Written at 3:30 a.m., Eastern Time, on board the U.S.S. Flagg, 08 November 2011
Doesn't it just figure? A nice quiet evening on the Flagg, trying to avoid Cobra, and what happens? I end up taking Major Bludd on a Recon Mission to the South Pole. HOURS and HOURS stuck in a S.H.A.R.C. with someone I'd just as soon pull the 'eject' lever on, and watch him try to swim a few hundred miles to shore... Hell, we flew right over C.I., I could have dropped him off there, and let him die with his own kind.... Dammit Shana, stop it.
Anyways, after many hours, and two mid air refuels, we got to Antartica, and went below the surface of the water. What do we find? Can't you guess? A Duplicate of the Facility we are working together to destroy at the NORTH pole. So, now, even if we are successful at Destroying a Decepticon Facility, likely made of some maeterial that we can not even use normal explosives on, we will only be successful in causing half of the flooding issue to go away. We will have to make a second run, on a more prepared facility, and we will have to come up with ANOTHER plan. The current plan will only work once, if it works at all.
How can we expect that a force of aircraft will pull the Decepticon Defense Force away from the Facility, so that a team of Cobra Eels, Hydro-Vipers, and a group of our own S.E.A.L.'s, led by Torpedo, Wetsuit, Shipwreck, and Deep-Six can swim in, plant explosives, and swim out. Either the Decepticons won't fall for the bait, or the Facility's defenses will pick up the swimmers, or the explosives will not be powerful enough to blow through the hull....
Even if everything goes off perfectly, we will take losses, and than, we will have to repeat the preformance again, at the South Pole? I don't think so.
I know, I know... Negativity is not going to help, but I can not help thinking we are missing something.... Something important.
Well, the raw data from the recon run is in the hands of Mainframe and Dial-Tone's team, as well as in the hands of Techno-Viper and Tele-Viper teams from Cobra... What more can I do but go get a quick nap, before getting up in the morning, and doing more diplomatic crap, and planning for the worst?