Iran Rhetoric Escalates

Iran’s top military commander, General Mohammad Ali Jaafari, who heads the Revolutionarty Guards, warned of of retaliation against American military bases in the Gulf region which are located in Arab nations. He told Al-Jazeera that if Iran is attacked it is our “natural right to respond” and it will happen. He admitted such an attack would have serious consequences for Arabs since there are American bases on their terrritory. Meanwhile, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mottaki, warned the UN Security Council of “serious and l ogical consequences” if new sanctions are imposed. He promised to reveal the nature of those consequnces in the coming days.

A proud nation like Iran is almost psychologically required to demonstrate a sense of being able to handle any situation. Unfortunately, Iran’s leaders sometimes do not realize their nation lacks the military capacity to handle modern attacks by heavily armed adversaries. The only nation which has invaded Iran in recent times was Saddam Hussein’s army. American military weapons are somewhat more sophisticated than those of Saddam’s forces. It is time to tone down the rhetoric of defiance and be defiant in a quieter tone of voice.

  • journeyer58

    “A proud nation such as Iran, is almost psychologically required to show that it can handle any situation.” The Bush and Co. illegal and immoral administration has chosen to ratchet up the rhetoric against the sovereign nation of Iran, and in Amerikka, we all know what that means for the nation of Iraq. Another illegal and immoral war based upon the false and deceptive premise of “pre-emptive” war. Scott Ritter, the former UN weapons inspector for Iraq, who emphatically stated for the record, that there had been no governmental drive for weapons of mass destruction, said of Iran, “there has never been a workable and viable nuclear weapons program in Iran,” and that the Bush and Co. neo-cons had already decided to go to war against Iran based upon false and mis-leading evidence.” He also stated, “that despite the NIE regarding Iran’s Nuclear Weapons ambitions , “the decider” will announce in the spring, there is enough evidence that leads us to believe that a “nuculer” attack upon the US is immanent, and that we are now are war with Iran.” All for the purpose of securing the free and democratic people’s of Iran and to ensure the free flow of oil from that oil-rich country. Should this happen, there should be an immediate and pro-active impeachment of both president “the decider,” and “Darth Vader,” vice-president, Dick Cheney.

  • Fred Stopsky

    The American media has failed to report that in 2001, Iran cooperated with the US invasion of Afghanistan because Iranians also hated the Taliban. The then reform govt. of Iran offered to end any nuclear weapon development, to recognize Israel and to cease funding terrorist groups. They wanted America to cease attacking Iran, to recognize its government, to end sanctions. Bush turned them down.