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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.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.