Friday, June 27, 2014

Rimpac Water Ballet of Monsters, OR Chinese Navy Opened My Garage

A   L   O   H   A !

“The supreme art of war 

is to subdue the enemy 

without fighting.” 

               Sun Tzu 
                                           The Art of War

“Speak softly 

and carry a big stick;

 you will go far.” 
                                                              Theodore Roosevelt

“Don't hit at all

 if it is honorably possible

 to avoid hitting;

 but never hit soft!” 
                                                                   Theodore Roosevelt

 Missile Destroyer Haikou, China?


 is all conquering,

 but it's victories 

are short lived.” 

                   Abraham Lincoln

Every two years since 1971 by invitation of 

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT)

An international maritime excercise is held in 

Our Hawaiian waters.

This year, for the first time, 

CHINA is participating

with the US Navy and guest 

ships, aircraft, and personel

from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile,

Columbia, France, India, Indonesia,

Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands,

New Zealand, Norway, Peru, 

South Korea, Philippines,


Tonga and The United Kingdom.

 (Thailand was dis-invited on account of the coup)

49 ships, 25,000 people,

6 submarines,

and over 200 aircraft

[including a NASA predator drone!]

will conduct War Games,

Humanitarian Assistance exercises,

establish procedures for communication

and cooperation,

even staging an amphibious

assault of Oahu's Bellows Beach

(officially a US Airforce Base).

Highlights include:

Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan,

Chinese missile destroyer Haikou

Hospital Ship, Peace Ark,

Peace Ark [China] entering Pearl Harbor

missile frigate, Yueyang,

and supply ship Qiandaohu.

See them Here

USN Hospital Ship, Mercy,

[ 2 hospital ships with Peace Ark! ]

Aluminium Trimaran USS Independence,

[ a new generation warship ]

USN Ronald Reagan, Honolulu 26 June

And then there is the issue

of garage door openers.

The Navy calibrates and tests

shipboard RADAR and COMS


BEFORE leaving Pearl Harbor

with military playmates, 

which plays havoc with weaker

civilian garage door openers

in the residential areas overlooking

the famous Naval Base.

Many will not even notice:
There will be a bit of noise, 
visiting military, traffic. 

A Small price to pay for the 
humanitarian and defense benefits.

 Including the intangibles
 like familiarity and 
 that develop between humans 
of different nations 
working together.

It is claimed that Hawaii
will see $52 Million in 
related economic activity.

 Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Official RIMPAC 2014 Site 

Thanks for Visiting!
       Warmly, cloudia

More Ships Below:


eViL pOp TaRt said...

What beautiful ships! I find it interesting that it would affect garage doors. Do people have to use the manual option?

Katie said...

Haha. I saw the news the other day about the garage doors. Too funny. Beautiful pictures of the ships. We don't get to many on KBay so it's nice to see that RIM PAC actually does exist.

Brian Miller said...

ha. interesting side effect on the garage doors....if only we did not have to hit...wonder if the navy's new billions of dollar ship will be shown off...wonder what else those billions could have been spent on...oy, sorry, i am thankful for those that serve, just question why people go hungry while we build bigger guns...

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

i do hope it goes well. interesting about the garage door openers. :)

Teresa said...

I did not know the invasion had begun... And they've figured out how to open our garage doors!! Oh no! Have a good weekend. Love the pics of ships.

Charles Gramlich said...

If all war was kept to games we'd be fine.

PhilipH said...

Abe Lincoln's comment is so true, just look at Iraq.

And Chas. Gramlich's comment above is absolutely a great truism!

Cloudia said...

Wow! All the action is in comments today. Great sentiments I agree with!

Thanks friends♥

Elephant's Child said...

Echoing here. If only war was only games...

Stefano Davanzo said...

My countdown is started, 32 days and I'll be back in paradise

Meredith said...

I hope they continue to cooperate peacefully.

William Kendall said...

Certainly crowded in the neighbourhood at the moment. I didn't know that about the garage door openers. I like the quotes.

All Pixie cares about is getting food and attention, not war games.

Adam said...

Or as in Kim Jon Un's case

Throw a temper tantrum, and act big, that will teach the USA.

Perthdailyphoto said...

Not nearly intriguing enough to pique Pixie's interest :) That's one heck of a big naval manoeuvre going on there Cloudia.. As you say good to see so many nations working together, hopefully a good sign for the future..

Cloudia said...

Ahoy, Mateys! Love you guys