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Originally posted by the2010apprentice
War and violence is for Goofballs !!! Agreed ??
Mr Panetta also told the crowd of 1,700 gathered in the hangar bay of the USS Enterprise, off the US coast that the ship was heading to the Persian Gulf and would steam through the Strait of Hormuz in a direct message to Tehran.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead / Apr 2009
"We really need to take Enterprise out of service,” he told Navy Times. “That ship is old, and it has served extraordinarily well. It has served longer than any aircraft carrier in the history of the United States Navy. And it’s time. But Enterprise deserves to go to pasture".
Big E’s age and number of reactors — eight — mean the decommissioning process will be long, labor-intensive and expensive.
“Enterprise just doesn’t lay up like a conventional ship,” he said. “We have never decommissioned a nuclear aircraft carrier, and it’s a significant undertaking. We have to get on with that process because it’s going to take us a while to do that.”
Originally posted by tommyjo
Seriously guys, get out more! Do you honestly think that such a plan has been foiled by a YT video? Pure coincidence that a vessel is about to retire and is completing a deployment. It is like saying that the US Navy sent F-14 Tomcats on a last Persian Gulf deployment in order to be expendable and create a 'false flag'. To some people every breathing minute is a conspiracy!
What conspiracy will you guys come up with when the carrier exits the Gulf without incident? Will it be 'US/NATO/Illuminati' foiled again