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    Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    As unconfirmed reports of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities pick up steam in the Middle Eastern media, a US-based strategic intelligence company has released a chart showing US naval carriers massing near Iranian waters.


    The chart, published by Stratfor and obtained by the Zero Hedge financial blog, shows that over the last few weeks a naval carrier -- the USS Harry S Truman -- has been positioned in the north Indian Ocean, not far from the Strait of Hormuz, which leads into the Persian Gulf. The carrier joins the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which was already located in the area. The chart is dated June 23, 2010.
    The strike on Iran may be close. Iran cannot be allowed to become a nuclear power, but we must be prepared to deal with the consequences of doing this, as the Straits of Hormuz most likely will be shut down, thus stopping the vast majority of Middle Eastern oil from getting to market.

    Despite the perils of an attack on Iran, I say do it. We must be prepared to suffer a little hardship if we are going to do what needs to be done. I can accept gas rationing.

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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    I don't think the man in charge has the cajones.....
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Oh, the insanity. You've been sniffing your own farts again, Dan. The consequences would be far, far greater than gas rationing. Try a melt'down of the entire Western economy, mass unemployment, a sustained multi-enemy ME war and China laughing its ass off.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Why would china be laughing its ass off? They need us as much as we need them.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I don't think the man in charge has the cajones.....
    He has the cajones, he just knows that there are better ways then war.
    Reality tends to have a liberal bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    He has the cajones, he just knows that there are better ways then war.

    Like?.....
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Like?.....
    Well, one of the Liberals DID mention my farts. That would be pretty effective.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I don't think the man in charge has the cajones.....
    As unconfirmed reports of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities pick up steam in the Middle Eastern media, a US-based strategic intelligence company has released a chart showing US naval carriers massing near Iranian waters.
    If this is an Israeli strike, we can assume the man in charge is Netanyahu. Why do you think Netanyahu would initiate a strike against Iran if he didn't have the nerve to go through with it?

    Ohhh... you're trying to make this about Obama. Color me surprised!

    I'd think deliberately challenging Iran is a sure way to start another endless and bloody war with massive, possibly catastrophic world-wide consequences. In my opinion, Netanyahu might be crazy enough to do something that precipitous, but I'm fairly certain that Obama sees a far bigger picture with a much clearer eye.

    YMMV.

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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    If this is an Israeli strike, we can assume the man in charge is Netanyahu. Why do you think Netanyahu would initiate a strike against Iran if he didn't have the nerve to go through with it?

    Ohhh... you're trying to make this about Obama. Color me surprised!

    I'd think deliberately challenging Iran is a sure way to start another endless and bloody war with massive, possibly catastrophic world-wide consequences. In my opinion, Netanyahu might be crazy enough to do something that precipitous, but I'm fairly certain that Obama sees a far bigger picture with a much clearer eye.

    YMMV.



    You whine alot when it comes to Obama....


    title of thread.


    US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    I was opining that in this game of brinkmanship, I don't think Iran is intimidated by your guy.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You whine alot when it comes to Obama....
    Perhaps you don't have clear idea what "whine" means, and that's to be expected. I suppose I can excuse it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    title of thread.

    US warships stationed off Iranian coast
    Very good! You've identified the title of the thread. Now move forward juuusst a bit to the first 12 words of the thread:

    As unconfirmed reports of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities
    There you go. In writing/reporting, you always begin your article with the most important, most pressing information first, and drill down from there. In this case, the most important, most pressing information concerns a possible Israeli strike against Iran.

    The next thing mentioned is that US warships are in the area, which would stand to reason, since the US is and has always been a strong supporter of Israel. I think it would be exceedingly odd if the US wasn't assisting Israel, even though I'm unconvinced such actions are always wise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I was opining that in this game of brinkmanship, I don't think Iran is intimidated by your guy.
    You're far more predictable than you believe. You were obviously trying to make a dig at a guy you don't like in a story that's about Israel, NOT about the guy you don't like. Again, that's to be expected.

    And that's very nice that you have an opinion about the issue. So do I.

    And you could be right, maybe Iran isn't intimidated by Obama. But, see, this is a thread about a possible Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, not whether or not Iran is afraid of Obama.

    Why don't you start that thread if the issue is so important to you?

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