Skip to comments.Hagel orders US aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf
Posted on 06/14/2014 1:02:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrierthe USS George H.W. Bushto move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.
Hagels press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the order will give the president added flexibility if military action is required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq.
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gives Obama “Flexibility”
Barry hates Brown people!!!!!!
Okay, Chuck Hagel, are you saying that YOU have ordered this vessel into deployment, or did your Boss tell you to do it? We just played that finger pointing game last week about the Taliban Five, yet another (not so) bright idea from this Administration.
It is a sad, sad world. President Obama does not believe in the Promise of Hashtag.
Ordering an aircraft carrier to deploy seems to have become a publicity stunt of no ultimate consequence whatsoever for those within the Washington Bubble - I assume everyone from the Iranians to the Russians to Al Qaeda have learned that by now.
If there are still Christians or white people there, an order to attack isn’t off the table.
But what is the likelihood this CinC will issue that order?
P.S. I like your taunting name tag; have long argued that not voting for the lesser of two evils does nothing more than support the greater evil. It seems so obvious.
Uh...is Hagel the C-in-C now?
He is the final decision maker, when things are going sideways and not according to the Obama narrative. Hagel is a ready made bus speed bump.
It must be killing the lefties in Obamas admin that they have to send the carrier “Bush”
If they want get real serious send USS Ronald Reagan there
“...aircraft carrierthe USS George H.W. Bushto move...”
=> It’s Bush’s fault!
They considered sending the USS Hussein Obama, but how intimidating is a pair of inflatable arm swimmies made out of recycled plastic.
This is like hearing that Otis has ordered Barney to deputize Floyd.
Well, on the flip side they could have the USS Carter “nuke” the hell out of them.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier to Persian gulf ,because Obama wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
Choices, choices - which one to send! /S
They certainly had intelligence that this was going down....and they still released those damn five terrorists.
Flexibility to draw red lines of inaction.
How the hell can he go campaigning and play golf....and be away from his kids on fathers day.
Now Freepers you being mean
Love the caption LOL!
“It must be killing the lefties in Obamas admin that they have to send the carrier Bush”
Considering that Barky is pro-Muslim, and the SecDef is Muslim, perhaps they are sending “Bush” to be attacked?
What more fitting victory than a Muslim in the White Mosque setting up the carrier named after the President who defeated Muslims?
When discussing this Regime, and Barky, I suggest keeping an eye on the possibility of treason. As Nathaniel Grigsby said of the Democrats, “..beware this party of treason.”.
Whats Hagel going to do? A gay disco outreach program probably wont win over ISIS. Perhaps if they brought along a few goats?
We are ordering a carrier battle group into the Persian Gulf?? There is a possibility this will not end well.
Don’t be surprised if it’s a coordinated effort to sink the Bush or allow it to be sunk. Would Obammie be that evil? The answer should be obvious.
I find the”Irony”of the name of the Aircraft-Carrier(G.H.W.Bush)to be AMAZING?????
Hagel orders nothing but Jack In the Box take out.
No it’s actually diabolically clever.
If anything goes wrong
IT’S BUSH’S FAULT!
I think he’s evil enough. Then blame it on Hagel.
The carrier was already deployed. Hormuz transits in and out of the Arabian Gulf are a routine occurrence for any USN ship in the Fifth Fleet AOR. We did 14 such transits during my most recent deployment.
This is not newsworthy whatsoever.
Obama is probably laughing cuz IIRC Hagel is an old Republican. Another words, we’re attacking one of our own.
The USS Kitty Hawk isn’t available.
This world is spiraling down towards WWIII, and it is what obama wants.
If the Rats are in power they will have no problem holding their nose (hate the Military) and spend the 16 Billion, chump change for them, to Commission an Aircraft Carrier whether we need one or not.
Oops, should have asked the question, do you have had to serve to have a Ship named after you?
Chuck ordered an aircraft carrier (one) INTO the Persian Gulf, into a narrow waterway shared with some of the world’s largest heaviest commercial shipping vessels, bottled up by a strait controlled by Iran and bordered by al Qaeda terror sanctuaries like Qatar?
and US land-based air and other forces to provide joint force protection are ... where?
what could possibly go wrong?
The USS Baraq Obama is being fitted with engines for only 2 speeds: stationary and reverse
obama is partying at the mansion of two megarich gay guys this weekend and playing golf - must not be anything to worry about
You could get a close cut...:)
Ya have to admit that the USS Obama has one heck of a kick...
He’s not the only one, of course.
You sure that we’ll have any dollars left to do that, by that time? The “rest of the world” is dumping dollars at an accelerated pace.
In the fwiw dept, Hagel doesn’t order anything, CIC does the ordering.
Hagel did it, huh? Is he done pushing transvestites in the military?
Iraq is going down! Meanwhile on punsyvania avenue life goes on...
Don’t know why they think bringing this asset to bare is necessary when after all
Obama said on Wednesday ‘ the world is less violent than it has ever been, the world is healthier than it ever been and the world is more tolerant than it has ever been.’
Hmmm I’m placated, think I’ll hit the golf course. Of coarse bho beat me to it you see he’s not at all concerned.
Yeah well known fact he hang out with two Big Demo funraiser and his life partner
In code word he hang out da boys this weekend in Palm Springs
From what I’ve heard, the Bush was already in the Persian Gulf before this “news” broke. (course most military news is about 2 weeks delayed for security sake)
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