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USS Enterprise On Its Way To Libya As America And Britain Ramp Up Threats
Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2011

Posted on 03/01/2011 4:31:37 AM PST by Fennie

The U.S. Navy was repositioning its heavy-hitting warships around North Africa tonight as America and Britain dramatically increased pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.

The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which had been on pirate-hunting duty off the coast of Somalia, has now steamed to the mouth of the Suez Canal in the Red Sea.

The deadly strike force aboard the nuclear-powered carrier is already within flying distance of Libya but the Enterprise is said to be heading closer to country and its rogue dictator.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: america; britain; bushsfault; enterprise; libya; navair; threats; unilateral; usnavy; ussenterprise
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1 posted on 03/01/2011 4:31:42 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie
"The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which had been on pirate-hunting duty ..."

The Real Deal:


2 posted on 03/01/2011 4:34:45 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Fennie

Wagging the dog.


3 posted on 03/01/2011 4:34:54 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Fennie

If Q-Daffy is deposed, Obama’s relatives in Kenya will not be happy.


4 posted on 03/01/2011 4:35:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Fennie

and we will anchor offshore and yell through a megaphone!!


5 posted on 03/01/2011 4:36:47 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Fennie

What, no UN resolution?


6 posted on 03/01/2011 4:42:08 AM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: Fennie
We should just stay out of this because, regardless of the bloodshed, it's a sovereign country. If staying out works to our detriment, we can always later bomb them into the stone age.

Anything Obama does now should be highly suspect as to what his real motives are. He may be trying to present the image that he's a strong leader rather than the weak bully he is capitalizing on an unfortunate situation in a little country.

7 posted on 03/01/2011 4:45:06 AM PST by Old Badger (I still like Palin because she will tell like it is and she take no prisoners!)
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To: Fennie
the Enterprise - with its compliment of F-14 Tomcat fighters

Unnamed reporter. Gee I can't imagine why...

8 posted on 03/01/2011 4:45:23 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Defend Liberty

9 posted on 03/01/2011 4:46:10 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Only way Obama will depose Gha-daffy is when one of his golf balls accidentally hits the bastard in the head!


10 posted on 03/01/2011 4:47:13 AM PST by donozark (I refuse to be ostracized and victimized by the aged Christian women on FR)
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To: Fennie

What a friggin joke......
We have our young folks dying in Afghanistan and our Government does not have the will to win there what makes anyone think we will do the right thing here?


11 posted on 03/01/2011 4:47:42 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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12 posted on 03/01/2011 4:48:33 AM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: Ezekiel

>Still, the Enterprise - with its compliment of F-14 Tomcat fighters

Bwahahaha. Bone dead STUPID!

God, I loved that fighter!


13 posted on 03/01/2011 4:48:33 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Fennie
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which had been on pirate-hunting duty off the coast of Somalia, has now steamed to the mouth of the Suez Canal in the Red Sea.

I know that anti-piracy ops are a secondary function for any naval warship, but to task a carrier strike group with the job is just a huge waste of resources given the Rules of Engagement.

14 posted on 03/01/2011 4:48:46 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Fennie

Gaddafi’s remarks were met with derision in Washington. “It sounds, just frankly, delusional,” said US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice.

She said Gaddafi’s behaviour, including laughing on camera in TV interviews amid the chaos, ‘underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality’.
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Let’s see now...what other “great world leader” has been known to laugh inappropriately and appear disconnected from reality? My memory is not so good now but I think I can find his name, oh, wait, here are his initials, Barack Hussein Obama.


15 posted on 03/01/2011 4:52:27 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: Fennie

Godspeed, Enterprise.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 4:53:47 AM PST by Haiku Guy (You can't beat something with nothing, no matter how bad that something is.)
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To: Fennie

Somewhere in here is a play that helps get the Soros Telepuppet reelected. Throwing Sargent Pepper Q. Daffy under the bus is a bold ploy that is seemingly inconsistent with his previous support. Must be the Muslim Bro’s made Bambi a better offer. Amnesty from the threatened apostasy trial? 72 virgin Larry Sinclairs in Allah’s heavenly Man’s Country? Perpetual unending supply of ribs and ice cream for Manshelle?


17 posted on 03/01/2011 4:54:13 AM PST by Blado (Pres. Stupey Dogg - A tight Wookie, a loose pair of shoes and a warm place to crap on the Tea Party)
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To: Fennie

Make it so.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 4:56:01 AM PST by YourAdHere (Joey Greco '12)
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To: Tallguy
I know that anti-piracy ops are a secondary function for any naval warship, but to task a carrier strike group with the job is just a huge waste of resources given the Rules of Engagement.

You're right. That would seem to be more of a "Frigate Navy" type mission. Maybe some air support with AWACS - possibly even, gulp, land-based from our AF friends - to spot likely surface targets. What are bammy's ROE, is the Navy even allowed to approach a suspected pirate ship? Or is that maybe considered too threatening? Is he just trying to "send a message" with "a presence" there? He's real good about just being present...

19 posted on 03/01/2011 4:56:18 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: snowrip

Clinton would have wagged it two weeks ago.
Many here disagree, but I say this mission is already fully funded by Gadaffy’s seized assets, and the Libyans deserve at least an opportunity to remove this maniac’s boot from their necks.
WWRD? We all know the answer.


20 posted on 03/01/2011 4:57:12 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: bill1952
Bwahahaha. Bone dead STUPID!

God, I loved that fighter!

Me too. Sheesh, it's been retired from the Navy now what, nearly 5 years? Yet another example of a so-called journalist that can't be bothered to check his/her facts.

From the article: Still, the Enterprise - with its compliment of F-14 Tomcat fighters - is not the best candidate for a humanitarian aid mission.

Guess it is a good thing She doesn't have any on board then! :-) The big-E's mission isn't to perform the humanitarian aid mission - it is to protect those that do.

21 posted on 03/01/2011 5:05:16 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Ezekiel
""the Enterprise - with its compliment of F-14 Tomcat fighters" Unnamed reporter. Gee I can't imagine why..."

Maybe the reporter got us mixed up with the Iranian air force? :-)

22 posted on 03/01/2011 5:05:26 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Fennie
USS Enterprise... "Warp 1, Mr. Sulu"
23 posted on 03/01/2011 5:07:13 AM PST by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: Fennie
"USS Enterprise On Its Way To Libya"

I think one Photon torpedo aught to do it!


24 posted on 03/01/2011 5:08:47 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
what makes anyone think we will do the right thing here?

Well first of all it's a lot easier...like plucking a hair rather than curing cancer. Almost nobody there wants Gaddafy or his spawn in charge, the mission here is simply to help them accomplish his removal with much less delay and bloodshed. If you had Libyan menfolk in the streets, that would mean a lot to you.

As for the more distant future, that's their business, but if we really don't like the results, we don't have to thaw out those frozen assets.

BTW, Libyans in Mediterranean cities are not anything like Afghanis in mountain fastnesses. If the decision were mine I'd have them form several free cities, some sort of confederation.

25 posted on 03/01/2011 5:09:38 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: Tallguy

But damn it they have the big “BOO” signs.


26 posted on 03/01/2011 5:10:35 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Fennie
The U.S. Navy was repositioning its heavy-hitting warships around North Africa

Waste of time and fuel with a president everyone knows will sit on his hands.

27 posted on 03/01/2011 5:17:57 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Ezekiel

either this reporter is stuck in the ‘70’s, or lazy, or just plain stupid....all the F-14’s are sitting in the desert in arizona, gathering dust...


28 posted on 03/01/2011 5:18:16 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: bill1952

and boy, did they leak hydraulic fluid.....


29 posted on 03/01/2011 5:19:13 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: Tallguy
I know that anti-piracy ops are a secondary function for any naval warship, but to task a carrier strike group with the job is just a huge waste of resources given the Rules of Engagement.

Depends on what the real purpose of the mission is. If it's purely counter-piracy ops I'd agree. However, if the CSG is there for a limited duration and more to conduct "training" in a live environment, it's acceptable.

Like how, in WWII, US carriers steaming out to join the 3rd/5th fleet would detour to go bomb Wake Island.
30 posted on 03/01/2011 5:20:29 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Diogenesis

They need to linger long near Iran and then make a pit stop off the coast of Somalia.


31 posted on 03/01/2011 5:20:33 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: Fennie
Is sabre rattling really any way for a Nobel Peace Prize laureate to act? I am sorely disappointed in young Miss Soetoro.

Anchors Aweigh! Go Navy!

32 posted on 03/01/2011 5:27:33 AM PST by atc23
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To: Fennie; All
A bit off topic...

Does anyone know if one of the carriers in the Med or Gulf is soon to rotate out?

The reason I ask is that a friend of mine is making his first tour. It will be on the USS Ronald Reagan.

The Reagan left San Diego a while back but my friend is still in Florida training. Supposedly he will be transferred to the Reagan in a couple of weeks. They then train in the South Pacific then it's on the the Middle East.

I was able to track down that the carrier was going to the Middle East BUT he wasn't sure. He thinks it's going to be a 6 week(?) tour but if they are headed to the ME I would think it will be at least 3 months, especially if another carrier rotates out.

Obviously I'm not Navy...sigh.

33 posted on 03/01/2011 5:28:06 AM PST by prisoner6 (RIght Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Blado
"Somewhere in here is a play that helps get the Soros Telepuppet reelected. Throwing Sargent Pepper Q. Daffy under the bus is a bold ploy that is seemingly inconsistent with his previous support. Must be the Muslim Bro’s made Bambi a better offer. Amnesty from the threatened apostasy trial? 72 virgin Larry Sinclairs in Allah’s heavenly Man’s Country? Perpetual unending supply of ribs and ice cream for Manshelle?"

I think you are on to something here. Also, I think Obama is trying to facilitate the creation of the greater caliphate and these secularist dictators stand in the way of a Mosque lead theocratic alliance spanning from Morocco to Iran.

34 posted on 03/01/2011 5:28:06 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Fennie

Wag that dog, Obama.


35 posted on 03/01/2011 5:29:04 AM PST by cake_crumb (Obama=Evil Spawn)
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To: Fennie
The Marines still sing about the last time the Enterprise was in Tripoli. http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/2002_winter_spring/terrorism.htm

If Lieutenant Decatur knew about the legacy of the ships, both real and imagined, that bore the name of his command, I am sure he'd be proud.
36 posted on 03/01/2011 5:29:26 AM PST by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: Ezekiel
lol... Tomcats have been retired for what 5 years?
37 posted on 03/01/2011 5:32:55 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: RipSawyer

Gadaffy’s always talked like that and “Washington” has always known it. He’s an opium junkie just like Muhammad was. Lisa Rice? Wasn’t she the one that skipped the Human Rights council meeting for one on global warming??


38 posted on 03/01/2011 5:33:42 AM PST by cake_crumb (Obama=Evil Spawn)
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To: Defend Liberty

Or Bipartisan Congressional Vote.. Even the dreaded George Bush ) it’s his fault) did that before committing US troops.


39 posted on 03/01/2011 5:37:29 AM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Fennie

“Gadhafi has been tied to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s spiritual adviser for more than 23 years.

The Libyan dictator also has financed and strongly supported the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan. Obama has ties to Farrakhan and his controversial group.”

http://nation.foxnews.com/rev-wright/2011/02/23/qaddafi-has-been-tied-rev-jeremiah-wright
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“In 1984, Wright traveled to Libya with Louis Farrakhan to meet the enemy of America back then, [Gadhafi].”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352870,00.html

40 posted on 03/01/2011 5:40:20 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tanknetter
Depends on what the real purpose of the mission is. If it's purely counter-piracy ops I'd agree. However, if the CSG is there for a limited duration and more to conduct "training" in a live environment, it's acceptable.

I'm sure that you are right. The author of this piece of drivel seems to think that the "Enterprise" still carries the F-14 Tomcat. This makes you wonder what else he/she got wrong.

Figuring what the "real deal" must be, I assume that the Enterprise strike group is in transit to/from the Persian Gulf or Northern Indian Ocean in support of operations in Afghanistan & Iraq. She undoubtedly would be flying training missions during this interval, so investigating pirate sightings would be the thing to do.

41 posted on 03/01/2011 5:41:17 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: donozark

The Brits are the driving force now and are in contact with the son. The old man will be gone and the son will assume the leadership.

Everything Obama does is mostly for show. I suspect he is out of the loop that includes the Brits, the Italians, possibly the French and the son and various Libyan political (tribal) and business types.

Hillary’s call for the old man to leave likely came after she was informed of what is really going on. She is at least a week and a hundred million $$$ late


42 posted on 03/01/2011 5:43:50 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Fennie

Here we go. Obama’s Bosnia


43 posted on 03/01/2011 5:44:17 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: prisoner6

Probably not in the cards, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if the USS Ronald Reagan sailed toward Libya? I can almost hear the Gipper saying, “There you go again!” to Colonel Bizarro.


44 posted on 03/01/2011 5:50:02 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: ThunderSleeps
The reporter used an old photo to formulate his story. He has no excuse but I bet that's why he mentioned them

This is the photo accompanying the article and you can plainly see some Tomcats on board.


45 posted on 03/01/2011 5:51:54 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: joe fonebone

Last I heard, the last Tomcat was broken up for scrap in 2009 or 10.

They were all destroyed, so Iran could never, ever get spare parts for theirs, either by accident or subterfuge.

There are none in storage in the boneyard.


46 posted on 03/01/2011 5:58:42 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Fennie
"Still, the Enterprise - with its compliment of F-14 Tomcat fighters - is not the best candidate for a humanitarian aid mission."

As many have already alluded to, the F-14 has been out of use since about 2005. The enterprise is packed with F-18's and hopefully soon, F-35's in the near future. The Enterprise can be used to enforce the no fly zone while the Kearsage's Helos can be used for delivering relief supplies, etc. And, if need be deliver Marines to re-earn the Marmaluke sword.

From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli baby!
47 posted on 03/01/2011 6:01:53 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Fennie
Do we not still have a Carrier Air Wing patrolling the Mediterranean? When I was in the Navy during the Reagan years, The Forrestal, Kennedy, and us the Saratoga would rotate 6th Fleet Med duties. Flight Ops off Libya's coast taunting the dirty Sierra Oscar Bravo was allot of what we did our six months there.
48 posted on 03/01/2011 6:10:32 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Fennie

The US Military is going after the 10 - 14 Tons of mustard gas that Qaddaffi has failed to destroy. In 2003 Qaddaffi agreed to destroy the tons of mustard gas and the containers for delivery via scud missles. he achieved destroying the missles for delivery and attempted to destroy some of the mustard gas. But, he has failed to honor the commitments to the UN and the Us regarding the destruction of the mustard gas that was to be achieved by the end of 2011 as directed in the removing of embargo by the uS.

Okay something happened to make him change his mind

Okay on monday I typed in “mustard gas in Libya in yahoo browser” to find out what happened to the so called WMDs of Libya. the amount of mustard gas varies 44,000 containers, 10 tons 14, tons. So you can read about yourself if it has not been removed


49 posted on 03/01/2011 6:11:06 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: bill1952
*** Still, the Enterprise - with its compliment of F-14 Tomcat fighters ... Bwahahaha. Bone dead STUPID! ***

You caught that too, what a bunch of maroons.
An easy search would have shown them this:

In the 1970s, Enterprise was refitted to handle F-14 Tomcats,
which operated from the ship from 1974 to 2001
.
Maybe they had a deadline to meet ;-)
50 posted on 03/01/2011 6:12:57 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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