On November 5 French President Francois Hollande said the aircraft carrier would be sent to Syria.
“The deployment of the battle group formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was decided to participate in operations against IS and its affiliates,” the French presidential office at the Élysée Palace announced.
On September 27 the French began airstrikes in Syria. On Tuesday Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France began bombing “the Islamic State group’s oil infrastructure,” which is Syria’s oil infrastructure captured by ISIS
A Chinese attack submarine stalked the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan near Japan last month in the closest encounter between a carrier and a People’s Liberation Army Navy submarine since 2006, according to American defense officials.
The Chinese submarine sailed very close to the Reagan during the weekend of Oct. 24, said defense officials familiar with reports of the incident.
The incident occurred as the Reagan sailed from its home port to the Sea of Japan around the southern end of Japan.
Pinal not only has the capability to maintain aircraft but, according to a source familiar with the operations at the facility, it can manufacture aircraft from the cannibalized parts from other planes. In addition, the facility can fabricate new parts for special purposes. WMR learned that Pinal has the capability to enable large planes to be remotely operated. WMR can report that it was this capability at Pinal that attracted airline captain Marshall’s attention and was to be a central part of this third book on 9/11. After his death, the computer hard disk containing the manuscript for Marshall’s third book was removed from his residence in Murphys and was reportedly sent to the technical lab of the California Department of Justice in Sacramento for “analysis.” Neither it nor the manuscript contained on it have ever surfaced.
The intrigue does not stop there. In 2012, when Marshall visited Pinal and spoke to his contacts, Evergreen was in negotiations to sell its facility as part of the Pinal Air Park was slated for return to county control and development as a general aviation airport. Eventually, a company based in Rosslyn, in Arlington County, Virginia, Relativity, LLC, negotiated with Evergreen for the sale of the maintenance and storage facility at Pinal. Relativity then changed the name of the facility at Pinal from Evergreen to Marana Aerospace Solutions. Marana Aerospace dropped the armed guards at the main entrance to Pinal but an ominous “U.S. Government Property-Restricted Area” sign greets anyone trying to enter the area of the facility controlled by the company.
Chinese fighter jets and helicopters to assist Russians in battle against US-backed ISIS.
Over the past year, evidence has steadily emerged of a growing Russian military presence in Syria. As Bashar al-Assad’s armies have failed him in the field, he has increasingly relied on outside help. Initially, that help came from Hezbollah and Iran, but now it appears to be Moscow’s turn. And Washington may finally be waking up to what looks like a substantial Russian intervention in Syria.