Cheney's Fun and Games in the Persian Gulf

24 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Cheney's Fun and Games in the Persian Gulf</h1><p>May 24 (LPAC)--Following the "flag march" by the US Navy on May 23, when a large flotilla entered Persian Gulf in broad daylight to send a message to Iran, the U.S. Navy today began a war game right on the Iran's doorstep. The group involved in the war game includes two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the USS Nimitz and USS John C. Stennis.</p><p>Asked if any of the American ships carried atomic weapons, a U.S. Navy spokesman said the United States routinely did not comment on whether its warships were equipped with nuclear arms. "The Stennis is conducting flight operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nimitz is conducting an air defense exercise. Bonhomme Richard is conducting replenishment at sea," Navy Media Operations Officer Denise Garcia told Reuters. The USS John C. Stennis, USS Nimitz, and the USS Bonhomme Richard are part of the group of nine ships that entered the Gulf together on May 23.</p></div></body>