Monday, January 15, 2007
Surely Bush-Blair can't wage war against Iran as well?
These deployments to the the Gulf include Patriot anti-missile missiles, an aircraft carrier and cruise missile firing ships, none of which have relevance to the Iraq war. Plesch writes:
Many military analysts see these deployments as signals of impending war with Iran.
...and concludes that the demise of the neo-cons advising the Texan has been called wrongly: they still have his ear.
The political context as seen from inside the White House and Downing St is that we are in a war as serious as the second world war...and there is every sign, to judge by his warmongering speech in Plymouth on Friday, that Tony Blair would be keen to join him[Bush]if he were still in a position to commit British troops to the field
The implications of such a move do really not bear thinking about. Iran is now the major power in the Middle East and, as the picture shows, close to Syria. Military action against Iran would merely draw us deeply into another unwinnable conflict and light the blue touch paper to a conflagration in the region which might presage something not so far removed from that second world war comparison Plesch mentions above. We must hope Bush is just seeking to deter Iran through a bluff but my feeling is that Ahmadinjehad seems not the type of politician to be easily fooled.
We may have the misfortune as the chinese proverbs says to live in interesting times.
I hope Ahmadinjehad got a chance to look at Saddam's execution. For soon, it will be his neck in the noose. He can pose and posture as much as he likes behind his borders, for we will have the last laugh. Remember how Saddam had insults spat in his face before we strung him up? So too Mr Ahmadinjehad. I bet Saddam thought we were bluffing as well...
A war involving the US, Israel, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda…..
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