Happy New Year! Thank you, Israel.


Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

The Admiral Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

Before the holiday begins tonight, we should appreciate how beautiful Obama’s delay is on Syria.

We have a full self-contained Marine ground invasion force steaming there by ship, quite visibly… like the Brits did with the Falklands.  It has beach landing crafts, two-thousand troops (although they claim they have only(!) three-hundred ground force aboard;  also amphibious hovercraft, helicopters, and vertical take-off support attack jets, ospreys, and harriers.   Nice.  It’ll be coming up the Red Sea toward Suez.

The Nimitz carrier group got under way for its scheduled return to its Washington State home, but ‘spun about’ and is ‘steaming’ steadily toward the Red Sea.

On the weekend, they stacked two-hundred Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian coast, having brought up two more missile destroyers from the western Mediterranian, making it now five destroyers up close.   (Anyone remember Zeigfried in “Get Smart”?   “Nuthingk… Nuthingk…  Five destroyers…  Nuthingk…”)

It’s all for show, of course, since we could hit them using only land-based planes from Aviano, Qatar, etc.

At first the Arabs laughed at Obama’s weakness in delaying and looking to congress.  Not for long.  The final blow that sent him sweating bullets was shooting off the two missiles without warning yesterday.

Russian early warning satellites detected them and sent the panic incoming to Assad.   After an hour or so of silence, Russia broke and publicly asked what the heck is going on.

We said nothing.

Eventually Israel says, “Oh, what? yea, we were testing some tracking gear.”

Love it!

So far we have waved the big stick, and without killing anyone.  So far, so good.

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