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Reader comment on item: Decision Time on Iran

Submitted by D Mara (United States), Nov 1, 2006 at 08:10

Dr Pipes,

Although NOT my favorite person, Scott Ritter makes some pretty startling predictions regarding the consequences of a US-led attack on Iran.

I'm sure you are aware of his doomsday scenarios and his "over the top" views on Israel and the "control" over Washington which (according to Ritter), they wield. My feelings toward Mr Ritter (and his holier than thou attitude), aside....could it be that his assessment of the situation is correct? Would the US be "forced" to use nukes - from the onset of hostilities? Would Iran attack it's neighbor's oil production facilities? Would Chavez "pull the plug"? Would the world be plunged into a recession the likes of which has never been seen? Would Russia and China side with Iran (because of their long-term financial/economic agreements)?

Mr Ritter's list of (according to him: inevitable), consequences is long and, indeed, frightening. As I respect your opinion immeasurably more than the shill, Scott Ritter, please comment, sir.

Thank you.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I reviewed Ritter's Endgame: Solving the Iraq Problem - Once and for All in 1999, and that was quite enough for me to lose interest in his analysis. I have not followed his thinking on Iran.

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