Friday, November 17, 2006

Four Carrier Groups in the Persian Gulf

Massive naval power off the coast of Iran.

The USS Eisenhower Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The USS Enterprise Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The USS Boxer Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The USS Iwo Jima Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

"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 commander James Stockdale flew cover over the Gulf of Tonkin that night. Stockdale disclosed that U.S. ships were firing at phantom targets—targets that didn’t exist. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident that drew the U.S. into the quagmire of Viet Nam simply didn’t happen. Johnson, as presidents so often do, lied to the American people. The result was the rapid passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which was the sole legal basis for the Viet Nam War. As a result of Johnson’s lie, three million Vietnamese people and fifty eight thousand U.S. soldiers died." (Charles Sullivan, Global Research, January 2006)


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