Why wasn't there a carrier and a Marine MEU in the Mediterranean on 9-11-12 ? Could it be that there was no money because Obama had already made $500 Billion Dollars in cuts to our military during his first term in the White House ? It seems to be the reason.
The U.S. Navy has five AOR's (Area of Responsibility), The Mediterranean being one of those AOR's and there's suppose to be a CSG (Carrier Strike Group) on station in each of those AOR's. The last I checked was last week and there was only one AOR where there was a carrier on station in it's assigned AOR.
Who's the Commander and Chief ? Who ever he is, he's one Hell of an incompetent Cn'C who's more concerned with gays serving in the military, friendly gender heads and latrines and putting girls on the front lines in combat units than making sure that the Navy is capable of carrying out it's mission.
The NeoCons. All the people at AEI and Heritage and Irving and Bill Kristol, Jean Kirkpatric, James Woolsey, Richard Perle, Scooter Libbey, Frank Gaffney, Michael Ledeen, Lynn Cheney, Robert Kagan, Max Boot, John R. Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Randy Scheunemann, Paul Wolfowitz, Norman Podhoretz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Daniel Bell, Robert Kaplan, Niall Ferguson, Charles Krauthammer, David Frum, .....Which "they" are you referring to?
Neoconservatism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"...So why did we invade Iraq? I believe it was the triumph of the so-called neo-conservative ideology, as well as Bush administration arrogance and incompetence that took America into this war of choice. . . . They obviously made a convincing case to a president with very limited national security and foreign policy experience, who keenly felt the burden of leading the nation in the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil." - Senator Chuck Hagel
Vietnam was ended by protests from both sides. "Hell no, we won't go."The Vietnam War was started by the Democrats and ended by the Republicans.
Now that you've demonstrated your lack of knowledge of side issues such as Abu Ghraib and Vietnam, why not continue your streak with your views on Benghazi, the topic of the thread?
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US NAVY - Fleets
>" Research of the Stennis’ location indicates that the aircraft carrier was oceans away from the scene on Sept. 11.
Deploying four months early, the flattop left its home port of Bremerton, Wash., on Aug. 22 and headed south to pick up the San Diego-based cruiser Mobile Bay and two North Island Naval Air Station helicopter squadrons.
The group sailed out of San Diego Bay on Sept. 1.
On Sept. 11, the ships were still in the Pacific, according to a Facebook video of a Sept. 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony held that day in the Stennis hangar bay and a Navy photo of the event.
On Sept. 15, the ship posted a Facebook video in which Gaouette said that the carrier group was in the Pacific, heading toward the Indian Ocean. In late September, the ship stopped in Malaysia. In early October, it performed exercises off Thailand with the aircraft carrier George Washington.
On Oct. 17, the strike group first entered the U. S. Fifth Fleet region, which is the Arabian Sea and surroundings.
A naval official familiar with the area said that only a warship located in the Mediterranean or Red seas might have helped the Americans attacked in Libya. "< Navy denies Stennis leader removed over Libya | UTSanDiego.com
You believe that? Then you will believe anything. Did they who this 'intelligence' was from???No, the CIA briefed Ambassador Susan Rice and in that briefing she was told that it was a spontaneous event and even Petraeus testified that the CIA received intelligence that indicated it was in response to the video.