These stories all point to a troubling conclusion…the oil magnates must be grinning from ear to ear by now…look for oil to be up to the $80 mark soon…and gas at the pump will be back over $3 soon (or MORE)…why do those who just can’t seem to wait to see Armageddon unfold for whatever reason actually have the reins of power in our country? (Refer back to my earlier post of Ryan Dawsons expose on the PNAC players for more info.)
MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran’s borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday.
“The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran,” the official said, adding that the Pentagon has probably not yet made a final decision as to when an attack will be launched.
He said the Pentagon is looking for a way to deliver a strike against Iran “that would enable the Americans to bring the country to its knees at minimal cost.”
He also said the U.S. Naval presence in the Persian Gulf has for the first time in the past four years reached the level that existed shortly before the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
The White House Wednesday denied ratching up tension with Iran with increased military exercises in the Gulf region, but stressed US support for Britain as Iran holds 15 of its sailors. “These military exercises were long planned and so there is no escalation of tension on our part,” spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
“Now, we do stand with our British allies and stand behind Tony Blair as he works to get these 15 soldiers back from the Iranians,” she said.
On Tuesday, the Pentagon said the unusual exercise involving two US aircraft carrier strike groups in the Gulf is aimed at reassuring friends and allies, not raising tensions with Iran.
“We are not interested in confrontation in the Gulf,” said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman.
Ok…uh…not interested in confrontation in the Gulf? Quoi? I thought that’s what we’ve been focused on since Bush swore in…
RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi King Abdullah, whose country is a close US ally, on Wednesday slammed the “illegitimate foreign occupation of Iraq” in a meeting with foreign Arab ministers in Riyadh.
“In beloved Iraq, blood is being shed among brothers in the shadow of an illegitimate foreign occupation, and ugly sectarianism threatens civil war,” Abdullah said.
He also said that Arab nations, which are planning to revive a five-year-old Middle East peace plan at the summit, would not allow any foreign force to decide the future of the region.
So now the Saudis DON’T want us meddling in Gulf affairs…why the sudden switch? I thought we were “good buddies.” This is all starting to be like watching a BAD movie…let’s change the channel, folks…somehow, some way…we’ve got to.