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Why a US Strike is near

Reader comment on item: That NIE Makes War against Iran More Likely

Submitted by Eric Kossian (United States), Dec 14, 2007 at 14:53

I believe one of 2 things is being done by Bush. 1., Bush is allowing this NIE report simply as a military ploy. If you were in fact planning an attack, what better way than this to minimize the possibility that Iran would be prepared and/or do a preemptive attack.

Of course, there is no way of knowing this is correct until the attack happens or if May 2008 comes and nothing has happened, then this was not a military fakeout before the attack.

2. Bush may in fact have either permanently or temporarily succumbed to the blather from State Dept. Clinton holdouts thinking that 'we can effectively talk our way out of anything...and besides our missle protection system we are building is so good that we can shoot down any missile they fire anyway'.

I think this is the more plausible, especially given what has happened with falling into line with Saudi proposals to solve the Palestinian conflict...which, in fact, just excellerates the problem. There will be no peace in the Israeli situation until Israel is eliminated because that is the only thing the Islamists from all the surrounding countries want...anything else is just a temporary solution. While I am on the subject, the best temporary solution that is sustainable over the long term is aggressive Israeli & US intervention and occupation. (I didn't say policitically popular, just effective)

Case in point, look at the number of incidents from Gaza since Israel left...3500 small rockets....these rocket attacks did not exist while Israel occupied Gaza. Also look at Lebanon.....during the time Israel occupied Lebanon peace reigned, as soon as they left the trouble started and sson resulted in last years war against Israel.


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