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US aircraft carrier sent to block Iranian shipments to Yemen

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    A U.S. aircraft carrier has been dispatched to waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to block any Iranian shipments to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen.

    The U.S. Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea amid reports that a convoy of about eight Iranian ships is heading toward Yemen and possibly carrying arms for the Houthis.

    A Navy official confirmed to Fox News that the USS Theodore Roosevelt -- along with her escort ship, the USS Normandy, a guided-missile cruiser -- left the Persian Gulf on Sunday en route for the Arabian Sea, to help enforce the blockade.

    Tensions are rising in the region even as the U.S. and five other world powers scramble to strike a final deal with Iran on its nuclear program by the end of June. The fighting in Yemen, where U.S. ally Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition against the Iran-backed rebels, is complicating matters.

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, without commenting specifically on any Navy movements, said the U.S. has concerns about Iran's "continued support" for the Houthis.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-carrier-and-escort-ship-in-yemeni-waters-to/
     
  2. church mouse guy

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    This doesn't make sense. We can trust the Iranians and we are at peace with them until they finish building the nuclear bomb to drop on colonialists only. Let's just hope that we are there for the weather and the splendid sailing and not for any military reason or for any military executions. However, I did notice that John Kerry had a long face....
     
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    The beginning of the END???


    ...... for Kerry and Obama's nuke pack with Iran. Looks like things are going to come to a head. Will shots be fired? Not by Obama's cum by ya administration. But he may be forced to fire back.:flower:
     
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