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Shack, who in their right mind would call an F14 or F15 in on a pirate? What you want is to call in an A-10 Warthog. "F" for Fighter, "A" for ATTACK. Horses for courses, and all that fine stuff.
So help me, I've seen CAMELS painted among the silhouettes on the nose of a Warthog, those guys enjoy getting close and personal before they punch big holes in things.
Get some joint-operations chief liquored up and bet him no one can land a Warthog on an aircraft carrier, who knows, maybe he'll take the bet. I'll bet there's enough reverse thrust from the main gun that they can do it WITHOUT any arresting hook.
Sometimes, when you are having a radio conversation with someone and you both know it is being recorded and they have certain protocols binding them, it is necessary to play a very delicate dance with your words. Say the magic word, and ooops, I thought you said a DUCK was going to come down.
Didn't that nice man on the boat just ask me to come have tea with Osama? My mistake, I was sure that's what he said.
Last edited by hellosailor; 09-15-2006 at 01:08 AM.