We've threatened Iran distinctly for the past decade over "WMD" and "Nuclear Technology".
It's been stated by Iran that the Centrifuges and uranium enrichment plants are for energy applications. It's sensible that Iran would (a decade
into the 21st Century) want to at least catch up with advanced nations who have nuclear energy. Yet, people don't remember that it was the U.S. that
tried to help Iran become "Nuclear" in the first place.
The IAEA has been accusatory and presenting very vague and 'suspicion' based evidence, all while Iran stays at around the 'low grade' mark of
enriching Uranium at about 20%. They could go higher, but they don't, and have stated they don't intend to or need to.
Our CIA states it has no proof of a weapons program either. Yet, we take El Baradei's trace reports on suspicion as Gospel.
Iran is also a member of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Our "friends" in the Mid East are not...
Check that list. Someone's name is missing, can you guess who? Yet that 'friend' is so concerned with Iran obtaining a Nuke, while it possesses
Nukes of its own and makes no promise to the NPT.
The U.S. is the only nation in history to use an atomic weapon on civilians. The U.S. has engaged in military action in 4 countries in the past
decade. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan...and anecdotal evidence of "Black Ops" operations in other nations. We are "aggressive"....and we have
Israel has engaged in war/conflict 3 times this decade. The second Intifada, the Lebanon War of 2006 (massacre) and "Operation Cast Lead" (massacre)
Israel is aggressive....and Israel has nukes.
Russia (not as U.S.S.R) and Iran have attacked nobody or been involved with State sponsored war within the last decade. Only the South Ossetia
incident which was an attack ON Russia as video and local Ossetian and Russian testimony has proven,.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Russia and Iran have business alliances and 'protection' treaties through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
Also on that list for those that don't know is CHINA.
Here's the deal. Iran has been threatened with Sanctions and literal BLOCKADES from the U.S. It has been threatened by both the U.S. and ISRAEL with
military force. (Israel directly and U.S. with "no option off the table")
We have conducted 'games' near or inside the Straight of Hormuz, which is playing with fire. The U.S. won't THINK of blockading ships or commerce
until it thinks it can "take on the opposition". So far we're posturing.
BUT what upped the ante were the recent HITS on Nuclear Scientists inside Iran. The entire world knows it had to be an Op involving Israel, the U.S.
or someone like MI-6 on our behalves.
Russia has chimed in recently with a few higher staff members reiterating the fact that an attack on Iran is basically an attack on Russia which could
be a proxy 'attack' on China.
China are debt holders and the largest trading partners to the U.S. China became one of the largest trading partners to Russia as of 2011 (recently)
there's a lot of 'interest' there, and it get's bigger every year. Iran is still only an "observer" in the WTO (World Trade Organization) though
Russia SEES Iran as an "ally" in the Mid East, almost the way U.S. sees Israel as an "ally" (Although the U.S. and Israel have no formal
A direct state sponsored attack by U.S. or Israel on Iran would mean WW3 and we are almost as close to that line as we have ever been. If a covert
operation goes wrong or miscommunication happens off Iran's coasts near Iranian waters, it's WW3.
The U.S. and Israel are pushing the line and if they (we) expect to come out of this unharmed we're delusional. If Russia itself takes us on, we're
done. If Iran and Russia take us on, we're done. If Russia, Iran, and China take us on, we're extinct. We're about as close to that line as one can