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US Aircraft Carrier John Stennis Arrives By Iran

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Ten days ago, when we last tracked the progress of the third US aircraft carrier, CVN-74 Stennis, with destination Arabian Gulf, aka Iran, we reported that it was "within a week of reaching" its destination. Sure enough, as the latest Stratfor naval update confirms, CVN-74 has now reached its destination for which it was commissioned several months prematurely. But before you get your war hats out, note that that other aircraft carrier which is conducting its final voyage, the CVN-65 Enterprise, has decided to take a bit of a break and left the Arabian Gulf area for a scehduled R&R port visit in Naples, Italy. In a week or so, shore leave will be over and CVN will be back to join everyone else, at which point the US will finally have three aircraft carriers just off the Iranian coastline ready to rumble.

Source: Stratfor

 


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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Obama polls need the last minute boost only an Iran conflict can provide. This is taken directly out of the 1984 playbook.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:29 | Link to Comment no taste
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Support the efforts of AE911Truth for an independent investigation into 9/11 before the next false flag is dumped on us.

http://www.911journeyfortruth.org/index.html

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:33 | Link to Comment knukles
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Through the canal for shore leave in Napoli?
Horseshit.
It's a redeployment of re-steaming off Syria.

Wake up.....

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment tenpanhandle
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After shoreleave in Naples, I wonder how many crewmembers will be reboarding the Enterprise.  Kirk to Enterprise: "don't beam me up, Scotty".

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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They might not even miss them, there are other US assets that can be conveniently onboarded while visiting Italy

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:08 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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I wouldn't want to be on the USS Enterprise, or near it. Everything about this situation screams that it's being set up to be sunk in a false flag incident designed to create war with Iran.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:06 | Link to Comment infotechsailor
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I hope thats not the case... but either way I think the other commenters had it right. Once Enterprise comes back through the suez, its highly unlikely it will go back to the gulf. Its expensive, time consuming, and an all around pain for a carrier to get through the Suez. If they were only going to leave for a week they would have just hit Dubai.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:11 | Link to Comment nofluer
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Hummm... Enterprise going through the Suez? With the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of Egypt now... Seems sketchy to me.

And I didn't know the Big E would fit in the Suez!? Back in the day, CVA 66 wouldn't.)

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 05:40 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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No they won't sink it, one Kg of C4 above the waterline will be enough for the press.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:24 | Link to Comment dbTX
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Just in time for the election

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Cortez the Killer
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Let's light those motherfuckers up.

Empty your missles on the mullahs boys

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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OBarry...that you?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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I can feel another peace prize coming on but I am not sure if it has Obama's name on it or Netanyahu's.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:45 | Link to Comment DosZap
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I can feel another peace prize coming on but I am not sure if it has Obama's name on it or Netanyahu's.

 

It's neither, it's Ackmajageenoff who gets the prize,and ties with Minsta FarraKHAN.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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America, Fuck Yeah, coming to save the mother fucking day, yeah....

If you promise me you won't die, I'll make love to you right now

I promise I will never, ever die.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:42 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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Was that you cheering in the wikileaks video? that part after they fired on the kids?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment RobD
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Maybe things have changed since I was in the Navy but carries typically don't have "week or so" of shore leave in any one foreign port. Four or five days max.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment SilverDOG
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Make 'em all happy, before they go false flag swimming.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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the italian hookers are pretty broke. It's economic stimulus

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:40 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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I don't feel sorry for the Italian hookers -cut back on their cocaine and squeeze their bankster clientele for a little more of their ill gotten gains, and they can do quite well in a depression.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 00:22 | Link to Comment Heyoka Bianco
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Che cazzo! Did Berlusconi file for bankruptcy or something?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Lore
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At least somebody around here is getting stimulated.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment inevitablecollapse
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i was thinking the same thing - of course i joined in 2000 and got out in 2005, maybe the navy has gotten even softer since then

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:14 | Link to Comment hunglow
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NEVER heard of a CV going through the ditch four times during one cruise.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:14 | Link to Comment hunglow
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NEVER heard of a CV going through the ditch four times during one cruise.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment Pairadimes
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Almost time to wag the dog.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Jake88
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What Obama will do is kill some al qaeda in Lybia and claim revenge on the Benghazi murders. That should silence the critics and help at the polls. The fireworks won't begin until next year. I hope CNN covers it.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:46 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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that terrorist porridge is just right

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:29 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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If Obama continues to sink... kabooooooooom.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:33 | Link to Comment ZFiNX
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Iran won't wait until then, they're already turtling up. They tested with the water with talk about returning to negotiations about a week ago and got no response, that was their signal. Assad is falling in Syria, just watch the liveleak videos, if they're going to make a move, it's right now.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment Jake88
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No way will Iran make a first strike. They will lose all support in the eyes of the world. China and Russia will not be able to make a case to the world for coming to their defence.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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But the Iranian rapture bunnies are crazy religious nuts who want to start Armageddon so the dude comes out of the well and sends the believers to heaven-hey that's sounds just like the christian rapture bunnies!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:55 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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+1 for sarcasm

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:17 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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no, Cabot is never kidding ;-)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:42 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Randall Cabot

But the Iranian rapture bunnies are crazy religious nuts who want to start Armageddon so the dude comes out of the well and sends the believers to heaven-hey that's sounds just like the christian rapture bunnies!

 

This statement is 100% evidence you are clueless about the catching away,and /or the time of Armageddon.(and NO Christian that knows scriptures wishes this on anyone),much less do they want to start it. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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Tell that to Tim La Haye, John Hagee and Steve Quayle.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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Don't be so sure  -Hezbollah-with Iranian backing  -just may be able to take Jerusalem. They have nothing to lose. IDF is soft. Hezbollah is tough as nails. Preemptive strike may be the only way they can overcome high tech.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:30 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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Iran will use proxies to strike at the U.S., however, a Hezbollah offensive on Jerusalem is unlikely.  Hezbollah is, indeed, tough as nails, but fights best as a defensive force from entrenched and fixed positions, with flexible supply lines.  An assault on Jerusalem would be an offensive operation that would require a great deal of preparation and prepositioning of forces which Israel would certainly notice.  Furthermore, even if Hezbollah was able to launch a surprise offensive and take a good portion of Jerusalem, they would be unable to keep their forces supplied after the Israelis encircle their positions in Jersulem.  In short, Hezbollah would be destroyed, and Hezbollah is far too valuable an asset to be squandered with such a ploy.

Instead, I would look more toward Hezbollah goading Israel into an attack, coinciding with a Shiite rebellion in the Gulf States and the destruction of oil tankers in the Suez Canal and possible the Panama Canal.  If the United States takes the war to Iran, the U.S. would be the aggresser, and Iran could follow up with a blockade of the Straits of Hormuz that would send the price of oil into the stratosphere.  The game would be on then to see if the U.S. navy can clear the Straights and the Canals before the Strategic Petroleum Reserve runs dry, and the U.S. can declare "victory" before the U.S. economy collapses completely, the petrodollar collapses, and the U.S. population revolts.  Continued "malfunctions" at U.S. refineries would also help Iran's cause.  This is the most likely outcome.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Lore
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This is not some football game.

Do some digging into the biggest sponsor of state-sponsored terrorism.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 09:18 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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Unfortunately, for the people who plan and conduct these operations, it is a football game.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:27 | Link to Comment ZFiNX
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Not Iran, Syria by proxy. This sticks the blame on a sinking ship and clears Iran's name in the meantime.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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R&R for the Enterprise crew in Naples? Yikes - that place reminds me of a bad Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn. They should have dropped the boys and girls off on Capri or Ischia instead.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Remember how they gave ice cream to the troops a few hours before parachuting over Normandy? Yeah.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment nofluer
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"R&R for the Enterprise crew in Naples? Yikes -"

Makes perfect sense. Naples is the only place in the world where I saw "Flying Cock & Balls" necklaces! Wish I'd bought a few when I was there... ;-D

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment RobD
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Keep an eye on CVN-73 George Washington, if it moves into the Indian Ocean then it's on like Donkey Kong.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:05 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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When does the USS BarryO Nobel Prize arrive to light up that axis of evil?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:51 | Link to Comment BeaverFever
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Bath House Barry is rather preoccupied right now. He has some geographical north and south pole smoking decisions to make. The Shadow Government will provide all details for the sheeple to readily believe once the One reads his TelePrompTer.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2012/10/16/israels-new-cyber-virus-att...

Israel’s New Cyber-Virus Attacks Computers from Iran to Lebanon

http://www.securelist.com/en/images/vlill/miniflame2012_pic09s.png

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/08/wanted_a_truly_credible...

…According to a source close to the discussions, the action that participants currently see as most likely is a joint U.S.-Israeli surgical strike targeting Iranian enrichment facilities. The strike might take only “a couple of hours” in the best case and only would involve a “day or two” overall, the source said, and would be conducted by air, using primarily bombers and drone support. Advocates for this approach argue that not only is it likely to be more politically palatable in the United States but, were it to be successful — meaning knocking out enrichment facilities, setting the Iranian nuclear program back many years, and doing so without civilian casualties — it would have regionwide benefits. One advocate asserts it would have a “transformative outcome: saving Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, reanimating the peace process, securing the Gulf, sending an unequivocal message to Russia and China, and assuring American ascendancy in the region for a decade to come.”

 

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2012/10/06/new-scientific-study-predic...

New Scientific Study Predicts 85,000 Casualties, “Devastating Consequences” for Iran Attack

An attack on the Bushehr reactor would:

…Pose a grave environmental and economic threat to civilians in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. It would not only devastate the important business centers and fishing communities of the Persian Gulf, but also contaminate desalination plants, port facilities and oil fields. To gain an approximate idea of the economic consequences of a strike on Bushehr, one should consider that the government of Belarus has estimated the economic cost of Chernobyl to exceed $200 billion

Should strikes result in a war, the Iran body count can certainly reach the levels in Iraq, with more than 100,000 dead and millions displaced. The economic costs could also exceed a trillion dollars, many times more than the cost of Iran’s nuclear program. Given that the number of American soldiers killed or injured in the Iraq and Afghan wars exceeds 50,000, one can expect the toll from an Iran war to be much higher—a price advocates of military strikes and solutions fail to recognize.

…Few…have considered the long-term strategic and political consequences of a military decision that is guaranteed to pull generations of American, Iranian, and Israeli youths into a cycle of war as destructive as the decade-long Arab-Israeli wars. At a time when millions across the Middle East, from Iran to Syria, Egypt to Yemen, are breaking out of decades of military rule, war can once again freeze civil society for decades to come.

…Our estimates of the costs and consequences of military strikes provide only a snapshot into what can become a larger, longer, and deadlier regional war with dangerous religious and apocalyptic overtones. The casualties and costs of such a clash of civilizations would have to be measured in terms of millions of people across entire provinces, regions, and continents. As with the shadow cast by the Iran-Iraq war, the Arab-Israeli wars, as well as the Iraq and Afghan conflicts, such a blood feud would feed what one prominent Middle East analyst has called a cycle of “crisis and carnage.” Strikes would act as a curse that would stain the memory, scar the face, and blacken the future of generations of civilians and soldiers throughout the Middle East and beyond.

 

And this is why the elite WANTS a war on Iran.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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No land war with Iran.  No way, never going to happen.  It would cost us WAY too many casualties.  Fighting in rough terrain or cities against a much bigger country than Iraq while we already over-stretched?  No, it will not happen.

I cannot rule out other things though (Iran attacks, Israel attacks, we attack, false flag, cyber war, etc.).  Who can predict the future?  Not me.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:17 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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dcrb: "Politics is war conducted by other means."

- Ned

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 01:14 | Link to Comment TheGrandChessboard
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Okay lets try to think like a madman. We got a global population of 7 billion, lets say the big boys really did want to "kill off the useless eaters", get ride of 95% the worlds population why dont they just go into there little underground bunkers and nuke the rest of the world (dr strangelove style then they can emerge and build there communist utopia). 

Why would the elite really care if there are a few million less people on the planet (thats really a drop in the bucket), it doesnt make sense to me. 

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Pharming
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So if we go to war, oil goes up...and it only delays the nuke program.

If we don't go to war, and a 4.5 on the Richter scale (shallow) is detected, signalling a nuke test in Iran, oil goes up and there is an arms race in the Mid East.

Hmmmm....

Well, here's the countdown from one perspective.  GlobalSecurity.org

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iran.htm

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Hi Ho Silver
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An earthquake like this one?

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=287448

There are others. Take your pick.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:51 | Link to Comment Pharming
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Holy schnikeys...yes.  ???

I think I felt my blood pressure go up in my ears.

I know they get lots of quakes in Iran...  My question is...would 2km be considered shallow?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:13 | Link to Comment Hi Ho Silver
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I believe 2km is about as accurate as they can measure and all that is necessary.

 

North Korea
2006-10-09 01:35:27.8 UTC
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=34947

 

But more to the point these types of earthquakes happen quite frequently in Iran. Not necessarily an accurate indicator of nuclear testing.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Nice waxing cresent over the middle east...perfect strike time both  tactically and symbolically....should help Obummer in the polls. God help the rest of the world.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:54 | Link to Comment falak pema
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wish they'd take both Mitt and O'bamy on it.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment ersatzteil
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I have a sis on the ship in Naples, and I have an Italian lover in Milan. Thanks for the heads up, I'm arranging for the Italian to take my sis out to party, slip her some molly, and take her back north.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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OH ok WW3 delayed due to R&R....dont worry just keep buyin stocks until all the sailors have visited 'Transvestite Castle' there in Naples....THEN we'll be ready for WW3 kickoff.

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:10 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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President Jarrett: "Barry, the only  way I---I mean You can stay in office is to bomb Iran."

Barry: "Do I have to, Mommy? I have to study with Johnny for the next debate."

President Jarrett: "Yes, Barry! Look, if I, I mean You bomb Iran, we can cancel the next debate!"

Barry: "Well, Okay."

President Jarrett: "OK, sign these orders by the x marks."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:15 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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Barry: "Can I use the purple crayon?"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:21 | Link to Comment ALPO
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CVN-65 Enterprise, has decided to take a bit of a break and left the Arabian Gulf area for a scehduled R&R port visit in Naples, Italy. In a week or so, shore leave will be over and CVN will be back to join everyone else, at which point the US will finally have three aircraft carriers just off the Iranian coastline ready to rumble.

Anything is possible, but CVN-65 Enterprise is scheduled to be decommisioned on December 1, 2012 at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. It would be a surprise for everyone involved if she returned to the Arabian Gulf.

November 13th is the date of the next new moon. That is a good date to keep in mind as darkness works in the favor of the United States military.  November 15th is the Muslim holiday of Al-Hijira but that is a "minor" holiday.  November 24th is the Muslim holiday of Ashura which Shiites use to celebrate martyrdom. That holiday is of less significance to the Sunnis.

Unfortunately, all of these dates are too late to influence the election in the United States.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment drink or die
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Unfortunately?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:50 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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USS Enterprise is prolly held together with baling wire and duct tape at this

point. 30/50% efficiency on a naval ship's last  sorty is common.  Just a placeholder for something else.

Really don't think the phase of the moon is that relevant nowadays ,unless

they dug up Bomber Harris and put him in command.

Enterprise is homebound, next carrier on station will kick it off, so

Obummer can save his re election.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:15 | Link to Comment Mitzibitzi
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You're forgetting the considerable sum of money the USN spent on refurbing Enterprise just a short while ago. Wouldn't want it to die too soon, would we!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:21 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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"... prolly held together with baling wire and duct tape at this point."

Ya, no shit, the whole nuc gang will retire when they get back cuz they are old and burned up in all ways.

- Ned

{you know the difference between a sea story ...?}

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment ersatzteil
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I shudder for Iranian women and children if Butcher Harris is back.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment knukles
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Ah yes, the Olde Fire Bombing of Dresden routine.
So conveniently forgotten so as to preserve the faux civility of the Brits.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:29 | Link to Comment knukles
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The only reason for R&R in Napoli is upon re-steaming she'll be off the Syrian coast.

Convenience.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment larz
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Mishin akomplished

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:23 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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When are they going to fucking attack!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:41 | Link to Comment steelrules
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After Israel attacks one of the US ships and it's  blamed on Iran.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:28 | Link to Comment qzu
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Enterprise will leave sunday 21 (source: Naples port authority)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:29 | Link to Comment q99x2
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That took long enough. What were they using ancient Greeks to row it there?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Diamond Jim
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Prez Owe's "October surprise" ???? One way to defer Mittens from winning...light up such a crap storm over there that you postpone the election (for 4 years) due to national security.......

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:55 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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In a week or so, shore leave will be over and CVN will be back to join everyone else, at which point the US will finally have three aircraft carriers just off the Iranian coastline ready to start WWIII.

Fixed it.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:45 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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The 100+ nation BRICs alliance can literally flip and switch and dump the dollar as the medium for international trade. The FED and BIS cannot then finance WWIII.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:18 | Link to Comment Pejorative Requiem
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the dollar as the medium for international trade........ hmmmm. oil anyone? grains? medical products or drugs?

I'd rather like it if there was never another war, but WW III doesn't need to be financed, just started. And what was the "medium for international trade" in 1941?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 01:02 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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(<-- America going after Iran)

 

Depends if USD keeps WRC status or loses it. 

Eliminating USD within the alliance is certainly doable.   Causing USD to crash worldwide and lose WRC status may not be so easy.

I used to think China dumping treasuries would do it.  But Bennie would just print and buy 'em up.  It would inflate the money supply drastically, but maybe not enough to bump USD off its king-of-the-hill position.

If they introduce a gold-backed currency, or gold-redeemable better still, yea, that might do it.  Euro would collapse along with USD, pissing off all the bankers, why it certainly would be WWIII.

But the alliance has Russia, China, India, Pakistan, 4 nuclear powers, Russia the biggest nuclear power on the planet.  Can't imagine it not going thermonuclear.

 

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:08 | Link to Comment ersatzteil
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Let's hope cooler heads prevail and save those sailors from a bad case of sunburn. Russian scientists spent the better part of 70 years designing missiles to respond to Carrier Strike Groups in exactly this type of littoral sea condition. And if Russia and China get involved, their missiles won't be carrying conventional HE like their Iranian counterparts.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:10 | Link to Comment ciao
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"ready to rumble" and "set to tumble"

just checking in to some vulnerable redundant Maine styled tubs that are placed up front to good effect,

just like those not in the know did in those 9/11 towers

Cue the Hendrix version of the Star Spangled Banner,

and at home you can check out but you can never leave.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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ZH sounds like it applauds this sabre-rattling military-worship nonsense.  I wonder if the hardware gets into position before E-DAY?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:57 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Nonsense to the first part. Of course to the question.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:40 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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My sources tell me 1) the jig is up for the illegitimate Golfer in Chief 2) the paddy wagons and prison buses are being assembled to pick up the guilty 3) the carriers are there to block any attempts at launching WWIII. To quote JFK... never has mankind had so much to gain or so much to lose.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:43 | Link to Comment B_V
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Glad I'm not playing the "false flag" drinking game today.  Seems to be the term de jour.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment flyonmywall
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Rule number 1 of carrier warfare: You never put an aircraft carrier in range of land based bombers or missles. Whoever sent those carriers there is either supremely overconfident, a complete idiot, or deliberately wishes to lose at least one carrier.

Either way, you're talking about a $3 billion dollar gamble, per carrier, plus attendant forces. Anything happens to even one of those carriers, whoever is in charge should be fucked in the ass and waterboarded at the same time, in Guantanamo Bay, for the rest of his life.

Fucking pathetic.

 

 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:53 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Well the USS Enterprise needs to be dismantled anyway, so why not use it as casus belli??

 

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