posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by ErEhWoN
Sure. Iran is economically very sound...wealthy. They want to keep that.
It's not as primitive (I don't know what other word to use here) a country as many. In many ways, it's more advanced than even our "ally" Saudi
Arabia, where you have only your very rich and everyone else at the bottom of the heap.
And don't think that Saudi Arabia wouldn't love to squelch them too...for maybe different reasons than the U.S. and Israel. Allies are are strange
thing to begin with, but in the Middle East there always seems to be this "step ahead" thing going on, the allied lines there seem more fluid or
Saudi Arabia is allied with Israel and the U.S. to a point (what that is I don't quite know) and then when what they need done is done, will go off
to fulfill their own and real agenda. Kinda like having someone else do their dirty work then dumping them. Again, kind of like we used Saddam. And
China needs the oil from Iran. Do you remember during a G8 conference a few years ago when China told the U.S. that any disruption to the Straits of
Hormuz, for any reason, would be treated by China as an act of war against it? They need their oil.Complicit or not. Not really the issue. As long as
things are good for them, they're good. But if Iran gets jumped, who knows what they'll do.
Oh and by the way? Russia? A whole other thing to watch too. Seemingly allied at times with Iran. Providing arms, whatever. But Russia has a very
vested stake in who controls these pipelines I mentioned earlier. They're still also fighting for control too and do control many of the pipelines to
Europe and some to a point to Central Asia. They currently have a hold in central Asia with the Baby stans, which we lost in 2005 due to Condie
Rice's mismanagement but which will agaiin be an issue when we're "done" with toppling Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, and get there. So they come
in and out of this with kid gloves too...knowing what's coming.
[edit on 23-6-2010 by ~Lucidity]