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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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To: Fennie
"USS Enterprise On Its Way To Libya..."

What the media is not telling us is that Obama expressed his desire to speak directly to Captain Kirk to wish him good luck with the mission.

51 posted on 03/01/2011 6:13:56 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Ezekiel
I thought it was the USS Nimitz that time traveled.
52 posted on 03/01/2011 6:14:38 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

Terrible acting but I love that movie!

“Splash the Zero. Repeat...splash the Zero”.


53 posted on 03/01/2011 6:17:09 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: NavyCanDo

So, you were on “Sinkin’ Sarah”????


54 posted on 03/01/2011 6:19:35 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: NavyCanDo
Since this came with the article, don't know how accurate it is but:


55 posted on 03/01/2011 6:23:49 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

So, you were on “Sinkin’ Sarah”????

Aey Aey. Though we never called her that. I think that was a Forrestal nickname for us. We called her the Sweet 60 from Dixie.


56 posted on 03/01/2011 6:25:39 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Fennie

Let the EU handle it.

Sorry, we have enough right now. There is no justification for this.


57 posted on 03/01/2011 6:28:50 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: hattend
You answered my question. The Worlds Hot Spots may have shifted some since the 1970s and 80s, but I would think we would still want to maintain a Carrier Air Wing in the Med. But what do I know? There are people with lots of metal on their shoulders that are suppose to know where all the game pieces are suppose to be on the World Map at any given time.
58 posted on 03/01/2011 6:32:35 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: jimbo123

I’m ok with blood for oil.

As long as it is muslim blood.


59 posted on 03/01/2011 6:40:24 AM PST by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: bill1952

Iran still uses the F-14...we should check to make sure those F-14s piggybacking on the Enterprise weren’t snuck on board by the Iranians.


60 posted on 03/01/2011 6:41:02 AM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: hattend

Not true..I have seen them in AZ in storage.


61 posted on 03/01/2011 6:43:00 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Tallguy

Concur, I did LEO ops (chased druggies)in the Caribbean in the early 90’s from Knox and Perry class frigates flying H-2’s. Pretty much a big waste of resources.


62 posted on 03/01/2011 6:47:53 AM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: hattend
*** 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. ***

He has no excuse is right. Even if he used that picture. All digital images have embedded in their file a thing called 'Metadata'. It can tell you almost everything about the photo. And the following is from this pics Metadata:

Caption: ENT81 - 20011010 - AT SEA, - : An aerial view taken on Wednesday, 10 October 2001, shows the USS Enterprise. US warplanes and cruise missiles pounded the Afghan capital and other cities overnight, as Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda group warned of further suicide hijackings and urged Muslims to join an anti-US jihad or holy war. EPA PHOTO AFPI/RABIH MOGHRABI/rm/lfb/mr

By Line: RABIH MOGHRABI

Date: October 10, 2001. 12:59:30PM (timezone is GMT) (9 years, 4 months, 22 days, 11 minutes, 33 seconds ago)

To view this data, all one needs in an 'EXIF viewer' app. And every reporter/journalist knows about that today. It's where they put the Copyright. So IMO there is no excuse. The EDITOR at the least should have caught it.

an aside: In 2001, when this pic was taken Tomcats were still in use. It's the last year they were.

btw, a very cool and FREE EXIF Viewer that I use is called Jeffrey's EXIF Viewer. Click that home page, and drag the URL icon to your Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar and you're done. You can then check out most any photo posted on the Internet by just clicking the EXIF Icon on your toolbar when an image is on your screen. I mainly check for who holds the Copyright to a photo.

63 posted on 03/01/2011 6:49:17 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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To: Fennie

This could be the Big E’s swan song. She’s scheduled to be retired in the next year or two, to be replaced by either (I think) the George H.W. Bush or the Gerald Ford.

}:-)4


64 posted on 03/01/2011 6:53:26 AM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: bill1952
The F-14 Tomcat was retired some years back
65 posted on 03/01/2011 6:57:53 AM PST by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: Oldexpat

They started cutting them up in 2007 and the last one was destroyed either late ‘09 or early ‘10. I remember reading the article about the last one being cut up because the guy who was cutting it up worked on them in the Navy and he was choked up about it.

Only survivors are completely gutted and mounted on sticks in front of bases or in museums.

I found an old FR post from 2007 saying it was a 3 year contract to get rid of all of them

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1860474/posts


66 posted on 03/01/2011 6:59:31 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: Condor51

Thanks! I’ll have to check that out


67 posted on 03/01/2011 7:03:44 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: rfreedom4u
rfreedom4u said"I’m ok with blood for oil." "As long as it is muslim blood."

I see you are not in any sort of the US military service, you have no sense and therefore are likely not an American, let alone a conservative, you have no honor, you have no moral standing, you have no discipline and you are a disgusting troll of the first order to call for the blood of half a billion children on a public forum.

Have I made myself clear bunky?

68 posted on 03/01/2011 7:08:17 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Fennie; All
I have been a member here for many years and I have never seen so much hatred for the President and anything and everything he does. Had President Bush been in office many would be calling for the head of Qaddafi and to invade. Many here are acting like the babies on DU that blamed Bush for EVERYTHING that went wrong in the world. Lighten up folks.
69 posted on 03/01/2011 7:09:27 AM PST by Moleman
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To: Condor51

Ah, but you give too much credit to the source! The Dail Mail is a UK rag, and seeing how the Limeys have become French Poodles it makes sense their writers are stuck in the 20 Century.

My bet is the author viewed Top Gun to prep for the assignment ; - )


70 posted on 03/01/2011 7:14:46 AM PST by NCCarrs (http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/12/30/quake.usa.editorial.reut/index.html)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

***From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli baby! ***

I’ve been hearing that Marine’s Hymn since this thread started. Glad you mentioned it.


71 posted on 03/01/2011 7:16:55 AM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: NCCarrs
*** Ah, but you give too much credit to the source! .... My bet is the author viewed Top Gun to prep for the assignment ; - ) ***

Yeah you're prolly right.

When writing my post I was assuming that someone in charge at the Daily Mail has an IQ above room temperature.

72 posted on 03/01/2011 7:23:51 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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To: Moleman
"I have been a member here for many years and I have never seen so much hatred for the President and anything and everything he does."

My critique of him has to do with the fact that this should have been done a week ago. Our Naval assets should have been used to evacuate our personnel, not a ferry!! Other countries have been using their naval forces to evacuate their personnel and we rented a ferry. Is that not weak or what?

Our leader should be leading (instead of Cameron) on this issue. He should be putting a coalition together of NATO countries to implement a no fly zone. It should already be done. They should also have ships on standby to assist in any humanitarian concerns. This is a chance to show the people that we are for their liberty and independence. Instead, he's coming to the show in the final scene. That's not a formula for winning over the people of Libya.
73 posted on 03/01/2011 7:33:13 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Moleman
"I have been a member here for many years and I have never seen so much hatred for the President and anything and everything he does. Had President Bush been in office many would be calling for the head of Qaddafi and to invade. Many here are acting like the babies on DU that blamed Bush for EVERYTHING that went wrong in the world. Lighten up folks."

Look at one of the underlying reasons why - a total lack of trust in Obama and his motives. Once you are convinced that Obama is anti-American and his actions fit a pattern of weakening the US and strengthening its enemies, then any action he takes is viewed with suspicion.

74 posted on 03/01/2011 8:00:12 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Fennie

This should have been done weeks ago at the start of the Egyptian crisis if for no other reason than to evacuate Americans. Again Obama dithers, relies on weak kneed diplomats and the “good will” of Muslims who supposedly love him.


75 posted on 03/01/2011 8:24:34 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Bigh4u2
Kirk names his foe

Any somalis named Khan?

76 posted on 03/01/2011 8:58:21 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Fennie
Captain Kirk

Scotty, warp factor seven.

77 posted on 03/01/2011 9:03:12 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: vanilla swirl
yell through a megaphone

They took Al Sharpton?!

78 posted on 03/01/2011 9:28:20 AM PST by SteamShovel ("Does the noise in my head bother you?")
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To: Old Teufel Hunden; All
"From the Halls of Montezuma to the shore of Tripoli..."

Lord Acton wouldn't be surprised..

Given the situations today in Mexico and Libya, it's probably 50/50 that the Marines will have to revisit their old stomping grounds...who could have thunk it?

79 posted on 03/01/2011 9:31:54 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Ezekiel

Maybe we’ve teamed up with the Iranians.


80 posted on 03/01/2011 10:11:11 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: NavyCanDo

Yeah, I was aboard USS Zippo myself....out of mayport


81 posted on 03/01/2011 10:11:36 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: Fennie

Let’s stay out of this one.


82 posted on 03/01/2011 10:11:48 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Our Naval assets should have been used to evacuate our personnel, not a ferry!! Other countries have been using their navcanal forces to evacuate their personnel and we rented a ferry

Well I certainly agree with you on that,

83 posted on 03/01/2011 10:17:16 AM PST by Moleman
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To: Truth29

Thank you for your reply. Now i understand. I guess while I dont like him its hard for me top believe he is really antiAmerican...


84 posted on 03/01/2011 10:18:56 AM PST by Moleman
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To: Bigh4u2

“...I think one Photon torpedo aught to do it!...”

Make that two photon torps. They would make a nicer display. They would also serve to make strong points, the way Fat Man and Little Boy did back in 1945.


85 posted on 03/01/2011 10:24:43 AM PST by NCC-1701 (Impeach the Kenyan usurper. This administration is unConitutional. Show us the long form.)
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To: Tallguy

No kidding. The proper response would be the use of an LHD and marines to bomb the pirate ships in port and raid the coastal villages that support for the pirates.


86 posted on 03/01/2011 10:38:30 AM PST by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: Fennie

So the US Navy is going to help end Qadaffi’s military attacks on the growing Emirate of Barqa, which has ties to AQIM. This isn’t going to bite us in the rear.


87 posted on 03/01/2011 10:41:19 AM PST by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: joe fonebone
“Yeah, I was aboard USS Zippo myself....out of mayport”

Ahoy old Mayport neighbor. Saratoga 1977-1981

If I only had the paycheck I make today and the liberty time I had in Naples or Barcelona back then - what a wonderful world it would be :-)

Of course my wife may have something to say about it.
Puuff - vision gone.

88 posted on 03/01/2011 10:43:59 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Moleman
"Well I certainly agree with you on that, "

The excuse I heard was that we did not want to have a hard military presense in case they would try to take American's hostages. That is such a load of BS crap!! This "fear" apparently did not stop other countries from using their naval assets. This is not the first time that we have had to evacuate American personnel from a civil war torn country. However, I'd be willing to bet its the first time that the U.S. government rented a ferry instead of using our military assets.

This President is weak and shrinks from what needs to be done. Don't think the rest of the world picks up on this. It invites agressive action towards Americans abroad. This whole debacle also shows potential allies (Libyan revolutionaries) that we are not a nation that can be trusted to stand for liberty and freedom. We will go whichever way the wind blows. Followers, not leaders.
89 posted on 03/01/2011 10:47:16 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Ezekiel

“F-14 Tomcat fighters”

Wow. Did they build some new ones? /s


90 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:40 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: joe fonebone

Didn’t they all go to the shredder? They said they were going to destroy them all (except museum planes I guess) to keep parts from going to Iran.


91 posted on 03/01/2011 10:54:40 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: hattend

exactly


92 posted on 03/01/2011 10:56:01 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

So you flew the SH-2 Sea Sprite and then transitioned to the CH-46? What was that like?


93 posted on 03/01/2011 11:37:23 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Condor51
This is being done in the event that oil shipment become in jeapordy. If chaos erupts, lines get torched, and enemies threaten worldwide distribution of petroleum from region.

big picture, not to attack libya

94 posted on 03/01/2011 1:06:50 PM PST by mikhailovich
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To: joe fonebone
...so you would know they weren't out of hydraulic fluid.

No, I didn't work on F-14s. A-7As were the same. Yeah, and oil too.

95 posted on 03/01/2011 1:12:37 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: magslinger


Lt., Tell Star Fleet Command Capn' Kirk ain't got no time for Libya right now ...
96 posted on 03/01/2011 1:16:38 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Blado
You just have a puuur attitude, lol.

Ever run for office? Need a campaign staffer? Come on, run for something.

97 posted on 03/01/2011 1:16:49 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Diogenesis

98 posted on 03/01/2011 1:36:15 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: bert
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

Exactly where Obama wants her to be. Out of the loop and on the shelf, running late and frazzled from meeting to meeting.

Like FDR parking MacArthur in Manila for years on end as the Japanese prepared for World War II. As long as Mac was in Manila, he wasn't available for the GOP nomination in 1940, which was what FDR was really worried about (after Huey Long was removed).

Unlike Sarah, Hillary doesn't have a Plan B -- or loves power so much, she can't let go even when she's being run ragged by O-Dog and his homies. "Hey, White B**** -- go back and clean the toilets again! You missed a spot!"

"And this time -- use your tongue!"

99 posted on 03/01/2011 1:38:41 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Scythian

Man...Captain Kirk would hit on any woman...even the green ones...


100 posted on 03/01/2011 1:41:30 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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