As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
The Australian media has broken a rather important story concerning the New York Times and Sec. Mattis confirming the USS carrier Carl Vinson was steaming to the Sea of Japan.
The problem is, it was discovered that the Vinson when the announcement was made was steaming toward Australia.....
When the announcement was made that is was about to enter the Sea of Japan, the Navy released of a photo of it still off the Australian coast.
Maybe someone should stop listening to Mattis and McMasters, and that someone should stop tweeting about his powerful armada bound for North Korea.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the warships were, in fact, still in waters off the northwest coast of Australia and would “start heading north towards the Sea of Japan within the next 24 hours”.
The naval strike group had actually spent the past few days conducting drills with the Australian Navy, the official said.
The ships are not expected to reach their destination until the end of the month, CNN reports.
The story unravelled when the US Navy released a photograph showing the Carl Vinson thousands of kilometres away in the Sunda Strait, between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, on Saturday, the same day Kim Jong-un was making a show of his military arsenal in the streets of Pyongyang.
The US Navy announced on April 8 that the armada was travelling north as a “prudent measure” to deter North Korean military aggression.
However, when the announcement was made, the naval strike group was still headed towards Australia, where it was scheduled to take part in joint military exercises, 5600km away.
White House officials told the Times that the military’s Pacific Command made the announcement prematurely, and the mistake was repeated later by defence secretary Jim Mattis.
As David Frum reported on Charlie Rose, this White House could not manage the Easter Egg Roll, and now it does not know where it's carriers are.
Perhaps it is time for President Trump to do something novel, like walking softly and keeping his big stick out of the Sea of Japan, before those conduits who are manipulating him with fake intelligence get America into something the President has no idea of and will be in too deep to pull out later.
The Sunshine Policy was working Mr. President until George W. Bush stopped it, and then the North Koreans began exploding things again. How about sending Christians into North Korea, instead of bombs Mr. President, and how about garden seeds, instead of bombs Mr. President, and expand the decadent South Korean trade into the North to corrupt that big military.
Put your carriers into the Philippines and Taiwan Mr. President, they are best Cap Weinberger suited there, as your good friend President Xi who is playing you would certainly understand a port of call to Taiwan which is a US ally.
Dr Petrov believes that North Korea had a chance for survival if it could resume co-operation with South Korea, and this could happen if South Korea changed leadership at its May 9 presidential election.
He said co-operation did happen during the 10 years of the Sunshine policy that encouraged interaction and economic assistance between the two countries from 1998 to 2008, but the US actions were very important.
He said North Korea initially froze its nuclear program according to an agreement made when Bill Clinton was president but his successor George Bush scrapped this, which forced North Korea to resume its program.