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slightly confused as to their mission.  Could be there for Search-and-Rescue of damaged planes.  Could be there to launch surface-to-surface missiles against land targets.  Could be there to conduct operations against Libyan Naval surface forces.  They could be there, I suppose, for anti-submarine operations; the Libyan navy has 6 Foxtrot class submarines on their T/O but everybody thinks they aren't a factor.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 03:24:15 PM EST
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same here, but on the off chance they can get their submarines out, better to have them there than not

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 03:31:33 PM EST
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Ack.

If they are in the tool box, why not?


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 03:36:35 PM EST
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No doubt the Navy is insistent on proving they're worth the money

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 03:41:40 PM EST
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This is a great opportunity to strut your stuff with the world watching, aka sales opportunity.

France won the chance to show off the Rafale that no one wants to buy (too dear).

Just watched Juppé on the public TV main news. He said to the journalist, "If we hadn't done anything, you'd be asking me how much longer we were going to sit waiting." Journalist looks at him with a half-conniving half-mocking smile. Next to me someone I know well says: "No he wouldn't, because you wouldn't be in the studio."

Right.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 03:50:17 PM EST
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