Big ‘E’

Last month I noted that USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) had headed out on her final deployment and wondered which ship would become the oldest active serving in the fleet when she was retired. A commenter noted that it would be the USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

bigE.jpgToday on Defense Tech, Norman Polmar disucsses this: ‘Big E’ Will Soon be the Oldest

Remember, the Enterprise was going to be sacrificed in a “false flag operation” last fall.

And now (apparently the false flag thing didn’t work out) the ship is “speeding towards the Persian Gulf“, which “finalizes the first phase of military escalation against Iran that VP Cheney promised to the Gulf States.“:

The USS Enterprise CVN 65-Big E Strike Group will join the USS Stennis and the USS Nimitz carriers, building up the largest sea, air, marine concentration the United States has ever deployed opposite Iran.

Except that the Nimitz (CVN 68) is in India today: Nimitz docks near Chennai; Left protests. What dastardly deed is that symbol of American hegemony perpetrating now? Well, doing some volunteer work in a tsunami-devestated village, for one thing.

It’s so hard to keep all of these carrier theories straight.


  1. They always claim we are about to strike when all that is going on is turnover… Signs of strike are very different than what the ignorant consperiousy therorists in the press claim…

  2. A few hundred out of a nation of 1.1 billion. I well remember not to friendly crowds spurred on by the PCI and PCP (communist parties of Italy and Portugal) and in Greece, all our NATO allies. There’s a lot of good things going on w/India, especially their Navy, behind the scenes. Let’s give ’em a chance. -SJS