Friday, July 06, 2007

AQ in USA to strike core of Navy?

Before the UK bombers, I would have dismissed this, but now - notsomuch. Catch this little number?
"We are 45 doctors and we are determined to undertake jihad and take the battle inside America.

"The first target which will be penetrated by nine brothers is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy." This is thought to have been a reference to the USS John F Kennedy, which is often at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida.
They would have to get by Byron first.

Why Mayport? Why a soon to be de-com'd ship (hint:the name)? Well, not to talk about pro's and con's here....but it is good warning to all. CDO, OOD, weapons qualified personnel onboard 24/7. Drills. Ready, or only think you have a small boat problem in the Arabian/Persian Gulf?

Get your slide rules out. From the Mayport ferry area you have reports of a half dozen 23' center console boats at 30 kts heading towards the jetties in close formation with no fishing gear present. By the time you hear about it they are they are starting their turn into the basin. How much time do you have to defend your ship? Where is the base security right now? How many weapons can come into action in time? Ready? What are your damage control option at 0330 on a Saturday, or 0700 on a Sunday?

Oh, what is the "core of the Navy" in the title about?
The message discussed targets at the base, adding: "These are clubs for naked women which are opposite the First and Third units."
Maybe that is one way to motivate Force Protection......
Heh, I can hear LBG right now;
"He said 'unit'."

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