Sep 3, 2007

Bush Jonesing to Attack Iran: Three-day Blitz Planned

Massive air strikes against 1,200 targets in Iran; an attempt to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days; Bush claiming Iran puts Middle East “under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust”; inventing a “proxy war against America in Iraq” rhetoric. All this sounds like the manic drumbeat of the Cheney-Bush War Consortium warming up for its magnum opus before departure from power—before the first primary election, that is. Sure, attacking Afghanistan did not work. By everyone's account except Cheney-Bush-Petreus's, attacking Iraq did not work and the almighty surge most spectacularly did not work. But since when has anything like reality deterred the War Consortium? Despite all these in-your-face defeats and quagmires that scream out how American war policy as stinking to low heaven, nope, they are forging ahead with full-scale plans to detonate the entire Iranian—a whole 'nother can of worms entirely—military apparatus.

Iran. Different country from Iraq. Hmmm. I may not be a military expert, but let's do a public knowledge review of facts:

  • Iran has its regular armed forces, comprised of about 425,000 soldiers. Yeah, almost half a million. Soldiers.
  • Iran has its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp of about 125,000 soldiers
  • Iran has the Basij, the “Million Man” militia, with 90,000 active troops and up to 11 million people who could be ready to drop their day-to-day business and take up arms for the cause

If Iran does go on the offensive militarily--assuming the unprovoked bombing of their country pisses them off--who ya' gonna call, Warbusters? The U.S doesn't have any spare troops while forces are so overstretched in Iraq (much less, of course, the right to attack in the first place). Does the US think, um, bombing 1,200 military targets in Iran will be the end of the matter and they can go home safely for hotdogs afterward?

Maybe I should have titled this, “Dangerous Dog Days Ahead with a Dumbkopf as the Decider”

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