1. It's headed to the Persian Gulf.
2. Its the 2nd oldest(1977) Aircraft Carrier in our fleet.
3. Its replacement has ALREADY been ordered. A new Ford-Class Carrier.
4. Its sinking will kill 3,000+ Sailors. A higher deathtoll than 9/11 or 11 years in Afghanistan
5. It's named after a famous WWII General and President
6. Attack while its still dark. Whose to say what happened. Everyone was asleep. Nightvision cameras were down. No one was at their post/right at shift change.
7. America wakes up to visceral Morning TV imagery of the USS Eisenhower's smoking ruin slipping below the water
8. Its sinking will cause instant Wardrums & sweeping nationalism "REMEMBER THE EISENHOWER"
9. Eisenhower warned us about the Military Industrial Complex, a warning the MSM will negate with it's namesake sending us into WWIII.
10. Opportunity for the elimination of a LOT of loose-end Military Officers/contractors who could be could be invited onboard right before the sinking.
11. Opportunity for the vaulting of a Raymond Shaw/Nicholas Brody-type for heroism/groomed for office.
12. That whole region/Mossad are just waiting for a spark to light the inferno.
"First rule of Government Spending: Why build one when you can have 2 at twice the price?"