Battle Groups Head For Persian Gulf  

Posted by Big Gav

Whenever I block out the right wing media noise for a while I start to imagine that it's possible that the US hasn't been hijacked by a gang of lunatic extremists - but then I'll find myself reading something like this. Sounds like it won't be long until the bombs start falling on Iran.

I wonder if anyone has a site showing the German newspaper headlines in the late 1930's - I can just imagine it - "Hitler losing patience with Poland".

George Bush is no fool. Nor does he have infinite patience. The president would clearly prefer to see freedom come to Iran and Lebanon by peaceful means. But, if all else fails, we have three nuclear-armed carrier battle groups in the region that are more than capable of resolving the problem.

The head of India's largest oil company notes that the oil price will go through the roof if the US does invade Iran next.

"You launch one more attack and you can't even guess where the speculation will go," Raha said. "With the stalemate in Afghanistan, stalemate in Iraq and elsewhere, you already have a price of $55 a barrel."

India, the third-biggest oil consumer among 45 nations in the Asia Pacific region, relies on Iran and other Middle East nations for more than half of its oil. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said March 16 the U.S. has ``concerns'' about India's plan to buy gas from Iran.

``I see no reason why India's priorities should be subservient to U.S. priorities,'' said Raha, who has worked for state-run oil companies for the past 35 years. ``The U.S. is chasing oil and gas as badly as China or India or anybody else.''


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I can't believe the arrogance and gall of this Corsi character. How can he use the phrase "seeing a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv" in good conscience?

Well - given that Dick Cheney is content to continually lie through his teeth and say pretty much the same thing (following on from his earlier policy of using the same "big lie" tactics in the lead up to the Iraq invasion), its no wonder the average neocon pundit raves away in similar fashion.

I've yet to see anyone make the obvious comparison to the cold war - even if the Iranians did have the bomb, they would just be setting up the old Mutually Assured Destruction relationship with Israel, rather than posing any real danger of creating a "mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv".

Of course, the fact that Iran doesn't have nuclear weapons isn't going to prevent an invasion - we're just going though the first stages of the Manufacturing Consent phase of this particular operation...

Ahh, Chomsky.

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