Operation Orion - or not as the case may be

#1
Well, as Operation Orion was meant to show resolve and our willingness to stand up to Ahmadinnerjacket in the Gulf…

What message has the on-off-on-off nature of the deployment sent him?
 
#2
Oil_Slick said:
Well, as Operation Orion was meant to show resolve and our willingness to stand up to Ahmadinnerjacket in the Gulf…
Err..

Firstly, it was never an Op.

Secondly, it never had anything to do with showing our willingness to "stand up to" Iran. It is about maintaining CS and other capabilities through exercises with allies.

Mind you, I agree it has been a bit of a faff getting off the blocks- not too impressive.
 
#4
Brandt said:
Oil_Slick said:
Well, as Operation Orion was meant to show resolve and our willingness to stand up to Ahmadinnerjacket in the Gulf…
Err..

Firstly, it was never an Op.

Secondly, it never had anything to do with showing our willingness to "stand up to" Iran. It is about maintaining CS and other capabilities through exercises with allies.

Mind you, I agree it has been a bit of a faff getting off the blocks- not too impressive.

MoD says it is…

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.9584

"The idea is to demonstrate our commitment to maritime security in a strategically very important part of the world."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/02/wgulf102.xml


Now them what runs these things can try and spin it anyway they want now about this not being anything to do with Iran, but we are a frigging laughing stock courtesy of Fridgegate.
 
#5
Note that the Orion news item in Oil Slick's first link above was dated 29 Apr 2007. The 2008 Orion is just another deployment in the same series.
 
#6
Oil_Slick said:
Brandt said:
Oil_Slick said:
Well, as Operation Orion was meant to show resolve and our willingness to stand up to Ahmadinnerjacket in the Gulf…
Err..

Firstly, it was never an Op.

Secondly, it never had anything to do with showing our willingness to "stand up to" Iran. It is about maintaining CS and other capabilities through exercises with allies.

Mind you, I agree it has been a bit of a faff getting off the blocks- not too impressive.

MoD says it is…

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.9584

"The idea is to demonstrate our commitment to maritime security in a strategically very important part of the world."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/02/wgulf102.xml


Now them what runs these things can try and spin it anyway they want now about this not being anything to do with Iran, but we are a frigging laughing stock courtesy of Fridgegate.
Naval_Gazer is quite right. This deployment is a completely different MCM deployment, just confusingly given the same name.
 

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