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Thursday, September 21, 2006

War News: Attacking Iran

  • In December of 2004, the White House ordered the Pentagon to design plans for the invasion of Iran.

  • Leaves were abruptly cancelled for sailors last weekend at Norfolk Naval Station, in order to prepare the U.S.S Dwight D. Eisenhower [CVN-69] for immediate deployment to the Persian Gulf. The super-carrier ‘Ike’ and its support ships carry ‘tactical nukes’ capable of delivery to targets in Iran.

  • The fleet is expected to arrive by mid-October [i.e. before the November U.S. elections].

    UPDATE 11 October: Navy officers aboard the 'Ike' have expressed concern via emails to family & friends about going to the Middle East without a declaration of war by Congress – What will they do if Dubya orders them to attack without Congressional clearance?; in other conversations, folks are concerned that the 'Ike' is intended as a lure for an attack ala the 'Gulf of Tonkin incident' of August 1964
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