USS Truman airborne strike group in place opposite Syria

In position off the Syrian coast is the nuclear-powered USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier – from which the US, UK and France launched their April 14 attack on the Syrian army for launching a chemical attack. The US Navy strike group entered the eastern Mediterranean over last weekend. US task force commander Rear Adm. Eugene Black announced that its arrival “sends a powerful signal to our partners that we are committed to maintaining peace and security in the region and everywhere that there is a threat of terrorism.”
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the strike group is sending an even more powerful signal to US adversaries: The Trump administration looks with extreme disfavor on the mounting cooperation between Russian, Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah military forces and their aggressive intent, especially with respect to the US outpost at Al Tanf which controls the point of intersection between the Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian borders. The US is in general opposed to any military action against the Syrian opposition forces it supports, whether in the north, east or south, or along Syria’s borders with Iraq, Jordan and Israel.
The coming DEBKA Weekly issue out on Friday, June 15, offers exclusive details on the critical military movements afoot in Syria and examines their ramifications in the light of a comment President Donald Trump made on June 12 in Singapore, after his epic sit-down with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. He referred obliquely to changes overtaking the Iranian leadership in the last three months. What did he mean? To find out more, subscribe to DEBKA Weekly by clicking here.

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42 thoughts on “USS Truman airborne strike group in place opposite Syria

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 18:19 at 18:19

    Hello Assad. What are you preparing bad boy?

    • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:31 at 19:31

      Now with North Korea put in its place and wise to cooperate. America-Israel-Arab Coalition can turn towards Syria and remove Iran from their and take on Iranian Proxies by causing Chaos among Billionaire Ayatollahs and Mullahs within Iran itself to just survive. There days of Proxies Wars while ignoring their own People has come to friction and Iran is on the abyss!

    • Jun 12, 2018 @ 22:22 at 22:22

      The false flag chemical attack preparation by the jihadists coached by the US special operations is well on course as indicated by Russian intelligence. US allied strikes failed to achieve its objective, the jihadists have lost most of the territories they captured. The US and allies are at their weakest point. Turning on guerrilla attacks is sufficient to cause sufficient damage to the US allied forces in Al tanf as evidence by the recent explosion in their armoury.

      • Jun 13, 2018 @ 13:09 at 13:09

        Say sufficient one more time. Kremlin propagandist

        • Jun 13, 2018 @ 15:47 at 15:47

          Another try to fire uncle toms tomacrap weapons at themselves . Truman hystorically was sank twice , maybe its final 3rd time is upcoming together with all their flotation.Its ironic to say that in exactly same place it is staying , there was placed by Israelis submersed devices of un/known origin , that if somehow activated will wipe everything in there for 5 miles radius . Americans and Israelis should know , that placing tactical weapons in International water is a no no by International Marine charter, International law , and Maritime laws admiralty clauses . Here is no UN approval needed to bomb the owner/s of such devices or in case of tactical weapons to bring the owners to dismantle their nukes program. Usually its given 1 day notice to do that , but in this case there might be no notice given …..

          • Jun 13, 2018 @ 19:09 at 19:09

            WTF are you smoking. 1st of no ship named Truman has ever been sunk or even hit. Secondly what are you even babbling about.

      • Jun 15, 2018 @ 15:26 at 15:26

        desty “…Russian intelligence…” an oxymoron

        spoken like a true moron

    • Jun 14, 2018 @ 19:44 at 19:44

      Hello Eugene, so called “admiral”. Set the timer to measure how fast your junk will sink if you as much as have a bad dream of any mischief against any location where Russian military personnel or equipment is deployed.

      • Jun 15, 2018 @ 15:30 at 15:30

        Any Russian still in Syria should be using nappies, cos they are going home in a box.

        Hezbollah are about to turn on them, Iran has turned on them: those white boys in blue and white t-shirts stick out from the crowd in that sea of middle eastern cannibals.

        And now NATO and Israel will be fighting anything that moves into SW Syria.

        Popcorn time

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 18:33 at 18:33

    Oh yeah. Trump is nothing like Obama. Iranians can confirm that

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:05 at 19:05

    Iranian friends and cohorts of Islam across the planet will not go quietly into the night. Persian Empire is at stake! Expect multiple hitbacks in North America aimed at utilities, water and food distribution. Kinetic attacks are already rehearsed and studied as seen at the San Jose substation sabotage. This is a worldwide conflict. Asian/Russian Communism is a side show; Mohammedanism has bigger plans & goals!

    Ultimate, existential threat for US homeland is EMP caused impacts to food distribution. Increased rail capacity and reach is understood essential in Famine Hedge solution set. Interesteed parties, planners and officials in the 3000 US County OES agenciers should obtain all-time US Railway matrix mapbooks from for hard copy reference, either to commence preparations. Having RR mapbooks readily available after the fact shall expedite retrievel of quantities of needed/abandoned railway track material..

    • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:12 at 19:12

      Gunnar, you are living in a fantasy world created by your own warped paranoid mind. Please check yourself into the nearest psych ward before you hurt yourself and more importantly others.

      • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:50 at 19:50

        KMACanada has it right too….STRIKE TWO: The former POTUS’s Clinton, Bush, and Obama have been exposed how weak they were when throwing money without accountability and verification making the world more dangerous. POTUS Trump has shown how to Deal with North Korea to their embarrassments. The Iranian Leadership is now isolated and the G-6 Nations won’t be able to help them either. While Russia can see a weaken Iran will eventually be time to make Ayatollah’s Pay The Bill they owe and see that Russia can benefit more if the Iranian Billionaire Religious Outriggers Minority Regime is removed and at the right time, will pull the triggers that puts them on the run, from the Persian People soon to be Uprisings. Iran can’t survive and thrive against the American, Israel, Arab Coalitions and Russian coming reckoning on Iranian Soil and EU and China can’t stop it.

      • Jun 12, 2018 @ 23:13 at 23:13

        The Traitor has sent it there to support his friend Putin; the real US President.

        • Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:17 at 11:17

          “The Traitor has sent it there to support his friend Putin; the real US President.”

          @ “Death to America-Burn the White House again”,

          Another totally bogus “conspiracy theory”———–presented without any documentation what so ever to support it!

          • Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:18 at 11:18

            “The Traitor has sent it there to support his friend Putin; the real US President.”

            @ “Death to America-Burn the White House again”,

            Another totally bogus “conspiracy theory”———–presented without any documentation what so ever to support it!

      • Jun 16, 2018 @ 4:08 at 4:08

        Hhhhhhh i love your reaction

    • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:35 at 19:35

      Disagree, you act as if they have the ability to survive what they wish upon Israel, Saudi Arabia, and America a New Holocaust…….nothing can stop Iran’s Religious Billionaires from surviving and ruling as they did since 1979. There time is up and they can’t stop anything without them being changed.

    • Jun 12, 2018 @ 20:45 at 20:45

      Gunnar Henrioulle……..Go Ahead and Make POTUS Trump, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Day of Doom for the Iranian Religious Robbing Regime of Thieves. Free Men and Women will fight for Freedom and not for Billionaires in Iran. The Persian People will take back their Nation.

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 2:27 at 2:27

      Everybody is aware by now that all that islamists have done and can do is terrorism.
      The main factor now is that if they do so, all terrorist masters and all of their supporters wil be wiped off in their homes and in the free world.
      We may get damaged but surely will survive and rebuild in no time, the terrorists will not survive and those remain will not be able to recover for generations.
      Sure, that’s a lot of casualties, but the world will be a safe, free and prosperous place for a very long time after that.

      • Jun 13, 2018 @ 13:07 at 13:07

        You aren’t an angel, otherwise you would know the Biblical facts. Only the Messiah [and his true Angels] can make the world safe and will do so in the near future.

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 13:11 at 13:11

      A Jeff Miner by any other name… Is still posting the same EMP famine nonsense, as a ploy to get more choo-choo trains. Nothing to do with the current topic

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:24 at 19:24

    Nice move.Can they test the “upgraded air-defenses near the Golan”.Or should the IAF take care of it?I prefer the last.

    • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:46 at 19:46

      Strike Force Eagle One has it right on……………..STRIKE ONE: Now that North Korea is working on the Deal to remove a Nuclear War threat in Asia, it is time to admit the POTUS Obama’s Iranian Deal was terrible after all. The World is now learning just how horrible POTUS Obama-Administration deceptions are uncovered, the more we know it was a disaster from the start. This is why it was only an Executive Order Agreement without Advise and Consent from the US Senate. POTUS Donald Trump was wise to withdraw America from the Iranian Deal even with American Main Stream Media in Washington remaining upset about how Israel, America and now North Korea Deal will keep exposing Obama-Kerry Cave in to Iran that was on the brink of collapse. Few of these critics ever quite understood that Israel Evidence. POTUS Trump already knew the Iranian Deal is ever growing stinking corpse, long overdue for burial. Iranian cunning with cheating to ensure Nuke bomb-making was successfully hidden to be easily restarted at a future date while being blessed Billions of Dollars for 10 years to quiet Persian People Domestic Unrest, but to bank enough cash to go fully nuclear in the future. At the very time when the Billionaire Religious Thieves Regime was near bankruptcy from sanctions and thus was in no position anyway to build an arsenal of bombs and missiles.

      • Jun 12, 2018 @ 19:52 at 19:52

        STRIKE THREE: The Iranian Egregious Religious Billionaires Thieves are moving both their families and bank accounts and the smart one’s know it is time to get out. Only the Dumb and Greedy will end being caught with no place to run. STRIKES 1, 2, 3 and they are OUT and crying about the Umpires will be ignored! Let It Happen & Let It Be Done!

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:26 at 11:26

      “Nice move.Can they test the “upgraded air-defenses near the Golan”.Or should the IAF take care of it?I prefer the last.”

      Me too—————stay tuned!

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 22:02 at 22:02

    I like Trump: He puts the Leftists, the Islamists, the mainstream press and the deep state swap creatures in their rightful places. He does not accept their shit from anyone nor does he go along with their “narratives” and agendas. Bravo trump, may you go from strength to strength – G-d willing.

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 23:10 at 23:10

    Anybody oppose operation against extremist muslims with any name in Syria is directly helping them.

  • Jun 12, 2018 @ 23:12 at 23:12

    Secular leftists everywhere are afraid that Trump’s cavalier attitude and willingness to act is working out good in the world while their limp wristed “never fail to appease the enemies of what is good” pholosophy has made the world worse. It shows the Appeaser and Chief’s ways were only hurtful to real peace and safety. But being “Left” means neber having to say you’re sorry no matter how many innocent families are murdered in Syria because they believe their motives/intentions are good. They are moral fools and continually show how bancrupt their politically correct ideas really are.

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:33 at 11:33

      ” But being “Left” means neber having to say you’re sorry no matter how many innocent families are murdered in Syria because they believe their motives/intentions are good. They are moral fools and continually show how bancrupt their politically correct ideas really are.”

      @Izzat an-Anuss,

      Political correctness IS THE PROBLEM and those on the far left are suffering from a mental illness!

  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 3:41 at 3:41

    May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob grant that the United States will always support Jewish Zionist Israel!

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 5:01 at 5:01


  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 4:58 at 4:58

    Hey, I see lot of nonsense geese talk, not to mention the BS takings of ST001. Not sure what st stands for, possibly stupid but 001 is taken already, who else would insult a chief of a friendly state?

    There a 2 two carrier strike groups in the Mediterranean, this USS Truman which later this month heads back home after an extended eight-month deployment, and his replacement USS Eisenhower already into the Mediterranean and steaming straight to Est.

    This coincides with the NATO military exercises across eastern Europe and Turkey, and it is meant to balance Russia’s aggressive expansion of its surface and submarine maritime capabilities.

    But, just before USS Truman will leave, in the Mediterranean there will be 2 carriers groups in range, very helpful if Hezbollah tries to overflow Israel with rockets. Carries are “group carriers” meaning additional destroyers and submarines, a lot of fire power that could be directed over South Lebanon, if needed.

    It follows that the best time to remove the Iranians at the Northern border and further up North in Syria, and not care too much about a strike from Hezbollah, is this and next week. I pity the stupid Soleimani, he managed to take static fortified positions. He’s game already, only the hunter has to find its will and tactics to go after him.

    Way to go IDF!

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 16:34 at 16:34

      Beaver, “Name Calling” is the sure sign of ignorance and Pure “BS” (Perhaps Means “Beaver Stupid”) since it reveals you can’t respond as an Adult. Beavers are Large Rodents and that is a Fact as well. I don’t mind if you challenge my Posts anytime but do so with substance not your Undefined or Incapable “BS”. I welcome corrections, revelations, and discussions. United Kingdom just Outlawed Hezbollah and not just the Military Wing. Hamas continues its Kite Attacks, both supported by Iranian Billionaire Mullahs choosing to seek, cheat, and acquire Nukes. As they have threaten to be used on Israel and elsewhere many times by their own Corrupt Leadership. It is this Regime that is holding back the Beacon of Civilization that all Persia was known for that welcomed Sons and Daughters of Abraham. I did enjoy your Info & Views on Carriers and Comments why they are there. Along with Soleimani as well. The Path Iranians Ayatollahs and Mullahs have chosen since 1979 is the true ignorance and corruption of Persia and the Persian People will overcome such Hateful Corruption as well.

  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 7:36 at 7:36

    I dont support mullahs..but i betcha netanyahu has more money then all of em put together.

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:41 at 11:41

      “I dont support mullahs..but i betcha netanyahu has more money then all of em put together.”

      @ “Mullahyahu”,

      Show your data to back up your claim————-or is it just speculation on your part with NOTHING to support it ????????????

    • Jun 13, 2018 @ 16:51 at 16:51

      The Ayatollahs and Mullahs are Bankrupted in their Minds, Thoughts, and Deeds and it shows how they needed Handouts to survive and bribe others to do their bidding of deceit. Russia will provide them a Bill for payment soon as well and without a Receipt. When the Persian People rise this time, such uprisings will be welcomed and funded and supported to create a better Middle East. Persia Great Culture and Return to Civilization is Today and Tomorrow. While the Iranian Mullah’s Rule with Billions in being misused and misspent on exporting violence are Yesterday. They brought it upon themselves.

    • Jun 16, 2018 @ 6:43 at 6:43

      On the surface, the U.S. and Iranian governments have much in common: a president who is popularly elected, a boisterous legislature, and a powerful judiciary. The obvious difference lies in the fact that Iran is an Islamic theocracy, and that one man, the Supreme Leader, exerts ideological and political control over a system dominated by clerics who shadow every major function of the state. The Big Difference is that Netanyahu is still under a Democratic Republic and must run for Election, obey Laws, and even is being investigated by the Israeli Government Law Enforcement and so is his Wife, and shows they do not have Total Power.

  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:23 at 11:23

    “Free Men and Women will fight for Freedom and not for Billionaires in Iran. The Persian People will take back their Nation.”


    The sooner———-the better!

  • Jun 13, 2018 @ 16:41 at 16:41

    Iranians might end having their balls clipped off good, where you would less expect, other than the Northern border.
    The fight for port of Hodeidah has started and is likely to be the largest battle until now in Yemen. This is a stronghold of Iranian backed rebels, most of Iranian weapons come through Hodeidah, and could be used to blockade the Gulf.

  • Jun 15, 2018 @ 23:17 at 23:17

    Unlikely that Syria will try to liberate Golan, if this is the only concern then let terrorists rabble rousers be annihilated. It’s good for everyone.

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