1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

I Hope Rudy Will Talk To Us About Oil -- Iran Will Be Decided Before 08 -- We're Talking While They're Building Up Defenses

Reader comment on item: Giuliani's Fresh Start

Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Oct 20, 2007 at 14:21

By the time Rudy Giuliani gets into office, if he wins, we will either already be at war with Iran, or it will be over, or it will be too late because we've given them too much time to build up -- not only the nuclear weaponry, but their conventional, terrorist and allied defenses. After Putin, Qawadari and the Brotherhood joining the Sunnis in Jihad for Iran, who will be next to threaten us while we keep talking?

The question now is if we attack -- can we win? -- and at what cost? (Not that the cost wouldn't be worth it -- but I just hope there is someone in the government making some assessments -- can you blame me?) And what are the costs of losing either by the default of not attacking, or by attacking and losing? (What would "losing' consist of if we just bomb them? Only missing the target, or other types of losses -- like access to oil?)

I hope that Rudy gets a chance, even while campaigning, to explain to the public what the effect would be on us if we lost access to oil in the Middle East. It seems to me a lot of people think it would only affect the "evil" oil companies -- or make it it a bit harder to get to work and the kids to school -- air fares a little raised. What impact would it have on our military defenses? What would happen to our economy and our basic necessities of life? As it is, oil will soon be $100 a barrel. What if we couldn't get to it at all -- unless we agreed to "certain things?" Iran wouldn't have to bomb us -- it's just that we couldn't prevent them from blocking our access to oil.

If it's not politic for Rudy to discuss that -- I hope the press will get around to it on day.

Isn't most of the reason we don't stop the Saudi's from inundating us with Radical Mosques, hate literature, creeping Sharia, tens of thousands of un-scrutinized students etc., etc. -- because if we objected too loudly it might negatively affect our oil and other economic interests with them?

At present, we also believe that because of these mutual interests, and their fear of Iran, that they will back us. That's what the arms deal is about. But will they?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to I Hope Rudy Will Talk To Us About Oil -- Iran Will Be Decided Before 08 -- We're Talking While They're Building Up Defenses by Sofa Sogood

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)