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Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-12 01:04||
#2 I really hope that some anti-American scoundrel in the administration is not thinking of using the Enterprise as a casus belli, with the loss of American lives.
Truthfully, I would not put it past this bunch. They seem both utterly amoral, and completely contemptuous of the lives of their countrymen, who they are more than ready to dehumanize to justify their sacrifice for petty political ends.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-03-12 10:23||
#3 Its not just the Enterprise, its the whole strike group (as per usual). This adds to the Abe and other ships in the area. Ships take time to steam to station, so pre-positioning of assets makes sense. Of course it is also serious sabre rattling in a major way. Regretably, it takes reasonable people to appreciate the meaning of a sabre rattle. With these people it probably just stokes their myopic view of the west and arguably plays into the hands of some pretty disfunctional leaders. I thought we all were being optomistic about a "diplomatic resolution". Gun boat diplomacy didnt help the Peablo much in the Sand Pebbles. I expect as much from this show of force. Oh I forgot, this is an election year. Must show resolve and strenght! My head hurts.
Posted by Northern Cousin 2012-03-12 14:13||
#4 Kind of a hyperventilating headline, eh?
Unless the Big E is contemplating a suicide run?
Posted by mojo 2012-03-12 14:52||
#5 Regretably, it takes reasonable people to appreciate the meaning of a sabre rattle.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-03-12 14:55||
#6 "Don't call my bluff, Mahmoud"
Posted by Frank G 2012-03-12 19:26||
#7 Gun boat diplomacy didnt help the Peablo much in the Sand Pebbles.
It was the San Pablo, a fictional gunboat in a fictional movie, based on a fictional novel, used to question the Vietnam War.
Posted by Pappy 2012-03-12 21:20||
#8 shit. I have a Steve McQueen box set and just watched it this weekend. I missed that. "Valve" is now a paragraph
Posted by Frank G 2012-03-12 21:27||
#9 IIRC my histoire', there was a USS GUAM riverine gunboat based in the "China/Hong Kong Station", but was later renamed the USS WAKE or a Filipino namesake [which I can't recall right now]???
* ION WAFF > IRAN CAPABLE OF BUILDING AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: NAVY CHIEF [Iran Navy RADM. Sayabari].
They can build 'em, they have the Technology.
* CHINA DAILY FORUM > [Pravda.ru] IRAN NAVY IN ATLANTIC | IRAN CAPABLE OF INCREASING MILITARY PRESENCE IN ATLANTIC OCEAN.
VARIOUS MILBLOGGERS/POSTERS = opine that its not enuff for Iran or China to have + fire 00's of conventional Rockets at a modern US Nuclear Carrier andor its escort BG, IRAN + CHINA NEED NUCLEAR WARHEADS OR DEVICES TO SINK A US NUCLEAR CARRIER.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-12 21:45||
#10 JM. Now, be truthful here...
Might Taitano, Inc., a business unit and partner of Guam, Inc., just happen to have a USN CVN approved/signed ship-provisioning contract, etched in marble "boiler-plate"; and who are standing-by, pier-side with any and all resources required to provide all required logistics elements. Prolly, Huh? Life is good, all the way around.
Posted by Jusomble Whinens3272 2012-03-12 22:47||