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Third Aircraft Carrier Group Coming To Iran

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For months now we have been following US naval developments and deployments in the Arabian Sea, which serve one purpose and one purpose only - to demonstrate US military strength in the Straits of Hormuz region and to keep Iranian 'offensive passions' subdued. Yet never has the US had a total of three aircraft carrier groups in the vicinity, always topping out at 2 in the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, most recently these being the CVN-70 Vinson and CVN 72 Lincoln, with a third boat present merely until a rotation in or out of the theater of operations was complete. That is about to change, and with it the prevailing price of Brent, which we are confident is about to take a new step wise price higher as the US makes it all too clear what the endgame is, because as Naval Today reports, the "US navy to deploy third carrier group to Persian Gulf", probably the CVN-77 George H.W. Bush which departed Norfolk two weeks ago according to the most recent naval update, or any other Norfolk-stationed aircraft carrier: there is a wide selection to chose from.

From Naval Today:

US Navy to Deploy Third Carrier Group to Persian Gulf

US Navy to Deploy Third Carrier Group to Persian Gulf

The carrier group based in Norfolk, VA will also include a guided missile cruiser and three guided missile destroyers, reports Interfax.

USS Abraham Lincoln had already entered the Persian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz on Jan 22. She is escorted by a guided missile cruiser and two destroyers (USN), one British and one French warships.

Meanwhile, another US Navy’s carrier strike carrier group headed by USS Carl Vinson is stationed eastward the Strait of Hormuz, in northern part of the Arabian Sea washing southwest coast of Iran.

At present, the US has 15,000-men force deployed in Kuwait, expeditionary marine battalion, and amphibious landing group.

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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:28 | 2109162 GeneMarchbanks
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As I said Valentines Day upcoming...


Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:33 | 2109190 GetZeeGold
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Nothing says "we love you" better than max firepower.



Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:42 | 2109217 Oh regional Indian
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It really is Psycopath oil-e-Garchy versus the rest of the world eh?

Cannon-fodder being lined up in the line of fire for whatever mad scheme some oil addled mind has dreamt up to extend their cancerous "Rule" just a little longer.

Anyone reading this brave enough, courageous enough, open-minded enough, sharp enough to actually try and DO something about this Oily grip around our collective throats?


Oil and water do not mix for very good reason. 


Killing the OIL Paradigm >>>/watershed-day-may-this-pour-through-a-million-pairs-of-eyes/

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:23 | 2109337 Green Leader
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The magician has virtually everybody looking at the middle east.

The magician's other hand is in Africa, ORI.

Ponder that, as ewe say.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 11:09 | 2109520 john39
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and his five other hands (all with six fingers) are grasping at every other corner of the earth...

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:32 | 2110114 blueRidgeBoy
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I've been searching for a six-fingered man...

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:42 | 2110342 creviceCaress
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anybody wanna peanut?

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:32 | 2109382 tired1
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'Anyone reading this brave enough, courageous enough, open-minded enough, sharp enough to actually try and DO something about this Oily grip around our collective throats?'

What do you suggest? I'm still in the information gathering phase. My personal solution is to distance myself from this whole mess. I have little confidense in the American charactor, in fact, I confess that I was on the other side of many of these arguments just a few years ago. Spending some time ine 'Holy Land' and seeing just how much love Israeli's had for Christians was the wake up call for me.

I am unable to guage the level of awareness of the American populace as a whole. What I forsee is a collapse economic system in general that will enable the media to stampede the goyim. Hell perhaps it's time to invade Canada and Mexico. Everyone knows they're up to no good.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 11:32 | 2109584 Spastica Rex
Mon, 01/30/2012 - 11:38 | 2109603 slewie the pi-rat
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great comment t_1!

the pathetic loser with whom you are in "dialogue" [L0L!!!] may be a while getting back to help you with what you should do, now

he is off spamming the balticDry string, jumping it, to post (paste from balticDry): 

So I'll ask again....


Anyone reading this brave enough, courageous enough, open-minded enough, sharp enough to actually try and DO something about this Oily grip around our collective throats?


hard to believe, rilly

as i have tried to point out for many moons now, if you look at this somewhat objectively, i think one would pretty much hafta conclude that this oreo clown may be a huge security risk for this site, but only for those who wish to engage in anonomous free speech here on zH, since virtually all of his "activity" here is disruptive and disrespectful of same 

the fukFaceB, puffHo, "social netwoeking" and "group think"/'read my blog' spammer types HERE on zH probably have no idea what i'm talkin about, tho.  they probably think oreo is not a pathetic loser, too... prob b/c he has "his own" blog?  L0L!!!

oreo is a troll;  as long as he exhibits "troll-like" spamming tendencies and has a website which requires an e-mail to comment upon, treat him like the P0S he is acting like, here, BiCheZ! 

if you don't know the difference between tylerD and orea, you don't know shit from shinola yourself

that's not meant for you, personally, t_1;  but for the readership, here;  i get what you're saying

trust me

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:29 | 2109823 Oh regional Indian
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You really are a pathetic little man Slewie.

In my circles I call you the Annoying Anonymouse Ankle-Biter. Thanks for the hate ;-)


Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:10 | 2110023 Bananamerican
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it doesn't get much more pathetic than "arrogant 3rd world racist"...piss off you curry swilling swine...

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:00 | 2110219 CompassionateFascist
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Ori, the shooting will begin when ZOG goes into gun-grab mode. Soon enough.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 15:07 | 2110397 V in PA
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piss off you curry swilling swine...


I've always envisioned ORI as an American Indian. Guess I was wrong.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:37 | 2110322 slewie the pi-rat
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the last time you tried to tag me as a hater, a said i don't hate you ORI

but you may well be following a "script" here, as we can all, of course, see for ourselves.  again

i hate your spamming, that's all!  and i rilly, rilly dooo hate what you do to zeroHedge, you pathetic little asswipe!

that's all, really.  trolling unmercifully and "arranging" things off-site for others, here.  you don't think anyone sees this as "news" do you?

if you and your zH "friends" are not capable of grasping that "fact", does that make me an asshole?

you characterize me as an "ankle biter" AWAY FROM ZEROHEDGE?  L0L!!!  what a coward!

tell ya what toy-boy:  are you too much of a coward to accept the slewie challenge? 

i'll bet you are!  howzabout a deathMatchTM oreo? 

terms:  you either stop jumping the strings to spam the site OR you agree to let tyler choose between us, and toss one of us, forever [or whatever else he might choose to do to school a little BiCh like you, toy-boy]

whatcha gonna do?  huh?

no hurry, take your time and try thinking about what you're doing HERE for a change, ok?

you either behave here, roll the dice w/ slewie (& tyler) or pretend you're not a worthless, gutless coward while trying to avoid REALITY for another n-thousand trolling trips here


Mon, 01/30/2012 - 15:23 | 2110439 JOYFUL
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hey Slo-wit PeeRat- when yu get down from whatever trip yu be on of the moment,

a) let us know what was the drug of yur choice what took yu there; so as we can all avoid the same mistake....

b) call up yur friend, Vic Vinegar[wannabee mall cop] and DISCUSS together what it is that makes yu two conflate yur own deflationary\inflationary\STAGFUKKINFLATIONARIED egos with da Tyler(s), such that when yus is speakin outta yur ASSHOLES, yu self-absorbed ASSHATS think that yu are somehow speakin for ZH, the site, the admin, the collective membership, and everything and everybody other than yur own tired bullshit aggro "pathetic" "loser" [quote Slo-wit] script....

c) get a grip, an realize that this site is not yur personal pyscho-therapy venue....

d) c'mon back, an contribute in the spirit of fellow-feeling and concern for the greater good that the place is now known for, instead of launching a pre-emptive attack on some guy sitting in front of a computer in Bangalore....look on the bright side...at least yu didn't sink as low as the fucktard banamerican....he musta bought real street shit.

e(dit);;;hey dood, there's a really kool new way of avoiding getting riled up by links that yu think may incite yu to anger:  JIT////just ignore them.....don't click...it's that easy...

trust me!

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 15:53 | 2110519 slewie the pi-rat
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i'll accept you as his second

please inform him that his honor is at stake

and that i await his decision

thank you very much, J0_ul

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 16:16 | 2110662 JOYFUL
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Dood, given that you've already blown yur own brains out here today, it's already over...no such thing as a rematch in dueling. All we can do is a forensic autopsy on yu

seriously though Slewie....it's just ORI's thing,  OK?

we all have our moments...c'mon back to earth son...it's the dirty dirty lowdown! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQK_QAUa8Dw

we got bigger shit to deal with on the radar...gonna need all of us to get us thru. Shake n make up boys!

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 16:27 | 2110707 slewie the pi-rat
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wrong #


i've already pushed all-in

really, son

thanks, again

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 17:18 | 2110871 slewie the pi-rat
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i'm pretty black-&-white clear in the comment of mine you first "answered" and waaaay b4, too, btw, that we DO have more important shit to deal with than ori's spamming behavior

so, if HE would like to shake hands and get along, hopefully, he will start using the comment box at the bottom of the page for many of his "links", and we can do so

but that is his decision, how he proceeds here

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 15:26 | 2110452 Green Leader
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Slewie is fun, you just lack a good sense of humor.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:10 | 2110024 JOYFUL
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uh, what?  get yur hate on Bud!>!>?!? ...

trust you?

rilly? ...not till get yur meds on?>!?!

let us know what that episode was all about when ya do. It's gonna be OK dood. 


Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:45 | 2109911 JOYFUL
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Tired1...yu be heard, loud n clear. If only we could all just 'distance ourselves' from the madness at hand: if only.

                 "DO something"

So, ORI has decided it's time to stir the pot huh? Maybe yes, maybe no, maybe better late than never, maybe none of us know.

 What Can any of us Do, but testify?!?!?

For two+ years now I've lived as a Christian amongst Muslims, conscious of my minority status at every moment, challenged by it but never scared, sometimes amazed at the amplitude of sympathy one finds amongst the much maligned 'other' for our western ways, for our fall from grace as  bearers of modernity, for our inequity as reincarnated Crusaders, following a script written in C13th Venice to be once again led by our collective noses against our brethern of the East in a [UN]"holy" war of terror solely for the profit of the moneychangers who deceive us then bereave us of our own dead kindred, inveigled into dying for their duplicitious purposes one. more. time.


Follow the thread, if thoust dare, of those Muslims who have made the opposite migration, occupying their places as Americans serving as soldiers amongst their Christian brothers in arms, sent to places close to their own homelands, to fight against co-religionists, yet never spared of the imputations of disloyalty, merely for being who they chose to be, a minority proud to be a part of a way of life that used to stand tall, because it represented a people proud of their refusal to live in chains. USED TO BE...   http://www.apaam.org  (I recommend this profile in particular) -/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=139:mahmoud-el-yousseph-technical-sergeant-air-national-guard&Itemid=174

 What Can any of us Do, but testify?!?!?

Some can do so with their own stories, others with their scholarship.I decided to live amongst my supposed enemies, in the aftermath of 9-11's watershed moment, just to find out directly what the truth might be. Blows my mind, I used to subscribe to Dhimmiwatch, and bought the whole "clash of civilizations" thing: what a difference a decade can make! I got that whole anti-Islam thing so deep in my haplogrouping that my ancestors fought with Don Pelayo back at Covadonga, and later died at Mieres&Oviedo in 34 fighting Franco's Morrocans. But yu gotta know when to stop believing yur own bullshit....that's the point we are at now collectively, as a "civilization''...bogeyman aínt nobody but our own sio-nazi shadow selves, the little tyrant in each of us what needs be toddy-trained an given a good edu-cation.  Fuck ZOG, fuck the puppeteers, let's all get outta this collective nightmare fore it has a chance to even start!

Dare to read some "history outsida the script written for yu by the cabbalist racial hegemonists whose vision of the future is the downfall of every damn one of us what was born of so called "aryan" dna, no matter whether we be currently masquerading as Frenchie\Anglo\Persian\Baltistani or Gujurat?  Here ya be!

 www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674061767  -Two Faiths, One BannerWhen Muslims Marched with Christians across Europe's Battlegrounds by Ian Almond

I think that pretty much covers what I gotta say for now: cept for this - at this late point in the day(before Armageddon gets goin) I've pretty much run outta patience for perps like fukkin Freddie whose grand purpose in life is to fufill their sionists slavemasters wishes to have us all at each others' throats instead going after the real enemies amongst us.  Bring it on, Troll Boys!  I got a feeling I'm not the only one here's got better things to do than die for a bunch of dual-citizened kabbalist kohser kooks.



Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:47 | 2110164 tj3
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Hey joyful (yeah, right) did you really need a wall of text to say; I hate jews and muslims.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:59 | 2110211 JOYFUL
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err, from which of the visible orifices of yur avatar did yu manage to spring that insightful commentary?  I sense that yu may have calligraphic talents not available to the common man! But sadly, from wherever yu have wielded yur brush, I fear yu have missed the thrust of what I was sayin...

by a cuntry mile. Mr Pyle. now smile...

from yur chosen orifice! : -) of course!

read much?!?!

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:08 | 2110246 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Bravo, my friend.


Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:41 | 2110338 lincolnsteffens
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Thanks Joyful,  I hadn't heard of APAAM before.

Just wondering if you equate Jew with Zionist or have a separate opinion of each?

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 15:57 | 2110574 JOYFUL
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if you were to track my comments here, you would have your answer...but I can spare you the homework. 

Jews, in the sense of being an identifiable religious grouping, are victims of the sionist hegemonist cartel, just as much as Christians, Muslims, and the self-proclaimed atheist subset. However, as the group behind which the sionists have chosen to hide, they are particularly susceptible to the temptation to identify with their oppressors, and therefore to aid\shield them in their efforts to corrupt and confuse the target populations.  This is a particulary cute tactic on the part of the cabbalistic sionist because the more that Jews are called out for being willing abettors of the crimes of the cabbalistic black magicians of sion, the more they incline to clinging to their [false] identity....there are many wise "jews" however, who are unwilling to support those criminals, and increasingly, their voices are being heard above the static of the ZOG controlled media-corpro-state zogbie golem which runs amok throughout Euromerika at the present time, searching out opponents to it's masters' agenda.

sionists are sabbateans, a fringe group of messianic cabbalistic satanists who revel in the idea of retribution against all those who have impeded their search for dominance for the last 9 centuries. They are the real ones who 'hate you for your freedoms'...as a true half wit, Bush 43 always was half right in his ravings.

That's all I can put forward - please take the time to share your own insights into this complicated question - it's of the essence that we find a way to mend fences with all of our human community, and present a common front against those who would seek to divide us against ourselves.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:48 | 2109441 Rodolfito
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It's not primarily for oil, even though they certainly are an 'oil-e-Garchy'. It is all for one world government. This is what the 0.001% have been working at for 100s yrs. They know the collapse is coming soon, and they will proceed with war and depopulation, the moment it is upon us. It is a distraction, depopulation, and possible conquering of a country that may / may not be resisting globalism. I don't know about that because I feel Ahmadinejad may be a globalist himself and that this whole charade may be just a damn good production. IMHO.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:14 | 2109757 Panafrican Funk...
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It actually seems pretty normal to me.  Exponential discounting is our base modality, we actually have to actively fight our nature to not move forward with natural resource exploitation.  

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:57 | 2110199 CompassionateFascist
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It is the inevitable logic of all Empires: expand until collapse.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:42 | 2109220 blindfaith
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90.000 to leave the military this year.  And do what?  Pick tomatoes in Alabama?

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:05 | 2109232 GetZeeGold
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Here's a clue for you. Created or saved 90,000 jobs.....just like that.




Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:41 | 2109408 flyme
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Well - you never know when you might need em'.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 15:34 | 2110490 zerozulu
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Withinn a hundrerd years time kids in history class will learn about a superpower who was barbaric enough to kill And tourcher innocent humans for fun by showing them abu-gareb photos And there were ZHers who predicted it.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:15 | 2109321 pine_marten
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Where do you sign up? 

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:41 | 2109410 GeorgeHayduke
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"And do what?"

They will join the civilian police force right here in the good ol' US of A. Everybody knows you need battle-hardened cops on the street in our hometowns to keep the oligarchs safe from the sheople.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:45 | 2110151 connda
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"90.000 to leave the military this year.  And do what?"

Head back to thier inter-city gangs with 4 years of military experience and wait for the collapse?

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 20:42 | 2111365 mkkby
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Three great ships in a bottle.  That's what Hormuz is.  Missiles can be fired from shore in waves coming from 3 directions at once.  What if those are Russian or Chinese missiles, which have a good chance of hitting something?  What if a few nukes have been thrown in?  A good portion of the fleet can be wiped out at once.

Carriers should be deployed in open ocean where they are natually protected by the distance from shore.  Their planes can attack thousands of miles away.  There is no reason to put them in such a precarious position.  The US military is definitely NOT up on their sun tszu.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:35 | 2109198 4realmoney
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Ron Paul discusses State of the Union. Very interesting.


Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:43 | 2110148 Hugh G Rection
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Get yo popcorn ready.

Israel has all their goy toys lined up, ready to play war.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 21:41 | 2111506 Buck Johnson
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Three Carriers, this mean an attack is imminent for sure.  Because the resources for moving a Carrier and a task force at that is phenominal.  Especially with it not being in another part of the world to fight or act as defense.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:28 | 2109166 css1971
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It's on like Donkey Kong!

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 11:18 | 2109538 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:08 | 2109735 tired1
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'The Russian Knights were coming back home after the aviation show in Bahrain and were escorted by Iranian fighter planes while flying over the territory of Iran'


Mon, 01/30/2012 - 16:54 | 2110811 optimator
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Those escorting F-4 Phantoms looked nice, and if you look close you'll see one or two F-14.  You know, the ones that can't be operational because they can't get parts (lol).

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:28 | 2109167 Sandy15
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WW3 in the making.......

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 09:36 | 2109201 blindfaith
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Lead USN not into temptation, but deliver USA from evil

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 12:46 | 2109917 tired1
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Cute, but what does that mean?

Can the USN seriously expect to launch on DC and not expect serious collateral damage?

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