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Stop the presses: no naval armada has sailed to blockade Iran!

Summary:  For a week rumors about a US armada sailing to the Gulf circulated around the Internet and in Middle Eastern media, despite having almost no supporting evidence.  One of the two major sources for the “US fleet sailing to blockade Iran” story now has admitted his error.  No word yet from the other (and more high-profile) …

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A US naval armada is en route to blockade Iran and start WWIII (the story gets better every day)

Summary:  The rumors about a US armada sailing to the Gulf continue to rattle around the Internet, despite having almost no supporting evidence.  Moving from their base of military, geopolitical, and those focused on the Middle East, they have moved to the Internet mainstream.  This post reviews the story, including the latest and grandest version, plus the official …

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Update on the rumored armada sailing to Iran

Summary:  The rumors about a US armada sailing to the Gulf continue to rattle around the Internet, despite having almost no supporting evidence.  Now Stratfor and Debkafile provide hard information on these rumors.  Specific but contradictory information.  For now I will stay with my original view:  these rumors are a tower of guesses built on a slight …

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More rumors of war: our naval armada has sailed to Iran!

Here we go again!  More rumors of war with Iran.  Move evidence that many people writing on the Internet do not adequately source or research news, so that stories grow in the telling.  More evidence that the Internet can make us stupid by over-emphasis of rumors.  Not much more can be said at this time, we can …

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