2017-04-19 17:32:52 UTC
Donald's circus into which the White House has morphed another instance of
the right hand not at all knowing what the left hand is doing! What a
wonderful and strong message to send to North Korea and its (possessive, not
contraction) "reckless, irresponsible and destabilizing program of missile
tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability"!
Who indeed needs The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as long
as we have The Whining Donald and his Whining Donald minions in the
ha ha ha
BEIJING - As tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula, Adm. Harry Harris
made a dramatic announcement: An aircraft carrier had been ordered to sail
north from Singapore on April 8 toward the Western Pacific.
A spokesman for the Pacific Command linked the deployment directly to the
"number one threat in the region," North Korea, and its "reckless,
irresponsible and destabilizing program of missile tests and pursuit of a
nuclear weapons capability."
Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters on April 11 that the Carl
Vinson was "on her way up there." Asked about the deployment in an interview
with Fox Business Network that aired April 12, President Trump said: "We are
sending an armada, very powerful."
The U.S. media went into overdrive and Fox reported on April 14 that the
armada was "steaming" toward North Korea.
But pictures posted by the U.S. Navy suggest that's not quite the case - or
at least not yet.
In other words, on the same day that the world nervously watched North Korea
stage a massive military parade to celebrate the birthday of the nation's
founder Kim Il Sung, and the press speculated about a pre-emptive U.S.
strike, the U.S. Navy put the the Carl Vinson, together with its escort of
two guided-missile destroyers and a cruiser, more than 3,000 miles southwest
of the Korean peninsula - and more than 500 miles southeast of Singapore.
Instead of steaming towards the Korea peninsula, the carrier strike group
was actually headed in the opposite direction to take part in "scheduled
exercises with Australian forces in the Indian Ocean," according to Defense
News, which broke the story.
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