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      Judi Lynn
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      US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf after long absence
      Updated 1:46 pm CST, Friday, December 21, 2018

      ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS IN THE PERSIAN GULF (AP) — — A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed into the Persian Gulf on Friday, becoming the first since America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in May and breaking the longest carrier absence in the volatile region since at least the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

      The arrival of the USS John C. Stennis comes as Iranian officials have returned to repeatedly threatening to close off the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a third of all oil traded by sea passes. Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels shadowed the Stennis and its strike group, at one point launching rockets away from it and flying a drone nearby.

      The long absence of a carrier, however, could become a standard practice here as now-outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to shake up naval operations and American air bases spanning the region can scramble fighter jets and drones.
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    • #3544
      Satan
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      …but as I said yesterday, all this (censorship sucks) with Syria/Afghanistan/Mattis quitting/and now this story adds up to Cheeto & NuttyYahoo starting World War III.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      missiles, they could sink one of them, or an oil tanker for that matter, in the Strait of Hormuz and seal off the Gulf.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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