Friday, March 22, 2013

Code Name Irony

Code names (cryptonyms) are generic words or phrases used in place of publicly identifiable descriptions, names, nomenclature and wording. Code names are often used clandestinely for covert military operations or espionage purposes. 

(1)

Circa 1960

Operation Sandblast was the code name for the first submerged circumnavigation of the world executed by the United States Navy nuclear-powered radar picket submarine USS Triton (SSRN-586) in 1960 while under the command of Captain Edward L. Beach, USN.  ...more here


 2012

Sandblaster Casey James Fury pleads guilty to arson resulting in $450,000 damage to USS Miani (SSN-775).  Could shipyard submarine sabotage have actually been intended?


2

Circa 2008
You Don't Mess with the Zohan was a 2008 slapstick comedy produced by comedian Adam Sandler, who stars as Special Agent Zohan Dvir. Wanting to abandon his dangerous life of terrorist encounters, he fakes his own death, hides on a New York bound plane, and assumes the quiet life of a hair-stylist.
 
note: Urban Dictionary defines Zohan3.  "The action of swinging one's leg vertically high in the air, almost parallel with the body. Much akin to the action a stripper makes during a floor show, however with the intent of showing off one's shoes or foot/ankle jewelry."

 2013

Exercise Zohan 13 is a joint air defense exercise that undertakes testing of equipment and military technologies by the Air Force, Army, and Navy for assessment by France's version of DARPA, the General Directorate for Armament (DGA), the agency responsible for development and purchase of weapons systems for the French military.  

From 25 to 28 March 2013, off the islands of Hy√®res Exercise Zohan 13 simulates the neutralization of a hostile force by military aircraft and security around the island.  ...more (Fr)

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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