Friday, February 09, 2007

Lets Pick A Fight

A little over a year ago when I first heard Iran's name pop up in, "should we attack them" talk, I thought what most reasonable human beings thought. "What are you crazy?!" I thought that it was irrelevant and hypothetical talk coaxed by panels of pundits. With the U.S.'s current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, having their hands tied, how could the most uninformed person find it at all conceivable? Since then I have watched those hypothetical talks mutate into a certifiable possibility. I have chosen not to presume whether or not Iran is a genuine threat to the United States, however if they truly are the administration is still on the verge of a terrible mistake. For the United States the world stage must be dealt with like a wild, but caged, dog. Meaning if you are fighting one wild dog who has his teeth clenched onto your arm, don't proceed to release the caged dog from his cage. Finish the first dog with your free arm and once he is finished you may move on to the caged dog, if absolutely necessary. The cost to the U.S., Iran, their neighbors and the world would be far too great.

The last year has been like watching a train approach a school bus full of children, reflected by the latest headlines...
Iran's supreme leader said Thursday that if the United States were to attack Iran, the country would respond by striking U.S. interests all over the world — the latest sharp exchange in an escalating standoff between the two countries.
The best way to deal with Iran is to play smart, slow down the pace of incendiary talk, engage in a dialogue through foreign intermediaries and allow the approaching storm time to blow over even if the talks are superfluous. Basically stall!

Now here is the question, is the momentum of a conflict with Iran moving too quickly to be stopped? I hope so.

2 Comments:

At 3:32 AM, Blogger "The Evolutionary" said...

Whether or not it can be stopped--I have no idea. I hope it doesnt get started in the first place.

I tend to look at this in a very simple way, perhaps with a simple mind, but I see Shias much more willing to come together and will die for their country/beliefs in a quick minute. Unlike their Sunni counterparts. I feel these are a people who are ready to sacrifice anything and everything. Let's pray that message gets across to those ignorant enough to continue the taunting of Iran and we never need an answer to...can they be stopped?

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

On of the points of going into Iraq and forming a stable democratic government was to encourage democratic change in Iran. Bush knew Iran was getting ready to go nuclear too. Ahmadinajad knew that a democratic Iraq would make his position a whole lot more iffy and has helped to fuel the violence in Iraq for that reason. I do not blame the shite militias though. As bad as they are, as religiously fanatic and backward as they are, they are only responding to the threat of the sunni's who have never been convinced that they are now a minority and can't have whatever they want. It's a messed up situation. I don't think attacking Iran will do any good for anyone though, but the supply of arms must be stopped and the supply of Saudi suicde bombers coming from the other side must also be stopped. People complain about the US occupying Iraq but the foreign Arabs and the Iranians need to get the hell out too.

 

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