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    About that carrier group headed to N. Korea...

    ...seems, like most things Trump, to not be true:

    The Trump administration cited the deployment of the naval strike force, which includes the carrier and four warships, as a clear warning to North Korea, which was said to be planning a nuclear test last weekend in conjunction with a national holiday.

    “We are sending an armada, very powerful,” to the waters off Korea, President Trump told Fox Business News on April 12.

    A day earlier, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters that the aircraft carrier was “on her way up there.”

    Some news organizations cited the armada's apparent race northward as a sign of a possible preemptive attack on North Korea, spurring global concerns of a possible war.
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/wash...htmlstory.html


    For more than a week, media reports in the U.S. and around Asia routinely have mentioned the approach of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson's carrier strike group, seemingly implying an attack on North Korea could be imminent. But a week after the U.S. announced the carrier and its escorts would leave Singapore, forego port calls in Australia and instead return to Korean waters, the carrier and its group had yet to head north.

    Rather, the ships were actually operating several hundred miles south of Singapore, taking part in scheduled exercises with Australian forces in the Indian Ocean.

    On Saturday — according to photographs released by the U.S. Navy — the carrier passed north through the Sunda Strait, the passage between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java. It's about 3,500 miles from Korea.
    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/...les-from-korea

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyjo View Post
    So before TJ was pissed because Trump was sending a task Force, now she is pissed because he isn.t.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politi...n-korea-trump/

    Apparently - it's still going there. Just not immediately.
    “Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    So before TJ was pissed because Trump was sending a task Force, now she is pissed because he isn.t.
    Do you really expect her to understand anything military?
    President Trump, the most qualified POTUS in the last 8 and a half years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somdwatch View Post
    Do you really expect her to understand anything military?
    She is so filled with hate she cannot understand ANYthing, much less military

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    I really don't think a carrier full of pissed off sailors who've just had an Australian port visit canx'd and a psycho fat kid would have been a good mix.
    ‎"I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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    I knew TJ wa not very sharp, but "whew".....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politi...n-korea-trump/

    Apparently - it's still going there. Just not immediately.
    That's not what he said. Poor excuse but nice try covering for yet another mis-statement from our Prez.

    That's like someone sitting in Wildewood saying they're heading to Gate One of the base, via Herndon, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    That's not what he said. Poor excuse but nice try covering for yet another mis-statement from our Prez.

    That's like someone sitting in Wildewood saying they're heading to Gate One of the base, via Herndon, Va.
    Not seeing it, but - Mattis answered this AGAIN yesterday. It's still going there. The fact that it is still going to go where it was scheduled to go previously is of no consequence.

    Liberals should tread carefully over splitting hairs over precise interpretation of words - it's bitten them in the ass before.

    My wife goes to church every Sunday - by way of Dunkin' Donuts - which is in the opposite direction.
    If she says she's going to church, I KNOW she's going to DD first, but she is still going there.

    Only liberals would wet themselves because the group isn't steaming there directly.
    Heck, they must think the carrier group can move 100 miles an hour by sea the way they've bellyached.

    Apparently both Russia and China are taking it seriously, since they've both taken measures - which aren't cheap - in preparation.
    Only American liberals are whining about this, but - whining is their native language.
    “Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    That's not what he said. Poor excuse but nice try covering for yet another mis-statement from our Prez.


    did trump say WHEN the Carrier Group was going to arrive ?
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