June 29, 2013

USS George HW Bush Enters Persian Gulf via Strait of Hormuz

“There are many changes taking place within the US Navy at the moment. They are adding new ships, while others are touring to other countries. Recently the USS George H.W. Bush, which is an aircraft carrier, entered the Persian Gulf via Strait of Hormuz. Where is the Strait of Hormuz and why is it important? Why is this move important to the US and US Navy in general? As the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) entered the Straight of Hormuz, a former of CIA, named Robert Baer predicted that there will be an Israel-Iran war by September of 2011. Why does Mr. Baer believe there will be a war in September? What does the USS George H.W. Bush have to do with it?


Mr. Baer states many issues for this, including a falling media empire in the UK, the global economic crisis, and by how many US aircrafts are located according to a new map published. The USS George H.W. Bush, is the first US aircraft carrier to enter Straight of Hormuz in months. Strait of Hormuz is a strategically waterway located the Gulf of Omen (north coast of Pakistan and Iran)and the Persia Gulf.

The US Navy currently only has two aircraft carriers located outside of US boarders. The USS George H.W. Bush and the USS Ronald Reagan, they are both located in the middle east, on opposite sides of the coast. The USS George H.W. Bush, is the newest aircraft carrier. What makes Mr. Baer a creditable source?

He’s not like other CIA members. He wrote a book called ‘Syriana’, which was turned into a major motion picture, starring Hollywood actor George Clooney. Mr. Clooney won an Oscar by playing a character based on Mr. Baer in the film. Mr. Baer has had a long career, including a stint in Iran in the 1990s.

What would Obama do if another war broke out? Would the United States be a part of this war? What would this mean for all the soldiers (in all branches of the US Military) that are supposed to come home from war starting in September?”

Resource link:

Zero Hedge

Naval Update Map

USS George HW Bush Official Page – Navy

Wikipedia: USS George H.W. Bush

NavySite: USS George H.W. Bush

USS Carl Vinson to Host NCAA Basketball Game

The USS Carl Vinson is a United States aircraft carrier that has been working hard actively fighting terrorism related to 9/11. Recently the USS Carl Vinson gained a lot of fame due to its role in being the ship that buried Osama Bin Laden at sea.


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The Carl Vinson may soon have another claim to fame and this time it has nothing to do with getting terrorists.

Officials from the Navy and Morale Entertainment are discussing plans to have a NCAA basketball game on the Carl Vinson.

Basketball games are not uncommon on aircraft carriers as it is a great way to stay in shape and pass the time while at sea. But if this deal goes through it will be a first in college basketball.

The history making game will most likely be between the Michigan State Spartans and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and it will take place on Veterans Day.

The whole idea for this exciting undertaking was formed in the mind of Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis. Mark had taken a few trips to Kuwait to visit American troops there and he became inspired.

If this game happens the ship will be prepared with two courts. One court will be set up on the flight deck and another one will be set up below the hanger deck. Two courts are needed since the flight deck is open and hence exposed to the elements, something that basketball players are not used to dealing with.

Beside the issue of weather, security for the event is of concern.

To help quell any potential problems tickets will not be sold to the general public. Some will be given to the participating schools and many will be given to service members.

In addition to the adventure of having a college basketball game on an active aircraft carrier, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are going to be made honorary captains for the game as they were former stars of UNC and MSU respectively.

If this game is successful then it is possible that more college games will be played on aircraft carriers in the future.

Links to Read More:

Wikipedia entry for USS Carl Vinson

Michigan State Website

UNC Tarheels Website

News story at CNN.

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