Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Friday, March 30, 2007

It Can Now Be Told

The Navy finally announced that USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will be the carrier replacing USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the Fifth Fleet AOR this spring. Excerpt:
The Nimitz carrier strike group will sail from San Diego for the gulf on Monday, a navy spokesman said. It will replace the Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Strike groups typically include four or five frigates and destroyers and a submarine.
"You are looking at the early part of May that you would have the transition. It would be without any overlap. There is no plan to overlap them at all," Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Davis said by telephone from naval headquarters in Washington.
Once again, we can expect those moonbats who think we're about to attack Iran to claim that this is the "final piece" to the attack puzzle (although, last fall, the Eisenhower's deployment was supposed to be the final piece). Expect that news of the Eisenhower leaving the AOR the same day the Nimitz arrives to be ignored or painted as a ridiculous "now the Eisenhower can attack from the Mediterranean" theory.

That is not my doing. I merely foretell.

(Bonus geek points to whoever can identify the source of the line above without Googling.)

Update 2326 30 March: And it starts...


Blogger RM1(SS) (ret) said...

Of course we're going to attack Iran. What other reason could there possibly be for sending another carrier to the Gulf?



3/30/2007 9:58 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

attn: BubbleHead

your comments concerning US military policy towards Iran are so easy to make when you NEVER allow any contrary opinions on this weblog

but i do admit i like to bring my own dice to the craps table

~ the Ddouble Sstandard

3/30/2007 12:56 PM

Blogger oxillini said...

attn: ~ the Ddouble Sstandard

Attempting to bring your own dice to the craps table will get you thrown out in Vegas. I wouldn't try it if I were you.

3/30/2007 2:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be concerned in 2 months, IF the Ike hasn't left the gulf....Nimitz on a scheduled deployment.

3/31/2007 12:19 AM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Some people may have noticed that I've been "randomly" deleting comments. Some of those people may want to be reminded, again, that they are more than welcome to start up their own weblog, where no one can delete their comments, and I'll link to them so people can read their wisdom. Some of those people seem to get frustrated when I delete only some of their comments. That only encourages me to continue applying my "random deletion" program.

3/31/2007 5:02 PM

Blogger Lt(N) Fred Genest said...

Do I need to identify the actual character to get the geek points, or just what movie it's from? Being an artsman, it's pretty hard to rack up those geek points; engineers are much better at it.

As for the deployment and all that... it's better left to those who have about 8 times as much gold on their shoulders or sleeves, as I do. A shooting war with Iran would at least give the Canadian Navy a reason to hurry up and buy all those nifty new ships we want to get, though.

3/31/2007 5:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

attn: ~ the Ddouble Sstandard
You said: ...Nixon launches Operation Menu (that expands the war into Loas and Cambodia and is responsible for at leat 1/2 the names on the Vietnam Wall)

I would be very interested in knowing your reference for this. Also how do you know that Nixon going into Cambodia didn't save American lives in the long run. He certainly went to war as you should; that is go big or stay home.

3/31/2007 6:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

attn: BubbleHead

i (and i hope all of your readers) duly noted your 03/31/2007 5:02pm comment

i don't wanna go too off the reservation but as the owner of this weblog i think it would be beneficial for all to understand what criteria you use to delete comments

by definition, your deletions are a form of censorship and all censors must follow some type of criteria

~ the DD SS

sidenote - i am sorry to admit it but i am too busy to run a weblog. you seem to be doing a good good - noting that you work fulltime and also have a family to tend to

3/31/2007 6:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

attn: Chief Torpedoman

the best i can do is to ask you to Google "operation menu" + "nixon"

i first learned the details in a book written by William Shawcross - Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia

the book chronicles Operation Menu

i hope this response is sufficient

~ the double standard

3/31/2007 7:18 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Basically, I randomly delete comments from people who don't really add anything useful to the conversation, as determined by me. So far, it's only applying to one person.

3/31/2007 10:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heee heee, proper use of irregular negative feedback can make 'em twitch.

4/02/2007 11:52 AM


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