posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 07:28 AM
Just because an option isn't "ruled out" it doesn't equate to being "desirable"..... I would agree with RP though, that a war in Iran would be
disastrous for both America and the world, and would be tantamount to starting WWIII.
I'd agree that "something" needs to be done about Iran and it's long history of sponsored terrorism, but a declared war should be the very last
option...especially while we are still embroiled in the last two efforts over there (i.e. Iraq and Afghanistan).
For those wanting diplomacy, that option is pretty much shot. We've double-dealed so much over there, that none of them trust us (and with good
reason, from the history), so our word doesn't mean squat there. The only way to go is from a position of strength, but this does not automatically
equate with war.
As for those lamenting the A-bombs in Japan...they were different times. Wars have ALWAYS historically targeted the civilian population as well as
military targets. Do you think the Blitzkriegs on London, or the Allied bombing runs over Berlin were any different? No. And it goes back WAY further
than that, back to the earliest records of warfare. Only NOW do we have the technology to be more discriminate, and the war in Iraq was absolutely
AMAZING in this particular historic regard. Never before in warfare has an attacker used such precision to avoid civilian casualties. Did they still
happen? Of course, but to an amazingly lesser degree than anything else in history. Of course, that still doesn't justify an illegal war that
circumvents Congress and the will of the American people.
That all said, if the powers that be wish a war with Iran, it will happen, and there's little we can do, for we ceased to be the "powers that be"
back in 2000, when our votes became "just for show"... For those who champion revolution, they must realize that this was a valid option in the
past, but in modern times, and with modern mechanized warfare, it's simply a quaint idea, but not a realistic one. All we can do is enjoy the freedom
we have now to express our disgust at it (for as long as we retian such freedoms)...(maybe I'm just in a bad mood today....