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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:37 AM

Mattis tries to downplay carrier confusion

Source: MSN/USA Today

RIYADH — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday sought to squelch confusion surrounding the whereabouts of the USS Vinson — the aircraft carrier the Pentagon and White House had mistakenly stated was steaming toward North Korea — by labeling it an effort to be forthcoming that went awry.

The White House and Pentagon had sent clear signals that the Vinson was steaming toward North Korea in the days leading up to its unsuccessful test of a missile on Saturday. President Trump even boasted that he was sending an “armada” to the waters off North Korea when, at the time, the ship was heading in the opposite direction.

Mattis, speaking to reporters in Riyadh, said the Vinson will make its way toward the Korean peninsula, as promised, but just not as soon as most had expected.

“We don’t generally give out ships’ schedules in advance, but I didn’t want to play a game either and say we were not changing a schedule when in fact we had,” Mattis said. “We’re doing exactly what we said we were going to do. She will be on her way. I’ll determine when she gets there, and where she actually operates. But the Vinson is going to be part of our ensuring that we stand by our allies in the Northwest Pacific.”

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uppityperson Apr 20 #6
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7wo7rees Apr 20 #4
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Sunlei Apr 20 #7

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:40 AM

1. Which means "we didn't know what the fuck was going on."

"And we never really will, because we're bumblers through-and-through. Look at us. Keystone cops. At best."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:33 AM

2. EXCUSE ME..! SOME body screwed UP.

Now man the hell up, & OWN IT.
gaaah! dumbasses.

whew, I feel better, needed to say that!

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:48 AM

6. "Take responsibility" is much less sexist than "man up". If you'd

consider editing, it'd be appreciated. Thank you.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:01 AM

3. Too bad Bill O isn't around anymore...


... to tell us how Trump and company invented the, "Stealth Carrier".

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:29 AM

4. Nothing but a g'damned cluster'f, worldwide

EMBARRASSMENT! Just a damned travesty.
Never in all my life did I ever expect to see this level of incompetence, no, not ever!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:50 AM

5. No one in this ship of fools administration,

will ever man up! Liar in chief and his lying cabinet! Voldemort and his death eaters!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:56 AM

7. Republicans ALL, including their trump campaign 'generals' list-Mattis fucked up the Australia deal.

Republican incompetence costs America billions that we need spent here IN AMERICA.

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