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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The B17 also crashed early in its program. It did pretty well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the Martin Seamaster while you are at it, Chris.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PG,
Danke, thank you. We will expand our discussion.
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On advice from a consultant, we are expanding the discussion for special aircraft to fill a niche. The Martin SeaMaster research will begin to go along with others programs that are on the table.
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Aleppo Industrial-Commercial Zone
Training continues for the security-police force. Recon Drone patrols identified a group of three trucks carrying a bunch of men in the back of each. As the drone was following to get a better image, it appeared that there were weapons being carried by some. An OH-6 and two AH-1 Cobra were rerouted to intercept. A Predator came upon the group, as it split into three different paths, following one that had not identified any weapons to get a better image. There in the cab is what appears to be an AK.
. The Recon-attack helicopter group split with the OH-6 and one AH-1 now over the identified weapon carrying truck. Weapons are confirmed. When they stop the decision will be made to respond to this threat. It did stop a few minutes later about 4 blocks from the perimeter of the CoC, in a small alley making it difficult to maintain visibility. As the OH-6 came upon it, the truck was stopped as men were getting out. The OH-6 opened fire with the .50 cal on the side of the fuselage surprising the men on the ground. Killing 5 including the driver and a passenger in the cab, wounding a few others, with one being in the cab. The truck engine did receive 7 rounds, it will not operate. The other 14 had mostly moved off already.
The AH-1 approached from a different angle up a street that several gunmen had progressed up. As the Cobra opened fire with the 20mm 3-barreled chin mounted gun, it killed 2 more men quickly. as 4 other jumped inside some office buildings 2 stories tall. Other men moving up another street saw the Cobra fly past a minute ago, hiding in rooms.
. The individual AH-1 came across the truck, all the passengers in the back had already dismounted. Two men were standing in the thin alley smoking, talking carrying AK on the shoulder. The 20mm opened up killing both men, several rounds in the truck, which caught fire. The small fire remained burning for a few hours. The 20mm alerted the two dismount teams of 7 and 8 respectively. They hid in several buildings out of site of the AH-1.
. The third truck group heard the communication from a man that was in the 2nd truck with a warning. The attack has been called off for now. Commonwealth intelligence received the message. The heard and understood the words spoken. But there was a code for the words used. A call went out for the alert. which was carried out for 6 hours. A few unarmed men were seen walking in 1s and 2s in the general direction that the trucks had come from. Today, an suspected attack was thwarted.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Commonwealth of Chrisdom made an inquiry to the US about buying Orcas Island, Lopez Island, and San Juan Island. The response was cool.... the State of Washington is not having it. May get a lease on Orcas Island including Eastsound which could serve as a harbor to utilize former shipyard as a naval base and the former US WW2 airbase used for training. It is a municipal airport, not used much, losing a bunch of money costing the country and state tax payers money.
. The Commonwealth does not have any members in the area, by that we mean in northern Pacific. Panama bases are the closest at just over 4000 miles away. There does seem to be some action taking place. There has been some and expect more in the future.
. The US is on great & friendly terms, the State of Washington is not, New Canada is cold, Karmanaskis is freezing. Graham Island & Moreshead Isl. is very good, Eski is very good. Maybe we should not be in this area. If it gets hot, let the other guys shoot it out.
. Most of the task force that sailed into the northern Pacific region has left. A few frigates, a couple of DDG, a few support ships. There will not be any announcement of submarines.
Wake Island has been left with the hulk of the C-130 after clean up and/or removal of all fluids. A few solar powered cameras with transmitter have been left on Wake Island to transmit shots periodically of nature and wild life and movement. Transmission to Commonwealth Center of Natural & Life Science, the Smithsonian and National Geographic. This will last until the first major storm in all likelihood.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commonwealth,

Not to be a wet blanket in the realm of imagination,. Just for the record, east sound is not very big and and there is really no way to get any ships in there, short of a Higgins boat. To be honest, there are no deep water ports or harbors on any of those islands. That is why the navy is on Bainbridge and the port of Everett. The cost of all the San Juan islands, which include Lopez and Orcas, are either shear cliffs, heavily Rocky or shallow beach. As for the air field, it might be big enough for a private jets but definitely a twin engine prop plane like a King Air.

Sincerely, Washington resident

P.S. sorry, my a.n.a.l engineer brain could not help itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The US Would never sell any part of their territory to a foreign country like the CofC, that would be not within their constitution.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Constitution.
“The business of America is Business” Foriegn entities own real property in the US.
Hoth,
Thank you for the perspective.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUSINESSES may own property, countries may buy property for diplomatic activities, individuals from other countries may buy property. HOWEVER, a foreign , potentially competing power, acquiring by lease or purchase, a part of US property for the purpose of military or para-military operations is quite a different matter. The international complications entangling the U.S. would hardly be worth it. It could potentially involve the United States in a war in which it has no interest or even contrary to its interests. Perhaps CofC should look somewhere besides vicinity of the U.S. for its acquisitive aspirations. The demands of geography make the eastern Pacific virtually a U.S. lake, whether or not the U.S. likes it.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The US has a large Joint Task Force Base in the Med on Americus Island. It has helped to expand the relationship between the CoC and the US.
Does the Gator State object to the CoC operating a military base in the region of Vancouver Island?
Does New Canada object to the CoC having an operational military base in the region, adjacent to New Canada near Vancouver Island?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any objections the GS might have are irrelevant, in that the GS does not have the means to enforce them. That does not preclude the use of ndirect means, as well as influence, to achieve political and military objectives. One must use all means available, including covert ones, to defend national interests.

The Gator State does not see any reasonable, friendly interest of CofC in the northeast Pacific, however, which makes any operation by CofC in that area extremely suspicious.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Canada Objects the CofC idea of operating a base near Vancouver Island and my country, as it will further escalate problems with both my nation and Karmanaskis, it would be wise of the Commonwealth to leave the area alone.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If New Canada objects to the CoC having a base in the area, it must be a great plan for the CoC to acquire facilities in the region.
We will ask the Country Graham about leasing a base on Moreshead Island.
YES!! That is what we will do. Talk to them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO!!! ITS A BAD IDEA COFC!!! You are going to make things worse for my country and Karmanaskis, in case if you forgot.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not true. I am here to help.
I’m just under appreciated, misunderstood.
CoC provides economic opportunities so people can improve their lives in their terms, provide opportunity for people to pursue their happiness.
. The CoC amphib group has changed course. A hospital ship, ‘Care 4 u’ is transients good the Panama Waterway to be joined by a CG, DDG, FFG, and 4 supply-logistic ships.
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