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US Drone Strikes Navy Ship By Mistake

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While hardly as dramatic as last week's revelation that Syrian Al-Qaeda cannibals apologized after chopping off the head of one of their CIA-funded "rebels" by mistake, the news that a US drone struck a US missile cruiser during training off Southern California, causing two minor injuries is maybe even more embarrassing. After all, with Al-Qaeda one can at least make a legitimate case of a friendly fire, er, beheading incident. When it comes to the coast off SoCal, it will be difficult to suggest the Chinese (or Russian) navies were running sorties next to the surfers off Point Mugu.

From AP:

The Navy says an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off Southern California, causing two minor injuries.


Lt. Lenaya (luh-NEY-yah) Rotklein of the U.S. Third Fleet said the accident on the USS Chancellorsville happened Saturday afternoon while the ship was testing its combat weapons system off Point Mugu.


She said two sailors were treated for minor burns after the ship was struck. She said the ship was heading back to Naval Base San Diego so that officials can assess the damage.


Rotklein said the drone was being used to test the ship's radar. She had no immediate information on whether the drone has malfunctioned before.


About 300 crew members were aboard the ship.


The Navy was investigating the cause of the drone malfunction.

Syrian "hackers" to be blamed shortly (just like in the case of, as the time for Obama's internet kill swtich "put option" is long overue.


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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment CPL
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Organised as a fart in a wind storm.  Maybe they should be helping those folks in the Philippines instead of trying to kill each other.  Might be safer.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:18 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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....and whatever you do....don't push THAT button.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:24 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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although this article makes sport of the drone strike, it is time to embrace drone technology now that the (shadow) gub has identified the USN as an enemy combatant


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment slotmouth
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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:28 | Link to Comment Troll Magnet
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Fucking assholes.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Wave Maker
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I thought the headline was misleading.  It "struck" the ship... makes it sound like it fired on the ship, not that it accidentally ran into the ship, which has a completely different implication.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:13 | Link to Comment Running On Bing...
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Someone spilled their diet pepsi on the joy stick. News is news bro.


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:24 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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Soon, the drones will be malfunctioning over libertarian or tea party meetings.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Mesquite
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Just imagine when there are 30,000 in the air...


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:56 | Link to Comment knukles
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About 6 months ago we saw one overfly the golf course we were on.... at about 150 feet (No more), Predator...
They musta been checking out my buds foot wedges

Drone Loads

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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They were checking up on Obama but got the wrong course.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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We hate ourselves for our freedom!

Oh wait, what freedom.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment Eeyores Enigma
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This just in;

Sources leak information on NSA Listening in on themselves.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment sunnydays
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They are just as competent with drones as they are with health care and everything else.  Shows we should not have any drones in the air as they love to bomb everything.   This is crazy.  Proof - they aren't capable to controlling drones.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment toady
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The different implication being that drones can be used for kamikaze attacks?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:40 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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It was a target drone.  It is supposed to fly directly at the target, in this case the cruiser.  The problem comes in when the multi-million dollar defense system on the ship isn't able to destroy the target.

Government dollars at work.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:49 | Link to Comment remain calm
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Holy Shit, nothing is safe with Obama. Sending amessage, just incase the military turns on him.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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skynet is on OUR side

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:57 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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shadow gub shibboleth:

yes or no -- would you fire on your fellow countrymen?

that is, your fellow citizens?

that is, your fellow homelandians?

that is, serfmates?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:00 | Link to Comment johny2
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the taste of the things to come, if the amerikans ever try to have say about anything really important.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment mrdenis
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I won't fire one untill you tell me to .....FIRE ONE ! 

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment MontgomeryScott
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Nice reference to 'The Bedford Incident'!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 20:50 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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It was "If he fires one, I'll fire one".


"Fire one".


Richard Widmark as the Skipper, Danno (James MacArthur) as the ASW Officer. Great movie, but there is no firing station for ASROC on the bridge of a real Navy cruiser/destroyer (it is in the CIC).

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment prains
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there's no money in help

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:40 | Link to Comment CPL
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Something's are worth more than money and the opportunity is present.  Filipino's are just really nice people.  Besides think of all the engineers, construction workers, lumber mills, medical staff...all over the world nothing sweet fuck all right now.  I wouldn't send too much money, I'd send supplies and people.

The opportunity is there is build well, durable and with modern technology and design practices to make sure the next storm that eventually hits rolls off the city like water from a ducks back.  Those design practices can be repeated ad hoc later for better/cheaper/faster/safer development for the region.  Design buildings less like concrete colony outposts and more like a real city where people live with materials that are available.  Engineering to answer the environment and people living there.

Any case, when people mix it up, it starts that chain reaction to start thinking.  Start thinking.  Start planning.  Start planning...then you've got a future and you've made some friends in the process.  First step though is taking the first step.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:59 | Link to Comment prains
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my sarcasm was not meant to diminish the plight of others, it just speaks to the obvious truth most nations just pay lip service to idea of help both domestically and abroad

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment CPL
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No you are right sadly in the context of the current idea of how business is done.  I promise though, my method has a long term investment equity view though.  Something to build a corner stone to mark a good future with luck.  Opportunity to right wrongs of the past and bury hatchets.

Plus the Philippines is an amazing place; it's very old, has a tonne of cool history and it's reasonably priced for the experience of it.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment prains
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yes there's a reason why so many died trying to take it back from the japanese, i have several philopino friends and they are if nothing else real people and have all my respect

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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Oh, Mugu ... you've done it again.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:02 | Link to Comment optimator
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Point Mugu or Mr. Magoo?  What's the difference.  There is no such thing as a drone that isn't a target drone.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:48 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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As always CPL well said.

I would only add to this after more than 2 1/2 years, how 'bout the Country that unleased the horror of the nuclear age on the Japanese diverting all of it's military resources time and attention around the globe threatening everyone else by helping instead to fix the damage to the reactors they installed 37 years ago that may result in the death of billions over many years if it isn't fixed soon?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:33 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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Patience my ass

These drone pilots have to be getting stir crazy just doing simulations all day, right?


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment _ConanTheLibert...
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Friendly fire haha

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:08 | Link to Comment toady
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Nothing instills confidence like friendly fire.


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Well, I guess the head n Thief has found yet ONE more way to dismantle the military,pathetic.Guess we should be glad it wasn't nuke capable, and loaded!.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Any video yet, of The Tribe dancing in the streets.


LOL,good one!,I can't wait for I-Ran to take credit for taking control of it's guidance system

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys and gals that protect and defend their Constitution every day!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:02 | Link to Comment CPL
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They work for a living and get an order from somewhere.  It's good no one was killed.  So just a reminder that technology bites back, there is no coverage for very contingency and there are more important priorities than scuttling each other.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:11 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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And it's up to them to step back and use the attributes, skills and discipline they possess that they were trained with to assess their current situation and crisis to what they've been doing the last 12, 20, 40, 50 years and change it for the better.

Nobody told them that when the President becomes Adolph Hitler or Stalin to follow orders.  As a matter of fact didn't we execute Japanese, German officers and enlisted personnel once we were victorious for doing the same in the murder and torture departments(s)?

If you missed this one last week you might want to pay particular attention to Curtis Lemay's chilling words.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment CPL
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This is about correcting some mindsets, or more like braining them so they leave the other 99.99999% people out of their insane drive to cause so much wreckage.  People work with one another, I know it's not a popular news item, but it's out there.  People looking beyond the situation and understanding they'd like to help.  People will nearly always send money because they lead with their hearts, not religion and see a need to help.

Unfortunately it comes with a friendly wrapper like OxFam (food for guns programs) or Save the Children ("Christian" prostitution and slavery ring).  They've made a complete mess of things and it's time to sort them all out once and for all.  Since they are all lazy cowards, smart, but lazy.  There are plenty of interesting things built that can be used to make it right.  Just takes a bit of qualified randomness to make it happen to pull the batteries out of them all at the same time.

Even the bad guys like mafia or tongs or triads or gypsies or Bedouins or Dugans; they contribute to their own areas and communities often.  They understand a good life, they are crooks, but in my experience and knowledge.  It's shared.  Most of what I've read of them and observed second hand of course.  They are part of society and their individual cultures.  Beside you know how much modern Cinema would suck without the Godfather?

Versus what is happening now.  It is pure unadulterated, hegemonic domination and destruction.  It's time to lance that boil and squeeze the puss out.  Then let it heal a bit, the world is pretty messy right now and people really don't deserve it.  Those reaping that reward of destroying cultures.  Those people (aka filthy pig fuckers) deserve nothing but a handful of ash and lye.  After passing in the most embarrassing and karmic way possible.

It's a go big or go home situation.  Not ready for home just yet.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:58 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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I have an acquaintance (certainly will never call her a friend) who is retired military who is proud of the fact that she served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and took a bullet "while in the shit" she assisted in deliberately creating.

And all the while exclaiming her pride for having served her Country, ironically using the word "honorably", retelling the harrowing accounts of seeing Iraqi and Afghan mothers who lost their children fathers, mothers and grandparents to the weapons she was ordered (unlawfully) to use on them, than somehow pardoning herself by proclaiming the anguish she felt being a "mother" herself!  A mother I might add that left those places in total ruin and chaos to go home to her own family that doesn't have declared wars on it shores with M16 rounds shattering windows, doors and walls and watching them being carted off, raped or tortured in some prison camp! 

The best part of all is this woman understands her government's actions have been unlawful and illegal and has admitted on at least two occasions when I asked her about 9/11 that the majority who are in service now understand that it was used as a pretext that never served or protected the interests of her Country let alone the innocent Nations we destroyed, but instead served the corporations and banks that sent her there to enrich their strategic self-interest(s).  She even agrees they all should go to jail.   When you ask her about the integrity of the whistleblower and conscientious objector why she couldn’t do the same, she simply repeats the same mantra that there aren’t enough of them and that her family comes first?!!!!

After 12, 20, 40, 50 years of this shit, where and when does reason finally kick in that triggers an internal mechanism within one’s brain that says –Hey this ain’t working?  Perhaps we should try another approach and to sweeten the pot if it means losing my pay and an “honorable discharge” I’m willing to take those risks in order to make it stop because it’s no longer about me, it’s about salvaging what is left of a completely shattered and directionless Nation that is responsible and has been for quite some time doing ALL the bad in the World today!

I posted this one yesterday on ZH regarding another article as a footnote to this thread it’ says it all.


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:46 | Link to Comment CPL
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There were safety nets in place to avoid that happening, but they were dismantled so slowly and in pieces nobody even noticed.  You know the Masons, or at least Masonic organizations? 

They are the worlds slowest postal service.  Couple of thousand yeas ago they were given a message in trust to deliver.  Overtime the message was placed from one hand to another in secrecy and trust that one day the recipient of the message would obtain it from the past...(I am a traveller, north by northwest, etc...all very spooky)

It unfortunately lost the message over time from some of these influences that are currently running the world. 

The Masons were rammed into the boards with a children's game called 'the telephone game'.  Line up of kids.  First kid passes a message in private to the next, subtle changes through the event of the telephone chain to the other side.  On the other side, the message is incoherent and unusable. 

I use the telephone analogy to point out the sole holder of the original message, Alexander Graham Bell, Master of modern communications, crypto, engineering practice and design.  And a huge nature lover.  Literally the entire region of his retirement home is a riddle.  Took a week to follow the bread crumbs and no I will not post it.  It's all part of the group fun of being in one.  Plus my brother in law needs a place to escape from home and work to chill out.

So whatever did happen to that message.  It happened over the past 100 years because the message has been muted, muzzled and maimed by this point.  Well, there it is.  The masons btw, are also a honeypot to see when the greedy monkey sticks their hands in the jar and is too stupid to let go of the 'prize'.  Maybe if they go looking for the truth of the matter they will find their message and true purpose again, in addition to the awesome local good works they do.

It's an example of how People are completely overburdened with nonsense today that they mistake bombing people for charity because a message is fucked up badly.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment WALLST8MY8BALL
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In the Navy you can get struck by a drone

In the Navy It just burnt your left armbone

In the Navy in the Navy In the Navy

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Barrys' favorite is the Native American because, well you know why.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:42 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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I'm thinking he favors the cop.  But you know what they say -- it's okay if it's a three way.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:04 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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any port in a storm!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Remember the U.S.S. Liberty!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment rtalcott
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Had to happen...friendly drone fire.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment WOAR
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Even Skynet can't take our shit anymore.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:24 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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Now that is what I call an air to surf farce strike.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment The man with po...
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Skynet rising. First it will be friendly fire incidents, next it will be world domination.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Rainman
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This particular drone was initially programmed to incinerate Compton.  Sorry about that.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Malfunction my ass. Thanks to our over reliance on technology and software we will see more of this. We have the world's most powerful military, and probably the most vulnerable.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Dagny Taggart
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Freud said there are no accidents.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Fucking funny. I guess US will go to war with itself to keep the complex alive. 



Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:28 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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Can we please have more of those drones over Washington? We will feel so much safer.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Stukas over Vichy DC

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:30 | Link to Comment alfred b.
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Collateral Damage....oops!


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Sabibaby
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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:31 | Link to Comment max2205
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1 2 3 4 ...what's this drone for?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Artifice
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Phew, good thing we ironed out those problems on the Navy. You'll never have to see this in a headline again. Evar.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Burticus
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"You didn't make that drone."

"If you like your current drone, you can keep it."

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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You didn't drone that!.....

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Taylor, you need to break out your BTC $500 hat!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Buffalo Bones
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The terrorists hate us for our ability to accurately eliminate targets from over 1,000 miles away.


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:44 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Was the code written by CGI? . This will be swept under the carpet and some poor soul will be expelled and life goes on. 

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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When will a drone attack another drone? Krugman's wet dream, GDP will skyrock. Robot wars bitchez!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:51 | Link to Comment iLiquid
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It's a drone eat drone world!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Emergency Ward
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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:47 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Any video yet, of The Tribe dancing in the streets.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment BlankfeinDiamond
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Seems like one of our drones finally hit the right target.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:54 | Link to Comment 1stepcloser
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ASS FAB scores must be pretty low to get into drone school

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:56 | Link to Comment pc_babe
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Erkel is in the White House. 

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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That's not a very nice thing to say! 

...about Erkel. 

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment dcohen
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Pheew, imagine a Rod of God going off by mistake and hitting the NYSE

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:05 | Link to Comment Joenobody12
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Wow that was quick. Someone on board that ship just made a nasty comment about the asshole in the white house and bang, the drone turned around and hit its target.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:06 | Link to Comment q99x2
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As BitCoin crosses the $508 on its way to its true value of $1,000,000 per BitCoin Max Keiser is likely to be nearing billionaire status. Get it while its hot, only 200,000% left for it to increase.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:07 | Link to Comment djsmps
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Jay Carney remarked that the President wasn't told about it.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:09 | Link to Comment grunk
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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment Griphook
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At this point, what difference does it make?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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If you see something, strike something.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:16 | Link to Comment Burticus
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Most likely, the Nobel-peace-drone was pre-programmed by the DoD/NSA to seek out any sign of "domestic terrorists," so automatically locked on to the Navy Jack flag flying atop the guided missile cruiser.

That would explain why the Kenyan Usurper put a stop to the 200 year old tradition of flying the Navy Jack, besides just hating the rebellious spirit that was once America.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:25 | Link to Comment squexx
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Brought to you by the same people who did the Obama Care website!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment world_debt_slave
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The USS Liberty attacked was not a mistake but an intentional false flag attempt to start a war with Egypt in 1967, and a cover up from the US Navy all the way to Pres. Johnson.

Don't forget the Liberty!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Hillary Clinton: "What difference does it make?"....

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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An arms race only has one ending and it ain't first place.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment ljag
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You mean like my arm moves faster on my johnson kinda race?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:03 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Who the fuck cares. Assclowns.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:00 | Link to Comment gboos
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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment BuckShotJones
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A bit over the top. I took part in many similar excercises as a Naval Weapons technicican in SoCal. Things can ( and do) go wrong.The drone is not what is is a target drone. It is fairly low tech as it is suposed to be shot down.

The guys were likely burned by the drone's fuel which implies they were on deck as safety observers of the weapon systems under test. My guess is that the Phalanx (CIWS) gun system was being tested which requires a route that takes the target drone pretty close to the ship  - unlike a VLS missle test.  The phalanx may have hit the drone's stabilizers and sent it carreening off course and into the ship.


When an offensive drone launches an anti-ship missle at our ship then I will be interested.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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So, this isn't the rise of Skynet?  Awww, gee wilakers, what a gyp! 

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Pressfiretostart
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They hate us for our freedoms.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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Maybe if the Navy didn't resist placing White House Political Education and Guidence Officers ( PEGO's ) aboard all ships and commands....this "accident" wouldn't of happened.
Who knows who might suffer another "accident"? Some Admiral on the back nine. SEALs in a Chinook.
Those crazy drones. Sometimes comm drops and they just fly off. You know?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Maybe if the Navy didn't resist placing White House Political Education and Guidence Officers ( PEGO's ) aboard all ships and commands....this "accident" wouldn't of happened.

There's a new commissar in town...

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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They hate us for our skin

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment nah
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we are watching you too bitchez!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment alfred b.
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Breaking News:   Keystone Cops join Navy!


Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:27 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Better order up some nerf drones until they get the hang of things.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:28 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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"Fratricide" Bitchiz's!!!

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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Can you imagine what the sherrif of East Bumfuck will do when he gets his hands on one?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:47 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Since we spy on ourselves, why not a few attacks to?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:57 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:58 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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If Drone pilots will shoot at Navy Ships, what's to stop them shooting at Tea Party Patriots? As an X-Viper driver, Just asking...

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 15:59 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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Testing radar?

Officer, " Do you see the target yet, the Drone?"
Radar operator, " No Sir. "
" Well, they lanched it at us. It should be in range"
"Yes Sir. Let me see if the doohicky is plugged into the whatchyamacallit. Sir do you have any Windex? The screen is smeared with prints and some chilli sauce"
"Um...let me look...ah hand lotion? "
" Later Sir, ..after the Chief leaves. Still no contact Sir. It ought to show as big as Lieutenant Wendys ass..."
"WH..what's that sound..roar...."

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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Civil War battle where Stonewall Jackson was shot by his confedrate troops. If Lee had Jackson at Gettysburg, history might be very different. Drone's first friendly fire accident on a ship named USS Chancelliorsville is rather ironic.

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:10 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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This opens up a whole lot of thoughts.

Wait until they put brains in these things. Can you imagine? I'm thinking of those old coyote cartoons where he buys the wildcat to take out the roadrunner. He opens the cage and the thing turns around and goes after him.

They better be careful of the brain power they put in these things. Once they are launched, the thing might do some simple math, turn right around and head straight for Washington. They need to keep those drones pretty dumb in order to get them to follow orders

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:39 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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Those new Playstation 4 controllers take a bit of getting used to?

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:52 | Link to Comment fedupwhiteguy
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the pic on the teaser was a predator drone. that would not be used for target practice up in Pt. Mugu. it was probably a BQM such as this:

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 01:04 | Link to Comment Sizzurp
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Hope everyone is alright.

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