Bush Iran War Plans - 4 Strike Groups in the Persian Gulf

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Bush Iran War Plans - 4 Strike Groups in the Persian Gulf

Postby NavnDansk » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:25 am

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/24/73123/443">www.dailykos.com/story/20.../73123/443</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x2467508">www.democraticunderground...64x2467508</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x2457675">www.democraticunderground...64x2457675</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>IWO JIMA STRIKE GROUP JOINS U.S. NAVAL BUILDUP OPPOSITE IRAN (2 reports)<br><br>October 20, 2006, 12:37 PM (GMT+02:00)<br><br>Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group steamed into the Persian Gulf to join the US naval, air and marine concentration piling up opposite Iran’s shores. It consists of the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville, the guided-missile destroyers USS Cole and USS Bulkeley, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, the attack submarine USS Albuquerque, and the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island.<br><br>The Iwo Jima group is now cruising 60 km from Kuwait off Iran’s coast. As DEBKAfile and DEBKA-Net-Weekly reported exclusively two weeks ago, three US naval task forces will be in place opposite Iran in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea by October 21. The other two are the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the USS Enterprise Strike Group.<br><br>MORE (PHOTO)<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=3401">www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=3401</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>----------------------------------------------<br><br>Israel must prepare for Iran to push the button - chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz Friday<br><br>October 21, 2006, 8:12 PM (GMT+02:00)<br><br>Iranian president said earlier there is no reason for Israel “the greatest insult to human dignity” to exist and it would soon disappear.Halutz also warned Israel to prepare for possible war with Syria, whose missile threat to Israel's population is similar to that of Hizballah.<br><br>Another of his outrageous speeches was delivered Friday to a pro-Palestinian rally marking the Islami Republic’s “al Qods Day” (Jerusalem Liberation Day). In further inflammatory remarks, Ahmadinejad said “the world knows the US and Britain are enemies of the Iranian nation.” He warned European nations not to harm Iran, saying that if anger in the region boiled over, Europe would get hurt because of its support for Israel. “Europe must distance itself from Israel at once. That is Iran’s ultimatum. “He went on to brand the UN Security Council and its decisions “illegitimate.”<br><br>DEBKAfile adds: These words amounted to an Iranian threat of harm to the European UN forces deployed in Lebanon unless they left forthwith.His harsh words followed two events: one, the Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert’s statement in Moscow this week after he met with Russian leaders: “They need to fear that something that they do not want to happen will happen. In no case, Olmert stressed, “will we reconcile with nuclear arms in Iranian hands. There is no margin for error here.”<br><br>THE OTHER EVENT WAS THE ARRIVAL IN THE PERSIAN GULF OF THE GIANT US CARRIER IWO JIMA WITH ITS EXPEDITIONARY STRIKE GROUP TO JOIN THE AMERICAN NAVAL, AIR AND MARINE MIGHT PILING UP OPPOSITE IRAN’S SHORES.<br><br>MORE (PHOTO)<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=3400">www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=3400</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.kucinich.us/">www.kucinich.us/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Kucinich Holds Hearing on War Plans for Iran<br><br>Sam Gardiner and David Kay Testify<br>Oct 14, 2006<br><br>On October 11, Congressman Kucinich led a briefing on Iran, to find out what the Bush Administration plans for Iran and what actions are already underway. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=navndansk>NavnDansk</A> at: 10/26/06 1:40 am<br></i>
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Re: IWO JIMA STRIKE GROUP JOINS U.S. NAVAL BUILDUP OPPOSITE

Postby NavnDansk » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:30 am

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.trueblueliberal.com/2006/10/22/the-next-war/">www.trueblueliberal.com/2...-next-war/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 by RLR<br>The Next War<br>By Daniel Ellsberg.<br><br>10/22/06 "Harpers" -- -- A hidden crisis is under way. Many government insiders are aware of serious plans for war with Iran, but Congress and the public remain largely in the dark. The current situation is very like that of 1964, the year preceding our overt, open-ended escalation of the Vietnam War, and 2002, the year leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.<br>------<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/24/73123/443">www.dailykos.com/story/20.../73123/443</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>Bush Iran War Plans - 4 Strike Groups in the Persian Gulf<br>by LondonYank<br>Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:31:23 AM PDT<br><br>Bad news. Very bad news. Another expeditionary strike group will imminently enter the Persian Gulf where it will join the Enterprise, Eisenhower and Iwo Jima strike groups.<br><br> "We have been through spring practice, now the game is on." - Capt. David Angood, Composite Warfare Commander (CWC) for USS Boxer (LHD 4) Expeditionary Strike Group<br><br>Add to this a "maritime interdiction exercise" scheduled for October 31st (Tonkin Gulf Trick or Surprise Attack Treat?).<br><br>Add to this growing concern that the White House decision for war has already been made, despite military reservations.<br><br>Add to this the Iran-Syria Operations Group at the State Department under<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Elizabeth Cheney.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Add to this a parallel Iran Directorate at the Pentagon under neocon Abram Shulsky.<br><br>That totals to the means, motive and opportunity for the biggest war crime since the last unprovoked invasion by these war criminals.<br><br>Boxer spent two months this summer testing its missile and launch systems prior to uploading live ordinance for its deployment to the Persian Gulf on September 27 and 28th... <br><br>VIDEO<br><br>Cobblepot's daughter is Asst Secy of State for the Near ast?<br> <br>You've GOT to be fucking with me. Oh jesus. We're goin' in for sure. The bloodsuckers are running the show.<br><br>I hope I'm wrong. I hope that October 31st IS just an exercise. But Liz Cheney in charge of the Near East all of a sudden? Now a fourth Strike Group has joined the armada? Add that to--wait a minute--how many ships does that make now in this mighty armada? All to run a naval interdiction exercise? Why are there so many Marines and minesweepers and amphibious landing craft? You don't need 2 whole carrier groups to interdict little freighters and dhows.<br><br> = I know, that little fact of Cheney's daughter now being in charge sealed it for me.They put her in because this is now operational and they need someone they can control when the anti-ship missiles start flying.<br><br>If, for example, the USS Cole was sunk in the Gulf, I should think there would be plenty of clamour.<br><br>retext could come on the 31st - USS Cole? if one of the interdiction exercise vessels is fired upon or mined - eh, somehow. For example, the USS Cole is accompanying the Iwo Jima. Wouldn't it be an excellent marketing ploy for war to blow up the USS Cole?<br><br>If I wanted to sell a war in short order, that's how I would do it.<br>---<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/iran">www.afterdowningstreet.org/iran</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>===We Need More Signatures! <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=navndansk>NavnDansk</A> at: 10/26/06 1:43 am<br></i>
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It reports to Elizabeth Cheney, daughter of the vice preside

Postby NavnDansk » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:49 am

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x2467508">www.democraticunderground...64x2467508</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Despite the misgivings of the military professionals, Joseph Cirincione wrote in the March issue of Foreign Policy that conversations with senior officials in the Pentagon and the White House had convinced him that the decision for war had already been made.<br><br>The Washington Post has reported that at least since March, large teams have been working on invasion plans in the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies, while the Iran "desk" at the State Department has been augmented to task force size. It reports to <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Elizabeth Cheney, daughter of the vice president, who is assistant secretary of state for the Near East. <br><br>In the Pentagon, a similar organization has been established under Neoconservative Abram Shulsky. In addition a new outpost has been set up in Dubai to coordinate plans. On October 2, a powerful naval battle group around the giant aircraft carrier Eisenhower sailed for the Persian Gulf and is due to arrive a week before the November Congressional elections to join a similar battle group led by the aircraft carrier Enterprise. Meanwhile aircraft of the U.S. Air Force are being readied in bases surrounding Iran and in distant locations. These forces could deliver destructive power that would dwarf the aerial assaults on Iraq.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.hnn.us/articles/31051.html">www.hnn.us/articles/31051.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Don't forget how much gathering an Armada like this costs. They are not fooling around with exercises anymore. This is not going to be a drill.<br><br>The DailyKOS author points out that stocking up on potassium iodide is a good idea for the inevitable nuclear retaliation to the planned Bushco nuking of the Natanz research facility. The author also notes that World War III would knock any vote-stealing and the election itself off the airwaves...<br><br>Please RECOMMEND!! THis may be your last chance to try and stop this by getting the word out BEFORE it happens. Once the shooting starts, it will be too late.<br><br>=Deep Background" Writer Giraldi on Cheney's plan for Iran I've posted this article repeatedly on DU when<br>the topic of Iran has come up. I'm posting it again<br>for anyone who is interested.<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.amconmag.com/2005_08_01/article3.html">www.amconmag.com/2005_08_...icle3.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse

Postby NavnDansk » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:04 am

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://tikkun.org/rabbi_lerner/News_Item.2006-10-11.5241">tikkun.org/rabbi_lerner/N...10-11.5241</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Attacking Iran for Electoral Gain?<br><br>If the Bush Administration believes that it can shift the elections by attacking Iran, the only thing that might restrain them would be for Democratic Party leaders to say that such an attack scheduled to influence voting, would be an impeachable offense. Could that happen? <br><br>And how likely is an attack on Iran?<br><br>We at Tikkun worry that an attack on Iran by the Bush Administration, motivated in part by narrow electoral considerations (switching the discourse away from the sexual scandal of former Republican Congressman Foley with its dramatization of the sexual hypocrisy of many right-wingers who publicly rail against sexual offenses; and away from the failure of Bush's policy of refusing to meet face to face with the North Koreans to prevent nuclear proliferation as they have repeatedly sought), could lead to a worldwide terror and war beyond anything we have seen (and we normally are very skeptical about apocalyptic scenarios).<br><br> But can anything prevent this? Well, one thing might make a difference. If the Democratic Party leadership (not the Kucinich's and other relatively isolated voices, but the Nancy Pelosi's and John Edwards's and other centrists) were to announce immediately that launching a war in the weeks before an election (when there is no evidence that waiting foranother few months would cause any serious damage to the US or to world peace) would be an impeachable offense.<br><br> The only thing that could make that happen would be an extraordinary outpouring of public sentiment to their Congressional and Senatorial representatives demanding that they take this position publicly. And that means you and your friends.<br><br> Please read the articles below to give a perspective on what is currently happening. You may remember Chris Hedges as the level-headed NY Times reporter who has become a leading analyst of the war in Iraq and of US military strategy. To call your Senators or Congressional representatives, dial 1 202 224-3121 and ask for the office of your Senator or Congressperson. In this case, timing is everything.<br><br>**************************************************************************<br><br>Chris Hedges: Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse<br><br>10/09/06 -- -- The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be<br>a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.<br><br>War with Iran—a war that would unleash an pocalyptic scenario in the Middle East—is probable by the end of the Bush administration. It could begin in as little as three weeks. <br><br>This administration, claiming to be anointed by a Christian God to reshape the world, and especially the Middle East, defined three states at the start of its reign as “the Axis of Evil.” They were Iraq, now occupied; North Korea, which, because it has nuclear weapons, is untouchable; and Iran. <br><br>Those who do not take this apocalyptic rhetoric seriously have ignored the twisted pathology of men like Elliott Abrams, who helped orchestrate the disastrous and illegal contra war in Nicaragua, and who now handles the Middle East for the National Security Council. He knew nothing about Central America. He knows nothing about the Middle East. He sees the world through the childish, binary lens of good and evil, us and them, the forces of darkness and the forces of light. And it is this strange, twilight mentality that now grips most of the civilian planners who are barreling us towards a crisis of epic proportions... <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse

Postby HMKGrey » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:25 am

9-11-01<br><br>11-1-06<br><br>that's my bet. <p></p><i></i>
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Almost afraid to hope but maybe Bush's little meeting with

Postby NavnDansk » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:57 am

the generals is having some effect.<br><br>First Snow says that bush only said "cut and run" a few times and won't say it again and now this:<br><br>Headline of the National Review:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZDg4M2NlZjdkMWY0M2EyMzUwZDE3OTc1YmQwYTgxNjY">article.nationalreview.co...mQwYTgxNjY</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Bush on Iraq: “If We Can’t Win, I’ll Pull Us Out.”<br>The president talks candidly to a group of conservative journalists.<br><br>By Byron York<br> : Published: October 25 2006 <br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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