Turns out that all that talk about sending an American Carrier group to buttress any action the North Koreans might take if the US did a premptive strike against a nuclear bomb test last week was just that…
Carrier Strike Group One was actuall more like 5,000 miles away going AWAY from the Korean pensulia….
I for one, do NOT belive for one momnet, that the American Sec of Def didn’t know where one of his aircraft carrier’s and it’s accompanying ships where at anytime….
The South Korea’s (And probabaly a whole American military people IN Korea) are NOT happy with a gamble involvoing their butts….
Just 10 days ago, when news broke that the Trump administration was sending the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson to the Korean Peninsula, many South Koreans feared a possible war with North Korea. Others cheered for Washington, calling the deployment a powerful symbol of its commitment to deterring the North.
On Wednesday, after it was revealed that the carrier strike group was actually thousands of miles away and had been sailing in the opposite direction, toward the Indian Ocean, it left South Koreans feeling bewildered, cheated and even manipulated by the United States, their country’s most important ally.
“Trump’s lie over the Carl Vinson,” read a headline on the website of the newspaper JoongAng Ilbo on Wednesday. “Xi Jinping and Putin must have had a good jeer over this one.”
“Like North Korea, which is often accused of displaying fake missiles during military parades, is the United States, too, now employing ‘bluffing’ as its North Korea policy?” the article asked.
The episode raised questions about whether major allies of the United States, like South Korea and Japan, had been informed of the carrier’s whereabouts, and whether the misinformation undercut America’s strategy to contain North Korea’s nuclear ambitions by using empty threats.
American aircraft carriers regularly visit waters near the Korean Peninsula as part of annual military exercises with South Korea and Japan. But when the United States Pacific Command said on April 9 that the Carl Vinson had been ordered to leave Singapore and return to the Western Pacific, the decision was considered highly unusual, as it had been in exercises off the Korean Peninsula just last month.
“We’re sending an armada,” President Trump said 10 days ago….
image of the Carl Vinson Carrier group…..hanfortsentinel.com