Skip to comments.An Adventure That Can Backfire
Posted on 12/22/2005 9:16:23 AM PST by robowombat
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Since when do Muslim men ever fight? They intimidate the feeble, the female and the infants to practice their cowardly form of warfare. At best, they are guerrilas--no warrior.
"The Western man today has no stomach for a fight," Abbasi says. "This phenomenon is not new: All empires produce this type of man, the self-centered, materialist, and risk-averse man."
Thanks for this attitude about the US go to Clinton and all the rest of the whiney leftist, do nothing, loser, has-been, stupid, scum-sucking, spineless dems. Bit of a rant there; sorry.
"A brief military clash with the US at this time could do wonders for the Islamic Republic."
BWAHAHAHA! A "brief military clash" without the handcuffs of political correctness we've forced on our military would indeed "do wonders": it would wipe out the Islamic Republic.
This fellow is smoking some pretty stong hashish to spout this nonsense.
If he were to observe a focus group of, say, young American Soldiers, hearing his speech he might be confused when they fell off of their chairs laughing their ass off.
Hopefully this fellow is a hollow noise maker and not someone that the Iranian leadership follows to their demise.
This is laughable. I agree that there is a large number of our population unwilling to fight for any reason, I believe that if America were attacked again, our people will rise up as it always had.
But this "think piece" by "the Iranian Kissenger is nothing more than mental masturbation. Iran will implode from within once their people get a hint of the better life out there.
Iran was once a great and powerful country that produced great philosophers, scientists and doctors. It was a rich country, rich enough to loan money to Great Britain and others.
AS far as their $100 plus oil? I think it's clear that high oil prices on a long term basis is good because it forces us to conserve and become less dependent on imports.
Three points. I can afford to pay $5 a gallon for a while. I won't like it, but I can do it. Iran can't survive without selling oil, not even for a week.
Second point is that Iran won't be making the $110 per barrel, her neighbors will, the ones who have allowed us to park our ships in their ports, the ones who have allowed us to stage our jets and men on their soil. Our allies will be making the $110 per barrel while Iran's national income drops to zero.
The third point is that Iran will suddenly find itself awash in independence movements; arab independence in the southwest, kurdish independence in the northwest, baluchi independence in the southeast, azeri independence in the north. If Iran's not careful she could lose both coasts, the Persian Gulf may become the Baluchi Gulf, while her Caspian seacoast becomes the pride of a second Azeri Republic. How much oil will Iran have then?
That low rumbling sound you hear is the sound of a million @$$es being kicked.
Very interesting. Remember also that the current insane leader of Iran is getting ready to announce that he is the new divine Mahdi, and his brand of insane islamofascism believes in promoting an apocolyptic vision across the world. Disaster, mayhem and collapse are his goals. It's almost a "lose to win" strategy, wherein the world economy is thrown into collapse, even if Iran is hit hard.
That's what he wants. Exactly what he wants. He's insane. See my above to learn why.
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Exactly, you nailed it!
Bring it on.
But we must finish the Demsheviks first...
I agree with you. He is not unique, either, others in Iranian leadership have said that as soon as they have nukes they will use them, because (paraphrasing) Iran can survive a nuclear strike and Israel can not.
You are right, this is insanity, it is widespread in Iran, and the normal threats and diplomacy and military realities have no effect on such thinking. This makes it very spooky, its hard to negotiate with people who want a war, and will be disappointed by any other outcome.
I can only hope that smart people are making plans and checking them twice. Our weakness is not military, its moral and political, its not the ability to defeat someone on a battlefield, its the ability to get up every day and do it again as many times as it takes. Our soldiers are masterful; our pols and opinion-makers are weak to the point of psychosis; not all, but a goodly portion.
This is a dangerous combination; the dangerously weak confronted by the truly dangerous. We're headed for a real ride.
Am I reading Abbasi here or Josef Goebbels?
Maddening - "The Americans won't fight, and oh, yes, Iraq merely proves my point." No, it doesn't. If this fool thinks he's going to lead a legion of fervent Iranian believers in a mighty jihad against the West he's smoking something other than Persian tobacco. He might have had a chance a quarter century ago but everyone in the country knows far too much now.
That isn't to say that his boss Ahmadinejad isn't dangerous - nuclear weapons in the hands of that sort of lunatic are likely to start something he can't finish. And he truly does face widespread domestic discontent, addressable by that age-old tool of despotism, the external enemy. His best bet is goading the U.S. into taking some sort of offensive activity on his own soil, which is patently what his "strategist" is hoping for. And you actually can make that sort of thing happen if you goad hard enough. But sometimes more than internal solidarity results - ask the Taliban.
Amen. Fasten your seatbelt.
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