Saturday, March 20, 2010


39. Scotland's Sunday Herald reported that the U.S. government had contracted a Florida shipping co. to move massive amounts of weaponry, including hundreds of bunker buster bombs, to its military base in Diego Garcia, a small island in the Indian Ocean. The island's proximity to Iran suggests it may be used as a staging ground for U.S. air strikes against Iran. This move has not gone unnoticed by Iran's state media as a threat to attack Iran's civilian nuclear program. The Sunday Herald also cited numerous experts as saying that the lack of publicity for the move, just one of several examples of the Obama Administration adding major amounts of weaponry to the area around Iran, suggests they believe confrontation is more likely. The Pentagon has thus far refused to comment.