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Increase in US military equipment buildup in Middle East is here

Last year a company that runs Antonovs hauled many battle tanks to Afghanistan. Also, the US Air Force flew many tanks there in their two largest type of cargo planes. Tanks could be said to be useless in Afghanistan, but they could be used to cross the border into Iran which has the terrain for using them.

More recently, miles of Oshkosh mine resistant ambush protected vehicles have been leaving Charleston bound for Afghanistan and Bahrain (that I know of). They are being moved by air and sea.

Since I am privy to international cargo pilot talk, I told DP a long time ago that I would notify everyone when the next buildup started. It appears to have begun.

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Sensible leaders in Brazil...

...BRASILIA, Brazil (AP)—Brazil on Wednesday renewed opposition to fresh sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, rebuffing visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton even before she could make the case for new penalties.

Speaking before meeting with Clinton, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the best way to deal with Iran is through negotiations and not pressure. Silva is an outspoken opponent of sanctions and is seeking closer ties with Iran.

"It is not prudent to push Iran against a wall," Silva told reporters after a ceremony in Brasilia to launch a new Brazilian internet portal. "The prudent thing is to establish negotiations."

Brazil is a voting member of the U.N. Security Council, and Clinton had aimed during her visit to convince Brazilian officials of the need to penalize Iran for refusing demands to prove its nuclear program is peaceful and not aimed at weapons development.

Silva, who hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Brazil last year and is planning to visit Iran in May, said he did not want to see Iran develop nuclear weapons and would raise the matter when he travels to Tehran.

"I want for Iran the same thing I want for Brazil: to use the development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes," he said. "If Iran agrees with that, Iran will have the support of Brazil."

Plano TX

Lindsey Williams said they

Lindsey Williams said they will have a large war in the middle east within a year and a half..

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

The gov't just fined a tank builder for bribery..

I know this company got a huge contract to build lots of tanks..Their economy is doing well it's Union labor..

Thanks for the report.

Is this part of the Afghanistan surge, or a buildup for Iran?

I believe that once our economy totally crumbles, TPTB will start a war with Iran.

I don't know,

but the pilot grapevine (of which many are ex US military) thinks it's for Iran because of the huge volume and all the tanks.