US President Barack Obama’s plans for Iran, which were spectacularly challenged by Binyamin Netanyahu in his Congress speech Tuesday, March 3, weres manifested 10,000 kilometers from Washington in the firestorm over Tikrit, the important Sunni town north of Baghdad. There, Iranian-led Iraqi troops are on the offensive against the Islamic State in the biggest ground battle fought in Iraq since the Iraqi army fell apart and scattered last June against the conquering Islamist march through western and central Iraq.
For four reasons, this battle is loaded with ramifications for Obama’s Iran policy and the Islamic Republic’s drive for recognition as the leading Middle East power: Continue reading
One shouldn’t dismiss Iran’s remarks as science fiction or some sort of hollow threat with no bite and all bark. The US Military’s logistics in the Middle East region throughout the last 5 years or so has taken a hit as nations are wanting to kick out America and side with the Sino-Soviet axis powers. To get around this, America has had to find a physical way around and has done so to a large extent, but it still prolongs the ETA of personnel — something that can be a decisive and critical factor in war. Combine this with the ‘pivot to Asia’ which has dimished the naval presence in the region and we have a recipe for disaster.
Should an all-out regional war take place, one shouldn’t expect an Iranian invasion, but an Iranian onslaught with tens of thousands of missiles pouring down on American bases — and there hasn’t been any news regarding a deterrance for this. The casualties could be in the tens of thousands, or more. The United States might in fact have the Persian empire surrounded and will likely decisively win a war against it, but Iran won’t go without leaving deep scars. The cost of war against Iran will be costly in blood, politically around the world and economically.
This would also provide justification for China and Russia, along with their allies, to drop the US Dollar and send the US back into the stone age. It’s but one of quite a few scenarious, but plausible.
NICOSIA — Iran has warned of massive retaliation against the United States.
Iranian parliamentarians said Teheran could attack all 32 U.S. military bases in the Middle East and South Asia.
The parliamentarians said the Iranian attack would be launched in retaliation for any U.S. war against Teheran. Continue reading