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Two Aircraft Carrier Formations in Hormuz
03-27-2011, 03:16 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The CVN65 Enterprise which last week was within striking distance of Libya, has quietly left the Red Sea and is now virtually swimming in the wake of CVN 70 Vinson in the Strait of Hormuz. Because obviously whatever is about to happen in the Persian Gulf will need not one but two aircraft carrier formations.


I don't think it means something will happen, but interesting that the US has pulled the CVN 65 from Libya and sent to Hormuz.
03-27-2011, 03:20 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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A comment posted on the above link:

Quote:The U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65) is deployable today only because of a MASSIVE overhaul that took place in '07. Over three years and a billion dollars + later (un-official but accurate) the storied warship was once again sea worthy. Yet, with its' decomissioning set for 2013, it seemed illogical to spend such a large amount of time and money on a 40-something year-old ship to sail for just a couple more years. This provoked my conspiratorial mind to wonder if the demise of the "Prize" would be used in the same manner as the Lusitania, to start another war...

03-27-2011, 03:26 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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interesting times reading.gif So much going on right now that you have to suspect something's going on damned.gif
03-27-2011, 03:42 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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They could be going to watch what happens in Bahrain but that seems to be Saudi Arabia's project like Lybia has been handed over to the UK, France and Canada. I read one suggestion Iran may try to intervene on Bahraini's behalf but I can't see that happening, whatever Ahmadinejad is, he is not stupid. Also Syria seems to be imploding though that seemed highly unlikely to me, it's happening, gov cracking down on protestors. Or so the MSM says. Did Israel manage to join NATO? I thought they tried but didn't.

Yeah, very interesting times.
03-27-2011, 06:49 PM #5
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03-28-2011, 12:29 AM #6
yankees skier
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gaah.gif Not good news. Looks like the Enterprise will be cannon fodder.
03-28-2011, 03:39 AM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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"We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," they proposed; "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."




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