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USS George HW Bush headed for the Black Sea? VIDEO

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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:05 PM
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It is noted that the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush is accompanied by seventeen other ships and three submarines, which were held March 3 through the Aegean Sea.

Google translated the rest of the article

Has anyone else on ATS seen this?

Right now the USS George HW Bush is now in Piraeus



I also found this


A friend of mines wife is a QM on the Bush. They are on their way to the Persian Gulf after a little time in the Med. Sending a CVN battle group in to the Black Sea would not be a good move especially since the jets can reach the targets just as easy from the Med.


As i´m now expert on these thing i thought id ask


What is going on?

Thanks

HM




posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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Isn't that the ship a lot of the sailors were dying on recently after cruising around Japan after you know what blew to kingdom come?

Speaking of Japan, while we're all distracted with Ukraine, China is keeping very quiet of late...better watch for their ships slipping out into the disputed Japanese waters if i were the US, or they'll have a proper .ache to deal with, and i'm not just talking about Kerry's hypocrisy.
edit on 4-3-2014 by MysterX because: typo



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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I came across an article stating the same thing but I can't find it anymore and haven't seen anything else confirmng it. I'm thinking it's not true because why would they?? Plenty of NATO bases nearby for air support and they can launch from the Mediterranean on the ghwb carrier so there's no need to make the transit/bottleneck



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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The only real reason for it would be for visual and media reasons..a kind of visual show of force, to make it look they're doing something tough maybe.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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MysterX
Isn't that the ship a lot of the sailors were dying on recently after cruising around Japan after you know what blew to kingdom come?



Wrong Carrier You're probably thinking of this Story here



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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I am surprised that no one has posted a thread about the Russians doing a test launch of a long range ICBM a few hours ago.

BBC link
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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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I believe both of the articles i found seem to refer to ITAR-TASS news agency. But in both of those links they also refer to the original source of
(translated quote)



This is stated in the report on the U.S. site Turner Radio Network RSS Feed.


Propaganda war? Or something else?



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:30 PM
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You mean this?



MOSCOW, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a test site in southern Russia on Tuesday evening, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said.
Kapustin Yar is about 450 km (280 miles) east of the Ukrainian border. The launch coincided with reports of large deployments of apparently Russia-commanded troops in Crimea, which President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday.
Spokesman Igor Yegorov said the launch took place at 22:10 Moscow time (6:10 p.m. GMT) from the Kapustin Yar testing range in southern Russia’s Astrakhan Region.
The test was successful as the simulated war. hit a designated target at a test range in Kazakhstan.


RIA-Novosti



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:32 PM
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Yes.
They seem to be pushing the envelope.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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I saw a CNN report about the ICBM test fire, but they said it was scheduled and that Putin notified everyone well in advance.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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And then there is this



Two Russian warships have entered the Black Sea through Bosphorus - the Istanbul Strait - on Tuesday.

The 150 'Saratov' landing ship and the 156 'Yamal' assault ship crossed the strait around 05:30 GMT, en route to the Black Sea, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

No coast guard boats were seen escorting the ships.

Russia summoned the two warships to its Black Sea fleet after it started to strengthen its military presence in the Crimea.

Meanwhile, an Ukrainian vessel, 'Hetman Sahaidachny,' crossed the Dardanelles, a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.

Two coast guard boats were reported by AA to be escorting the ship.

The Ukrainian ship is also expected to enter the Black Sea through the Bosphorus.

Thousands of Russian troops have been deployed to the Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine, after Russia’s Parliament passed a motion on Saturday.


Lot of activity going on over there



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:46 PM
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Ah yes, thank you Slayer.

Got the wrong president.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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They can't even get the basics right but they know where it's .ed? Operating areas are kept secret.

(The Navy doesn't fly F-22s and never has, and SSBNs don't travel in groups or with carriers.)



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:51 PM
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t is noted that the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush is accompanied by seventeen other ships and three submarines, which were held March 3 through the Aegean Sea.
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Lets do the math. Is that enough militar power to persuade the russians? If not....., means other countries will join that fleet anytime soon?



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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Gozer
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I saw a CNN report about the ICBM test fire, but they said it was scheduled and that Putin notified everyone well in advance.


Which of course they did notify the US well in advance of the test firing.

They had to, under the terms of the bilateral arms treaties.

But why pass up another chance at juicy propaganda, just because it was a routine missile test, planned a long time ago, and the US had already been notified well in advance of the test?

Every stab helps eh chaps?



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:57 PM
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Gozer
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I saw a CNN report about the ICBM test fire, but they said it was scheduled and that Putin notified everyone well in advance.

Yes. But in light of current events, it would be prudent to postpone the test, IMO.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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Zaphod58
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They can't even get the basics right but they know where it's .ed? Operating areas are kept secret.

(The Navy doesn't fly F-22s and never has, and SSBNs don't travel in groups or with carriers.)


Like i said im not familiar with the subject, so i thank you for clearing this up. So is this just Russia talking nonsense, propaganda?

what about this?


There are nine squadrons aboard Bush. Four are fighter squadrons—two flying the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and two with older F/A-18C Hornets. The exact number of fighters in a squadron varies, but typically ranges between 12 and 14 for the Super Hornet units and 10 and 12 for the Hornets. Bush could carry as many as 52 fighters, in all.


thanks again
HM



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:02 PM
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butcherguy
I am surprised that no one has posted a thread about the Russians doing a test launch of a long range ICBM a few hours ago.

BBC link
edit on bu312014-03-04T15:30:35-06:0003America/ChicagoTue, 04 Mar 2014 15:30:35 -06003u14 by butcherguy because: (no reason given)

It not really news as it was on the books and know to everyone months ago.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:02 PM
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Could be?


In the Black Sea, the Navy has at least one ship—possibly two—initially tasked with helping provide security during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

One is the frigate USS Taylor. But on Feb. 12, Taylor ran aground during a stop in the Turkish port of Samsun, scraping its propeller. The Navy fired the ship’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Dennis Volpe. Taylor’s last known position was Samsun.

The other ship in the area is very, very interesting.

Accompanying the Taylor was the USS Mount Whitney, a high-tech command ship capable of hoovering up vast amounts of electronic communications. Mount Whitney was last seen on Feb. 27 leaving Istanbul, .ing toward the Med.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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butcherguy

Yes. But in light of current events, it would be prudent to postpone the test, IMO.


Why?

The USA would never postpone there tests.



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