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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    Sorry to say it but around the first week of March the fit will hit the shan. I do hope I am wrong though I don't believe I will be. Washington has been pounding the war drugs. The same neocons that supported our invasion of Iraq are screaming for war with Iran. I'm afraid this time it'll get ugly and Americans will really understand war for the first time.










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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    "If you listen to the (Iranian) rhetoric ... you might think that there are some tensions," Admiral Troy Shoemaker, commander of the carrier strike group nine, told Reuters.

    "We obviously pay attention to that as we go through but I think we are conducting the transit as part of our normal business ... Our intention is to keep it professional and routine."

    Iran is at loggerheads with the West over its disputed uranium enrichment program. It says its nuclear program is for generating electricity.

    ( Iran won't make the first move)

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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    It doesn't really help that Isreal is threatening them too.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    this will happen again and again until we make it a national priority to innovate a different transportation fuel.

    we made it to the moon in 1969 with computers that had less processing power than a cell phone. this is a problem that we can and should solve. imagine if the money that is spent to respond to the symptoms was actually applied to treating the disease.

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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Sorry to say it but around the first week of March the fit will hit the shan. I do hope I am wrong though I don't believe I will be. Washington has been pounding the war drugs. The same neocons that supported our invasion of Iraq are screaming for war with Iran. I'm afraid this time it'll get ugly and Americans will really understand war for the first time.
    I hope you are wrong too. I really dont see it happening. For all their bluster, Iran is no match for our Navy and Air Force. I doubt there would be a land invasion. I suspect at the most there is some posturing on both sides. Ahmadinejad may be a whack job but he is no idiot. He cant POSSIBLY conceive that provoking an actual war would be beneficial.

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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    Iran is saber rattling for one reason and one reason only. It drives oil up. Their economy is mainly dependent on their oil sales. Notice when they started this is up pretty heavy? It was when oil futures were on the decline. They know by doing this, it will manipulate the market and drive the cost per barrel up. Which it has. The hits on Israelis by their surrogates further agitates it.

    If they were at all serious, they would have hit the carrier group as it transited the straight.

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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I hope you are wrong too. I really dont see it happening. For all their bluster, Iran is no match for our Navy and Air Force. I doubt there would be a land invasion. I suspect at the most there is some posturing on both sides. Ahmadinejad may be a whack job but he is no idiot. He cant POSSIBLY conceive that provoking an actual war would be beneficial.
    No question about it if it is an air war. If it became a land war it would be quite a bit different, I think.

    Call me paranoid and as a guy once said, "I know I'm paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?". I do think a false flag attack is possible. I don't trust the government but we have a history of false flag attacks leading us into a war. A false flag attack would seal the deal for Obama's re-election. It would galvanize the public and divert their attention away from being raped and robbed by the the powers that be. In the short term it would improve the economy. I'm not saying a false flag will happen but I am saying I do not trust my government.










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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I hope you are wrong too. I really dont see it happening. For all their bluster, Iran is no match for our Navy and Air Force. I doubt there would be a land invasion. I suspect at the most there is some posturing on both sides. Ahmadinejad may be a whack job but he is no idiot. He cant POSSIBLY conceive that provoking an actual war would be beneficial.
    Wars have started for less than sabre rattling. Everything he does seems to provoke.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: US carrier crosses Hormuz against Iran threats

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Wars have started for less than sabre rattling. Everything he does seems to provoke.
    but other than purely political...what 'gain' would there be for us to engage them? there are a lot of things I dont like about Obama...I dont think that is a shocking revelation...but I cant fathom he would engage the US in a war for the sole purpose of reelection.

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