Friday, December 16, 2016

Chinese Resort to Piracy

CNN (and everyone else) is reporting that China stole an underwater drone from the US Navy in international waters.
Bowditch had stopped in the water to pick up two underwater drones. At that point a Chinese naval ship that had been shadowing the Bowditch put a small boat into the water. That small boat came up alongside and the Chinese crew took one of the drones.
I know that the Bowditch is a naval research vessel, but it doesn't have a Ma-Deuce on board? I think that riddling a "small boat" engaged in piracy should be a simple task.  A couple of belts of "combat mix" would probably leave a small boat settling in the water.  Probably listing badly.

Oh, wait, this is Obama's response we're talking about.

Trumps SecNav should issue a general order as soon as possible.  "Sink all pirate vessels without hesitation."  If we want to send a message, sinking a few "small boats" would do just fine.

But that's just me.  I'm not a sailor-man.


Old NFO said...

Actually they don't... They are unarmed 'white ships'... sigh... And the Remus 600 they got didn't have anything but oceano data on it. I've sailed aboard USNS Bowditch before, it's all civilian crew/scientists.

Murphy's Law said...

Obama will likely apologize to China and pay them reparations of some sort before he leaves.

Unknown said...

Right, because PawPaw won't be the one fighting the Chinese,he'll be sitting in his barkalounger drinking a highball while watching old reruns of M.A.S.H., waiting for the casualty numbers to roll in during commercial breaks on FOX News.

Give it a rest PawPaw, your penchant for warmongering isnt doing my active duty Army Cavalry son any favors.

In fact, I prefer the measured responses made by our current President, instead of having some dope President, Dumbya ring a bell, getting the nation involved in a war over some Navy R/C toy.