Skip to comments.USS Enterprise On Its Way To Libya As America And Britain Ramp Up Threats
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.
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The Real Deal:
Wagging the dog.
If Q-Daffy is deposed, Obama’s relatives in Kenya will not be happy.
and we will anchor offshore and yell through a megaphone!!
What, no UN resolution?
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.
Unnamed reporter. Gee I can't imagine why...
Only way Obama will depose Gha-daffy is when one of his golf balls accidentally hits the bastard in the head!
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?
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>Still, the Enterprise - with its compliment of F-14 Tomcat fighters
Bwahahaha. Bone dead STUPID!
God, I loved that fighter!
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.
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’.
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.
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?
Make it so.
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...
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.
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.
Maybe the reporter got us mixed up with the Iranian air force? :-)
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.
But damn it they have the big “BOO” signs.
Waste of time and fuel with a president everyone knows will sit on his hands.
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...
and boy, did they leak hydraulic fluid.....
They need to linger long near Iran and then make a pit stop off the coast of Somalia.
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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.
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.
Wag that dog, Obama.
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??
Or Bipartisan Congressional Vote.. Even the dreaded George Bush ) it’s his fault) did that before committing US troops.
Gadhafi has been tied to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obamas 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.
In 1984, Wright traveled to Libya with Louis Farrakhan to meet the enemy of America back then, [Gadhafi].
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.
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
Here we go. Obama’s Bosnia
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.
This is the photo accompanying the article and you can plainly see some Tomcats on board.
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.
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
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,Maybe they had a deadline to meet ;-)
which operated from the ship from 1974 to 2001.