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US Moves Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf As Obama Weighs Military Options
IBT ^ | June 13 2014 12:02 PM | Howard Koplowitz

Posted on 06/13/2014 10:29:11 AM PDT by robowombat

Iraq Crisis: US Moves Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf As Obama Weighs Military Options By Howard Koplowitz@howardkoplowitz on June 13 2014 12:02 PM

The USS George H.W. Bush is being positioned in the Persian Gulf as President Obama considers airstrikes in Iraq. US Navy

The U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush is being moved to the Persian Gulf in case President Barack Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq, CNN reported Friday.

Iraq is in turmoil after an al Qaeda offshoot, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, made advances this week in the north and north-central portions of the country, including the seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

On Thursday, Obama said he was mulling all options on Iraq, saying, "I don't rule anything out." His spokesman, Jay Carney, later clarified, saying the president is not considering putting troops on the ground.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; iran; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isis; obama; usnavy

1 posted on 06/13/2014 10:29:11 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat
U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush

OMG...this administration is not so subtle!

2 posted on 06/13/2014 10:33:23 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: robowombat

In other words, searching for a military solution that furthers Christian-killing and Jew-killing, Chhhhammmmmas and the mudslime brotherhood and/or weakens Israel, the US, western civilization.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 10:34:01 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: robowombat

4 posted on 06/13/2014 10:34:08 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: robowombat

Now that Iran and the US are on the same side in Iraq, does this mean we’ll help Iran take over the Saudi/Kuwaiti oil fields?

Jeez, Obama’s really messed this up.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 10:35:05 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: robowombat

He’ll probably use it to sink the Bismarck...oh....wait....


6 posted on 06/13/2014 10:37:53 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: seeker41

Just an FYI, the Israelis have been hit (five times, if I recall) from shore based missiles fired by Hezbollah.

Whether our guys are safe depends on the rules of engagement. The death rate under Obama is many times that under Bush because of ROI designed to spare the enemy at the expense of American lives.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 10:39:18 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: seeker41

First to say-—BUSH’S FAULT!!!


8 posted on 06/13/2014 10:40:13 AM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: robowombat
His spokesman, Jay Carney, later clarified, saying the president is not considering putting troops on the ground.

ISIS are Uncle Scam's troops on the ground. The US/NATO and Saudi Arabia have been arming them for the past three years. The ISIS just didn't spring up from the desert sands.

9 posted on 06/13/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: robowombat

A smart man says all options are on the table, while a fool says we wont use ground troops. The former gives the terrorists something to think about, while the latter gives them the green light.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: robowombat

Ohhhhhhhhhh we’re moving a ship. This ought to scare ISIS into submission. /s


11 posted on 06/13/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: robowombat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_Strike_Group_2

If they’re going to get all the Americans/Westerns out, they’re going to need more helicopters than that.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 10:45:09 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: seeker41

Hope he doesn’t get it sunk. No offense to our Navy, but you just don’t know what imPOTUS is capable of.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 10:45:32 AM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: robowombat

Would the Saudis sit still for the US intervening militarily, to result in furthering an effort by Iran to take over all of southern Iraq?


14 posted on 06/13/2014 10:45:46 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
The ISIS just didn't spring up from the desert sands.

Impossible. Our Government would have told us, and the MSM.

15 posted on 06/13/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: robowombat; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 10:48:51 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: robowombat

...the fact that the carrier is filled with illegal aliens from Latin America (instead of military equipment) tends to undercut the menace...


17 posted on 06/13/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: anymouse

I have a family member on this carrier.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 10:57:59 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: anymouse

It would be a crowning achievement for him!


19 posted on 06/13/2014 11:05:25 AM PDT by Klemper
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To: robowombat

Stupid Iraqis. Pony up some gold for Hillary and Obama. There’s the answer.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: robowombat
Wow! Idiot in Chief isn't prepared for any option except the golf course.
21 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:01 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: robowombat

Obama may lose us an aircraft carrier.

If he does, it won’t be two seconds before the guy tries to mothball the rest.

What are the odds he’s hoping to lose one?


22 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: robowombat
No matter what goes down Obama is hitting happy hour at 5pm.
Or 3PM.
23 posted on 06/13/2014 11:14:17 AM PDT by AU72
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To: VanShuyten
I'm confused why is Iran helping the Iraqi Military?
24 posted on 06/13/2014 11:15:32 AM PDT by angcat
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To: angcat
The Iranian Shia's are attempting to prevent a total Suni takeover of Iraq.

The Suni's under Saddam persecuted the Shia. They tried to revolt and requested assistance from George H.W. Bush but he refused to intervene.

The current effort can be considered essentially to regain power lost when Saddam was ousted and hung.

It is to be noted that the Shia Immam revered through history is named Hussein.

Here's his mosque

Sunni's attacked and murdered pilgrams coming to this mosque


25 posted on 06/13/2014 11:27:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: robowombat

Ugh, Obama making military decisions. No.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 11:29:44 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: robowombat

There are no military options.
We were there, you did not allow our troops to decimate the enemy and the crap hole country (the way you win wars) you pulled our troops out with another loss that you called victory and now its over. Drones and missiles will not solve anything and just waste money. That cesspool is not worth one more american life. Move on............


27 posted on 06/13/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: bert

Thank you


28 posted on 06/13/2014 11:46:25 AM PDT by angcat
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To: bonfire

I pray this ship is safe. I also share the fear of others on this thread.


29 posted on 06/13/2014 11:47:37 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Thank you. Praying here as well.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 11:51:55 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: robowombat

All actions mean nothing if “boots on the ground” is not a given. Posturing means nothing to those who know that only lethal force can stop them.


31 posted on 06/13/2014 12:01:13 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: bonfire

Wish them my best and thanks for their service. Hope they are extra careful out there.


32 posted on 06/13/2014 12:28:14 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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CVN 77 hanging out in the Persian Gulf isn’t news. I assume they are talking about re-situating. Loose lips and all.


33 posted on 06/13/2014 12:34:30 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Ditto!


34 posted on 06/13/2014 12:45:23 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: robowombat; jazusamo

Meanwhile Herr Obozo and his Wookie have other important plans!

Amid Foreign and Domestic Crises, Obama Plans to Fundraise and Golf This Weekend

Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
Posted on 6/13/2014 12:29:17 PM by jazusamo

The Iraqi government is pleading for help from the U.S. as ISIS militants close in on Baghdad; Syria is still in the grips of war; veterans are dying from long wait times at the VA; and we’ve got a humanitarian crisis going on at the Southwest border.

With all this at the forefront, you’d think the president would work tirelessly to address these problems. Alas, he’ll be doing what he does best this weekend: fundraising and golfing.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama should land at Palm Springs International Airport at about 6 p.m. Friday, straight from a visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday, they’ll jump over to Laguna Beach for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, followed by the commencement address to UC Irvine’s Class of 2014 at Angel Stadium, which wraps up at 1 p.m.

That puts the Obamas back in the desert at about 2 p.m. Saturday. They will stay for Father’s Day, before flying home to Washington, D.C., mid-morning on Monday. It’s unclear if their daughters, Malia and Sasha, will tag along.

What is Obama’s plan here in the Coachella Valley? Presumably a short vacation, and likely a round of golf or two – though the details remain fuzzy.

Priorities.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3167418/posts


35 posted on 06/13/2014 2:26:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the WonDoer, will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: bonfire

What is your sailor’s first name?

We will put the name in our prayer list this Sunday for our service people.


36 posted on 06/13/2014 2:34:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the WonDoer, will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: robowombat; Jet Jaguar; 2ndDivisionVet; xzins; ExTexasRedhead; F15Eagle
Are Boehner and Obama actually going to let the military have fuel for these carriers, or are they going to "Sequester" and punish the military more so we can pay for more Food Stamps and give aways to Muslim Brotherhood?

Navy to pull aircraft carrier from Persian Gulf over budget worries

Pentagon’s carrier cancellation heats up sequester fight as cuts take effect

Sequestration Cash Crunch Delays Carrier Deployment

37 posted on 06/14/2014 12:10:52 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: robowombat

A show of force is useless without the will to use it.

5.56mm


38 posted on 06/14/2014 12:17:00 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Genoa

The LAST thing the Saudis want is ISIS on their border and Iran in southern Iraq. They will be both angry and scared.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 12:23:16 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: SkyPilot

All of our fleet aircraft carriers are nuclear powered and have been since the decommissioning of the USS John F. Kennedy.


40 posted on 06/14/2014 1:29:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re right. I should have said operating costs.


41 posted on 06/14/2014 3:45:02 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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