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What happened on June 26? [Jul. 17th, 2007|11:31 am]
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The radio monitoring world is nerdy rather than political, and when ideology shows up it's almost always right-wing: crew-cutted middle-aged white guy thinking. But in general, it's off the table.

This week, however, Monitoring Times' "Utility World" blog asks the interesting question: What happened on June 26?

The short version, for those who TL;DR or aren't interested in radio geekery: the transmissions being heard indicate either an unusually large exercise, or preparations for war.

[User Picture]From: onda_dog
2007-07-17 06:53 pm (UTC)
I followed the link back as far as I could. I am dying to know what was up. I guess, if we're lucky, it was just a reaction to a spike in UFO activity.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-07-17 06:55 pm (UTC)
I am hoping that it's just more saber-rattling to scare the Iranians. Other possibilities are too creepy.
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[User Picture]From: onda_dog
2007-07-17 07:01 pm (UTC)
You'd think that after all the questions surrounding the build up to the last war, that any new type of action would at the very least have some Congressional oversight, but that's not how these guys think.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-07-17 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah. They'd need a casus belli to start something but they can just pull one out of Dick Cheney's ass if they want one.

The assistant with this responsibility is an unfortunate bureaucrat.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-07-17 07:52 pm (UTC)
and by "in limbo" they mean "at peace" I guess.

I also wonder sometimes about some imminent coup/revolution/putsch in Pakistan. Considering how many nukes they have, I bet any breath of an Islamist takeover there makes Washington genuinely frightened.
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2007-07-17 06:54 pm (UTC)
I speak very little geek. Unfortunately.

So, does this mean that there was some kind of potential for us being attacked on that night? Or in the future? or war preparation elsewhere in the world?

Thank you for not thinking I am stupiderest.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-07-17 06:56 pm (UTC)
It looks like preparation for war on our part. With luck, it's just us trying to scare the Iranians.
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