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Armada of US warships steaming toward Middle East
NY Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch

Posted on 04/13/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT by McGruff

An armada of 12 warships — the largest US strike force since the 2003 Iraq war – is steaming toward the Middle East as President Trump mulls an attack on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to a report.

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman set sail from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday with five escort warships and they were expected to join four destroyers and two nuclear-powered subs believed to already be in or near the Mediterranean, the Times of London reported.

Trump on Wednesday appeared to telegraph an attack on Syria by tweeting that missiles “will be coming” in response to the attack on the town of Douma on April 7.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Syria; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: norfolk; shipmovement; trumpdod; trumpgwot; trumpmiddleeast; usnavy; ussharrystruman
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Maybe it ain't over yet.
1 posted on 04/13/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

Our problems are here. Striking Syria will make the problems here even much worse. Listening to Bolton is like using a hair dryer in the bathtub.


2 posted on 04/13/2018 9:36:47 AM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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“the Times of London reported”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/biggest-task-force-since-iraq-on-course-for-syria-bpjn699bt


3 posted on 04/13/2018 9:36:59 AM PDT by McGruff (We are watching a coup attempt. In our own country.)
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To: McGruff

Din...din...din...FLASH! Uh-huh....savior of the universe...


4 posted on 04/13/2018 9:38:40 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: McGruff

5 posted on 04/13/2018 9:39:22 AM PDT by Simon Green
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

In the words of Magic Johnson: “It’s Showtime”.


6 posted on 04/13/2018 9:39:46 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

In the words of Magic Johnson: “It’s Showtime”.


7 posted on 04/13/2018 9:39:47 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: McGruff

No delay, as reported elsewhere. Just a smooth, steady prep. The scramble are the Assad apologies that are freaking out that we might act. I still wonder that these folks back Russian and Iranian backed Assad over the US, France, Britain. And Israel. So much for allegiances. Would they have done the same in the run up to December 1941? I mean that seriously. This week was Holocaust memorial and here we people that have forgotten that lesson, that apologize, excuse, and some even approve of gassing people. Incredible.


8 posted on 04/13/2018 9:39:50 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: McGruff

How many Americans were killed in the chemical attack in Syria?

How many Americans are killed by illegal aliens?

National security starts with border security and interior enforcement.

Syria is not a threat to US.


9 posted on 04/13/2018 9:40:39 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Reno89519

You mention that Holocaust and yet you want to be the Airforce for the guys executing prisoners in ditches on Youtube?


10 posted on 04/13/2018 9:41:55 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll

???


11 posted on 04/13/2018 9:42:49 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: Reno89519

I don’t think Assad did it.
I think it was a setup.


12 posted on 04/13/2018 9:42:53 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: McGruff

Trumps gonna fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.


13 posted on 04/13/2018 9:44:05 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: DIRTYSECRET

14 posted on 04/13/2018 9:44:28 AM PDT by Simon Green
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To: Lurkinanloomin

If we’re gonna be bombing national security threats, I suggest we skip the intermediary and start with Iran.


15 posted on 04/13/2018 9:45:08 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: McGruff

Please spend no dollar there afterward nor take home one Syrian.


16 posted on 04/13/2018 9:45:11 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Reno89519

If you are worried about remembering the lessons of the Holocaust why would you want America to join ISIS?


17 posted on 04/13/2018 9:45:39 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: Trumpisourlastchance

Let the Israelis smash Hezbollah and the Iranians into the ground as part of the strikes. Israel should also be allowed to take some Syrian territory to expand their buffer zone as a penalty.


18 posted on 04/13/2018 9:47:56 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: McGruff
Somehow 12 ships and armada just don't go together when one thinks about TF 38 of the 3rd Fleet in WWII which consisted of 8 Fleet Carriers, 8 light carriers, 6 battleships, 6 heavy cruisers, 9 light cruisers, 58 destroyers.

I do realize the difference in firepower and capability though. Just focusing on the numbers.

19 posted on 04/13/2018 9:48:23 AM PDT by ealgeone
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To: The Toll

Bingo.


20 posted on 04/13/2018 9:48:57 AM PDT by TallahasseeConservative (Isaiah 40:31)
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