War Drums: U.S. Sends Ships, Planes To Persian Gulf As Tension Mounts...

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    The United States has quietly moved significant military reinforcements into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian military from any possible attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and to increase the number of fighter jets capable of striking deep into Iran if the standoff over its nuclear program escalates.

    The deployments are part of a long-planned effort to bolster the American military presence in the gulf region, in part to reassure Israel that in dealing with Iran, as one senior administration official put it last week, “When the president says there are other options on the table beyond negotiations, he means it.”

    But at a moment that the United States and its allies are beginning to enforce a much broader embargo on Iran’s oil exports, meant to force the country to take seriously the negotiations over sharply limiting its nuclear program, the buildup carries significant risks, including that Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps could decide to lash out against the increased presence.

    The most visible elements of this buildup are Navy ships designed to vastly enhance the ability to patrol the Strait of Hormuz — and to reopen the narrow waterway should Iran attempt to mine it to prevent Saudi Arabia and other oil exporters from sending their tankers through the vital passage...

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    Anyone care to fuck with the US Navy?
     
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    Wait, let me get this straight. As long as it's a Democrat Flexing US power, and attempting to police the world. You Libs are ok with it?

    Don't get me wrong I am glad Obama is playing tough with Iran, Just think it's rather Ironic that Libs like it too. Find it real hard to believe you would feel the same way if Obama had an R after his name.
     
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    “When the president says there are other options on the table beyond negotiations, he means it.”

    Wow! Now just gonna sit back and wait for all the lefties posting about our terrible war mongering president.
     
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    There is a difference between flexing your muscles and an unprovoked invasion resulting in 5000 American deaths
     
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    'Party Before Country.' That sums it up for the Obamabot Dems on this Board. They'll defend anything their Dear Leader/Democrats do. They're only 'Anti-War' when the other side has the power. Right now, Obamabot Dems are the biggest Chickenhawk assholes in the country. But same ole same ole i guess. Nothing ever changes.
     
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    How is Obama paying for this? More blood for oil? What did Iran do to us?
     
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    "'Party Before Country", would describe both sides of the aisle and to deny it is pure BS.
     
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    Basic mission of the US Navy.....keep the shipping lanes open

    It is paid for by US Tax dollars....just like we always pay for defense
    Iran has done nothing to us and we have done nothing to them. Just repositioned some ships
     
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    Look for another OBAMA TAX TO PAY FOR THIS NEW WAR.

    DEMOCRATS WOULD NEVER START A WAR WITHOUT TAXING US TO PAY FOR IT WOUD THEY?
     

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