posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 04:42 AM
hmm... I don't think war is inevitable... far from it. If there is any armed response to Iranian nuclear ambitions, aside from some air and
logistical support, the UK cannot afford to give much in the way of troops and ordinance anyhow.
Sure you don't want to believe in a world where the powerful lie to the masses... but when the lies are flimsy at best... well I don't know
really... it's a judgement call...
Iraq is going to be a widening issue... I think everyone is sure of that, whatever side of the fence you find yourself... Afghanistan isn't getting
much better either, and considering the fact that the British forces there are getting a significant boost in numbers, this is probably another
inhibiting factor in the likeliness of UK forces in Iran any time soon...
As I have stated in another post... the US doesn't have the economic or political captial to start a full-blown war in Iran... the numbers just don;t
Would the populations in the West rise in opposition to a war in Iran... sure... I was out in London with the 100s of 1000s who marched against this
present war... did it stop it? Nah... and people remember that...
If an increase UK military spending (such as would be required for any more exciting foreign wars) was suddenly funded in a round-about way through
increases in council tax.. then there would be riots!