Just in case you’ve missed it (and the pathetic excuse for a national media in this country is doing it’s level best to make sure that you do):
Part of the “surge” of troops, supposedly to ensure security in Iraq, includes a Patriot Missile battery from Fort Bliss, TX. Patriot Missiles, for those of you who haven’t figured it out already, being somewhat useless in defending against small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades, mortar attacks and IEDs….which is what we’re facing in Iraq. They are, however, great for use against intermediate-range ballistic missiles….of which Iran has quite a few.
Second: Bush just appointed Admiral William J. Fallon as General Abizaid’s replacement as head of CENTCOM. Kinda odd that they’ve placed a Naval officer in charge of two ground wars (Afghanistan & Iraq), isn’t it? Even ABC news called the appointment unusual. However, consider Fallon’s resume. He’s a naval flight officer. He flew combat missions in Vietnam, commanded an A-6 Intruder squadron, a carrier air wing and an aircraft carrier. As a three-star, he commanded Second Fleet and Strike Force Atlantic. Any operation against Iran will be a combined air and naval bombardment.
Third: Bush is moving another carrier strike group into the Persian Gulf. Because, as you know, Aircraft Carriers and their battle groups are notoriously effective against insurgents.
Are you seeing it now?