Wait just a cotton-pickin minute
I could have sworn we had a carrier task force in the Med?
Don't know the exact location of where it was, but flying at supersonic speeds, I can't imagine that a squadron of fighters could not have reached Bengazi in an hour or less.
Plus, what about all the (reported) Military assets stationed in Italy, some 400 miles from Bengazi?
Something does not compute here and methinks that the sycophant, political animal, Sec Def is continuing with his (no doubt "ordered") obfuscation and dissembling...if not outright, LYING!
posted on 11/09/2012 2:49:16 PM PST
Again, B.S. excuses that the informed citizen won’t buy, but the well regular and blindly partisan will buy.
Nope, no carrier group in the Med at that time. Or now AFAIK. One was brought back to the U.S. on the east coast and two others were in the Pacific for war games.
posted on 11/09/2012 2:55:47 PM PST
(Who is John Galt?)
To: neveralib; TigersEye; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Just backing up what TigersEye informed you on.
The only disclosed US Naval surface vessels that where in the MED as of September 2012, where two destroyers.
The USS Enterprise (CVN 65), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) returned to Naval Station Norfolk during mid July of this year.
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