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  1. #1 Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran,preparing for a naval blockade ! 
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    Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran


    I Just noticed the name :Operation Brimstone !

    "This means war I tell you/Mahmoud Ahmadinejad off !":D

    Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. The massive war games included a US Navy supercarrier battle group, an US Navy expeditionary carrier battle group, a Royal Navy carrier battle group, a More.. French nuclear hunter-killer submarine plus a large number of US Navy cruisers, destroyers and frigates playing the "enemy force".

    The lead American ship in these war games, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) and its Carrier Strike Group Two (CCSG-2) are now headed towards Iran along with the USS Ronald Reagon (CVN76) and its Carrier Strike Group Seven (CCSG-7) coming from Japan.

    Northrop X47b UCAS's over the Operation Brimstone flotilla

    They are joining two existing USN battle groups in the Gulf area: the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) with its Carrier Strike Group Nine (CCSG-9); and the USS Peleliu (LHA-5) with its expeditionary strike group.

    Likely also under way towards the Persian Gulf is the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) and its expeditionary strike group, the UK Royal Navy HMS Ark Royal (R07) carrier battle group, assorted French naval assets including the nuclear hunter-killer submarine Amethyste and French Naval Rafale fighter jets on-board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. These ships took part in the just completed Operation Brimstone.

    The build up of naval forces in the Gulf will be one of the largest multi-national naval armadas since the First and Second Gulf Wars. The intent is to create a US/EU naval blockade (which is an Act of War under international law) around Iran (with supporting air and land elements) to prevent the shipment of benzene and certain other refined oil products headed to Iranian ports. Iran has limited domestic oil refining capacity and imports 40% of its benzene. Cutting off benzene and other key products would cripple the Iranian economy. The neo-cons are counting on such a blockade launching a war with Iran.

    The US Naval forces being assembled include the following:

    Carrier Strike Group Nine
    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) nuclear powered supercarrier
    with its Carrier Air Wing Two
    Destroyer Squadron Nine:
    USS Mobile Bay (CG53) guided missile cruiser
    USS Russell (DDG59) guided missile destroyer
    USS Momsen (DDG92) guided missile destroyer
    USS Shoup (DDG86) guided missile destroyer
    USS Ford (FFG54) guided missile frigate
    USS Ingraham (FFG61) guided missile frigate
    USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG60) guided missile frigate
    USS Curts (FFG38) guided missile frigate
    Plus one or more nuclear hunter-killer submarines

    Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group
    USS Peleliu (LHA-5) a Tarawa-class amphibious assault carrier
    USS Pearl Harbor (LSD52) assult ship
    USS Dubuque (LPD8) assult ship/landing dock
    USS Cape St. George (CG71) guided missile cruiser
    USS Halsey (DDG97) guided missile destroyer
    USS Benfold (DDG65) guided missile destroyer

    Carrier Strike Group Two
    USS Theodore Roosevelt (DVN71) nuclear powered supercarrier
    with its Carrier Air Wing Eight
    Destroyer Squadron 22
    USS Monterey (CG61) guided missile cruiser
    USS Mason (DDG87) guided missile destroyer
    USS Nitze (DDG94) guided missile destroyer
    USS Sullivans (DDG68) guided missile destroyer

    USS Springfield (SSN761) nuclear powered hunter-killer submarine

    IWO ESG ~ Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group
    USS Iwo Jima (LHD7) amphibious assault carrier
    with its Amphibious Squadron Four
    and with its 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
    USS San Antonio (LPD17) assault ship
    USS Velia Gulf (CG72) guided missile cruiser
    USS Ramage (DDG61) guided missile destroyer
    USS Carter Hall (LSD50) assault ship
    USS Roosevelt (DDG80) guided missile destroyer

    USS Hartfore (SSN768) nuclear powered hunter-killer submarine

    Carrier Strike Group Seven
    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) nuclear powered supercarrier
    with its Carrier Air Wing 14
    Destroyer Squadron 7
    USS Chancellorsville (CG62) guided missile cruiser
    USS Howard (DDG83) guided missile destroyer
    USS Gridley (DDG101) guided missile destroyer
    USS Decatur (DDG73) guided missile destroyer
    USS Thach (FFG43) guided missile frigate
    USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) fast combat support ship

    Also likely to join the battle armada:

    UK Royal Navy HMS Ark Royal Carrier Strike Group with assorted guided missile destroyers and frigates, nuclear hunter-killer submarines and support ships

    French Navy nuclear powered hunter-killer submarines (likely the Amethyste and perhaps others),
    plus French Naval Rafale fighter jets operating off of the
    USS Theodore Roosevelt as the French Carrier

    Charles de Gaulle is in dry dock, and assorted surface warships


    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=704_1218207188
    Last edited by megimoo; 08-11-2008 at 03:16 PM.
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    Neo-cons? I never thought the British or French Neo-cons. And who is this Timithy guy, that I should believe him?
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    My father used to be stationed on the USS Monterey.
    I'm glad that was like 10yrs ago.
    Either way, that is an awful lot of ships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Rick View Post
    Neo-cons? I never thought the British or French Neo-cons. And who is this Timithy guy, that I should believe him?
    Here read about it here also !

    http://europebusines.blogspot.com/20...-for-iran.html
    http://www.infowars.com/?p=3849
    http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/35448
    http://www.propeller.com/story/2008/...eads-for-iran/

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    Interesting

    My brother heads to Diego Garcia in a week for a 1 year tour
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    I've never heard of Liveleak - is that a fairly trustworthy news source?

    Honestly, I've seen quite a few "US gears up for Iran attack" or "Fleet of ships heading to Iran" or "US will bomb Iran on this date" stories over the last two years - mostly on CU. I'm going to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism about this story until I see otherwise.
    Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
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    If this is an unpublished troop movement, there will be hell to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    I've never heard of Liveleak - is that a fairly trustworthy news source?

    Honestly, I've seen quite a few "US gears up for Iran attack" or "Fleet of ships heading to Iran" or "US will bomb Iran on this date" stories over the last two years - mostly on CU. I'm going to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism about this story until I see otherwise.
    Hey troll I've included several others and they all say the same thing.Chances are that the story is true don't you think ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    I've never heard of Liveleak - is that a fairly trustworthy news source?

    Honestly, I've seen quite a few "US gears up for Iran attack" or "Fleet of ships heading to Iran" or "US will bomb Iran on this date" stories over the last two years - mostly on CU. I'm going to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism about this story until I see otherwise.
    If you want to find out for sure try

    http://www.snopes.com
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    They are all the same story, right down to the same misspellings. Kind'a kicks the old BS meter up.

    Got anything else?
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