The political winds have been blowing against the Republicans, and Georgie faces the real prospect of a Democratically-controlled House and Senate. Is he stupid enough to believe that a new war, blockade, or military action against Iran will bring voters flocking back to vote Republican? I believe he is, and it's starting to scare me a bit. Below is the e-mail from the Crawford Peace House:
The American Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group joins US build-up opposite Iran October 20, 2006, 12:37 PM (GMT+02:00) Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group steamed into the Persian Gulf to join the US naval, air and marine concentration piling up opposite Iran's shores. It consists of the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville, the guided-missile destroyers USS Cole and USS Bulkeley, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, the attack submarine USS Albuquerque, and the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island. The Iwo Jima group is now cruising 60 km from Kuwait off Iran's coast. As DEBKAfile and DEBKA-Net-Weekly reported exclusively two weeks ago, three US naval task forces will be in place opposite Iran in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea by October 21. The other two are the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the USS Enterprise Strike Group.
From: Crawford Peace House
War with Iran A response from the Crawford Peace House On October 3 2006 The Eisenhower strike group left its base in Norfolk, Virginia with a 6,500 deployment force. Naval Officers contacted Peace Groups to protest the possibility of a planed provoked
war with Iran. Today the Strike Group is being joined by an armada of ships sailing
to the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and to the Mediterranean. Military exercises starting October 31 will practice interdicting ships.
This navel armada has forewarned the possibility of a attack on Iran
and Syria by positioning of a strike force equal to proposed war scenarios A navel blockade would be considered by Iran to be an act of war. Iran is now on full military alert. The rumors and possibility of an October surprise and a war with Iran
are not acceptable. On April 6 ,2002 almost 2,000 came to a rally In Crawford Texas to protest the secret plans of George Bush and Tony Blair to go to war in
Iraq. The Crawford Peace House was born as a response to the coming of that illegal war. The war and occupation of Iraq still continues with no end in sight. With great sadness we are again asking for citizens to be ready to mobilize to stop another great madness. In the event of a Naval blockade or an attack on Iran The Crawford Peace House will call on all peace loving people to come
to Crawford November 5, 2006 election weekend for a 1:00 rally and march to the Bush ranch. A press conference November 6th at the Peace House and more actions to correspond to Bush's visit to Crawford to vote on
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