Logistics and GeographyThere is much discussion on the internet about how Civil War II would play out.
The Left can be resupplied via air and ship. “Emergency” supplies would head into coastal cities and sustain them forever... -Source
At first blush the observation that is quoted at the start of the post seems true.
I think it breaks down when you get to the nuts-and-bolts of how one might actually execute the resupply.
How much ocean shipping is NOT intermodal shipping or tanker? How many ships exist world-wide that can access ports that are not maintained and not intermodal. Not much tonnage, I should think.
Things get bleak north of New York City from a shipping standpoint.
Are they going to ship refined petroleum products? I am doubtful that the East Coast has much refining capacity. It smells dirty.
Great for high value products like roses and salmon. Not so great for wheat.
I want to see the numbers. Could enough food be air shipped to support Chicago? How about Pittsburgh or Atlanta or Charlotte?
That completely ignores the vulnerabilities of the air craft themselves. Military aviation is hardened against ground fire and gasoline is still costs $400 a gallon to deliver to the tip of the spear.
Will enough pilots be found to fly loaves of bread and chicken nuggets into Pittsburgh when they start finding 7.62mm holes in the fuselage? I am not fomenting violence. I am trying to avoid it by being realistic.
I want to see the numbers. It is like the guy who is sure that a single nuke submarine could dock in Manhattan and plug into the grid and supply all five boroughs with 100% of the power they need on a hot, July day.
Sounds great but is pure fantasy.