First time posting on the 'political board' .... but I've been around here since the website was in the old format...anyway....What is happening right now is frightening me. And I'd like to hear some thoughts. I know you are all opinionated, and I think this is the time for dialog before things get really bad on our planet. The USS Eisenhower strike force moves into the gulf near Iran next week. While Iran and Syria are both preparing for war. I'm reminded of the Gulf of Tonkin: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB132/tapes.htm the attacks on the USS Liberty in 1967 http://www.ussliberty.org/ I see 5 possible outcomes of massing attack fleets off the coast if Iran. Wondering if anyone has any military insight into this scary matter. Or see any other option that I do not see. 1. Cruise Missle and tactical nuclear attack on a nation we already (illegally) decalred war on by associating them with an axis of Evil. http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/d...06&m=October&x=20061001163206uhyggep0.8763239 2. A False Flag attack by our own government on our own troops to start a conflict (see Tonkin, USS Liberty...and yes....9-11) 3. An illegal attack by Iranian forces on a US interest. 4. A usual troop rotation, giving rest to forces that have been in the middle east long over their stay. 5. sabre rattling. As an American, I believe we have already lost a lot, lives, liberty, and our freedom. I've been reading everyones posts, and see that we have a mix of Democrats and Republicans on this board. If there is an unprovoked attack on Iran, we as americans will know that our constitution has been SHARTED (yes I said 'sharted') upon, and our country as we knew it is now a Fascist Regime, bent on world domination. I pray and hope that cooler heads prevail, and we are going with #s 4 and 5 listed above. But the past actions of this Neo Conservative administration (as dictated by the PNAC) seem to point toward disaster. http://www.newamericancentury.org/defensenationalsecurity.htm F#@K the Democrats, and F^%K the Republicans....what have any of them done for you lately? Lowered your taxes? during a war? ..... great. Be and american, be a PATRIOT. Pray for peace, and dialog. Lets start here.