Aftermath: Day 2 of the War With Iran

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:33:09 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Douglas Herman at Strike the Root - Mr. Herman predicts what is likely to happen should the U.S. bomb Iran. Be sure to follow the link to Mark Gaffney's story about the Sunburn missile. [root]

By the second day, the message became clearer: Iran was no longer the pushover of years past. The combined effect of Sunburn, Exocet and Yakhonts missiles striking several US Navy ships fleeing the fishbowl of the Persian Gulf was an unforgettable sight. So unforgettable that CNN and Fox chose not to show them.


The immediate closure of the Persian Gulf to oil tankers from six nations provided a huge boost to peace advocates. By the second day of the war with Iran, with US Navy ships ablaze and sinking, with dire forecasts of worldwide fuel shortages, with gas prices spiking at $10 a gallon in some places, with increasing calls for impeachment appearing in the mainstream media, with environmentalist decrying the spread of radiation from the bomb blasted atomic sites in Iran, suddenly the neocon-sponsored war with Iran no longer seemed like such a good idea.


Meanwhile another sort of war raged at home, another unexpected resistance. The American public, too long acquiescent, took to the streets, took to campuses, courthouses and public squares, loud, outrageous and strong. Uncivil disobedience, a public strength the powerful always feared, had returned to America three decades later.

The White House threatened to mobilize troops to handle dissidents at home, but Keith Olbermann asked President Bush: "Sir, from where do you intend to get those troops?"

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The writer of this bit of

Submitted by Kristopher on Thu, 01 Feb 2007 16:17:53 GMT

The writer of this bit of fiction is forgetting about another part of the US arsenal ... one that congress can't remove funding from quickly enough to disable.

Nuclear Weapons.

Bush does not have enough troops to invade Iran. But annihilating Iran is within his reach.

One should not take fiction seriously ... the results of actions within a fictional work are always the results the writer decides.

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except that some fiction has

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01 Feb 2007 22:39:23 GMT

except that some fiction has proven true certainly in general terms such as the novel 1984. I am sure there are dozens of examples.
Annihilating Iran with nuclear weapons may be within reach of this insane cabal but the consequences would make the word disaster a weak and silly description.

The whole point is even if the shrub person had the troops this would still be insane. Unless the cabal actually wants collapse and economic ruin.

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