Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Rumblings of Big War

Check out this article. It helps to explain why Iran feels that it is in a position to oppose the west right now. America's forces are spread arguably thin, and they are now also within striking distance of Iran. That makes a full fledged attack unlikely, and small scale precision bombings impossible. Iran also controls enough oil to affect gas prices, especially if it is threatened with any embargoes. So right now Iran is feeling particularly fearful of any economic or military actions. And should they? With other Middle East countries like Pakistan and Israel already possessing nuclear weapons, how hard would it be to unite the UN to take decisive action against a country claiming to want only nuclear power? (ok, I don't believe that either but that is what they are saying)

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