Skip to comments.US Moves Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf As Obama Weighs Military Options
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.
OMG...this administration is not so subtle!
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.
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.
He’ll probably use it to sink the Bismarck...oh....wait....
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.
First to say-—BUSH’S FAULT!!!
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.
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.
Ohhhhhhhhhh we’re moving a ship. This ought to scare ISIS into submission. /s
If they’re going to get all the Americans/Westerns out, they’re going to need more helicopters than that.
Hope he doesn’t get it sunk. No offense to our Navy, but you just don’t know what imPOTUS is capable of.
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?
Impossible. Our Government would have told us, and the MSM.
Active Duty ping.
...the fact that the carrier is filled with illegal aliens from Latin America (instead of military equipment) tends to undercut the menace...
I have a family member on this carrier.
It would be a crowning achievement for him!
Stupid Iraqis. Pony up some gold for Hillary and Obama. There’s the answer.
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?
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
Ugh, Obama making military decisions. No.
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............
I pray this ship is safe. I also share the fear of others on this thread.
Thank you. Praying here as well.
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.
Wish them my best and thanks for their service. Hope they are extra careful out there.
CVN 77 hanging out in the Persian Gulf isn’t news. I assume they are talking about re-situating. Loose lips and all.
Meanwhile Herr Obozo and his Wookie have other important plans!
Amid Foreign and Domestic Crises, Obama Plans to Fundraise and Golf This Weekend
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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 weve got a humanitarian crisis going on at the Southwest border.
With all this at the forefront, youd think the president would work tirelessly to address these problems. Alas, hell 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, theyll jump over to Laguna Beach for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, followed by the commencement address to UC Irvines 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 Fathers Day, before flying home to Washington, D.C., mid-morning on Monday. Its unclear if their daughters, Malia and Sasha, will tag along.
What is Obamas plan here in the Coachella Valley? Presumably a short vacation, and likely a round of golf or two though the details remain fuzzy.
What is your sailor’s first name?
We will put the name in our prayer list this Sunday for our service people.
A show of force is useless without the will to use it.
The LAST thing the Saudis want is ISIS on their border and Iran in southern Iraq. They will be both angry and scared.
All of our fleet aircraft carriers are nuclear powered and have been since the decommissioning of the USS John F. Kennedy.
You’re right. I should have said operating costs.