Skip to comments.The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to be sent to Syrian coast?
Posted on 08/27/2013 8:25:58 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
EXCLUSIVE The aircraft carrier, which is emerging from a long technical stop in Toulon, should reach U.S. ships already off Syria. The Staff of the Armed Forces denied this.
According to a source close to the defense minister, the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will soon reach the "Mediterranean theater somewhere between Cyprus and Syria." The same source indicates that "the decision was made, even if it is not official yet." The nuclear aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Navy, is operational again after a refurbishment carried out during a technical stop for several months at the shipyard DCNS Toulon.
"It is presently docked and received no order," says Colonel Gilles Jarron, spokesman of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces who denies that such a decision has been taken.
According to our information, the mission of the aircraft carrier in what could become a theater of operations, will be in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, which has already placed an additional destroyer in the Mediterranean. A total of four ships of the U.S. Navy equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles will be present.
You would think that publicizing your military plans to the enemy could cause some problems. It’s as if Obama wants the Syrian mission to fail so he could declare himself a dictator.
Oh swell. Now, after the French surrender, the muzzies will have an A.C.
Isn’t the de Gaulle the one that shook itself apart when the wash was being done?
I wonder how this will work out?
I am a firm believer that a modern Navy can project force. I am also a firm believer that one of these days somebody will destroy a billion dollar ship with a 20 million dollar anti-ship missile barrage.
It seems inevitable and it will change the world when it happens. Technology can only do so much and the cheap missile technology seems to improve faster than the defensive technologies for fleet defense.
The real question - will Assad quietly sit back and take a few losses for Western powers to save face or will he go all out to defend his regime? Right now, I would guess he is calculating that it will be better to hide his assets and accept a few little losses so he can get back to winning his war.
We should stay out of this and it sickens me that we are pretty much allied with AQ on this one.
I wonder how this will work out?
He will probably get a second peace prize out of this.
How not to build an Aircraft Carrier.
“The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to be sent to Syrian coast?”
And remember, if you are going deer hunting, don’t forget to pack your violin.
No sweat, it has 27 reverse gears ... out’a there in a hurry.
Got to protect the black tar heroin highway...afghan to syria to Marseilles, yes sir. obamaumao making the world safe for heroin—afghan and syria’s only real cash trade. It shore ain’t pomegranites. Oh yeah, and who get’s the pipeline contract vs. the russkies.. that’s in there.
As I recall, De Gaulle had a bad propulsion system that was prone to vibration.
When the laundry was in operation at the same time, a resonant frequency built up that literally shook it apart.
“Luuuck, I’m giveeeng a cigarette to a bebe. Why? Because ahm Frensh an ah do no’ care...so F off yew stoopid english peoples”. Look as that S car go, boy!!
Obama is more of a Go Fish guy - Poker looks too much like work.
Even with 27 reverse gears De Gaulle is/or was a dog.
I imagine they will stay way back from Syria.
DeGaulle had problems with one of its’ props back in 2000.
Yeah! I think it fell off!
The hit will be in Lebanon, and French peacekeepers are already sleeping it off there. Thanks JerseyanExile.
Also the conning tower windows frosted up....
Getting back to the washing machine noise....the French were cited but the Greenpeace nuts for disturbing the whales......and sonar operators thousands of miles away complained of the noise.
BTW, I loved Toulon.
The entire ship is a debacle.
.....Umm the port of Toulon is the Mediterranean theater.
Typical Frog LoL
Seriously, I enjoyed Toulon.
Sending the De Gaulle is like putting a Erte’ as a hood ornament on an Abrams tank.
Completely useless and for show.
Think it might lose a propeller again?
or someone will forget not to run all the washing machines at the same time and it vibrates the ship to pieces...
That the French want to be visible back benchers speaks volumes.
Could just be just simple saber-rattling, albeit very clumsy in execution.
Obama wants Israel to be forced into this war. Then he will help the muslim brotherhood sharia law pricks to over run Israel. I doubt they will be able to pull it off.
So is the U.S. Navy going to tow it for them again?
Lol.....another P-800 Oniks target.
“...will be in collaboration with the U.S. Navy...”
Its hard to imagine the French military doing anything in collaboration with the US Military.
Is there a bulls eye painted on it yet?
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