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The Russian Conflict In Georgia Could Make War With Iran More Probable

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Even though the Mainstream News Media has remained quiet on the issue, the United States sending two more aircraft carrier groups to the Middle-East is alarming at this stage of the failed negotiations between the Europeans, the United States, and Israel. Cheney has been outed for plotting to fabricate a reason for starting a war with Iran - par for the course for a Vice-President that openly shows his disgust for the American people; now, with two more carrier groups, another nuclear submarine, two (2) more U.S. destroyers, a supply ship, and who knows what else has entered the Persian Gulf unannounced:

‘2 US aircraft carriers headed for Gulf’


Two additional United States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times.

While the Kuwaiti daily did not name the ships it believed were heading for the Middle East, The Media Line’s defense analyst said they could be the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Ronald Reagan.

Meanwhile, the Arabic news agency Moheet reported at the end of July that an unnamed American destroyer, accompanied by two Israeli naval vessels traveled through the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean. A week earlier, a US nuclear submarine accompanied by a destroyer and a supply ship moved into the Mediterranean, according to Moheet. More

Make no mistake, we have sent extra naval assets to the Middle-East before, and no attack occurred. That was before we found out that Dick Cheney was contemplating duplicating speed boats of the type the Iranians use, bring them into the Persian Gulf covertly, and then man them with heavily armed Navy Seals that would engage in a false-flag firefight with one or more of our ships in the Gulf to precipitate our entry into an Iran war. LINK This is common knowledge and is posted on numerous sites throughout the Internet. It’s extremely hard to avoid war when Darth Cheney is plotting behind the scenes to hatch a plan to force the U.S. into war with Iran, and the eventual outcome of his side-stepping the constitution and the rule of law are apt to cost countless innocent American and Iranian lives.

I have always maintained that if we attack Iran, there will be a furious amount of diplomacy going on behind the scenes between the U.S., Russia, and China - both of whom we would have to give up tremendous security issues to get them to covertly place their guarded blessings on a US/Israel attack on Iran. Right now, the stage is being set. Russia has sent tanks into Georgia LINK and have vowed to protect Russian interests and it looks as if a full-blown conflict/war could evolve from this situation, and the U.S. is currently backing Georgia. If this Iran attack does happen, you can bet that we will issue harsh warnings and a possible complaint through the U.N. Security Council, but other than that, our threats will be hollow. You have to give a little to get a little, and the dominoes seem to be falling into place.

What can we do to stop this war from being started? I honestly don’t have an answer to that, and our hope lies with our senior military commanders who have already spoke-out against starting a third war and have been adamant that war with Iran, at this time, is not in our best interests. Will these same commanders refuse to follow orders and retire immediately, or are we again at the mercy of George Bush and Dick Cheney? At this point, no one has a viable answer to those questions, however, sending the increased naval assets to the Persian Gulf when tensions are this high is asking for trouble - and we may find it, far more serious than any of us have been led to believe. This is a war that will be started because we’re protecting Israel’s interests, not our own, and that smacks of sedition to me. When we place the perceived paranoia and needs of another nation over the safety and welfare of US inhabitants, something is definitely rotten in the cookie jar!

We do have a slight hope, and that’s for all concerned Americans to light-up your Congressman’s phone(s), unabated, until you receive the answers you want to hear. Nothing good comes easy, and several times during the past couple of years, we have scored some major successes by banding together and fighting for a common cause. Keeping the Middle-East “stable” appears to be important to all of us, as a disruption of the oil coming out of that area could plunge our economy into a downward spiral that could take generations to recover from - if its salvageable at all!

Today The Washington Post released a study that indicates even though an attack on Iran might take place, it has serious doubts of actually being successful - and the end result of such an attack may guarantee that Iran will pursue and obtain the “bomb” out of frustration and nationalism that would materialize from any large-scale attack directed at Iran:

Study Cautions Against Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

By Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, August 8, 2008

A military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities would probably only delay the country’s progress toward nuclear-weapons capability, according to a study that concludes that such an attack could backfire by strengthening Tehran’s resolve to acquire the bomb.

The analysis by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security found that Iran’s uranium facilities are too widely dispersed and protected — and, in some cases, concealed too well — to be effectively destroyed by warplanes. And any damage to the country’s nuclear program could be quickly repaired.

“Following an attack, Iran could quickly rebuild its centrifuge program in small, easily hidden facilities focused on making weapon-grade uranium for nuclear weapons,” said principal author David Albright, ISIS president and a former U.N. weapons inspector. MUCH MORE

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