Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The White House claimed that it was sending an aircraft carrier to the Sea of Japan as a message to North Korea. So why is it going in the opposite direction?

I am going to send our warships to North Korea as soon as somebody tells me where they are.
Courtesy of the New York Times:

As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior. 

The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.

White House officials said on Tuesday they were relying on guidance from the Defense Department. Officials there described a glitch-ridden sequence of events, from a premature announcement of the deployment by the military’s Pacific Command to an erroneous explanation by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — all of which perpetuated the false narrative that an American armada was racing toward the waters off North Korea. 

By the time the White House was asked about the Carl Vinson on April 11, its imminent arrival had been emblazoned on front pages across East Asia, fanning fears that Mr. Trump was considering a pre-emptive military strike on North Korea. It was portrayed as further evidence of the president’s muscular style two days after he ordered a missile strike on Syria while he and President Xi Jinping of China were finishing dessert during a meeting in Florida.

OMGD!

So let me get this straight. The Trump White House announced the deployment of an aircraft carrier, to the local media and to the world, without first checking to see if one was even available?

Apparently the only reason we even found this out is because the Navy posted this picture and details of its actual deployment on their official site.


But no worries. We are now being told that the carrier has changed course and is definitely headed toward North Korea.

No, seriously! They mean it this time!

Remind me, have we EVER seen this level of incompetence? 

39 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:27 PM

    The right wing is spinning this as some sort of higher-level chess move by 45, instead of the blunder that it really is.

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  2. Up is down. Down is up.
    Jump on this mole troll!

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  3. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Haha hahahahahahaha ! Right rudder , right rudder aye aye sir.
    What a fucking buffoon!trump is and idiot and the whole world knows it ! As are all of his imbecile , bombastic clowns. Welcome to trump circus. A bunch of inbred nincompoops!

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    1. Anonymous2:55 PM

      Elect a clown, expect a circus

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    2. Anonymous3:12 PM

      You are both so correct!

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  4. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Trump is so full of shit it's not even funny. What a horrid representative of America. He lies and bullies constantly! And, he's disliked throughout our country and the world! Who actually cast their vote for this asshole?

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  5. Back in the 60's we had McHale's Navy which was pretty odd from week to week. They always managed to get the job done and it was not an entire Navy wide problem. Just the one PT_109 boat and crew.

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  6. Anonymous2:57 PM

    So we have an air strike that cost a lot of money and did little damage, and a carrier that's using the wrong chart. Heck, yeah, we're right on track to Mr. Where's My Hairspray's point of no return.

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  7. This is just a horrible debacle. I can't imagine how fearful the Japanese people were, let alone So. Koreans. This snafu calls for some serious debate and no BS.

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    1. Anonymous3:42 PM

      No question about it. The question is ; whom is challenging these stupid behaviors?

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  8. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Trump is making a 'huge' mountain out of a molehill! He's creating the problem w/North Korea and should be impeached for being anti American and war mongering!

    IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH!

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  9. Anonymous3:46 PM

    This is not just the gang that couldn't shoot straight, this is the gang that needed to go to a huge deserted country like Afghanistan and drop a random bomb on a random place in order to hit SOMEthing and not be seen as missing all targets.

    But the good thing about that hit was they can lie and lie and lie about the numbers of trrrrrrists they killed because nobody knows or cares who was there- I noticed the number getting bigger and bigger for the length of the news cycle- same as for the bungle in Syria- so you know it's BS.

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  10. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Every time I see the plump face of Trump I want to smack him in his kisser! He has the weirdest mouth on any man I've ever seen. How ANY woman would want to kiss THAT is amazing! Damn, but he truly is one ugly dude - inside and out!

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    1. Anonymous5:40 AM

      I think I've figured out that hand gesture of his. He's practicing how to hold a tea cup properly when he visits the Queen (who I hope never has to lower her standards by granting our National Shame an audience).

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    2. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 4:24 and 5:40 so agree with both of you. Tks.

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  11. Anonymous5:04 PM

    The Russian Bombers were buzzing Alaska. Yep. A little fly by from putin. A gift for the toxic useful idiot pie hole fat slob liar aka occupier useful idiot ass ho in our wh.

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  12. Anonymous6:40 PM

    Hey if they keep going in the wrong direction, they will eventually circle the globe and end up in the right place.

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    1. Anonymous7:52 PM

      That is correct

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  13. Anonymous6:46 PM

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9vGw9xWAAA7nZc.jpg

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  14. Anonymous7:43 PM

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25af7dfeaf71abc211a44cef5fd2c2c4dfe2f346f33b8a6cfe19da729321fcd6.png

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  15. Anonymous7:49 PM

    The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was on it's way to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.

    What I don't understand is the sailors and officers communicate with their families by email and by satellite.

    Didn't anybody on that ship hear from their families that they were supposed to be on their way to the waters off of North Korea for possible WWIII?

    Did any families tell the media or anybody that the aircraft carrier is not going to Korea?

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  16. Anonymous7:51 PM

    Oooohhhh just imagine if President Obama was still President. The Republican Party would be screaming from the top of their lungs how President Obama is incompetent.

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  17. Anonymous8:11 PM

    WHO KNEW THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AIRCRAFT CARRIER CARL VINSON WAS NOT GOING TO NORTH KOREA AND DID NOT SAY ANYTHING?

    TRUMP'S NEW FRIENDS KNEW AND DIDN'T SAY SHIT!

    Trump's new president friends of China and Russia knew the Carl Vinson was going in the opposite direction and they did not tell Trump they Chump, "Hey turn your ships around!"


    Google "Russian ships following the Carl Vinson" and see all the stories similar to the one below:


    NEWSWEEK:
    RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE ‘TAILING’ U.S. WARSHIP EN ROUTE TO NORTH KOREA REGION

    By Conor Gaffey On Monday, April 17, 2017 - 05:44

    China and Russia have sent reconnaissance vessels to follow the U.S. aircraft carrier deployed to the Korean Peninsula, as fears of a military confrontation between Washington and Pyongyang rise.

    The navies of both Beijing and Moscow want to gather intelligence on the USS Carl Vinson Strike Group—a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier—that has been rerouted to the region, multiple Japanese government sources told The Yomiuri Shimbun.....

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    1. Anonymous8:40 PM

      Why dem backstabbers knew this and wanted to make fools of the United States of America!

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  18. Anonymous8:46 PM

    Look at how much tax dollars, fuel, equipment and service personnel Trump is wasting flying to Mar-A-Lago every weekend and on top of that, sending our Navy to the wrong war theatre!

    IMPEACH THE MOTHER EFFER!

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  19. Anonymous8:49 PM

    This Navy screw up is just another shiny object to distract us from Trump's Russian Treason investigation.

    Look here! No look over there!

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  20. Anonymous8:52 PM

    Remember this 1970 movie?


    Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
    GP | 113 min | Comedy, Drama


    With Trump in office there is a 2017 version of this comedy.

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  21. Anonymous8:54 PM

    WE have MOAB and now we have:

    Trump MOAFU

    Mother Of All Fuck Ups

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  22. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) on Tuesday taunted President Trump over reports a U.S. aircraft carrier and warships were moving away from North Korea when the White House declared they were moving to the area to send a message. 


    Ruben Gallego 
    ✔@RepRubenGallego

    If the President can lose track of a 100,000 ton aircraft carrier, how well is he managing the rest of the U.S. government?https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/854396123397726210 …

    12:23 PM - 18 Apr 2017


    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/navy/329411-dem-rep-mocks-trump-on-aircraft-carrier

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  23. Anonymous9:17 PM

    Trump won't put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, sends our Warriors to Indonesia and refuses to protect the United States of America from North Korea's Nuclear WWIII, what good is he to us?

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  24. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Republican President Bush lands on an aircraft carrier with the sign MISSION ACCOMPLISHED plastered on the nuclear aircraft carrier.


    Republican President Trump embarrasses our Navy by sending our nuclear aircraft carrier 180° from where they are supposed to be.

    These Republican fools needs to stay away from our Navy.

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  25. Anonymous9:54 PM

    This Trump Navy debacle reminds me of the tv show McHale's Navy and Trump is the dimwitted Captain Wallace B. Binghampton

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  26. Anonymous11:36 PM

    I am speechless and shaking my head.

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  27. Anonymous3:42 AM

    Maybe Trump doesn't know where Korea is? Actually, it's a good thing that the ship went in the wrong direction. I'm hoping that its' captain thought better of the stupid idea of approaching North Korea and steered the carrier away.
    Beaglemom

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  28. Anonymous4:52 AM

    I guess don doesn't have time to read the daily briefings according to the easter bunny.

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  29. Anonymous4:53 AM

    Even our military wont talk to him. He is done over and out.

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  30. Anonymous4:57 AM

    Looks like America is just allowing this useful idiot time to pretend to be president for awhile. Will make a grade D science fiction movie out of it someday. All bad actors in toxic waste of time.

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  31. Anonymous5:30 AM

    The old fart was being unpredictable. LMAO

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