Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria Just As US Urges Americans To Leave Country "Immediately"

Tyler Durden's picture

Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria. Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge. Just out from CBS: "The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart "immediately," and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria." But probably the most damning evidence that the "western world" is about to do the unthinkable and invade Syria, and in the process force Iran to retaliate, is the weekly naval update from Stratfor, which always has some very interesting if always controversial view on geopolitics, where we find that for the first time in many months, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked... right next to Syria.

From Stratfor:

And from CBS:

"The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available," said a statement issued to the American community in Syria Wednesday and posted on the Embassy's website. "The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer, while many of those airlines remaining have reduced their number of flights."

 

The warning followed an announcement in Washington this week that Ambassador Robert Ford would not return to Syria this month as planned, indicating concerns over his safety.

 

The Obama administration quietly pulled Ford out of Syria last month, citing credible personal threats against him.

 

The Turkish foreign ministry on Wednesday urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia and avoid traveling through Syria for security reasons.

 

The warning came two days after Syrian soldiers opened fire on at least two buses carrying Turkish citizens, witnesses and officials said, apparent retaliation for Turkey's criticism of Assad. The Turks were returning from Saudi Arabia after performing the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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redpill's picture

Smells like kinetic military action to me

trav7777's picture

I'm more interested to know where the de Gaulle is...the UNSC "swing vote"

camaro68ss's picture

Start the carpet bombing, let freedom ring!

dwdollar's picture

It does sound like they're trying to provoke Iran. Although most Americans are Imperial warmongers, they still don't have the balls to launch an offensive war without a false flag or other reason beforehand.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Still believe America is a sovereign nation do ya?  Better check your U.N and IMF charters there bud.  Americans have been dying for the NWO order since the inception of the Fed.

dwdollar's picture

Regardless of who's really in charge, Americans like to think they are top dogs. It's what keeps them from waking up. Did I strike a patriotic nerve or something?

dwdollar's picture

Oh, poor babies... Did I hurt some feelings? The facts are the facts. America is the strong arm of the bankers. That doesn't make it innocent. That's makes it complicit. America is the Death Star of the Empire and it needs to be blown to hell.

LawsofPhysics's picture

"Poor babies"  WTF?  The secret to successful negotiation is to make sure the other side doesn't realize what a moron you are.

America, the U.K., and all of Europe (U.N. and NATO) are all the strong arm of the world's bankers.  Blow up the death star, you blow up the world.

Personally this would be great, because at least then we can find out precisely who's labor is really worth a shit.  The only people who fear total collapse are paper pushing fucknuts who know their labor is not worth their current compensation.  Total collapse is just fine with me.

dwdollar's picture

Wrong. If it wasn't for US weapons technology most European nations couldn't enforce a no-fly zone over their own fucking countries. NATO is a joke without the US.

BlackVoid's picture

And why on Earth would Europe want to enforce a no-fly zone anywhere???  Against whom?

gmrpeabody's picture

Why.., flies of course. I hate flies! I support all no-fly zones.

Thomas's picture

Black flies really suck.

rcintc's picture

and mosquitos....I hate mosquitos.

The Fonz's picture

This is a free association post, its random and rambling. Appologies if you dislike it. If other elements pop into your mind, list them here. 

Elements, what do they mean? 

Nixon, the gold backing, the seven days war.  

Market instability, uncertainty. Confusion, coverup, but in any case the time frame must be short, less than three months if they start this fight now.

Hollidays, the only time in the next six months something can be pulled off with empty parlaments and congress.

Banks that need to fail, in an orderly fashion, and soon.

Countries Bonds that need to be supported, and others that need to be let go, to be driven forfiet soverienty.

A country that has only one overwhelming advantage left, it's military.

The currency war, provoked, advanced, the time frame shortened, is this an escalation or speeding up of hostilites or a reaction as the system is certainly going to fail soon? Do it first or don't bother?

We don't care very much about foriegn citizens, so this is not about syria, might it be about the suez canal and oil priced in dollars?

The Stirling, the British reserve currency, surived both world wars, and a great depression, but not the loss of the suez, and oil priced in stirling

3 months after libya decides to price oil in gold, it is conquored, 3 months after Sadam decides to price oil in euros, it is conqoured

1/3rd of all Egyptian officers trained in France and US, military funded by US, first Egyptian revolution failed giving power to the military, but they are rebelling again.

Israel, ready to fight, and in danger of losing the 11,000 USD per citizen we give it in aid... very soon.

results, instability, uncertainty, cover for politcal actions, licence through crisis to take action, leverage upon piigs, China and Russia as enemies outright.  Why do we want this war? Are we at the point we have no choice but to fight it now? What do we gain?

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Elements, what do they mean?

 

Fuckin' magnets, how do they work?

Milestones's picture

A--why don't ya glance at the LIbya file for a sec. Might help ya out.        Milestones

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Let's talk about China and Russia's response to an actual invasion of Syria. Hello?!!!!

LawsofPhysics's picture

That is easy.  "Bad U.S.A.!  Now we shall help rebuild (putting our own people to work) for a small cost."

Any questions?  You really don't think China has benefitted/profitted from the Iraq/Afghanistan wars?  They make the fucking boots for the armies! How stupid are you?

Gotta keep those Chinese manufacturing plants humming!

FEDbuster's picture

Yep, a billion + people making arms and munitions instead of flat screen tvs and iphones.  WW3 should be a good one.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

China has been building spare cities for a reason:

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-is-china-building-empty-cities.html

SSSCCCHHHHMMMMMUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bigkahuna's picture

Those can be targeted if they have a strategic value, the same as anywhere else.

johnu78's picture

It looks like AIPAC and its supporters are going to give us World War III. Damn you f*ckers to hell!!!!!

 

-John
http://johnu78.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-get-started-in-amateur-radio.html

john39's picture

until the world holds zionism accountable, the wars and economic enslavement will not end. 

Oh regional Indian's picture

True. 

And the audacity of th ewar machiine is staggering. As is that of Hillary Clinton. Just staggering.

They will eat everything and explode. Such a waste.

ORI

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Element's picture

Hillary Clinton is the Democrat analogue of Dick Cheney - they hatched from the same pod

covsire's picture

Yeah!  How DARE they defend themselves in the only land they've ever known as theirs, while surrounded by un-compromising evil bastards who harrass and murder them non stop?  Those savage JOOS!!!!!!

LawsofPhysics's picture

I agree, let them defend THEMSELVES.  As in WITHOUT the blood and treasure of America.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

He just said "as theirs" but they came from Egypt and beat the bloody hell out of the tribes in the bible.

Turd Ferguson's picture

When considering this post, you should also read this from The Mossad, dated last week:

http://www.debka.com/article/21486/

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I wonder how much the CIA is paying them?

Terminus C's picture

Highly organized rebels... hmmm, sounds like Libya.  I wonder how quickly they will set up a central bank?

AldousHuxley's picture

Libya was going for pan african currency backed by African gold.

 

syria is on Euro but going to switch to Russian Rubles. Any wonder why Russia is backing them up?

 

 

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-20/syria-may-switch-to-ruble-fr...

Taint Boil's picture

All right guys...... LOL, having a few cocktails before Thanksgiving. You know I am!

mick_richfield's picture

Yeah!  How DARE they defend themselves in the only land they've ever known as theirs

It's not theirs.

 

trav7777's picture

what are we gonna do, kill all of them and rewrite their holy book?  That would just be...evil.

Michael's picture

Thank God Iran has a shitload of UNSTOPPABLE missiles. Hopefully it acts as a deterrent to WW3.

"IRAN WILL CLOSE THE STRATEGIC STRAIT OF HORMUZ THE WORLD'S VITAL OIL SUPPLY LINE BY IMPLEMENTING ASSYMATRIC NAVAL WARFARE WITH MASS AND DISPERSED SWARMING TACTICS. THE UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND CARRIER BATTLE GROUPS (NAVY FLEETS) WILL HAVE NO CHANCE. THEY ARE ALL DESTROYED JUST WITHIN A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE WAR STARTS. THE BEST OPTION FOR IRAN IS TO ATTACK FIRST. IRAN WILL USE VERY POWERFUL SUPERSONIC C802 ANTISHIP MISSILE (NOOR MISSILE) ATTACK FROM LAND BY USING SHORE BASED MISSILE BATTERIES AND MOBILE MISSILE LAUNCHER VEHICLES. C802 ANTISHIP MISSILE ATTACK FROM AIR BY USING C802 LOADED IRANIAN FIGHTER JETS AND ATTACK HELICOPTERS. IRAN WILL ALSO USE ITS MOST POWERFUL ULTRAFAST MISSILE BOATS LOADED WITH C802 MISSILE AND RUSSIAN MADE ULTRAFAST SHKVAL TORPEDO (IRAN HOOT TORPEDO) THIS SUPER TORPEDO IS SO FAST THAT IT IS CALLED A UNDER WATER MISSILE. IRAN WILL USE INNUMERABLE SMALL SUPERFAST SPEEDBOATS ARMED WITH POWERFUL ROCKET LAUNCHER AND POWERFUL SMALL ANTISHIP MISSILE IN MASS AND DISPERSED SWARMING STRATEGY. THE SLOW MOVING UNITED STATES AIR CRAFT CARRIER SHIP AND ITS SUPPORTING CRUISERS AND DESTROYERS ARE ATTACKED BY ALL SIDES FROM LAND, WATER AND AIR WITH INNUMERABLE SUPERSONIC ANTISHIP MISSILES, POWERFUL ROCKET LAUNCHERS AND UNSTOPPABLE SUPERCAVITATION SHKVAL (HOOT) TORPEDOS. IT IS JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO DEFEND FROM SUCH ALL SIDE ALL WAY ATTACK THE U.S.A. NAVY CARRIER BATTLE GROUP HAVE THE DEFENCE MEASURES SUCH AS THE RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile AND THE Phalanx CIWS SYSTEMS. FOR EXAMPLE IF TEN C802 ANTISHIP MISSILES ARE FIRED FROM LAND, AIR AND WATER TO ATTACK A U.S.A. NAVY SHIP AND SEVEN C802 MISSILES ARE INTERCEPTED OUT OF TEN AND ONLY THREE C802 MISSILE CAN HIT THAT NAVY SHIP TAHT WILL BE ALL. THE SHIP WILL BE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. AND THAT IS THE GAME IRAN WILL BE PLAYING. IRAN ALSO HAVE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF SMALL FAST SUBMARINES EQUIPPED WITH THAT UNSTOPPABLE SHKVAL SUPERCAVITATION TORPEDOS AND VERY POWERFUL LATEST GENERATION INNUMERABLE "BOTTOM" NAVAL MINES. INFACT THE NAVAL MINE CAPABILITIES OF IRAN'S MISSILE BOATS, SMALL SPEEDBOATS AND SMALL SUBMARINES IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR COMPLETELY BLOCKING THE STRATEGIC STRAIT OF HORMUZ FOR YEARS AND THAT IS THE GAME. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------­--------------------------------------------------------------------------------­------ AND NOW THE GRAND FINALE EVENT -------- THE ULTIMATE U.S.A. CARRIER KILLER WEAPON FOR IRAN TO KISS THE ASS OF U.S.A. NAVY CARRIER BATTLE GROUP ------- THE SUPERSONIC STEALTH UNINTERCEPTABLE SOLID FUEL ANTISHIP BALLISTIC MISSILE ----- """"" PERSIAN GULF MISSILE """""" -------- THE SUPER WEAPON OF IRAN. ----------- JUST FIRE "THREE" PERSIAN GULF MISSILE FOR EVERY SINGLE NAVY SHIPS OF THE U.S.A. NAVY ""5 TH FLEET"" AND THATS IT. ---------- PERHAPS 15 PERSIAN GULF MISSILE FOR THE BIG BOSS SHIP -- "AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP" -- ALONE. --------- THE U.S.A. 5 TH FLEET IS JUST SITTING DUCK FOR IRAN TO KISS THE ASS."

IRAN NAVY POWERFUL ANTISHIP MISSILE FOR STRAIT OF HORMUZ BLOCK WAR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-41OyuzSyKw

spacecadet's picture

And then you woke up. lol

covsire's picture

Iran doesn't stand a chance in open war with either Israel and/Or the US.  Leftists whose mouth waters at the thought of knocking the US or Israel down a few pegs think the US R&D has stopped 30 years ago.  Granted it could be and we'll see oil spike for awhile, but Michael's rhetoric is basically Bhagdad Bob with an internet connection.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

No one has ever conquered Iran, you understand that, right?

covsire's picture

No one has ever built a pyramid sized chia pet either, what's your point?

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Vietnam doesn't stand a chance in open war with either France and/Or the US. 

The Chinese have indeed built what looks to be chia pyramids.


tekhneek's picture

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD) is a United States Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency program developed to provide defense against ballistic missiles. It is part of the United States national missile defense strategy. Aegis BMD (also known as Sea-Based Midcourse) is designed to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost phase and prior to reentry.

Just throwing that out there.

WINNING...

UP Forester's picture

Winning.  Until the Shkvals are loosed.  And mines.

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2007/09/5th-fleet-focus-iranian-underwater.html

Hope the 5th fleet stocked up on dolphins.

11b40's picture

Yes, mines.  A simple chink in the armour.  Cheap & easy to build in mass quantities.  Silent, stealthy killers.  Think of roadside bombs on steroids.

ironmace's picture

I'm not bald, I just shave my head, you understand that, right?

Rakshas's picture

Well, maybe not since the 12th century anyway; they really shouldn't have fucked with Gengis's mule train.... didn't go so well for the persians....

jonjon831983's picture

Why conquer when you can flatten it and have the survivors become debt slaves harvesting oil?