Re: Nork's...man, are we lucky...err, cursed...to have such fricken monumental sub-geniuses in the MFM to help inform...err, misinform...the public about the day to day activities on our planet or what?
A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons program.
Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range.
The strike group, called Carl Vinson, includes an aircraft carrier and will make its way from Singapore toward the Korean peninsula, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak to the media and requested anonymity.
"We feel the increased presence is necessary," the official said, citing North Korea's worrisome behavior.
The news was first reported by Reuters.
In a statement late Saturday, the U.S. Navy's Third Fleet said the strike group had been directed to sail north, but it did not specify the destination. The military vessels will operate in the Western Pacific rather than making previously planned port visits to Australia, it added.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-korea-idUSKBN17A0V5
It's like this was written by a 6th grader...
The Carl Vinson Strike Group CSG-1 is led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, just say that, it's not "called"...don't try to be cute or go beyond the facts, unless you enjoy sounding like an idiot. And it is not unusual for a carrier group on a WestPac tour to tool around all parts of the Asian Pacific and the Korean peninsula...the group just paid a visit to Busan last month, they are coming off a port call at Changi Naval Base, Singapore...another routine layover point...going back to the East China Sea area is no big deal and in itself doesn't portend anything ominous. The Nimitz is coming off of EPIA and is about done working up and will be deployed soon to relieve Bush in the 5th fleet in a couple months, making the Vinson available for flag showing.
Idrees Ali better stick to his night gig as a gay hooker and leave reporting military matters to somebody with a brain...