Jun 13

Irony: George H. W. Bush Is Heading Toward Iraq… The Aircraft Carrier, That Is (ZeroHedge, June 13, 2014):

Yesterday, when we presented the latest US naval update, focusing on the distribution of US aircraft carriers around the world and particularly in the middle east, we summarized that “America, which historically has had a far greater naval presence in the middle east, is quite unprepared for the recent dramatic resurgence of Al Qaeda splinter groups. Expect at least one more aircraft carrier to depart in direction Iraq shortly.”

Naval Update June 12

Turns out “shortly” meant less than one day. Per IBT:

The U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush is being moved to the Persian Gulf in case President Barack Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq, CNN reported Friday.

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