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Thursday, October 26

US naval war games off the Iranian coastline

Did we discuss this already? I have been 'sleepwalking' for a few weeks now, so I just want to make sure I'm not bringing up old news. I remember we were discussing naval ships being deployed to the gulf a while back.

According to this article, there are a few other countries 'deploying' their ships. Seems like it's just a practice 'get together' though, and they are just playing a few war games. Let's just hope there are no INCIDENTS.

"An incident" in the Persian Gulf could be used by the US as a pretext for war against Iran.

A war pretext incident, similar to "the Gulf of Tonkin Incident", which triggered the Vietnam war, could be used by US forces, with a view to justifying retaliatory military action against Iran.

In August 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson claimed that North Vietnamese forces had attacked US destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Tonkin incident, which had been manipulated, contributed to unleashing a full-fledged war against Vietnam:

"A phantom attack on two U.S. destroyers cruising the Gulf of Tonkin was staged by the Pentagon and the C.I.A. The bogus attack occurred early in August, 1964. That evening President Lyndon Johnson went on television giving the grim details of the non-attack. Later, however, it was revealed that navy..........

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