posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 04:47 PM
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by princeofpeace
Well you know what they say War is he double toothpicks!
Its not my fault though I am not running Israel or Iran or advocating a war. I sure would like to understand better why some people are so anxious to
have one considering the lives and dollars it is bound to cost.
Maybe if people learned to ask more clarifying questions and keep upgrading their questions until they got answers they were comfortable with there
would be no need for war ever?
I agree with your sentiment entirely. Personally, as I have said in the past, hopefully, level heads prevail on this one! All hell will most certainly
entail any incursion by the US and it's allies or Israel by itself. The Iranian will shut down the straights of Hormuz in an instant as result of any
strike (it is pretty narrow through there and they will most likely laden the straight with debris and landmines making navigation nearly impossible).
Hamas will take it as a green light to attack Israel with funding and increased financial support from the Islamic Republic. Hezbollah will continue
it's attacks that ended in 2006. Syria is the only wild card at the moment but it stands to reason that they will side with the Iranians. The Mahdis
will continue the insurgency in Iraq against the US and the Sunnis. The fragile government of Iraq will be shaken to the core with the wanton
violence and quite possibly disbanded in the commotion. Iran will attempt to occupy the south of Iraq because of Shia sympathizers in that region. The
list is endless with possible outcomes from such an assault but most assuredly it will rock every nation involved to the the core and quite possibly
Personally, I fear what will happen to the international oil market. Prices will skyrocket! That is truly terrifying and economically devastating to
the West, who albeit, are still suffering an economic mortal wound from the previous year. However, if Iran poses an imminent threat to nations in the
region with verifiable sources, perhaps a third party inspection by someone not associated as an ally of the US and Israel, and their finding
corroborates with the findings by the IAEA, the UN, and validates the concerns of Israel, France, the UK, and the US; then by all means levy a
response. What that response will be is up to the nation being threatened. However, transparency is a must on this one, because if the politicians get
this one wrong it will be a travesty and a crap storm of epic proportions, considering the murky nature surrounding the assault and occupation of Iraq
and Saddam Hussein's elusive weapons of mass destruction program. Hopefully, level heads prevail! I think there is enough carnage going around at the
moment and to add another nightmare is crazy!
[edit on 26-9-2009 by Jakes51]