On March 28 the US administration has plans to strike targets inside Iran according to an official from the Russian Parliament. March 28 marks the Israeli election and I for one believe the US//Israel will try and bait Ahmadinejad (hope I spelt it right!) into saying or doing something stupid should Kadima win
the 17th Knesset
(Israeli parliament), so as to domestically justify a "pre-emptive strike" against Iran (otherwise, they will strike anyway; maybe a little later).
If what the Russian official says in this article
is accurate we are facing a probable Israeli//Arab war break-out and a new turn in the "Long War
" (war on terror's new name
). This time it will be terrorists & Islamist extremists in Europe blowing everything(themselves?) up.
Imagine with current tensions over the Mohammed Cartoons
and accusations flowing from one side to another what a military strike in Iran could really mean.
Imagine the Irani response internally. Militia men on every street corner, Sadr's Mehdi army in Iraq kicking up a HUGE fuss and the US facing a whole new battle for Baghdad... This time with an embedded determined islamist opposition with the backing of 1 1/2 oil-rich nations and their respective militiamen(Mehdi Army
, Basiji Militia
There would be an immediate response on Israel's borders from Jordan, Syria & Lebanon. Not to mention Saudi Arabia. An attack would break the already weak relations between the Russia, China, India & the US.
The end all out-come could be one of only a few things-
including death, destruction and Nuclear warfare.
We can only pray the politicians//activists//writers and everyday humans globally do the right thing and put their foot down and say NO to the rising pressure for an attack against Iran.
I pray today for Jill Caroll,
but today I pray for Iran's people too.
I pray someone will think of them,
amidst this firefight of ideologues.
I pray Persia's culture may thrive-
or at least survive and...
I pray a day comes when Arabian nights,
and Arabian days- are hotter than hot,
in a lot of GOOD ways.Luke(y) - [olivebranch]