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    U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    April 20, 2015

    The U.S. is sending an aircraft carrier to the Yemeni coast to join a growing fleet of ships keeping watch on an Iranian flotilla that defense officials suspect may be carrying arms for Houthi fighters in Yemen. U.S. military officials said they are monitoring as many as nine Iranian ships suspected of carrying arms bound for Yemen, where Iran’s regional rival Saudi Arabia has been conducting airstrikes against the Houthis for nearly a month. U.S. officials said the arrival of the USS Theodore Roosevelt will raise to 12 the total number of U.S. Navy vessels in the Gulf of Aden, where Saudi and Egyptian ships are also stationed as the situation in Yemen deteriorates.
    The US is concerned that Iran may be shipping surface-to-air missiles to the Houthi rebels in Yemen that would endanger Saudi coalition jet fighters carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions. The guided-missile destroyer USS Normandy accompanied the Roosevelt. The USS Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship carrying 2,000 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is also off the coast of Yemen.

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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    The Republicans that want another war should be thrilled with the idea.
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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    The Republicans that want another war should be thrilled with the idea.
    Regardless, the deployment of the Roosevelt to Yemen was ordered by a Democrat CIC. It's entirely Obama's initiative as is the mid-flight refueling of coalition combat aircraft.

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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
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    The US is concerned that Iran may be shipping surface-to-air missiles to the Houthi rebels in Yemen that would endanger Saudi coalition jet fighters carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions. The guided-missile destroyer USS Normandy accompanied the Roosevelt. The USS Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship carrying 2,000 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is also off the coast of Yemen.
    I wonder, if just being there will be enough. Should it not be, what exactly does one want to do? It is not good precedence to wield your club with a roar and then whimper, when the bad guys don't go away.

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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Regardless, the deployment of the Roosevelt to Yemen was ordered by a Democrat CIC. It's entirely Obama's initiative as is the mid-flight refueling of coalition combat aircraft.
    That is, what bothers me. It looks and smells a lot like other red lines in the sand and options on tables this administration has bragged with.

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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Something must be happening for us to send in a battle group from another fleet. The 5th usually patrols that area.
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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Regardless, the deployment of the Roosevelt to Yemen was ordered by a Democrat CIC. It's entirely Obama's initiative as is the mid-flight refueling of coalition combat aircraft.
    ... but to watch Iran, from your own OP. Just saying now that we have a couple of battle groups in on this it seems clear we are gunning to do more than we do now, and that makes Republicans pretty damn happy.
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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    The Republicans that want another war should be thrilled with the idea.
    Hopefully you'll be insisting that Obama request a Declaration of War.
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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hopefully you'll be insisting that Obama request a Declaration of War.
    If it comes to yet more military action in the region, why would I not?
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    Re: U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier to Help Monitor Iranian Ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
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    The US is concerned that Iran may be shipping surface-to-air missiles to the Houthi rebels in Yemen that would endanger Saudi coalition jet fighters carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions. The guided-missile destroyer USS Normandy accompanied the Roosevelt. The USS Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship carrying 2,000 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is also off the coast of Yemen.
    Looks like Obama didn't like the Iranian's response to his Nuke deal.

    Now he's squeezing Iran's ability to arm and supply the rebel forces they are supporting in their proxy war in Yemen.

    Could only help, but really, it seems like it's far too little far too late from Obama.
    Last edited by eohrnberger; 04-21-15 at 09:44 AM.
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