24 May 2007

Are we gonna bomb Iran or what?

The navy began war games on Iran's doorstep today, a day after a large flotilla of U.S. ships entered the Gulf in a dramatic daytime show of military muscle.

Hang on a minute... "Flotilla get yo ass in here!"... Ok, got that out of my system.

The ships included two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, whose presence adds to the pressure on the Islamic Republic to abandon its own nuclear ambitions, which the West says are an attempt to develop atomic weapons. This is deja-vu all over again. Where the hell is Yogi ?

The passage of the U.S. ships through the Straits of Hormuz, a narrow channel in the Gulf and major oil shipping lane, was the largest such move in daylight hours since the 2003 Iraq war. Most U.S. navy ships travel the straits at night, so as not to attract attention, and rarely in large numbers.

However, Rear Admiral Someshit said their immediate aim was only to "reassure allies of the U.S. commitment to regional stability." Whatever the fcuk that means.

Meanwhile as U.S. ships entered the Gulf, the U.N.'s atomic agency released a report saying Iran was continuing to defy world demands to stop enriching uranium.

Iran has blamed the foreign forces for causing regional instability, and yesterday said they would give a "powerful answer" to enemies.

Here we go.

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