Thursday, May 20, 2010

Huge Buildup Of Strike Force: Obama Now Seriously Preparing To Attack Iran?

 USS Harry S. Truman
Leaving for Persian Gulf Tomorrow
More to follow

Wishful thinking, yes, but then again, look at all the equipment and manpower now being sent over there.

--"Four or five"  aircraft carriers to Persian Gulf by July-August

--German frigate accompanying, under US command
Another four US warships will be making their way to the region to join the USS Truman and its Strike Group. They are the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and guided missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill, USS Oscar Austin and USS Ross.

debkafile's military sources disclose that the 6,000 Marines and sailors aboard the Truman Strike Group come from four months of extensive and thorough training to prepare them for anticipated missions in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.


Obama to start war just before Midterm Elections?

Looks like.  After all, it's clear that they're THAT desperate.  Plus, seeing all the unprecedented extremism they've already committed, well, would starting a war be beyond them?


Teresa said...

This surprises me. This does seem like something big is about to happen. I honestly never thought that Obama would be willing to go to war.

∞ ≠ ø said...

Obama will rattle his sword, waste money, drive up fuel prices, and provoke unrest. The other objective is to screw Israel.


(Also stresses the military, deploys conservative votes, and reduces possibility of a coup.)

joe six-pack said...

Posturing. I really doubt that President Obama will actually do anything. Of course, if we are 'attacked' he may decide to react with a 'measured and appropriate response'.

I would like to point out that of the five major wars that the U.S. has engaged in since the Civil War, all five were conducted while a liberal was in office. (President McKinley was a Republican but in 1898, Republicans were what today is considered to be liberal and Democrats were by today's standards, conservative. They switched after T.R.)

What scares me is that we face a very large war against Islamic nationalism. President Obama just may set us up, intentionally or not.

glasnost said...

...rattle his sword, waste money ... Posturing. I really doubt that President Obama will actually do anything.

Perhaps, but it doesn't matter what we think, it's the effect on Iran that's important. This seems to be a sensible strategic move and I see no reason to criticize it.

Canadian Sentinel said...

Of course, it's likely also designed to make Obama look less pussy-ish, less submissive.

Not going to fool me, though.

Only destroying Iran's nuke-weapon-making capabilities, or at least doing the best they possibly can to do so... will prove Obama's got balls. Otherwise, he's just kissing Ahmadinejad's balls. Oh, hey, that means that Obama's a teabagger, so when he calls Tea Partiers "teabaggers", he's actually projecting!

Canadian Sentinel said...

Well, Theresa, if Obama's willing to wage war on America from within, then I guess he'd have no problem waging war on any country. Hell, even Canada. If he does, oh, crap, we Snow Monkeys are so screwed, too... Of course, we're already used to communist healtcare and other socialist stuff, though we'd see our taxes go back up following annexation to Obamaland, and THAT'D really suck...

∞ ≠ ø said...

Perhaps the situation is so bad in Iran that this wasn't Obama's call. It is possible that the Joint Chiefs have issued an ultimatum. We go in or he goes. With such a shet president it certainly is hard to figure anything out. Meanwhile the Secret Service ask questions of folks who got out of hand and burned a mini effigy of Obama. I think it's high time they investigated the man who is burning an entire country. He's not a legitimate president, and they know it.