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Would anyone here bet that if the presidents numbers keep going down, that he might find it necessary to give Iran "what for"

You know, even though he won the Nobel Peace Prize, he has consistently killed the terrorists overseas. He killed Osama almost singlehandedly and the Iranians had better not mess with our modern day Patton, especially in an election year.

He didn't get that Peace prize for nothing you know.

Okay, what are the odds? Skirmish before November? Hammering Romney does not seem to be working.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/07/submersibles-persian-gulf-to-oppose-iran.html

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i think another economic meltdown could happen before Nov. more plausible than iran.

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Fwiw, Obama's numbers really haven't change much vis a vis Romney. Both candidates remain relatively stagnant, which is probably good news for the President.

Most interesting piece of information in that article is the deployment of Raptors to the Persian Gulf. They are primarily for Air Defense, but the stealth capabilities give them a superior ability to penetrate Iran's radar network. Could be a planned move, or it could be considered as incentive to get the Iranians to negotiate. Or a little of both.

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Russia has sent a naval flotilla of six warships led by an anti-submarine destroyer to its naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus, the Interfax news agency reported today.

The Admiral Chabanenko and three landing craft have left their home port of Severomorsk in the Arctic Circle on their way to the Mediterranean where they will be joined by the Russian patrol ship Yaroslav Mudry as well as an assistance vessel, a military source told the agency.

"The program of the voyage includes a call in the Syrian port of Tartus," the unnamed source told the news agency.

The source said the trip was taking place in line with the plans of military readiness of the Russian fleet. According to Interfax, the source insisted that the deployment "was not linked to the escalation of the situation in Syria." "In Tartus the ships are going to top up on supplies of fuel, water and foodstuffs," the source said, adding that their deployment in the Mediterranean would last until the end of September

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/russia-sends-naval-flotilla-to-syrian-port-report-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=25174&NewsCatID=359

just saying.

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Thats a political move on the part of the Russians. The Udaloy's are fairly new ships (at least in comparison to much of the rest of the Russian Navy), and relatively cheap to maintain and deploy. They aren't much of a military threat to NATO units operating in the Med. This is basically Putin reiterating his support for the Assad regime and that he wont easily give in to political pressure from NATO and Arab countries.

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We're not attacking Iran and the economy is not melting down before November.

And Julius Peppers ain't goin nowhere!!!

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Look what Obama's had to do so far in 2012 to shore up his base and attempt to buy other votes....he knows he's in trouble.

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