28 January 2007


While everyone was out marching this weekend, a little tidbit of foreshadowing doom very nearly failed to appear on the radar screens of our awareness:

From Yahoo! News --

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan passes two fishermen in their small boat as it leaves for its second deployment in a year from North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, California January 27, 2007. The Reagan is headed to the Persian Gulf to support war efforts in Iraq. REUTERS/Fred Greaves (UNITED STATES)

(Larisa Alexandrovna’s always razor-sharp insights can be found here)

So, steadily and quietly, the build-up continues for the wider Middle East conflagration to come. In utter, contemptuous defiance of the overwhelming majority of the American public, their weak-kneed opponents in the Congress, and indeed the vast mass of people all around the world, the Stalinist weasels at the controls of the power structure won’t be distracted or deterred from their program of catastrophe. The demands of real people in the streets? Hot air. Smart-mouthed bloggers? Virtual ass-gas. The uncountable billions of poor and destitute, particularly those in the Neo-Con cross-hairs? Who the fuck are they ...?

I realize that this question isn’t especially underivative, and that it sprouts out of a sickening manure pile of despair and loathing, but here it is anyway: what’s the answer to this madness? Remove them from office -- remove them now. There’s no future for anyone so long as the Bushniks retain their death grip on power.

What a storehouse of originality I am.


profmarcus said...

i am totally of the same mind... any energy we spend on anything other than getting these soldiers of darkness the hell out of the white house is energy ill-spent...

Lew Scannon said...

Righteous! If you think a carrier is just there to aid a country that is essentially landlocked, you've been drinking too much Kool-aid!

Anonymous said...

I posted this at "Yes, I do take it personally" before I saw the link to you.

Oh, you think having 4 CVN strike groups in the persian gulf region are too many? Still can't locate the Nimitz but I haven't been trying that hard. Here's a list of the carriers heading the strike groups. Know where these forces are alocated and you will know the next place where hell will erupt on earth.
CVN-65 Enterprise Enterprise-class, 22 Nov 2006 - Home
CV-67 John F. Kennedy Kennedy-class, Home, probably to be decommissioned.
Nimitz class (Nuclear powered) Carrier Strike force deployment..
CVN-68 Nimitz, ???
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Deployed in Persian Gulf, Oct. 21, 2006
CVN-70 Carl Vinson, Dry-docked for refueling, repairs and enhancements.
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt, Available, maintaining qualification in western Atlantic
CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln, at home, Bremerton, Wash. Ready for deployment.
CVN-73 George Washington, at Norfolk VA. Undergoing retrofits, 1/19/2007
CVN-74 John C. Stennis, Persian Gulf with Carrier Strike Group 3 to join 5th fleet, Jan 20, 2007.
CVN-75 Harry S. Truman, Norvolk, VA., ready for deployment
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan, Western Pacific with the 7th fleet, Jan. 27, 2007
CVN-77 George H. W. Bush, Unavaiable. Commission 2009

Yep, this is a worry...


Anonymous said...

The USS Nimitz is at home port San Diego, due to deploy to Gulf 3/07.