02 September 2007
America gears up to attack Iran
The Americans are planning a three day series of terror raids on Iran, with the obvious aim destroying the country's entire infrastructure. The idea seems to be that whatever attacks the Americans mount, the Iranian response is going to be the same, so why not destroy the whole country and leave them with a generation's worth or rebuilding to do?
The obvious Iran response, which is to blockade the Straights of Hormuz, and unleash friendly militias, has already been war-gamed, and the Americans think that by releasing their 60-day emergency oil reserves, they can make up the loss of Iranian oil to the rest of the world, and prevent prices from spiralling. However, the report did not state what they were able to do to save their army in Iraq if the Iranians decided to make common cause with the Iraqis.
To make matter worse, the Democrats who control Congress have not reigned in the Chimp, still less put a stop to his adventure in Iraq by cutting off his funding. The Chimp has nothing to fear from that quarter.
The situation is still unclear, but from a British perspective, the time to demand that the British Government distance itself from the USA is clearly now. It will not stop any attack, but we need to make it clear to London that the days of pandering to this particular foreign country are over.