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U.S. aircraft carrier heads for Korean waters
Reuters ^ | 11/24/10 | Jack Kim and Lee Jae-won

Posted on 11/24/2010 10:35:37 AM PST by Bokababe

(Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier group set off for Korean waters on Wednesday, a day after North Korea rained artillery shells on a South Korean island, in a move likely to enrage Pyongyang and unsettle its ally, China.....

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraft; carrier; korea; korean; nkorea; northkorea; notbreakingnews; skorea; southkorea; waters
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1 posted on 11/24/2010 10:35:44 AM PST by Bokababe
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To: Bokababe
"nudge"
2 posted on 11/24/2010 10:39:36 AM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: Bokababe

Didn’t the WH yesterday say they would not be moving naval assets toward Korea?

Or was this already scheduled?


3 posted on 11/24/2010 10:40:15 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Bokababe

Undoubtedly for allowing a place for the US Military to dump the helicopters after Bambi orders their retreat from Seoul.

4 posted on 11/24/2010 10:41:27 AM PST by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Bokababe

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep,
Its own appointed limits keep.

Oh hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! Amen.

Eternal Father, lend Thy grace To
those with wings who fly thro’ space,
Thro wind and storm, thro’ sun and rain,
Oh bring them safely home again.

Oh Father, hear an humble prayer,
For those in peril in the air! Amen.

Oh Trinity of love and pow’r,
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour,
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where so e’er they go.

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea! Amen.


5 posted on 11/24/2010 10:43:06 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: GeronL

This is for training that was already scheduled, but if Bambi is true to form, he’ll divert it. For the real story of Obama’s cowardice with North Korea, the Asia Times is a good source.


6 posted on 11/24/2010 10:45:30 AM PST by Spok
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To: GeronL

IIRC, joint naval operations were already scheduled. Don’t know if the DPRK’s latest stupidity changes naval plans any.


7 posted on 11/24/2010 10:45:30 AM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: GeronL
"While planned well before yesterday's unprovoked artillery attack, it demonstrates the strength of the ROK (South Korea)-U.S. alliance and our commitment to regional stability through deterrence."
8 posted on 11/24/2010 10:46:36 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: GeronL

Don’t think it was a scheduled excercize. Looks more like we are trying to call N. Korea’s bluff.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AN49W20101124


9 posted on 11/24/2010 10:46:40 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Spok

this is gonna get real interesting if the NorKorComs try and take a shot at them. I betcha Bambi gives the order to turn tail and run. Will assure his exit from office sooner rather than later.


10 posted on 11/24/2010 10:47:25 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Obama’s delayed response to this incident of “outrage” is uncharacteristic and somewhat puzzling. The delay suggests that someone is giving him advice and he is taking it. He may be coming to realize that bowing and apologizing is not going solve the world’s problems. His foreign policy failures have been at least as spectacular as his domestic failures, if not more so.


11 posted on 11/24/2010 10:59:05 AM PST by Spok
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To: Bokababe

Obama rules of engagement in full force?

the NKoreans probably would get off scott free if they sunk the carrier.....

I would not want to be part of that battle group.


12 posted on 11/24/2010 10:59:10 AM PST by Vaquero (Dont pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Bokababe

This man just sent one of our carriers into harms way....how confident should we be.

13 posted on 11/24/2010 11:02:14 AM PST by Vaquero (Dont pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Bokababe

Wow.


14 posted on 11/24/2010 11:03:13 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Bokababe
the chicoms will order them back to port in 3...2...1...

unless bambam orders a strike of ROK...unfortunately a muzzcomm just might do that...

15 posted on 11/24/2010 11:04:17 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Vaquero
This man just sent one of our carriers into harms way

Nonsense. I doubt he is even aware of this info.

16 posted on 11/24/2010 11:04:31 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: maine yankee

AMEN bump...!!!


17 posted on 11/24/2010 11:05:29 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: popdonnelly

Maybe an NK sub will mysteriously “disappear” while stalking the aircraft carrier...


18 posted on 11/24/2010 11:11:08 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Bokababe
I'll huff and I'll puff...and do nothing.

Lot's of utterly unconvincing saber rattling that's rivaled only the by worthless talk. Nothing of substance will be done and North Korea knows it. The window dressing isn't for China or Kim Il Jong, it's for the American and Korean public.

The only question is what will North Korea do in a few months to top sinking a warship and an artillery barrage.

20 posted on 11/24/2010 11:12:59 AM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: maine yankee
Thank you for posting this--it was my husband's favorite hymn. And one of mine, too, from the time I was a kid watching "Navy Log". (Yeah--I'm OLD!)IIRC--when there was a particulary sad episode, they would play this hymn rather than the regular show's theme song (I still remember the tune)--and it so moved me. Just as did so many of the episodes of "Victory at Sea". How powerful a message those shows gave--of a nation PROUD of being a defender of freedom.

Now the history our kids are taught is so biased against this view of American exceptionalism that they think our leaders are being "noble" when they become weak-kneeded apologists for appeasement.

"Lord have mercy!"

21 posted on 11/24/2010 11:13:28 AM PST by milagro
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To: Huebolt
Maybe an NK sub will mysteriously “disappear” while stalking the aircraft carrier...

or vice versa if Obambams rules of engagement are enforced.

22 posted on 11/24/2010 11:15:24 AM PST by Vaquero (Dont pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Bokababe

May the Lord protect the 5500 souls of America's finest who sail with the USS George Washington.

23 posted on 11/24/2010 11:17:50 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Spok
"Obama’s delayed response to this incident of “outrage” is uncharacteristic and somewhat puzzling."
See carter, jimmy, and the iranian hostage situation for clarification....
24 posted on 11/24/2010 11:19:25 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: Vaquero

I see Hillary at the dinner table saying “it truly is a Thanksgiving”


25 posted on 11/24/2010 11:21:17 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: Huebolt
Maybe an NK sub will mysteriously “disappear” while stalking the aircraft carrier...

what happens to US Ships, when Dhimmicrats are in office

and then WE appologize

26 posted on 11/24/2010 11:22:58 AM PST by Vaquero (Dont pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kbennkc
Is that the Hawaiian Good Luck Greeting on the flight deck?

Oh, wait. Tag says it was on arrival in Japan.

Konichiwa!

27 posted on 11/24/2010 11:27:21 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: Vaquero

I was joking. The President should know. Especially with as many advisors as he has. And it’s too cold to be out playing golf.

Thanks for laying out the details of what responses he has made.


28 posted on 11/24/2010 11:30:31 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: maine yankee

Thank You.


29 posted on 11/24/2010 11:35:05 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: UCANSEE2
ah....sorry....

I sometimes look for one of these


30 posted on 11/24/2010 11:36:51 AM PST by Vaquero (Dont pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kbennkc
May the Lord protect the 5500 souls of America's finest who sail with the USS George Washington.

Amen.

31 posted on 11/24/2010 11:58:09 AM PST by newzjunkey (groped by Obama's TSA / an expired "Bush taxcut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: Vaquero

Appropriate, if slow, response by O.


32 posted on 11/24/2010 12:00:01 PM PST by newzjunkey (groped by Obama's TSA / an expired "Bush taxcut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: Vaquero

No ‘sorry’ even needed.

I could have been serious, and it could have been true.

I was remiss in adding a simple (/s)


33 posted on 11/24/2010 12:20:56 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: newzjunkey
Appropriate, if slow, response by O.

That's what happens when you have to wait for three women to tell you what to do.

34 posted on 11/24/2010 12:23:37 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Vaquero

You are proof no one reads anyone else’s tagline.

: )


35 posted on 11/24/2010 12:26:03 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Bokababe

Time to kill ‘em all. We have f*cked around with these people for 55 years. This is a war worth fighting for.


36 posted on 11/24/2010 12:29:01 PM PST by mmanager
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To: Bokababe; greyfoxx39; Arthur Wildfire! March

ping


37 posted on 11/24/2010 12:33:03 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: mmanager
IMHO, we should have gotten the hell out of there years ago, and turned defense over to the S. Koreans -- BTW, the same South Koreans who basically told us to go "f" ourselves a few weeks ago on a trade deal.

Now, we've got to do something or look like we have no stones whatever -- even if it is just some show of bravado.

But if this ends peacefully -- and I pray it does -- time to come home and let S. Korea -- and China -- deal with their insane N. Korean neighbor. There is no potential "win" in this part of the world for us by attacking N. Korea, only potential losses -- when we can least afford it.

38 posted on 11/24/2010 1:26:13 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Spok

Morris said it was 2 1/2 years before Clinton even CONSIDERED making a foreign policy decision. And he was at least TRYING to be a good president.


39 posted on 11/24/2010 1:35:46 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: milagro

That hymn was one of my top favorites as a child, and it remains so today. Sends chills up my spine, it does.


40 posted on 11/24/2010 1:38:28 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: kbennkc

I wonder what the symbols are that the sailors are spelling out.


41 posted on 11/24/2010 1:39:57 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: newzjunkey

I think that any response that fails to include the word “grave” is woefully inadequate. For example, before W invaded Iraq, the diplomats stated that he would face “serious consequences” if he did not allow the inspections to resume, and he didn’t and we invaded. I thought at the time that “serious consequences” didn’t cover the consequence of “invasion, conquest, and regime change resulting in the hanging of the head of state.” I thought it really should have said he would face “grave consequences”, and since it didn’t I wonder if he misread the warning.


42 posted on 11/24/2010 1:43:52 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: ichabod1
I wonder what the symbols are that the sailors are spelling out.

I am sure it wasn't something as bad as when my Coast Guard brother removed the P,O&T and the G&L from the Patrol Boat Point Glass.


43 posted on 11/24/2010 1:52:25 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Vaquero

Must say this is Bush-like to send our ships for a joint effort and a show of solidarity with South Korea. Our reaction needed to be harmless on its face but symbolic of our commitments. I think it is perfect. It is hard to do but it is neither too much nor too little. The world needed us to see us stand again, over something. Bowing was not something they appreciated from our ingratiating prez, no matter what he thought.


44 posted on 11/24/2010 1:56:29 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Bokababe
carrier
45 posted on 11/24/2010 2:34:27 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: milagro

You remember Navy Log too? That is two of us. Lord have Mercy.


46 posted on 11/24/2010 2:51:07 PM PST by Rannug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-qH02g4DLI)
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To: kbennkc

I hope all the pilots aren’t blonde. :-)


47 posted on 11/24/2010 2:52:30 PM PST by Rannug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-qH02g4DLI)
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To: Bokababe

BAIT! Don’t take the bait.


48 posted on 11/24/2010 3:28:31 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru
BAIT! Don’t take the bait.

I agree. In fact, we owe S. Korea pretty much nothing.

49 posted on 11/24/2010 4:07:27 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: metmom

Thank you.


50 posted on 11/26/2010 3:52:34 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (TSA -- dirtiest word in our language. [Used to be Clinton.])
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