posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 10:54 AM
Originally posted by Aelita
Seriously, I wonder how and if Iran is part of this sinister equation. Of Israel retaliates on full scale (regrdless whether it's provocation or a
genuine Hamas attack), will Iran come to aid of the Hamas? All these Shahab missiles and such?
Perhaps, but probably not. I don't think Iran wants war, they simply want the power the absence of war provides them over the Arab world. When the
shooting starts, all the propaganda goes out the Window and Iran likely gets beat up by just about anyone. It is recognized in strategic studies
circles that Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and Israel are militarily more powerful than Iran, but that isn't how things are expressed
in the perceptions of the average joe earthling. Iran's power is only evident as long as their is no shooting, because when the shooting starts, Iran
isn't built to stop a military based butt-whoopin, particularly from the air.
I think it is more likely Israel bombs Iran one day than Iran bombing Israel. Iran's methods are never direct, they support others to do thier dirty
work and play the part of the wounded animal being picked on yet standing strong because that portrait plays well on the Arab street.
Israel on the other hand is very direct in how it deals with threats, and if Iran crosses a line Israel becomes uncomfortable with, Israel will act.
Israel isn't driven by the same capitalistic guidelines western countries are, so the consequences of direct military action is measured differently
than say a country like the US, or even France, Russia, UK, and China for that matter.