Washington’s Blog 
January 8, 2012
Tensions Between U.S., Israeli, British and Iranian Warships
England is sending its most advanced ship – the HMS Daring  – to the region.
Only days after finishing its last wargames in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran has announced another set of wargames  in February.
What Could Go Wrong?
Looking behind the headlines:
-China and Russia have warned that attacking Iran could lead to World War III .
-War against Iran was planned at least 20 years ago .
-The sinking of the USS Maine, the Gulf of Tonkin  incident, and other justifications for past wars have turned out to be false. Similarly, a number of high-level intelligence officials and politicians  have said that the U.S. would fake a provocation and blame it on Iran as a casus belli. For example, Ron Paul has warned  of a “Gulf of Tonkin type incident” in Iran, and Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh says many ideas have been proposed for provoking a war, including building boats that look like Iranian boats, and then putting Navy Seals on them to “start a shoot-up” 
-The CIA admits  that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister. Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh says that the Bush administration (and especially Dick Cheney) helped to fund terrorist groups within Iran  (see confirming articles here  and here ). And theNew York Times , Washington Post  and others are reporting, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former national security adviser Fran Townsend and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey – who all said that the terrorists were going to get us if we didn’t jettison the liberties granted under the Bill of Rights – are now supporting terrorists in Iran.
-Endless war is bankrupting America and harming our national security .
What could possibly go wrong?