I'm not sure what your source is about the Osprey, but the two pilots I know who fly them have become fans. The vortex ring state was a big problem early on...that was the big issue with the EP overhaul. As far as the rest...welcome to every aircraft. My last five E-3 flights all ended with in-flight emergencies, for example.Yeah, great on paper... when it's not got a blade in a vortex ring state or an engine clogged with dust ingestion or a computer freezing up. You're right about Fallujah... it appears I meant the "first time" we fought there, in the spring of '04 (27 servicemen and 4 mercs KIA)... but give the Osprey more time, it is certain to catch up.
The only sad part is that 100 walked away.
I suppose IS will now begin telling their children that there is a second way to get to heaven and screw virgins... besides just blowing themselves up, now they can become food tasters.
Dialogue only works if everybody is willing to listen. I doubt that either side is close yet. I do think that this is a problem that will eventually dissipate.My post above still stands..what do we do? Education? Eradication ?
Or are we that far away, from what each other thinks into what we should lead our lives, that no dialogue can overcome our differences?
Sanctions are being lifted off Iran.
Let me put it to you this way and this is straight from my buddy that just got back from a deployment at GITMO. "They are at a 5 star resort down there practically when you put it in perspective to most jails/prisons inside the U.S." The orange jumpsuit thing was middle 2000's stuff. I'm glad someone in the world has some balls to do something in return so props to Jordan. Counter-execution would work because that's exactly their thinking. ISIS knows the US isn't just going to chop someones head off on the 5 o'clock news, or kill some prisoner period. They think our government is a bunch of pussies and they're right. If we did start doing that, I'm pretty sure they'd get the message that we aren't ****ing around anymore. Sure it isn't a good PR stunt at all for a country like ours, but if we grew some balls and said "Okay, you want to kill an American? Here's two of your terrorists buddies heads. Nice little cross-court chest pass, balls in your court now."