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From the AP, Jan. 2, 2012

The Associated Press: Iran warns US carrier: Don't come back to Gulf


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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's army chief on Tuesday warned an American aircraft carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf in Tehran's latest tough rhetoric over the strategic waterway, part of a feud with the United States over new sanctions that has sparked a jump in oil prices.
Gen. Ataollah Salehi spoke as a 10-day Iranian naval exercise ended near the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf. Iranian officials have said the drill aimed to show that Iran could close the vital oil passage, as it has threatened to do if the United States enacts strong new sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.


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Oil prices rose to over $101 a barrel Tuesday amid concerns that rising tensions between Western powers and Iran could lead to crude supply disruptions. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for February delivery was up $2.67 to $101.50 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
For those of you who don't get it, this is the sort of thing the more historically aware of us predicted as a certainty when the country elected a rather effete fellow with a background in little other than complaining about perceived injustices and mouthing silly socacilaist nonsense as their supreme military commander. That is people who see themselves as lions, now see us at best as aging, flabby competitors, or more likely as fatted sheep.

If you don't see this, your need for instruction in the history of nations and their wars is extreme. and all the nice-talk kn the world isn't going to change this by one single, lightweight molecule.
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I hope President Imonamadjihad has a glass-bottomed boat with which to inspect his navy after a decisive confrontation between the insane asylum and America. Never mind the current commander-in-chief.
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Doncha worry, we'll all have power provided by windmills and solar cells to power our cars so we can drive down to the foodstamp distribution center. Thanks to the President's enlightened foriegn policy and dedication to the cause of raising gas and oil prices to "compete" with those in Europe we'll all be happy dependents on Uncle Sugar's charity.
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I hope President Imonamadjihad has a glass-bottomed boat with which to inspect his navy after a decisive confrontation between the insane asylum and America. Never mind the current commander-in-chief.
Oh, I doubt he has much to worry about.
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Oh, I doubt he has much to worry about.
I'd say both of them.
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Doncha worry, we'll all have power provided by windmills and solar cells to power our cars so we can drive down to the foodstamp distribution center. Thanks to the President's enlightened foriegn policy and dedication to the cause of raising gas and oil prices to "compete" with those in Europe we'll all be happy dependents on Uncle Sugar's charity.
We'd best be prepared don't you think? Like the Boy Scouts? Let's not have our tail hanging out in the wind.
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Did you hear what Rick Santorum said about Iran the other day?

Rick Santorum: 'I will bomb Iran's nuclear facilities'

Basically this...

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Man, Im so tired of having to have a new enemy every couple years. Its ridiculous how easy Americans are duped year after year after year into being afraid of someone else.
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Man, Im so tired of having to have a new enemy every couple years. Its ridiculous how easy Americans are duped year after year after year into being afraid of someone else.
There's not a swinging enemy out there, foreign or domestic, that scares me in the slightest.
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There's not a swinging enemy out there that scares me in the slightest.
yah me neither. I can take em. I'll meet em out back after school by the creek.

Pass the note for me.
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