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Stennis is for Afganistan!
The nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier "USS John C Stennis" had entered the Bahrain-based U.S. Navy 5th Fleet area of responsibility on February 19, taking position in the northern Persian Gulf.
Originally posted by nofuture
Here are my sources.
1.Seymour Hersh says "four groups" referring to CSGs Carrier Stirke Groups
2.Scott Ritter says "fourth carrier" is the last piece that needs to be put in place before an attack.
Those two sources are saying that the attack will likely occur soon after 4 carrier strike groups are in position. Somebody on the thread said they were thinking the attack would begin on March 20? Why March 20? Is that because of the lunar cycle or are there other factors at work here? Someone suggested that American nightvision gear works getters without lunar illumination but I'm thinking there has to be more to it than that.
The other question I have is when will the other 2 carriers be there? Will we even be able to find out when they are there? I'm assuming they are talking about the Nimitz and the Reagan. Right now the Navy status page just says East China Sea and Pacific Ocean but who knows how accurate that is.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
EDIT: In approximately 2 months, Bush will ask for another extension of the debt. The debt will be over 9 trillions or 75% of the GDP, but this is just the US federal debt, if you count all the debts of the USA, it's over 90 trillions (750% GDP). The economic crash will be so large, 1929 will be a dream. So they need to attack before they ask for an extension of the debt because the economy could crash when they ask one.
[edit on 7-3-2007 by Vitchilo]
SAN DIEGO -- The USS Nimitz and its support ships will depart San Diego on Monday for the Persian Gulf to join another local aircraft carrier strike group already in the region, military officials said.
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will join the San Diego-based John C. Stennis Strike Group and relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Naval Air Forces Public Affairs.
Military officials said in a statement that the two-carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area is intended to demonstrate the country's "resolve to build regional security and bring long-term stability to the region."
The Nimitz's departure comes amid heightened tensions in the region following the detention of 15 British sailors and marines by Iran last week. Iran maintains the detainees were operating in its territorial waters, a charge the British government strongly denies.