The Nobel Peace Prize winner escalates tensions in the Middle East

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    I thought Obama was for Peace. This is a aggressive move.

    US raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Tension between the US and Iran heightened dramatically today with the disclosure that Barack Obama is deploying a missile shield to protect American allies in the Gulf from attack by Tehran.
    The US is dispatching Patriot defensive missiles to four countries – Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait – and keeping two ships in the Gulf capable of shooting down Iranian missiles. Washington is also helping Saudi Arabia develop a force to protect its oil installations.

    American officials said the move is aimed at deterring an attack by Iran and reassuring Gulf states fearful that Tehran might react to sanctions by striking at US allies in the region. Washington is also seeking to discourage Israel from a strike against Iran by demonstrating that the US is prepared to contain any threat.

    The deployment comes after Obama's attempts to emphasise diplomacy over confrontation in dealing with Iran – a contrast to the Bush administration's approach – have failed to persuade Tehran to open its nuclear installations to international controls. The White House is now trying to engineer agreement for sanctions focused on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, believed to be in charge of the atomic programme.
     
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    Did you not even read what you posted? You answered your own damn question....
     
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    I would think this would score him an A+ for prudence. Deploying Patriot missile shields AFTER the fact are at LEAST 100% LESS effective. Since this will effectively negate any "FIRST STRIKE" option from Iran it should LESSEN tensions other than the stationing of 30,000 more troops in Saudi Arabia which will be a call to arms for Al Qeada.
     
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    I would say it is a HELL of a lot better answer than to PREVENTATIVE attack against Iran and a THIRD war to fight.
     
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    The lefty pacifists are going to go batshit over this development.
     
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    Barry - The War President....
     
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    Yeah House you may have to start LIKING him huh? LOL.
     
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    Wonder if "Imanutjob" is testing Barry as Plugs Biden predicted?
     
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    So in one thread you are attacking him for being passive, now you are attacking him for being aggressive? :lol:
     
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    Why?

    He sucks...


    Does this mean you'd protest him?....LOL

    Nah, he increased troops in Afghanistan and you were all cool with that...
     

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