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Hagel orders US aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf
Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

Posted on 06/14/2014 1:02:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier—the USS George H.W. Bush—to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

Hagel’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; alqaeda; hagel; iran; iraq; isis; obama; rop
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Aw, why do that when you can always release more GTMO terrorists instead?
1 posted on 06/14/2014 1:02:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

gives Obama “Flexibility”


2 posted on 06/14/2014 1:03:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Barry hates Brown people!!!!!!


3 posted on 06/14/2014 1:03:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 1:05:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Olog-hai

It is a sad, sad world. President Obama does not believe in the Promise of Hashtag.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 1:06:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

If there are still Christians or white people there, an order to attack isn’t off the table.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 1:09:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT by frog in a pot
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To: Olog-hai

Uh...is Hagel the C-in-C now?


9 posted on 06/14/2014 1:18:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 1:21:42 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Olog-hai

It must be killing the lefties in Obamas admin that they have to send the carrier “Bush”


11 posted on 06/14/2014 1:23:43 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: Olog-hai

If they want get real serious send USS Ronald Reagan there


12 posted on 06/14/2014 1:23:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Sacajaweau

“...aircraft carrier—the USS George H.W. Bush—to move...”

=> It’s Bush’s fault!


13 posted on 06/14/2014 1:25:02 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

They considered sending the USS Hussein Obama, but how intimidating is a pair of inflatable arm swimmies made out of recycled plastic.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 1:30:28 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Olog-hai

This is like hearing that Otis has ordered Barney to deputize Floyd.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 1:30:54 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: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Well, on the flip side they could have the USS Carter “nuke” the hell out of them.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Olog-hai

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier to Persian gulf ,because Obama wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT


17 posted on 06/14/2014 1:36:46 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SevenofNine; All
if they want get real serious send USS Ronald Reagan there

Choices, choices - which one to send! /S


18 posted on 06/14/2014 1:43:17 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Fitzy_888
That was pretty noticeable, too. Does Obama think he's clever?

They certainly had intelligence that this was going down....and they still released those damn five terrorists.

19 posted on 06/14/2014 1:59:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Flexibility to draw red lines of inaction.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

How the hell can he go campaigning and play golf....and be away from his kids on fathers day.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 2:15:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: QT3.14

Now Freepers you being mean

Love the caption LOL!


22 posted on 06/14/2014 2:19:38 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

“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.”.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 2:22:38 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Olog-hai

What’s Hagel going to do? A gay disco outreach program probably won’t win over ISIS. Perhaps if they brought along a few goats?


24 posted on 06/14/2014 2:30:47 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Olog-hai

We are ordering a carrier battle group into the Persian Gulf?? There is a possibility this will not end well.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 2:33:56 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

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.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 2:41:48 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Olog-hai

I find the”Irony”of the name of the Aircraft-Carrier(G.H.W.Bush)to be AMAZING?????


27 posted on 06/14/2014 2:42:17 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Olog-hai

Hagel orders nothing but Jack In the Box take out.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

No it’s actually diabolically clever.
If anything goes wrong

IT’S BUSH’S FAULT!


29 posted on 06/14/2014 3:11:07 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: Blue Highway

I think he’s evil enough. Then blame it on Hagel.


30 posted on 06/14/2014 3:32:53 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: lee martell
Okay, Chuck Hagel, are you saying that YOU have ordered this vessel into deployment, or did your Boss tell you to do it?

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.

31 posted on 06/14/2014 3:38:57 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: virgil
I just got off the phone with my son (a Infantry Officer,not in theatre)) who has a friend currently in Baghdad.
He is a contractor (non security type) and he says they can't all get out. They are currently filling sand bags and digging in.
He said they are in for the fight of (or for) their lives.
He also said there is sufficient amount of ammo and small weapons available.
They are concerned that if it gets close they won't have any close air support, which is the deciding factor when it gets to nut cuttin’ time.
Pray for these American sons, that they may be evacuated.
32 posted on 06/14/2014 3:43:22 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: virgil

Obama is probably laughing cuz IIRC Hagel is an old Republican. Another words, we’re attacking one of our own.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 3:44:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

The USS Kitty Hawk isn’t available.


34 posted on 06/14/2014 3:46:49 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Olog-hai

This world is spiraling down towards WWIII, and it is what obama wants.


35 posted on 06/14/2014 3:59:12 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: QT3.14
The sad thing about that picture of the USS Reagan vs the USS Obama, is that you just know within 15 years of Odingo leaving office there will be a ship named after him. I just pry it is not a Carrier.

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.

36 posted on 06/14/2014 4:04:53 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

Oops, should have asked the question, do you have had to serve to have a Ship named after you?


37 posted on 06/14/2014 4:05:48 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Olog-hai

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?


38 posted on 06/14/2014 4:06:24 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Fitzy_888

The USS Baraq Obama is being fitted with engines for only 2 speeds: stationary and reverse


39 posted on 06/14/2014 4:07:32 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Robe

obama is partying at the mansion of two megarich gay guys this weekend and playing golf - must not be anything to worry about


40 posted on 06/14/2014 4:08:58 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You could get a close cut...:)


41 posted on 06/14/2014 4:09:57 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: DAC21

Ya have to admit that the USS Obama has one heck of a kick...


42 posted on 06/14/2014 4:13:46 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Kakaze

He’s not the only one, of course.


43 posted on 06/14/2014 4:31:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: DAC21

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.


44 posted on 06/14/2014 4:32:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

In the fwiw dept, Hagel doesn’t order anything, CIC does the ordering.

5.56mm


45 posted on 06/14/2014 4:39:05 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Delta Dawn
Old rowboat

USS Obama

46 posted on 06/14/2014 5:07:40 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Olog-hai

Hagel did it, huh? Is he done pushing transvestites in the military?


47 posted on 06/14/2014 5:11:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

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.


48 posted on 06/14/2014 6:27:52 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: silverleaf

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


49 posted on 06/14/2014 8:09:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Drew68

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)


50 posted on 06/14/2014 8:17:31 PM PDT by bonfire
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