Monday, October 5, 2009

The Coming War With Iran

"War with Iran is now inevitable. The only question is: Will it happen sooner or later? Tehran's recent missile tests and war games suggest that the apocalyptic mullahs have reached the same conclusion."

Whoa! This is amazing - hot on the heels of daemoneoconic philospher king Robert Kagan' s recent 'Forget the Nukes - Kill the Regime" thingy - the diametrically opposed Burkean bunker huncher cats opine the very same.

"Iran is on the march. Their medium-range Shahab-3 and Sajjil missiles can reach Israel, the entire Middle East and parts of Europe. Tehran is slowly expanding its regional sphere of influence. It has backed insurgency groups in Iraq, which have killed U.S. soldiers. It sponsors Hamas and Hiz'B'Allah."

"It has transformed Syria into a political vassal. It has forged an alliance with Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. It has purchased key air defense systems from Vladimir Putin's Russia."

Any attempt to change the nature of the regime ala changing the regime itself could unleash pure heck:

"A devastating strike would likely trigger a fierce Iranian response, including waves of suicide bombers targeting Israeli civilians and U.S. troops in Iraq. Iranian missiles would pound Israeli and, maybe, European cities."

"Vital shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf would be disrupted, driving the price of oil to more than $300 a barrel - plunging the West into a possible depression."

"Hiz'B'allah sleeper cells might be activated within the United States, unleashing deadly atrocities on American soil."

Yes, yes, yes and yes - all of these nasty things could indeed happen if the regime in Mullahopolis felt threatened, or actually found themselves on the biz end of Great Satan's military.

So what?

That list of uncool stuff would certainly be exponentially worse if Preacher Command actually developed and deployed nuclear weaponry.

The most direct threat to Great Satan's home turf in a "When in doubt -- knock 'em out' preventive pre emption may very well be Hiz'B'Allah

As a strategic resouce and proxy -- if Hiz'B'allah -- the most proficent killers and serial tormentors of Americans in history till 911 indeed acted out- they would undoubtedly cease to exist. There would be NO statue of limitations on chucking HBA on the same pile as Waffen SS, Confederacy or Kamikazes ended up on.

Or little concern if a certain Teuffel Hunden unit extracted righteous payback.
6th Fleet carries a significant threat to Hiz'B'Allaland.

While Iran poses more threats as a terrorist regional power than a conventional regional power -- that raison d'etre is all the more reason to take the mullahs out.

All the way out.

Pic - "Iran, Le Choix des Armes"


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Hi. Don't forget that if Iran starts war against Israel - launch missiles, it has consider what will happen as a step two. Israel has its own nuclear weapons and I'm persuaded it will not hesitate to use them in a second. After that Iran will be damaged much more seriously. That's why it is not going to happen so easily.


mauryk2 said...

I don't see much of an alternative to war at this point. Like The Rebel of Camus, sometimes you just draw a line and that's it. So if war comes, Camus also said, I believe in justice but I will defend my mother before justice. In other words, I see some points in the anti-war crowd, but such 'points' don't matter anymore.

Peter said...

Actually it may be very possible to avoid war with Iran, and if my idea doesn't work we could go to war with a clear conscience.

First load up a big mess of cruise missiles. Load most of them with stink bombs and itching powder and a few with pictures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, circa Sept, 1945. Under each picture write in Farsi, those missiles could have done this.

Fire those missiles at every city in Iran and see what happens to the government. I suspect we would not have to fight them, as the Mad Mullahs and Imadinnerjacket would be hanged from the same construction cranes that the gays they don't have were hanged from.

If it doesn't have that effect, well, if they don't care about dieing, I don't care about killing them.