Skip to comments.Aircraft Carrier Heads to Persian Gulf as Iran Warning
Posted on 01/04/2007 9:30:56 PM PST by nuconvert
Aircraft Carrier Heads to Persian Gulf as Iran Warning NewsMax.com Wires
Jan. 4, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is scheduled to leave the United States this month for the Persian Gulf region in a Naval buildup aimed partly as a warning to Iran.
Officials decided to send the Stennis strike group on top of a carrier group already in the region on a request late last year from the U.S. Central Command, the military unit in charge of activities there as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the Defense Department perfers not to publicly announce upcoming ship movements for security reasons.
Pentagon officials said last month that the extra ships would serve as a show of force to Iran, at odds with the United States over its nuclear program and alleged support of violence in Iraq. They said the ships also would be available to help in the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - and possibly nearby in Indian Ocean waters off the coast of Somalia, a lawless nation that authorities say has been a haven for Islamic radicals.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower left its Norfolk, Va., port in September and is already in the gulf region. The Stennis is homeported in Bremerton, Wash.
They outta flatten Mogadishu.
An aircraft carrier named the USS Eisenhower I can understand, but why is this Stennis politician such a important figure that a carrier would be named after him? What was he, another leftist politician, anybody know?
Stennis was a very long serving Senator from Mississippi, strong on defense and involved in defense appropriations for many years.
Now I can have nice peaceful dreams./
Go Johnny Reb!!
Shut your mouth!! Mr. John was a long serving Senator from Mississippi who worked hard to make sure the military always had what it needed.
No leftist politician would be held in such high regard by the military.
Ahmadinejob: "Wow... that's big!"
"..A senior Pentagon official said Thursday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the Defense Department perfers not to publicly annouonce upcoming ship movements for security reasons."... So, why is he telling the whole world?
Forty thousand additional US Troops to Iraq, and an aircraft carrier to Iran's neighborhood?
A Senator from Alabama or Mississippi. A strong supporter of the military if memory serves me..
Thanks, ya'll, for filling me in on John Stennis. A strong supporter of the military, no less. Great man, great name, great ship.
Why? It's now occupied by the Ethiopians (Mostly Christians), who are running the Somali Branch of the Jihad, plus some Al Qaeda, to ground as we type.
He still wasn't worth a carrier.
He was from Mississippi. Naval Base Meridian, MS. had/has a building (training center) located on the grounds named The Stennis Center.
Tell me - one of the Southern Democrats who opposed civil rights? That's not exactly someone I consider to be worthy of an aircraft carrier that represents freedom to the oppressed around the globe.
NASA also named a facility after him - the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
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