What sane American would evacuate to a destroyer instead of a comfy Boeing or even a cruise ship?
No way in hell are these ships there to assist evacuations, no they are under orders from Obama to paint Israeli targets with their radar and to be intimidation.
They had best be careful, America lost a warship some years ago...I’m just saying that I would support Israel all the way on this and those captains should consider where their patriotic duty must lead them.
And to use American citizens as human shields.
These aren’t Destroyers. They’re big amphibious assault ships - gators - loaded with helicopters and amphibious assault craft and Marines to handle an evacuation. Plus Harriers to provide aircover. Although their primary purpose is to put Marines ashore in an opposed landing, They’re also designed and outfitted for handling a sizable evacuation as a secondary capacity. Especially in a situation where airfields for C-5s C-17s and 747s aren’t available.
Given how rapidly this situation could go pear-shaped, putting them off the Israeli coast is a prudent and reasonable move.