U.S. aircraft carrier deploys to Gulf, Navy says unrelated to 'specific threats'
U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran 's top nuclear scientist, although the U.S. Navy said on Saturday the deployment was not related to any specific threat.
Reuters Staff2 Min ReadFILE PHOTO: Sailors man the rails as aircraft carrier USS Nimitz with Carrier Strike Group 11, and some 7,500 sailors and airmen depart for a 6 month deployment in the Western Pacific from San Diego, California, U.S., June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the U.S. Navy said on Saturday the deployment was not related to any specific threat.“There were no specific threats that triggered the return of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group,” Commander Rebecca Rebarich, spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, said in an emailed statement after the carrier deployed on Wednesday.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian scientist suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme, was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday, threatening to provoke a new confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. headtopics.com
Rebarich said the redeployment was related to a U.S. drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan.“This action ensures we have sufficient capability available to respond to any threat and to deter any adversary from acting against our troops during the force reduction,” she said.
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war economics....when the economy drops invade a country rinse and repeat. I wouldn't put it beyond Trump to start a war just to give Biden a (deadly) headache to sort out from day one. As usual, we are there the increase tensions and threaten everyone. We bought those useless instant reefs with borrowed money, so now we need to find an excuse for them.
WARMONGERING !!!!!!! Persian_Gulf FAKE journalists/news agency use FAKE names. You don't seem to know your history. Clearly related to specific events then. US foreign policy is a comedy of infantilism and incompetence Why didn't you say so before?.. For a moment, I honestly thought it was to intimidate Iran.. silly me.. 🙄
AAAAAAAAAAND there it is - the truth; Just watch in a few days or in a few weeks these same denials are going to be 'Iran attacked our ships' Oh it's just a coincidence everybody. Just like before when they tried to fake an attack by Iran. They did the same thing. It was unrelated and then it turned out nope, it was not only related, they tried to start a war because of it.
I don't think Iran is going to retaliate where the US and Israel want, my best guess is they will make some US diplomats disappear, probably in Africa or Asia, we may never hear about it. Unrelated to specific threats? That's for those who do not see the glaring threats. An aircraft carrier group can guard Oil supplies but is no deterrent to Muslim findamentalists as 9/11 showed. America should brace itself by warning it's citizens around the world to be cautious.
We all know better by now! First, kill an atomic scientist in Iran and then place the boat there in case the Iranians respond! Who is the terrorist here? 😡 Providing cover for imminent troop withdrawal. Which Gulf? America uses propaganda (the media), sanctions & Military intervention to maintain colonialism! Colonialism is unsustainable! Blackmen Blackwomen Africa Iran Iraq Syria Turkey Israel Chad Eritrea Ethiopia Ghana Gambia Gabon IvoryCoast Jordan Egypt Kenya Libya
Expect a false flag blamed on Iran to trigger a war with the US. It's coming, wait for it. Hmmmm.... 😶😶😶😶 45 is deliberately trying stir trouble in the Middle East to invoke emergency rule! Iran will not take the bait, as hard as the US and Israel may try. There are 11 carrier groups. 9 in us. One forward deployed to japan. This is big news
I told you so. There will be an air strike on Iran before Trump leaves the White House because there had never been a meeting between Israel and Riad but surprisingly Pompeo brought them together: It’s time to seal the deal 🤝 The Anti-Iran coalition has been successfully forged! 5th fleet is active since 1991 Which indicates that one carrier is always there and active
So the assassinate someone integral to Iranian interests and then sent a carrier group to intimidate Iran into doing nothing about it strategy. Oh and see no responsibility in Iran supporting insurgency against you. trump is hoping for another hurricane to try and sink it 2 Two months before the end, donald Dump wants to play a little war to distract from his electoral defeat, because he finds no evidence that the elections were a fake. But legally,
As if they ever tell us the truth Can't trust a damn thing the US says I can hear McCain singing, BOMB BOMB BOMB, BOMB BOMB IRAN Did somebody say bomb!? It rhymes with Iran