New U.S. carrier in Gulf a "reminder" to Iran: Gates
This is my theory: it can be much more serious than we even think of that. Why? Becasue any kind of attack will have an enormous impact on the U.S. Presidential elections. Who gets the most benefit? NO doubt: John McCain. Do Republicans risk to do so? I can imagine that. For a President who has the least approval in the recent history of the United States, it would be a sacrifice that might send the weak republican candidate to the White House. What will happen to the future of the Middle East and so-called "war on terror? Are you kidding me?
"MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has temporarily added a second aircraft carrier in the Gulf as a "reminder" to Iran, but this was not an escalation of American forces in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters during a trip to Mexico, Gates flatly denied a suggestion that the presence of two U.S. carriers in the Gulf could be a precursor to military action against Tehran."This deployment has been planned for a long time," Gates said. "I don't think we'll have two carriers there for a protracted period of time. So I don't see it as an escalation. I think it could be seen, though, as a reminder." (Read the rest of the story here)