Skip to comments.Media: France To Send Nuclear Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf
Posted on 02/01/2012 7:37:48 AM PST by Strategy
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Don’t forget the French Foriegn Legion...
Pound for pound the most “tenacious” fighting force in the world...Up and down that chain of command...
(I can feel the SpecOps wannabees, queuing up ready to dispell this analysis...hehehe)
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Besides, the army is the only real fighting force.
Well, they could have named her after the Comte de Grasse, who defeated the British off Cape Henry or Cape May, and prevented them from raising the siege of Yorktown. But I think that name is pretty consistently taken by other ships in the French OOB.
You mean like the U.S.S. Eisenhower?
And the Teddy Roosevelt, and the Abe ..... he was a Militia captain in the Blackhawk War .....
Guess we'll have to look up where John Stennis and Carl Vinson served their military time. (Might not have, they were pols through-and-through. If Stennis served in an "army" it was probably Boss Vardaman's machine in Miss'sippi.)
Before we turn away from this neo-bad-tradition of naming aircraft carriers for live people and out-of-office ex-POTUS's-and-pols (but I repeat myself ....for emphasis), why is it the 'Rats never got around to naming a carrier after our boy TJ? Is he now non-PC in his own party? And never mind the Declaration of Independence?
Would that be the same Iranians who suffered a giant fire and massive explosion in their favorite cruise-missile production facility a few months later? No telling what happened, of course ..... but somehow I like to think the Special Boat Service had something to do with that.
I think we/they ought to singe Dinnerjacket's shorts every other day, personally.
Fear of France?
If they can get it there.
We and the Japanese are the only countries that have done well with this class.
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