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To: COEXERJ145; SlowBoat407; cva66snipe

July 4th, 1997

40 posted on 01/22/2006 9:27:05 PM PST by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: endthematrix

Looks like two Marine assault ships/carriers there as well.


42 posted on 01/22/2006 9:37:32 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Those Who Want to Impeach President Bush Are the Party of Treason.)
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To: endthematrix

That is insanity. Neat picture but someone needs their seat kicked for such stupidity. By the picture you show that would make 6 likely 7 carriers all in strike range of each other. Folks that right there is one of the reasons we got hit on 9/11. No I'm not blaming the Navy for the terrorist deeds but that is not a show of force that is a show of arrogance and stupidity berthing carriers like that. The stars in the Pentagon who approved this needed relieved of duty. I see it was Clinton's watch when it happened. 25 years ago you could not have put but three carriers at NOB Norfolk period. Pier 12 & one side of pier 7 was it. But here's the real irony to it. We had more ships in 1980 than now.


43 posted on 01/22/2006 9:44:58 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: endthematrix

Wow I have not seen five carriers (with battle groups)in port. I can't imagine the traffic around here. It is bad on a good day.


58 posted on 01/23/2006 4:23:23 AM PST by DYngbld
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To: endthematrix
July 4th, 1997

Bill Clinton, President.

Yes, I was in New York that weekend, and drove down the West Side Highway past all those navy ships. Bill Clinton was showing off his patriotism and his love of the military for the media. What did he care if it was risking most of our navy?

70 posted on 01/23/2006 8:09:21 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: endthematrix

Here's a link to a at-sea WWII version of your photo:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g290000/g294131.jpg

Looks like that term "Murderer's Row" applies to both photos.
(although, technically, I'd prefer "Killers' Row")


105 posted on 01/24/2006 9:14:29 AM PST by VOA
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