Israel Media Mouthpieces Openly Lust For Attacks And Oil Blockade
Will President Bush deliver the War On Iran that he has long promised, and long been demanded of him?
This report from the Jerusalem Post all but says the War On Iran will be a reality within a year, and it will not just be Iran's nuclear energy facilities that will be targeted, but the oil exports that drive the development of China and supply more than one-fourth of the world's oil-derived energy :
Predicting that Iran will obtain a nuclear weapon within three years and claiming to have a strike plan in place, senior American military officers have told The Jerusalem Post they support President George W. Bush's stance to do everything necessary to stop the Islamic Republic's race for nuclear power.Bush has repeatedly said the United States would not allow Iran to "go nuclear."
A high-ranking American military officer told the Post that senior officers in the US armed forces had thrown their support behind Bush and believed that additional steps needed to be taken to stop Iran.
Predictions within the US military are that Bush will do what is needed to stop Teheran before he leaves office in 2009, including possibly launching a military strike against its nuclear facilities.
On Sunday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut said the US should consider a military strike against Iran over its support of Iraqi insurgents.
"I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq," he said. "And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers."
According to a high-ranking American military officer, the US Navy and Air Force would play the primary roles in any military action taken against Iran. One idea under consideration is a naval blockade designed to cut off Iran's oil exports.
The officer said that if the US government or the UN Security Council decided on this course of action, the US Navy would most probably not block the Strait of Hormuz - a step that would definitely draw an Iranian military response - but would patrol farther out and turn away tankers on their way to load oil.
Does all this help explain why Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Peter Pace, who was publicly opposed to military action on Iran, was removed last week by President Bush? Was he tossed aside to clear the way for the War On Iran?
If you have any delusions that Russia or China will allow the US and/or Israel to not only attack Iran's nuclear facilities, but to blockade international oil supplies, then you have been watching too much Fox News.
Russia and China have both openly, and clearly, stated that they will not allow anybody to attack an ally of theirs as important as Iran, or to take action that would threaten the supply of oil to world markets.
What the JPost story fails to make clear is that an attack on Iran will place every single coalition soldier in Iraq in the direct path of an Iraq wide, Shia-led uprising.
Nor does it explain that such an oil blockade would drive per barrel prices beyond an estimated $150, smashing fragile economies across the world.
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