Now that's a scary premise, but not outside potential activities of the US warfare state. It wouldn't be the first time we put out soldiers in harm's way hoping to use their deaths to justify expanding military offensive efforts.
How real is the possibility of a false flag attack on the USS Enterprise? A navy combat veteran who served in the Persian Gulf provides his perspective…
The USS Enterprise -perhaps one of the most well-known aircraft carriers in modern history- is scheduled to be decommissioned in one year.
Remember Pearl Harbor? What better way to encourage blind patriotism than to knowingly kill out own soldiers...
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.
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.
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.