General S. Butler, the most highly decorated Marine in US history: "War is nothing but a racket".
You're right. Smedley Butler was a hero of my grandfather's. I still remember a copy of Butler's book War is a Racket sitting on his bookshelf.
They sent their aircraft carrier USS Enterprise into the Gulf to look for trouble and harass Iran. This ship is the oldest aircraft carrier and scheduled to be decommissioned next year. At Pearl Harbor FDR lined up all the old expendable battleships in a row - loaded with sailors - after they had broken the Japanese code and knew what was happening. Get ready for Pearl Harbor-911 Two when the Israeli-Americans sink it and blame Iran.
Once again while I agree with your main point I think it is important to note that the battleships that were at Pearl Harbor were not "expendable" but the main force of the US Navy Pacific Fleet at the time. Of the six that were sunk, 4 of them were refloated and returned to service. None of them were old in the sense that all had been modernized in an era when military hardware was not disposed every few years in an attempt to milk more money for the military industrial complex.
I also don't think anyone considers the current Enterprise expendable and it is difficult to imagine a nation like Iran being able to sink it. If that does happen then it will have to be an obvious staged incident and will do nothing more then highlight the navy's incompetence.
But yes, clearly our "leaders" want this war and we all know why.
The zio-hawk propaganda continues...
"Iran has â€¦ threatened to launch missiles against the United States and our allies in the region in response to an attack" on its nuclear facilities or other targets"
From what I have read a war with Iran is impractical. They have mountainous regions and have a large population that could stage a partisan war for years with an occupying force. It will be a air strike that will disable the "civilian" nuclear facilities. I don't think even the most hawkish of neo-cons think that after the Iraqi mess that a full invasion of a country of 75 million will fool the sheeple.....:thumbdown:
So our â€œgreat allyâ€ Israel is threatening to mass murder Europeans if their occupation of Palestine ever falls apart. Does this sound like a nation we should be supporting or a nation we should be trying to disarm of its nuclear weapons?