Friday, May 21, 2010

Obama's Sword Rattling

The United States seems to have begun a military build up around Iran.
We've started to send up to 4 new aircraft carrier groups to the region.

Perhaps Obama thinks we can "war our way out of an economic depression" - after all, that worked for Roosevelt, right?

Over at Debkafile they are reporting that the Obama administration has decided to
"boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants....

Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier,...will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. ... the USS Truman is just the first element of the new buildup of US resources around Iran. It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 US aircraft carriers visible from Iranian shores.

Another four US warships will be making their way to the region to join the USS Truman and its Strike Group. They are the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and guided missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill, USS Oscar Austin and USS Ross."

It appears that our "Nobel peace prize winner" is rattling war sabers, and he's decided to increase the US aircraft carrier presence in the region four fold.

Just what we need - another very very expensive war, or a reason to goad that crazy Ahmadinajad into a conflict.

Well, that is one way to create jobs.
Besides, doesn't a war help incumbents stay in office?