Striking Iran and the Myth of Regional War


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In the second scenario, Iran would have the pretext, but that doesn’t automatically translate into an actual conflict either. For one thing, there is the same problem as before. A direct conflict would not end with an Iranian victory. There’s only so much guerrilla warfare you can carry out on the water before the game ends. Without a local civilian population and a vast landscape to hide in, the whole thing implodes.

A naval conflict would be less dangerous to the regime than a ground war, but it would be far more expensive. The Iranian economy is already in bad shape and while the regime will always choose guns over butter, it also needs a certain amount of butter to prevent the regime from being completely overthrown. It also needs credit to buy more guns.

The brief conflict would give the regime a boost at home, but would also demonstrate its unreadiness to take control of the Persian Gulf. It would set back its naval capabilities, impose a heavy price tag and pile one humiliation on top of another.

The Iranian regime is the motherland of terror, and terrorists are natural cowards. They want to intimidate and terrorize their enemies into giving in to their demands while avoiding the consequences. A nuclear bomb is the perfect coward’s weapon because it can be passed along to terrorists, while its mere possession makes retaliation too risky. Without the bomb Iran has to practice the fine art of shaking a stick that it can’t use.

The strangest twist in all this is that some of the most fervent progressive opponents of an attack on Iran are also proponents of an attack on Syria. Reports suggest that Iran actually has sent in a sizable force to help the Assad regime win the civil war. If opponents of an attack on Iran’s nuclear program really believe that it would have devastating consequences, why are they courting a conflict with Iran in Syria?

No one can predict the future, but the best guide to the future is the past. Israel took out nuclear programs in Syria and Iraq without a regional war. Taking out Iran’s nuclear program will require attacks on a larger scale, but the paradigm still holds. Israel and the United States recently took out an Iranian-backed reactor in Syria without it leading to a war.

That doesn’t mean that an attack will not lead to a war, only that it is not the likeliest outcome. And the war panic that is being brewed up serves Iranian interests. Iran’s best hope for buying time is to make an attack on its nuclear program seem as dangerous and costly as possible. That is the only real card it has to play and falling for it lets Iran bluff its way to a nuclear ace.

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  • maturin20

    "We don't need to go to war, and we have to make that very clear to our Israeli friends. We're not going to go to war. They're not going to go to war by flying over our airspace over Iraq. We're not going to support them. If they do it, they will be on their own. The consequences will be theirs, because the price we'll all pay if they start a massive war, which the Iranians interpret as being done with our connivance, will be disastrous for us in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in the terms of oil, stability in the Middle East more generally."

    –Zbigniew Brzezinski, aka the guy who gave the USSR their Vietnam. 2/26/12

    • jacob

      This unpronounceable guy's name is one of the bitterst enemies ISRAEL has ever had at any
      US government and seems to have brought it from the Judeophobia preached by most of his
      native country's clergy since centuries ago before WWII…

      And so being the guy who gave the USSR its Vietnam (perhaps meaning Afghanistan) I confess
      it is the first time I ever heard anything like this, as I don't believe him to be as smart as to have
      concocted any such deed….and have been some kind of hed knocker with JIMMY WHO…..

      • Alex

        Jacob:

        You've got it right. Mr. Z is a down home Jew hating jealous anti-Semite from the old Polish school. With all of his education, he still is sick with jealousy and hatred of the Jews and their accomplishments. He wants Israel destroyed. He will never live to see that day, but instead will probably continue having to watch the ascendency of the Jewish nation of Israel.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Zbigniew Brzezinski is a mental retard.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Not to mention the man who gave us Iran.

    • Laura

      Zbigniew Brzezinski, aka the guy who gave Iran over to the mullahs and ayatollahs.

  • randy

    The U.S has no right to say who can or cannot have nuclear weapons. They should stop thier illegal invasions of middle east countries. When will bush be held responsible for the hundred thousand deaths of men, women and children in these countries?

    • WildJew

      A preeminent state sponsor of international terrorism – breathing threats to annihilate a neighboring country – has the right to possess nuclear weapons? Does al Qaeda have the right to possess nuclear weapons? You would be OK with al Qaeda controlling Pakistan's nuclear stockpile? How about Hamas? Hezbollah?

      • ObamaYoMoma

        A preeminent state sponsor of international terrorism – breathing threats to annihilate a neighboring country – has the right to possess nuclear weapons? Does al Qaeda have the right to possess nuclear weapons? You would be OK with al Qaeda controlling Pakistan's nuclear stockpile?

        Actually, the Saudi owned Pakistani nuclear weapons arsenal is under Pakistani control today at the behest of Saudi Arabia. However, I fear that current predicament more than I fear it falling into the hands of AQ, as the Saudis have exponentially far more resources and reach than AQ and represents a far greater threat to the peace and security of the West as opposed to AQ.

        In fact, the only reason the 9/11 violent jihad attacks were even possible and the only reason AQ represents an existential threat to us today is because like morons we continue to allow mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, which in reality is deceptive and covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of infiltration and stealth demographic conquest.

        How about Hamas? Hezbollah?

        Dude…all Muslims are jihadists or otherwise they are blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of mainstream orthodox Islam must be executed. You are still thinking in terms of moderate Muslims and radical Muslims and at the same time stuck focusing only on violent jihad, which you conflate as being terrorism. Meanwhile, at the same time you are completely oblivious to deceptive and covert non-violent jihad, which not only is employed astronomically far more prevalently relative to violent jihad, but also constitutes an exponentially far greater threat to the peace and security of the West.

        Like I said the other day, I thought you were more competent with respect to Islam than you are because I used to see you posting at jihadwatch.org all the time. However, I must confess I never read your posts, now I'm glad I didn't.

        • NorthStar

          Way to distort what he was saying.

    • jacob

      GENIUS :
      The USA, Israel, France, the UK and even Russia may have nuclear weapons but allowing such
      weaponry in the hands of Muslims and specially the IRAN animals, is not only sheer stupidity but
      outright SUICIDE…
      SADDAM HUSSEIN atrocities shouldn't have been allowed but now seems the medicine was
      worst than the illness…
      And yes, I believe the USA has the right to determine who is mature and fair enough to have
      nuclear weapons and most certainly not the rotten, corrupt and Muslim dominated United Nations

    • intrcptr2

      Sure we do; we invented them, and we've used them.
      QED

      And I suspect Bush will be held responsible for that 100,000 deaths when the number actually gets that high. Pity Saddam already faced justice for the Iraqis he killed, hmm?

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Muslims are our eternal mortal enemies. Hence, the more deaths the better.

    • Stephen_Brady

      Sure we do. What planet do you live on, anyway?

      Iran has threatened to destroy our only ally in the ME. They are in the process of developing an ICBM with the range to reach the United States. They are an existential threat to the United States and to Israel.

      Concerning Bush, he ought to be awarded the Medal of Freedom, you twit …

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Concerning Bush, he ought to be awarded the Medal of Freedom, you twit …

        Actually, thanks to GWB the Republican Party morphed into the second coming of the Dhimmicrat Party. For instance, what was GWB's first response to 9/11? To proclaim that Islam is a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists, even before the bodies of all the 9/11 victims had been recovered. Dude, if you believe that false PC multicultural myth, then you must also believe that Bill Clinton never inhaled.

        Next, he also pursued two silly fantasy based nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan to lift up Muslims premised on that same false PC multicultural myth and other misconceptions about Islam, and those two fantasy based nation-building missions were about as insane and counterproductive as the US lifting up Hitler and the Nazis after WWII. As Muslims are the eternal mortal enemy of all non-Muslim unbelievers.

        Meanwhile, the result – the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history – was inevitable because they were premised on false PC multicultural myths and misconceptions about Islam. Hence, thanks to GWB, $4 trillion of taxpayer money was needlessly squandered and thousands of patriotic American troops were either killed or maimed all for nothing.

        What about the first rule of war: know your enemy as well as you know yourself? What happened to the first rule of war under the GWB administration?

        In addition, instead of outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP in response to 9/11, because the Islamic world is waging a permanent stealth global jihad against all non-Muslim unbelievers primarily via deceptive and covert non-violent jihad through mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of infiltration and stealth demographic conquest, GWB like a Dhimmicrat on steroids instead put the country on the path to financial ruin by doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government and usurping the heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of the American people at the same time. Ostensibly to protect the homeland from so-called terrorist attacks (that are really violent jihad attacks), but in reality to create the false sense of security necessary to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. Which in reality is deceptive and covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of infiltration and stealth demographic conquest.

        Meanwhile, zero Muslim jihadists living in America as a fifth column would not only have virtually eliminated the threat of violent jihad attacks on the homeland altogether, but at the same time would also have eliminated the much greater long-term threat stemming from infiltration and stealth demographic conquest, without all the massive and totally insane expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government.

        Hence, the inevitable result of GWB's massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government besides a false sense of security, is the fact that the homeland is even more vulnerable to violent jihad attacks today than even before 9/11 by virtue of the fact that there far more covert jihadists living in America as a fifth column thanks to GWB.

        Moreover, the instant the economy headed south in 2008, budget deficits inevitably exploded through the roof and the national debt started spiraling out of control putting the US on the fast track to becoming the next Greece. Thus, today the Fed is feverishly devaluing our currency like there are no tomorrows by printing money 24/7, our military at the exact worse time ever is being gutted, and Congress is considering draconian budget cuts and massive tax increases all thanks to GWB who grew the size, scope, and power of the federal government like a Dhimmicrat on steroids.

        Meanwhile, conspicuously not one single Republican has stood up to suggest outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP as a way to get our financial house back in order. Irrefutably proving that the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat Party today are two sides of the same leftwing coin.

        Indeed, since mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage is really deceptive and covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of infiltration and stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, it should be banned and reversed ASAP. As zero Muslim jihadists living in America as a fifth column would not only virtually eliminate the threat of violent jihad attacks on the homeland altogether, but would also eliminate the much greater long-term threat stemming from infiltration and stealth demographic conquest at the same time.

        It would also mean that we could roll back all the enormous and unnecessary massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government that GWB is responsible for and at the same time get our financial house back in order.

        –continued below

        • NorthStar

          Do you even know what "PC Multicultural" means? You use words like they have no meaning.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Of course, the trillions of dollars that it cost to ramp up all of that needless massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government, not to mention also to usurp the heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of the American people, unfortunately will never be able to be recovered.

        Meanwhile, you want to award GWB the Medal of Freedom for morphing the Republican Party into the second-coming of the Dhimmicrat Party, for creating the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history, and for putting America on the fast track to becoming the next Greece. Hell, no wonder you and your fellow leftist friends gang up together to cyber stalk me for spreading the truth. You are all literally unhinged!t

        And please don't tell me once again that you are not a delusional leftist because you are a Republican, especially when the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat Part today for all intents and purposes are really two sides of the same leftwing coin.

        • Stephen_Brady

          I wasn't talking to you. If you will notice, I haven't talked to you in a couple of weeks, although … when I thought that you were right on somthing … I have given you a couple of "thumbs-up". You're jus not worth my time. Indeed, on the day Andrew Breitbart died, the very last thing I want to do is read or engage someone I regard as clincically insane.

          So, who was "cyber-stalking" whom?

          I do have a few choice adjectives, for you, but they wouldn't get by the filters …

          • NorthStar

            Obama yo moma needs to believe he is important enough to cyberstalked. Just as he needs to believe that his pedantic whining makes him a crusader.

          • Stephen_Brady

            Our "troubles" started on the day that I dared to disagree with him on one issue. I told him that terrorism was not an ideology, but rather, a tactic. Obviously, disagreeing with OYM sets off his sense of paranoia and narcissism. He's been on the attack, ever since.

            It's a shame, really, because we agree on about 85% of the issues that are talked about, here at FPM. For example, I am opposed to Muslim immigration to the United States as he is. But if I disagree with him on anything, I become a "PC multicultural, leftist, one-worlder loon".

            BTW, I also told him that his sterotyping of 1.3 billion people was a problem in logic that he needs to straighten out. The people of Islam are not the problem. Islam is the problem.

          • NorthStar

            Look at his response below.

            Having these feuds gives him a sense of importance.

            " Your cyber stalking campaign gives me a deep seated feeling of fulfillment because you picked me out of everyone else to repeatedly cyber stalk, and for that I'm very gracious."

            This is a mentally ill person talking who needs to feel important.

    • Ghostwriter

      What world are you living in,randy? It sure isn't ours. Iran is ruled by violent fanatics who want to murder millions for their crazy jihad. They've repeatedly threatened Israel with destruction and plan to do the same thing to us. Why don't you get your head out of the sand and look at the real world before you make another stupid comment.

  • UnFooled

    You are disillusioned. The united states is the biggest sponsor of terrorism worldwide, causing destruction across different countries. But obviously you've been brainwashed for so long as demonstrated by your narrow insight from the article. The only reason North Korea is being left alone is because it has nukes. Clear and simple. The United States simply wants to push its weight around without objections. We're lucky that a few other large nations such as Russia and China are there to keep it in check or we'll all be at the mercy of a terrorists disguised as world police.

    • WildJew

      In what 'state sponsor of international terrorism' do you live?

      • intrcptr2

        Chicago

    • Ghostwriter

      UnFooled,you're the BIGGEST fool on Earth! The reason why North Korea wanted nukes so the despicable Kim dynasty wouldn't get overthrown and their people got a taste of real freedom. They've threated everyone in Asia,for heaven's sake! You must have gone to the Noam Chomsky school of political science,where the USA is the most evil country on earth and must either be wiped out or put under the control of the UN so we don't act like a bull in a china shop.
      You're a disgusting human being,UnFooled. You're not JUST a fool,you're an idiot!

    • Alex

      You are fooled Mr. unfooled. Duh! The reason we don't attack N. Korea is because they didn't destroy the World Trade Towers, and there is a neighbor called China. Who would attack Mexico, with the USA sitting next door.

  • truebearing

    Well reasoned and written.

    Our media played the Chicken Little card before the war with Iraq, too. They blathered on and on, ad nauseam, about Iraq's tanks and missiles and Republican Guard. We were practically guaranteed massive casualties. History turned out quite differently, and the Iranians were painfully aware that we didn't use everything in our arsenal to do defeat Saddam's large army.

    To allow Iran to get the ultimate force multiplier when we already know their intentions is beyond bordering on insanity. What could possibly be more insane than allowing the world's greatest terrorist state, and exporter of genocidal hate, to get the means to trigger a nuclear war? Are the fools who brought us "too big to fail" now denying "too terrible to contemplate?"

    • john gerard

      Yep, before gulf wars I & II, the media endlessly blathered about the “elite” Iraqi republican guard being one of the best armed and most terrifying fighting forces in the world, and god help us when the war starts. And what happened when the war started? They gave themselves up or ran away like little girls (with apologies to little girls everywhere). We’ll get exactly the same with the Iranians if it comes to that.

      Muslims can’t fight a straight war against vastly superior infidel forces. They get totally crushed. That’s why they have to resort to guerilla tactics, just like their Uncle Mo did…

  • Jim

    Of course you are right. There is no country near by that has the ability to wage a real war against Israel. However there is every reason why the US provide pickets against any possible retaliation.
    Turkey does not seem to be a problem as they are currently working with the US on the radar.

  • jacob

    I wonder why people , pundits and political supergeniuses like to harp on ISRAEL having to ask good old
    USA for permission even to breathe, more so with the kind of White House occupant we still have and who
    with GOD's help and less stupidity of the voters will soon be history as well as his clique.
    AMEN.
    Because when in 1948 ISRAEL confronted the 7 Arab armies sworn on throwing it into the sea if daring to declare statehood, good old USA didn't send a single bullet, let alone a gun to help it fight against the
    ganged up Arabs and GOD forbid a single American soldier ever shedding a drop of sweat, let alone of
    blood for Israel, as many idiots in this country are so fearful of….
    I believe ISRAELI leadership better knows when the point of no return is reached in what concerns to
    the TEHRAN animals getting the nuclear bomb and attack it with everything it has,,,
    And I firmly believe the USA military, whether OBAMA orders it or else, will not stop them in their attacks
    to obliterate IRAN's nuclear capabilties….
    Besides, as the article point out, any such thing woud defnitely bring about this rotten regime demise at
    the nads of thwir own people…..

    • Hanna

      But the US has also been hampered in its efforts to help Israel by European countries. The whole of the West can take a large piece of the blame-pie as far as Israel is concerned.

      . Go to you tube and see the video:" Douglas Murray at his best" a brilliant speaker, for more detail on this:

    • richard

      "the nads of their own people" …hahaha ! Is that on purpose ?

  • Steve Chavez

    ISRAEL WILL BE BLAMED FOR HIGHER GAS PRICES if they attack Iran. I believe that prices are rising so ISRAEL DOESN'T ATTACK by those who side with IRAN, KGB PUTIN, CHAVEZ, AND CHINA and all the Middle East ONLY TO ISOLATE ISRAEL while Iran is free, without any UN or IAEA inspections or real criticism, to build their nukes in hopes that they do "wipe Israel off the map" and then the world will finally be at peace. A warning by Chavez to cut off oil supplies to the U.S. has already be sent and Ahmadinejad's visit to South and Central America just last month proves that any attack on Iran, by Israel, and Chavez will cut the flow.

    TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING, ISRAEL WILL BE BLAMED FOR $7 A GALLON GAS AND OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS WILL DEFLECT BLAME AGAINST THEM AND THEIR MEDIA COMRADES WILL PLAY THAT UP 24-7! "ISRAEL'S FAULT! ISRAEL! ISRAEL! ISRAEL! ISRAEL! MY CHILDREN DON'T HAVE MILK TO DRINK BECAUSE OF ISRAEL!"

    • Fred Dawes

      I want 15.00 gas and the bankers want your money and want you to be a total state victim

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Today, Iran and opponents of any attack on its nuclear program hold up the specter of a regional war that will drag in the United States, devastate the region and drive up oil prices. This is the only card in their deck until the mullahs have their own bomb, and it’s an effective card to play. But is any of that a serious risk?

    Of course, if there is a regional war oil prices will inevitably temporarily skyrocket. On the other hand, if Iran gets nukes with impunity, it will inevitably become far more belligerent and aggressive. What will that do to oil prices on a permanent basis vs. a temporary basis? Then add to that the massive Saudi owned Pakistani nuclear weapons arsenal being proliferated throughout the Sunni Islamic world virtually overnight in response to a Shi'a nuclear armed Iran, which will also inevitably ratchet up oil prices even higher, and never mind the fact that the Islamic world with its imperative to make Islam supreme will become armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons.

    In other words, Iran must be stopped at all cost, or otherwise the economies of the West will inevitably be destroyed by sky high permanent oil prices, which might also precipitate a nuclear WWIII as the West collectively tries to save their economies. Indeed, if Iran gets nukes with impunity, it will be the end of life as we knew it.

    The biggest hurdle we face today is for all intents and purposes the Republican Party is virtually indistinguishable from the Dhimmicrat Party when it comes to Middle East foreign policy, as both parties are incredibly incompetent when it comes to protecting and defending America from jihad and the scourge of Islam.

    Iran has repeatedly attacked American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; its terrorists have attacked Israel and Jews around the world, but those attacks amount to terrorism

    Not really, terrorism in the Islamic world is an abomination and constitutes blasphemy, which in Islam is a capital offense. Muslims fight jihad instead, which is total warfare that involves both violent and non-violent means, as jihad is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme.

    Indeed, if we are going to combat Islam effectively, then it is of paramount importance that we drop PC multicultural terms because they are deliberately misleading, while also intentionally causing mass confusion.

    As a matter of fact, because jihad is always conflated with being terrorism, which as its name implies is always only violent, the many varieties of deceptive and covert non-violent jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of infiltration and stealth demographic conquest, takes place today completely under the radar totally uncontested and unopposed, and this state of affairs just can't be allowed to continue for much longer.

    Hence, it is absolutely imperative that we drop the PC multicultural terminology of the Left ASAP and adapt and incorporate in its place the correct terminology instead, and the correct terminology in this case as opposed to terrorism is violent jihad, but remember at the same time that jihad is also total warfare that also incorporates deceptive and covert non-violent means of jihad. Indeed, Muhammad famously said, “war is deceit.”

    Not to mention also that deceptive and covert non-violent varieties of jihad are employed by the Islamic world against the West astronomically far more prevalently relative to violent jihad and also constitutes an exponentially far greater threat to the peace and security of the West. Therefore, it is suicidal to let it continue to manifest like it is today completely under the radar and totally uncontested and unopposed, but it will if we don't stop using deceptive and intentionally misleading PC multicultural terms.

    • WildJew

      "In other words, Iran must be stopped at all cost, or otherwise the economies of the West will inevitably be destroyed by sky high permanent oil prices…"

      You'd think both Bush and Obama knew / know that. Both foolishly tried / try to dissuade Israel from bombing Iran's nuclear sites. Are they nuts?

      • ObamaYoMoma

        You'd think both Bush and Obama knew / know that. Both foolishly tried / try to dissuade Israel from bombing Iran's nuclear sites. Are they nuts?

        Under the Bush administration the Republican Party was effectively morphed into the second-coming of the Dhimmicrat Party, and thus both parties today, for all intents and purposes, are virtually indistinguishable, as both parties are incredibly incompetent when it comes to protecting and defending the country from jihad and the scourge of Islam.

        Indeed, in response to the 9/11 violent jihad attacks, Bush proclaimed Islam to be a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists even before the bodies of the dead victims had cooled down. Then like a Dhimmicrat on steroids he put the country on the path to financial ruin, by doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government and usurping the formerly heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of the American people, ostensibly to protect the homeland from so-called terrorist attacks, but in reality to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, which, by the way, is deceptive and covert non-violent jihad for the purpose of infiltration and stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

        Thus, the instant the economy headed south in 2008, budget deficits inevitably skyrocketed through the roof and the national debt spiraled out of control putting us on the fast track to becoming the next Greece. Therefore today we are printing money and devaluing our currency like there are no tomorrows, gutting our military at exactly the worse time, and contemplating draconian budget cuts and massive tax increases.

        Meanwhile, not one Republican has called for outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP, so that we can get our financial house back in order. As zero Muslims living in America as covert jihadists would not only end the threat of violent jihad attacks on the homeland altogether, but also alleviate the much greater threat stemming from infiltration and demographic conquest.

        However, the best part of all is that we could then roll back all of Bush's needless massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government and at the same time get our financial house back in order. Indeed, despite all of Bush's massive increase in the size, scope, and power of the federal government, the truth is we are even more vulnerable to violent jihad attacks today on the homeland than we were before 9/11 by virtue of the fact that we have more covert jihadists living in America today.

        So the question is why no Republicans are making that call? And the obvious answer is for all intents and purposes the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat Party are virtually one and the same.

        In addition, both fantasy based nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan to lift up Muslims were based on false PC multicultural myths and misconceptions about Islam and are about as counterproductive as lifting up Hitler and the Nazis following WWII, and therefore were preordained to fail and turn into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history, which inevitably they did.

        Meanwhile, $4 trillion dollars was needlessly squandered and thousands of patriotic American troops were either killed or maimed as a result and all for nothing. Why? Because the Republican Party under Bush effectively morphed into the second coming of the Dhimmicrat Party. Thus, today both Parties, the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat Party, are feverishly cooperating together to cover up the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history because in essence both parties are one and the same.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Yes!!!………………William

    • jacob

      Dear ObamaYoMama :
      As to gas at $7 a galloon should the you-know-what hit the fan in the Middle East…Are we or aren't
      we sitting on oil an gas as in a similar proportion as Saudi Arabia's ????
      Then why would gas price shot all the way up to $7/gal ????
      Lets uncap our wells and get rid of the omnipotent EPA and start drilling so we can tell all of the OPEC
      extortionist gang and oil companies profiting in an incredible way that is either oil at $3 a barrel or shove
      it ????
      Just because the policy this useless agency, as useful as our State Dept. has been and is, is the one
      to blame for lew situation we are facing now and the backing it gets from the White House supergenius…

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Well, if only it were so simple, but unfortunately it's not. If you believe that there are oil wells already drilled and ready to be uncapped, then you are sadly mistaken. It will take years for us to bring new domestic oil production to world oil markets, and unfortunately we don't have years. Hell, we probably don't even have one year.

        In addition, eventually the Mideast oilfields will have to be seized and the enormous unearned oil wealth of the Saudis and the Gulf State Emirates will have to be confiscated, not out of greed mind you, but in self-defense. As those resources and assets today are already being used to pay for a stealth global jihad against the non-Islamic world perpetually, per the dictates of Islam. Hence, we don't have any other choice in the matter. It's either put our enemies out of business, or our enemies will eventually put us out of business.

        • NorthStar

          Thank you Nancy Pelosi.

          It will take years… if we never do it.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            In other words, you spent an average of 1 minute and 43 seconds per posts, which includes locating 11 posts, reading 11 posts (and my posts are painfully long), composing 11 insulting and derogatory replies to them, and finally hitting the submit button. Hell, you couldn't have come close to finding all of them, let alone reading them, much less responding to all 11 of them in 19 minutes, and that irrefutably proves that all of your posts are part of that same childish cyber stalking campaign you and your moonbat buddies have been pursuing against me for months now. As this same pattern of cyber stalking has been repeated numerous times by you and your other unhinged cyber stalker buddies.

            Of course, I had the audacity to respond earlier this morning to a stupid comment made from one of your favorite cyber stalker buddies, which no doubt incited your 11 insulting and derogatory replies tonight.

            Meanwhile, I'm just so proud that little ole me can rankle up the emotions of all you leftwing cyber stalkers so badly. So let me thank you useful idiot loons from the bottom of my heart for being such loyal and generous fans. I truly appreciate it, because without my fans, I would be nothing. Your cyber stalking campaign gives me a deep seated feeling of fulfillment because you picked me out of everyone else to repeatedly cyber stalk, and for that I'm very gracious. Thanks a lot buddies. I'm glad you and your fellow moonbats enjoy my posts so much.

            Indeed, I'd give you my twitter account, but then again you'd not only find out who I am, but you would also join my long list of followers as well so you moonbats could spam my twitter account and it would then take me hours retweeting all your spam.

          • NorthStar

            I didn't call you an Islamophobe.

            So you're a liar, a coward, and a spamming troll.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpgiYe6LToc Roger

            Perhaps you deserved those comments after 10 last night.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpgiYe6LToc Roger

            More about who you are?

            Like everyone else you are only as good as your last post. And frankly, right now you aren' that impressive.

            Instead of attacking personality, show why they're actually wrong. You haven't done that. And when you sit here complaining about cyber stalking on a public system designed to do that…. it rings hollow.

  • David M

    One must know Muslim psyche in order confront and beat them. If you want to take action against a terrorist Muslim country you must commit all your forces and put them a hundred years back. The sick and backward psyche of Muslim adores power. If Israel destroys Iran's nuclear facilities it saves not only Israel but also Iran's neighbors but don't expect Muslims to thank Israel. Muslims have learned to hate, destroy and have no ability to distinguish between right and wrong.

    There will be demonstrations and condemnations. There are tens of millions of Iranians (inside and outside Iran) who hate Islam and will appreciate the action and there are mullah allies, namely; Islamonazis, Communists, corrupt UN, EU, European politicians and a Barack Hussein who will condemn.

    There are two countries with ability to take action against Iran and remove the threat. Those are the USA ( with Barack Hussein the USA seems a joke as is Europe) and Israel. I very much doubt that Israel has the means (despite having the best air force, the best pilots and first-hand intelligence) to finish the job. I've said, time and time again, that mullahs have a best friend and his name is Hussein Obama.

  • mrbean

    This fear the weapon and not the country Iran is a myth too. 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. Obama and the previous administration's narrow concern with Iran's nuclear capability cannot make the regime's longstanding hostility to America go away. Americans should face the real character and conduct of the Iranian regime, before it is too late. They regard our sanctions and threats as so much posturing and fear only anhilation. – Elan Journo

  • Fred Dawes

    ask one question who will pay for this new war??? do you want to?? do you have anyone in the miliatry??? why do you want war and who will make the money?? is it about what you think it is?? In FACT JUST WAIT And in 5 years in will disappear after the jews do the job just watch and make the Jew do his job and not the U.S.Army for one reason are you willing to die??? and war is not a Myth it will become a world war not a little war see 1914-1918 see 1939-1945 and dec-7 1941 sept-1945 see 1950-1953 see 1964-1972 the its endless war. ask why and who made the money and mass death and who will make the money?? don't run and do the job its a one world joke on you!!!

    • Stephen_Brady

      The longer the wait, the more powerful and dangerous Iran becomes. Haven't you learned anything from history? Just a bit of movement from the French Army in 1936, when Germany re-militarized the Rhineland, and the German forces would have ran, which probably would have resulted in the fall of Hitler's regime. No Munich Conference in 1938, and the Czechs would have defeated any invading German forces, resulting in the fall of Hitler's regime. But no, the Western allies had to wait until 1939, when it was too late.

      I don't give a "darn" about who's making the money. I want to see Israel and the United States survive. Sometimes, you have to take a stand and fight …

      • Fred Dawes

        its not 1939 and the big bankers only amde billion now the plan is in place its the world the bankers want see Alex Jones open your eyes.

  • mrbean

    To all of you lousy gutless not even good coat-holders. To steal from Winston Churchhill: "If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of victory. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, and only a small chance of survival." Muslims have no respect we infidels or our western culture. Fine, then they should be made to greatly fear us.

  • Thundergut

    It is public knowledge that Saudi Arabia quietly told the israelis they could fly over their territory if they want to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. The Saudis and the rest of the Arabs are afraid of Iran. History shows that where the Arabs
    and war are concerned, it's every man for himself, as the Six Day War demonstrated. In that conflict, the Syrians ran
    at the mouth via Radio Damascus. .

  • scum

    'War' is so…..twentieth century. Get with it, Greenfield. We all know that your scenarios are extremely unlikely. We're far more likely to see a continuation of the three-way terror struggle going on right now. Obama is working more closely than former presidents with the Mossad, and launching sophisticated assassination plots in the heart of the Persian Empire, as well as Stuxnet strategies of destabilization. Iran is trying to counter, with its poorly launched attacks outside of Iran. What we're seeing is the new face of war: targeted attacks on both sides with minimal force movement.

    • Fred Dawes

      the only one who wants war is the bankers

  • MethanP

    I should like to point out, Dan, that though we have won the initial campaign in both Iraq adventures, and Afganistan, our fecless polititians have managed to ensure failure in those endevors. I single out no one. Four presidents of both party's have been involved. I bring this up because I believe that, like Saddam in 90-91, as long as the regime survives, they believe they win. We have demonstrated time and again, going back to Korea, we dont have the will to win. Our nation is tired of two wars the media has made us believe we "can't" win. The UN, to whom these same four presidents have made us subservient will further hamstring us. So Daniel, while I have confidence in our superb armed forces (the best since the Roman Legions), I lack faith in the political and national will. I'm certain that Iran is counting on that. Will we, can we, respond to Iran if the terror is by proxy? So I'm not as confident as you of the outcome.

  • BLJ

    Turn Iran into a parking lot.

    • Shelley

      amen

  • Jerry

    Israel's government has the right and responsibility to defend its sovereignty and its people. "Never Again" is not a cute slogan and clearly Israel cannot rely on the Obama Administration to make the right decision the "right" decision regarding the safeguarding of Israel and their citizens. The world cannot afford a nuclear Iran and would be better off without a nuclear Korea–a situation that cannot be remedied..

  • Horizon

    For whatever reason, the author fails to mention the rain of missiles from Lebonon that would fall should Israel attack Iran. That is why Iran has buffed up and bankrolled Hezbollah over the past decade or so. They are the insurance and a very good deterrent, being just across the Lebonese border. That is the conventional threat to Israel, not some speed boat navy, or rag tag Persian army.

  • 11bravo

    Your right, we DON"T need to go to war. Let's call it an air campaign 45 – 90 days in duration. The muslims/islam is no real threat militarily. They are backward barbarians with out dated and crappy soviet weapon systems. Once their air defenses are taken out the airforce will bomb with out a worry. We constantly over estimate our enemies, and then go in light-both wrong assumptions. You just have to fight a war like you are fighting a WAR!!!
    This whole jihadi thing could be neutrilized in months here at home, if we just did what we should do to defend our country. It is only politically complicated, but not logistically or ideologically.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Indeed.

  • nojizyatax

    The talk is always bigger than the action. We could obliterate Iran's Navy in a day.

    • trickyblain

      True. But their nuke program is not on ships.

  • crackerjack

    Look whos talking. The same crew that drummed for Iraq, now drums for Iran , with the same predictions.

    If all is so easy done, then let Israel take do as it wishes and carry the negligible consequences. LOL, who's trying to fool who here?

  • Anamah

    Messianic Iranians should met Bin Laden … maybe will fructify in a healthier world conversation.

  • Fred Dawes

    its all about the one world plan you want war the monkeys want war and the bankers make trillions and we all go to hell. the winners are the one world global bankers and you will someday soon live inside a total prison nation see Alex Jones, and open your eyes.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    If people have my take on this and are so sick to death of listening to how Iran has killed Americans
    over and over without repercussions I'de say it is time to tell the Israeli's to move over and pound
    the hell out of the miserable swine………………………………………..William

    • Stephen_Brady

      Smiling evilly, while tapping my fingertips together, saying, "Hehehe …".

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Brady for Commander in Chief………………………..William

  • BS77

    all we are talking about is eliminating Iran's nuclear weapons facilities and manufacturing sites….conventional ordinance, minimal collateral damage. Millions of Iranians detest the mullahs and the theocracy that rules them. They will be glad their psychopathic leader will not have nuclear bombs. You turn the nuclear weapons industrial sites into piles of smoking rubble and the world will breathe a sigh of relief. Of course, the usual nuts will raise a hue and cry, but they will be ignored and life will go on….

    • WilliamJamesWard

      We would not want to create such a nice piles of smoking rubble without the Mullahs inside.
      William

  • mrbean

    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. Muslims in Iran don't want to be tolerant, they don't want allies, they don't want to assimilate, they want to change the west to conform to Islam and Sharia law. Useful idiot dhimmis against war just want no conflict and the Muslim alligator to eat them last. Muck the Fuzzlims! It is time to kill 'em all, wrap 'em in their prayer rugs and put 'em all in piles, burn 'em all using qu'rans for kindling and pork grease for a starter, and let Allah sort 'em out. Crispy critters will never come back for rematches! There is nothing like the smell of naphalm in the early morning and the sound of the rolling thunder from carpet bombing in the evening.

  • elihu

    If anyone in our current criminal, corrupt government had a sense of urgency over what could begin WWIII, they would have taken out the Iranian risk five years ago. By doing nothing but 'talking' and saber-rattling, and so-called 'sanctions', they have grievously endangered every citizen of our once proud country. This is all being coordinated by someone with much more power than the empty suit that is currently residing in our White House. He is only a puppet…and the inevitable BIG war to come is needed to clear the way for the much touted One World Government.

  • alphakilosingh

    There is no need to dramatize so much. There is not going to be any war in near future. I say this because:
    1. USA is not going to war after having burnt its fingers twice.
    2. Israel is not going to war, because on its own, it is not capable of concluding it.
    3. Iran is not going to war because it does not have the nuclear weapons it feels it ought to have in order to be able to wipe Israel off the map yet.
    After Iran has acquired the nuclear weapons, it may take up the adventure of trying to wipe out Israel. It may take a couple of years to crystallize, and by then USA will have weakened further, and it wouldn't matter whether or not it would like to participate in annihilation of Israel.

  • homer carnes

    A Ron Paul person.

  • umustbkidding

    You keep saying Iran will lose in a conflict with us. Apparently you forget who the commander in chief is.

  • Lightning jack

    Iran has been asking for it since 1979 when they committed an act of war by seizing our embassy in Tehran kidnapping 62 American hostages, who they held for over two years. Iran's current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of the ring leaders of the factions which were involved in the embassy takeover.

    Iran has threatened repeatedly to wipe Israel off the map and teach the Great Satan a lesson. If this is the rhetoric of their behavior without tactical nuclear weapons, how will this despotic regime of goat molesters behave once they have them?

    • Stephen_Brady

      If we are "Satan", then we are the Prince and the Power of the air. We should reacquaint all of Islam with this fact …

  • Shelley

    The point that is being overlooked is what will the other Arab countries do? I think none of them wants a nuclear Iran but the hate Israel more. That being the case they may punish America and limit supplies of oil. It always comes down to the matter of oil. As for Iran, they will fall down and self implode if there armies go to war with Israel. They need to protect themselves internally from the citizens or possibly a takeover from Hamas, Hezbollah, or the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Pal

    Iran's nuclear enclaves must be destroyed "mani forti" . It's the only rational and plausible solution to this puzzle. To expect that those people, so possessed by a delirious of grandeur would change their minds is like waiting for an Elm's tree to engender an apple.