Tuesday, May 03, 2011

More on bin Laden's death not being reported

As some of you may know the media is reporting that the uss carl vinson
cvn-70 was the ship which disposed of Osama bin laden's body.
Recently I checked the website for the vinson and noticed the news
section has been down, along with other sections there
Nor is the crew reporting anything about their involvement in the bin
Laden affair on the ship's facebook page
Clearly the navy is scared here. Even though the us navy is the largest
in the world many of it's ships are not as tough as they are reported to
be, this includes the vinson.
Peter Khan Zendran


USS Carl Vinson: Osama Bin Laden's Burial at Sea

Before Osama bin Laden's body was lowered to its
final resting place at sea, the last spot on earth to
host his remains was reportedly the deck of the
aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

When asked about the USS Carl Vinson's role in
burying bin Laden, a military official would not
confirm the ship's involvement. But Pentagon officials
previously told ABC News and other news outlets that
the 30-year-old naval vessel was indeed the ship
responsible for transporting bin Laden's body to its
burial, likely in the Indian Ocean.

In Islam, people are typically buried in the ground,
without a casket, before the next of five daily prayer
periods have taken place. The U.S. government
apparently decided it was risky for bin Laden to have
a known grave, lest it become a shrine to the world's
best-known terrorist.

Officials said that, in accordance with Muslim law, bin
Laden's burial at sea was conducted by a Muslim s
eaman, who recited the prayers and ensured that the
body was washed and wrapped appropriately in cloth.

But this task was hardly the Vinson's only high-
profile assignment. In the three decades since its
launch in 1980, the ship has earned the nickname
"America's favorite aircraft carrier." It has assisted with
key military and humanitarian operations around the

The aircraft carrier, named for Democratic Rep. Carl
Vinson of Georgia (1883-1981), was first
commissioned on March 13, 1982. Vinson served
more than 50 years in the House, and during World
War II he became known as "the father of the two-
ocean navy."

USS Carl Vinson's Motto: 'Strength from the Sea'

After several sea trials, the ship took off from Norfolk,
Va., in 1983, for an eight-month world cruise, with a
crew of nearly 6,000 sailors, the ship's website says.

In the decades since its inaugural cruise, the ship has
continued to tour the world to support key military
campaigns. In the 1990s, it launched air strikes in
support of Operation Desert Fox and Operation

Southern Watch in Iraq. After the September 11
attacks, the USS Carl Vinson moved to the North
Arabian Sea, to launch the first strikes for Operation
Enduring Freedom.

In January 2010, the aircraft carrier was sent to Port-
au-Prince, Haiti, to assist disaster relief operations
after the devastating earthquake.

The ship also goes by the nickname the "Gold Eagle"
-- so called for the eagle prominently featured in its
seal. The eagle, which is meant to be emblematic of
the country, carries a banner displaying the Latin
phrase, "Vis Per Mare," which means "Strength from
the Sea" and is the ship's motto.

The USS Carl Vinson's Facebook page has nearly
28,000 "likes" but includes the warning "Loose Lips
Sink Ships!"

"ANY discussion or speculation of the ship's location
or anticipated inport dates before they're officially
released may result in revocation of access to this
page," the page's description says. "Remember, the
bad guys DO follow our Facebook page too."


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