Skip to comments.Do not attack Iran
Posted on 04/25/2006 3:14:40 PM PDT by Crackingham
Iran's announcement that it has enriched a minute amount of uranium has unleashed urgent calls for a preventive U.S. air strike by the same sources that earlier urged war on Iraq. If there is another terrorist attack in the United States, you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be also immediate charges that Iran was responsible in order to generate public hysteria in favor of military action.
But there are four compelling reasons against a preventive air attack on Iranian nuclear facilities:
1. In the absence of an imminent threat (with the Iranians at least several years away from having a nuclear arsenal), the attack would be a unilateral act of war.
If undertaken without formal Congressional declaration, it would be unconstitutional and merit the impeachment of the President. Similarly, if undertaken without the sanction of the UN Security Council either alone by the United States or in complicity with Israel, it would stamp the perpetrator(s) as an international outlaw(s).
2. Likely Iranian reactions would significantly compound ongoing U.S. difficulties in Iraq and in Afghanistan, perhaps precipitate new violence by Hezbollah in Lebanon, and in all probability cause the United States to become bogged down in regional violence for a decade or more to come. Iran is a country of some 70 million people and a conflict with it would make the misadventure in Iraq look trivial.
3. Oil prices would climb steeply, especially if the Iranians cut their production and seek to disrupt the flow of oil from the nearby Saudi oil fields. The world economy would be severely impacted, with America blamed for it. Note that oil prices have already shot above $70 per barrel, in part because of fears of a U.S./Iran clash.
4. America would become an even more likely target of terrorism.......
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And we're supposed to listen to the idiot most responsible for the embassy hostage crisis?
I'll take foreign policy advice from President Carter's National Security Advisor as soon as I start taking driving advice from Ted Kennedy.
It's the "big news" with Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Yes, Zbig and his former boss Jimmy know all about the right way to handle the Iranian nutjob mullahs - just do the opposite of whatever they advise.
" If there is another terrorist attack in the United States, you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be also immediate charges that Iran was responsible in order to generate public hysteria in favor of military action."
How about ennui, or just plain pique?
It matches the hysteria of this drivel.
Hey, let's do it the democrat way and lay the responsibility on them. No airstrikes, No sanctions, No more Israel...Look at all the money we will save if we just ignore them! We can use the extra money to plant Hydrogen trees and build a giant pair of sunglasses for the earth and put filtration devices on all the ponds so the fishies don't get sick.
Zbigniew Brzezinski said this in 1978-80; IIRC, Zbigniew Brzezinski just sealed a lovely visit with Iranian diplomats just days before our embassy was seized. Zbigniew Brzezinski said to Carter that Iran was peaceful and would not harm us. Zbigniew Brzezinski and Albright also thought we should capitulate to the Soviets. IMO, Zbigniew Brzezinski is an *ssclown and fully responsible for all this crap. In fact, Zbigniew Brzezinski should probably stand trial for utter incompetence
Israel has a few subs sitting off the coast of Iran. If Israel goes Iran and Saudi Arabia go.
Carter admin lackey and Islamist appeaser. Zbig, that's how you'll be remembered.
What a joke! If Jimmy and Ziggy had attacked Iran in '79, we wouldn't have this mess to deal with now.
Similarly, if undertaken without the sanction of the UN Security Council either alone by the United States or in complicity with Israel, it would stamp the perpetrator(s) as an international outlaw(s).
Pray tell, Zebigniew and that would mean what exactly?
Name one "outlaw" nation. Go on I dare you.
And this guy is privy to our intelligence gathering and planning, or
According to Zbig, we sit here and wait until we're hit. Brilliant.
Actually, lost me before that when he predicted and dismissed in advance that Iran might be found involved in a future terror attack on America. The left has been in a tizzy for years to protect Syria and Iran. Your guess why is as good as mine.
DESTROY THEIR NUCLEAR PROGRAM
FAVORITE OF DICTATORS AND TYRANTS.
INVENTOR OF MISERY INDEX
GAVE AWAY PANAMA CANAL
TAKE YOUR CABINET AND HIDE YOUR HEAD IN SHAME, JIMMY.
THE ADULTS HAVE WORK TO DO.
Israel showed the right way to handle this. At one point, Hamas was losing leaders every couple of days thanks to precisely targeted strikes.
We ought to kill every last mullah and political leader in Iran. The next one that steps up and mouths off about Israel should again be killed. Kill them until they get the message.
I am personally convinced that the leaders of Iran don't mind much if their people suffer and die in war. However, as individuals, they're cowards.
Hey Zbig. Kiss my dupa.
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