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Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 18, 2017 04:13PM
That carrier led "armada" that President Trump said was steaming towards the coast of North Korea is a bit further off than expected. The Navy has confirmed that the USS Carl Vinson is participating in scheduled exercises with the Australian Navy off Sumatra. That is roughly 3500 miles from North Korea.

The Navy did allow that steaming at top speed, the Vinson could be near North Korea in 4-5 days. It also did not dispute that the ship may be near South Korea in a week or so.



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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 18, 2017 04:33PM
Another Big Fat Trump Lie.
When are his duped supporters going to catch on?
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 18, 2017 06:09PM
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Steve G.
Another Big Fat Trump Lie.
When are his duped supporters going to catch on?

Never. They don't care. He's white.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 18, 2017 07:44PM
I would be amazed if there wasn't an Aegis ship or two between Japan and the PRK.
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: April 18, 2017 07:52PM
Pence-il's frayed patience will just have to fray a few days longer.
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 19, 2017 08:51AM
Given a spherical planet, every US Navy vessel is always theoretically steaming toward North Korea. There just might be some, you know, continents they'd have to go around.

It's a good way to avoid "telegraphing your moves."
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 19, 2017 08:54AM
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Mr Downtown
Given a spherical planet, every US Navy vessel is always theoretically steaming toward North Korea. There just might be some, you know, continents they'd have to go around.

ZOMG ! You Mean TRUMP is going to INVADE SLOVENIA and grab all the .... ?
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 19, 2017 10:09AM
"Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that misstatements about the location of a U.S. aircraft carrier supposedly on its way to the waters off the Korean peninsula were not made intentionally."

Sure, because we always lose entire carrier groups now and again... Morons and those who believe them.
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 19, 2017 10:14AM
Grab them by the Pusan!
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 19, 2017 11:01AM
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Mr Downtown
Given a spherical planet, every US Navy vessel is always theoretically steaming toward North Korea. There just might be some, you know, continents they'd have to go around.

Witty, but not correct. Any route with all the points of its route equidistant from North Korea would never get closer (nor further).

On a globe, place one end of a string on North Korea, then move the other end around the globe at any distance from North Korea. At no point will that other end ever get closer to North Korea.
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 19, 2017 01:26PM
Huh? Naval excursions are not finite pieces of string. They can be extended and rerouted.
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 19, 2017 01:42PM
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Steve G.
Grab them by the Pusan!
smiley-laughing001 POMTL ! smiley-laughing001
You totally owe me a new shirt.. I just spit coffee all over mine... Good thing I have a spare shirt in my desk.
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 19, 2017 02:08PM
"We are sending an armada. Very powerful," Trump told Bartiromo. "We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That, I can tell you."
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Re: Slow Boat to Korea
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 19, 2017 07:01PM
[www.reuters.com]
"The president said that we have an armada going towards the peninsula. That's a fact. It happened. It is happening, rather," said White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
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