USS Carrier Harry Truman Now Officially Just Off Iran, As Israel Allegedly Plotting An Imminent Tehran Raid

Tyler Durden's picture

As we first reported last week, in an article that was met with much original skepticism, the Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal, and is now likely awaiting orders to support the escalation in the Persian Gulf. The attached image from Stratfor shows the latest positioning of US aircraft carrier groups as of June 23: the USS Harry Truman (CVN-75) is now right next to USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), both of which are waiting patiently just off Iran.

Report republished with permission of STRATFOR

As for the catalyst the two carriers may be anticipating, we provide the following update from the Gulf Daily News where we read that Israel may be on the verge of an attack of Iran, with an incursion originating from military bases in Azerbaijan and Georgia. 

Israel is massing warplanes in the Caucasus for an attack on Iran, it was revealed yesterday.

Preparations are underway to launch the military attack from Azerbaijan and Georgia, reports our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej, quoting military sources.

Israel was, in fact, training pilots in Turkey to launch the strike and was smuggling planes into Georgia using Turkish airspace, they said.

However, Turkey was unaware of Israel's intention of transferring the planes to Georgia, the sources said.

The unexpected crisis between Israel and Turkey following an Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza Strip hit Israeli calculations.

Azerbaijan-based intelligence units, working under the cover of technicians, trainers and consultants, have helped with the preparations, the sources said.

Military equipment, mostly supplied by the US, was transported to a Georgian port via the Black Sea.

Georgian coastguard and Israeli controllers are co-operating to hide the operations from Russian vessels, said the sources.

They point out that according to Israel, it will not be in a position to launch a strike on Iran without using bases in Georgia and Azerbaijan due to the limited capabilities of its nuclear submarines stationed near the Iranian coast.

Meanwhile, Iran's Press TV reported that a very large contingent of US ground forces had massed in Azerbaijan, near the Iranian border. The independent Azerbaijani news website Trend confirmed the report.

Those reports came just days after the Pentagon confirmed that an unusually large fleet of US warships had indeed passed through Egypt's Suez Canal en route to the Gulf. At least one Israeli warship reportedly joined the American armada.

Press TV also quoted Iranian Revolultionary Guard Brigadier General Mehdi Moini as saying that the country's forces are mobilised and ready to face Israelli and American "misadventures" near its borders.

* Iran last night said it has cancelled plans to send an aid ship to the Gaza Strip as Israel "had sent a letter to the UN saying that the presence of Iranian and Lebanese ships in the Gaza area will be considered a declaration of war on that regime and it will confront it," Irna said.

We caution readers to take this news with a grain of salt as the Gulf Daily News' sister publication, Akhbar Al Khaleej, has a slightly less than stellar credibility rating. Then again, this is what some, Breaking News Online most notably, said about last week's carrier news, urging readers to ignore it.

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Bringin It's picture

crash the system tells me you don't know what you are asking for ...

No, I do know what I'm asking for.

The present system leads to the destruction of the many for the benefit of the few.  The present system diverts productive resources to endless war, again for the benefit of the few and the destruction of the many. 

The fact that you are so enamored of the present system that you want to defend it speaks loud and clear to your lack of an adequate moral compass.  We are crashing no matter what.  The sooner the better.  You just want to put off the day of reckonning until you've maxed out the looting, regardless of whatever additional pain to the masses this entails.

So you and your parasitical firm did not get any bailout money?  I'm crying crockidile tears for you right now.  What do you produce for society ... that justifies your take?

Nothing good is what I expect your answer to be.  But let's see what you have to say.

ISEEIT's picture

Okay Chumbawhatever. It's becoming a bit childish now, but I do respect your 'anti' position. I honestly suspect that you are Marla playing the foil. Your positions are so farfetched. It's not even fun to attack you anymore because I love the underdog and now that is you.

Thanks for participating.

Max Hunter's picture

His positions are far from far fetched.. What's childish is people like you trying to keep the ignorance alive and well..  Troll..

Isn't there a Fox news forum you could be on stroking other people that like to murder brown people.. cuz it's fun.. and keeps you in shape..

Jendrzejczyk's picture

Actually, I think Marla is posing as Cheeky B now.

Cathartes Aura's picture

your previous post having been junked out blano, I took the liberty of copying it here - so as to illustrate why you were told to leave:

I think not, baby puppy, it is you who are mistaken.  But rant away.  You anti-Israeli types will get your comeuppance someday

because in previous threads, people expressed a desire to "see" what was shown the door. . .

Votewithabullet's picture

This is helpful, you must be a chick, show me your clit. jm may be my little brother, he thinks this place should be a mutual masterbation society.He loves Big Brother.

jm's picture

With an avatar like "Vote with a bullet" you're just another bitch talking shit. Prove me wrong. Go tell your senator you're gonna vote with a bullet at his next rally.  Never mind... you're surely brain-dead enough to actually do it.

I wish anybody who hates people simply because they fit a perceived racial category  would just slither back to the dregs where they came from.

Bringin It's picture

I wish anybody who hates people simply because they fit a perceived racial category ...

Ah, that would be you jm.  When are you leaving?


Votewithabullet's picture

Dude ,  these are words to a song. I've never advocated killing...innocents.I do advocate the showing of clits. just saying.

ISEEIT's picture

This is bullshit dude. The one and only free nation within that cesspool of anarchic, male centric, woman fearing (in the wrong, and literal sense) may indeed be the linchpin. Hate the Jews = hate humanity. I'm truly discusted by your contempt for decency.

AnAnonymous's picture

Wooo, bold statement.

Are those anarchic male centric woman fearing people part of humanity?

chumbawamba's picture
Orthodox Man Attacks Young Woman for Wearing Tefillin

A few days ago, a horrible event occurred in Israel.  Noa Raz, an Israeli young woman who is a Conservative Jew, was attacked by an ultra-Orthodox man at a bus stop.  Noa had donned tefillin in the morning (i.e. phylacteries; small boxes containing verses of Torah – that traditional Jews wrap with leather straps on their arm and forehead during prayer).  Traditionally, only men wore tefillin.  But, today more and more women are wearing tefillin, especially in the Conservative movement.

The man at the bus stop noticed marks from the tefillin having been on Noa’s arm and asked her if they were tefillin.  She tried to avoid him but eventually answered his question.  Once she admitted she had worn tefillin that morning, the man physically attacked her- kicking and screaming words like “women are an abomination” and “desecration.”

'Sinful' city buses stoned by ultra-Orthodox Jews

It is an all too familiar scene: the Israeli bus, travelling near predominantly Palestinian East Jerusalem, is pelted with stones that smash windows and startle passengers. Except this time the stone-throwers are not Arabs but Jews. The violence is part of an unholy war in which strident elements of the ultra-Orthodox community in Mea Shearim are trying to force Israel's leading bus company – and, by extension, Israeli society – to defer to their strict religious teachings and sensibilities.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of racism over education demands

More than 100,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets across Israel yesterday for a showdown between religious and secular society over the way the Jewish state runs its education system.

The protests brought central Jerusalem to a standstill as a group of religious parents prepared to go to prison for defying a court order demanding their daughters attend classes with girls of different ethnic origin.

Parents of European, or Ashkenazi, origin do not want their daughters to be educated in the same classroom as schoolgirls of Middle Eastern and North African descent, or Sephardim, claiming that they are not as religious.

It is so easy to own you people when your price is so cheap.

I am Chumbawamba.

Lucky Guesst's picture

Allah said to give you +1000 virgins for doing such good work.

 "O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty"  Qur'an, Sura 9:123


ozziindaus's picture

And are you expecting 1000 cocks for your deeds?

Matthew 10:34 

Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth, but a sword.


Lucky Guesst's picture

Ummm, if you asked me if I were expecting 1000 stab wounds, that post might actually have made sense. Moron.

Max Hunter's picture

Let's look up some old testiment verses.. Nothing but love and passion there.. Give me a break..

If only you could smite me..

Bringin It's picture

Look into the Thalmud - Lie, kill steal from nonjews ... no problem.  Go for it.

brandy night rocks's picture

Using verses from the New Testament to try to say anything about Jews' reliegious beliefs is about as intelligent as equating a couple of incidents of orthodox Jews acting mildly unruly in the streets to Muslim motherfuckers constantly blowing up innocent civilians.

merehuman's picture

All that  "believing" is a bunch of bull. Know yourself and be moderate in all things.  We have run out of time to waste on hating each other.

Time to work for the greater good before we lose the very air we breathe.

Aint the oil spill gonna hurt us enuff? 

Hephasteus's picture

Oh look. A religious person making a "veiled" threat. What ya going to do when the veil burns bitch.

Oh I know. Say retarded things like Ralph Wiggum because your "dad" is the cop.



Ripped Chunk's picture

"discusted by your contempt for decency."

I am disgusted by your level of education.  It really depreciates the value of your useless comment.

Monkey Craig's picture

+1. The only ones who win in war are the financiers (global elite) who lend money to both sides to buy armaments and butter.

Sudden Debt's picture

But it sure makes good television!

AND it decreases the surplus population so you won't hear Greenpeace complaining also :)

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Live?  Hmmm, you jest!  Faux news be damned!!!  But it does make great movies.  "This is my rifle, this is my gun..."

And as for Greenpeace, Greenpeace is a confused infant. 

<Sarcasm on>

"Leave Greenpeace alone!"

<Sarcasm off>

RichardP's picture

Q:  I forgot.  Which one is for fun??

A:  I guess the answer depends on your definition of fun.


ISEEIT's picture

You are a steaming pile of faux dissidence. You enrage me to the point that were I to have you before me, I likely would harm you. I love and support freedom. You expose a dark side of humanity that I find to be abhorent.

'Attacking Isreal for her decency'


zaknick's picture



Fuck Israel and its neo-con "Oh I'm so civilized and they're not" bullshit.

zaknick's picture



F*ck Isr@el and its neo-con "Oh I'm so civilized and they're not" bullshat.

Ripped Chunk's picture

Oh no! ISEEIT is violent and dangerous ( bet you can back it up too)

Another limp dicked internet troll

ISEEIT's picture

I've yet to see such a street fight at ZH. I seem to be getting my ass kicked and I respect that. I honestly do not understand the anti- zionist position though. I get pissed off. I do have huge respect though for this place and the fact that I've been smacked down will make me reconsider my position. Might not change, but I will have another look.

Ripped Chunk's picture

"I honestly do not understand the anti- zionist position though."

Because you believe the media propaganda snow job that the US media has been pumping out for 50 years. 

PeterB's picture

Make sure you SEE it properly next time

Max Hunter's picture

'Attacking Isreal for her decency'

Are you serious... it's called white phosphorus.. You should leave the Fox News website for a second and check out some pics of all the dead women and children in Gaza courtesy of the U.S. Taxpayer and compounding interest..

Only stupid Americans think Israel is decent.. Unfortunately, they are as plenty as the sands of the sea.. I see you are one of those grains of sand..

Pondmaster's picture

Israel will not be destroyed , regardless of Ishmaels' jealousies . The great I AM has spoken . Ishmael has all the oil and is not happy , and his people are in poverty and suppressed . His women are degraded in the eyes of his adultress men . Who must cover them to supress their own lustful desires 

Ripped Chunk's picture

+10,000,000,000,000,000,000   (Ben, Is there enough zeroes yet???)

Finally an end to the US funded terrorist state?? We can only pray. All events are orchestrated by the elites. Believing otherwise is foolish.

note: I was born into and baptized Catholic but after 50 years I am leaning heavily toward Buddhism.


merehuman's picture

ripped, half ass protestant, doubter, then buddhist ,acid ,peoty and the eckankar was best explanation yet. After donating 17,000 and 25 years had to give it up. main author was plagiarist.

Now i take notes of personal experience and still experiment with leaving the body and changing states of conciousness at will. We can and there is more to the material universe than meets the eye.

I found the damn needle eye i have to go into and resent the merehuman phisical form i return to. There is more and it appears is the last frontier for those of us with a sense of adventure. The inner realities do exist.

It pays of with a much greater understanding and a greater capacity for love.

pan-the-ist's picture

Sounds like you are good and grounded so I am sure you will figure it out for yourself, but OBEs are not real, and neither are the other psychic realities.  It's just another way for Mara to climb on your back.

Citizen of an IKEA World's picture

Soon Scumbawamba's dreams of masturbating to genocide will come true.

Citizen of an IKEA World's picture

Funny to see that statement junked since Chumblo bragged he would do it.

Votewithabullet's picture

I think it was the poor spelling that brought the junk...var y vayen?

Missing_Link's picture

REJOICE: The countdown to the end of Israel has begun.

Ah, Chumba, here you're showing your true colors -- an ignorant hatemonger who revels in the idea of another Holocaust.  Your words, not mine.

It's pathetic that there are some idiots in the west who are as shallow, spiteful, petty, and racist as the ignorant fanatical imams of the middle east.

chumbawamba's picture

No, actually, those are your words.

I am Chumbawamba.

Adam Neira's picture

Events of recent weeks have been instructive. The perception in the minds of many deluded souls is that the Jews are under siege and are in danger. Cowards will always reveal themselves when they see a potential victim as weak. They get a rush out of the idea that their inadequacies will be erased by an act of force. In spring we need to shake out the rug to get rid of toxic dust from our homes. We also need to shake the global tree to remove the anti-Jewish rotten fruit to keep it healthy at certain times.

pan-the-ist's picture

Another one who purposefully confuses being opposed to Zionism as being against all Jews for the purpose of confusing and labeling.

tmosley's picture

The destruction of a genocidal, socialist government is not the same thing as the destruction of a people.  Nazi Germany fell, yet Germans still live in Germany.  Israelis need not die any more than white South Africans did after the end of apartheid.