Saturday, October 10, 2015

UPDATED: Why did US Navy pull US Aircraft Carrier out of Persian Gulf?

UPDATE:  October 17, 2015 - I'm going to bump this post to the top, due to new information of Russian radar and laser jamming capability--as currently being used in Syria by the Russian and Syrian forces.  Thanks to Penny for your Thoughts for this great catch!

UPDATE:  October 16, 2015 - The Saker has posted a map showing where the US Air Craft Carriers currently are based throughout the world.  For the first time in a long time, there are no US aircraft carriers in Europe...speculation runs rampant in the comments section that it's due to the Russian radar jamming device(s)

Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt

The US has had an aircraft carrier stationed in the Persian Gulf ever since 2007.  In the past week, the US Navy pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt out of the Gulf.  This sudden move, just when the Russian battleships, fitted with their pinpoint accuracy cruise missiles, sailed in to conduct a coordinated assault on the ISIS encampments in Syria.  Now...I ask myself...why would the US do this?  Why wouldn't the US want to maintain a strong presence in the Gulf...under such unprecedented circumstances?  The only hunch I could come up with was that the US Military realized that the Theodore Roosevelt was woefully inadequate to stand up to the Russian "threat"...by that, I mean the threat of the radar (Khibiny) jamming capacity of the Russian Airforce.  We wouldn't want a repeat of the ignominious "Donald Cook" incident, now would we? 

Perhaps the topic will come up when Russian and US military leaders get together this weekend to discuss air security in the Gulf.

7 comments:

Michael Rivero said...

The Roosevelt suffered a huge embarrassment during simulated war games in the Atlantic a while back, when a single French submarine succeeded in penetrating the Roosevelt's battle group and "sank" the carrier and a few of the escort ships as well.

American weapons may cost a lot of money and look very impressive, but it appears they are mostly a bluff, that Russia has now called!

greencrow said...

Hello Michael:

What an honour that you've come on my blog and made a comment! I say this because you've been one of my models and mentors all these years since 2001. Yes, this latest naval retreat is just another US military embarrassment swept under the mass media rug! When are Americans going to haul these criminals and traitors before the courts?!

gc

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greencrow said...

Hi Frank:

Thanks for the info. As my regular reader(s) know...I'm the most technologically disadvantaged blogger in the business. I've never heard of "stumbleupon". However, it's very encouraging to see the greencrow's gaining a bit of traction on the web.

Michael Rivero said...

Thanks for the comments. Sadly, my comments and my website are now blocked by a great many corporate media and even some independent media (of dubious agenda).

We have to use the tools still available to us.

greencrow said...

Upon further reflection, perhaps this "stumbleupon" is connected in some way to Facebook and/or Twitter...both of which I boycott. This aversion has cost me a lot of traffic coming to my blog but it's the price I believe necessary to pay--to avoid a lockstep Internet under ever watchful eyes.

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