Friday :: Mar 30, 2007

Iran: Is this the beginning of the end?

by soccerdad


This may not be good news.

SAN DIEGO -- The USS Nimitz and its support ships will depart San Diego on Monday for the Persian Gulf to join another local aircraft carrier strike group already in the region, military officials said.

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will join the San Diego-based John C. Stennis Strike Group and relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Naval Air Forces Public Affairs. Link

If they only relieve the Eisenhower then good, but I wouldn't bet more than 50 cents on it.

maybe this is why the Thugs in the WH have been so quiet about Iran and the British captives.
I have no clue as to the reliability of the following:

Russian intelligence believes that the U.S. Armed Forces have nearly completed preparations for a possible military operation against Iran, and will be ready to strike in early April, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported on Friday quoting an unnamed source in the Russian security services.LINK

And this which should be more reliable:
But Vincent Cannistraro, a Washington-based intelligence analyst, shared the sources' assessment that Pentagon planning was well under way. "Planning is going on, in spite of public disavowals by Gates. Targets have been selected. For a bombing campaign against nuclear sites, it is quite advanced. The military assets to carry this out are being put in place."

He added: "We are planning for war. It is incredibly dangerous."
Colonel Sam Gardiner, a former air force officer who has carried out war games with Iran as the target, supported the view that planning for an air strike was under way: "Gates said there is no planning for war. We know this is not true. He possibly meant there is no plan for an immediate strike. It was sloppy wording.

"All the moves being made over the last few weeks are consistent with what you would do if you were going to do an air strike. We have to throw away the notion the US could not do it because it is too tied up in Iraq. It is an air operation." LINK

Onward to Armageddon
Gotta go check the Rapture Index!

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