US back to two carriers near Iran
The USS Abraham Lincoln arrives for deployment in the Middle East
January 19th, 2012
12:58 PM ET

US back to two carriers near Iran

By Barbara Starr

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln arrived in the Arabian Sea on Thursday, Navy officials said, a likely prelude to testing Iran's recent warning against sending a U.S. carrier through the Strait of Hormuz.

The Lincoln joins the USS Carl Vinson, already in the region, returning the U.S. Navy its standard two-carrier presence there. The carrier USS John Stennis left in the past few days and is now traveling back through the western Pacific.

The Lincoln's arrival puts into place all the elements for a U.S. carrier to travel back into the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since recent tensions with Iran escalated.

U.S. military officials have told CNN the United States will continue its long-standing military commitment to having an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, but will not say when the transit will take place in light of security concerns about Iran.

Several weeks ago, as the Stennis left the Gulf, Iranian officials warned the United States not to send in another carrier. In recent years, the United States has kept one carrier in the Gulf and one in the North Arabian Sea for much of the time.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that the U.S. naval and military presence in the region will not change and the current level is sufficient to deal with any situation that could arise.

"We have always maintained a very strong presence in that region," Panetta said Wednesday. "We have a Navy fleet located there. We have a military presence in that region. And ... we have continually maintained a strong presence in the region to make very clear that we were going to do everything possible to help secure the peace in that part of the world."

A senior U.S. official acknowledged the Pentagon continues to see the Iranian naval forces controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps inside the Persian Gulf as more aggressive than regular naval forces.

U.S. military intelligence has been tracking the record of Iranian Revolutionary Guard commanders in the region and remains concerned about whether they are all firmly under the control of the most senior commanders in Teheran, the official said.

Out of concern that a confrontation could escalate unnecessarily, the United States recently suggested that a direct channel of communication be opened between the two governments.

soundoff (699 Responses)
  1. accountability coach

    I love reading a post that will make people think. Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

    May 6, 2021 at 12:22 am | Reply
  2. culvers near me

    May 5, 2021 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  3. camper van california

    There's definately a lot to know about this topic. I really like all the points you have made.

    May 5, 2021 at 1:27 pm | Reply
  4. RV Fabrication Los Angeles

    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand why I cannot join it. Is there anybody else getting the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

    May 5, 2021 at 5:11 am | Reply
  5. truck maintenance near me

    There is definately a lot to know about this topic. I really like all the points you've made.

    May 4, 2021 at 11:22 pm | Reply
  6. aika private server files download

    When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

    May 4, 2021 at 7:53 pm | Reply
  7. aika private server

    After going over a handful of the blog posts on your website, I truly like your way of writing a blog. I book-marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my website as well and let me know your opinion.

    May 4, 2021 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  8. homes for sale near my current location

    I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very happy that I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

    April 27, 2021 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  9. Taliyah

    Does anyone know what happened to Dimepiece Los Angeles celebrity streetwear brand? I seem to be unable to proceed to the checkout on Dimepiecela site. I have read in Teen Vogue that the brand was acquired by a UK hedge fund for $50 m. I have just bought the Dimepiece Case Mate Tough Phone Cases from Amazon and absolutely love it xox

    April 25, 2021 at 1:04 am | Reply
  10. RV Driver Seats Riverside

    April 24, 2021 at 6:00 am | Reply
  11. toilet repair near me

    I like looking through a post that will make men and women think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

    April 24, 2021 at 5:54 am | Reply
  12. Nicholle Westerberg

    A top quality oven like the one from the Cuisinart air fryer oven manufacturer will provide you with consistent heating. The cooking time will remain consistent too, as there is no variation with the speed. There will be no problem when frying butter in one side while the other side receives no heat at all.

    April 23, 2021 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  13. RV Entertainment System Orange County

    Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited your blog before but after browsing through a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

    April 23, 2021 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  14. real estate for sale rathdrum id

    Next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn't disappoint me just as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I really believed you would have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something you could fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

    April 23, 2021 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  15. Used Forklift Extensions California

    April 23, 2021 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  16. where can i buy cbd oil in maine

    Hi everyone , can anyone advise where I can buy CBDfx CBD Edible Broad Spectrum Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies 300mg?

    April 12, 2021 at 9:14 am | Reply
  17. totobeta

    Great article.

    April 8, 2021 at 1:12 am | Reply
  18. Enrique Poulson

    Mining crypto is hard. Investing in crypto is risky. Too many of us are left out of the cryptocurrency revolution. Pi makes crypto mining easy, our Breakthrough tech allows you to mine on your phone without draining your battery.

    April 5, 2021 at 7:45 am | Reply
  19. Ronald Freeman

    Nice post. Great stuff here

    April 2, 2021 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  20. Harold Jensen

    Wow, that was a good one. Great post here

    April 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  21. Sammie Squeo

    March 6, 2021 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  22. ClarkClurn

    tjfzl xe31c p3ik

    March 1, 2021 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  23. ClarkClurn

    76m9u a347s b7ty

    March 1, 2021 at 3:29 am | Reply
  24. I Fashion Styles

    Hey! Quick question that's completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when browsing from my iphone. I'm trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem. If you have any suggestions, please share. Many thanks!

    February 22, 2021 at 10:26 am | Reply
  25. Free Samples

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I am inspired! Very helpful info specially the ultimate phase 🙂 I maintain such information a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a very lengthy time. Thank you and good luck.

    February 21, 2021 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  26. SocialMedia Services2021

    Social network traffic Facebook likes Twitter Followers Instagram Followers and much more. Our Website:

    February 19, 2021 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  27. Free Samples

    I have seen that car insurance businesses know the cars and trucks which are liable to accidents and various risks. Additionally, these people know what types of cars are prone to higher risk plus the higher risk they have got the higher the actual premium price. Understanding the easy basics with car insurance can help you choose the right form of insurance policy that may take care of your needs in case you become involved in any accident. Thank you for sharing the ideas on the blog.

    February 17, 2021 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  28. Crave Freebies

    A lot of thanks for your whole efforts on this website. My mother takes pleasure in working on research and it's really easy to understand why. Many of us learn all of the compelling mode you deliver vital information through the web site and therefore boost response from other ones on the content so my girl is always being taught a lot of things. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You have been carrying out a tremendous job.

    February 16, 2021 at 5:19 pm | Reply
  29. Hairstyles Women

    Thanks for this article. I'd personally also like to mention that it can possibly be hard while you are in school and merely starting out to create a long credit score. There are many learners who are simply just trying to pull through and have a good or good credit history is often a difficult factor to have.

    February 16, 2021 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  30. Best-Social-Media-Services and-Traffic-2021

    1500 USA Visitors Daily For 30 Days From Niche Targeted Organic Traffic From Google:

    February 16, 2021 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  31. child porns

    child porns

    February 16, 2021 at 8:00 am | Reply
  32. child porns

    child porns

    February 16, 2021 at 7:26 am | Reply
  33. Free Stuff

    Thanks for your write-up. One other thing is that if you are selling your property all on your own, one of the issues you need to be mindful of upfront is when to deal with home inspection records. As a FSBO vendor, the key concerning successfully switching your property and saving money in real estate agent profits is information. The more you understand, the softer your sales effort will probably be. One area when this is particularly crucial is home inspections.

    February 15, 2021 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  34. Simple

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you're just extremely fantastic. I really like what you've acquired here, really like what you're stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it smart. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a terrific web site.

    February 15, 2021 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  35. Adore

    national car rental denver airport shuttle

    February 12, 2021 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  36. Best Hairstyles

    Thanks for making me to obtain new concepts about personal computers. I also hold the belief that certain of the best ways to keep your mobile computer in leading condition has been a hard plastic-type case, or even shell, that fits over the top of one's computer. These types of protective gear are usually model targeted since they are manufactured to fit perfectly on the natural housing. You can buy these directly from the vendor, or via third party places if they are intended for your laptop computer, however its not all laptop can have a cover on the market. Just as before, thanks for your guidelines.

    February 11, 2021 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  37. suspender stockings

    Can someone recommend Jimmy Jane? Cheers xox

    February 9, 2021 at 4:45 am | Reply
  38. iskenderun escort

    iskenderun escort bayanlarla tanışmak için bu siteyi ziyaret edebilirsiniz.

    February 7, 2021 at 7:12 pm | Reply

    iskenderun escort bayanlarla tanışmak için bu siteyi ziyaret edebilirsiniz.

    February 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm | Reply

    iskenderun escort bayanlarla tanışmak için bu siteyi ziyaret edebilirsiniz.

    February 6, 2021 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  41. Free Stuff

    I used to be recommended this blog through my cousin. I am now not positive whether this put up is written by him as nobody else know such exact approximately my difficulty. You're amazing! Thank you!

    February 6, 2021 at 10:07 am | Reply
  42. Dwight Hendler

    Earn 2000 a Month With Our Passive Income System – Best Autopilot income system 2021

    February 5, 2021 at 7:35 pm | Reply
  43. iskenderun escort

    iskenderun escort bayanlarla tanışmak için bu siteyi ziyaret edebilirsiniz.

    February 5, 2021 at 4:14 am | Reply
  44. malatya escort

    esenyurt escort bayanar bu sitede üstelik hepsi ücretsiz...

    February 4, 2021 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  45. DFYPofitz Review

    Earn 500 a Day With Our Passive Income System Doing These 3 Steps: Step 1: Get our ready made niche websites, Step 2: Setup your Paypal account. Step 3: Run our Unlimited Traffic System from our Free 850 sources of traffic and start earning your income in same day. More info:

    February 1, 2021 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  46. Kaley Ernstrom

    Hi would you mind letting me know which web host you're working with? I've loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a honest price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

    January 28, 2021 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  47. Craig Tsutsumi

    naturally like your web site however you need to check the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very troublesome to tell the truth then again I'll certainly come again again.

    January 28, 2021 at 10:00 pm | Reply
  48. Jerome Enstad

    Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, subscribers? Our Company provide SMM Services that means (Social Media Marketing) that is directly using social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to promote a website. High Quality Services / Our prices are the cheapest in the market, starting at $0.01 / 24/7 Support / API Support for panel leaders / Best prices

    January 27, 2021 at 12:19 am | Reply
  49. Jeramy Marsalis

    Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, and retweets? SMM Supreme uses his own panel system to generate social media traffic to any website. Best Quality-Price Ratio on the market with 714928 orders until now. – Facebook Fan Page Likes: $4.50/1000 – Instagram Followers: $0.78/1000 – Youtube Views: $1.62/1000 – Twitter followers: $2.10/1000 – Paypal Deposit – Payeer Deposit – Automatic order processing – 30 minutes to send to customers

    January 26, 2021 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  50. Duncan Perdzock

    Best Marketing Services – Cheapest on Market. SMM Supreme is the Top 5 Best Social Media Website in the World. Best Quality-Price Ratio on the market with 714,928 orders until now. – Facebook Fan Page Likes for $4.50/1000 – Instagram Followers for $0.78/1000 – Youtube Views: $1.62/1000 – Twitter followers: $2.10/1000 – Paypal Deposit – Bitcoin Deposit – Fast order processing – 1 Hour Delivery (Click on the link in the profile for more details)

    January 26, 2021 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  51. Best Hairstyles

    I have been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site. Studying this information So i抦 satisfied to exhibit that I have a very excellent uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed. I such a lot undoubtedly will make sure to don抰 put out of your mind this web site and provides it a look regularly.

    January 26, 2021 at 2:14 pm | Reply
  52. Dr Vapor

    January 24, 2021 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  53. Classie Devenney

    January 24, 2021 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  54. Free Stuff

    One more important aspect is that if you are an older person, travel insurance for pensioners is something that is important to really think about. The more aged you are, the harder at risk you are for allowing something negative happen to you while in foreign countries. If you are not really covered by quite a few comprehensive insurance cover, you could have many serious issues. Thanks for expressing your guidelines on this web blog.

    January 18, 2021 at 11:25 am | Reply
  55. I Fashion Styles

    I will right away clutch your rss as I can't to find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me understand so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

    January 17, 2021 at 8:58 pm | Reply
  56. Saul Chalmers

    This is a great blog and i want to visit this every day of the week “

    January 12, 2021 at 12:17 am | Reply
  57. Shawana Mogensen

    I simply couldn't depart your site before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back frequently in order to investigate cross-check new posts.

    January 11, 2021 at 2:02 am | Reply
  58. kurtköy eve gelen escort

    You are so cool! I do not believe I've truly read something like this before. So wonderful to find someone with a few unique thoughts on this topic. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that's needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

    December 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  59. Free Stuff

    Would you be occupied with exchanging hyperlinks?

    December 28, 2020 at 5:31 am | Reply
  60. 700k make money

    Earn 100 commissions of up to 900+ dollars DAILY. 90 Second Set Up- 100 Newbie Friendly – Fully Hosted "MonsterMode PRO Funnel" Included FREE – Fully Scalable $10K+ Per Month Income Potential More details: Click the link in profile

    December 26, 2020 at 9:28 am | Reply
  61. Hairstyles Women

    Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We've ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Excellent. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

    December 24, 2020 at 3:45 am | Reply
  62. Free Stuff

    We stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking into your web page for a second time.

    December 23, 2020 at 5:06 am | Reply
  63. Hairstyles

    I抦 not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road. Cheers

    December 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  64. Hairstyles

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you to continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!

    December 15, 2020 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  65. detectives privados merida

    detectives privados las rozas

    December 11, 2020 at 9:06 pm | Reply
  66. real money slots

    Best view i have ever seen !

    November 25, 2020 at 7:13 am | Reply
  67. Vision Without Glasses Review

    Great publish, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector don't realize this. You should continue your writing. I'm confident, you've a great readers' base already!|What's Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & aid different users like its aided me. Good job.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  68. Adam Hurst

    When the Iranains give their fellow Muslim terrorists one of their nukes to detonate in New York harbour on a freighter before it docks should the US still just mind their own business?

    February 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  69. Edward

    Americans should mind their own bloody business. How would America feel if the Russians landed near their waters with armed carriers. It is time for the US to realise that they are a declining power and nobody wants them to be judge , jury and executioner.

    February 16, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply
    • Joe America

      Enjoy your wishful thinking guy, Declining. lmfao

      February 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
    • WhatchIt

      The Ruskies already do. Unlike the muzzies, the Russians are not insane. With Iran is all about the lies.

      February 17, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply
      • Vitoria

        hey guys, saw you play paradiso, super nice!!! obama was for the bail out, he wants to bomb pkaastin.. was ok about the wiretapping.. wants global carbon tax, got 4 times more wallstreet money than mcain.. he is not going to repeal the patriot act.. 🙁

        April 7, 2012 at 1:58 am |
  70. Mitzu

    America does not want another war. However the MiddleEast is a ticking time bomb and Iran has her finger on the trigger. I hope all of the people throughout the world, especially Russia and China realiaze that if Iran sinks our carriers. Iran will not be inhabitable for man or beast for 10000 years.

    February 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply
    • Adam Hurst

      It would be nice if that would really happen but in reality Obama would just waste more time talkng about more sanctions for another couple of years. The Iranians are experts at stall tactics. Stall the world not only until they have nukes but stall until their delivery methods are perfected!

      February 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  71. Dutch

    I'd say that majority of those commenting here, are complete idiots. It's sad that these low level life forms are growing in mass, soon their stupidness will be considered the average, and your ignorant, prudness, and uneducated personas are what should to be eliminated from society. I think those eugenics programs did more backfire then selective adaptation.

    It's a real M*therF*#!er! We wage war, we burn sacrifices, pillage and plunder, then tear at the flesh of our brothers. And why? Because God gave us violence to wage in his honor, WTF!

    February 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  72. Highly motivated

    However, our large boat is worthless because the nuclear threat comes from the satellite that Iran just launched into space.

    February 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
  73. mike b

    from the greatest comedian ever jeff foxworthy, you might be a redneck if you put planes on a boat and drive around pissing people off

    February 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  74. NeoGraphix

    From the great poet team of Whitesnake; I quote " Here We Go Again....."

    February 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  75. pugsly

    end all religion now!

    February 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  76. ChristianCruisader

    We ain't scared of no Rag heads and we are ready for WAR, let's goo $ht talkers, we laugh are your leader, country and u dirt bags! I can't wait to see Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Subway, StarBucks in IRAN after we Bitch Slap u fools. Hahaha

    January 24, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
  77. jim

    the US will sacrifice both carriers and the troops to be able to justify a nuclear response. you just watch. compliments of your bribed and blackmailed congress and the usurper in charge.

    January 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • Jordan

      I love how Iranians and their likes run their mouths, oh well, speech is tax free.

      what part of MOVING FORTRESS DONT U GET?


      DO IT. I DARE YA. oh wait, the most u could do is write another nonsensical comment. Iran wants the war more than Israel, more than US, more than ANYONE ELSE! and it probably will get it, albeit in a much more different delivery method and time than it imagines... with unexpected results

      January 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Reply
      • ChristianCruisader

        BRAVO, BRAVO JORDON, You could not have Explained it any Better. I'm frankly Lossing my Patience with this LEADER and Rag TAg Army General/Mujahadden Crew. I think they have forgotten HISTORY and what we are Capable of doing an Sacrafice that we have Laid before and will not Hesitate on taking care of. But we will do on our CALL and ON OUR TIME, DATE, AND THEY WILL CRY AND WEEP for SURRENDER !

        January 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
      • crusader12

        Yup, once more the lunatics of a fascistly brainwashed nation speak out in the lowest forumns of communication. Iran, no problem, you guys could rape that little oilfield with ease, them and Syira. But heym there are a couple countries to the north of the middle east that may just not stand for that, and I tell you obese, sheeple of Americans, if China and Russia get mad, there will be no more world. End of story. Cheer it up, you will have to face what you did to Iraq soon and it will come in the way of a mushroom cloud over your own soil.

        February 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Jim

      Yuo are a moron

      January 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      you are aware that is how we got into all of this mess in the first place, 9/11 was a false flag op, undertaken by US special forces and the industrial military complex.

      February 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
    • Rory

      I couldn't get the email link for the May Elders Shop Notes to lanwdood the file properly and I was unable to get the file to lanwdood from your web archive. Are you able to email me a copy of the PDF file? Thanks very much.Dana Young732 Ashley Lane NEThompson, ND 58278

      April 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  78. sam


    January 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  79. Blah

    @RetiredVet – you stand corrected. You need two carriers in the gulf to protect your nations precious oil that the nation loves so much. Let's not sugar coat this. It's all about the oil. If it were about securing peace, there would be the same military presence in Sudan.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
    • Henry1471

      Sorry to burst your bubble but most of the US oil comes from the western hemisphere. Our battle groups are protecting our allies and bankers oil supply! Follow the money, the wars etc. are to supply our banker (China) with subsidized low cost resources (below market oil from Iran, minerals from Afghanistan, etc.)

      January 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  80. jak

    i did't really know there were so many mentally sick people in the world until i stsrted to resd some of these comments! here is a forum for an exchange of ideas and comments only to be used my the mentally retarded to post garbage, surely you can do better than this!

    January 20, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • Blah

      @jak – completely agree!

      January 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  81. Hahahahahaha

    Come on Iran! Send in your, I mean military boats to drive around them and then tell your people that you chased the carriers away!!!! Hahahahahahahahaha

    January 20, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • PB

      Not fishing boats but Sunburn missiles, against which US carriers have no response. Willing to lose a carrier and full complement of sailors just to satisfy Israel's psychopathic lust for another war in order to become the dominant power in the Middle East?

      January 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
      • Rob

        I don't think you've actually ever seen one of those carriers. Sunburn – shmunburn...
        None of our carriers will be sank by the Iranians...

        February 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
      • eric

        I guess you've never heard of Phalanx CIWS?

        February 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm |

    god does not want us fighting I pray one day this will be so. We all worship the same God

    January 20, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply
    • GodIsAnAlien

      God is an Alien. You do know that don't you.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
      • macarter

        God, my friend is the Great "I AM" . The Creator of the heavens and the earth and the seas and all that is within them.
        The Holy Spirit inspired word of God states: He who comes to God must first believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. If you fail to believe now you will definity beleive later. Because every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess He is and was and is to come. Jesus the Christ is coming.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:39 am |
      • PB

        No Macarter, "God" isn't any of those things. That is what the demented, unschooled American mind likes to think this "God" is.

        January 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
      • Rick Smith

        Macarter, you are a wise man. You have acknowledged the Lord before men,
        and He will acknowledge you before our Father in Heaven.
        Forgive the lost souls, they have not eyes to see, nor ears to hear.
        Pray that the Lord would open their eyes and ears before it is eternally too late.
        God Bless you.

        January 22, 2012 at 9:49 am |
    • mickey1313

      only once every single believer kills themselves can this world recover. End thiesm NOW.

      February 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Reply
    • HaterOfTowelHeads

      There is no "God", only humanity that is selfish. I guarantee I will see the same "religious" people I know, in the same place as my agnostic self after death.
      This isn't about God anyway.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  83. Sayan Majumdar

    And just look at the composition of USS Abraham Lincoln’s Air Wing, F/A-18E/F ‘Super Hornet’ strike fighters along with E-2D ‘Advanced Hawkeye’ to vector them to potential targets, those can cover a significant chunk of Iranian airspace from relatively safe location.


    January 20, 2012 at 7:02 am | Reply
  84. Sayan Majumdar

    I am quite surprised by the absence of pennant number of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) on the foredeck. Perhaps the ‘72’ marking is oblivious from this angle, perhaps.


    January 20, 2012 at 6:50 am | Reply
    • Henry1471

      CNN would not fake a picture would they? God bless Photoshop.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  85. mamoud

    Lomg live the glorious Republic Of Iran. Much longer tghan the stoopid US with their piny boaties and the stupid idees, I hate you all even though Inkbowe tyhaT yopu arwe aftrid of mee the wonderful mamoud the strong.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • Sayan Majumdar

      @mamoud, sometimes I do feel that you have outlived your utility and actually harming your nation’s interests through your sub-standard posts.


      January 20, 2012 at 6:54 am | Reply
    • HaterOfTowelHeads

      Mamoud...go back to your third world country where you urinate and poop in the same water you drink from, and oppress the same women and children in the same breath that you stare at internet porn. Wishing, hoping to allah that he will produce all the boy virgins you so desire

      February 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  86. blah


    January 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Reply
  87. RagMcmuffin

    Let it rain, let it rain, let it RRRRRRAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNnnnnnnnn!!!!!

    January 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
  88. Iranacockuptheirass

    AAhhh...may 10000 monkeys run for their lives while the beast master arrives at front door! Run, Run, Run you little shits!

    January 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Reply
    • Draft Dodger Newt

      You can do better than that, dammit!

      January 20, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
      • Iranacockuptheirass

        Yes you are correct, excuse me for my Irainiess. May 5000 camels Fuck your sister in the anal while you suck your mothers cock after pumping your dog who just got done giving your daddy a fudge packing.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:48 am |
    • jak

      have you ever thought of commiting suicide? I THINK YOU WOULD ENJOY THAT VERY MUCH, PLEASE TRY IT ONCE!

      January 20, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
    • PiratesRule

      ANy chance you can put that crack pipe down?

      January 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
      • Iranacockuptheirass

        You jealous maggots...may 500 camels smoke your crack so bad you scream like little homos who just got their very first fudge packing

        January 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm |


    January 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • Yup

      Here's another moron, hey you gonna speak my language learn to spell it and use proper grammer, schmuck.

      January 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply

        I hate to say it but it is 'grammar' not 'grammer'. DOH!

        January 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
    • Iranacockuptheirass

      May a 100 camels shit down your throat. Here comes the Bride!!! spread em bitches!

      January 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      if a crime fighter fights crime, and a fire fighter fights fire, then what does a freedom fighter fight?

      February 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  90. mipolitic

    good the pres has just open the lines of communication with iran , perhaps iran will recieve an answer from the pres inregards to american resolve. there is only one- way to answer one and that is when a multitude shout the answer out in unison.

    the usa, uk, france , mid east partners , many more.

    January 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  91. RetiredVet

    We need two carriers in the Persian Gulf so we can keep rescueing Iranian fishing boats.

    January 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • Yup

      Ya and when the hell are we sending them the bill for that crap, I mean really, screw them sideways let thier own government rescue them, friggin waste of money yet again.

      January 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  92. General MacArthur: Mama's Boy

    'Cause one's not enough?

    January 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
    • Blah

      Not to defend, but Before you make a comment like that why don't you try and jump on an irainian blog site and try to speak their language?! If we all spoke the same language, maybe we'd all get along!!!!

      January 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
    • Roro

      I just now wanted to thank you yet again for the anamizg site you have developed here. It really is full of useful tips for those who are definitely interested in this subject, primarily this very post. Your all so sweet as well as thoughtful of others plus reading your blog posts is a good delight in my experience. And thats a generous treat! Mary and I are going to have pleasure making use of your ideas in what we have to do in a few days. Our collection of ideas is a kilometer long and simply put tips will be put to great use.

      July 1, 2012 at 4:52 am | Reply
  93. michaelfury

    January 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Leave a Reply to Clayton


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.