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CARRIERS CONVERGING ON IRAN: USS Carl Vinson joins 5th Fleet. Pentagon says Fleet will continue to Deploy in Persian Gulf

 
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CARRIERS CONVERGING ON IRAN: USS Carl Vinson joins 5th Fleet. Pentagon says Fleet will continue to Deploy in Persian Gulf
Joining forces with Carrier USS John C Stennis and Amphibious Assault Ships USS Bataan and USS Makin Island.

Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the West Pacific currently under 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

[link to www.navy.mil]

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ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 01, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom
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Iran Army chief Lt. Gen Ataolla Salehi: "I recommend and emphasize the enemy's [USS C. Stennis] not return to the Persian Gulf." Stay tuned.

Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on standby to advance to waters opposite Iran in an emergency. Coming from Pacific.


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Thanks for another pin!

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Re: CARRIERS CONVERGING ON IRAN: USS Carl Vinson joins 5th Fleet. Pentagon says Fleet will continue to Deploy in Persian Gulf
So now one carrier can be used as bait. Gotta push the Iranians to do something. Need just a little more justification for war. Not toppling the Iranian regime, could have done that some time ago, need a big shooting war to distract from rampant financial shenanigans.

Chicago politics on a global scale. This sucks.
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Why sink only one when you can let the USA gather two or three within reach and send them to feed the fish at the same time?

Go iranis, go! put an end to international pirating and cannoboat diplomacy!
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[link to www.globalsecurity.org]


So they have one lay back while the other transits the Straits, and then the other way 'round.

Plus additional assets to evac AFG if the backdoor 'stan routes are compromised.



One wonders who is calling the strategic shots in this circus - JCS? Hillary? Obama (when not on vacation), Congress? Is anyone really at the helm or is this just a big pile of everyone do your own thing?

I smell a trainwreck in the offing.
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More worrisome when the Carriers head out to sea, away from the strait....and where the hell are the destroyers?
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So the Iranians say dont send the carrier back, so the US sends another one as well...hhhmmm this could get interesting.

Use one as a decoy... lets face it if Iran launched against one of them, there would be a big glass carpark in the middle east
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So the Iranians say dont send the carrier back, so the US sends another one as well...hhhmmm this could get interesting.

Use one as a decoy... lets face it if Iran launched against one of them, there would be a big glass carpark in the middle east
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I'm not so sure. Have you ever played a game of Spades before?
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lets face it if Iran launched against one of them, there would be a big glass carpark in the middle east
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There are too many nukes in this world out of US control, didn't you know? The US knows that resorting to nukes means getting nuked back.
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Why sink only one when you can let the USA gather two or three within reach and send them to feed the fish at the same time?

Go iranis, go! put an end to international pirating and cannoboat diplomacy!
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Loved how the USS Bush fled the mediterrean when syria announced the delivery of 72 Yakhont anti-ship missiles.
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lets face it if Iran launched against one of them, there would be a big glass carpark in the middle east
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There are too many nukes in this world out of US control, didn't you know? The US knows that resorting to nukes means getting nuked back.
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Exactly what I was getting at. In Spades, once someone plays a spade card (nuke), then everyone can play it. Not a scenario we want to face.
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lets face it if Iran launched against one of them, there would be a big glass carpark in the middle east
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There are too many nukes in this world out of US control, didn't you know? The US knows that resorting to nukes means getting nuked back.
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Iran is backed by china and russia .. that´s why they can be ballsy.
Very unlike iraq that was backed by nobody.
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It's all good. Only 7 B52s on Diego Garcia that I can see on Goggle Earth.
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Why sink only one when you can let the USA gather two or three within reach and send them to feed the fish at the same time?

Go iranis, go! put an end to international pirating and cannoboat diplomacy!
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Loved how the USS Bush fled the mediterrean when syria announced the delivery of 72 Yakhont anti-ship missiles.
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Hahaha! a sight to see the wolfs run with their tail between their legs:

First this:

03/12/2011 - Syria Receives 72 Yakhont Missiles from Russia
[link to defense-update.com]

and for day later this:

07/12/2011 - Pentagon: USS “George HW Bush,” near Syria will return to Virginia
[link to newsessentials.wordpress.com]

I believe Virginia is at a safe enough distance from these pesky russian missiles shark
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It's all good. Only 7 B52s on Diego Garcia that I can see on Goggle Earth.
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As if Google Earth offers a real time picture. LOL!
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What? Google earth does not have real time of U.S. Bases?

That's so rude.
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lets face it if Iran launched against one of them, there would be a big glass carpark in the middle east
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There are too many nukes in this world out of US control, didn't you know? The US knows that resorting to nukes means getting nuked back.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2698981


Iran is backed by china and russia .. that´s why they can be ballsy.
Very unlike iraq that was backed by nobody.
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Should china and russia broker a 'behind the doors' deal covering potential losses, then your statement may not be completely water tight.

Iran needs hormuz open more than the US, so they are possibly just wanting to flood the markets with fear in order to push up the price of oil to offset their losses from imposed sanctions.
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I'm wondering just how credible nuclear weapons are as a threat any more. While someone completely off their rocker might conceivably use one, there are other weapons available. Weapons which won't destroy the global environment for EVERYBODY.
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John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. I was watching it on tv cable online.

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Iran needs hormuz open more than the US, so they are possibly just wanting to flood the markets with fear in order to push up the price of oil to offset their losses from imposed sanctions.
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Fair enough. But then it's the US and its puppets who are shutting Iran's oil from the markets, which can double the oil price.

So who benefits from this fabricated crisis?
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The state of affairs is rather asinine. Remember, if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you are not consumed by one another.
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This part of Rev 16, the judgment of Babylon,
always made me think of aircraft carriers.


" And every island fled away... "



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Iran needs hormuz open more than the US, so they are possibly just wanting to flood the markets with fear in order to push up the price of oil to offset their losses from imposed sanctions.
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Fair enough. But then it's the US and its puppets who are shutting Iran's oil from the markets, which can double the oil price.

So who benefits from this fabricated crisis?
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Beyond those who speculate on geopolitics; Oil industry producers/contractors, military hardware and chemical suppliers, security contractors, insiders.

Iran accounts for 5% of world oil consumption, so not much really. Now if the price of oil goes up more that that over fear then it would line the pockets of the Saudis and other producers who take up any market shortfall. Iran is involved with OPEC so who can say for sure that people aren't getting paid off behind closed doors.
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Iran needs hormuz open more than the US, so they are possibly just wanting to flood the markets with fear in order to push up the price of oil to offset their losses from imposed sanctions.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 340808


Fair enough. But then it's the US and its puppets who are shutting Iran's oil from the markets, which can double the oil price.

So who benefits from this fabricated crisis?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2698981


if youre talking about the sanctions then i dont really think so. it was signed to take place in 6 months only after the admin can determine how it effects world oil situation. so basically POTUS talked a lot then balked. but this will be interesting because this threat from iran will put one or the other in a position of looking soft. the stennis HAS to return through the strait. after the threat iran had better do something or they will look like all talk. should be interesting.
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Iran needs hormuz open more than the US, so they are possibly just wanting to flood the markets with fear in order to push up the price of oil to offset their losses from imposed sanctions.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 340808


Fair enough. But then it's the US and its puppets who are shutting Iran's oil from the markets, which can double the oil price.

So who benefits from this fabricated crisis?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2698981


Beyond those who speculate on geopolitics; Oil industry producers/contractors, military hardware and chemical suppliers, security contractors, insiders.

Iran accounts for 5% of world oil consumption, so not much really. Now if the price of oil goes up more that that over fear then it would line the pockets of the Saudis and other producers who take up any market shortfall. Iran is involved with OPEC so who can say for sure that people aren't getting paid off behind closed doors.
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5% of the worlds.. BUT, 30% of what Russia and China get is from Iran
Religion- Tool of the NWO for the control of the weak minded and willed
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New sanctions signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama on New Year's Eve would cut off any financial institutions that work with Iran's central bank from the U.S. financial system, blocking the main path for payments for Iranian oil.

The EU is expected to impose new sanctions by the end of this month, possibly including a ban on oil imports.

Even Iran's top trading partner China - which has refused to back new global sanctions against Iran - is demanding discounts to buy Iranian oil as Tehran's options narrow. Beijing has cut its imports of Iranian crude by more than half for January and, paying premiums for crude from Russia and Vietnam to replace it.
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Iran needs hormuz open more than the US, so they are possibly just wanting to flood the markets with fear in order to push up the price of oil to offset their losses from imposed sanctions.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 340808


Fair enough. But then it's the US and its puppets who are shutting Iran's oil from the markets, which can double the oil price.

So who benefits from this fabricated crisis?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2698981


Russia by far has the most to gain by getting usa in a war.
Oil sales, gun supplies, and creating havock for us.





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