* Now the latest in the preparations for total war in the middle east, it is getting closer despite some thinking it is a ruse! Today we learn U.S. military leaders have issued a series of unusual public accusations and warnings about Iran, saying they have new evidence of Iranian-backed attacks on U.S. troops as part of a broader effort to destabilize Iraq. On Friday, the top uniformed officer in the U.S., Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, accused Iran in a televised news briefing of increasing its shipments of weapons to militants in Iraq, in violation of its promises to stem the flow of arms. The comments by Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came days after angry complaints by Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. In addition, military officers in Iraq are planning to publicize evidence of what Mullen called Iran's "malign influence" there. Military officials said there was no concerted U.S. campaign to intensify pressure on Iran. But taken together, the remarks represent a shift in the military's thinking.
* The nation's top military officer said yesterday that the Pentagon is planning for "potential military courses of action" as one of several options against Iran, criticizing what he called the Tehran government's "increasingly lethal and malign influence" in Iraq. In a speech Monday, Gates said Iran "is hell-bent on acquiring nuclear weapons." He said war would be "disastrous" but added that "the military option must be kept on the table, given the destabilizing policies of the regime and the risks inherent in a future Iranian nuclear threat." U.S. Weighing Readiness for Military Action Against Iran
That blows my mind but Petaeus leaving Odierno in charge and coming Stateside tells me he is making plans! Meanwhile Conservatives in Iran are also getting prepared! Conservatives have consolidated their grip on Iran's parliament after run-off votes for undecided seats, state radio reported on Saturday, but reformists said the election process was biased against them. Conservatives won a majority of the 208 seats decided in the first round of voting in March for the 290-member assembly. Run-off votes were held on Friday for 82 undecided seats and, as expected, those polls have not changed the overall outcome. Although conservatives have the upper hand in parliament again, analysts say the assembly may give President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a tougher time as rivals in the broad conservative camp jockey for position before the 2009 presidential election.
* Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi was quoted by Iranian radio as saying conservatives took more than 69 percent of 287 seats decided, suggesting they held almost 200 seats. That is in line with the proportion announced after the first round. The results of three parliamentary seats were annulled for unspecified reasons, Iranian media reported. Reformists, Ahmadinejad's staunchest critics, have said the vote was unfair because the unelected Guardian Council, which screens candidates on their commitment to Islam and Iran's clerical system, barred many of them from standing.Officials say the system is fair and impartial. Conservatives tighten grip in Iran run-off vote
Sounds like today's Political facade in America! It is very concerning knowing the lies Bush used to justify starting a war with Iraq and that it was done so he could get our military into the middle east with the ultimate goal of helping Israel create a new middle east order while starting a war with Syria and Iran and it is ramping up on both sides. This is going to ramp up quickly as Bush is running out of time. It will lead to world war and fuel and food shortages we have not seen for years and who knows what else. I merely advise you to look at everything that is happening here and around the world and put it all together as a whole and just be prepared for what may come!