Afghanistan,  Iran,  Iran Nuclear Watch,  Iraq,  Iraq War

Iran “Reminded” with Deployment of USS Abraham Lincoln

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates “REMINDS” Iran with a second carrier group in the Persian Gulf.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that sending a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf could serve as a “reminder” to Iran, but he said it is not an escalation of force.

Speaking to reporters after meeting with Mexican leaders, Gates said heightening U.S. criticism of Iran and its support for terrorist groups is not a signal that the administration is laying the groundwork for a strike against Tehran.

Still, he said Iran continues to back the Taliban in Afghanistan.

“I do not have a sense at this point of a significant increase in Iranian support for the Taliban and others opposing the government in Afghanistan,” Gates said. “There is, as best I can tell, a continuing flow, but I would still characterize it as relatively modest.”

In other words, the United States is now exposing the “PROXY WAR” which Iran has been conducting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The slow playing of an Iranian conflict MAY be drawing to a close.

Stay tuned………

USS Abraham Lincoln
Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 fly in formation over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during an air power demonstration. Lincoln, embarked CVW-2, and the rest of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 are on a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans, March 30, 2008


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