Skip to comments.Fifth US warship joins cruise missile ships in Mediterranean
Posted on 08/29/2013 6:18:41 PM PDT by Nachum
A fifth U.S. warship steamed toward the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday to join four other cruise missile destroyers poised for strikes on Syria, as U.S. and allied military planning continued for a bombing campaign against Syria.
U.S. intelligence agencies, meanwhile, continued to put the finishing touches on an assessment the Obama administration expects will conclusively link Syrian government and military leaders to the deadly nerve agent strike near Damascus Aug. 21.
A defense official said the fifth destroyer, the USS Stout, would soon arrive in waters near Syria. The warship is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Other officials familiar with intelligence reports said the White House is expected to release its intelligence assessment outlining the case against the Syrian government for the deadly nerve gas attacks near Damascus as early as Friday. The chemical rocket attack used nerve agent that killed up to 1,400 people.
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Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn
Next stop is Syria-nam.
Really, who gives a rat’s @$$ if mozlums kill each other. I find it a win-win situation.
if the picture is suppose to match the story it doesn’t. pictured is the TICONDEROGA class guided missile cruiser SAN JACINTO not a DD.
If it’s the Muslim Brotherhood or al Qaeda’s hand maidens vs Assad’s Leadership of Syria, that certainly gets my vote. Go at it guys. Have fun.
Country Joe & The Fish - I feel like I’m fixin’ to die
That seems like an awful lot of fire power just to lob a few missiles.
Obama lied, Syrians died.
Reminds me of a documentary I was watching about the air war in Vietnam. McNamara visits one of the carriers and is talking to the pilots. He doesn’t care what they’ve bombed or how they’re doing, just how much tonnage has been dropped. That’s it. Amount of weapons launched was his only criteria for success. The targets they risked their lives to bomb didn’t matter at all.
Did I hear today that Egypt is threatening to close the Suez Canal if there is any military action on Syria?
Maybe that is reason for the build up of naval forces.
Obama is determined to bomb Syria. His team is working on how to package it. Meanwhile Dear Leader likes terrorizing the Syrian people under the threat of a bomb strike.
I believe this WH will coordinate all military strikes with the rebels for maximum effect.
We enjoyed our Med cruise nigh 2 years ago.. love to do it again. Don’t screw it up, Put’.
Godspeed to our military folk at sea , here and abroad.
Did you read both pages of this article?
Could Obama be responsible for the poor innocent children who suffered this attack?
without Congressional authorization, everyone of these ship’s commanders are violating the Constitution and accepting an illegal order - right?
It’s strange. I feel so utterly detached and distant from this amateur banana regime, I don’t much care about this crap. When we attacked Libya, I was concerned about our strategic position etc, but no longer...
I am watching this country crash and burn, but King Barry won reelection. That’s what America wanted.
So we deploy arguably the most powerful military in the world, maybe the most powerful military that has ever existed in history, to help in a civil war in which neither side will side with ever us?
But when Americans were dying in Benghazi to protect their fellow Americans we couldn’t lift a finger?
The Russians have something like a dozen ships in the area with missile cruisers on the way. I think there is a lot of chest puffing going on separate from a planned direct attack on Syria.
and its one, two three what are we fightin for?
Dont ask me I dont give a poop
Barrys friends are in the soup
and its four five six England just said Nix
Oh its not our place to ask Barry why?
Whoopy dhimmis gonna die..
You’re right, but ‘Chelsea’ Manning is probably at the helm, so there’s no hope.
Sadly, I think this WH already coordinated the chemical attack with the rebels.
An Egyptian intelligence report describes a meeting in Turkey between military intelligence officials from Turkey and Qatar and Syrian rebels. One of the participants states, there will be a game changing event on August 21st that will bring the U.S. into a bombing campaign against the Syrian regime.
Enough POTUS (Psychopath Of The United States).
That’s now 5 ships sandwiched between Russian ships on their way and Syria’s anti ship missiles.
When you think about it, might not have been a bad idea leaving 200,000 hungry, well trained and well armed American ground forces in place in afghanistan and Iraq.
Besides, I dunno, PAYING for it? We’re broke, we have no business playing world police while entitlement spending is digging our graves.
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U.S. Intelligence will say whatever Obama tells them to say.
Honestly this is the most precarious position America has been in since the Cuban Missile Crisis. I can envision a scenario where Putin will flex his military might against the weak kneed poser Obama and if he orders a submarine to launch cruise missiles against Syria, that Putin could respond by sinking that submarine and then threatening a tactical nuclear strike if the US attempts to retaliate.
Putin knows that Obama is a clueless buffoon who would cower in the corner if backed in there by the Ruskies. And if Obama made a stupid decision after that, then all bets are off.
Perhaps these doomsday prospers aren’t so crazy after all.
Big man Barry, big man with a gun.
Prospers = preppers
I hate these self correct programs.
That’s because he probably was directing chemical munitions to be delivered to the rebels via Benghazi connections and training them to stage a false flag event as an excuse to take down Syria the same way he took down Libya.
When the intelligence community was seized and overcome by that side, they are continuing their operations unfettered.
We’re fortunate the rest of the world hasn’t caught on and started to attack us at home.
What kind of naval capabilities does Syria have?
Al Qaeda Air-Force arrives!
Obama has a little problem. Helping Al Qaeda would be considered Treason and High Crimes in my opinion.
Has someone lost their mind!!!! All the lives lost since 2001 for what??????
There, fixed it.
What happens if another U.S.S. Cole situation occurs?
Curious idea to send DDGs in alone and unafraid. Air cover used to be desirable.
Are we just presuming that no one will return fire now? I have a lot of respect for my DDG and CG friends, but SAMs aren’t airpower.
Speaker of the House Boehner is in a position to do America some real good.
As regards several major issues.
I guess we can add this new one to his list...
What a stupid waste of resources and manpower. We have no dog in this hunt. Let them kill each other. 100,000 more dead Syrians are 100,000 fewer enemies for Israel to deal with in the future.
Don’t forget the Russian warships already in theatre and the ChiCom ships around the corner in the Gulf of Aden.
Jim Rob serverd on a Gearing class destroyer i think the Higbee i spent a week or so on it after he was on it back in the mid 70’s
Barry better be sure Vlad isn't feeling froggy - we might lose a ship
Cindy Sheehan is unemployed and available to protest this war!
When your enemies are killing each other, get out of the way.
Good catch. You can't expect "journalists" these days to fact-check or get the details right. It is the message that counts, not truth or accuracy. (unfortunately not sarcasm)
A fifth U.S. warship steamed toward the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday to join four other cruise missile destroyers poised for strikes on Syria...
In exactly one word familiar to everyone: targets.
hussein racing to the aide of his buddies in AQ and the muslim brotherhood.
Not that I particularly want to help Assad, he's no prince of a guy either. I say let them kill each other off by the thousands, and in a year or two or five when they're exhausted, we go in and mop up - everyone on both sides.
Syria has the latest and best Russian weapons, according to Putin. The US navy has never dealt with this, how ever Israel is trying to destroy them all. See:http://worldnewsviews.com/2013/07/13/israel-behind-mystery-attack-on-syrian-port-us-sources/
I’ll bet money they have more.