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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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Geography...

Madison sent the USS Constitution to the Mediterranean to protect US merchants and US citizens and their property. The US government is Constitutionally bound to protect the life and property of its citizens.
Libya is not in and around our own waters and ports.

Furthermore Art.1 Sec. 8 states -To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
And - To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

It is law that the Executive branch have the Navy prepared to fight a two front war, protect its merchants and citizens at sea.

Why give this administration a pass on the law because it fits your agenda ? Honor is doing the right thing even when it hurts.....

Obama and the NeoCons

are a danger to all nations' national security.

You been watching too much Fox News emalvini

Of all the many things we can rightly criticize Obama for, you pick defense cuts???

Threads like this make Libertarians look like retards since we've all been pushing for big defense cuts for ages.

Seriously consider why you are a Ron Paul fan/Libertarian which I assume is why you are here.

Not to mention the stuck appropriations bill has nothing to do with Obama anyways.

Considering all the important things to attack Obama on, this is dumbfounding.

Carriers are more for

Carriers are more for projecting power than they are for war. More like mobile command centers; they might seem nice to have and look cool and all, but you dont want them in the thick of combat.

Anyway, you would think they could prioritize cutting more of some things over others instead of complaining.
Doesnt anyone remember that we somehow used to get by spending ALOT less on the military?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

How much does it take

to fill up the tank on an aircraft carrier?

Let me rummage through my couch cushions and bust open my piggy bank.

I was talking

To an ex that works on one of these two days ago. She said they are extending the deployment of other Carriers because they can't afford to repair these. Needless to say, I was pissed and laughing at such obvious bullshit. Anything to avoid a spending cut. It's like pathological liars are the only people who want leadership positions.

Politicians as pathological liars.

I think it's a job requirement. Whoever can promise the most goodies to the most influential lobbyists and voting blocks, preferably on both sides of every issue -- wins. Ah, the blessings of democracy.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

All those old carriers conglomerated in one place

reminds me of another port situation...let's see...back in the year 1941...December 7th.

It begs the question: Why are they advertising this?

One listed, the Enterprise is

One listed, the Enterprise is scheduled to be decommissioned next month.

And who gives a fuck if some aircraft carriers are in port...Oh no we can't show off our military might around the world and bomb more countries...

Big deal.

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

Carriers

I think they are an indispensable asset during war time. Thus they should be well rested and maintained in peace time. China is seeking carrier fleets so it must be a good thing to have imo.

Nothing like sending a fleets to send a message if need be.

Don't have to rent facilities elsewhere.

donvino

When was the last time Carriers protected Rights.

Mothball the whole lot of them and send the sailors on permanent leave.

Free includes debt-free!

Another Ploy

For more DEBT
Can you say military-industry complex?

BMWJIM's picture

BS

Just a government propaganda ploy. The MSM will blow this up every ass it can. Sad thing is the average idiot in this country will believe it. This is part of the plan.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

wrong

you are wrong on this one. The money has run out. The navy can't spend money the government isn't borrowing/printing. Think what you want, but I know for a fact this is true.

"Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics." -Thomas Jefferson

ahh bullshiot....

ahh bullshiot....

BMWJIM's picture

Okay SARX, I understand. I am

Good with this. Sooner it runs out the better. At least we can then take our country back.

Can't believe a Marine said this?

LoL!

Semper Fi my friend!

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Good!

Last time I checked we were not being attacked by any nation so we don't need to be out burning up taxpayer fuel playing global policeman. Besides this is just a propaganda stunt to say "you can't cut any spending to the military industrial complex, we will all die at the hands of terrorists if you do that!" Just more BS from the same jackasses.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson