Mario Andrade | DeadlineLive.info | January 30 2012
The USS Enterprise -perhaps one of the most well-known aircraft carriers in modern history- is scheduled to be decommissioned in one year.
Nevertheless, it is still being deployed to the Persian Gulf, which has caused a lot of speculation about how the U.S. Government might provoke an attack (whether real or manufactured) to sink it and blame Iran to start a war.
The possibility of this event was first discussed a few days ago by talkshow host Mike Rivero.
Given the long track record of false flag attacks throughout U.S. Naval History, this is a scenario that cannot and should not be ruled out.
It is a well-known fact that the U.S. Government blew up the USS Maine in 1898 in order to blame Spain during the Cuban revolt, which led to the Spanish-American War. On June 8 of 1967, Israeli aircraft bombed the USS Liberty so the U.S. Government could blame the attack on Egypt.
More recently, Journalist and writer Seymour Hersh stated in public that during the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney wanted to ‘trigger’ a war against Iran by using Navy SEALs disguised as Iranians attacking one of our own ships. These are only a few examples.
Possible scenarios for the false flag attack on the USS Enterprise…
An aircraft carrier is very difficult, but not impossible, to sink. An attack on the USS Enterprise can be coordinated so surface-to-surface missiles, combined with torpedo-attacks possibly launched from submarines as Rivero’s video suggests, and perhaps mine warfare would cause significant damage for it to sink.
If a submarine is involved in the attack, then this scenario would likely occur in the Gulf of Oman because the water there is deep enough to conduct submarine warfare.
The possible sinking scenario can also be achieved by using saboteurs or traitors among the crew to inflict damage to one or more of the EIGHT nuclear reactors on board the Enterprise.
Unfortunately, the possibilities of this scenario to happen are very likely, given how easy it is to have access to the nuclear propulsion machinery rooms.
The nuclear reactor sabotage, along with bombing from an outside vessel or aircraft could inflict enough damage in which nuclear radiation can be released to the crew’s living and working compartments.
The nuclear contamination and the damage to the ship’s structure could very well force the captain to issue the order to abandon ship.
A sabotage can also be coordinated and carried out by intelligence assets and special operations forces. One can only read one of Richard Marcinko’s book to realize how easy it would be for one or two Navy SEAL teams to take over an aircraft carrier.
The Dick Cheney scenario also comes to mind, in which special forces (disguised as Iranians) can use one or more gun boats, or torpedo boats to attack the carrier, while getting air support bombing, or placing high grade explosives under the ship’s keel. After all, that’s one of the Navy SEAL’s main specialty –underwater demolition operations.
One last possible scenario would actually involve the Iranian navy. The U.S. Government might provoke the Iranians in order for them to attack the USS Enterprise.
The Enterprise’s battlegroup, which may include a submarine, two frigates (now being replaced with Littoral Combat Ships), two destroyers and one guided missile cruiser may (intentionally or unintentionally) leave the carrier vulnerable to an attack.
To sink, or not to sink…
The possible false flag attack on the USS Enterprise may not necessarily be significant enough for the ship to sink. It can be engineered to cause a spectacular –made for television- explosion or hull damage like the attack on the USS Cole.
The ship can sustain significant damage and casualties and still stay afloat, which in fact can be spinned as a symbol of endurance or survival by the government and the media.
The Persian Gulf has very shallow water, with an average of 70 or 80 feet in depth. Therefore, a large aircraft carrier like the USS Enterprise would not fully sink. However, in the Gulf of Oman (which is where most carriers operate), the depth can reach over one thousand feet.
Possible area where the water would be deep enough for an aircraft carrier to sink.
This would be the ideal area for a ship this size to sink.
However, the possibility for an aircraft carrier like the USS Enterprise to sink is still remote, given its massive size and how well the damage control teams can isolate the affected compartments.
Nevertheless, an attack that involves significant amount of damage can be sufficient enough to cause a psychological reaction that may change public opinion to favor a war against Iran.
One can only visualize the images on television of a damaged aircraft carrier being towed to a shipyard to be decommissioned because of the ‘evil-doers’ in Iran.
The irony of an attack on the USS Enterprise would be that this was the first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that began using nuclear propulsion, and the false flag attack would be made to look like it was carried out by Iran – a country which is trying to develop nuclear reactors for the first time.
Undoubtedly, this would also be reported by the media if the attack takes place.
*Mario Andrade is a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the first Gulf War. His specialization was mine warfare, mine clearance maneuvers, navigation, shipboard damage control and underwater explosives neutralization, among many other duties.
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