I personally have nothing against the Iranian people, their Religion, Nationality, and didn't have much against their Government until recently. The
Persians have a wonderfully illustrious history, rich in science, the Arts, Medicine. The list is almost endless.
Sadly they have oil under foot. This black Gold has corrupted people. Those who sell it, those who buy it, and those who covet it! As much Oil as they
have it's not the real force behind what is transpiring today.
Iran is presently caught up in and in the way of a titanic struggle between global powers that are vying for the regions rich natural resources. For
the past 30 or 40 years this area was the Middle East. Now however it has been over shadowed by the next arena.
The oil reserves there shrink the gulf states to nothing. It
will be the flash point of the future.
Undoubtedly Central Asia’s strategic importance in international affairs
is growing. The rivalries among Russia, China, United States, Iran, India,
and Pakistan not to mention the ever-changing pattern of relations among
local states (five former Soviet republics and Afghanistan) make the region’s
importance obviously clear. Central Asia's strategic importance for Washington, Moscow, and Beijing varies with each nation’s perception of its
Washington focuses primarily on Central Asia as an important theater in the war on terrorism. Additionally, it is viewed as a theater where America
might counter a revived Russia or China, or a place to blunt any extension of Iranian influence. Moscow and Beijing view the region as a vital locale
for defending critical domestic interests. This asymmetry of interest is
If you look closely at the above map you will notice the surrounding countries. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, China, and Pakistan. Both Iran and
Pakistan are in "Play" We need our bad guys the "Taliban" back in the game. They tend to be pretty smart they don't want to hang around
Afghanistan they tend to die there so they go back home to Pakistan.
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Pakistan pushes them back across the border so we can have our "Enemy". So we can still have an excuse to be in the Region.
China gets a huge chunk of it's oil from Iran. We are in Iraq and Afghanistan. China is desperate for oil
.... Iran supplies that oil! It has
supported their economic boom. Without it their boom goes bust.
It seems a great way to keep in check the power that holds most of Americas dept.
Wouldn't you agree?
And they know it!
The fight with the "Taliban" is not supposed to end. It's an excuse to be in the region to be a player in the future of central Asia. Think of Good
Bush- Bad Cop!
Comes in through the front door guns a blazing. We are here to fight Terrorism! We take Iraq and invade Afghanistan.
Obama- Good Cop!
He will fix everything, Works all the back door channels. We stay in the region. Iraq war is pretty much over except for the occasional bombings.
Doesn't really matter to us because they are mostly killing themselves. "HURRAY for Democracy"
We increase our numbers in Afghanistan and
decrease our numbers in Iraq.
The New Great Game
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needs the oil reserves in the region to either stop or have very low production rates.
Because they will be in direct competition with the future oil producers in that region! Russia's economy is desperate
for the oil revenues.
Apparently Communism was a flop! That's why. So that's their "Piece" in the "Game"
needs oil desperately
in order to keep the growth cycle going!
So they go around the world making oil deals. Venezuela Anybody?
Otherwise despite "Pop culture" view that China is the new world power their economy grinds to a halt without oil. That's Why! So that's their
"Piece" in the "Game"
The US will be a player like it or not We are the only ones with the means to reach around the world and touch somebody! That's our "Piece" in the
They are all unhappy especially Iran about having the US in their collective backyards and they all know they cant really do squat about it!
The games a foot.
Correct me if I'm wrong but who exactly was one of the first person Obama went to see early on in his "Presidency"
I've been sitting here for days, weeks and months watching the headlines and reading everybody's responses here at ATS to this "action" or that
Whose to blame?
Was it the CIA, FSB, Mossad, The Iranians, The Chinese, The Taliban, Al Qaeda etc etc etc? Yadda Yadda Blah Blah Blah
The Answer is YES!
Understand what is really going on!
What about the present situation in Iran? Remember Chaos as you well know is always a good thing in the "Game" Whether they get overthrown or not is
not really important, what is important is that we stay in the region AKA "The Game"
So please the next time you're on a thread and people start flinging accusations at each other over which country to blame or whose the favored
"Super" power or "Up" Coming Global power understand that if you have a car and when you put your key in the ignition to drive to work, school, or
to take little Timmy to baseball practice remember there is more in your tank than just GAS!
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Thank you that's my $0.02
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