Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pentagon Shifts $100 Million to Iran

WSJ reported:

The Pentagon is beefing up U.S. sea- and land-based defenses in the Persian Gulf.
YNET added:

The readiness push, lead by the military's Central Command, indicates the extent to which war planners are taking tangible steps to prepare for a possible conflict with Iran, even as top White House and defense leaders try to emphasize other options over war. 

Officials said that the Pentagon submitted a request to Congress on February 7 on behalf of Central Command seeking to reallocate $100 million in defense funding to "bridge near-term capability gaps" in the Persian Gulf.
It's a global affair...

"(British) MoD planners went into overdrive at the start of the year. Conflict is seen as inevitable as long as the regime pursue their nuclear ambitions."
Haaretz reported:

A United Nations report on Iran's nuclear program proves that Israeli estimates concerning Tehran's progress were accurate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday, adding that Iran was continuing to advance their efforts "uninterrupted."  

Spending as to war, which includes graphics like The Sun's.  The case for war may be more important than its conduct.  No support, no youth to sacrifice.