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- Aug 27, 2005
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As unconfirmed reports of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities pick up steam in the Middle Eastern media, a US-based strategic intelligence company has released a chart showing US naval carriers massing near Iranian waters.
The chart, published by Stratfor and obtained by the Zero Hedge financial blog, shows that over the last few weeks a naval carrier -- the USS Harry S Truman -- has been positioned in the north Indian Ocean, not far from the Strait of Hormuz, which leads into the Persian Gulf. The carrier joins the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which was already located in the area. The chart is dated June 23, 2010.
The strike on Iran may be close. Iran cannot be allowed to become a nuclear power, but we must be prepared to deal with the consequences of doing this, as the Straits of Hormuz most likely will be shut down, thus stopping the vast majority of Middle Eastern oil from getting to market.
Despite the perils of an attack on Iran, I say do it. We must be prepared to suffer a little hardship if we are going to do what needs to be done. I can accept gas rationing.
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