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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Bob Sacamano's picture

Obama initially stated we need to establish just a no fly zone so tens of thousands of people don't get killed. 

What happened?  Much more than keeping Libyan planes out of the sky as they (NATO which = US) bomb many "targets" that had nothing to do with a no fly zone enforcement.

AND, bonus, tens of thousands of people were killed any way (despite that being the specific rationale for us bombing Libya). 

MSM yawns.  Never challenges BHO.  Even declares success. 

Firing Pin's picture


I'm sure there are many support groups to help you with your anger.

Romford_Dave's picture

Crazy fool, you've clearly no idea at how powerful our European Court of Human Rights is.

One wagged finger from a stocking clad octogenarian bedecked in wig and ermine unleashes an army of hi-viz jacket wearing Obersturmfuhrers capable of bringing anything to a standstill.



madbuilder's picture

love it!  paper pushing fucknuts!  habitual manicures often make one feel as if the form of a callus on ones hands are unsightly next to stunning nails.  hands will bleed during various attempts of survival!  oh the horror!!!!

porrannor's picture

dwdollar, you are not the sharpest tool in the tool shed, are you? who do you think is going to step in once the US stops policing all of you tards? China? Russia? you might just get what you are asking for. can you spell GULAG? Personally, i think we should step back and let you kill each other, or better yet, get purged by our favorite uncle Putin and cusin Mao.


Ron Paul 2012.

barkingbill's picture

this will also happen. what goes around comes around. you will see. so stupid an animal as the average comatose american does not survive well in a jungle. 

jekyll island's picture


I believe you are referring to the United States, which is run by banksters and corrupt politicians.  America is the country that was founded 250 years ago and was replaced by the US after the Federalist war ended in 1865.  If you are going to bash my country please have the courtesy to identify it properly.  

eatthebanksters's picture

You sound like an expert at blowing...

LawsofPhysics's picture

Not at all.  I just don't believe at this point the false flag is required.  This will simply be another hank paulson emergency that will have to be dealt with by executive order or some other congressional/U.N./NATO trick.  My point is that all of America's supposed "enemies" are also completely on board with this (they both have citizens that need employment as well).  Iran is not buying enough Chinese or Russian or American products to matter to employment in these countries so why not get all the Iranian resources onto the international market for all the big consumer/producer creditor/debtor nations.  China and Russia will say its wrong and be the first in line to purchase the resources/assets.

The end game for TPTB is simple, everyone working for chinese wages, period.  Iran is but another pimple on the ass of a sick customer/producer relationship that has made the world go around for a long time now and kept the NWO in power.  Iran is simply not part of the one world government and their resources are required, so they shall be "liberated."

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Iran has never been conquered and the US only loses wars. 

DanDaley's picture

Dude, Alexander the Great, leader of a Western power, get it?  Completely subdued Iran/Persia.  

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Subdued, yes.  Did he conquer and rule it?  Did Persia bow to Greece for any amount of time after Alexander was there?  No and no.

SheepHerder's picture

There's two Americas.  There's the douchebag representatives and corporate elites and then there's the taxpaying citizens that bankroll the former.  The latter is slowly waking up to the fact we are not top dogs. Some of us recognized it a long time ago.  Unfortunately we haven't found the balls to forceibly throw the the former out of the physical land border called America.

It's like a prizefighter taking fight after fight to protect his title.  How long before he runs out of stamina?  Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and many unreported conflicts has to be leading the American armed forces to fatigue.  Utter fucking foolishness.  Eisonhowser must be rolling over in his grave. 

In my opinion if attacking Syria draws in Iran this could get ugly really quick.  Israel would likely also be drawn in along with the Turks and Sauds.  How many other countries will join the conflict?  Isn't Hugo Chavez a friend of Iran.  And a little further west, how long before the European Union stops coming up with utter failing policies to address their debt crisis and starts the nationalistic finger pointing followed by armed conflict?  WWII still has to be a fresh memory for some of those countries.   Then China can't be too happy about our announcment to station 2500 Marines in Australia to... 



Seer's picture

Israel IS the reason for all of this.  And everyone knows this.  If Iran goes for it they'll look to unleash forces against Israel.

bigkahuna's picture

it's not a US war. Let them have at each other and may the most lethal win.

living on the edge's picture

Welcome to WW3. Although history will suggest it started with 9/11, the world will wake up shortly with a hot war spreading globally, initiated by these actions we're seeing today.

If you wondered what the definition of a psychopath was, well wonder no longer. The federal government of these once fine United States of America fits the definition perfectly.


Happy Thanksgiving to all...

blunderdog's picture

All corporations are psychopaths.

Oh regional Indian's picture

True. All corporationsa are fictitious Persons.

That about says it all.


Think for yourself's picture

My dad used to tell me, long before I could understand the deep meaning:
"WWIII will be a war of the corporations against the peoples."

I used to argue... until I understood that governments, too, are just one type of corporation. 

spacecadet's picture

American's are Top Dog. Have you done much traveling? The world is a giant cesspool with America overall having the best qualities. Where the fuck are you from?


Cathartes Aura's picture

no need to ask that question of you, eh.

apt name, by the way.

SilverDOG's picture


You must "space out" before choosing where in the world to travel. Or work for the US Military which makes cesspools wherever it goes.

Many, many countries "qualities" are far superior than USA's. 

Take a drive through Detroit and then talk quality.


spacecadet's picture

When the world comes crashing down ask yourself, where do I want to be? Who do you think will be the last man standing? I've spent time in 70 % of the world worth visiting and Utopia for me would be a country of my design encompassing the best qualities of all that I have experienced. Since we know that that's not possible I stand by my original comment: OVERALL America is as good as it gets unless of course you like having sex with underage children and free healthcare. Oh wait, I'm sorry, nothing's free.

CharlieSDT's picture

America is also the place to be if you like fat chicks, which probably explains your position.

IronShield's picture

"..unless of course you like having sex with underage children ..."

I don't believe you could have picked a worse example given America's/West's (our) 'record' on this. Never heard of sex tourism?  And just where do you think those vile freaks come from?  That's right, the west.  And then there's Penn state, Catholic church, Teachers with underage students, and on, and on, and...  Despicable.  70% of the world hmmm...  Something tells me you weren't paying attention.

SheepHerder's picture

When the world comes crashing down ask yourself, where do I want to be? Who do you think will be the last man standing?

Given our track record for playing world police, I don't think my bets would be good in America as far as "last man standing."  If "the world comes crashing down" as you say, it's probably due to countries lobbing nukes at one another.  Did you have another "crashing down" in mind?  It'd be hard to imagine America not being one of those nuke lobbers. 

And if that is the case, the nuclear fallout will be such that any last man standing is like have a winning lottery ticket.  Hmm this is a tough question.  Wait, will there be space colonies on Mars?  If so, that's my final answer.  I'd want to be in a space colony on Mars.  I'd no longer be an American, but a space cadet.

Happy Thanksgiving!

General Debility's picture

Are you for real? Running slipshod over other countries because you want what's in them? Slaughtering millions of people in the name of freedom or putting American stooges in power to get them to do it for you?

I've done heaps of travelling, not an American...and I prefer the more dovish countries. You can have your Walmarts, Haliburtons and Xe. Happy thanksgiving!

spanky bernanke's picture

Still finding it hard to clump people with their country of origin.

If you have a dovish country that has the answers, show. Sweeden maybe? LOL.

Like they aren't out there saving capitalism.

Socialism sucks, wether it comes from the US or Europe.

Spastica Rex's picture

American's what are Top Dog?

Ag1761's picture

WTF R U on, you need to stay at home a bit more and open your eyes arsehole. Maybe do some fucking good before mouthing off.


Anyway, on matters of relevance, I hope my most recent purchase of the shiny stuff arrives this week before any supply chain issues get in the way, aka WW3. That would be most unfortunate.

barkingbill's picture

idiot with no hope. is there a cliff nearby? a lemming like you should jump. 

SheepHerder's picture

I'm from my mother's womb.  How about you?

In all seriousness, how old are you?  I ask that, and not to make generalizations, but I generally hear that argument from older Americans who use America's past as the logic for your argument.  Being younger I tend to use the present situation and how it will play into the future of America.  Given our sovereign debt crisis amongst other things, when I judge the future of this nation, we are not the Top Dog.  I'd be interested in hearing a logical argument for how given our current situation, America will still be the Top Dog, 10, 20, 30 years from now.  Our manufacturing base is diminished, our school systems are failures, our military is overextended, the socioeconomic gaps are widening, our corporations and politicians are continuously involved in corruption and on and on.  And I haven't even started to touch the financial and economic issues within the country.

You have a hard case to make brotha for America being the Top Dog, but I'm very interested to see what you can bring to the table.

trav7777's picture

our school systems are nearly the best in the world if you only count asians and whites

nyse's picture

As a matter of fact, yes, you did strike a nerve, sir.

dwdollar's picture

More than I imagined. If I cause just one person to have a shitty Thanksgiving while they sit and contemplate their patriotism it will be worth it. IMHO, a true patriot should not be supporting the military. A true patriot should be supporting a militia in preparation for the rebellion.

john39's picture

syria is how the NWO will start the war with Iran.

The Big Ching-aso's picture



"Let us have some piece!"

Sylvio 'Bunga-Bunga' Bersculoni, 11/23/11,  Emeritus In Exile

TeamDepends's picture

We just listened to Berlusconi's "album" and crapped ourselves.

The Big Ching-aso's picture



Did you give it a standing urination?

Cheesy Bastard's picture

That joke is not American.  It is a youreapeein joke. 

TruthInSunshine's picture

Please, good sir, do not have the indecency of urinating down my leg & tell me European.

Cheesy Bastard's picture

As long as you don't pee down my leg and say it's Iranian.

fonestar's picture

wondering if BRICs will put up or shut up?

optimator's picture

The same "Back Door" Roosevelt used to get us into WWII against the wishes of the general population.

Seer's picture

Oh, yes, thanks for pointing out the ONLY other occurrence of the US govt fabricating a war.

Now then, I believe that your party duties are calling...

BandGap's picture

Wow, you need to read more.