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”?
Going on an 8-month deployment 4 months ahead of schedule - sucks being those guys. Prayers up all the way around.
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.
Looks like the October surprise may come early this election. The only two cabinet officials that Obama has been having late-afternoon meetings with are Geithner and Panetta. Obama needs to play the ‘Commander-in-Chief’ card in order to gain more votes in November.
Without giving too much in the way of detail, can anyone generalize about how much time it takes to get a carrier battle group deployed that far ahead of schedule?
Just curious how long ago this decision would have to have been made and communicated out in order to get everyone back aboard, get everything loaded, etc. I assume there was planned maintenance that would now be deferred too.
I’m under the assumption that these ships weren’t just sitting around idly by four months early.
To deter Iran or deter Israel by monitoring the positions of her subs and aircraft?
Obama wags dogs over open fire pits, before he eats them. Kinda like ‘smores.
Here we go it looks like Wag the Dog time for Barry Hussein Soetoro. Just before the election.
No doubt with Obama secret orders to interdict the planned Israeli air strikes against Irans nuclear sites, which are ALL “peaceful”( BIG SARC.)
Obama wants to be very careful,for if he interferes with Israel, he is going against the American people.Obama wants to hero his way into another term of electoral office.We need him out of there before he creates WWIII.
In a confrontation with Iran - You deploy the carriers out of the Persian Gulf kill zone. Well out of coastal defense missile range in the North Arabian Sea is the location for carriers in a confrontation with Iran - Gonzo Station.
Carriers are not Battleships, you don’t operate them at gun ranges. Be worried when we empty out of the Persian Gulf - not when we are doing normal ops in the Gulf...
I just hope our carrier will not interfere with Israel’s actions. With an evil thug in our White House, I’m not sure what their orders will be. If the Stennis has a decent CO, we may have a useful interpretation of those orders even if the orders are not helpful.