hooks and acrobatic prowess. A recently proven technique. ("Think like a pirate"...Down Periscope starring Kelsey Gramer)

Frontal assaults with no tactical deception, Phooey! 

See also Capt Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. USNR, RADM John Bulkeley, USN. 

ewok40k said...

Water canons and boarding 100-strong riot gear police unit from larger ship would work too...

Casey Tompkins said...

Why not a Vulcan? *DONT_KNOW*

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Well, the 7.62 costs about $.40 a round if you buy in bulk.  The Israelis probably get a price break on top of that, to somewhere around $.25/round.

A 20mm round costs almost $3.00 even when bought on sale with a savings card. 

Why would you buy a marble countertop at fifteen times the price of a composite model you can buy at Home Depot that has the same look, feel, and durability?

I mean, defending Israel is important.  But don't spend more than you have to!  ;)

lkj said...

If they'd killed 34 crew members and wounded 171, the United States would have done . . . 

nothing.