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calendar   Wednesday - March 28, 2007

No Balls

SO they kidnap British sailors and marines in international waters, one of the sailors a female. They dress her up in a Muslim headscarf and parade her on Iranian TV and broadcast a “confession”.

According to my official count, the total number of politicians with a real set of balls in Washington and London is pretty much ... zero.

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Iran Shows Video of Captured Britons
Mar 28 01:05 PM US/Eastern

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian state TV showed video Wednesday of the 15 British sailors and marines who were seized last week, including a female captive who wore a white tunic and a black head scarf and said the British boats “had trespassed” in Iranian waters.

The British government, which described Iran’s broadcast of the captured crew as “completely unacceptable,” had earlier released what it called proof that its boats were in the territorial waters of Iraq—not Iran—when they were seized.

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Russian Intelligence Sees U.S. Military Buildup On Iran Border
MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran’s borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday. “The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran,” the official said, adding that the Pentagon has probably not yet made a final decision as to when an attack will be launched.

He said the Pentagon is looking for a way to deliver a strike against Iran “that would enable the Americans to bring the country to its knees at minimal cost.” He also said the U.S. Naval presence in the Persian Gulf has for the first time in the past four years reached the level that existed shortly before the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

Col.-Gen. Leonid Ivashov, vice president of the Academy of Geopolitical Sciences, said last week that the Pentagon is planning to deliver a massive air strike on Iran’s military infrastructure in the near future. A new U.S. carrier battle group has been dispatched to the Gulf.

The USS John C. Stennis, with a crew of 3,200 and around 80 fixed-wing aircraft, including F/A-18 Hornet and Superhornet fighter-bombers, eight support ships and four nuclear submarines are heading for the Gulf, where a similar group led by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has been deployed since December 2006. The U.S. is also sending Patriot anti-missile systems to the region.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/28/2007 at 01:45 PM   
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