Skip to comments.USS Carrier Harry Truman Now Officially Just Off Iran
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.
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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.
Did somebody order a beat-down?
And Syria is in Cuba and Venezuela....It’s a lot of money being spent to just have a display.
Yes, really... A nice display that means nothing with this president.
The Fourth Fleet can take care of Venezuela
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.
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.
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.
You are forgetting something. In addition to the carriers, the fleets consisted of more than two dozen missile ships and submarinesmost capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles
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.
Could be his way of getting in the way of anything should it come via the Saudis, who have no love for Iran.
Obama will arm the planes with leaflets apologizing for the ‘previous administration’ and drop the leaflets on Iran.
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%)
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,,,
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.
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.
Maybe he’ll offer himself as a hostage to Imadingdong?
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.
That’s a little too bold for Obama. It could be viewed as littering. I don’t think he has enough backbone for that.
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.
Just thought I'd ask.
“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.
>>> 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.
The US and Israeli’s know what the Iranians have in their inventory..it is a step by step process destroying them.
Of Course they do.
If we ever survive his presidency, just think ... someday we will have a carrier named the USS Barack H. Obama!
Anyone know who’s side Obama is on? Anyone ..... ?
Obama will listen to the Saudi King.
I said about a year or more ago, on a FR thread, that if Obamas 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.
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.
OK, but better to be quiet.
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.
oh, none at all, of course.
I vote for a garbage scow...;0)
Garbage scow is being saved for Obama...you know, the boats that take out garbage and dump it someone...:O)
LOL,,,This is the info that the USN “Wants” to be put out
Navy.mil is where this info comes from...
Fine, like I said OK.
Just cautious these days.
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.
LOL,,,Maybe I shoudda’ said “Garbage Can”!!!...;0)
That guy won’t get a garbage scow named after him.
Ok maybe an oiler...
There will never be a USS Richard M. Nixon, either.
That would be something wouldnt it? Those Carriers are there to Take down Israeli Jets not Iran!