January 31, 2010

AND AFTER ALL, DIDN'T WE HIRE THE UR TO HEIGHTEN GLOBAL TENSIONS?:

US raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles: Pentagon says Patriot shield will deter strike on American allies in the Gulf (Chris McGreal, 1/31/10, guardian.co.uk)

Tension between the US and Iran heightened dramatically today with the disclosure that Barack Obama is deploying a missile shield to protect American allies in the Gulf from attack by Tehran.

The US is dispatching Patriot defensive missiles to four countries – Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait – and keeping two ships in the Gulf capable of shooting down Iranian missiles. Washington is also helping Saudi Arabia develop a force to protect its oil installations.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2010 11:14 AM
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