War With Iran Tomorrow?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Feb. 11 would mark the demise of “the liberal capitalist system,”   adding that its champion, America, was on the decline and that Iran and its Islamic Revolution were on the rise.

According to a Jan. 28 translation from BBC Monitoring Middle East, Ahmadinejad spoke on official Iranian television, saying that this year’s “Ten Days of Dawn” celebration, marking the anniversary of the country’s Islamic Revolution, would see the “demise” of the American system.

“I believe that 22 Bahman [ February 11 in the Persian calendar] this year marks the demise of the liberal capitalist system.” Ahmadinejad said.

Iran’s supreme leader said the country will deliver a ‘punch’ that will stun the West to mark tomorrow’s 31st anniversary of its Islamic Revolution.

In an address to air force leaders, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: ‘The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance [Western powers] on the 22nd of Bahman [February 11] in a way that will leave them stunned.’

Daniel Pipes is making the case for Obama.

(Obama) needs a dramatic gesture to change the public perception of him as a light-weight, bumbling ideologue, preferably in an arena where the stakes are high, where he can take charge, and where he can trump expectations.

Such an opportunity does exist: Obama can give orders for the U.S. military to destroy Iran’s nuclear-weapon capacity.

Circumstances are propitious.

McLaughlin & Associates, May 2009: When asked whether they would support “using the [U.S.] military to attack and destroy the facilities in Iran which are necessary to produce a nuclear weapon,” 58 percent of 600 likely voters supported the use of force and 30 percent opposed it.

Fox News, September 2009: When asked “Do you support or oppose the United States taking military action to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons?” 61 percent of 900 registered voters supported military action and 28 opposed it.

And Sarah Palin is already on board!


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  1. Compound F
  2. banger

    The US only attacks people and countries who can’t put up much resistance. Iran is well situated to do a lot of damage if it were attacked and the last thing the imperialists need is instability.

    An attack on Iran makes no sense at all in terms of U.S. interests. Israel, on the other hand, may have the power to move the U.S. military to do something insane since the U.S. leadership class is infested with Israeli agents. But the oligarchy would have to asleep at the wheel to allow something like that to happen. Gates, who is the main power-broker in Washington has never been for that course of action and was brought in, imho, to curtail the insane plans of the Israeli/neocon lobby in Washington.

    The globalist/imperial agenda is in a rather delicate state so why would they bother creating more problems?

  3. metamars

    Just strap a parachute onto Sarah Palin, and drop her into Teheran. With or without a translator – Iran has lots of people that speak English. That’ll fix ’em – but good!

    The really neat thing about this plan is that it might save the US, at the same time. Obama is such a screw-up, I don’t think he’ll win in 2012. So, it’s really a matter of trying to get a Republican in there who won’t be the death of us all! Even Jeb Bush would give us more of a chance than Sarah Palin!

  4. Lasthorseman
  5. Jacob Freeze

    I can’t agree with your claim that Iran has been “100% fabricated by wingnuts.”

    How do you suppose that these “wingnuts” altered millions of geography books to include a large but “fabricated” nation in Southwest Asia?

    This vast conspiracy that you imagine must have also altered everything ever written about the ancient history of Asia, where you would be surprised to learn that “Persia” apparently played a significant role in the course of events.

    Did Alexander of Macedon march directly from Babylon into the ancient kingdom which formerly occupied the territory of Pakistan? Was his biography later altered to account somehow for the many years supposedly required for the conquest and occupation of the Persian Empire?

    What were the Macedonians really doing and where were they doing it in 330 BCE?  

  6. Jacob Freeze

    Meanwhile, back in reality, where Iran actually exists…

    The Israeli navy has deployed two missile ships to the Persian Gulf amid war threats by the occupying regime in the region.

    Report said two Israeli missile ships passed through the Suez Canal en route to the Red Sea on Thursday morning.

    The sources said the ships are expected to reach the Persian Gulf within the next four days.

  7. Jacob Freeze


    Israeli media are echoing this story from sources in Egypt…

    Two Israeli missile boats reportedly passed through the Suez Canal Thursday morning, according to Arab media reports over the weekend.

    Egyptian authorities reportedly adopted strict security measures to ensure the ships’ safety. According to the reports, the two Navy ships traveled through the canal en route to the Red Sea.

    According to the reports, one Israeli missile boat already passed through the Suez Canal in June and July of last year. In one case, the Israeli ship was said to have been accompanied by an Israeli submarine.

    Last week, Egyptian newspaper al-Shuruq reported that the US has been holding extensive maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, including some across Iran’s shores. The report was based on information provided by senior Egyptian sources.

  8. Jacob Freeze

    I think that the Israelis are close to the point of no return about Iran’s nuclear program. Likewise Ahmadinejad knows that a gasoline embargo will destroy the Iranian economy and bring down literally everything. They have essentially no refineries! Without gasoline the whole country is unemployed!

    So the sanctions that Obama threatens are an act of war, whether he can enforce them or not.

    “Give up your nuclear program, or we will destroy your economy and dissolve Iranian society into destitution!”

    It’s possible that Iran would have backed off their nuclear ambitions if there weren’t American armies all around them. Look at the map! Iraq on one side and Afghanistan on the other!

    Would we demilitarize if Iran had armies in Canada and Mexico?

  9. banger

    between Wall Street and Israel and I know who will win that one. Besides Israel couldn’t defeat Hezbollah how will it defeat Iran without using nuclear weapons? The idea is laughable. Of course if it uses nuclear weapons we will have WWIII pretty quickly.

    Iran will be utterly destroyed if it comes to war that we know for sure. So Ahmadinejad will not attack and why should he? Here’s a recent article in Der Spiegel that says the Iranians don’t care because any embargo is going to holes in it and the Chinese won’t go along anyway.

    Here is what our new world has brought — because of the scofflaw attitudes of the U.S. and its minions in Europe the world is becoming increasingly “rogue” in tone. Laws and treaties are just paper — in practice 15-20% of world GDP is illegal and there’s no trend I see that will reverse that. U.S. imperial hegemony has local effects at times — but even in Afghanistan and Iraq its rule is not iron — the

    Empire’s use of violence is episodic and senseless with rarely a good central strategy involved.  

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