Skip to comments.US Warships Turn Toward Israel for Possible Evacuation of Americans
Posted on 11/19/2012 5:48:39 PM PST by Former Fetus
he US has ordered three amphibious warships with 2,500 Marines aboard back to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby off Israel's shore in case they are needed to evacuate American citizens. The USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Gunston Hall, were sailing west of Gibraltar on their way to back to Norfolk, Virginia, when they were turned around.
debkafile: The United States have never before evacuated American citizens from Israel. The US notice does not say whether a possible evacuation would include the US forces posted in American bases in Israel. A mass evacuation would entail a Marine shore landing in order to lead the evacuees to the amphibious craft.
The Iwo Jima is a helicopter carrier, while the New York, one of the newest vessels of its kind in the US Navy, is a primary class of amphibious transport dock.
Although a decision to evacuate nationals was defined in the CNN report as a "remote contingency," our sources stress that it is extreme enough to be taken only when a war situation is envisaged capable of endangering Americans.
(Excerpt) Read more at virtualjerusalem.com ...
0bama wouldn’t want them to be subjected to some ‘protest over a video’ or anything like that.
Where are the horses and bayonets?
USS Gunston Hall — what the heck is the significance of a southern house to get the navy to name a ship after it?
I wonder if this is just a cover and the marines are there to be part of a NATO or UN blocking force to protect Gaza?
USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship to be named for Gunston Hall, the Mason Neck, Virginia estate of George Mason, one of Virginia’s outstanding Revolutionary figures, and “Father of the Bill of Rights”.
So why was the first ship named that? Of course since the the 1960s or so, there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to how the navy names its ships. In the old days battleships for states, crusiers for cities, destroyers for seamen killed in action. Now nothing to include naming a ship for a communist union agitator. and evem living folks.
I can’t imagine ... but these days ... up is down.
It’s where the nation’s elites get to play - and since it’s ‘charity’ it’s a tax write off.... Wouldn’t you just love to be a ‘member’ and get this Christmas deal for only $17. Everyday people can hardly take the kids to Mickie D’s for that ....
Plantation Christmas at Gunston Hall
Sat Dec 11 6:30 - 9:30
Gunston Hall - Mason Neck
Tours & Festivals
Plantation Christmas at Gunston Hall
Date & Time: Saturday, December 11, 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: Gunston Hall Plantation (www.gunstanhall.org) for directions from your location
Leader: Ann Webster, 571-239-6046, firstname.lastname@example.org, 11555 Pine Cone Court, Reston, VA 20191
Cost: $17 members, $20 guests
Ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sip warm cider by the fire, and sample period recipes prepared in the hearth kitchen. Costumed characters engaged in seasonal activities, including homeowner George Mason, greet you in the house and throughout the grounds. A real old-fashioned holiday experience before the last-minute shopping frenzy begins.
Mail reservation request and check to the leader.
(click on the venue name for a map with route description)
NOVEMBER 2011 : (OBAMA GETS “CAUGHT” ON OPEN MIKE ) Well, Ill say one thing for him: Obama certainly has been transformative when it comes putting the personal into personal diplomacy. According to reports coming from last weeks G20 meeting, Obama was caught by reporters on an open microphone commiserating with French president Nicholas Sarkozy over their disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Although there are differing accounts of the conversation, Reuters has reported that the translation overheard by reporters had Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a liar: “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters... Obama Bombs Wrong Target on Open Mic Night, Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | John Ransom Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:19:29 PM · by Kaslin
Nah, Obama is fixing to evacuate the Hamas leadership (what’s left of it).
We got your back, Bibi!
USS Mount Vernon
Remember the Ogden LPD 5.
Gator Navy bump!
USS New York LPD 21. Incorporated with steel from the World Trade Center.
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