Saturday, October 15, 2011

If only...

Sometimes the odd story comes along that makes me smile and think if only...
A BRITISH warship was at the centre of extraordinary international tension when it was accused of targeting the US president’s wife Michelle Obama.
The American Secret Service reacted furiously when they noticed the missiles on HMS Edinburgh were aiming directly at Mrs Obama’s hotel suite in South Africa.
The agents complained and one told the British crew: “You can’t point those guns at the First Lady.”
The Royal Navy warship was docked alongside Mrs Obama’s exclusive Cape Town hotel as she embarked on her first major overseas tour without her husband Barack since he became President.
Red-faced British officers were forced to reassure her security detail that the Type 42 destroyer was only carrying blank rockets, known as “drills” and explain that the weapons were on show for ceremonial reasons following the death of an officer.
 Seriously though, the Royal Navy is not going to target the wife of the U.S. president, much as we might like too at times, but we exist in a world of grown ups, not the American Secret Service world. And, whilst a good few of us might like to see the odd U.S. president looking down the barrels of a Royal Navy rocket salvo, we know that isn't going to happen either. We know Obama doesn't like us, we know why too, the man is a racist of the "he can'r be a racist as he's black" type so beloved of socialist numpties and liberal idiots. He seems to think or believe that his Mau Mau supporting descendents in Kenya had some sort of moral high ground rather than being murderous scum. But he's entitled to his (wrong) beliefs, just doesn't make him anyone I like is all.
A simple phone call and not a full fledged panic by the Secret Service would probably have sorted out the problem immediately instead of intruding on the sorrow and grief of the crew of HMS Edinburgh.
Still if only we dared, might do the silly buggers the world of good to realise that they aren't that loved by their friends and allies, never mind their enemies.

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The Filthy Engineer said...

I doubt whether they would use a sea dart anti air missile. More likely they would use the cheaper option. The 4.5" on the front would have better results.

Captain Haddock said...

Whatever possessed the Septics to imagine Mrs O' Bummer such a valuable target, that Pusser would waste an expensive missile to take her out ?

They really do live in Cloud-Cuckoo-Land ..

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX The agents complained and one told the British crew: “You can’t point those guns at the First Lady.” XX

You would think the U.S Secret service would be able to distinguish between a gun and a bloody missile, wouldn't you?

Although it IS the Express, and we all know what weapons experts THEY are.

Captain Haddock said...

As the alleged incident took place in Cape Town, which to the best of my knowledge, is not within US legal jurisdiction ..

They should hasve been told that .. "We are the ROYAL NAVY, the world's oldest and we'll point our guns/missiles wherever we damned well please ..

Now, doing a smart Right Turn .. SOD OFF !! " ...