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Forum Post: X marks the spot: Spy ring and warships encircle Iran

Posted 8 years ago on July 18, 2012, 12:48 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Obama and Romney agree - the military option is on the table. 2 warmongers for president brought to you by Goldman Sachs.

read about the potential lead up to a war with Iran - http://www.rt.com/news/iran-us-radar-drills-386/

Congress prepares for war with Iran in HR 4310 in sections 1221 and 1222 - Dennis Kucnich speaks out in Congress - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDyXhtKHJc

The Pentagon is quickly tightening its ring of forces around Iran. As a recent report reveals a radar belt around the Persian country is almost complete, the biggest ever naval drills, involving up to 20 nations, are to take place in the Gulf waters.

The US military have asked for $12.2 million from Congress to build an AN/TPY-2 type radar station in Qatar. The construction is due be finished by the end of this month, The Wall Street Journal reports, quoting US officials.

Similar radars, commonly known as X-band, are also located in Turkey and Israel’s desert of Negev. The detector in Qatar would complete the backbone of a system designed to protect Israel and Europe from Iranian ballistic missiles, say the WSJ sources. The shield would pinpoint missile launches from the north, west and south of the Persian country. There are also ambitions to deploy a THAAD (the army's first Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile-interceptor system to the region in the coming months. This independent detector may be hosted by the United Arab Emirates and, as the project sponsors say, together with X-Band will provide “an extra layer of defense.”

"There's an effort to get it up and running as soon as possible," a senior US defense official told the newspaper. "But it's not like there's some rush to be ready for imminent conflict."

Twenty nations to participate in Hormuz threat drills Not satisfied with a ring of radar bases almost entirely encircling Iran, the US appears to be seeking to shatter the country’s morale as well. On Tuesday the US military is expected to announce the biggest-ever naval drills to be held in the Persian Gulf.

Twenty nations are to take part in the exercises scheduled for September 16-27, US media reports say. The US and its allies will focus on detecting and destroying mines with ships, helicopters and underwater drones in the Persian Gulf and other locations in the region. The maneuvers are designed to counter Tehran’s threats to block the oil traffic through the Strait of Hormuz and thus cut off a fifth of the world’s crude exports in retaliation for international sanctions.

To boost its defenses even further, the US has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis to the Persian Gulf four months ahead of the schedule, says NBC News. Stennis is expected to reach the waters in four weeks. Its deployment period was also doubled to 8 months.
The US says it wants two aircraft carriers to navigate the area at the same time. The USS Abraham Lincoln supercarrier left the Persian Gulf, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet base in Bahrain, on Monday. The waters are currently patrolled by the Enterprise and Eisenhower carriers.



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[-] 2 points by captcha42 (54) 8 years ago

Let the 1% fight any new wars. They own the country. Let them fight for it. It would be great to see the 99% stand down.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 8 years ago

That's what all these "austerity" measures are for. Keep the plebs bare-arsed and hungry, and they'll sign up for active duty just for the free food and health care.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 8 years ago

What's the plan?

General Wesley Clark spoke out against Bush in 2007. Why does the president and the contender plan on going after the countries left on the list?

video from 2007 - it's taken much longer than 5 years - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ARihMrxdjU

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

"At the Precipice of War : U.S. Military Build-Up Accelerates in the Persian Gulf", by Ben Schreiner : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31902.htm .

oremus - fiat pax ...

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 8 years ago

Mission Accomplished - Sincerely the Military Industrial Complex

Iran is the prize in the center.

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 (US supported sanctions kill over 500,000 children in Iraq)

"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons. ... for the sake of protecting our friends and allies, the United States will lead a mighty coalition of freedom-loving nations and disarm Saddam Hussein." George W Bush (Attacked countries that did not attack us. Bombs and guns kill anywhere from 130,000 to estimates up to 800,000 civilians, Utilizes Black Water in Iraq)

President Obama stated on January 24, 2012, "Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal." (Attacked countries that did not attack us. Utilizes Black Water in Afghanistan)

Mitt Romney - U.S. policy toward Iran must begin with an understanding on Iran’s part that a military option to deal with their nuclear program remains on the table. (Supported Iraq war. Wanted to stay in Iraq longer. Supports Black Water and privatization)

Congress prepares for war with Iran in HR 4310 in sections 1221 and 1222 - Dennis Kucnich speaks out in Congress - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDyXhtKHJc

These bombs, sanctions and regime change policies are counter productive. They failed back in the 50's in Iran, in the 80's in Afghanistan, and in the 90's in Iraq... and they're failing now. If anything, these actions over the years have put us in more danger. We can protect our country without bombing other nations. 9/11 could have been prevented if people did their jobs better and took the threat seriously. We should be using diplomacy working countries to oust these terrorist groups that attacked us. Bombing countries that did not attack us is counterproductive