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The Reality of Consequences of Not Being Prepared

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 9, 2012 at 14:06

The circumstances facing America collectively and Americans individually today are as real as it can possibly get: and yet due to a collective inability of the government of America to get a handle on the potential threat to the American way of life appears to come in a package that is suspicious; however no one want to take a chance on opening it for fear. The bomb squad mentality is to blow it up under controlled conditions and analyze later.

If Iran is truly the threat as perceived by so many, why is it so hard to diffuse the situation with peaceful means? The answer: Iran IS NOT alone in their intentions to create an imbalance in the world in order to perpetuate Islamic conditions worldwide, i.e., shari'a law.

Peace worldwide and the comparable social conditions are at the heart of every diplomatic endeavor; still diplomacy must first be undergirded by the inference that if agreement is not achieved, then the alternatives are then in play – threat of force along with implementation of force. America was chief amongst the forces, though forced to do so because the early American influences of achieving democracy were more reliable than they are today: that is, they were defensible.

America is in actuality a republic, though with democratic tools in place to represent a way of life as foreseen by the founders, though now that vision is obfuscated by altering influences. The rest of the world, not understanding the American way to democracy, are unable to implement it because of all-to-intrusive secular ideologies. It is the secular intrusions of democratic societies that cannot get through the threats such as that of Iran whose Islamic theocracy have succeeded in convincing a world of non western ideologies that democracies of the west do not work as well as shari'a law. Thus, there is the conflict.

Iran is not our immediate neighbor. Those within Iran's declared 'neighborhood' are at risk if they do not heed Iran's declaration. What does America really lose if Iran does achieve nuclear parity in the region? Dependent upon various factors: much. Yet, does America have a 'right' of intervention if Iran does exert power to exclude the American military from Iranian controlled territories? What allies/mutual treaties (besides oil companies' interests) does America really have in the region and what needs American protection? Let the facts speak for themselves.

My personal neighborhood is one that is defended by mostly peaceful surroundings. While I may consider the need to have the means to protect, it is defensive in nature. That should be the posture of the neighbors of Iran; but Iran does not present a peaceful demeanor and that is the problem. And if Israel does have its valid concern that Iranian leaders are intent on following through with their threats, the circumstances being that a state of war already exists between Iran and Israel, if Israel acts on that in interdictive manner, they'll do so either in spite of the current American Administration's intentions or in defiance of the global communities intentions of giving the concession to the 'Palestinian' threat to Israel's sovereignty.

Either way, America, because of her global interactions, will be involved; the only question being is how? Does America have enough global standing left to enforce a conflict resolution in the Middle East after the eviction from Iraq? That remains to be seen. Will a complete dissolution of the 'democratic' leadership of Iraq due to Iranian influences lead to a need to re-insert the American 'solution' into the Middle East? That remains to be seen. If Iran does achieve and go beyond nuclear parity in the Middle East, what does anyone think America's response should be for that?

The reality is that America should already have a theater scenario to deal with any contingency; yet the legislature and the administrative branches cannot figure out how to pay for it let alone how to implement it. Once the initiative to intercede is started, there is no one place to gain any confidence that it can be finished in America's best interest, which used to be in the world's interest. Even that is not clear anymore. Even in America, the Oklahoma woman who was able to defend against the intrusion of the worst kind would not have been able to do so in New York state-where is the parity/equality in that?

How does America need to plan for a defense from Iran? If the political gamesmanship of the incumbent and the potential contenders cannot get it right on that, what do you think Iran is going to think when they make their assessment to move on their own initiative?

You're sitting in your living room and you hear noises of unlawful entry on the porch: do you have time to wonder-should I load my speed-loader or not? It is an academic question if it was not already answered by the cocking sound of preparation.

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