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ALERT - Obama Has Endangered Our National Secuity: Navy Unable To Refuel Carrier Due To Budget Cuts

ALERT!! - Obama Has Endangered Our National Secuity: Navy Unable To Refuel Carrier Due To Budget Cuts

By: USNI News Editor
Friday, February 8, 2013

The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.

Lincoln was scheduled to be moved to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipyard later this month to begin the 4-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the ship.

Read more: http://news.usni.org/2013/02/08/navy-lincoln-refueling-delay...



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we need to bring all the

we need to bring all the carriers home and cut the defense budget in half. You must be looking for the neocon website.

Don't be ridiculous.

Any country with 10,000 nuclear weapons and launch vehicles cannot have it's national security threatened.

Only it's ability to maintain world domination can be threatened.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Warning: Obama endangers National Security

By sending aircraft carriers into harm's way in Persian Gulf trying to provoke an accidental attack or to stage a false flag.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

The Debt Threat

“The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.”—Adm. Mike Mullen

http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/mike-mullen-focuses-on...

US Debt A Threat To National Security

http://economyincrisis.org/content/us-debt-a-threat-to-natio...

We all know this is bunk.

We all know this is bunk. There are no budget cuts...just a reduction in automatic increases. This is political posturing....whining and crying as a way to get out a deal they agreed to in 2010. The people will beleive it though. Baaah baah

Yes, It's just fake

Yes, It's just fake crying.

Somebody call a waaaambulance.

National Security - Don't make me laugh

ALERT!! - Obama Has Endangered Our National Security

Alert? Ha. Who cares.
Obama? Ha. Ditto.
National Security? There is no such thing. There is personal security (which is mostly in your head), and that is all.
Wake up; grow up.

The carriers are nuclear powered and

can steam to home waters at any time. The Pentagon is bloated, corrupt, inefficient and as usual they are fighting "the last war"(s)...

The War department's budget should be cut by at least 75%, while the rest of the Federal leviathan should be cut by a minimum of 95%.

but they have plenty

they have plenty of money for extra tanks, buying millions of rounds of ammo, and invading new countries, but no money for gas? That's like buying a BMW, Lexus, and Cadillac, then buy new rims, new leather seats, and nice pretty dice to hang from the mirror (yes, I went there), but then not having money to fill up for gas. This is all lies, and serves only the purpose to fool people into going along with giving more money for more wars.

Supporting the Muslim Brotherhood is a higher priority

Obama just gave away twenty F-16s and fifty tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt. Only 19 Senators opposed this "foreign aid". Every Democratic and 22 Republican senators voted in support of this giveaway.

Article 1, section 8

To provide and maintain a Navy

Cut something else.......

But how large and...

where?

amen

amen

good

several thousand men out of harms way. mission accomplished.

what a crock of shit... all

what a crock of shit... all carriers should be sitting in ports of the east coast, the gulf of Mexico and the west coast...

What ?

A world wide naval ability is a Constitutional duty. Any US flagged merchant deserves the protection of the central authority. Our citizens abroad deserve and are guaranteed a US Navy.
This idea we fund an Army while our Constitutional required Navy rot is absurd, fuel for Our Navy is the last thing cut. That is the proper response for a Constitutionalists, in my view.

That is nonsensical

First, while the Consitution provides for a standing Navy, it does not define their duties as protecting shipping lanes for corporations. That old mantra of protecting shipping in all oceans was created to build ships, etc... - pure military industrial complex. That is what companies like XE should be hired to do. Furthermore, citizens abroad have the "protection" of our embassies, sometimes, but for the most part they are on thier own. We don't use the Army to follow tourist around Thailand, stopping every mugging. Your whole point is wrong, and absurd.

And the idea that we bolster the Army over the Navy is not at all absurd. When is the last time there was a naval battle?....Yup, WWII (not counting the Israeli ambush of the Liberty). Yes, the Navy warships are absolutely valuable in our current methods of warfare. Yes, when attacking a country, as missle and mobile aircraft launch bases they are extremely valuable. But, after the initial invasion/attack they are not used hardly at all. It is not absurd if you have limited resources to provide more for the men doing, you know, the actual fighting. What are your fellow Seamen doing off the coast of Afghanistan right now? Swabbing decks and waiting for the next invasion so they can fire their big gun?

Please....
Anectdotal story: When I was handing out info with some Vets Against Iraq War in a city park, long ago, the men that came up and yelled at them for being unpatriotic and traitors were 9 out of 10 times Navy vets. These Iraq vets had been soldiers and marines in an invasion while they spent 4 years off the coast of Vietnam or Panama or wherever protected by 4 inches of steel. What is it about you Navy guys?

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Coast of Afghanistan? What a wonderful discovery!

"What are your fellow Seamen doing off the coast of Afghanistan right now? Swabbing decks and waiting for the next invasion so they can fire their big gun?" - by Mohusk

I shall book passage on the first steamer. I have traveled the world; yet, never visited the Afghanistan Sea coast. I look forward t reporting all about it. Your discovery will soon stun the world!

If I am mistaken in this matter, pay me no mind. I enjoyed you letter, as I will enjoy my passage. Getting there may exceed the enjoyment of lulling on the beaches of the Afghanistan sea coast.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

OK.

Good Point - but I think you know what I meant.

But, per your name, well done.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

your view is wrong. No where

your view is wrong. No where in the Constitution does it say to station Carrier battle groups all over the world to police the oceans. Just like airlines, the ships/owners of the ships should provide their own security.

almost

Airline security is provided by TSA and federal air marshals, at taxpayer expense.

Under what authority

What Constitutional authority is used to protect US merchants in the air over our own nation ?

I am referring to what should

I am referring to what should be, not what is.

Exactly

You are talking rule by man and I defend Rule of Law.
The law requires that ship be fueled and ready to go, whether we like war ships or not. Why should we allow the administration to spend trillions on unConstitutional programs and applaud them when they save pennies violating our most sacred law, the US Constitution ?

.. that Aircraft carrier does

.. that Aircraft carrier does not protect citizens or ships on the sea.

Wrong......

We spend trillion beyond our means on UnConstitutional trash and your suggesting we cant afford to use our Navy to protect our international commerce ?
So Madison was wrong.....

Madison was referring to

Madison was referring to pirates with their own navies in and around our waters. Not our navy sitting in the Persian gulf.