i was going back and forth with ek over the outcome of a strike on Iran in clammyc’s diary. here’s what ek said:
given the current correlation of forces we can not win. Iran closes the Gulf. We can’t prevent this. They cut off our forces in Iraq. We can’t prevent that either.
Gas goes to $12 a gallon if you can find it. Global depression.
Bleak enough for you yet?
BushCo must have looked at the same scenarios… they aren’t going in this to lose it or lose control of oil or this country. Unless they’re going for the rapture. And let’s just say Dick Cheney isn’t ready go to heaven just yet.
So if ek is right… if game theory is impeccable, then what is really happening here?
Maybe the target isn’t Iran at all. It’s a much bigger target: THE INTERNET.
It’s the Dan Rather play… give us everything we need and then, when BushCo is ready, they will kill us with it. They will say the internet violates our very security and if the USA ever wanted to attack a country, the internet would compromise any mission.
Because if we can’t win this war… if it isn’t for the rapture, then WTF?
I don’t know where else to go with this.
But I don’t think it’s good enough to accept any of what’s going on. It’s not good enough not to think it through. This is happening to us. We need to do something about it.
Maybe this theory is completely off base. This isn’t for more comments about outrage over Bush and Iran. I want to know what you THINK about their strategy and what their intent it.
And how do we convince what few people in Congress or the military may still be on the side of the Force to do something? And what do we do. Because here is what is at stake and please, read it and then read it again:
i’m kind of in a throwing up my hands and saying “fuck it all” sort of mood.
except i can’t, because part of the future of our country is sitting at my dining room table coloring pictures of rainbows that say “i love you mommy.”
Ming Vase from tonight’s clammyc’s diary