posted on May, 27 2013 @ 12:03 PM
Think about some other perspectives on this.
To better understand, here is a history of Iranian wars since 1941.
Not surprising that there are no invasions or gross attempts at world (at least middle eastern) domination and aggression. As a side note to those
falling back on the Iraq-Iran war, Iraq started it.
Since the Shah of Iran was overthrown (a political friend to the USA), the USA has been threatening action.
In the thirty-three years since the Iranian people overthrew the monarchy, the United States has threatened war on Iran almost without
interruption. During that time, however, Iran has actually fought only one of its neighbors: Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, which attacked Iran in 1980 with
the complete support and encouragement of the Carter administration and later of the Reagan administration. The cost to both countries in that war in
lives and economic resources was incalculable. Since then no accusation of Iranian meddling in the affairs of its neighbors has been made to
Iran feels threatened, pure and simple against a superior aggressor. They don't have a nuclear weapon yet, so they historically present propaganda of
superior weapons to try and dissuade their enemies. Remember the laughable stealth boat or their stealth drone? Or stating that they would dig 350,000
graves for their enemies?
Well this is what I believe they are stating with this announcement concerning their long range missiles and the reasons behind it.
It's a bluff, as historically proven.
Side Note: I am not pro Iranian. I am trying to be objective to the context of this thread by stating some facts. Iran has in the past, supplied
weapons to our enemies and have even involved themselves directly against the United States. I am sure our government is full aware. However, there
are many elements to the current geopolitical scene and at the end of the day, it boils down to resources. Pure and simple. If not oil, then water. Or
land for crops. Our biggest threat though, is China. Their expansionism is unprecedented. And guess what? They are doing what we are. Securing
resources. Iran is a pawn. As is Africa, North Korea and others to distract the Americans. There's a few good books on this, one of them I enjoyed
was "Death by China".