Sunday, August 10, 2008

Breaking Bush's Blockade

I am not the only one in America who understands that the real reason why the United States and Israel have decided to back Georgia into provoking Russia during the 2008 Olympics is that the devious duo are planning to slide the entire planet into World War III while the major powers are preoccupied with more immediate concerns in Georgia and at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

I have reprinted below a rather impressive listing of the additional naval assets President Bush just recently ordered to the Persian Gulf. The size of the naval operation that will soon be off the coast of Iran can only lead us to conclude that President Bush and the Israelis are planning either a war or a blockade against Iran or more likely both.

It has been suggested that America blockade all oil exports from Iran's Kharg Island. Let's think this through for the benefit of our self-appointed leaders in Washington. I have heard that NATO is an acronym for Not Altogether Thought Out. Iran produces more than 4 million barrels of oil a day. If this oil were suddenly taken off the market, oil prices would start climbing again and the dollar would start another decline. In a recent essay I said that I do not expect the complete collapse of the dollar until the Spring of 2009 but an oil embargo could hasten the day the dollar dies.

What would happen if Russia decided to send a Russian tanker accompanied with Russian warships? Would any American admiral order an attack on a Russian nuclear armed guided missile cruisers? What would happen if Russia also sent a squadron of its most advanced jet fighters?

Iran could decide to have some fun prior to Russia's challenging Bush's blockade. The Iranians could announce a Persian Gulf air race open to all armed forces in the world. They could invite the press to observe from on board Russian and Iranian ships in the Gulf. The race would be won by the nation that could send jets in a complete round trip the entire length of the Persian Gulf in the least amount of time. Russia would easily win. Russia could also demonstrate the superior acrobatic capabilities of its aircraft to the news media while President Ahmadinejad bestows the victor's trophy to the Russian pilots. American combat aircraft are old and comparatively slow. They are much less maneuverable than their Russian counterparts. India with its Russian made fighter aircraft has easily defeated U.S. jets in war games.

The Russians and the Iranians could also announce joint air and naval war games in the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean..

Recently the Iranians have announced they have developed a “marine weapon” with a range of 300 kilometers. Some have scoffed at this. I would say if they have it that it was purchased from Russia. The Russians have an advanced anti-ship missile the 3M-54 Klub which NATO calls the SS-N 27 Sizzler. It has a range of 300 kilometers and a payload of 450 kilograms.NATO calls it Sizzler because it is the fastest missile of its type in the world. There are air launched and sea launched versions capable of striking submarines and surface ships.

A really cool demonstration could take place in the Indian Ocean during a joint Russian-Iranian air and naval exercise, the Iranians could launch a SS-N 27 Sizzler from its southern coast and hit a ship 300 kilometers out to sea in the Indian ocean. Since 2001 the Bush administration has tried to develop an defense against the Sizzler but has not done so to date. The Sizzler was designed to sink American aircraft carriers and submarines. The Iranians also have SS-N 22 Sunburn and SS-N 26X Yakhonts anti-ship missiles which also were designed by Russia to sink aircraft carriers. Sinking one target with a Sizzler in the presence of the news media should impress the American public and the stock markets.

At the awards ceremony the Iranians could also demonstrate to the media their long range rocket artillery by firing at a target some 150 kilometers distant. They then could reaffirm to the media their earlier pronouncement that in the event of an attack on Iran by either Israel or the United States that Iran would fire 11,000 missiles and artillery shells in the first 60 seconds.

President Ahmadinejad could then ask these three questions: Do the people of America care so little for their sailors and marines that they are willing to sacrifice them just so an American politician can start World War III in an election year? Are they willing to face a cut off of Persian Gulf oil and pay $12 a gallon for gas? Are they prepared to cut their gasoline consumption in half?

Bankers do not understand war very well. But, if they see Russian and Iranian forces set to challenge a NATO blockade and they see the Iranians sinking targets 300 kilometers south of the Persian Gulf with advanced Russian made weaponry, then they will hedge their bets and the dollar will begin to drop like a rock.

The U.S. might not even get to Day One of Bush's great naval blockade before the world community laughs Dubya out of the Persian Gulf. Hopefully the Pentagon will refuse to follow orders from the Prseident of the United States until the next one takes office in January.

If Bush did get to Day One, the Russian commander of its naval and air forces in the Gulf could radio his American counterpart and say, “I will be escorting a Russian tanker out of Kharg Island. Is it your intention to declare war on Russia by attacking us? You have 60 seconds to respond. 59 seconds, 58 seconds, 57 seconds...” This should be televised live to the world. If it were, there would be no Day Two of the blockade.

The alternative is that we have a protracted blockade of Iranian oil leading up to a full scale war with Iran. The Iranians have sufficient numbers of Russian, NATO and Chinese made anti-ship missiles to sink all our ships in the Persian Gulf as well as all of our ships in the Indian Ocean within 300 kilometers of the Iranian southern coast line. My longtime readers are familiar with the other actions I see Iran taking.

The Iranians could easily cut off all oil from the Mideast. The dollar would collapse in much less than 90 days. Russia has oil. China and Japan both could buy 10 million barrels of oil a day at $400 a barrel, which is 4 billion dollars a day, for more than 200 days from the surplus uncirculated dollars they have in their central banks. Of course dumping a few trillion dollars into circulation will cause all commodity prices to soar and not just oil. This will kill the dollar and American pensions and paychecks very quickly.

America imports 60% of its oil so its economy will grind to a halt. The majority of Americans could not afford to buy oil at 10 to 12 dollars a gallon. President Bush could go to China and outline his problem. “We import 4.4 billion barrels of oil a year. We would like you to loan us 1.76 trillion dollars so we could bid oil away from you for the next year.“ Dubya would be laughed out of Asia.

There is another fundamental flaw in this plan. It will lead to the use of nuclear weapons against Muslims in Iran. There are 25 nations that allow U.S. troops and logistical personnel on their soil. If the U.S. attacks Iran with nuclear weapons, we will be lucky if our military personnel get out alive. if the Iranians were smart, they would have stockpiled thousands of shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles to hand out to anyone in the Mideast willing to shoot down American helicopters and planes.

The Iranians have been warned for several years of the impending war so they are obviously well prepared. The Iranians recruited 40,000 educated suicide volunteers. I once issued a waring that Houston would be a primary target for Iranian resistance fighters. They could bomb more than 20 oil refineries and chemical plants in the Houston metropolitan area. Iran would love to demonstrate that Bush cannot even protect the people of his hometown Houston. They could also target large refineries in other key areas, such as, California, the Northeast, the South and the Midwest. The Iranians could in a few hours cut our refinery capacity by one third which would grind the American economy to a halt for several years.

The Iranians could also shut down the American electric power grid. I have said in the past that the best day to do that is the last Friday of any month when the poor are destitute and looking forward to cashing their meager checks. But without electricity no one will be able to cash a check, make a withdrawal from a bank, or use a credit card. Tens of millions of Americans will take what they need from the stores and a few million professional criminals will be very busy. When the blackout ends and the riots subside, the American unemployment rate will soar.

The FBI and local police could begin a round up of America's more than 4,000,000 Muslims, but the FBI has fewer than 15,000 agents. If the Muslims in America expect to be tortured like their brothers in Bush's secret prisons, then many might just violently resist.

This is not a pretty picture. The economic prospects for America are bleak at best. I have elsewhere said that America's self-appointed leaders who control the press and both political parties have long planned to cut American real after tax wages by 50% and I have also predicted that even without a war they will accomplish this goal by December 31st, 2009. If we are involved in a war with Iran, Wall Street will be cutting our wages by more than 50%. They will get what they want from World War III but American workers and pensioners will not get anything they want.

I have also said that America's self-appointed leaders in the Bilderberg Society, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and in the controlled press do not want America to win World War III. They have two goals for the next war. One is to force American Armed Forces to use nuclear weapons to extricate our troops from Muslim nations who are currently our allies. Let me rephrase that for emphasis. We will be committing nuclear genocide against people who are currently our allies. This will be done so the oil in the Mideast and Africa will become the property of the Bilderberg Society and Israel. The Bilderberg Society is run by Rockefeller and Rothschild interests. Exxon-Mobil is owned by the Rockefellers and Shell is owned by the Rothschilds and the Dutch Royal family. These three families founded the Bilderberg Society.

The second purpose is to defeat the American military, to destroy the American economy, to permanently impoverish Americans and to force them into a North American Union thus making their slavery complete. The NAU will nullify the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This is necessary from Wall Street's point of view. When, not if, the dollar crashes, and you were a free man or woman, you might ask questions and demand answers. One question I would love to ask is why Americans are not allowed to properly audit federal spending if we know we could save taxpayers 200 billion dollars a year or more by doing so. That this question is not asked in the media should be no surprise to anyone who understands the difference between a free press and what we have.

My conclusion is that our only hope of avoiding World War III is that Russia and Iran join together to just say No to President Bush. Otherwise the world in general and the United States in particular are doomed. Please remember that Bush and Wall Street do not want the America we knew and loved to survive this war.

I beleieve it is Russia's benefit to prevent President Bush from destroying the world. It is not in Russia's interests to allow Mideast oil to fall into the hands of Israel, the United States and the European Union. It is not inthe intersts of Russia to collapse the world economy. Besides I can absolutely guarantee you that the dollar will collapse in 2009. And if there is no war the American Establishment and all of their insane plans will implode.

Below is the promised article on the American naval buildup which I believe can only be interpreted as a sign of an impending blockade of Iran which is defined in law as an act of war.

Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran

Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. The massive war games included a US Navy supercarrier battle group, an US Navy expeditionary carrier battle group, a Royal Navy carrier battle group, a French nuclear hunter-killer submarine plus a large number of US Navy cruisers, destroyers and frigates playing the "enemy force".
The lead American ship in these war games, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) and its Carrier Strike Group Two (CCSG-2) are now headed towards Iran along with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) and its Carrier Strike Group Seven (CCSG-7) coming from Japan.
They are joining two existing USN battle groups in the Gulf area: the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) with its Carrier Strike Group Nine (CCSG-9); and the USS Peleliu (LHA-5) with its expeditionary strike group.

Likely also under way towards the Persian Gulf is the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) and its expeditionary strike group, the UK Royal Navy HMS Ark Royal (R07) carrier battle group, assorted French naval assets including the nuclear hunter-killer submarine Amethyste and French Naval Rafale fighter jets on-board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. These ships took part in the just completed Operation Brimstone.
The build up of naval forces in the Gulf will be one of the largest multi-national naval armadas since the First and Second Gulf Wars. The intent is to create a US/EU naval blockade (which is an Act of War under international law) around Iran (with supporting air and land elements) to prevent the shipment of benzene and certain other refined oil products headed to Iranian ports. Iran has limited domestic oil refining capacity and imports 40% of its benzene. Cutting off benzene and other key products would cripple the Iranian economy. The neo-cons are counting on such a blockade launching a war with Iran.

The US Naval forces being assembled include the following:
Carrier Strike Group Nine USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72) nuclear powered supercarrier with its Carrier Air Wing Two Destroyer Squadron Nine: USS Mobile Bay (CG53) guided missile cruiser USS Russell (DDG59) guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG92) guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG86) guided missile destroyer USS Ford (FFG54) guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG61) guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG60) guided missile frigate USS Curts (FFG38) guided missile frigate Plus one or more nuclear hunter-killer submarines Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group USS Peleliu (LHA-5) a Tarawa-class amphibious assault carrier USS Pearl Harbor (LSD52) assult ship USS Dubuque (LPD8) assult ship/landing dock USS Cape St. George (CG71) guided missile cruiser USS Halsey (DDG97) guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG65) guided missile destroyer

Carrier Strike Group Two USS Theodore Roosevelt (DVN71) nuclear powered supercarrier with its Carrier Air Wing Eight Destroyer Squadron 22 USS Monterey (CG61) guided missile cruiser USS Mason (DDG87) guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG94) guided missile destroyer USS Sullivans (DDG68) guided missile destroyer
USS Springfield (SSN761) nuclear powered hunter-killer submarine
IWO ESG ~ Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group USS Iwo Jima (LHD7) amphibious assault carrier with its Amphibious Squadron Four and with its 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit USS San Antonio (LPD17) assault ship USS Velia Gulf (CG72) guided missile cruiser USS Ramage (DDG61) guided missile destroyer USS Carter Hall (LSD50) assault ship USS Roosevelt (DDG80) guided missile destroyer
USS Hartfore (SSN768) nuclear powered hunter-killer submarine
Carrier Strike Group Seven USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) nuclear powered supercarrier with its Carrier Air Wing 14 Destroyer Squadron 7 USS Chancellorsville (CG62) guided missile cruiser USS Howard (DDG83) guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG101) guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG73) guided missile destroyer USS Thach (FFG43) guided missile frigate USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) fast combat support ship
Also likely to join the battle armada:

UK Royal Navy HMS Ark Royal Carrier Strike Group with assorted guided missile destroyers and frigates, nuclear hunter-killer submarines and support ships
French Navy nuclear powered hunter-killer submarines (likely the Amethyste and perhaps others), plus French Naval Rafael fighter jets operating off of the USS Theodore Roosevelt as the French Carrier Charles de Gaulle is in dry dock, and assorted surface warships Various other US Navy warships and submarines and support ships. The following USN ships took part (as the "enemy" forces) in Operation Brimstone and several may join in:

USS San Jacinto (CG56) guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG68) guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG60) guided missile cruiser USS Carney (DDG64) guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG79) guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG81) guided missile destroyer USS Carr (FFG52) guided missile frigate
The USS Iwo Jima and USS Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Groups have USMC Harrier jump jets and an assortment of assault and attack helicopters. The Expeditionary Strike Groups have powerful USMC Expeditionary Units with amphibious armor and ground forces trained for operating in shallow waters and in seizures of land assets, such as Qeshm Island (a 50 mile long island off of Bandar Abbas in the Gulf of Hormuz and headquarters of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps).
The large and very advanced nature of the US Naval warships is not only directed at Iran. There is a great fear that Russia and China may oppose the naval and air/land blockade of Iran. If Russian and perhaps Chinese naval warships escort commercial tankers to Iran in violation of the blockade it could be the most dangerous at-sea confrontation since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The US and allied Navies, by front loading a Naval blockade force with very powerful guided missile warships and strike carriers is attempting to have a force so powerful that Russia and China will not be tempted to mess with. This is a most serious game of military brinkmanship with major nuclear armed powers that have profound objections to the neo-con grand strategy and to western control of all of the Middle East's oil supply.
The Russian Navy this spring sent a major battle fleet into the Mediterranean headed by the modern aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov and the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet, the Guided Missile Heavy Cruiser Moskva. This powerful fleet has at least 11 surface ships and unknown numbers of subs and can use the Russian naval facility at Syria's Tartous port for resupply. The Admiral Kuznetsov carries approximately 47 warplanes and 10 helicopters. The warplanes are mostly the powerful SU33, a naval version (with mid-air refueling capability) of the Su-27 family. While the Su-33 is a very powerful warplane it lacks the power of the stealth USAF F-22. However, the Russians insist that they have developed a plasma based system that allows them to stealth any aircraft and a recent incident where Russian fighters were able to appear unannounced over a US Navy carrier battle group tends to confirm their claims. The Su-33 can be armed with the 3M82 Moskit sea-skimming missile (NATO code name SS-N-22 Sunburn) and the even more powerful P-800 Oniks (also named Yakhonts; NATO code name SS-N-26 Onyx). Both missiles are designed to kill US Navy supercarriers by getting past the cruiser/destroyer screen and the USN point-defense Phalanx system by using high supersonic speeds and violent end maneuvers. Russian subs currently use the underwater rocket VA-111 Shkval (Squall), which is fired from standard 533mm torpedo tubes and reaches a speed of 360kph (230mph) underwater. There is no effective countermeasures to this system and no western counterpart.
A strategic diversion has been created for Russia. The Republic of Georgia, with US backing, is actively preparing for war on South Ossetia. The South Ossetia capital has been shelled and a large Georgian tank force has been heading towards the border. Russia has stated that it will not sit by and allow the Georgians to attack South Ossetia. The Russians are great chess players and this game may not turn out so well for the neo-cons.

Kuwait has activated its "Emergency War Plan" as it and other Gulf nations prepare for the likelihood of a major regional war in the Middle East involving weapons of mass destruction.

The two-ton elephant in the living room of the neo-con strategy is the advanced biowar (ABW) that Iran, and to a lessor extent Syria, has. This places the motherlands of the major neo-con nations (America, France, the United Kingdom), as well as Israel, in grave danger. When the Soviet Union fell the Iranians hired as many out-of-work former Soviet advanced biowar experts as possible. In the last 15 or so years they have helped to develop a truly world class ABW program utilizing recombination DNA genetic engineering technology to create a large number of man made killer viruses. This form of weapon system does not require high tech military delivery systems. The viruses are sub-microscopic and once seeded in a population use the population itself as vectors. Seeding can be done without notice in shopping malls, churches, and other public places. The only real defense to an advanced global strategic biowar attack is to lock down the population as rapidly as possible and let those infected die off.

Unless the public gets it act together and forces the neo-cons to stop the march to yet another war in the Middle East we are apt to see a truly horrific nightmare unfold in OUR COUNTRIES.


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