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Iran begins war games in Gulf, Strait of Hormuz!

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posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 04:58 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard on Thursday started large-scale war games in the Persian Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported. Iran has been holding military maneuvers in the gulf and the Strait of Hormuz annually since 2006 to show off its military capabilities. The last four editions of the games were held in the summer, but there has been no official explanation why they were brought forward this year. The war games have routinely heightened tension in the region, but they have more recently taken added significance as the standoff between the West and Tehran over Iran's nuclear program grows deeper.

Why did Iran push up the date of there war games? Is it a warning to Israel and the United States?To show the world that they can cut off half of the worlds oil supply with no effort?

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said "new weapons" would be test-fired in the war games, but did not give any details. Tehran was angered by President Barack Obama's announcement this month of a new U.S. nuclear policy in which he pledged America would not use atomic weapons against nations that do not have them. Iran and North Korea were pointedly excluded from the non-use pledge, and Iranian leaders took that as an implicit threat. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Wednesday that the U.S. "nuclear threat" is a "Stigma in the U.S. political history," saying Iranians will not allow the U.S to dominate the country. Iran's archenemy, Israel, has not ruled out military action against Iran's nuclear facilities.

Its hard to tell what Irans intentions are with the nuclear issue and what are these " New Weapons" the Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi is talking about? Just more proof that somthing is boiling beneath the surface in the Middle East and possibly the entire world.

link to AP article

[edit on 22-4-2010 by hawaiinguy12]

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 05:38 AM
Iran begins war games in Gulf, Strait of Hormuz.
under a cloud of US intelligence gathering aircraft.

They are gathering every signal, radar wave and and photo they likely can.

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