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The Biden administration is looking to start a fight with Russia? Perhaps. The Carrier Strike Group centered around the USS George HW Bush just entered the Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by her escort ships. In addition, there are two guided missile submarines in theater.

The Truman strike group remains in the Med, so this isn’t a normal carrier handoff.

Is our government insane? Are they seriously picking a fight with Russia using the depleted, paper tiger of a military we have? WTF.

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During the “Cold War” we always had a CSG in the Med. I was till after the Shah of Iran was overthrown that we started regular deployments to the Persian Gulf.
Having a CSG in the Med is not out of the norm today with the various conflicts in the Med.

I know. I was a sailor for two of those Med deployments and for the first CSG deployment to the PG theater. What makes this unusual is the presence of two CSGs in the Med, along with half of our SSGN force.

“… first time in recent memory” So no, it’s not about going to war with Russia nor did they mention that none of the aircraft aboard have the range to reach Russia from anywhere in the Med. Syria maybe. But that’s not on the public’s radar, only the neocons agenda.

The Russians have a sizeable fleet in the Mediterranean. It is headquartered in Syria. I believe that it consists of 20 or so ships. Not sure which ones, nor am I sure of where they all are.

Capability wise, they can sink those carriers anywhere in the eastern Med with impunity from missile cruisers in the landlocked Caspian Sea. The availability of Syrian facilities only pushed that range much further west. The carriers may be aimed at Iranian assets in Iraq and Syria as that has been heating up a bit of late and the anti air capability of those militia proxies is limited. That makes more sense to me, as the carriers are obsolete in a kinetic fight with a peer adversary. This is particularly true where there is limited tactical searoom, and the Med certainly qualifies in the current era.
Maybe we are just handing one of them off to the Ukrainians since we seem to be giving them everything else. Joking aside, if they really do plan something that would involve the chance of the Russians shooting back, there could be a lot of American bodies floating around somewhere in the Aegean. Nothing could make the voters forget about last years Kabul fiasco faster than getting a Carrier sunk with a few thousand woke sailors and their pronouns killed. That ought to do wonders for the recruiting problems.

So, I’m sitting at anchor on an oil barge in NY, about a mile from the statue of Liberty at the moment. About an hour ago a P-3 passed overhead, and about 15 minutes later , either another or the same guy in a loop. There have been F/A-18’s all day passing overhead in pairs or once, a half dozen. It’s normal to see Ospreys coming and going from the UN’s helipad once a month or so, but none today. I thought that maybe President Magoo was being marched out and turned around in his berth so he’d weather evenly, but apparently not. Odd. Is something up?

The Davos/Soros/WEF/globalists are desperate to find foreign scapegoats who they can blame for the devastating domestic consequences of their Build Back Better agenda. They goaded Russia into invading Ukraine in order to force Putin to bow to the BBB suicide pack, but it hasn’t work out the way they wanted. So they made up the stupid “Poland is going to give their Migs to Ukraine” story, then cut train shipments to Kaliningrad, and when Putin didn’t falls for any of those, then they sent Pelosi to China in the hope that Xi was dumber than Putin.

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