They Dare Us To Watch It Happen
This just in, via Reuters:
Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route off the Iranian coast, during the weekend, Pentagon officials said on Monday.
According to the officials, the radio transmission from one of the Iranian ships said: "I am coming at you. You will explode in a couple of minutes."
The officials said it was not unusual for Iranian boats to get close to U.S. ships in the strait but the radio transmission was unusual.
It appears to be a direct attempt at provocation, doesn't it?
Note, too, that now that Congress has idiotically permitted der Leaderhoser to declare that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is a terrorist organization, the article starts off with the explicit statement "Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats" were the culprits -- another way of saying, along with the radio transmission, that "terrorists" threatened our ships.
This has all the earmarks of another attempt to "bait and switch" us into a pre-emptive war based, if not directly on lies, then upon a carefully executed "False Flag" effort.
If you are curious as to what that could mean, keep in mind the Downing Street Memo (DSM), where Dear Leader Bush was quoted as suggesting that a U2 plane, painted with UN colors, be flown over Iraq in order to draw fire and precipitate an excuse to begin major combat operations.
Combined with Bush's visit to the Israel just this very week, where it looks like his propensity for grasping cherry-picked intelligence may set us up for a situation where "rock solid" becomes the new "slam dunk" this year, we can't ignore the potential significance of this event.
Congress must now act to prevent another ill-advised, ill-fated and illegal military conflict by stripping this
eunich Unitary Executive of power -- further delay risks serious implication and complicity in a planned, predetermined and blatantly criminal act of war.
Congress, do your duty: impeach Bush and Cheney now, before it's too late.