It never ceases to amaze me how the general public, media, and politicians have amnesia and selective memory. Many historians are naive in that they believe world leaders and their advisers will not repeat the mistakes of yesterday simply because they have been uncatalogued in a history book.
Well, what was the Iraq War supposed to have taught us? We were supposed to have realized that:
- First strikes will cause the rest of the world to hate us and terrorists will plan more attacks.
- First strikes cause civil unrest if things don’t go as planned (war weariness).
- Wars are costly- in lives and in money.
- We can’t seem to tell the difference between civilians and enemy combatants, and innocent people get blow up, shot, or injured.
- Sanctions or blockades hurt civilians, not their rich leaders.
- Wait for U.N. weapon inspectors to do their jobs and find evidence, because we will not find any evidence after the s- hits the fan.
- The last time the United States was successful in nation building was in Germany and Japan. I know, we are not going to nation build Iran…uhm, right?
- Any time the US engages in covert missions to overthrow a government it backfires.
- Supporting Israel results in terrorist attacks. Just sayin’. It’s time to reassess US-Israeli relations. Most of it is based on incorrect notions of the Bible, and hate to say it, but [censored by ATB].
Anyway, after reading some message boards and listening to Sean Hannity for four minutes before I put on Spanish radio, I was so frustrated that many loudmouths are pushing for a “quick” first strike military action against Iran. If we don’t act now, Iran will launch a nuclear attack against Israel and maybe even an ICBM to hit us!
The recent uproar was coming from comments allegedly made by the Ayatollah. Problem is it didn’t come from him officially, and there have been previous translation errors anyway when it comes to Iranians describing getting rid of Israel. The news story was really an editorial from WND, which puts out as much fiction and entertainment as the DailySkew.
Israel has been pressuring President Obama to team up and take out Iran. I think Israel should do what it wants to do without the U.S. Get off the dependency drug.
I thought Americans had greater concerns (such as putting food on the table) than supporting another foreign adventure. But with Iran and Syria and the Arab Spring in the headlines it seems as if we are in for a major distraction in 2012.
If Israel wants to execute a preemptive strike due to threatening words coming from Iran, that is its right (although it probably breaks a few U.N. resolutions).
Internal Iranian politics, society, and religion are HIGHLY COMPLEX TOPICS, and Iran can’t be labeled. Iran’s government has been trying to save itself from collapse and realizes that a nuclear weapon keeps them relevant and shielded (think Pakistan and North Korea).
U.S. should stay out of it.
Would War War 6 really happen if Israel attacked Iran?
Probably not. There’s a lot of bluffing and threats from Russia and China, but more than likely WW6 will not happen. There’s nothing to worry about.