october suprise-major firepower edition

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stumpjumper, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    from infowars:
    Naval Update: T-Minus One Week Until Arabian Sea Destination Reached

    Zero Hedge
    Oct 5, 2012

    The news surrounding the Middle East, particularly Iran and Syria, may come and go in waves, but for the most part it is loud political grandstanding, jawboning and largely noise. Or rather, it will be noise until these two catalytic events occur: the third US Aircraft carrier (CVN-74 Stennis) and the second big deck amphibious warfare ship (LHA-5 Peleliu), both dispatched as of several weeks ago with a destination the 5th US Fleet headquartered in Bahrain, reach their target – the Arabian Sea, located by the Straits of Hormuz and right next to Iran. As the following naval update map from Stratfor shows, both are now within a week of reaching their destination: conveniently so with at least two weeks to go until the presidential election. Needless to say, once on location, the naval and airborne support for any offensive operation, especially those launched during new moon cycles, will be simply suffocating.
    seems curious to me. nothing like provoking the iranians into doing something stupid.
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