Nov. 13th, 2012

A high-ranking Iranian strategist today urged Iran to consider a military strike against the United States.  

Writing in the journal Foreign Affairs, he revealed that "for several years now, Iranian pundits and policymakers have been debating whether Iran should attack the United States and attempt to eliminate its oil refineries."

"Proponents of a strike have argued that the only thing worse than military action against the United States would be a United States capable of devastating the environment with hydraulic fracturing.  Critics, meanwhile, have warned that such a raid would likely fail and, even if it succeeded, would spark a full-fledged war.  They have urged Iran to rely on nonmilitary options, such as protocols, treaties, and appeals to corporate consciences.  Fearing the costs of a bombing campaign, most critics maintain that if these other tactics fail to impede Washington's progress, the world should simply learn to live with rising sea levels, overpopulation, extreme weather, famines, droughts and wars."

Read more... )

Profile

the_new_scriblerus_club

January 2013

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
1314 1516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 24th, 2017 01:15 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios