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INTERVIEW FROM LAST THURSDAY WITH WABC’S JOHN BATCHELOR REGARDING IRAN’S ATTEMPT AT SHOOTING DOWN A US PREDATOR DRONE

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE PERSIAN GULF

The DoD is sending the Nimitz class super-carrier USS Stennis on deployment some four months ahead of schedule in an attempt to maintain two carriers in the CENTCOM area of operations. The Stennis had recently returned from deployment last December, … Read the rest of this entry

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DEADLY SUMMER?: TENSIONS ARE BOILING IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Signs are looming from all sides that things may be reaching a crescendo in the already tense Persian Gulf. New sanctions have just tightened the economic noose around Iran’s economy. Meanwhile six-party “negotiations” relating to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program seem … Read the rest of this entry

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SMALL BUT CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITIES & OMINOUS SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME FOR US-IRANIAN RELATIONS

First off, news came today that the American flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was rescued by Iranian naval combatants from a swarm of marauding pirates. This happened in the Gulf of Oman, a familiar hunting ground of pirates operating out … Read the rest of this entry

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: USN & SOCOM MODIFY THE USS PONCE IN PREPERATION FOR “TANKER WARS II”

In breaking news it would appear that the US Navy, working with Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is rushing to deploy a floating sea base, tailored to support special forces and mine-sweeping operations. This floating outpost will come in the form … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP FRIDAY THE 13th, 2012!

Can the US’s new, B-2 delivered, 30,000lb “Massive Ordinance Penetrator,” otherwise known as the MOP, dig down deep enough to destroy the uranium enrichment vault buried deep inside the mountain at Fordow, Iran? It may be close. The Israelis apparently … Read the rest of this entry

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THE WATER IN THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ IS GETTING CLOSE TO BOILING POINT

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45981376/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/#.Tw_DevkfjDl Everything in my editorial about Iran’s very real threat to close the Straits of Hormuz has now been verified directly by the Pentagon. They can do it and it will not be a clean operation getting such a blockade … Read the rest of this entry

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PLAYING CHICKEN WITH THE WORLD’S OIL SUPPLY: WHAT SHUTTING DOWN THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ REALLY MEANS TO THE REGION AND THE WORLD

News out of the Middle East has dominated world events over the last week. Between Iran’s war games and their subsequent threats to shut down the incredibly vital Straits of Hormuz shipping channel in response to looming sanctions over their … Read the rest of this entry

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THE LAST AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS HAVE LEFT IRAQ WITHOUT EVEN SO MUCH AS A THANK YOU

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/17/world/meast/iraq-troops-leave/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 I have to be candid here, this makes me sick. Iraq’s Prime Minister and President did not even show up to a scheduled ceremony to thank the last Americans as they left their country. This will be another Obama AND Bush mess as … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35s May Be Sold To Allies In The Persian Gulf To Deter Iran?

As we are beginning to see in Asia, the F-35 is being treated as a kind of containment weapon by the US when it comes to exports to allies outside of NATO. The possibility of, and the current attempt at surrounding China … Read the rest of this entry

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PERSIAN GULF ARMS RACE HEATING UP OR WISHFUL THINKING?

Iran building an aircraft carrier? To launch what? Ultralights? http://defense.aol.com/2011/10/07/iran-touts-carriers-new-subs-raising-temperatures-in-the-gulf/

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