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Media: France To Send Nuclear Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf
Trend ^ | February 1, 2012

Posted on 02/01/2012 7:37:48 AM PST by Strategy

France will send a "Charles de Gaulle" nuclear aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, Interfax reported citing Israeli media.

It is expected that in March-April at least four U.S. and French aircraft carrier battle groups will be placed in East of Persian Gulf, according to Interfax.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: iran; islam; israel; middleeast; navair
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1 posted on 02/01/2012 7:37:54 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Strategy

The tugs should have it there by July...


2 posted on 02/01/2012 7:40:46 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: magslinger

ping


3 posted on 02/01/2012 7:40:46 AM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: Strategy
France will send a "Charles de Gaulle" nuclear aircraft carrier

Shouldn't that read The Charles de Gaulle nuclear aircraft carrier, since the Charles de Gaulle is a class of one?

4 posted on 02/01/2012 7:41:12 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Strategy

Need somebody there in case a surrender is warranted.


5 posted on 02/01/2012 7:41:43 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Strategy

Seems they could surrender with a much smaller ship.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 7:43:21 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Strategy

Has France given indicated which side they plan to fight on?

Perhaps they’ll wait to see how things go before deciding.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 7:45:21 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Strategy
French aircraft carrier? They're gonna need a really big white flag.
8 posted on 02/01/2012 7:45:54 AM PST by moovova ("Obama Bulbs" - That's what I call the new CFL light bulbs...because they're not too bright.)
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To: Wurlitzer
Well that will give the submariners a headache....

I recall the comment earlier about the noise from the washing machines could be heard underwater for thousands of miles..

(Who knew they washed their clothes..? )

And I hope they fixed the glass in the tower that frosted over.

9 posted on 02/01/2012 7:46:27 AM PST by spokeshave (Mitt will release his tax returns when 0bambi releases his Birth Certificate and grades)
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To: spokeshave
...and don't forget to bring a spare propeller...the last one fell off.
10 posted on 02/01/2012 7:47:54 AM PST by spokeshave (Mitt will release his tax returns when 0bambi releases his Birth Certificate and grades)
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To: Strategy

LOL!
MSM tries to make the carrier seem as though it’s a floating nuclear bomb......

“Nuclear Aircraft Carrier!!!!!” OMG!!!


11 posted on 02/01/2012 7:48:03 AM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: spokeshave
...and don't forget to bring a spare propeller...the last one fell off.
12 posted on 02/01/2012 7:48:14 AM PST by spokeshave (Mitt will release his tax returns when 0bambi releases his Birth Certificate and grades)
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To: MNlurker
The tugs should have it there by July...

....ouch...

13 posted on 02/01/2012 7:49:19 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Strategy
Errata.

(L)USS Enterprise---(R)Charles de Gaulle

14 posted on 02/01/2012 7:50:03 AM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: JimRed

Actually the Royal navy is the home of surrender in the modern era. The Iranians kicked their ass with a motor launch, in sight of their ship. The French navy has been tough on pirates. And the Indians are the most harsh.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 7:55:49 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Strategy

How many nuclear aircraft does it carry?


16 posted on 02/01/2012 7:55:49 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Theoria

How appropriate. I see tinges of yellow on the flight deck of the de Gaulle.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 7:56:08 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: mkjessup

From the wash it looks like one of the propellers had fallen off right before the picture was taken...


18 posted on 02/01/2012 8:02:19 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: Theoria

Holy cow. Where the frick are all their assests? What a joke!


19 posted on 02/01/2012 8:03:57 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: Strategy

The “Charles de Gaulle:” You know a nation does not have a serious naval tradition when they have to name their best ships after guys who served in the ARMY. I mean, why not call it the “Jean-Francois Darlan?”


20 posted on 02/01/2012 8:06:00 AM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: Strategy

French aircraft carrier - does it steam fastest in reverse?


21 posted on 02/01/2012 8:08:35 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: henkster
You know a nation does not have a serious naval tradition when they have to name their best ships after guys who served in the ARMY

You mean like the U.S.S. Eisenhower?

22 posted on 02/01/2012 8:12:09 AM PST by curmudgeonII (Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.)
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To: curmudgeonII

Which would be a ship of the Nimitz class?


23 posted on 02/01/2012 8:16:09 AM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: real saxophonist

Their Rafale and Super Etendard jets can carry a supersonic cruise missile which comes with a nuclear warhead and a range of approximate 300 miles. I believe even USN tactical fighters don’t have a similar systems.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 8:16:23 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: moovova

They’ll probably volunteer to be at the front to ensure the HUGE white flag can be seen.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 8:18:47 AM PST by rktman
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To: Theoria

Hmmm?! Lots of brown stains on the flight deck. Ques que cais? Merde?


26 posted on 02/01/2012 8:20:24 AM PST by rktman
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To: henkster
You know a nation does not have a serious naval tradition when they have to name their best ships after guys who served in the ARMY


27 posted on 02/01/2012 8:21:34 AM PST by Oztrich Boy
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To: Theoria

Why does the French carrier look so scuzzy and dirty?

Maybe because it is?


28 posted on 02/01/2012 8:23:23 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: sukhoi-30mki

“Super Etendard jets”

The 50’s called. They want their planes back.


29 posted on 02/01/2012 8:25:16 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Not to mention the Harry S. Truman and the Ronald W. Reagan. Both Army vets.


30 posted on 02/01/2012 8:29:04 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: JimRed

more of the same predictable ignorant and stupid francophobisms...


31 posted on 02/01/2012 8:29:29 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Actually I was jokingly implying nuclear ‘powered’ aircraft, but that’s interesting information.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 8:29:58 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Yo-Yo
Shouldn't that read The Charles de Gaulle nuclear aircraft carrier, since the Charles de Gaulle is a class of one?

Not only is it the only French nuclear aircraft carrier, it is the only French aircraft carrier, period.

33 posted on 02/01/2012 8:31:13 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: Tucker39

Some of the support vehicles on the aircraft are yellow, and I think parts of the ship have markings in yellow for different sections. shrug. It does look ‘yellow’.


34 posted on 02/01/2012 8:31:41 AM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Strategy

It is possible they have already surrendered to Iran. They let Iran have their Battleship as part of the surrender?


35 posted on 02/01/2012 8:49:12 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Strategy

Menage a` Une


36 posted on 02/01/2012 8:53:48 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (It runs on champagne? Who knew?)
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To: Theoria

Where are the topless french babes sunbathing on the flight deck?


37 posted on 02/01/2012 8:55:13 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: RitchieAprile

“more of the same predictable ignorant and stupid francophobisms...”

French history is what it is and some of these remarks are couched in that reality. However, President Sarkozy is a tad sterner than his predecessors of recent years so the placement of the French carrier in the Arabian Gulf should not be seen as an empty nor idle gesture.


38 posted on 02/01/2012 9:00:26 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: spokeshave

I was on the JFK when her anchor fell off...right outside Marseille.


39 posted on 02/01/2012 9:22:47 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Theoria

IS that paint scheme camouflage or rust on the CDG, which is 36 years newer than the USS Enterprise?


40 posted on 02/01/2012 9:40:06 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: RitchieAprile

I like France, but that doesn’t negate the problems that have occurred with the Charles De Gaulle.


41 posted on 02/01/2012 9:42:14 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Strategy

Hope the props are torqued up tight, the AC and toilets are working. God speed and good sailing.


42 posted on 02/01/2012 9:45:36 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Theoria

Big “E” says to Little “C”, “HEY STUBBY!!!”

or...

My postage stamp is bigger than your postage stamp!!!


43 posted on 02/01/2012 9:46:42 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Theoria; All

Big “E” says to Little “C”, “HEY STUBBY!!!”

or...

My postage stamp is bigger than your postage stamp!!!


44 posted on 02/01/2012 9:46:47 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stuartcr

I remember hearing about that...Sorry for yer loss...[snicker]

At least you didn’t have the Rep that the “Danger Ranger” had...


45 posted on 02/01/2012 9:49:52 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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They probably only have “yellow” dye markers as well for those amphibious operations...

“Queeg Approved” dye markers...;-)


46 posted on 02/01/2012 9:53:25 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

No, just collisions, fires, missiles and planes falling into the water.


47 posted on 02/01/2012 9:55:22 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Strategy

Greenpeace acting up again?


48 posted on 02/01/2012 10:06:41 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Theoria

Is that a helicopter on the runway of the de gaulle?

I like how the Enterprise already has 2 aircraft ready to go on their runway. Locked and loaded, the American way!


49 posted on 02/01/2012 10:48:48 AM PST by Marko413
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To: RitchieAprile

Agreed.

In WW1, the French lost 1.4 million men, out of a population of just 39 and a half million. The US had only about 115,000 military deaths in that conflict, out a population of over 90 million.

In WW2, almost 100,000 Frenchmen perished fighting in the Battle for France, over a time peroid of less then 40 days. Another 100,000 or so French troops died fighting in Free French Forces, making for a total of over 200,000 military dead out of a population of 41 and a half million. The US saw 415,000 military deaths over the course of four years of fighting, out of a population of over 131 million.

In the War in Indochina, the French suffered more then 75,000 deaths out of a population of 40 million. The US lost 58,000 troops in the Vietnam War, out of a population of 194 million.

In the war in French Algeria, more then 25,000 French troops died.

Well, the way I see it, the French might not have a very good track record at winning wars, but there is a big difference between that and cowardice.


50 posted on 02/01/2012 11:14:33 AM PST by JerseyanExile
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