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USS Eisenhower arrives near Syrian border (From Reason.com - adds validity)
Reason.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Staff

Posted on 12/06/2012 7:27:18 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

The USS Eisenhower...arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preperation for a potential ground intervention.

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(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012; assad; cvn69; islam; israel; lebanon; libertarian; libertarians; obama; syria; syriawar; turkey; usseisenhower; waronterror; wot
I was suspicious of this story at first, then my suspicions lessened greatly when it was on Reason.com. Reason.com is by no means a fluff magazine or a propaganda piece/outlet by any stretch of the imagination. A fantastic news source.

I then went to Google News and entered the keywords "French troops Syria" and found some news outlets on this. I am beginning to wonder if it is possible French (and/or even British) troops are going in. Hmmm...

1 posted on 12/06/2012 7:27:23 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

Oops, meant to write “preparation.”

In a rush... That’s what you get. <sigh

Now no more distractions...

What do you think about this story and it being on Reason.com?

The USS Eisenhower... 8,000 troops... French/British troops? Ground invasion?


2 posted on 12/06/2012 7:30:01 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Another questionable source lists that there is an amphibious group with the Eisenhower ... that may be the confusion of the 8,000 troops stuff


3 posted on 12/06/2012 7:32:20 AM PST by Mac94
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To: Mac94

Yes, there are some questionable sources surrounding this story... but Reason.com is not questionable by any stretch of the imagination.

Which lessens my suspicions on the matter greatly and makes me wonder what is really going on.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 7:34:55 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Time to prepare articles of impeachment.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 7:35:58 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I bet the USS Eisenhower is running chemical weapons drills.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 7:38:56 AM PST by AU72
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To: reagandemocrat
Time to prepare articles of impeachment.

Won't amount to a hill of beans. Congress lost its war declaration powers long ago. Obama's mindset is, "I'm the C-in-C, I control the military. They go where I tell them. This is... uhhh... a global initiative. Uhhh... we are global... uhhh... citizens. This is for the good of the... uhhh... global community."

7 posted on 12/06/2012 7:41:04 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The next time Obama gives Congress the required notice of intent to commit US ground forces will be the first.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 7:41:46 AM PST by AU72
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To: AU72
My son is in the theater,(can't say where),but his outfit has their MOP gear beside their beds.
9 posted on 12/06/2012 7:43:08 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: AU72

That would be prudent. Assad is said to be considering the Samson scenario with his chemweps. Israel would massively retaliate if a Syrian strike occurs against her, unless O
has secretly agreed to preempt it in some fashion.

I suspect that is why the Eisenhower BG is offshore.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 7:43:17 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The 8000# came from Russia Today.

This link below takes us to the USN official Ike link.

The Ike carries a compliment of 6,287 sailors including the air jocks and their crew.

There would probably be at least an additional few dozen civilians on board monitoring their products/services in use and helping to maintain them.

A similiar amount of tad naval personnel monitoring and learning.

For the Clancy fans/writers, there will be a half dozen Guys from the farm and that many from No Such Agency.

http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/cvn69/Pages/FactsStats.aspx

Miscellaneous

Builder - Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA
Keel laid - Aug. 15, 1970
Launched - Oct. 11, 1975
Planned crew sized - 6,287 (includes Air Wing)
Number of anchors - 2
Weight of anchors - 60,000 lbs each
Anchor chain - 1,082 feet on each anchor (365 lbs per link)
Total anchor weight - 735,000 lbs each (includes chain)
Distillation plant capacity - 400,000 gallons
Number of light fixtures - approximately 29,000


11 posted on 12/06/2012 7:46:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Scoff all you want peeps, they’re there, like it or not.

USS Eisenhower with 8 fighter bomber squadrons of Air Wing Seven on its decks and 8,000 sailors, airmen and Marines.

The USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group which carries 2,500 Marines.

10,000 US fighting men, 70 fighter-bombers and at least 17 warships, including the three Iwo Jima amphibious craft, a guided missile cruiser and 10 destroyers and frigates.

Patriots deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border, THAD and Aegis on the Syrian coast aboard the USS Eisenhower strike group.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 7:51:02 AM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: reagandemocrat

Yes let’s go in and fight with the Al Qaeda. Maybe they will like more better.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 7:51:54 AM PST by willowdean
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
They should have followed Tuco's Law, variant 3: "If you are going to intervene, intervene." Instead, the _resident waits until chemical weapons are out of storage, primed and ready. Then he puts the troops in harm's way. Just like waiting for Iran to get a functional nuke.

Prayers for our troops.

14 posted on 12/06/2012 7:58:21 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
"The arrival of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of the 11 US Navy aircraft carriers that has the capacity to hold thousands of men, is now stationed at the coast of Syria, DEBKAfile reports. "

Reason.com is using the same source as RT.

15 posted on 12/06/2012 8:09:01 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
...indicating US preperation for a potential ground intervention.

Intervention?? No, an intervention is what Oprah or Dr Phil conducts. When you send military into a foreign country it is called "invasion."

The little man with cheeks of tan was handed an array of "toys" with which he should never have been entrusted.

16 posted on 12/06/2012 8:43:09 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Is this how he plans to get rid of the military? Cannon fodder.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 8:51:11 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
The USS Eisenhower...arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preperation for a potential ground intervention.

Good God, imagine if Bush were in the White House... the "media" and their democrat bosses would be literally and shrilly screaming for heads.

18 posted on 12/06/2012 9:01:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All
Comment:

Time to smell the coffee.

Syria is one more revolution that is part of arab spring operation. Brought to us by the globalist/elites.

Essentially these revolutions are Globalist / Soros revolutions that the State Dept provides funding for through USAID and other programs. The US Military is used, as it was in Libya, to keep the target nation from using large air campaigns to defeat the insurgency. The CIA is used where necessary (as these are official U.S. operations).

Please read the State Depts own websites. It's there, it's just not put on TV so no one knows about it. Who sits and reads the State Dept websites ? Almost no one.

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19 posted on 12/06/2012 9:24:01 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Grampa Dave
The Ike carries a compliment(sic) of 6,287 sailors including the air jocks and their crew.

That figure might have been the max TO when the boat was launched but there are not that many bodies on the Ike. Ships company is about 3200 with ~2000 attached to the CVW.

20 posted on 12/06/2012 9:34:00 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Uhhhh...

Eisenhower has been decommissioned...


21 posted on 12/06/2012 9:47:19 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: joe fonebone

I believe you mean USS Enterprise which was just decommissioned on 1 december.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 9:54:11 AM PST by Jim Ralls
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Two ?’s

Where are you getting your data?

Is the navy having problems staffing its ships with qualified personnel?


23 posted on 12/06/2012 9:57:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: AU72

Do they have the ability to destroy seran gas without spreading it?


24 posted on 12/06/2012 10:05:31 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: RitchieAprile
That would be prudent. Assad is said to be considering the Samson scenario with his chemweps.

That is what the idiots running the west right now do not realize. They cannot get Assad to leave by offering him asylum. He represents a significant ethnic group. It is not just about him. If he leaves, his entire extended ethnic family of thousands, will be killed and tortured by the Islamic Insurgents and Sunni Rebels.

25 posted on 12/06/2012 10:07:50 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: upcountryhorseman
Do they have the ability to destroy seran gas without spreading it?

That is what they tried to do during the first Gulf War. They bombed all of Saddams facilities. Later on they discovered that bombing the facilities released the elements into the immediate area. In Iraq they were located out in the dessert. In Syria they are located close to residential areas. One of the bombed facilities in Iraq, was damaged so bad that the UN could not even enter the facility. They just sealed it and left it there. After the final war to remove Saddam, the facility was still there and still sealed by the UN. So the claim that WMD was not in Iraq was patently false, as every thing else that ever came out of the Oligarchies mouth. They initially left the facility sealed, then came back and found that the facility had been entered and cleaned out of its WMD. No one knows who got the stuff.

So if the US wants to continue its primary objective in the Middle East and Africa, which appears to be getting WMD into the hands of Islamic terrorists, then they will bomb his facilities by air.

26 posted on 12/06/2012 10:16:51 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Grampa Dave
Where are you getting your data?

The fleet.

Is the navy having problems staffing its ships with qualified personnel?

The Navy is being forced to do more with less. Technology improvements have reduced the required number of bodies but the Navy is shrinking and a lot of sailors are getting RIF'd. The CVW alone requires fewer mechanics, technicians, pilots, etc. ...

27 posted on 12/06/2012 10:25:21 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Jim Ralls

eisenhower... enterprise..

both start with an E and have ten letters...

ooppppsss


28 posted on 12/06/2012 10:36:06 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Interesting as I’ve always understood Reason was extremely left wing. I’ll have to drop by, and read there one of these days.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 11:38:27 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
To me, the most interesting question is: why is Obama in such a hurry to have the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamist groups take over one country after another after another?

Whatever the reason is, it almost certainly can't be good.

30 posted on 12/06/2012 11:39:00 AM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Well now. This is interesting. Any experts want to comment ?

Syria video purports to show use of white phosphorus

31 posted on 12/06/2012 11:58:35 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Another fine mess the Oligarchy has gotten us into.

Syrian rebels seize El Saphira near big chemical weapons store

32 posted on 12/06/2012 12:18:26 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: PieterCasparzen
"The US Military is used, as it was in Libya, to keep the target nation from using large air campaigns to defeat the insurgency."

Once-removed, since the critical portion of the Libyan air campaign was conducted by NATO read: French and British using a mix of their own craft and those purchased from US...

33 posted on 12/06/2012 2:19:37 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: StAnDeliver; All

Soros funded org...

http://www.avaaz.org/en/highlights—human-rights.php

“Funded by donations from almost 30,000 Avaazers, an Avaaz team is working closely with the leadership of democracy movements in Syria, Yemen, Libya and more to get them high-tech phones and satellite internet modems, connect them to the world’s top media outlets, and provide communications advice. We’ve seen the power of this engagement — where our support to activists has created global media cycles with footage and eyewitness accounts that our team helps distribute to CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and others. The courage of these activists is unbelievable — a skype message read ‘state security searching the house, my laptop battery dying, if not online tomorrow I’m dead or arrested’. He’s ok, and together we’re helping to get his and many other voices out to the world. “


34 posted on 12/06/2012 2:39:55 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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Thanks Laissez-faire capitalist. NATO: Libya: Moslem Brotherhood: The Party of Treason: Hamas: Iran: Egypt:
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