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Gulf of Tonkin...Dos.
iran is trying to conquor the mid east and is likely to succeed. if so, the king is toast.
King Abdullah House of Saud? What will the US do if Iran goes after Saudi Arabia? That is the even bigger Q than defending Israel. Israel will be looking at nuclear option if that SA starts to get fired up.
Saudia Arabia has a quite formidable military. It has one of the best air forces in the world. Certainly no cake walk for Iran.
"It has one of the best air forces in the world. "
Not really and thier army is not that great either but in a war against Iran, most of the Gulf and Arab states will be involved, not to mention the US.
...and viola!, no more economic crisis as attention shifts to global destruction.
A favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-8j8c7iL3E
war is good for the economy. More green shoots.
Funny. You are warped. You know that? Right?
With crimson as the compost.
Blood makes the grass grow.
I work in Libya - Was there when Tunisa went over, left just as Egypt started. Was wondering when I was going to hear this on the news:
Big Riots in Benghazi and 4 other cities today. Gunshots fired in Benghazi - Its the second biggest city in Libya. When I drove through there about 2 months ago, there was an endless sea of construction where brand new apartments were being constructed. Anyone can move in - Socialist paradise. You can buy a brand new Hyundai Tucson there for 12,000 LYD for about 9000 USD. Ghedaffi as far as I knew was keeping lots of people with money in their pockets.
Someone do an analysis on Libya please. Need to know if I will still have a job next month :-)
"It has one of the best air forces in the world."
So did the Shaw of Iran.
Sherman can tell you it's spelled Shah.
of course iran will succeed in conquering the middle-east, but with such a help it´s no brainer
let´s sum it up:
- first, Bush handed them over Iraq, and now
- Ben is handing them over the whole middle-east
Iraq was considered the last line of defense against the Iranian revolution.
Well, if I remember correctly, the Nazis bit off more than they could chew when they conquered Western Europe, tried for North Africa, and then imploded in the Soviet Union.
My guess is, with dissent running rampant in Iran, the Iranian Mullahs have their hands full without trying to take over the Middle East.
Pure, I think "with manufactured dissent running rampant in Iran" would have been closer to the mark.
Nothing spontaneous about what is going on in the ME.
Just a massive planned de-stabilization scenario coming to a head.
And something big has to "give" to channel so much energy. I doubt Hosni's departure of a despot here or there gone will be enough.
Who has their hands full? Iraq, Afghanistan......
You people need to see the bigger picture.
This is about the poor Shi'ite people repressed by the rich Sunni, which maybe finally ending.
Iran is THE Shi'ite led Country. Iraq just became one. Lebanon is becoming one. Saudi Arabia, with a Shi'ite majority will soon have an uprising.
USA loves Sunni's because we paid them all off.
Make no mistake, this is the overdue Shi'ite uprising.
who is more repressive towards women, Sunni or Shi'ite?
Reischtag, Pearl Harbour, Ton 'Kin, WTC ('93), Murrow Building, WTC ('01), Shoe Bomber, London 7/7, Underwear bomber, CIA building....
Remember . . . the Maine.
naval deployments? pfffftt. better to keep track of google deployments.
Solid list and I must add Operation Northwoods and The Tuskegee Experiment.
"Failed": Portland Christmas Tree, Times Square, and operation Northwoods
Pearl Harbor? Except for the Reichstag your whole list is BS anyway...but Pearl Harbor, as if you think the Japanese just claimed that they bombed it? And I suppose Hitler didn't really declare war on the USA either...
You're a liar and propagandist.
Strait of Hormuz is a vastly more fragile shipping corridor. There's more than 500 Haiying/Sadsack/indigenous anti-ship missiles across the Iranian coast. Why everyone gets their panties in a bunch on this 2 ship Love Boat deal is beyond me.
Maybe, just because, Saudi Arabia is building pipelines to the Red Sea?
I rode an old steam destroyer through the Straits during Desert Storm. No CIWS, just Killer Cooks on .50 cals and two 18 year old Army grunts with Stingers. We had live missiles on the rails and pointed to starboard, ready to shoot. I just remember thinking how beautifully stark the Iranian coastline was and how utterly fucked we would be if anyones trigger finger twitched. No time to react, just watch the pretty white contrails arch towards your ship. Other than the free-floating mines, that was by far the sketchiest, scariest part of that whole deployment for me. I don't care how awesome your technology or weapons systems are, the Straits of Hormuz is a dangerous place. Of course, the Suez Canal is no place to get in a shootout either...
What do you think the USS Abraham Lincoln is doing in Singapore? Left a hot area in the Middle East to go there too
Sailor rest and morale building?
A nice escalation of wars in the middle east and a new season of Jersey Shore is just what the doctor ordered to deflect attention from the insane food price increases.
Egypt is waiting for that US check to clear, as referenced in an earlier thread.
It bounces, and Israel steps up to the plate.
I am so sick of the Mid-East, I would welcome a glass factory.
You don't have a straw long enough to drink that milkshake. We need that milkshake.
Yup. Cause drilling for oil is not fun when you are on chemo drugs. It's pretty physical stuff. Not something the wheelchair and walker brigade can handle well.
Won't be a reaction: everyone in the m/e will be in a coma soon:
Rumours Honsi Mubarak may be in a coma
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/frail-honsi-mubarak-may-be-in-a-coma/story-e6frfku0-1226006677173#ixzz1EFw4tXT9
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/02/17/Ben-Ali-reportedly-in-coma-after-stroke/UPI-86441297956230/#ixzz1EFwA92td
That's crazy if it turns out to be true. You'd think with the billions they stole, they'd have better personal security.
If I was an ex-m/e dictator right now, I'd be extra cautious in taking any food or drinks from strangers. Heck, don't eat or drink anything that's not pre-packaged and bought from random stores.
You too can be a "food-taster" for one of the elite. Granted, the job may only pay about $20 an hour, but hey, the food is probably quite delicious, even if it is poisoned.
Reminds me of the mid-80's when a string of Soviet leaders succumbed to the 'flu'.
And now, Hosni has managed to slip out of his coma:
Happens all the time.
Hours before Casey was scheduled to testify before Congress related to his knowledge of Iran-Contra, he was reported to have been rendered incapable of speech, and was later hospitalized.
We have a secret weapon, it's called Obama. He will charm them and promise not to pat down muslims.
Therein lies the problem.
Neville Chamberlain comes to mind... "peace in our time."
Rodney..."can't we all just get along?"
"Don't taze me bro..."
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