Iran Patrol Boats, Drones Shadow CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln As It Passes Through Straits Of Hormuz

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The US aircraft carrier Abrham Lincoln, which demonstratively passed through the Straits of Hormuz a month ago just to "test the waters", has now sailed out of the Persian Gulf following a several day stay in the 5th Fleet base in Bahrain. And unlike the previous passage, Iran decided to get up close and personal. As AP reports: "The American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has passed through the Strait of Hormuz, shadowed by Iranian patrol boats. But there were no incidents on Tuesday as the Lincoln’s battle group crossed through the narrow strait, which Iran has threatened to close in retaliation for tighter Western sanctions. Several U.S. choppers flanked the carrier group throughout the voyage from the Gulf. Radar operators also picked up an Iranian drone and surveillance helicopter in Iran’s airspace near the strait, which is jointly controlled by Iran and Oman. The Lincoln entered the Gulf last month amid heightened tensions with Iran. It is scheduled to begin providing aiding the NATO mission in Afghanistan starting Thursday." Which mission would that be: the one where the US has withdrawn from? Luckily, this time no "hacker" managed to take over an Iranian boat and to send a few stray torpedoes in the Lincoln's general direction. Hopefully that continues. Also, it is unclear if the drones shadowing CVN-72 were the same that Iran with China's help, reverse engineered after the US drone fell in the middle of Tehran and did not self-destruct.

And some more from the BBC:

The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, close to the coast of Iran, for the second time in recent weeks.


A BBC reporter on board said an Iranian patrol boat at one point came within about half a mile of the carrier.


The vessel was protected by a US cruiser and destroyer. Iranian officials recently threatened to close the channel, through which 20% of the world's oil exports pass, in a row over oil trade embargoes.


The BBC's Jonathan Beale on board the Abraham Lincoln says the US has insisted it will keep the vital shipping lane open. A French warship and UK naval vessels accompanied the aircraft carrier in a journey through the strait last month.


The EU last month banned all oil imports from Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.

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Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:29 | 2156944 diogeneslaertius
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"USS Abraham Lincoln in Strait of Hormuz voyage"


BBC Central Casting, run by hack writers from the 80's

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:06 | 2157088 Harlequin001
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My, they are piddlin' little boats aren't they? Surely that's not the best Iran can muster...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:30 | 2157180 infotechsailor
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are you talking about those three ships behind the carrier? Those are American warships, and they are actually really big. They just look small next to a massive carrier. Look close, those are aircraft on the top of the carrier, to give you an idea of the relative size of a carrier. Don't be misled by size though, even a small boat can do a lot of damage. The USS Cole was severely damaged by a small boat with explosives, and smaller boats at close range are more difficult to target than large boats at long range.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:04 | 2157305 Harlequin001
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Nah, you need to build some bigger boats mate, they won't last two minutes in a punch up...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:28 | 2157365 johnQpublic
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ummm...try a tomahawk missile based on the hole in the ship and other evidence

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 12:09 | 2157552 cjbosk
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Missing the point, they even sneeze on the side of the carrier and it's game over for all of the towel heads.

Maybe a rough start, but a good start indeed.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 13:11 | 2157879 donsluck
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Let's see, what's a good deragoratory term for an American. Porn junkie? Planet eater? Murderous layabout?

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:45 | 2158605 jwoop66
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milk shake swilling devils

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:48 | 2158628 jwoop66
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Actually, the problem is if you give us a derogatory name, we embrace it.    Yankee was as bad as any.   How'd that one work out?   

Go Yankees!

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:46 | 2158613 Cathartes Aura
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"thought-less wanker" covers all your bases.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:43 | 2157423 Axenolith
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The real irony in that attack is that the attack craft was overloaded with explosives on a first try, and sank in the harbor.  Under all the activity going on, no one managed to clue in to the guys recovering the explosives and repackaging the stuff for the subsequently successful attack...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:47 | 2157239 Eeyores Enigma
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"USS Abraham Lincoln in Strait of Hormuz voyage"


a three hour tour?

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:29 | 2157373 johnQpublic
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with gilligan

the skipper too

 the trillionaire and his...................

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:05 | 2157303 RafterManFMJ
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Say, aren't those three Iranian Aegis destroyers way to close to that carrier?

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 13:04 | 2157831 Arthor Bearing
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Look at the flags numbskull. And that's likely a stock AP photo, not one from this trip

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 01:52 | 2165020 RafterManFMJ
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lol, yes I was serious. lol once more

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 12:53 | 2157769 Randall Cabot
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Israel points finger at Iran in Bangkok explosion

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:30 | 2156945 battle axe
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One wrong move  and here we go...more Debt then we can afford...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:34 | 2156956 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"more Debt then we can afford..."

We already have more debt than we can afford!

All we have is debt.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:08 | 2157065 Harlequin001
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One wrong move???

Do I infer from that that if we don't move at all, we won't have any more debt?

Just curious...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:55 | 2157476 battle axe
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We have more debt then we can afford already, that I agree with. As for one wrong move, usually when two opposing sides are with in 1/2 mile of each other I would hazard a guess that the chance for a mistake to happen goes up by one or two percentage points, and it is Harpoon City or do you disagree with that logic? 

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 13:06 | 2157846 sushi
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when two opposing sides are with in 1/2 mile of each other


Let's see here.

One side has missles that can be launched from the back of a flatbed truck. The missiles travel supersonic which means they close the 1/2 mile range in a matter of seconds.

The other side has large floating targets which are incapable of manoeuvre in the narrow straits.

What was the question?

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:46 | 2158614 Citxmech
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. . . and the target is nuclear-powered, guarenteeing that substantial damage to the carrier would result in the poisoning of Iran's coast at a minimum.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 16:44 | 2158735 sushi
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Iran has a long coastline and no beaches.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Bahrain on the other hand all depend on desalinization plants for their fresh water. They draw the raw water from the Persian Gulf. 

Know any good filters for C-137? I-133?


Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:00 | 2157040 Dr. Engali
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I Suppose you think we can afford the debt we have now.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:56 | 2157482 battle axe
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Nope, never did. I just think us getting into another war, just real fucking stupid. 

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:30 | 2156947 dr.charlemagne
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this will not end well

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:38 | 2156970 francis_sawyer
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especially if one of the patrol boats is named John Wilkes Booth...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:30 | 2156948 BigJim
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By golly, I bet there were some itchy trigger fingers on both sides during that passage.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:57 | 2157052 Tijuana Donkey Show
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No, they know shooting isn't until the second act.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:09 | 2157096 kaiserhoff
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Alan Dershowitz (Armenian, Persian?) in yesterday's WSJ, wrote that the US should consider any attack on an embassy or a SYNAGOGUE an attack on the USA.  The Zionists are in a purple panic to get a major war going.  Damned if I know why.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:53 | 2157262 FreeSlave
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Every last name that ends with …WITZ is a JEWISH last name. And Alan Dershowitz is a jew.  Here is link to wikipedia:  


Dershowitz was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to Harry and Claire Dershowitz, an Orthodox Jewish couple, and was raised in Borough Park. His father was a founder and president of the Young Israel Synagogue in the 1960s, served on the board of directors of the Etz Chaim School in Borough Park, and in retirement was co-owner of the Manhattan-based Merit Sales Company.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:23 | 2157350 frostfan
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So an attack on a Brooklyn synagogue by Iranians wouldn't be considered an attack against America?


Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:58 | 2157493 my puppy for prez
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I've been researching the most holy of books....the Talmud, lately.....

Damn, that's some SICK and at the same time hilarious stuff!


A Dirty, Filthy Goy

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:52 | 2158646 Cathartes Aura
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most books that instruct "religious beliefs" are, particularly when read by one who subscribes to a "different God."

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:53 | 2157459 Canucklehead
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I think it has to do with supply and demand.  I've heard rumors there is a real shortage of virgins in hell...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:31 | 2156949 niktamere
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The gentleman on CBS news says the Iranian nuclear program is stabbing, murdering children & women

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:41 | 2157220 caconhma
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What else one could expect from Jewish/Zionist propaganda?

Remember the first socialist Jewish-Bolshevik created worker paradise (a.k.a. Soviet Union) with endless extermination camps and mass slavery? It was not a secret for anybody visiting USSR but the Jewish/Zionist mass media did an excellent job hiding the truth.

The same mass media was/is hysterical about Nazi crimes but was absolutely silent about American, British, French, etc., colonial crimes.

Well, nothing is new. Nothing has changed. The same people and the same lies.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:58 | 2157279 BLOTTO
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BBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, CBC, FOX = Illuminati Controlled Main Stream Media.

Real journalism is dead... does not exist anymore. If it ever even did?


Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:06 | 2157311 niktamere
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That's what the NDAA is for

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:27 | 2157363 Money 4 Nothing
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Yes, it's designed for Domestic Terrorists and or Enemy Beligerants.. You know.. Like Congressman, Senators, Janet Napalitano and the President.. No?

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 20:44 | 2159957 outofhere
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"We are grateful to the Washington Post, to the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years.  It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years."

David Rockefeller

More Rockefeller quotes...

Rockefeller & Global Mind Control


Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:12 | 2158416 frostfan
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You're right.  Anti-semites still lying here and continuing with false propoganda.  When exactly was the USSR a Jewish-led haven?  Lenin?  not a jew.  Stalin?  not a jew.   Khurschev?  Not a jew.  Brezhnev?  not a jew.  

Then again, just spin it as the jew's fault.  Got it!!!!!!!!!


Viva I hate jews/Israel propoganda!!!!   Lie Lie Lie!!!!!!!!

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 16:30 | 2158851 caconhma
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Lenin = Blank was a Jew

Trotsky = Bronstein was a Jew

Yakov Sverdlov was a Jew and the First President of the Soviet Republic.

Zinoviev = Ovsei-Gershon Aronovich Apfelbaum  was a Jew and best remembered as the longtime head of the Communist International.

Kamenev = Rozenfeld  was a Jew and Bolshevik revolutionary and a prominent Soviet politician. He was briefly head of state of the new republic in 1917, and from 1923-24 the acting Premier in the last year of Lenin's life.

All four first chiefs of Soviet secret police (Cheka, OGPU, NKVD) were Jews.

11 out of 13 GULAG extermination camps commandants were Jews.

The entire Lenin's government members was Jews except for Stalin who was Georgian.

Indeed, Khrushchev and Brezhnev were not Jews. They came to power well after Stalin liquidated almost all Bolsheviks in 1930s during his Great Purges.



Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:06 | 2157310 Money 4 Nothing
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Their unplugging incubators also. Oohh the humanity!!

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:41 | 2156952 GeneMarchbanks
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Better this than an actual closure of the Strait.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:34 | 2156958 Dermasolarapate...
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"Drone Blowback."

Soon everyone will have a drone AND an IPad. Is the drone manufacturer listed on the NYSE?

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:44 | 2156992 MsCreant
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I stood in line outside Wallmart all night just so I could get mine. My son MUST have one.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 09:53 | 2157013 Mercury
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Actually, its only a matter of time before government drone love kills the airbourne, RC hobbyist industry.

Can't have civilians flying video-equiped, 3lb. helicopters you know...

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