This situation is developing—stay tuned for updates.
Tensions between Iran and the United States have reached a fever pitch, with an aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), now being sent into the Strait of Hormuz after entering the Red Sea with its carrier strike group—while rhetoric from the likes of National Security Adviser John Bolton continues to escalate.
Warnings to merchant ships have gone out in the region.
Another vessel, USS Arlington, is also heading to the Middle East to join the flotilla. Increased movement by U.S. warships parallels a Patriot missile battery deployment to “counter Iran.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also gave a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iran “wants to kill six million Jews.” No, really.
B-52 bombers have been stationed in the region.
This escalation was prompted by information provided to the U.S. by Israeli intelligence about a “threat” from Iran, which should be scrutinized, given that such intelligence has often been fraudulent—as was the case with the Iraq War.
War with Iran has long been a goal of Israel, especially as demonstrated by its satellites in the United States, such as through the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Like the Israel Lobby, FDD pursues a similar if not identical agenda—which often overlaps with different branches of the U.S. government.
FDD is playing a central role in this.
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Time to start drinking.