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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-11 06:40 PM
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Strait of Hormuz: Threats exchanged, U.S. carrier tracked
Source: LA Times Blog

LA Times - Breaking News - Showdown between USA and Iran


Strait of Hormuz: Threats exchanged, U.S. carrier tracked

Iran and the U.S. continued to trade words Thursday over an Iranian threat to close the Strait of Hormuz to oil tanker traffic. Meanwhile, Iran said it had tracked a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
Full article is at:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/strai...

Strait of Hormuz: Threats exchanged, U.S. carrier tracked
The action by an Iranian surveillance plane showed that Iran had "control" over moves by foreign forces in the region, the Associated Press quoted from an official Islamic Republic News Agency report.

Tehran is currently holding a 10-day military exercise in international waters near the Strait of Hormuz.


Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/strai...



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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 05:47 AM
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1. "Here we go."
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 12:30 PM
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2. I read that Iran is
going to 'test' a Long Range Missile.

And now that the North Korean dude is dead, well...it looks like time to get the sheeple to find a common enemy outside of the US and let the Banksters and Corporatists off the hook.

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 01:14 PM
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3. sigh.... it's hard not to figure this is just going to get worse.
:-(
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 01:42 PM
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4. Its funny how all the Saber rattling and sanctions come about
Edited on Fri Dec-30-11 01:43 PM by bahrbearian
the same time the Corps are pushing the Keystone Pipe line.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 09:14 PM
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6. Some may die laughing.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 05:16 PM
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5. Only a matter of time before the War Criminals
...cobble together another Gulf of Tonkin
or a Weapons of Mass Destruction SCAM.

The table is set,
and the No Bid Contracts are written
and awaiting only the signatures.



Have Imperial Army.
Will Travel!

No WAR too small.
No Price too much.
No "Collateral Damage" too excessive.
Inquiries to: State Department, USA.









You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.
Solidarity99!
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 12:22 AM
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7. Perfect logo Bvar
but you know only those of us "of a certain age" know where it came from.

You would think they could have come up with something more original than "Tonkin Gulf - the sequel!"
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 12:40 PM
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9. "of a certain age"
Edited on Sat Dec-31-11 12:42 PM by bvar22
True.


Our Satellite TV started running old Have Gun Will Travel episodes.
I tuned in the other night, and had an epiphany.
ALL of those old horse operas were short Morality Plays.
The hero always protected & helped the weak, the underdog, the minorities, the underprivileged,
those being preyed upon by The Crowd, The Rich, and The Powerful,
and then quietly disappeared
without Cheers, Accolades, Rewards, or Personal Glory.

I grew up on that stuff, and THAT is missing from TV today,
as well as missing from our younger culture.

Then I realized that that same Morality theme wasn't just limited to the Horse Operas,
but across the board on TV in the 50s and early 60s.
Leave it to Beaver
My 3 Sons
Andy Griffith

etc.
All were short Morality Plays themed around the values mentioned above,
and pretty much reflect my internal values of today.

Chicken or The Egg?

Now, everything is In Your Face Smash Mouth.
No One from MY generation would ever conceive of the endzone Personal Glory antics
taken for granted in today's NFL.







I'm glad I'm old.




I'll miss you here, my friend,
and wish you well.
:hug:







You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.
Solidarity99!
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 09:27 PM
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10. Y'know - I just saw a "Law and Order" rerun
where Jack McCoy makes that same point about the "violent" TV we (meaning Boomers) all watched as kids. As he pointed out - this was the generation that protested war and joined the fight for equal rights.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 08:00 AM
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8. I do not trust any "official" story coming from the U.S. government.
Their credibility is finished, and rightfully so.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 10:05 PM
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11. its just too easy
Iran's autonomous actions are a gift to the MIC. Like its said above - the contracts are written And just waiting to be signed.

:(
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