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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:08 PM
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Eisenhower Carrier Group has Sailed for Iran (maybe?)
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:16 PM by sarahlee
excerpt from the Global Security website:

JTFEX 06-2 serves as the forward-certifying event for the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group, and sustainment training for units from the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Carrier Strike Group and USS Bataan (LHD 5) Expeditionary Strike Group. JTFEX 06-2 also served as a significant training milestone toward US 2nd Fleet's staff certification as a Joint Task Force (JTF) headquarters, planned for 2007.

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) completed the eight-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 06-2 "Operation Bold Step," 28 July 2006, off the East Coast, testing the CSG's ability to operate alongside other U.S. forces and coalition partners in a complex, hostile environment.

On 03 October 2006 Eisenhower left Naval Station Norfolk as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment. Nearly 6,500 Sailors deployed from Naval Station Norfolk with the Eisenhower CSG in support of the ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces. Fast-attack submarines USS Minneapolis St. Paul (SSN 708) and USS Newport News (SSN 750) prepared to get underway for a scheduled six-month deployment as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG).


London Yank did a great diary on this subject before the actual launching. Well it has been confirmed, they have left their docks.


Dave Lindorff writes:

Monday, October 9, 2006
BREAKING NEWS: Eisenhower Carrier Group Sails for Iran Theater

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Eisenhower and its accompanying strike force of cruiser, destroyer and attack submarine slipped their moorings and headed off for the Persian Gulf region on Oct. 2, as I had predicted in a piece in The Nation magazine a few weeks back.

The Eisenhower strike force, according to my sources, is scheduled to arrive in the vicinity of Iran around October 21, at the same time as a second flotilla of minesweepers and other ships.

This build-up of naval power around the coast of Iran, according to some military sources, is in preparation for an air attack on Iran that would target not just Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities, but its entire military command and control system.

While such an attack could be expected to unleash a wave of military violence all over Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and elsewhere against American forces and interests and against oil wells, pipelines and loading vacilities, as well as a mining of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, with a resulting skyrocketing of global oil prices, the real goal of this new war by the U.S. would be ensuring Republican control of the House and Senate.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/9/16157/2198

So is it just a rotation to the general "middle east theater" or a planned "Oct. surprise?"
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:10 PM
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1. Just A Rotation, Ma'am
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:14 PM
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2. LOL!!!
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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:18 PM
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4. You are probably correct
But after the Rove promise.... well.... it is hard to imagine a world like this where nothing your leaders do really is as surprising as it should be... just because they are doing such crazy, unimaginable things all the time.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:37 PM
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8. Are you sure?
These guys need to change the equation. As things are right now defeat, and John Conyers with subpoena power, is staring them right in the face. Would you put it past them to start a war to win an election?
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:39 PM
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9. Quite Sure, Sir
We can revisit the matter on the eighth of next month, eh?
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:40 PM
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10. Yup.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:15 PM
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3. carrier strike
Well, the USS Reagan CVN 76 was scheduled to sail there, but had to return to port
because it couldnt remember where it was going.
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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:19 PM
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5. Very good!
:)
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:22 PM
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6. LOL
I know I shouldn't laugh at that but I do find that kind of offensive humor funny for some reason.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:26 PM
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7. humour
This humour was not intended to be "Alheimer's" offensive, but what Reagan was before that.......

"Well Nancy, I dont remember"
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:43 PM
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11. And a new moon will coincide with its arrival in the ME theater...
How convenient...

:nuke:
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baldingrockwarlord2 Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:54 PM
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12. this story has been floating around DU for almost 3 weeks now...
n/t
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