posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 03:16 PM
I disagree. I don't think war between the U.S. and Iran is inevitable. Iran plays an excellent and cleaver game of cat-and-mouse, and yet I'm
fairly certain the rulers there have discerned exactly how far to push, how to put off the IAEA, how to play the game. I'm fairly certain Iran
doesn't want to be bombed by anyone. I think they will continue to dance the nuclear foxtrot and continue to verbally count coup on nations they
perceive as their enemies. All the global players know that to make an offensive against Iran is to begin the third world war. That is why Iran
has conducted negotiations with Russia, China, North Korea, and a myriad of other nations. They play the game supremely, and I have to give them
props for that.
Also, once Iran has nuclear weapons, that doesn't mean they will suddenly go on the offensive. That just makes them part of the nuclear club, still
not necessarily a player. They are vulnerable now, and so they strut and bluff, and world opinion holds nations in check. It's currently a
win-win for Iran. Thus, you can discount (IMO) any "new" items that claim that Iran is planning to attack anyone. No, they can only survive if
they are the attacked one, the victim.
I wish the U.S. and other countries would adopt a seperatist stance. It would mean trouble for much of the rest of the world, but, oh well. I
think there is a slim chance that if everybody has the toys of thermonuclear distruction, then perhaps, maybe, just maybe, they might not be used.
I'd feel better about that if I were certain that Iran's President weren't looking forward to armageddon.
So, I don't think it's a done deal. I think the ball, however, is completely in Iran's court. If they continue to play the game well, no war.