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Published on Nov 24, 2007
Americans do not understand RACKETEERING runs every walk of life to include the U.S. military--what maximizes greed & ego that can be milked perpetually with a built-in weakness to have ready-made excuses to do little or nothing is what's bought over what's BEST and MOST EFFICIENT. There is no "constituency" for military excellence in the military, industrial, congressional think-tank complex President Eisenhower warned us about in 1960. At this same time, the U.S. Navy large supercarrier racketeers were killing off their more efficient competition: the patrol plane Navy whose P-6M Seamaster jet seaplane bomber was so efficient it threatened their multi-billion dollar floating cash cows as well as even the USAF's mighty "bomb 'em into the stone age" B-52 strategic bomber racket.
A squadron of 12 x P-6M Seamasters at 600 mph refueled and rearmed by a handful of tender ships or stealthy submarines can deliver far more bombload than any supercarrier with 70 short-range, "lawn dart" tail-hook fighter-bombers and do it without offering a huge floating target of 5, 000 American Sailors and marines packed like sardines asking for an Exocet high-tech replay of the HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales in WW2.
The first threat to the Midway Myth re-enactment club that had to be rubbed out was the small seaplane fighter launched from cruisers and battleships that created U.S. naval aviation in the first place in 1911--no gratitude here, the SC-1/2 SeaHawk seaplane fighter was able to defend ships from air attacks even if the carrier decks were in flames, and the SeaDart was supersonic and faster than most carrier jets--racketeer Admiral Pirie cried: CANCEL THEM NOW!
The P-6M Seamaster and other large seaplanes like the amazing 400 mph R3Y Tradewind--even as transports so marines don't get creamed on beaches and air tankers to refuel the supercarrier lawn darts so their "Top Guns" could get the glory were still intolerable to the Navy's carrier "mafia" aka racketeers so they were cancelled, too.
Someday, the American people will wake up and realize their military is no meritocracy and is a racket like any other human area and demand they get the BEST military lead by the BEST men who study war and how to prevent and win them quickly at least cost. Russian jet seaplanes are available today and should be purchased and operated by an excellent USN.
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