On Iran, this is the most depressing thing you will read today

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From American Thinker:

I called a hardheaded realist, a Harvard trained PhD who has been watching the Middle East professionally for decades, to ask him about Obama’s Iran deal. This is what he told me.

It’s done. Iran will get a bomb.

They want a bomb and they will not be denied unless somebody stops them. Obama does not want to stop them. He does not want a friendly regime in Iran. He wants Iran as a counterforce to America and Israel. Obama is not a Muslim, but he is a radical. He sees the U.S. and Israel as imperialistic and oppressive. He doesn’t like the U.S. military. He’d cut it to nothing if he could get away with it.

We’ll have to pull our troops and our aircraft carriers out of the Persian Gulf. We’ll lose our ability to protect Middle Eastern oil. The Gulf Arabs will have to cooperate with Iran. So will Europe; they depend on that oil.

The Iranians want the ascendance of Shia Islam. People don’t remember, but when Ayatollah Khomeini took over, he sent Revolutionary Guards to Saudi Arabia and they seized Mecca. French paratroopers had to go in secretly and get them out. The Saudis couldn’t do it themselves.

The Iranians want to take over Mecca and Medina. They want to take over the Arab world. With their nuclear weapons they will pressure Israel. They don’t need to bomb them. They will test a nuclear bomb, they will send in missiles, they will issue threats, they will strangle them economically. Israel’s high tech people will leave. They can do start-ups in Silicon Valley just as easily as in Israel; the weather is just as nice. Investments in Israel will dry up.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    On a strategic level, either the US was going to use Iraq and Afghanistan to hammer and anvil away at Iran’s economic and military advantages, or Iran and Syria will take over Iraq. And all 3 will then annihilate Israel. When they obtain full control of the European continent, nuclear missiles will “accidentally” land in US cities and European cities will be obliterated as payback. Mecca/Medina will be safe, however.
     
    That’s my “long” strategic overview.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Occupy-Innsmouth-ebook/dp/B009WWJ44A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361504109&amp raymondjelli

    Yeah its scary but no scarier than that you could be attacked at a marathon or a bus station or a pizza store or while pumping gas, etc. In some ways Islam has jumped the terror shark. It can only up the game on those who fear them. Islam, Vikings, Nazis and terrorists of all kinds create the very conditions to have those who don’t fear them come to the fore. Islam and the Vikings got pushed back when a group of men emerged willing and able to face them. In fact those men found political and economic power that they would not have had otherwise. We haven’t yet found that class but somewhere right now is the man (or maybe woman) who will trod over Obama on the way to shoving Iran and its ilk back down its hole.

  • Matt_SE

    Two options:
    1) A subsequent administration to Obama’s kills a WHOLE LOT of Iranians in probably a nuclear war. The destroyed remnants surrender their nuclear program as part of the peace. Lots of consequences to this option.
     
    2) We get creative about overthrowing the Mullahs internally. This harkens back to the “bad old days” of CIA coups and such, but at least those ways were proven to work in the short term. This would ironically be the exact opposite result of Obama’s ends (according to the article): a resurgence of American imperialism. Perhaps the disgust with this administration will open the Overton window just enough to allow it to happen.

  • Matt_SE

    Oh, also option #3:
     
    Per the article, “Bombing will only delay Iran a couple of years.  Is it worth it?”
    The answer: Yes, if it stops Iran from getting the bomb just long enough for another administration to take over from Obama.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    I wouldn’t want to be the one leading the rearguard on the loss of Pax Americana. Precisely because it is easy to destroy, but hard to create.