Gosh Mr Obama, that's a lot of Air Craft Carriers off Iran
It's harder and harder to distinguish Obama from Bush these days. The ongoing farce in Afghanistan, the Drone war and now a military build up in Iran?
U.S. begins massive military build up around Iran, sending up to 4 new carrier groups in region
Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, in pursuit of his policy of diplomatic engagement with Tehran.
Let's see, that's going to be 4 or 5 aircraft carriers visible from the Iranian shore by the beginning of August. What impact will that have on the Iranian people? Seeing as Amadinejad was elected by terrified voters looking at the fact that their arch nemesis America had parked two armies either side of their country, placing 5 air craft carriers in sight off the shore line is going to go down like Murray McCully doing a strip show at a Green Party function.
The Iranians don't forget the CIA caused a coup to implement an American puppet dictator, that event and the resistance to that event has defined the Iranian people so sabre rattling here is the last bloody thing that is going to work.
The USS Truman's accompanying Strike Group includes Carrier Air Wing Three (Battle Axe) - which has 7 squadrons - 4 of F/A-18 Super Hornet and F/A-18 Hornet bomber jets, as well as spy planes and early warning E-2 Hawkeyes that can operate in all weather conditions; the Electronic Attack Squadron 130 for disrupting enemy radar systems; and Squadron 7 of helicopters for anti-submarine combat
That's a lot of aircraft, surely Obama is not stupid enough to go along with Israel's wet dream to bomb Iran back into the technological stone age? I refuse to believe any leader (other than of course the Israeli's who are driven by a militaristic paranoia over their security) could think bombing Iran will do anything other than plunge the planet into an all out war.
Come on Obama can't be this stupid right? Come on? Right?
Please Christ don't let him be this dumb.