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Naval Update: T-Minus One Week Until Arabian Sea Destination Reached

Posted By admin On October 5, 2012 @ 3:24 am In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Zero Hedge [1]
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 [2]) and the second big deck amphibious warfare ship (LHA-5 Peleliu [3]), 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.

Naval Update: T Minus One Week Until Arabian Sea Destination Reached Naval Update 10 3 12 2 0 [4]


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[1] Zero Hedge: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-04/naval-update-t-minus-one-week-until-arabian-sea-destination-reached

[2] CVN-74 Stennis: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/us-aircraft-carrier-stennis-now-en-route-join-enterprise-and-eisenhower-just-iranian-coast

[3] LHA-5 Peleliu: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/4000-marines-headed-middle-east-part-peleliu-amphibious-group-dispatch

[4] Image: http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2012/09-2/Naval_Update_10-3-12_2.jpg

[5] US Naval Update: To The Shores Of Tripoli: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-naval-update-to-the-shores-of-tripoli.html

[6] Iran Launches Week-Long Straits Of Hormuz Naval Drill On Friday, Next To US Aircraft Carrier: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-launches-week-long-straits-of-hormuz-naval-drill-on-friday-next-to-us-aircraft-carrier.html

[7] US Naval Update: It’s A Mediterranean Party And The Enterprise Is Invited – Libyan Endgame Expected Within 5-7 Days: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-naval-update-its-a-mediterranean-party-and-the-enterprise-is-invited-libyan-endgame-expected-within-5-7-days.html

[8] And Meanwhile, In The Arabian Sea…: http://www.prisonplanet.com/and-meanwhile-in-the-arabian-sea.html

[9] As Egypt Decides Whether To Allow Iran Warships To Pass Suez, Here Is An Update Of US Naval Deployments: http://www.prisonplanet.com/as-egypt-decides-whether-to-allow-iran-warships-to-pass-suez-here-is-an-update-of-us-naval-deployments.html

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