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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Global Bullying

From The Washington Post online (h/t Christy Hardin Smith at FireDogLake):
American warplanes screamed off two aircraft carriers Tuesday as the U.S. Navy staged its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, launching a mammoth exercise meant as a message to the Iranians.

This is far too dangerous bullshit to be merely about intimidation or sending a message. These crazy bastards are trying to provoke a Gulf Of Tonkin incident.
"If there is strong presence, then it sends a clear message that you better be careful about trying to intimidate others," said Capt. Bradley Johanson, commander of the Stennis.

I'm inclined to agree with the Captain. Um, how about you take your own advice then?

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