Pointing The Way To War?

Iran has not been in the news much these day…the silly season is on the Russia thing and the new health care mash up…..but deep beneath the news these days is Iran and the direction that the president in his “wisdom” is traveling.

There has been triggers that are pointing to a coming war with Iran…..

The long-simmering conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war. The battlefield is the desert expanse of eastern Syria where civil war has raged for the last five years. Tehran wants to keep U.S. forces out of the area, while Washington wants to use the region to wage war against Iran’s ally, Syria.

After 15 years of unsuccessful war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration is pursuing a policy of “regime change” in Iran that might lead to a third U.S. ground war in the Middle East since 2001.

Restraint is breaking down. While President Obama resisted U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war, Trump has approved it. While Obama pursued dialog with Iran, Trump has embraced the new Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who laid down his country’s new, harsher line in April. ‘We will not wait until the battle is in Saudi Arabia,” he said, “but we will work so the battle is there in Iran.”

Source: 6 Trigger Points: How the Conflict Between the United States and Iran Is Fast Escalating Toward War | Alternet

The rhetoric is picking up to the point that makes war with Iran a likelihood….the defense build-up points to something big brewing…..Afghanistan would make a good platform to launch an attack on Iran and we are slowly building the troop levels and ordinance up…..will calmer heads prevail?

Not in this admin….calm heads is the furthest thing from reality…….war is coming…..are you ready for more death and destruction?

The only nation that would benefit from such a war would be Israel….but it would only be short lived until they, Israel, can invent a new foe……a new threat.

The losers as always will be the American people and society.

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6 thoughts on “Pointing The Way To War?

  1. Can’t beat the Afghans, why not try Iran? They will keep going until they beat someone, even if it’s only somewhere like Grenada again.

    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Sorry, but, I had to chuckle over the title, even though it fits the content…. Humans don’t need any pointers to find a war; we carry them with us wherever we go….

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. Regime change in Iran is the thoughts of a fool! We overthrew their democratic leader in 1953 and, then, had a failed raid their about 35 years ago. By the way, the father of the Shah, who you and I knew of, was probably not a nice guy, and the Shah was a brutal dictator.

    BUT, the Shah and his wife were educated in the West, as at home in new York or Paris, as they were in Tehran. But hey, they spoke English and French, as well as Farsi; so, they were great people. Just not nice people where it counts–AT HOME!

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