Dick Cheney threatens Iran from US aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf

This video from the USA is called: Seymour Hersh on planned invasion of Iran.

By Bill Van Auken:

Cheney threatens Iran from US aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf

12 May 2007

Underscoring the essential objective of his Middle East tour, US Vice President Dick Cheney used the deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Persian Gulf Friday to deliver a bellicose threat against Iran.

“With two carrier strike groups in the Gulf, we’re sending clear messages to friends and adversaries alike, we’ll keep the sea lanes open,” Cheney said in a speech delivered to ranks of sailors assembled on the deck in the over-100-degree heat.

Cheney, of course, wanted to keep the sea lanes open not for cruises of tourists interested in the beautiful wildlife of the Persian/Arabian Gulf, but for tankers of his Big Oil cronies.

With the carrier sailing barely 150 miles off of the Iranian coast, the US vice president declared, “We’ll stand with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region.”

Cheney was vague about who the others in that “coalition of the willing” aiding and abetting his unilateralism would be.

Mind you, Tony Blair is on the way out

In mentioning “nuclear”, Cheney “of course” forgot about US support for the nuclear program of the late Shah’s regime in Iran.

And his own very Halliburton’s support for the nuclear program of the present regime.

Cheney, Halliburton, and US casualties in Iraq, cartoon

Cheney and Halliburton: here.

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