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USS Enterprise Prepares To Cross Suez Canal, Days Away From Anchor In Arabian Sea

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Much noise has been emanating out of Israel vis-a-vis its Iranian intentions, with some opinions suggesting an attack is imminent, while others claiming that Israel will ultimately defer to D.C., and postpone an attack, and the eventual gasoline price shock, until after the election. The truth is nobody but a few select generals, knows: in warfare surprise is the key factor, so outright flashing invasion intentions is usually an indicator of just the opposite. That said, the most recent update that Azerbaijan has granted Israel access to its airbases along the Iran border is hardly encouraging for Nobel peace prize winners and other pacifists. Yet as we have been claiming for the past two weeks, ever since the launch of CVN-65 on its last tour of duty, the true catalyst, if any, will be the arrival of the USS Enterprise at what may well be its last place of anchor - somewhere in the Arabian Sea, just off the side of CVN 70 and CVN 72 both of which are patrolling the Straits of Hormuz. And as the map from Stratfor below shows, the Enterprise is about to cross the Suez Canal, from which point it will be at most days from entering its catalyst location, namely supporting the Israel air force. Just because the US has never had 3 concurrent aircraft carriers in proximity to Iran before.

Below is a video released two days ago showing the Enterprise conducting a maneuvering exercise in the Mediterranean sea:


And as a reminder, once CVN-65 is parked and on location, here are the windows of opportunity for Iran.

1001 Moonless Kinetic Nights: Presenting The Windows Of Opportunity For An Iranian Attack

Following last Friday's majority vote by the Israel Security Council authorizing Iranian "action" when required, answering the "if", the only open question remains "when." As it turns out, based on the following analysis by Rapidan Group, there are only 10 or so distinct 10 day New Moon windows for the remainder of 2012. If one removes the sandstorm prone months of April, July and September, there are 7 periods in which a military strike is realistic. Also CVN 65 is moving at a snail's pace and is just now approaching the Straits of Gibraltar.  Since any action will likely not take place unless 3 aircraft carriers are in the vicinity, and because the ICE yesterday instituted ultra-short term trading spike curbs in crude, starting April 1, one can likely eliminate the immediately proximal March 17-27 window. Which leaves six. Our advice would be to buy up OTM calls in Brent in the days just ahead of the start of any such window, as any "surprise" attack will have a uplifting impact on all combustible assets, doubly so for levered ones.

From Rapidan Group

Timing Considerations


Based on press reports, officials see high odds of an attack sometime between 2Q12 and the end of the year, with most pointing to 2Q or 3Q.


If Israel elects to conduct a conventional military strike, the optimal conditions would be moonless and cloudless nights. “Operation Orchard,” Israel’s attack on Syria’s reactor at Al-Kibar on Sep 6, 2007, took place 5 days before the new moon. This suggests windows starting about 5 days before a new moon and ending five days after - see the table below. Low humidity is also ideal, but not required.


Attackers would want to avoid sandstorms, which have afflicted Iran in April, July, and September in recent years. Last year, a large sandstorm in mid-April hit 20 provinces, forcing the shutdown of schools and businesses. Sandstorms are visible and predictable, however, and would be taken into account by planners.


For non-kinetic options, climate is not a consideration to our knowledge. Presumably, they would be tried before kinetic ones and only after leaders were convinced Iran had not yet felt enough pain to compel it to freeze enrichment. 



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Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:04 | 2300066 Ima anal sphincter
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Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:05 | 2300069 cossack55
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Really? I hear the Enterprise is crewed by 19 Saudis.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:17 | 2300094 Colombian Gringo
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Yeah,  armed with boxcutters. 

Of course, Israel would never attack the US and then blame it on Iranians, would they?


Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:28 | 2300117 Oh regional Indian
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False Flag, Easyraoul? Never.

Even Mossad's motto is "By Honor and Courage, we will Win" or some such.

Chilling though, how the whole world is discussing a war, the killing of thousands.... with AFPak, Iraq, Libya, Syria still smouldering.

Surely we are ducked, plucked and definitely de-lucked as a species.



Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:46 | 2300153 Negro Primero
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"By way of deception, thou shalt do war." ~Israeli Mossad

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:03 | 2300196 Harlequin001
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Aaaaaaand ....sink.

There you go, plan sussed, no sweat.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:35 | 2300313 He_Who Carried ...
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Your obsolete timeline misses the date of the US elections...!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:41 | 2300144 BigJim
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Sinking the Enterprise in the Suez canal before it even gets near Iran might stir things up a bit.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:08 | 2300218 gmrpeabody
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One would think...

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:00 | 2300377 Chupacabra-322
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@ BigJim,

Absolutely!  The Enterprise was scheduled to be decommishioned next year.  Perfect opportunity to conduct a Flase Flag.  Probably to be carried out by Mossad and one of Isreal's sub's. 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:19 | 2300432 BudFox2012
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I hope they've improved their skills since the last time they tried to sink a US ship (USS Liberty)...

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:13 | 2300641 NewAmericaNow
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Yes it cost alot of money to decommission a nuclear aircraft carrier. If they can sink it in a false flag that would kill two birds so to speak. The nuclear contamination from such an attack would be a huge ecological problem, but what does the US governmnet care. The enterprise is a very very fast ship. Personally, I think it's one of our best. They don't make them like that anymore. Cpt Kirk won't let that happen


Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:59 | 2303686 IrritableBowels
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CVN-65 is the oldest carrier in the fleet and the planet's first nuclear aircraft carrier (YAY).  It is powered by EIGHT Westinghouse nuclear reactors 32 steam generators, four turbines and four screws vs 4/16/2/2 of all other carriers currently in service.

Costly is an understatement here.

ELT-Paid to lie on the EnterPig.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:31 | 2300472 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:18 | 2300099 V in PA
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So what you are saying is 'No More War'. How the hell will America make money in that kind of world?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:34 | 2300130 Oh regional Indian
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By selling guns and ammo to their gun and ammo mad citizenry? I've seen a few here wish they had howitzers.


Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:04 | 2300200 Canucklehead
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Relax, you are a spectator, not a player.  You get to watch what will unfold and then live vicariously through the actions of the players.  When all is said and done, you can Monday Morning Quarterback the whole affair and show your grasp of what has happened and where it all went wrong.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:05 | 2300208 Harlequin001
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Just watch out for them thar nukes eh...

I guess we all might be palyers in this one real soon...

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:20 | 2300254 Ima anal sphincter
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Some times the spectators come down from the stands and stir things up a bit. It starts small....then becomes an overwhelming CRUSH.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:58 | 2300369 Canucklehead
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Coming from a hockey background, are you saying "Old School" where the players went into the stands?

Maybe the "Old Time Boston Bruins" will get elected President of the United States.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:04 | 2300203 Harlequin001
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Howitzers are just so... yesterday...

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:14 | 2300231 TSA gropee
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Gun and ammo mad citizenry? Not sure where you hail from but it sounds like you don't know shit about what you're talking about.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:13 | 2300229 Red Raspberry
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And the armed forces are the second best governmnet jobs program, right after politicians.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:21 | 2300106 Colombian Gringo
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As long as there are zionists, there will be lies! More war coming, folks.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:07 | 2300212 kridkrid
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The world is run by sociopaths... don't limit your observations to only the zionist sociopaths.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:29 | 2300120 Gully Foyle
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Fearless Iranians From Hell - Land Of The Free


In your "Land of the Free".
They tell you want they want you to be.
Then they tell you not to misbehave.

They fill your head with laws.
They give you a false cause.
Until your just another slave.

I don't wanna be a part of that!
Nameless faces, empty heads.
I'd rather be a misfit.
I'd rather be dead.

Your country's not for me.
I'm slipping free.
Social circle family, dies.

They want to take control.
And then they'll run your soul.
I'm going to my own land.

And I don't wanna be a part of that!
Nameless faces, empty heads.
I'd rather be a misfit.
I'd rather be dead.

No, I don't wanna be a part of that!
Nameless faces, empty heads.
I'd rather be a misfit.
And I'd rather be dead!


Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:05 | 2300207 LongSoupLine
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USS ENTERPRISE - "Bolding sending oil prices where no oil prices have gone before!" (cue Gene Roddenberry music)

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:42 | 2300332 Dr. Engali
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No more war!  There fixed it for you.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:16 | 2300664 my puppy for prez
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ALL wars are based on lies!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:05 | 2300068 PaperBear
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NEW David Wilcock Article… “DIVINE INTERVENTION… Defeating Financial Tyranny” (Hold on to your Hats!!)

"completely disrupting any and all plans to start World War III, according to multiple whistleblowers."

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:25 | 2300113 i-dog
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David Wilcock is a disinfo tool. His new-agey gibberish diminishes any other message of his interviewees.

For example, for someone who has "spent 30 years investigating" TPTB, he shouldn't be asking Ben Fulford such simple questions as: "Where's the Golden Triangle?".

The New Age movement is just another Luciferian hegelian front.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:07 | 2300216 BLOTTO
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Yes i-dog.

If i may add...

The New Age Movement was created by the Luciferians as all the empires, religion institutions, to create a space for the gnostic who didnt believe in the fairy tale stories of the scriptures...



Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:08 | 2300405 InconvenientCou...
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Exacly why I only watch Fox News. They sell me lies and I like it.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:53 | 2300556 Taint Boil
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MSM – give me a break … lies, lies and more lies. has a good thread going on that.


Note: is a one man show with no ads.

You can post videos and pics, etc. and he gets about 20k hits a day.

Worth a look....


Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:27 | 2300115 tarsubil
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Gordon Freeman is on our side.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:54 | 2300170 Winston Churchill
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When did he, and you escape, the "rubber room" exactly ?

Get back on your meds.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:06 | 2300071 Christoph830
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Wouldn't a true surprise attack be during the sandstorm months?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:34 | 2300129 V in PA
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A true suprise 'attack' would be to pull ALL of our troops back to the Western Hemisphere. Let the Eastern Hemisphere beat the shit out of each other for about a decade, all the while selling arms to both sides (cha ching). Then swoop in after they are completely exhausted and broken, and take all of their stuff.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:13 | 2300228 Instant Wealth
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... a true surprise would be the 20th of April.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:07 | 2300072 ZeroPoint
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Gulf of Tonkin II in 3...2...1....

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:13 | 2300082 CharlesH
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Nah :) Summer Olympics XXX will do :)

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:10 | 2300077 Ruffcut
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Whatever floats you boat. I'll hang on to my dingy with anticipation.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:13 | 2300083 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Israel pulling out all the stops if they're sending the USS Enterprise to join USS Carl Vinson. But if they send USS Carl Weathers, you know shit's going down for real!


Sing it, mofos!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:13 | 2300084 PMakoi
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Short Iranian Insurers soon.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:15 | 2300088 Colombian Gringo
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False flag coming....

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:17 | 2300096 my puppy for prez
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Does this "maneuvering exercise" include LIFEBOATS?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:25 | 2300388 shortus cynicus
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No. It will be USS Liberty 2.0: everyone must die.



Also, 60 percent of its sailors were on their first deployments

Fresh meat is coming.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:18 | 2301098 my puppy for prez
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Yes, I am aware of that.  Just a lttle subliminal sarc!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:17 | 2300093 q99x2
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Looks like one large generated wave would put an end to all that nonsense. 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:07 | 2300213 LongSoupLine
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Water or Fibonacci wave?...or either really.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:18 | 2300100 Mae Kadoodie
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What a slow bucket of bolts the Enterprise turned out to be..we  should just scrap it.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:23 | 2300110 Colombian Gringo
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Be of good cheer. The Enterprise will serve its purpose as a sacrificial lamb during the season of sacrifice to force the US into a war on Israels behalf.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:37 | 2300137 Winston Churchill
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Its not that its slow.

Last day of school syndrome.

Like any ship in any navy approaching decomissioning ,systems,

equipment, and efficiency were probably way below standards.

This seemingly slow progress is in effect a "work up" cruise.

What its working up to,we will see ?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:47 | 2300155 GMadScientist
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"She can't take any more, Captain!"

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:41 | 2300325 awakening
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A trip all the way to the bottom of the strait would do the trick; no idea what the $ figure is to them but a few bits of 'supposedly Iranian' ordinance or weaponry would cheaper then a salvage and/or decommission operation back at home (well it would give ol' Ben the 5 mins desperately needed to cool the printers and take a leak).

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:12 | 2300111 Mercury
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Maybe the Israelis won't stick to their "deal" with Obama re: Iran war timing if they decide he's a sitting duck.

Maybe the Israelis have enough of what they want from us or have decided they can do without. Maybe they're watching the Supreme Court and the Russian envoy gaffe and losing confidence in their American partner...I don't think Russia is much of an Israeli ally.

I mean, I hope theres no shooting/bombing and everyone lives happily ever after...but if I were planning what I thought was a war critical to national survival I wouldn't want the whole thing to hinge on the ass-clown in the Oval Office.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:33 | 2300123 TradingJoe
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Politicians should all be shot excution style, ANY of them putting american lives in harms way for economic gain should be put to death, no exceptions!

If anything happens to the Enterprise with sailors on it...DAMN YOU DC, DAMN YOU!

I never had anything left for politics and politicians, an obsolete "profession", not adding anything to society but pain and misery! Government should be about running the local civil entities, I regard such as a business...ergo a localy elected "CEO", by merit, not clout!

But what do I know, i'm just a retarded ex Navy!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:33 | 2300126 CharlesH
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:33 | 2300127 westerman
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I still don't believe they are crazy enough to invade. The Americans can't affoard another war. A war with Iran would be a disaster.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:05 | 2300188 i-dog
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They couldn't afford the last 3 or 4!! ... but that didn't slow them down....

The Vietnam War caused [yet another] bankrupty in 1971 (closing the gold window), then off they went to Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Libya just to exercise successive models of HP printers.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:37 | 2300136 Moneyswirth
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We need a diversion.  Time to kill Bin Laden again.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:59 | 2300185 Son of Loki
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I think I saw 'ole bin floaitng off the coast of Californai...yeah, it was near that old Japanese tsunami ship floating to our shores...the one coated in radiation.....

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:39 | 2300142 blueRidgeBoy
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Tyler, stop obsessing about the carriers - that's not how it will start this time.  When the shooting starts, the carriers will be at flank speed away from the Strait - no way the Navy will risk a carrier until Iranian air and missile defenses have been completely supressed, and that will not happen on day 1.  If you want to watch something, watch activity outside Whiteman AFB, Missouri. 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:16 | 2300242 kralizec
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Hey, stop killing my fun!  I enjoy all the headless chicken sightings everytime a carrier post is made!

PS-I didn't junk you, I went the other way!  ;)

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:16 | 2300244 Z Beeblebrox
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You do realize this thing's scheduled to be decommissioned, right? Any idea how much it might cost to decommission a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:29 | 2300282 farmerjohn2112
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The cost of decommissioning by allowing it to be struck and sunk by Iranian defense forces is near $0... 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:26 | 2300450 espirit
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Which in todays cost is... Priceless.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 21:24 | 2302471 Z Beeblebrox
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Sunk by Iranian defense forces? Yeah, that's the story we'll probably get.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:29 | 2300283 kralizec
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So to save money its cheaper to kill a bunch of sailors and scuttle her.  Nice.  With friends like this...

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:50 | 2300347 awakening
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Looks to be a tad more expendable compared to the other ships if this is anything to go by :/

"Also, 60 percent of its sailors were on their first deployments — an unusually high figure, ship officials said. Most of the crew wasn’t used to life at sea."

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:23 | 2300446 RallyRoundTheFamily
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It is very expensive to just "park"\"get" those ships there.

Something is in the works.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:34 | 2300946 RichardP
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The U.S. generally has two carrier groups patrolling in that area at any given time.  Each carrier group is relieved by a new carrier group at the appointed time.  The new carrier group must arrive before the carrier grorup being relieved leaves the area.  This means that there are times, consistantly, when there are three carrier groups in the area at the same time.  That is business as usual, but usually kicks up lots of comments at ZH when it happens.

If this time is going to be different from the norm, look for all three carrier groups to stay in the region.  My guess is that this won't happen.  One of the carrier groups will leave sooner rather than later, and we will be left with the standard two carrier groups in the region.  Just like we have been all those other times this has happened.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:40 | 2300143 OutLookingIn
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Three ways to clear debt.

And ONLY three ways ~

1/ Pay it off. lol! Aint gonna happen! Way tooooo much.

2/ Default. No way the TBTF's will lose tooooo much.

3/ Go to war.

Looks like option #3 has it!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:54 | 2300357 Lord Blankcheck
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You can debase the currency like all Governments eventually do.


Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:42 | 2300148 apberusdisvet
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Even though perhaps 10% of the population is now aware of the implications of sending a to-be-mothballed carrier as a sacrificial lamb, the arrogance of the elites will not let this affect their plans.  They have gotten away with every other false flag or "assassination by patsy".

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:53 | 2300169 Son of Loki
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How much is this costing taxpayers?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:15 | 2300236 dwayne elizando
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Its costing then their freedoms and standard of living!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:15 | 2300238 Taint Boil
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  • Construction Costs – $4.5 billion
  • Mid-life Overhaul Costs – $2.3 billion
  • Operating and Support Costs – $14 billion
  • Other Costs – $1 billion
  • Total Average Cost – $22 billion each
  • Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:58 | 2300181 rsnoble
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    Operation Global Gobble full speed ahead.  Damn the consequences. We have it all figured out on paper.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:59 | 2300182 Element
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    one can likely eliminate the immediately proximal March 17-27 window.


    LOL ... so ... how old is this article?  It's going to be March 30th in about an hour from now.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:10 | 2300220 i-dog
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    It generated lots of clicks last time, so they decided to try it again. ;-)

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:31 | 2301147 JOYFUL
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    this time somebody finally admitted the Azeris are in on the show...

    row row row yr boat...

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:03 | 2300194 agNau
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    The most obvious option of course is the "nuclear" option not talked about due to it's massive destruction capabilities. It is so horrible that it is only whispered about amongst the staunchest, war hardened Generals. You know what I am talking about......
    Watch his house, because when George Bush packs and heads to Iran the war is both begun and finished in one fell stroke! This one person has brought down the US single-handedly without effort. Imagine what would happen to Iran. Geneva convention be damned! A true weapon of mass destruction.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:04 | 2300198 bugs_
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    and are we trusting the stratfor map?

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:05 | 2300391 InconvenientCou...
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    No way!

    Don't trust anyone.

    Especially those that would represent their information as true.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:08 | 2300215 Canucklehead
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    What we are seeing here is the Iranian NutJob feeding his Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah complex.  After Al-Hakim was finished, the response was the initiation of the crusades.

    Many see today's actions in much the same light.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:10 | 2300221 Monedas
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    The Israeli's don't disappoint ! I'm curious to see how they deal with Iran !   Monedas  2012  Shock and Awe and Stealth and Cleverness and Courage and Deciseness and a measure of good cheer !  Hooray for Israel !

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 16:57 | 2301846 phyuckyiu
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    Awww isn't that cute, the foreign guy with a picture of himself as a child hugging a puppy wants to bomb everyone to smithereens. Perhaps a Sunburn volley on Dimona is just what the doctor ordered, yes. Oh right, iron dome is gonna save you from mach 2 missiles. Keep smokin' that Hezbollah hash! Phyuckyiu 2012 Phyuckyiu 2012 Phyuckyiu 2012 Wow that does make me feel more important to spam my name at the end!

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:11 | 2300226 Savvy
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    Am I missing something? What has a new moon got to do with it? Modern technology would completely negate any

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:45 | 2300342 rsnoble
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    Nice AV. lmao.  Makes me thirsty.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:19 | 2300249 lolmao500
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    'Azerbaijan granted Israel access to air bases on Iran border' Foreign Policy quotes U.S. diplomats as saying that 'Israel is deeply embedded in Azerbaijan' and says intelligence officials worried that Israel's military involvement in Azerbaijan would complicate efforts to reduce Israeli-Iranian tensions.
    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:30 | 2300279 i-dog
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    I'm surprised that they aren't attacking from their original homeland in Kazakhstan! (Well...I'm not really surprised -- the Kazars know better than to let them come back....)

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:14 | 2300653 Nukular Freedum
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    Exactly. Look what happened when they let Sasha Baron Cohen in!

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:21 | 2300258 Clashfan
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    Whether we go to war in Iran or not, perpetual war is inevitable because the Luciferians want it, and they're clearly in charge. They need it to justify their banking system and to control the populace. They need it to help along the black budget. They need it to serve their master.

    Ayatollah don't surf.


    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 17:54 | 2301995 Element
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    They need it to finally crash the debt-system .. then force a new one on to us.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:31 | 2300288 TSA gropee
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    We have a potus who's numbers are in the toilet and desperately needs a distraction. A false flag induced war probably fit the bill quite nicely.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:34 | 2300307 kanenas
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    The Enterprise is docked outside the port of Piraeus/Greece, offering a unique view to the citizens, framed nicely by the basketball stadium of Peace and Friendship..

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:39 | 2300316 Dr. Engali
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            "hardly encouraging for Nobel peace prize winners and other pacifists."


      We now know that Nobel peace prize winners and presenters are more sadist than they are pacifists.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:03 | 2300383 J.A.F.O.
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    Bloody landlubbers..  you don't "cross" a canal.. you "transit" it..

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:13 | 2300646 Pampalona
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    Man I'd cross that bitch like it was my ex wife

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:05 | 2300393 gookempucky
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    Betting on DEATH------what a twisted world this has become.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:09 | 2300407 SubjectivObject
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    Through the Suez?

    So, why run a high value target through a minefield of discontent?

    Just how much time is saved not routing around the Cape?

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:10 | 2300409 digalert
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    I suppose by now a beer summit is off the table?

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:27 | 2300457 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:08 | 2300624 kflobonixs
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    Tyler,  back to publishing stratfor content despite celebarating  and promoting their security breach.  keep up the good fight.    

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:09 | 2300625 kflobonixs
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    Tyler,  back to publishing stratfor content despite celebarating  and promoting their security breach.  keep up the good fight.    

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:09 | 2300626 KandiRaverHipster
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    in the words of Tassasdar,


    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:44 | 2300983 neutrinoman
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    The carriers are there almost as much to deter Israel as Iran. The purpose now is to force Iran to negotiate; this will be their last opportunity.

    On second thought, let's say, not deter Israel, but reassure Israel -- and reassure the Gulf kingdoms as well, who remain silent while all this is going on -- but we know what their views are.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:57 | 2301026 Zymurguy
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    I just heard that Israel has cancelled all armed service member's vacations occuring over Passover.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:04 | 2301265 mick_richfield
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    link ?

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 15:04 | 2301463 Zymurguy
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    Reported by Glenn Beck... didn't hear a source.  I'll do some digging.

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 15:09 | 2301474 Zymurguy
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    The original link:

    Then reported here just yesterday :)

    I didn't catch it...

    Thu, 03/29/2012 - 15:07 | 2301469 Zymurguy
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    Oh, crap:

    It was reported here :)

    Glenn's research team must be scouring ZeroHedge for show material.

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