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He says America is slowly facing up to the truth that Iran is a regional superpower..
I believe this is just breaking.
Originally posted by whiteraven
I believe he basicly said that the US had lost the Iraq war to Iran.
He went on to say that we can not hold Iraq with British and American troops for much longer and that Iran will simply absorb Iraq.
Originally posted by whiteraven
He said that Iran's trump card is of course oil which would bring the Western world into a "depresion"..and he said "depresion"if the price spiked higher in view of coming conflict.
He said if they wanted to start WW3 they had the ability...via Bio/chem weapons to Israel!
I really don't think Iran would do this because while Iran is run by crazy lunatics, they are not stupid. If Iran would ever use bio/chem weapons against Israel, Iran would cease to exist and I'm sure they know it also.
The al-Maliki regime began to apply the new Iranian strategy immediately. On May 10, al-Maliki and Sadr reached an accord on Sadr City, where pitched battles were being fought between U.S. troops and the Sadrists
Originally posted by WhatTheory
However, some of his points validates what the U.S. has been saying about Iran. Things such as how Iran is interfering with Iraq by providing men, money and arms to the terrorists. So this supports the U.S. case that Iran must be stopped.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
the #tes have gained control of baghdad, pushing all the sunni's out.
that for me spells an iran victory.
Al Sadr attacks at will, and the only reason there's a lull in attacks atm, is because he ordered such, and we all know he goes back and forth between Iran and Iraq, again another Iranian victory.
Oil's current price is making Iran richer and bigger by the minute too...
Iran seems to be progressing as they please on their nuclear work, and the sanctions placed on them are void, simply because oil profits fill the gap, another iranian point.
As for the US?
Their army in Iraq is deteriorating, either due to significant use in the field or constant attacks.
Their economy is flailing back home, because supporting and supplying such a large action across the globe costs..
Im pretty sure they are the regional superpower, and im pretty sure they finished in better position than we did in Iraq.
This only validates reasons why Iran should and will be stopped. You do realize that Iran will cease to exit if they push to far right? Diplomacy and being slimy, as Iran is, will mean nothing when the bombs start falling. God forbid Iran strikes back with unconventional weapons because they will pay the ultimate price. I believe they are smart enough to know this.
(Newser) – Iran played a key role in convincing Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to call a ceasefire in Basra yesterday, CNN reports. Iraqi lawmakers from five Shiite parties travelled to Iran on Friday to meet with al-Sadr, and returned yesterday, right before al-Sadr's injunction to halt violence in Basra, an Iraqi official said.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iran was integral in persuading Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to halt attacks by his militia on Iraqi security forces, an Iraqi lawmaker said Monday.
Police commandos take part in a demonstration Monday supporting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Basra.
1 of 3 Haidar al-Abadi, a member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Dawa Party, said Iraqi Shiite lawmakers travelled Friday to Iran to meet with al-Sadr. They returned Sunday, the day al-Sadr told his Mehdi Army fighters to stand down.
And it's true that much of the decrease is the result of Muqtada al Sadr ordering a stop to the "execution-style killings carried out by so-called sectarian death squads" in Baghdad. But that order came 6 months before the cease fire he announced in August. When he gave that order in February of 2007, execution-style killings of Sunni males in Baghdad immediately dropped by 50%.
The blue bars depict the year 2006, which is when Muqtada al Sadr's Mahdi Army went on rampage in Baghdad. Virtually all of these victims were Sunni males whose bodies were taken to the Baghdad morgue. In February of 2007, the first of the troop-surge reinforcements (opposed by Obama but supported by McCain) began to arrive in Baghdad. In that month, Muqtada al Sadr called off his dogs (the ones he had control of, anyway). Look at the number of execution-style killings in February of 2007. It is down by about 50% compared to the prior 6 months or so. That's because al Sadr decided to cooperate with the troop surge, as was widely reported at the time.
True, but they will be in a world of hurt with no money from oil if the U.S. should put a oil embargo on Iran because of a war.
This is not a point because Iran will NEVER be allowed to have a nuke.
Again, this is your incorrect interpretation of events. Yes, the economy is a little slow but NOT in a recession. This slowdown is NOT because of the war, it's because of greedy banks giving loans they knew they should have.
I'm pretty sure most of your spin is inaccurate and just that, spin!