Someone’s trying to make a point by making the Big “E’s” move extra news worthy. It’s last cruise was announced weeks ago so maybe there’s sentiment to give Her one last show? She’ll retire after this deployment. And don’t worry about the Big “E”-—after all she survived McCain and his buddies who tried to sink her off Oahu about 1968-—She pulled into Pearl where I helped put Her back in shape and as a side note she’s the last remaining US Navy ship that I actually worked on that’s still in service——so I’m a touch sentimental about the old rocket sled.
More to the point-—there already was two US carriers in the Gulf area before Enterprise got there-—Abe and Vinson. And according to my wall map where I keep track of carrier groups, the Bush is still in the Mediteranean area and that makes FOUR within a night’s ride of Immanutjob’s digs. Granted the Navy fails to keep me posted on its every move but my own Big Weegee Board works pretty good.
Finally, I’ve said for years that if more than two carrier groups wind up in the Gulf at the same time, as Saddam found out, then it’s extremely likely someone is going to get a really Excedreen Headache number 9. To mismangle General Patton if your Mojo is working good you need to sent up a “good mission “ prayer for our Fleet sailors in the ME. This whole Iran thing might be out of Obamuzzie’s hands.
Finally, Ive said for years that if more than two carrier groups wind up in the Gulf at the same time, as Saddam found out
6 carrier battle groups in Desert Storm
Thank you so very much for your service keeping our ships in tip top shape! I'm sure you do have some heart strings to this baby....I would too!
It couldn't have been Senator McCain he was captured October 26, 1967 after launching off the USS Oriskany. He was in the Hilton right after the Forestall fire that occurred July 1967 in which he was onboard at the time.
Politically I'm not a McCain fan and far from it. But his actions in that fire were heroic. Some rumors are on the net that his plane launched the rocket that set off the fire. That too is false. His plane was positioned in a manner that made it impossible. I've found the aircraft spotting diagram for when the fire broke out. It couldn't have been him. Nor could he have possibly been onboard at Big E's fire 14 January, 1969.