The Case for Military Action Against Iran

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Iran’s 30-year war against the United States may be reaching its decisive moment. Signs of the worsening crisis abound. Iran just announced it has begun enriching uranium at the Fordo underground nuclear site, a key step to producing more quickly fissile material for a nuclear warhead. As Europe moves closer to embargoing Iranian oil, deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guard Ali Ashraf Nouri threatens, “ If enemies block the export of our oil, we won’t allow a drop of oil to pass through the Strait of Hormuz,” through which about one-fifth of the world’s oil passes. In support of this threat, the regime continues to stage war games in the area and to warn American warships from passing through the strait into the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile the U.S. and Israel have announced a joint missile defense exercise, as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits America’s enemies in Latin America, bearding the U.S. lion in its own hemisphere of influence.

Iran may be just indulging bluster and bluff. Perhaps the mullahs recall the severe punishment inflicted on its navy in 1988 during the Tanker War, an earlier attempt to disrupt oil shipments transiting the Persian Gulf. That effort ended when Ronald Reagan retaliated for a missile attack on an American warship by eventually destroying two Iranian oil platforms, two Iranian ships, and six Iranian gunboats. Yet our current president has not shown as yet any of Ronald Reagan’s guts and nerve, and the mullahs may be calculating that the bluff will work.

And why wouldn’t they? Iran has been killing Americans for 30 years with impunity, from the 241 military personnel killed in Beirut by a suicide bomber, to the hundreds more soldiers murdered in Iraq and Afghanistan by Iranian proxy terrorist outfits trained and armed by Tehran. Repeated rounds of sanctions, threats, U.N. Security Council resolutions, and deadlines for cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have been contemptuously ignored. Our citizens are arrested and held on trumped-up charges, our ally Israel is threatened with genocide, and incessant anti-American “Great Satan” rhetoric daily pours from Tehran. Just this week a former American Marine was condemned to death by an Iranian court for allegedly being a spy and a “mohareb,” or “fighter against God.” Yet Obama has answered this aggression against our security and interests with appeasing diplomatic “outreach” offered “without preconditions,” and pleas for “mutual respect” that the regime correctly interprets as a sign of weakness and failure of nerve.

Given that Iranian aggression has so far provoked appeasement and empty threats, the mullahs very well could believe that since they are the “best of nations,” as the Koran has it, in any conflict Allah will protect the Islamic Republic and render insignificant America’s overwhelming military superiority. After all, Muslims for centuries have believed in their superiority based on Allah’s special regard for them, as aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry noted in 1939: “Their [Muslims] pride was born of the illusion of their power. Allah renders a believer invincible.” The mullahs today will remember what the Ayatollah Khomeini said in 1980, after America’s ill-planned and half-hearted mission to rescue the embassy hostages was ignominiously thwarted by a sandstorm that caused two helicopters to crash and burn: “Those sand particles were divinely commissioned. . . . [President] Carter still has not comprehended what kind of people he is facing. . . . Our people is the people of blood and our school is the school of Jihad.”

Thirty years later, we still have not “comprehended” the nature of the Iranian enemy. We have continuously operated with a materialist calculus that ignores the spiritual motives that account for much of Iranian aggression. More depressing still, this is the same mistake the Carter administration made in 1979, when it ignored the religious roots of the Iranian Revolution, dismissed Khomeini as “nutty” and “a crazy man,” as Carter did, and assumed that the secular political parties and technical elites would eventually rule Iran and marginalize the mullahs, virulent Iranian hostility would wane, and “after a transition period common interests could provide a basis for future cooperation,” as an assistant to the Secretary of State reported. Similarly the West today has assumed that economic punishment, or the desire for “greater international integration,” as Obama put it, can change Iranian behavior. We still don’t believe what a member of the Revolutionary Council said a few months after the seizure of our embassy: “No individual, no official and no Muslim has the right to show forbearance or compromise toward an enemy who is not defeated and is not overthrown.”

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  • Flipside

    Bruce! Tell me, professor how Iran is waging a 30 year war against the United States inside of the 59 year war the United States has been waging against Iran since 1953.

    • Quinterius

      Please don't ask logical question. There are so many lies in this article that I don't where to begin to question it. On second thought, it is not worth it. Thornton is so brainwashed that it would be pointless to try to reason with him.

      • mrbean

        Sounds like you and you friend flipside are the brainwashed ones. Or….. maybe you both are just too stupid to even suspectyou are stupid.

        • Robert

          You hate accuracy in reporting, don't you? Guinterius and Flipside are correct.

          • mrbean

            Another useful idiot posts his babble.

          • jim

            Who gives a 5h1t. Any war is for money and in no way will any of ths benefit the world other than depopulating some useless twat5

          • Quinterius

            Well, you are the useless idiot who has nothing intelligent to say.

      • RonL

        We helped the Shah of Iran stop a socialist-led dictatorial coup by Mossedeg in 1953. That was hardly an act of war and we were allies to Iran until 1979.
        The only things worse than your history and math is your puerile moral equivalence.

        • Flipside

          You can’t stop socialism with corporate socialism.

  • …..

    you are wrong about superiority based on quran. that refers to abraham and is similar to the jewish tora. both meccans and jews claim this superiority. iranians are not of abrahams descent (they are indo-europeans!) , it makes no sense, and i am sure that they know it.

    • RonL

      Jews do not claim superiourity. Go read the Bible some time. And Iranians are MUSLIMS.

  • Fred Dawes

    The bankers need many dead that is what you see here death rape mass murder that is what both our pigs in control of government want for us and that is what the jews and muslims want, it is about one world government it is about evil, see NDAA And understand we who love life and hate death must stand as one and fight against evil until we of a free people disappear from this earth.

  • Simon Smith

    That article is complete garbage.

    • Bert

      This mindless outburst is what passes for thinking when the Isloamo left is confronted with reason and facts. When they are incapable of reasoned dialogue all they can to is to erupt in incoherent anger.

    • formationrx

      your right on ….. can anyone say PROPAGANDA, LIES AND MORE LIES, A SICK TWISTED justification.

  • john in cheshire

    The West will eventually have to give the muslim world its Hiroshima moment, to clarify their minds. It's not a nice thought but, if we are to protect our civilisation, then sometimes force on a mighty scale has to be used.

    • davarino

      I totally agree. This hit and run terrorism is nickel and diming us to death and we need to end it once and for all, but I am afraid it will take a catastrophic event to get the American people to say enough is enough. An unthinkable realization has to occur. Does anybody know what that is, anybody, anybody ?

      • Robert

        Oh yes! You two idiots think we should go nucleur, killing millions, with radioactive dust clouds swirling around the world, and bringing about the collapse of all Western economies, all for Israel's sake. Israel's government has been taken over by religious fanatics that more than match the mullahs. Google or use youtube and type-in "Israeli settlers" to meet the religious fanatics from hell that view non-Jews as sub-human that control Israel's government. Google "israeli haredim" to met other religious fanatics that are trying to segregate all Israeli women. Forcing them to sit in the rear of buses, walk on one side of streets and enjoy spitting on 8 year old schoolchildren while calling them whores for not wearing the Haredi equivalent to a "burqa". Israel is rapidly becoming Iran as their fanatics are now pushing for "halacha" law which is very much the equivalent of "sharia law" .

        • FriendofGaryCooper

          As usual you lefties only present one side of the story. WHO are "the religious fanatics" that have taken over Israel's government, "that more than match the Mullahs?" Israel is NOT becoming Iran, and Israelis of all persuasions are standing up to the Haredi. And "halacha" law is NOT the equivalent of "sharia" law. You are just spitting out nonsense, to see what happens.

  • Imtir Tzu

    I reckon Flipside, Quinterius, Fred Dawes and Simon Smith are one and the same twat.

    Interlocking insanities; identical tu-quoque cockery; precisely the same level of garbled near-English.

    I'm guessing fifth-tier 'slamic agent or ninth-tier leftover.

    • SAM000

      You are correct;
      this is the Mullahs service in USA.

      They intervene anytime the name of Iran, or Islamic or Terrorism or Iranian Resistance is detected.

      • trickyblain

        I thought you were against American military involvement in Iran?

    • Quinterius

      You are so stupid that you think only one person can object to the garbage in this asinine "article." You don't even know how to write simple English with proper punctuation and you are complaining about other people's English? You are clearly one of the dummies who watches Faux News. Its viewers have been shown to be more ignorant than those who watch no TV.

    • Ghostwriter

      And not only that,they hate Jews and want them destroyed.

      • Flipside

        This is just anonymous libel.

    • Flipside

      You reckon incorrectly.

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    Iran never had a thing to worry about. For 25 years the GoI, (governments of Israel), waved and allowed the Iranians to go nuclear, the GoI will not change now.
    The US moved away from Iran just now in what is obvious a choreographed dance with the Iranians. Settling tens of thousands of troops in Israel cannot possibly mean much to Iran.
    Regretfully we have been betrayed from within again and that with foreign countries support.

    • SAM000

      Very correct

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      I don't understand why Israel didn't strike Iran a year ago.

  • crackerjack

    The same "case for military action" was put forward against Iraq, by exactly the same groups now pushing for war against Iran.

    As we know all know – these groups were either deliberately lying or were just to stupid to know the facts and envisage the consequences, one of which was the strengthening of Iran.

    Only fools follow fools.

    • Crossbow87

      So, which clause of the Iraqi War Resolution are you referring to? Is it this one?

      Whereas Iraq, in direct and flagrant violation of the cease-fire, attempted to thwart the efforts of weapons inspectors to identify and destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction stockpiles and development capabilities, which finally resulted in the withdrawal of inspectors from Iraq on October 31, 1998;

      Or, is it this one?

      Whereas Iraq persists in violating resolutions of the United Nations Security Council by continuing to engage in brutal repression of its civilian population thereby threatening international peace and security in the region, by refusing to release, repatriate, or account for non-Iraqi citizens wrongfully detained by Iraq, including an American serviceman, and by failing to return property wrongfully seized by Iraq from Kuwait;

      Which one was lied about? And that meant our Congress, the only ones with the authority to sanction war, or 70% of our representative government, thought giving President Bush the power to invade Iraq was a good idea. That is some political power my friend….to lie to so many and get what you want.

    • RonL

      Israel did not support the Iraq war. Many people who did not see Iraq as a threat to the US, see a nuclear Iran as one. Try again.

      • Robert

        Israel was pushing for the Iraq war and used its Republican Jewish neo-cons (Kristol, Feith, Perle, Wolfowitz, Abrams) to supply many of the lies to support the invasion like WMD's, Iraq's links to Al-Quadia, yellow-cake uranium, missile tubes, etc. Now the same neo-cons, who control the Republican Party, have received pledges from all their Presdential candidates, except for Paul, for a war on Iran. Another pre-emptive war on a sovereign nation regarding alleged WMD's- been there done that-and it sure worked out well. No, the US people are not going to support another war that will destroy our economy and destroy any hope for the future for our young people. The neo-cons are already ramping up a disinformation campaign against Iran just like the lead -up to the war in Iraq. Iran is no threat to the US nor to Israel with its 400 nucleur warheads. Actually I am as worried about Israel's warheads as the possibility of Iran getting one since Israel's government is controlled by religious fanatics that more than match the ayatollahs. Google or use youtube and type-in "israeli settlers" to meet the violent religious fanatics from hell that control the government.

  • Sam

    This is pure garbage and we've all heard it before. We will NOT be fooled into another neo-con war of choice again.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      That damn deo-con Obama, what will he do next…………………William

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    • davarino

      Ok, then you better start brushing up on your farsi, cause your going to need it.

  • David M

    I've, time and time again, said, that Iran (although backward and primitive) is ideologically Germany 1938. The problem is that Nazi mullahs know that the USA has not only a weak, gutless, anti-American and anti-Israel president but he also has sympathy for them. Iran is going to use nuclear bombs and Barack Hussein's reaction would be to protect mosques, declare that Islam is ”religion of peace” and it has nothing to with terrorism. How the USA could have this child/boy as president is beyond my understanding.

  • Ron Carnine

    We made the same mistake with the Branch Davidians. There was a theological warning that everything would go up in smoke, and it did. Their leader preached again and again about the visions of fire from the Book of Revelation and applied them to him and his followers. The experts on religion that were advising the FBI missed the whole point and then were surprised when everything went up in flames. Iran is dangerous because they have the same world view. That through war, and fire and chaos the Mahdi will be revealed. So they push for that. The writer of this article is right. The reason some of you guys miss the danger is because you are pushing your own agenda. I wouldn't wait around to react to Iranian dreams of glory. I would respond before they have a chance to act. In a street fight, the one who throws the first good punch usually wins. We need to throw that first good punch.

    • PhillipGaley

      "Let not he who putteth on his armor boast as he who putteth it off."

      Sensitive to the fact that, as Pope has left for us, "It is fitting that, animals be prey to Man that, Man be not prey to them.", that, those lesser, backwardly regressive nations continue only at the grace and allowance of the superior nations, in reading the first paragraph, I had to laugh at the braggadocio of some of the people of Iran.

      Our offering of benign neglect toward Iran's declaration of war was of course, the correct response. What the Iranian leadership failed to grasp is, their war declaration left them set up to be used, . . . as maybe, . . . a domino?

      Remember, Iran's leadership is not composed of people who can actually do anything, . . . So, they don't understand how that, yes, Iran could close the straits, for maybe a few hours, or a few days. I kind of think that, the largest part of their navy could be put underwater inside of say, 14min., . . .

      The sandstorm downing the whirly-birds? The marines who were doing pre-flight preparation, had failed to put the air filters on, . . . And, the marines in charge, neglected to accept timely and ample explicit warning from several ME sources, . . . which is why other marines were suicide-bombed in their barracks—as is sometimes said of such: "Stupid Americans", . . .

    • Stephen_Brady

      Let's see …

      A 40-knot sustained wind, a tank firing smoke cannisters into a woooden building … the wind behind them … with each cannister producing 2000 degrees F. Yep, everything went up in smoke, along with the people in the building. Janet Reno has a lot to answer for.

      I do agree that we need to thrrow the first punch against Iran, though!

  • Charles V

    The warnings are all there. Iran is actively engaging in the most hostile approach and you get the feeling they'd be delighted to engage.

  • JEM

    At any rate, Iran (Persia) will survive to take part in a final war against Israel. See Ezekiel 38:5-9, Etc.

  • Flowerknife_us

    Just block Iranian oil from leaving the Gulf.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    With the advice in this article one might think that destroying the assets of Iran
    and many conscripts will do the trick to change the Mulahs minds and that of
    the Iranian people. The fact is if the Mullahs are who get destroyed and just
    the ability to attack oil and launch and the nuclear capability destroyed, yes
    then the Iranian people will vote in new leadership but please no shock and awe.
    Do in the bad leadership first and gradually go down the line until nothing is
    heard but Allah Uncle………………………………………………William

  • Baghal

    Stop the lies and your warmongering views. Haven't enough people dies already. Why is it time for more bloodshed, violence, and war, when no single act of regression has taken place. Iraq revisited, anybody?

    • Stephen_Brady

      As a certified warmonger, my answer to you is, "No." Perhaps, if the Iranians would stop their warmongering, and back off the bomb, we could come to an understanding with each other.

      As for Iraq, Iranian troops have been there fore a long time. Stop YOUR warmongering …

    • RonL

      Israel ddin't ask us to invade Iraq in 2003. Stop lying, swine.

      • Flipside

        Actually they did. Eliana Benador, A.M. Rosenthal, Perle, Feith, Wolfowitz, Middle East Forum, Podhoretz, Blitzer, et al did, and they are also Israel.

        • Ted G

          Hey flipside you ol' antisemite you…you are consistent, I'll give you that.
          But you gotta remember people here know how to read and think.
          Don't you get tired of being identified as a propaganda tool of the mullahs?

          I see you got a couple of buddies here who like to rewrite history too.

          • Flipside

            I didn’t rewrite squat. It’s too early for you to sweep the neocons, aka the Likud Party of the United States under the rug. Amir Taheri is your rewriter of history and the present, not me. Judith Miller as well. Norman Podhoretz as well. Sorry you guys all failed to install Ahmed Chalabi as embezzler-shah of Iraq.

          • Ted G

            Overall you just don't make sense flippy! What exactly do you stand for or believe in? Do you believe in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
            Then If so please tell me what direction we are going that is antithetical to this fundamental foundation that we are supposed to be operating from.

            Now I myself consider antisemitism a mental disorder, so you are already starting off with very little credibility in your comments.

            Do you believe in equality? Do you believe that anyone insulting mo should be murdered?
            Do you believe that there is actually a palestinian people?

            You come out with comments that are disjointed without any real coherency. Obviously trying to make a point about something.
            Do you believe that islam really means peace, please what is your purpose here?
            Or are you really just what I have concluded in the past… a muslim brotherhood troll that supports the downfall of western civilization?

          • Flipside

            I believe in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I oppose the erosion of individual liberty by corporatism, lobbyists, cartel social.ists, Hasbaras, and executive agencies. Where we veered in the wrong direction is when the KGB and the CIA took power over both superpowers in 1989 and where oil companies became the fourth lever on the US economy. That was a battle that was lost in the 1950s. We veered further wrong when we secretly linked the US economy to the bandwidth constraints of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, spun it as a recession and began implementing severe and steady restrictions on Americans under the guise of a war against Islam. I am a populist but of neither ilk of the Tea Party nor OWS. Obviously I don't care if I seem racist, or leftist or rightist, or sane, or crazy. I am well familiar with the Koran and Islam, the Torah and Judaism but I don't care about either of them. The real Islamic threat comes from BP, Shell, Exxon and the CIA, not from some bearded guy in a nightshirt. To me, anti-Semitism is an issue from the 20th century and irrelevant, only used to cloud the issue and stifle criticism of state gluttony. I support the existence of Israel, and also of Palestine, but really, the two countries bore me. I am more concerned by what the neocon coup and kulturkampf in the US has done to politics, economy, media, and freedom. It has made America a disgusting and cowardly place with no economy. It has made us more like the USSR. I oppose that. And I oppose the DHS acting like the Stasi. I am not for the downfall of western civilization. It seems like our leaders are.

  • Ben

    Good article. Islam IS a Very dangerous narcicisstic power system. It will explode into the worlds face.

  • montlasky

    With the "ditherer in the White House" what can we expect? He is attempting to appease all the West's enemies and achieveing only to make us the laughing stock of the Jihadists!
    Someone must be found on this planet to sort this mess out. The Iranians will use the bomb and that will be that………….or will it? Cometh the hour cometh the man! but who?

  • Steve Chavez

    WHERE ARE THE WORLD'S ANTI-NUKE PROTESTERS? They don't even want nuclear power plants so where are they when a country is in pursuit of something they have screamed about for decades?

    They do scream "No War On Iran" but isn't Iran's building of a nuke the reason there is talk of war and therefore stands to reason that they would then at least try to stop Iran's nukes so there is "No War On Iran?" Isn't it easier to stop a country from building one than it is to get them to abolish them once they acquire them?

    Here in Albuquerque, there is a group that protests in front of Kirtland Air Force Base which is said to have thousands of nukes stored in the nearby mountains and other bunkers. I called into the TV program they had and asked the leader why they didn't protest Iran's nukes and he said, "How can we tell others they can't have them when we have thousands ourselves?" He then legitimized their nuke program as "protection and security" but then weren't ours built for the same reasons. This person also heads the "No War on Iran" under ANSWER and Solidarity Network or which is about Communist organizations around the world.

    • Robert

      Actually we should all be protesting Israel's nukes which they aquired through their spies in the US and have never allowed international inspection like Iraq did and Iran is doing. It should also be noted that Israel was willing to give its technology on making a nucleur warhead to aparthied South Africa a few years back.

  • Aziz

    Iran's nuclear bomb will be the fruit of Obama's (Democrat's) foreign policy. US aided Pakistan acquire its nuclear technology. To me US is screwing the whole world up.

  • Steve Chavez

    Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is being dangled in front of him and his inaction, ending of the Iraq War for political purposes, and now cutting our military are all the reasons the committee gave him that award since they all see the United States as an obstacle to world peace!

    Obama will not react since doing so would be an ending of a war only to start another one. He won't provoke a reaction either by sending a carrier near the Straits to show Iran who's boss therefore giving Iran the edge.

    Iran also knows that they MUST COMPLETE a bomb while Obama is in office since a new Republican president, which is certain, will take immediate action and to relieve Israel from taking action alone and without the approval of Obama who is at war with Israel and now, and has always, sided with Muslims!

    • mlcblog

      Maybe Ahmadinejad will get the Nobel this year!!

  • mrbean

    America has four kinds of enemies today…

    1. Foreign enemies that have had their sights on American sovereignty and supremacy since the day our Declaration of Independence was written in 1776.
    2. An overt enemy within, a Fifth Column sympathetic to foreign enemies and operating within our own government, political parties, media, academia and entertainment industry. 3. A covert enemy operating as false opposition under the guise of resisters, with the same end agenda as the enemies above. 4, The useful idiot, who means well but is just as dangerous, dumbed down beyond the point of recognizing and understanding even the most fundamental truths. This is the proletariat…who know not, what they do. There are at least 4 of these useful idiots posting here now. All four types of enemies must be confronted in order to save our Constitutional Representative Republic.

    • Flipside

      Don’t forget group 5: plagiarists.

  • mrbean

    But too many American diplomats and commentators refuse to judge Iran. Instead, they regard its past hostility as a string of disconnected crises, unrelated to Iran's ideological agenda. They avoid naming the nature of the regime and behave as if its acquisition of a nuclear weapon would be the decisive event. But that particular weapon–despite its power–cannot be the whole story, since we don't worry about other countries, such as France and Britain, having nukes. The rarely admitted difference is that the regime in Iran would eagerly press the launch button. This fear-the-weapon-not-the-killer mentality refuses to understand the threat posed by Iran right now. This view holds that only the concrete facts about Iran's arsenal have any practical significance, while its abstract, ideological goals and character can be disregarded with impunity. But whether Iran uses one nuke, or attacks with more conventional weapons, its victims are still dead.

  • Bert

    Given the entire background of Obama and all his actions I feel forced to conclude that he may well be the Islamic enemy inside our capital. The only explanation that fits all of his actions is that he really wants Iran and radical Islam to bring down America and Israel as part of establishing a global caliphate. And both America and Israel are governed by corrupt politicians who will always betray their own countries. The strength of the Islamic enemy is that their leadership acts with iron determination and they allow nothing to deter them. Having failed to stop Iran earlier when they were weak we will now pay a terrible price when they are strong.

  • Atlas_Collins

    I wonder how big Bruce Thornton's stipend from AIPAC is?

    • Stephen_Brady

      If it's big enough, I might apply!

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      You won't need to worry about THAT, if Iran goes nuclear. You'll be too busy being counted on a casualty report; or wondering hou long you have to live, with acute radiation poisoning.

    • Edward


      How bit is you stipend from OPEC, CAIR, al qada, david puke,…?

  • Dillon

    At the moment, US is perhaps the weakest it has ever been. It is financially broke, militarily stretched, morally confused and socially divided. I've come across Americans here in London who are visibally uncomfortable living in their own skins. They're afraid talking to people they do not know or have not met before, they look shifty, scared and gaunt. They think the world despises them and are clueless as to what to do.

    I can spot an American on the Tube a mile away. He's the one pretending to invisible, tries to behaves like a Londoner and will deny having been to the US.

    9/11, Islam and its terror has put the fear of allah into the American psyche. They wonder even after repeatedly saying sorry to the muslim world, giving billions away to terrorist countries and trying to make friends with some of the worst Islamists in the world, they're still not safe.

    It's a curse.

  • scum

    And pray tell who is to pay for this war? Rupert Murdoch or your great-great grandchldren? I think we all know the answer to that. Tread carefully, my brothers.

    • trickyblain

      This group gets their way and our great-great grandchildren, if they exist, will be speaking Mandarin and paying tribute to Bejing.

      • Robert

        You are an idiot should we go to war against Pakistan, North Korea, India, Russia, and China because they all have nucleur weapons. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) has worked for 65 years and there is no reason to think that it won't work for many more. And by the way your same arguement was used many times before we invaded Iraq.

        • trickyblain

          Err, my argument, that we should never have invaded Iraq, was not used by the protagonists. By "this group" I meant the FPM types. And I surely don't think we should invade Iran. Maybe you should actually understands a person's views before attacking said person as an idiot?

  • trickyblain

    Love how Thorton annoits Reagan as tough and condemns Obama for not being like him, just before he mentions the Beruit bombings. (Of course he omits what Reagan did in response, turned tail and got out of there as fast as possible.)

    All this saber-rattling is total nonsense. No rational person would take meaningful action against Iran at this point. Yeah, let's destroy the world economy just when we're starting to get back on our feet from the last administration's disasterous economic and foreign policies. This includes all the Repubs on the campaign trail — none would match words with action if given the chance. It's all a lot of talk, talk, talk so they can condemn Obama for not "doing anything." Of course, they wouldn't either.

    • Jim_C

      Thornton has always been a world-class buffoon, and watching this site's thoroughly discredited, hilariously half-baked foreign policy notions (essentially: We must go to war, NOW–before it's too late!') over the years is great amusement. In fact, for entertainment, go through the archives. Pretty sure they've combed out the really embarrassing articles, because I've searched, but there's still a lot of ominous, handwringing, boatloads of inane predictions, and crybaby-victimology to smugly chuckle over.

  • BLJ

    I think it is time for a new Guiness Book of World Record moment:

    World's biggest parking lot. Formery known as the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • SAM000

    USA has waked up, but with an headache, but to cure his headache, he gets the wrong pill.

    Both USA administrations ( Rep. or Dem.) have always taken the wrong and opposite ways to counter the Mullahs Regime of Iran.

    The writer of this paper also is suggesting a way that he knows very well that is impossible.

    Retaliation coming from your BOY president is not imaginable.
    Even if the Retaliation was possible, coming from American side will produce the same snake.

    Your Rulers have forgotten the people,
    Your Rulers use the Iranian people to appease more and more the Mullahs.
    Anytime we made a concentrated effort to overturn the Mullahs, your different Administrations rushed to save the Regime and the result was the thousands of killed and several thousands of jailed.

    You better to re-elect your current BOY to direct your nation on the way of the Mullahs more and more.

  • xkn

    The current Iran posturing is basically a ploy to help re-elect Obama. More then anything they need Obama in a white house for another term, as they are then guaranteed that they will get a nuclear stockpile. So, the plan is to "close" the Hormuz, which will then force Obama to act and blow them out of water. Iran will not put up a big fight, as the game is set. The timing of all this is a dead giveaway. That will make Obama look tough and boost his reelection chances and a genocidal murderous cult running Iran will get nukes. So before we had Iran-Contra affair, and now we have Iran-reelection affair. All this would be funny if genocidal cult does not have intention to use nukes. So, should it happen that Obama is re-elected, Israel better acts the very next day, since time will be running real short by then.

  • SAM000


    Last news from inside;

    1 – Telephone and Mobile and Internet communications fails from last night all over the country.

    We have INFONIE (overlapping of the wire telephones) which means the lack of daily maintenance of the central exchanges,
    There is no strike in the communication sectors, this is the sign of the absence of the headquarters.

    2 – Last night a technical headquarter of the NATANZ Nuclear site was killed in his car by a bomb inside his car.

  • curmudgeon

    even talking about a war with iran is foolish. we are weak, we are led by traitors, and if we got into a war with iran, within one week the usual leftists would be organizing support for the enemy. there are so many things we could do to improve our nations chances of survival other than go to war with iran. first, the iranian menace is a world menace, not just to us. we should tell europeans that iran is their problem, not ours. we should expel all our muslims, both domestic and imported. send them to some country they dont hate. that would be considered such a provocation that the islamists would launch a campaign of violent jihad–the kind we always defeat, as opposed to stealth jihad–the kind that is defeating the west.

  • country boy

    well israel &usa should take out nuck targets we know where they are and we got the weapons to do it with!! ronald reagan would have done stoped abidiajadh big mouth!! we dont have a president with grit, but we best be geting busey kicking irans ass!!!!

  • trickyblain

    Interesting proposition. Send in Busey. Maybe he could ride into Iran helmetless on a motorcycle. It would surely scare the wits out of the Mullahs — that guy is crazy!