Comments by Jim Campbell
October 13, 2018
In light of White House National Security Adviser John Bolton bluntly warning the Chinese this week that the U.S. military will not ignore threatening naval actions near U.S. warships in international waters.
Three US officials confirm that images obtained by
@gCaptain are US Navy images of the “unsafe & unprofessional” encounter between the USS Decatur and a Chinese destroyer that took place Sunday while the US warship was sailing near Gaven Reef in the South China Sea
The Navy said the Decatur was harassed by a Chinese Luyang-class destroyer on Sept. 30 near one of the Spratly islands.
The Chinese ship conducted a series of aggressive maneuvers and sailed within 45 yards of the destroyer, forcing it to change course to avoid a collision.
If need be, the U.S. would out spend the Chinese whose Yuan is of dubious value at any moment in time.(Source)
Thus bringing back President Reagan’s Cold War concept of making the former U.S.S.R, believe the U.S. would outspend them.
Goodbye Soviet Union, hello Russia.
Doubling down on the Trump administration’s tough policies toward China, Bolton also renewed criticism of Beijing for meddling in U.S. elections and stealing American technology.
Commenting on the harassment of the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur by Chinese warship that nearly caused a collision in the South China Sea recently, Bolton said the threatening maneuver was unacceptable.
Great video below.
Navy commanders have rules of engagement that allow them to defend their ships, he said.
Partial script of video above.
Capt. Ramsey: At the Naval War College it was metallurgy and nuclear reactors, not 19th-century philosophy. Capt. Ramsey: “War is a continuation of politics by other means.”
Von Clausewitz. Hunter: I think, sir, that what he was actually trying to say was a little more… Capt. Ramsey: Complicated?
Hunter: Yes the purpose of war is to serve a political end but the true nature of war is to serve itself. Capt. Ramsey:
I’m very impressed.
In other words, the sailor most likely to win the war is the one most willing to part company with the politicians and ignore everything except the destruction of the enemy.
You’d agree with that. Hunter: I’d agree that, um, that’s what Clausewitz was trying to say.
Capt. Ramsey: But you wouldn’t agree with it? Hunter: No, sir, I do not.
No, I just think that in the nuclear world the true enemy can’t be destroyed. Capt. Ramsey: Attention on deck.
Von Clausewitz will now tell us exactly who the real enemy is. Capt. Ramsey: Von? Hunter: In my humble opinion, in the nuclear world, the true enemy is war itself.
The B-2 Spirit aka Stealth Bomber has a very distinctive shape, and when you place it up against a hawk/falcon(?), you can suddenly see why.
Nature has bombers of its own, and that form factor just happens to work out well for us too.
But for all their similarities, I think we’d all prefer to get hit by the bird’s bombs if we had to pick one. The Aviationist
4. Nuclear Submarines There are three major types of submarines in the United States Navy: ballistic missile, attack and cruise missile submarines…….
3. Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit The Air Force’s tiny fleet of twenty B-2 stealth bombers is the only long-range strike asset in the arsenal.
No other aircraft has the range to take off from ……
2. Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is arguably the best stealth fighter jet in existence.
The F-22 is extremely stealthy and is fitted with …….
1. Aircraft Carriers The U.S. Navy has the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, one in the reserve and two new carriers are under construction. Largest and latest of these warships is Ford class ……..
6. M1A1 Abrams M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is well armed and heavily armored. Notable features include …… 5.
Boeing Minuteman III (ICBM) The strategic nuclear deterrence has become less prominent since the end of the …..
Comments left by General Wood were so good I decided to move them to the front page.
In my opinion the only reason to go to war is to defend your homeland and borders.
But if you are forced to defend yourself, then “completely” annihilate your enemy – destruction leads to creation.
I “learned” the political side of war in Vietnam.
I went in wide-eyed and full of enthusiasm, knowing we were doing the “right thing.”
I left Vietnam an older and wiser warrior knowing that we had been played by the pork chops in D.C.
Do I believe in America and our military?
Hell yes! But there is no room in this world for politicians.
They make war, Hell.