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US to send 50 years old super-carrier USS Enterprise to Persian Gulf ~ link ~ The Enterprise had some necessary work completed recently to make it fully sea-worthy for its last deployment mission. Lately it has been on sea-trials in the Atlantic. It is a grand old warship, the only member of its class, and the first nuclear powered massive super-carrier built. It is now 50 years old. If you were a evil satanic jerk, determined to sacrifice an American super-carrier, in order to the get the American people all fired up for yet another war, and did not want to lose a newer super-carrier to a False Flag attack, this is the one that you would send. It will be in the Middle East in March. Stirling
On board of the oldest US aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, Panetta told the crowd of 1,700 sailors that the 50-year-old ship is heading to the Persian Gulf region in a direct message to Tehran.
“The reason we maintain a presence in the Middle East ... We want them to know that we are fully prepared to deal with any contingency and it's better for them to try to deal with us through diplomacy," Panetta said.
The USS Enterprise is the oldest active duty ship in the American naval fleet and its mission dates back to the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and the Vietnam War.
Panetta: USS Enterprise super-carrier battle group to transit Strait of Hormuz in March ~ link ~ The war whores just can't wait. A perfect opportunity to bait the Iranians, and if/when they don't take the bait, for a "perfect" False Flag attack that will truly piss off the American people! Stirling
His statement gave Iran a time frame for responding to the US ultimatum, just over a month. If by March, Tehran has not accepted the offer to negotiate, President Barack Obama will order the Enterprise to sail through the Strait of Hormuz.
According to final results issued by the High Elections Committee on Saturday, the hardline Islamist Nour Party won 29 percent of list seats. The secular New Wafd and the Egyptian Bloc coalition came third and fourth respectively.
Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told a news conference after a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo that the Arab League would take its initiative to the UN Security Council and ask for its endorsement.