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(Washington Post)   The US Navy tried to start a war with Iran and didn't tell anyone, including the President   ( divider line
    More: Scary, U.S. Navy, Iran, Iran-Iraq War, vice admirals, territorial claim, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Council, George H. W. Bush  
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27113 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Aug 2012 at 8:46 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-25 05:40:27 PM  
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Two people who were there said Cosgriff mused in a staff meeting one day that he'd like to steam a Navy frigate up the Shatt al Arab,

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2012-08-25 08:52:46 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-08-26 07:55:43 AM  
2 votes:
Carrie Fisher had a real job?

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2012-08-25 09:07:12 PM  
2 votes:
Some hysterical woman said what?
2012-08-26 12:12:39 AM  
1 vote:
Who knew a hard hitting article like this could be found in the Lifestyle Section.

Bright, brash, tall and sexy - she had modeling jobs between Berkeley and Georgetown - she seemed destined for a promising career. But she also revealed an early penchant for intrigue.

From there on, her life would seem to unfold as if it were an episode of "Alias" or "Covert Affairs." One time, "I hired a car and driver and drove across the Sinai from Cairo to the Israeli border, with Abba blaring on the stereo and feeling rather like Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," she recalled. Destination: Eliat, on the Red Sea. Mission: scuba diving.

Fark, I am disappoint. This thread should be littered with attention whore pics by now.
2012-08-26 12:04:36 AM  
1 vote:

omnibus_necanda_sunt: fark Bush so hard.

Yeah damn him for taking a stand against advisors wanting him to start a war with Iran.
2012-08-25 11:03:55 PM  
1 vote:

jimmyjackfunk: isn't the strait as well as the majority of the gulf littered with mines that Iran so conveniently placed there back in the 1980 war with Iraq? Or did we manage to get the majority of them cleaned up post Iraq-Iran war?

We didn't. Would be a real shame if a US ship hit a mine and sank. That sort of thing could lead to a war.
2012-08-25 09:53:28 PM  
1 vote:
I'm calling BS on this whole story. There's no way she was a model.
2012-08-25 09:33:58 PM  
1 vote:

Jon H: I'd rather have people pushing the limit than those who want to submit and apologize for everything.

/ex-navy here!

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2012-08-25 08:59:53 PM  
1 vote:
I'll bet Cheney and his PNAC directed Fallon to covertly pull this off if he could. They couldn't have anyone outside their inner circle in on it but Id bet dollars to donuts Cheney and Rummy knew.
2012-08-25 08:57:49 PM  
1 vote:

miss diminutive: That whole thing was like reading a bad Tom Clancy novel.

I'm just surprised that so many agencies and military branches sound like they're being staffed by complete imbeciles.

Either that; or they have one big red button labeled WAR.

/ push the button!!
2012-08-25 08:56:21 PM  
1 vote:
Two people who were there said Cosgriff mused in a staff meeting one day that he'd like to steam a Navy frigate up the Shatt al Arab, the diplomatically sensitive and economically crucial waterway dividing Iraq and Iran.

...So, and frat boy with a four wheeler wanted to go tearing across the nerds lawn?
2012-08-25 05:27:01 PM  
1 vote:
How does freedom of navigation in international waters start a war ?

Also 3 carriers (2 aircraft and 1 LHD) will quite simply NEVER sneak up on anyone unannounced.
2012-08-25 02:59:32 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: the Navy's Inspector General Hotline, which responded that it "will neither confirm, nor deny, receipt of your Hotline complaint via email of 28 Feb 2008."

How Orwellian... or Monty Pythian (Pythonian?)
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