I see the Leon Panetta is sending the USS Enterprise to the Persian Gulf. Smart move, assuming the ancient hulk can make it over. You see, this is the oldest carrier in the fleet, so old that it’s due for decommissioning. And given that it’s nuclear powered, such decommissioning will be expensive and controversial if undertaken in the US.
And that’s why I’m saying it’s a smart move. Because it makes the perfect sacrificial lamb for a false flag operation. As the Enterprise wallows off the Iranian coast a few torpedoes from the Israeli subs, currently prowling off the Gulf of Oman, will send it, and its crew, to a watery grave.
Cue an explosion of outrage at the ‘Iranian atrocity’ and the launching of another merry Neocon adventure. Meanwhile the costly and controversial decommissioning of the carrier is avoided as it rests at the bottom of the warm waters of the Gulf, while the oil and ‘defense’ industry speculators rub their hand with glee.
Same trick worked at Pearl Harbour, Gulf of Tonkin and at 9/11, so why not here? I’m sure Lucky Larry Silverstein would approve this economical solution to a messy - not to say costly - environmental problem.
Smart thinking, Leon.