posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 10:03 AM
reply to post by Catacomb
You're instincts are real good. Yeah, the San Antonio is there in support of this mission, if it goes off. We have, all together, 6 Navy vessels in
that immediate area, as of a Naval status update a few days ago. The S.A. and 5 Burke class Destroyers. Several of them are pushing the 20+ year range
of their service life, which I found odd when they are the "front line" and constitute all Obama deems necessary. There are a few Carriers in the
world, not in port or offline right now. Only a few of the 10 CVBG's. The nearest one is the Nimitz down around the Red Sea approach to the Suez
and/or Arabian Sea.
I've never seen shooting started over there for anything with LESS than 2 full carrier battle groups on station and fully engaged for the action. The
carriers and all their support vessels. Obama doesn't figure little old Syria even rates one of them.
I'd never have considered the San Antonio a Capital ship...but in that spot, at this moment and for the coming fight? It's the closest we have to
one for a weeks travel time in any direction. (Estimate I saw last night for transit to to get the Nimitz up into the Med with all her escorts)
*BTW The San Antonio is there for support and defense of forces. If we have pilots eject over Syria, we DO NOT just write them off...and Obama better
pack his crap and hit the door ahead of the raging mob of citizens if he changes that now. That's it's primary purpose, I believe. You're right to
say it doesn't carry enough people to do much else.