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Monday, September 17, 2012

Armadas and other annoyances



So the US and Britain are deploying an “armada” of ships to the Persian Gulf.

The Israelis are threatening to attack Iran, and the US and Britain just happen to be staging a huge naval exercise at the same time. By some strange coincidence the exercise is right off the coast of Iran. Imagine that.

Interesting choice of word “armada.” It brings to mind the Spanish Armada of 1588. That’s when the Spanish and their allies demonstrated that having the biggest fleet wasn’t necessarily the path to victory. Perhaps it’s an unfortunate word choice. I fear that it might be a prescient word choice.

Israel is all worked up for an attack. Repercussions don’t seem matter to them. In fact it does’t even look like a good idea from a military view point. There’s serious doubt an air assault could seriously set back Iran’s nuclear program. Unless, of course, Israel would use its nuclear weapons. That would certainly prove the point that we had reason to fear nukes in the Middle East.

It’s one thing for Israel to make a huge strategic blunder, but why would the US and Britain put themselves in harm’s way? Could it be to distract us from the downward spiral the economy is on? Are they afraid that like the Spanish and Portuguese, there will be massive protests against economic conditions?

Could it be they know the economy and everything else is doing down the tubes? Might as well settle a few old scores on the way down? Sometimes it appears the world is run by a Babylonian death cult. Nothing else makes sense.


-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. The problem with Iran is that NOT doing anything may be as dangerous as doing something stupid, since we aren't dealing with sane, normal human beings. (Ah......I was meaning the Iranians.) I have to wonder, though, if Obama could be looking for an excuse to enact martial law and thus negate any election

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    1. We aren't the world's policeman. Every time we act like it seems to put the US in more danger, not less.

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  2. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)September 17, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    Spot on Sixbears and Gorges.
    Buckle up - it's gonna get ugly soon.

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  3. Better hope that some type of Muslim 'Divine Wind' (kamikaze) does not occur. Nothing like having a few different nation's ships altogether to get a major war fast tracked. This could get ugly FAST!

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    1. Sometimes I wonder who would benefit from such a thing? Who's the man behind the curtain?

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    2. Rothschilds. Chase. JP Morgan. Goldman Sachs...

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  4. A fifth of the world's oil gets shipped through that strait. Iran has threatened to block the straight if attacked. That's why the US is there... as usual in dealing with the Middle East, it's all about our oil dependance. it would be nice if we could kick our habit, wouldn't it?

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  5. "There will be wars and rumors of wars".

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    1. The trick is to be somewhere else when war happens. Tough during a world war.

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  6. Starting to sound like the sabre rattling is for real, doesn't it?

    Maybe we should start ducking our heads!

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