Skip to comments.Carrier Strike Group Rushes To Persian Gulf
Posted on 08/27/2012 6:17:29 AM PDT by Strategy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is being rushed to the Persian Gulf as tensions between Israel and Iran edge closer to the boiling point.
The Nimitz class carrier, with an air wing of about 90 aircraft, sets sail Monday on an eight-month deployment to the region -- four months ahead of schedule.
In the gulf it will join the USS Enterprise Strike Group, giving the United States a powerful deterrent to any Iranian attack on commercial oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz or a counterpunch to Iranian military action against U.S. military facilities in the region or those of its allies.
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Just hope these big blue water ships are not confined to the narrow waters of the Persian Gulf. Also hope their escorts are well armed with anti missile defense systems.
And the GOP convention begins. May we say the timing is suspicions?
Yep maybe Obama will wag the dog.
Isn’t that a bit early for an October surprise?
Can anyone say “October Surprise”?
So, Obama is putting up a defense shield against Israel’s likely attacks on Iran? Just in time for the GOP Convention and the subsequent elections?
I’m sure that Zero will be the hero for both the impending hurricane and whatever happens with the Israel/Iran thing before the election. It will be enough to push him over the edge for the November victory.
Watch...it will happen this way.
Going on an 8-month deployment 4 months ahead of schedule - sucks being those guys. Prayers up all the way around.
Yes, sir, I agree.
Not that it is foremost on my mind..but I also wonder if their votes will be counted.
This Air Force flyboy had the distinct privilege of landing on the Stennis, trap, and being shot off the deck the following morning after observing a night recovery.
The coolest thing I ever did while serving in the Air Force was with the Navy!
Looks like they just came back from deployment in Feb.
God speed USS Stennis.
Been there, done that, never any fun.
But at least mine was done in the Med where there were some decent liberty ports. I cannot imagine where ships sent to the Persian Gulf dock to let the crew blow off steam.
“May we say the timing is suspicions?”
We may say that the timing is “a Day Late...” Let’s just hope that it is not “...a Dollar Short.”
In reality, the timing is a year or more late. Before sending the carrier groups we should have supported the still-born Iranian democracy movement and very publicly backed Israel’s right to construct glass parking lots wherever they found a madman with nukes repeatedly threatening to annihilate Israel.
Better yet, let Mossad whack Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollah & Co, making it appear to be internal dissension. Best idea would be to help genuine internal dissidents to whack the nut-jobs. Not everyone in Iran is crazy, with a Mahdi fore-runner martyr complex.
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America is tired of war. If Obama starts something up in Iran, he will lose his base bigtime. And it’s not like conservatives are going to suddenly rush to his support. It would be a stupid move by Obama. But, then again, he is stupid.