If this is true, and it may or may not be, since I have no actual verification and it is a unknown souce, then several countries - the US and likely Britain and France, or perhaps Turkey and Israel to boot - are bearing down on Iran. Citizens of the world, cry out ENOUGH WAR! in a loud enough voice that your governments hear you. We will never prepare for Peak Oil & climate change this way, we will destroy ourselves, the world God made and likely our grandchildren's futures trying to wrest the hateful black goo from each other's backyards. Idiocy.
QUOTE Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. The massive war games included a US Navy supercarrier battle group, an US Navy expeditionary carrier battle group, a Royal Navy carrier battle group, a French nuclear hunter-killer submarine plus a large number of US Navy cruisers, destroyers and frigates playing the "enemy force".The lead American ship in these war games, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) and its Carrier Strike Group Two (CCSG-2) are now headed towards Iran along with the USS Ronald Reagon (CVN76) and its Carrier Strike Group Seven (CCSG-7) coming from Japan.They are joining two existing USN battle groups in the Gulf area: the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) with its Carrier Strike Group Nine (CCSG-9); and the USS Peleliu (LHA-5) with its expeditionary strike group. UNQUOTE
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. - Edward R. Murrow
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When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and the purity of its heart. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM.