After Attack on Mercy Hospital Ship, Navy to Add “Anti-Train” Weapons Systems to All Ships
by Hugh Jashol
NORFOLK, VA — After the hospital ship USNS Comfort narrowly avoided destruction by a rouge cargo train, Navy leaders scrambled to implement anti-train measures throughout the fleet.
Anti-Train Ship Ballistic Active Protective System. Follwing the Navy tradition of using acronyms with far too many syllables, the new system will be known as AnTraBalShiActProSys.
“It seems kind of silly to spend a billion dollars on a contingency that seems not only extremely unlikely, but comepletely failed the first time someone tried to carriy it out. However, this was met with an admonition from a senior Navy official to “shut your filthy Commie mouth.”
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Yes, this is satire, but someone really did try to ram a military hospital ship. With a train.