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USS Carrier Harry Truman Now Officially Just Off Iran
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/uss-carrier-harry-truman-now-officially-just-iran-israel-allegedly- ^ | 6/27/2010 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 06/27/2010 11:09:59 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

As we first reported last week, in an article that was met with much original skepticism, the Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal, and is now likely awaiting orders to support the escalation in the Persian Gulf. The attached image from Stratfor shows the latest positioning of US aircraft carrier groups as of June 23: the USS Harry Truman (CVN-75) is now right next to USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), both of which areAs for the catalyst the two carriers may be anticipating, we provide the following update from the Gulf Daily News where we read that Israel may be on the verge of an attack of Iran, with an incursion originating from military bases in Azerbaijan and Georgia. waiting patiently just off Iran.

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carrierbattlegroups; csg; csg10; csg8; cvbg; cvn; cvn69; cvn75; fifthfleet; iran; middleeast; navair; nimitzclass; pentagon; persiangulf; usnavy; usseisenhower; ussharrystruman; ussharrytruman
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1 posted on 06/27/2010 11:10:04 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

Ballsye move. Problem is that Obama is a eunuch, therefore no one is intimidated. Maybe we can have a two-fer, and take care of the problem.


2 posted on 06/27/2010 11:13:38 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Did somebody order a beat-down?


3 posted on 06/27/2010 11:14:22 PM PDT by echomike23
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To: sonofstrangelove

And Syria is in Cuba and Venezuela....It’s a lot of money being spent to just have a display.


4 posted on 06/27/2010 11:15:42 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Would not be surprised if Israel told the US they were moving against Iran and we have a choice... be with them or against them. The deployment is our reluctant answer..
5 posted on 06/27/2010 11:19:06 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Dallas59

Yes, really... A nice display that means nothing with this president.


6 posted on 06/27/2010 11:19:55 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Dallas59

The Fourth Fleet can take care of Venezuela


7 posted on 06/27/2010 11:19:59 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: Dallas59

If Obama will p*ss away two 747s to fly him and the wookie for a Broadway show, you can bet he’s not batting an Alex DeLarge eyelash about the cost.


8 posted on 06/27/2010 11:21:28 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Lol...


9 posted on 06/27/2010 11:23:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Deagle
A nice display that means nothing with this president.

You are right!
10 posted on 06/27/2010 11:26:08 PM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: sonofstrangelove

Very skeptical. The US used five carriers during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Two might help support a higher tempo in Afghanistan, but wouldn’t be much for a serious operation in Iran.


11 posted on 06/27/2010 11:28:48 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: sonofstrangelove
Huge negative numbers. Economy shattered. Getting ridiculed by even some leftist pundits. Has the responsibility to stop one of the worse ongoing global environmental disasters that he is powerless to stop. Just had to sack his commander in Afghanistan due to his own failed policies. Failed to support the Iranian Green movement due to his own horrible political ploys. Needs to protect the House of Saud his Arab benefactors from a potential Persian hegemony.

This President needs a big time Wag the Dog if his party has any chance of negating some of the losses coming their way in November. Israel has survival on its plate. Looks like Obama has found a but to kick. Lets just hope he kicks the right one.

12 posted on 06/27/2010 11:30:31 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: MediaMole

You are forgetting something. In addition to the carriers, the fleets consisted of more than two dozen missile ships and submarines—most capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles


13 posted on 06/27/2010 11:33:25 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: MediaMole
They only have 3 carriers they can put into play in the Atlantic right now. Others down for service and inspection. If I remember right, they brought a carrier or two from the Pacific over to deal with Iraq. Might be hard to do that after North Korea sunk that South Korean ship. At any rate, Israel has the lead on this one. US will just be in a supporting role. Protecting Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and the House of Saud from Iranian counter attack.
14 posted on 06/27/2010 11:35:40 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Then again, maybe he’ll quit and leave it to our first mentally retarded VP. Joe Biden will take swift and decisive military action and ordered the wholescale carpet-bombing of Pearl Bailey, just like during the Civil War against Aruba.


15 posted on 06/27/2010 11:36:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MediaMole

Could be his way of getting in the way of anything should it come via the Saudis, who have no love for Iran.


16 posted on 06/27/2010 11:37:25 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Obama - Biden - Pelosi. Dang. Which one of those would make the worse Military commander ? IMHO - A tossup.
17 posted on 06/27/2010 11:41:36 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: sonofstrangelove

Obama will arm the planes with leaflets apologizing for the ‘previous administration’ and drop the leaflets on Iran.


18 posted on 06/27/2010 11:50:02 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: sonofstrangelove

Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 288

Ships Underway (away from homeport): 163 ships (57% of total)

On deployment: 124 ships (43% of total)

Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 subs (59%)

On deployment: 22 subs (41%)
Ships Underway

Carriers:
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - 5th Fleet
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - visit Pearl Harbor

Amphibious Warfare Ships:
USS Nassau (LHA 4) - visit Port Victoria
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
USS Wasp (LHD 1) - visit Halifax
USS Essex (LHD 2) - Sea of Japan
~~~
Two more out there somewhere,,,

Keep in mind this info is a week or so old,,,

I doubt this is anything but normal rotation,,,

But...???,,,


19 posted on 06/27/2010 11:51:19 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The group may have a defensive rather than an offensive mission. This would be to protect shipping, oil rigs and respond to any attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq or the rest of the region.


20 posted on 06/27/2010 11:57:26 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: MediaMole; sonofstrangelove
Very skeptical. The US used five carriers during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

I was in the Persian Gulf in the late 90's, we had four carriers in the Gulf for a short time and all we did was make circles in the water.

21 posted on 06/27/2010 11:59:10 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: death2tyrants

Maybe he’ll offer himself as a hostage to Imadingdong?


22 posted on 06/27/2010 11:59:55 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: sonofstrangelove

This doesn’t feel like a pre-attack surge. ...and obama doesn’t have any interest in dealing with Iran.

There also isn’t much going on to lay the political groundwork for a strike against Iran.


23 posted on 06/28/2010 12:07:24 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: death2tyrants

That’s a little too bold for Obama. It could be viewed as littering. I don’t think he has enough backbone for that.


24 posted on 06/28/2010 12:10:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (06/15/2010 Obama's Shame-Wow address...)
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To: MediaMole
There also isn’t much going on to lay the political groundwork for a strike against Iran.

That is the beauty of it. Israel initiates combat right out of the blue. The administration had little warning that Israel was actually ready to launch the attack. Israel deemed the attack a National Security issue. The press follows along like little french poodles.

25 posted on 06/28/2010 12:10:40 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: sonofstrangelove
Do the carriers have any aircraft on board?

Just thought I'd ask.

26 posted on 06/28/2010 12:13:51 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: justa-hairyape

“This President needs a big time Wag the Dog if his party has any chance of negating some of the losses coming their way in November. Israel has survival on its plate. Looks like Obama has found a but to kick. Lets just hope he kicks the right one.”

I said about a year or more ago, on a FR thread, that if Obama’s back was to the wall come election time, he would pull a rabbit out of the hat and attack Iran (or back up Israel, if he makes them do his dirty work), in order to enhance his ratings. I still think that.


27 posted on 06/28/2010 12:25:46 AM PDT by flaglady47 (To bastardize Samuel Johnson, tyranny is the last refuge of scoundrels)
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To: sonofstrangelove

>>> As we first reported last week, in an article that was met with much original skepticism, the Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal,

These people pat themselves on the back for very little cause. Carrier Battle Groups do not slip unobtrusively though the Suez Canal. They are highly visible and anybody can and does see. And carriers have been rotated in and out of the Persian Gulf for decades now.

They report business as usual, and expect applause.


28 posted on 06/28/2010 12:28:08 AM PDT by tlb
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To: sonofstrangelove

The US and Israeli’s know what the Iranians have in their inventory..it is a step by step process destroying them.


29 posted on 06/28/2010 12:55:30 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Cobra64

Of Course they do.


30 posted on 06/28/2010 1:00:58 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

If we ever survive his presidency, just think ... someday we will have a carrier named the USS Barack H. Obama!


31 posted on 06/28/2010 1:10:51 AM PDT by MikeNJ
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To: Mr. Mojo; James C. Bennett; mowowie; Captain Beyond; darkwing104; JRios1968; DemforBush

Ping


32 posted on 06/28/2010 1:13:14 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Anyone know who’s side Obama is on? Anyone ..... ?


33 posted on 06/28/2010 1:21:48 AM PDT by adanaC (Obama's mob makes a horrid comedy of horrific tragedies..)
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To: echomike23
"Did somebody order a beat-down?"

Obama will listen to the Saudi King.

34 posted on 06/28/2010 1:41:57 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: USNBandit

Ping


35 posted on 06/28/2010 1:44:46 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: flaglady47

I said about a year or more ago, on a FR thread, that if Obama’s back was to the wall come election time, he would pull a rabbit out of the hat and attack Iran (or back up Israel, if he makes them do his dirty work), in order to enhance his ratings. I still think that.

Do you think bringing in martial law to control all the mobs he's angered is on his agenda? Then he could call off the November election. Especially if there's a mid east war. Martial law would appeal to a wannabe dictator.

1 1/2yrs you ago couldn't have written the stuff Obama has pulled off. No one would have believed it and fiction must be believable. He may create another crisis he just can't waste.

HEADS UP!!! His cousin Odinga's supporters slaughtered thousands of opposition peasants in Kenya when he lost an election 2 years ago. Obama had campaigned for Odinga.

36 posted on 06/28/2010 1:55:46 AM PDT by adanaC (Obama's mob makes a horrid comedy of horrific tragedies..)
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To: adanaC
Anyone know who’s side Obama is on? Anyone ..... ?

I think Vegas is gonna run 50-50 odds on this. Equal chances he will back Israel or back Iran. Now he probably will remain in character and vote present. So I expect attacks on both Iran and Israel. If Israel appears to be winning, he will assist Iran. After all, we must have fairness.

37 posted on 06/28/2010 1:58:54 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

OK, but better to be quiet.


38 posted on 06/28/2010 2:07:30 AM PDT by dmeara
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To: adanaC
Then he could call off the November election. Especially if there's a mid east war.

If there is a MidEast War and all the Iranian Allies come to their defense, it could get quite interesting. We would have Venezuela counter attack, oh... wait... They already have struck and taken some US Oil Platforms. At any rate, we would also have North Korea make a hostile move towards South Korea. oh... wait... They just sunk one of their mainline Naval vessels. Hmmm.. Wonder what Cuba is gonna do.

We have the force in Iraq to stop an Iranian Ground assault, but in the last major war they fought, they used Biological and Chemical WMD on Saddam's troops as a response to Saddam using them to stop the waves of Mujahadeen suicide bombers. Their Mahdi ressurection principals call for a fire to appear over Baghdad during an attack on Israel. That is right where the US has its major force deployment, so we are where we have to be and have had plenty of time to get ready. The question is does Obama have the stomach for what could happen.

39 posted on 06/28/2010 2:09:00 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Cobra64

oh, none at all, of course.


40 posted on 06/28/2010 2:09:39 AM PDT by dmeara
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To: MikeNJ

I vote for a garbage scow...;0)


41 posted on 06/28/2010 2:09:51 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Garbage scow is being saved for Obama...you know, the boats that take out garbage and dump it someone...:O)


42 posted on 06/28/2010 2:15:06 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: dmeara

LOL,,,This is the info that the USN “Wants” to be put out

there,,,

Navy.mil is where this info comes from...


43 posted on 06/28/2010 2:18:22 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Fine, like I said OK.

Just cautious these days.


44 posted on 06/28/2010 2:25:34 AM PDT by dmeara
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To: sonofstrangelove

All part of the preparation for an OCTOBER SURPRISE.

Obammie the Commie wants no real action, just wants to flex his emaciated muscles, get America all concerned about national defense, strike the patriotic song, and then work out a giveaway deal with Iran in secret so that they don’t actually do anything.


45 posted on 06/28/2010 2:31:39 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: goat granny

LOL,,,Maybe I shoudda’ said “Garbage Can”!!!...;0)


46 posted on 06/28/2010 2:36:19 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: MikeNJ

That guy won’t get a garbage scow named after him.

Ok maybe an oiler...


47 posted on 06/28/2010 2:55:41 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: MikeNJ

There will never be a USS Richard M. Nixon, either.


48 posted on 06/28/2010 3:08:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

LOL


49 posted on 06/28/2010 3:21:27 AM PDT by Pete (exponential problems require exponential solutions : 29thday.org)
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To: montanajoe

That would be something wouldnt it? Those Carriers are there to Take down Israeli Jets not Iran!


50 posted on 06/28/2010 3:53:10 AM PDT by ballplayer
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