posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:21 AM
Originally posted by pieman
reply to post by tristar
i'm sure there are cracks and infighting in the theocracy, i just don't think it'll destabilise the entire system.
as far as russia and china go, there is about as much chance of them being overly critical of iran as there is of the us being critical of the
saudi's, even if they were inclined to be critical, which i doubt considering their political histories.
reply to post by Donnie Darko
i commend the optimistic outlook, i'm afraid i find it hard not to be cynical. you might well be right.
[edit on 23/6/09 by pieman]
Although one thing that can be dismissed is that preperations and the war drums are beating as we speak within the Israeli armed forces. Obama speech
was far from random and by the press saying it was extending it hand in friendship was as real as me being superman.
The administartion is exactly as the saying goes, "calm before the storm", all indication are showing that the burst in oil prices indicates that
the U.S. is re-filling its reserves for its next confrontation. Israel has been given the unofficial green light to do as was discussed early in 2008.
C.I.A. report threat assessments have stated that unless the government does not change in Iran a more than likely option would be a military
intervention on a limited scale.
Since Russia has many Billion dollar contracts with cheap oil from Iran amongst other contracts such as defense, medical and the space industry.
There are serious complications with Iran which will not go away with a change of government. A change in power within Iran will more than likely
allow access to a market the U.S. was denied in the mid 70's.