US Aircraft Carrier Stennis Is Now En Route To Join Enterprise And Eisenhower Off Iranian Coast

Tyler Durden's picture

Back in early July we wrote that contrary to expectations, veteran Middle Eastern aircraft carrier CVN-74 Stennis would end its shore leave far earlier than expected, and be redeployed back to its usual stomping grounds just off Iran months ahead of schedule. As of days ago, the Stennis has quietly departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton and is off. It will join CVN-65 Enterprise (which is doing its last tour of duty ever before being decommissioned) and CVN-69 Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, aka off the coast of Iran. This will be one of the only times in history when the US has had three aircraft carriers in close proximity to those evil Iranians who are hell bent on global domination. Expect Stennis to reach Iran (and be available to support an Israeli attack of Iran) in the last third week of September. Then determine when the next full/new moon is following the arrival of Stennis at its destination, and buy Brent calls just ahead. Finally, profit.

From Kitsap Sun:

The USS John C. Stennis, with more than 2,000 sailors aboard, left Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on Monday to begin what's expected to be an eight-month deployment. The Stennis has only been home since March 2, when it returned from a seven-month deployment in the Middle East. But with tensions remaining high in that region, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the aircraft carrier back out to sea. The carrier had not been scheduled to deploy until January.

CVN-74 departs on its way to CVN-65 and CVN-69.

Source: Stratfor

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Dick Darlington's picture

Krugman abt to revise his "growth" estimates up up up.

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I can't figure it out, is krugman purposefully that stupid?  Or is he actually... that stupid?  Cus when I see his goofy little face pretending to crunch data I can't help but think, this guy actually has it, that fucking wrong.  LOL HAHAHAha, AHHHH.. painful that people that stupid are chosen to lead us.  Thanks illuminati, you guys are the best!

Ying-Yang's picture

The third US aircraft carrier, USS Stennis, is moving into place off the Iranian Gulf coast to lead a 12-day naval exercise of 25 nations on Sept 16-27, that will include a large-scale minesweeping drill simulating the breaching of the Strait of Hormuz against Iranian efforts to block oil passage through the strategic waterway. President Barack Obama may see Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the last day of the exercise. He hopes to present him with proof of US readiness for military action against Iran and demonstrate that an Israeli strike is superfluous.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

"It will join CVN-65 Enterprise (which is doing its last tour of duty ever before being decommissioned) " - I wager this is the false flag target for this opp. Israel will hit this carrier, make it look like Iran, and BOOM, shake and bake oil crisis for Barack Hussein Carter. 

ZerOhead's picture

BOOM will only occur prior to the election if polls show Obama is heavily favored to win.

Otherwise Nut and Yahoo will wait for his former business partner to ascend the Imperial throne in January for the Iranian LBO (Leveraged Bomb-Out) to proceed.

economics9698's picture

US Zionist A, US Zionist A.  No Jew should leave home without a nation of 313 million gonium’s ready to serve and protect their little Jewdom state of Israel.

Precious's picture

Any US or Israeli bomb attack on suspected nuclear enrichment stations in Iran will certainly release dangerous radioactive isotopes into the environment.  

US and Israel will be responsible for all resulting dangerous, short and long-term environmental nuclear hazards and the cost of life and property they summarily cause.

monad's picture

This isn't about Israel, this is about protecting the city of london's investments in the area; which is why they set up Israel in the first place. The reason America pays for it is because our political leadership all sold us out, at least the ones who aren't mentally handicapped.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Not bad, but not quite right. Demographic basis for Israel was laid during 1930s, via trade/immigration deals between international Zion and 3rd Reich. Then the 1st neoCon - bankster stooge Winston Churchill - took care of the rest, via a forced World War, Round II, and - as per Hitler's standing threats - a "holocaust". It's very much about Israel, the power of organized Jewry, and of course the petro-dollar.   

Overfed's picture

Remember the Maine (Enterprise), to hell with Spain (Iran)!

Dugald's picture

MMmmm think I would be wearing a life jacket 24/7 on that vessel.

HungrySeagull's picture

Praise the Lord and pass the Ammunition because we are betweeen perdiction and the deep blue sea.

Jake88's picture

WTF How would any of this prove an Israeli strike superfluous? The Israeli objective is to destroy nuke production. Sweeping mines and Obama bullshit won't acheive that. And you better believe that if either Israel or US strikes Iran both will be quickly drawn into the battle. Any attack on Iran will involve an attack or counter attack by Israel. SUPERFLUOUS MY ASS.

Global Hunter's picture

well we in the west think of the "nuclear option" literally meaning nuclear bombs, the Iranians think of the "nuclear option" as closing or even disrupting the straits of hummus, thus threatening the petrodollar, USD hemogeny and political/banking establishment of the Wu World Order.

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And you better believe that if either Israel or US strikes Iran both will be quickly drawn into the battle.

If either Israel or US strikes Iran, Russia and China will quickly strike Israel and US they've promised openly.

There, fixed it.

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

Russian and chinese are doing their own game. and they lie too as everyone else.


i am not that sure China or Russia will REALLY support Iran. Lies are the same everywhere.

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Will your shave appointment still be fir the 29th of September then good sir?

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C'mon, Slewie - you already know what the results of this poll will be. This is Zerohedge!

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I would just like to start off by saying I fucked that corn right and proper today.  & made sweet sweet love to crude.

Second, I can't fucking wait to strait on some rubber booties and get a killface on, and murder some brown people!  YAY for the draft and yay for being 25 when the world goes to war! I love life.  This was fun.

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Michael's picture

I'm glad I decided not to have children. Maybe after we fix our country.

Ahmeexnal's picture

YOU decided to not have children? Unless you have a man-womb, your claim to decide if a child lives or is aborted is nonsense. Women decide. You -as a taxpayer- just foot the bill.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

I have a question about that. If a woman wants to keep the kid, and I don't, why do I have to pay? Shouldn't choice be involved for men? What if I want to keep it, and she doesn't? It's lopsided!

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Any child YOU carry to term and deliver is yours to keep.

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jeez dude, think.

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The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes and lasts ten years or more and is more easily reversible than a vasectomy.


HungrySeagull's picture

It's better than Praprism, where they shove a large grade needle in there and drain the blood.

tenpanhandle's picture

even if it's lopsided, the fact that you got it in, means you have to pay.

Ar-Pharazôn's picture



yes man can decide. if you wife or girl ask you to have a children and if you dont want, you just have to pull out, no?


so i think in this case MAN decide

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It's OK, CD.  I speak Jive.

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I was wondering if anyone would catch the veiled "Airplane" reference.

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Thou will be financially screwethed by thee handlers of the USSA.


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