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Old March 15th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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The third carrier group will arrive in the Gulf in 4 days. Today Iran was cut out of the international swift banking system, some consider this an act of war.

Enterprise (CVN-65) is to be decommisioned after this tour. Everyone seems to be wondering of a false flag event is coming soon.

I hope they are wrong.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/enterp...swift-cut-iran
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Old March 15th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Kinda sounds like I might want to fill up the Jeep tonight...
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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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There is almost always 2 Carrier Strike Groups in the Gulf, this is hardly news. When something happens, then it will be.
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There is almost always 2 Carrier Strike Groups in the Gulf, this is hardly news. When something happens, then it will be.
Usually one, lately it's been two, but now a third is arriving. That is not normal.

However that isn't the point of the article. Did you read it?
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I find it really hard to believe the US will take any action. I am surprised however that Israel has not done anything.

I mean what could the US plan be? attack land target from the sea? The article mentions an amphibious ship. Would we really invade Iran?
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I find it really hard to believe the US will take any action. I am surprised however that Israel has not done anything.

I mean what could the US plan be? attack land target from the sea? The article mentions an amphibious ship. Would we really invade Iran?
To quote Vizzini "I've hired you to help me start a war. It's a prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition."

The Plan? Whack the bee's nest, wait for the first bee to sting, then use that as an excuse to burn the nest.

My guess is that the first target would be the Iranian navy. There has to be a solid reason first in order to sell it to the public. If they can't find a reason, one will be created. The article implies that an attack on the Enterprise could be the plan, since it is being decomissoned after this tour anyway.

Israel is waiting for delivery of the remaining bunker busters, that the US has agreed to provide them. Some are saying that the White house is pushing to have Israel wait until after the election but wars tend to help a sitting president, especially when we are attacked first. I question whether they really want to help Obama win the re-election.

However, the financial aspect of this war has been going on for some time now. (the wacking of the nest). That is the primary focus of the article above.

I have no idea if or when they will actually invade, but the troops are in a position to do it now according to the pentagon. There are thousands of troops on the ground already on several sides of Iran.

Bombs will come first of course, and the Iran navy will be destroyed along with the usual targets. The shipping lanes are a primary target for Iran and will get high priority I'm sure.

It's unbelievable that this is even a remote possibility.
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I guess I do not see why all this is necessary. I do not see what is in it for us. IF this problem is left to fester, Israel will take necessary action. They always have and they always will. I prefer how they handle situations like this. They 1) determine problem 2) Raise world awareness of problem 3) Try diplomacy 4) Diplomacy fails so they bomb the problem. No invading, no changing of the culture, no long drawn out wars, no unnecessary casualties.

I do not see the US setting foot in Iran, or at least publicly admitting it. How would Obama justify this to the American people? When Bush went to war people cried the war was just about oil. This would only be about oil. The US cares about two things from Iran - nuclear weapons and selling oil in non US currency. SWIFT action fixes #2 and bombing from Israel fixes #1.
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I am surprised however that Israel has not done anything.

It looks like they might be.

2 war ships in town?

I wouldn't know this first thing about this being a reliable source:
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/201...ed-iran-96401/

It was linked in the comments of the OP's article.

Seems at lease one person is speculating that the Israeli warships attack the (about to be parked) USS Enterprise and blame it on Iran.
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Usually one, lately it's been two, but now a third is arriving. That is not normal.

However that isn't the point of the article. Did you read it?
I don't need to, I am slightly familiar with the Navy and how they operate.

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I find it really hard to believe the US will take any action. I am surprised however that Israel has not done anything.

I mean what could the US plan be? attack land target from the sea? The article mentions an amphibious ship. Would we really invade Iran?
Are you serious?
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Are you serious?


I'm not sure how you took that but I meant launch an attack from the sea on land targets. Then what? Put troops on the ground for what purpose?
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