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Iran has long been an evil government, desiring only to harm America and Americans.  Iran humiliated America during the hostage crisi of 1980 when they held 50 American Embassy employees as hostages for more than a year.  When the US armed forces attemted to rescue the hostages, seven Americans died in the Iranian desert -- our machinery wasn't designed for operation in the destert sand.  That's changed now.  We know all about desert warfare and Muslim culture.  We can, we must, fight and win to assure that peace endures in the Middle East.

The slightest provocation from Iran will bring a swift and disproportionate response from America.  The USA will draft one million young Americans to serve in the conquest for peace in the Middle East, and then we will invade Iran, re-invade Iraq and Afghanistan, and occupy the Saudi Arabian pennisula.  Victory will be complete.  Peace will reign.

January 11, 2006

U.S. Says No Choice but to Consider Sanctions on Iran


Filed at 2:33 p.m. ET

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - The White House said Wednesday that Iran has made a "serious miscalculation" by clearing the way to resume uranium enrichment and that intensive diplomacy was under way with European allies and others about what to do now.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan, traveling with President Bush on a brief trip to Kentucky, told reporters that if the European-led negotiations had run their course, then there was no other option but to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said it was now "more likely than ever" that Iran would be hauled before the Security Council.

Iran removed U.N. seals at uranium enrichment research facilities on Tuesday and announced it would resume "research and development" on producing uranium fuel, prompting angry reactions from Washington, the European Union and Russia.

"I think that the Iranian regime has made another serious miscalculation by their latest actions, and we are engaged in some intensive diplomacy right now. We are talking with our European friends and others about how to move ahead and those discussions continue," McClellan said.

He said the international community had given Iran a chance to negotiate in good faith, but instead Tehran "is showing yet again that they are going to ignore the demands of the international community, and I think that's a serious miscalculation."

"We believe that if the negotiations have run their course and Iran is not going to negotiate in good faith, then there's no other option but to refer the matter to the Security Council," McClellan said. "If that happens then we would talk about what actions need to be taken at that time."

Asked by reporters about Washington's aims in seeking to get Iran referred to the Security Council, the State Department's McCormack said "we still seek to change Iranian behavior through diplomatic channels."

Washington has long said it maintains all options on the table in the stand-off with Iran.

In London, British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for the U.N. Security Council to consider action against Iran.

Iran says its nuclear program is entirely peaceful. The U.N. nuclear watchdog has found no firm proof to the contrary.

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Post time 2006-1-12 07:42:16 |Display all floors
For the reasons I posted on a thread elsewhere on this site, I don't now believe that the US is going on a long march anywhere with Iran.  Wiser Washington heads have, I suspect, now prevailed over the US President's narrow and simplistic viewpoint..

Fortunately, Mr Bush does not wield all the power in Washington and there are factions within the Republican Party who have had enough.

Iran has many boarders and heaps of oil so I don't believe that broad sanctions will achieve a positive outcome for anyone either.  That leaves targeted sanctions both from the US and Europe.

The whole scene has and continues to be entirely frustrating - with the neo-conservatives playing a silly chess game strategy which now exposes Syria, Iraq,  Iran, Pakistan and inevitably Afghanistan  to check mate moves by extreme Islamist politicians.  We now see the kind of regional instability that the Al Qaeda terrorists were aiming for in the first place.  Bush is too narrow minded to see it and has taken the Al Qaeda bate “lock, stock & barrel”.  The powder keg can still be easily diffused but not while neo conservative politicians ccontrol the chess board.

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Post time 2006-1-14 11:57:00 |Display all floors

Iran must be invaded now.

Invasion is the only solution.  Iran's nuclear program must be stopped, but Iran's oil must continue to flow.  So sanctions won't work on any level.  Besides, China imports 300,000 barrels per day of oil from Iran, and Japan imports even more, 500,000 barrels per day.  

The oil can't stop.  To do so would make the price of gasoline spike to $5 per gallon in America.  If it reaches that level, then the USA will have to invade anyway because Americans will not stand for it.  That's why America must draft an army of 1,000,000 soldiers and invade Iran, and re-invade Iraq and Afghanistan.  We'll also need to place troops on the Saudi Arabian penninsula in order to protect the government from the conservatives.  

The current half-measures and piecemeal warring are bleeding America's prestige and its power.  It's like Vietnam all over again.  Only this time, we have allowed a rag-tag insurgency in Iraq to so drain America's power and prestige that it threatens to destablize the entire world political order.  America must act decisvely to assure that the world will have stable energy supplies, and we must intimidate Venezuela into submission if we don't  want to create an invasion imperative there as well.  Pay the grim reaper now, or pay the grim reaper even more later.  America as no choice.

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