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Weather Clears for a US Strike on Iran
AsiaTimes.com ^ | July 3, 2010 | Victor Kotsev

Posted on 07/05/2010 5:41:59 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

War drums are beating in the Middle East. In a short time, the United States has increased the number of its carrier strike groups opposite Iran to three, and reports are raining down of a tightening ring of American and Israeli concentrations all around the Islamic Republic. On the diplomatic front, the Israelis are unusually concerned about their international image (for example, making concessions in Gaza) while their top officials - including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself - are shuttling between Jerusalem and Washington.

Everybody in the region is restless. Turkey is making spectacular diplomatic pirouettes. Egypt is quietly seething, and Saudi Arabia less quietly so. Jordan's king had ruefully predicted war if no peace was achieved by the summer [1], and summer has now come. Syria and Lebanon are positioning themselves to weather the coming storm [2]. Yemen is in disarray. Russia, China, India, and a host of other powers are vying to make the best of the fracas. The Iranian regime itself appears to be digging in for a fight.

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If there is an attack on Iran which involves the United States, Israel will most probably be blamed.

This may be the trigger which sets off the Psalm 83 war.

1 posted on 07/05/2010 5:42:03 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Psalm 83 is next (and soon) according to the way I read things, too.


2 posted on 07/05/2010 5:51:57 AM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta; AdmSmith; Valin

Radio Farda (the Iranian branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) reports that Kuwait, UAE and Germany have begun refusing refueling Iranian owned passenger planes as of 2 days ago.


3 posted on 07/05/2010 6:01:18 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

IMHO, Israel will probably strike deep into Iran. Our carrier forces are there to support them with data, and to use their AEGIS vessels (2 AEGIS destroyers and one AEGIS cruiser with each carrier, all capable of having the anti-ballistic missiles loaded) to intercept any Iranian ballistic missiles and to make sure Iran doesn’t try any attacks of their own with their air force or navy.


4 posted on 07/05/2010 6:03:47 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Weather Clears for a US Strike on Iran

That action would be a boost for Obama's Socialists in the mid-term elections and perhaps assure him a second term.

5 posted on 07/05/2010 6:04:35 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Jeff Head

why would comrade obama strike iran?


6 posted on 07/05/2010 6:07:35 AM PDT by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Insofar as democrats know that "war" is good politics when an election nears, or when they need to hide something (i.e. clinton's aspirin factory bombing), this may be just obama flexing his anorexic biceps...postering...sabre rattling.

Everything he touches is falling apart, his base abhors war, so why would he start, or become involved in, another war?

I am admittedly no middle east expert, but I can' see obama getting involved unless there is political gain in it for him.

Gravitas

7 posted on 07/05/2010 6:12:33 AM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: ken21
why would comrade obama strike iran?

Because it creates a perception about him and the Democrats that they believe will help them stay in office.

8 posted on 07/05/2010 6:14:14 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Obammy? Commander and Chief? LOL!


9 posted on 07/05/2010 6:23:10 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

MAYBE Hussein will instead order the 3 carriers to attack, to knock out, ISRAEL! What then???


10 posted on 07/05/2010 6:24:00 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: ken21

IT’S A CASE OF THE MODERATE ATTACKING THE FUNDAMENTALISTS!


11 posted on 07/05/2010 6:27:11 AM PDT by cavador ("Self determination is not a malfunction"!(Harkness;Fallout 3 Rivet City 2077))
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To: tacticalogic
“why would comrade obama strike iran?”

Comrade Obama is more likely to strike Israel, although it's hard to tell which Mooselimb puppetmaster he kisses this week.

12 posted on 07/05/2010 6:28:41 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 507)
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To: ken21

He won’t...but I believe Israel will and has made it clear and Mao-Obama needs some faux improvement in his poll numbers.


13 posted on 07/05/2010 6:31:53 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: sonofstrangelove; jhpigott; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; SunkenCiv; Quix; Pan_Yan; AmericanInTokyo; ...
>>>> "Radio Farda (the Iranian branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) reports that Kuwait, UAE and Germany have begun refusing refueling Iranian owned passenger planes as of 2 days ago." <<<<
14 posted on 07/05/2010 6:46:47 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: ken21
why would comrade obama strike iran?

Because all good socialists always look out for themselves first and easily sacrifice their allies to retain power.

15 posted on 07/05/2010 6:49:02 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: nuconvert
This is probably due to the sanctions. Mahan Air and IranAir are not getting fuel.
16 posted on 07/05/2010 6:49:05 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Every ME country has been sophisticated military hardware from us for a while. Guidance Enhanced Missiles, Standard Missile-3s and PAC-3s. And the ground/ship based control systems for those.

This is a war where the Arabs and Israelis are going to work together on.

It won't take very many to destroy Iran's economy. What are Iran's military trucks going to run on? Piss?

17 posted on 07/05/2010 7:00:12 AM PDT by BobS
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To: ducttape45; small voice in the wilderness; presently no screen name; stars & stripes forever; ...

Ping!


18 posted on 07/05/2010 7:34:04 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: wmfights; roamer_1

Ping!


19 posted on 07/05/2010 7:37:27 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: ken21
"why would comrade obama strike iran?"

War - it's been the way to end unemployment and boost the economy.

20 posted on 07/05/2010 7:45:16 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The article concedes WAY too much competence and good intention to Obamsky and his crew. They prosper by having a disruptive, mouthy Iran on the premises of the region. They won’t do anything to take it down.


21 posted on 07/05/2010 7:46:04 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: FrankR

Agreed.

Whatever happens in the Middle East, Obama will be a spectator unless forced against his will to act.

Perhaps the Teleprompter will tell him what to do.


22 posted on 07/05/2010 7:48:35 AM PDT by mike-zed
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To: Erik Latranyi

It is absolutely vital to understand that Obama does not operate according to any set of universal principles. He is an Obamaite first, last and always. Marxists are not ideologues. They are self absorbed tyrants seeking to increase their own power by any means. Certain “means” will not enhance their power, such as strengthening the private sector.
War is a mighty tonic for Democrat chances in the fall. Supporting Israel in a war against Iran will substantially deflate the anti Obama forces and be an effective runup to the midterm elections for Democrats. Look for this to happen.


23 posted on 07/05/2010 7:58:31 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: hennie pennie; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aragorn; auggy; ...

SUDDENLY refusing to refuel Iranian owned passenger planes? WOW.

END TIMES PING LIST PING LEVEL 1

THAT, TO ME

IS A VERY TELLING LITTLE DETAIL.


24 posted on 07/05/2010 8:02:27 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

THX THX.


25 posted on 07/05/2010 8:04:27 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Quix

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 07/05/2010 8:08:16 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Amos the Prophet
War is a mighty tonic for Democrat chances in the fall. Supporting Israel in a war against Iran will substantially deflate the anti Obama forces and be an effective runup to the midterm elections for Democrats. Look for this to happen.

It worked for another socialist president who presided over a prolonged economic depression.

27 posted on 07/05/2010 8:11:21 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: FrankR
If you've seen him pitch .... you know he's a catcher

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28 posted on 07/05/2010 8:15:36 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: All
Germany refuses fuel to Iranian airlines

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2547141/posts

29 posted on 07/05/2010 8:33:50 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
"Comrade Obama is more likely to strike Israel,...

That would be a mistake. Nuclear bombs will go off in Iran and Syria, with a lot more in reserve. That will be Obama's responsibility.

I wouldn't be surprised if Obama gets arrested by our military brass who will call for a new election. Obama is a third-world president anyway.

30 posted on 07/05/2010 8:34:08 AM PDT by BobS
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To: BobS
“I wouldn't be surprised if Obama gets arrested by our military brass who will call for a new election.”

Never happen. Our military “upper echelon” has been infiltrated with “perfumed princes”, as has our intelligence and of course the State Department. We still have lots of patriots, but they are scared to death. Why do you think there are endless “whistle blowers” whenever a Republican is President, yet nary a peep forthcoming when the administration is being run by the most corrupt, vile, and despicable group ever assembled?

31 posted on 07/05/2010 9:15:34 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 507)
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To: varon

except fuel prices will skyrocket
depending on the timing, they will just start to come back down or will be peaking by the 10 elections. I would actually think this would be a set-up for a fuel price decrease by 12
I would not expect a prolonged encounter (notice I did not say war) unless this goes hand-to-hand


32 posted on 07/05/2010 9:50:35 AM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: Elle Bee

0 blade


33 posted on 07/05/2010 9:54:35 AM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: ken21

To keep him in power and inhance his power.


34 posted on 07/05/2010 10:08:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: ken21; Quix; All
why would comrade obama strike iran?

1) Attempt to make the silly Americans rally 'round the Kenyan

2) Try to prove that he isn't a transvestite girly boy

3) Flattening Iran gives him a reason to immediately pump billions into reconstruction of Iran efforts, fueling the construction of the Caliphate with dhimmi dollars and him at its helm.

Thanks for the ping here Quix.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 07/05/2010 10:41:10 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

MORE THAN A LITTLE PLAUSIBLE.

THX.

TAKE CARE, BRO. PLEASE TAKE CARE.

I’m still concerned that your destination is too close to the New Madrid stuff.

Yet, you make a good point about God’s leading you.


37 posted on 07/05/2010 11:05:09 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Amos the Prophet
Supporting Israel in a war against Iran will substantially deflate the anti Obama forces and be an effective runup to the midterm elections for Democrats. Look for this to happen.

Not when oil goes to $8/gallon.

BTW, where's the drumbeat of "don't rush into war" like with Bush and Iraq?

Cheers!

38 posted on 07/05/2010 8:20:24 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Dual subject article with a quite likely scenario of the near future and Obama trhying to save himself and his administration

I believe the video clip showing Obama state where he was born is THE LONG LOST ONE that was taken by a private person ans was impossible to find. Alan Keyes refered to it but the owner did not come forward.

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/07/oba-hussein-confirms-his-birthplace.html

Please feel free to share it as far and wide as you think it’s worth.

Alan will not mind. He wrote the commentary/scenario based on his experience and evaluation and bits of information that come to him in several hundred Emails a day from all over.


39 posted on 07/05/2010 11:03:04 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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To: grey_whiskers; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Dual subject article with a quite likely scenario of the near future and Obama trhying to save himself and his administration

I believe the video clip showing Obama state where he was born is THE LONG LOST ONE that was taken by a private person ans was impossible to find. Alan Keyes refered to it but the owner did not come forward.

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/07/oba-hussein-confirms-his-birthplace.html

Please feel free to share it as far and wide as you think it’s worth.

Alan will not mind. He wrote the commentary/scenario based on his experience and evaluation and bits of information that come to him in several hundred Emails a day from all over.


40 posted on 07/05/2010 11:04:16 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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To: FARS; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aragorn; auggy; autumnraine; ...

THX THX

PING TO END TIMES LIST


41 posted on 07/05/2010 11:10:51 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Rats always bite when backed into a corner, and Obama needs a distraction really bad right now.


42 posted on 07/05/2010 11:19:27 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: Quix

Has Costa Rica Rolled Over To The US?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2547442/posts

47 war ships 7000 marines 200 helicopters 5 planes why?
This is a big play on the global chessboard.


43 posted on 07/05/2010 11:26:22 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Quix

Has Costa Rica Rolled Over To The US?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2547442/posts

47 war ships 7000 marines 200 helicopters 5 planes why?
This is a larger buildup than we have in the Persian Gulf.
This is a big play on the global chessboard.


44 posted on 07/05/2010 11:26:54 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: grey_whiskers
Does not make much sense when you consider his acceptance and support of the pansy a**ed sanction regime they just announced a couple weeks ago.

Methinks that Iran's threat to send gunboats to protect the blockade crashers, and probably some things we don't know about is what set this in motion.

Iran has since backed off, but who believes them.

45 posted on 07/05/2010 11:27:30 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: Whenifhow

WILL CHECK IT OUT

Then go to bed.

thx.


46 posted on 07/05/2010 11:27:51 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: ken21

To win elections for his party in November and to be reelected. He would not do it to help the Jews , that’s a given.


47 posted on 07/05/2010 11:30:50 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: Amos the Prophet

a war against Iran will substantially deflate the anti Obama forces and be an effective runup to the midterm elections for Democrats.
This is why we need to get this out there NOW. Keep circulating stories that Obama will attack Iran PURELY for political reasons. We should even play to the anti war wackoos. Their boy Obama would kill and maim thousands just to win an election.


48 posted on 07/05/2010 11:35:23 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Ubama won’t attack until about a month before the election.
Everything is about getting elected with that narcissistic scumbag.


49 posted on 07/05/2010 11:38:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: sonic109

I think I provided the vehicle with the AntiMullah article link. No?


50 posted on 07/06/2010 12:20:33 AM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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