Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This look ominous for Iran.

The commander of US forces in the middle east, Admiral William Fallon is retiring from his post early due to differences on the way to handle Iran between himself and politicians. Read here.

He does not want to use force and therefore we must assume the politicians do.

There could be a multitude of reasons behind this. He might be OK with an attack but think the US is overstretched and they will likely go in alone this time. Gordo only has the catering corp left and they are on a campaign with Jamie Oliver. He might even think the attack could unite the middle east. If I was the Iranians I would be discussing united terrorist attacks on the US with others in the area such as Syria, Libya etc. under the understanding that after Iran they would be next. Everyone loves a common enemy. Perhaps we will never know what caused his decision.

My thought was that this time congress will not be so open to listening to a tissue of lies and there will no report off British intelligence this time. US intelligence has already said they see no threat so it will be on the politicians say so. So Bush must be expecting an attack that he can blame on Iran and start his retaliatory attack without the approval of congress. I can't see the Iranians being so stupid but there must be ways to push them into a corner.

BTW how many commanders do the US have in this area? Every few months we read about the US commander in the area and it's always a different name. Do they normally change so often or are they commanders of different things?

An attack on Iran is not going to be good for anyone even if it goes a lot more smoothly than Iraq and we don't even have a valid exit plan for that yet. Perhaps they are just working on the assumption now that eventually there will be no one left and therefore after the last Iraqi dies they just move in. I suppose in a way that is a plan and even better it will work for Iran too. After all they are almost the same Iraq, Iran just run through the document and replace the 'q' with an 'n'.

Nothing in his world is so bad that politicians can't make it worse.


At 9:26 pm, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 10:39 am, Blogger Bag said...

It's fine. People can't have enough nice things said about them.

Although I won't be as hot as some Iranians are going to end up.


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