From No Pasaran
Robert Tracinski adds that
the real war in Iraq [is] not the war against Sunni terrorists, but the Cold War against Iran for control of Southern Iraq. The bad news is that the US and Britain have been evading the necessity of this war for the past two years. The good news is that the issue is now too obvious to be evaded--and there is some hope that we might do something to stop the Iranian takeover.
…The basic strategic error of the Bush administration in Iraq is not that it has been too ambitious, but that it has thought too small, trying to deal with Iraq in isolation without realizing that this is a regional war where our targets must include Syria and, first and foremost, the largest state sponsor of terrorism: Iran.
Instead, the administration is trying to confront Iran only through futile UN negotiations and an ineffective attempt to impose sanctions (for the latest on this, see [here]). Meanwhile, aside from backing Shiite militias in Southern Iraq, the Iranian regime seems to be preparing to provoke a larger regional war with the US--a strategy spelled out by Amir Taheri in today's New York Post.
Hat tip: TomP
Now the ball is back in Iran's court. Will it follow through with its threats to retaliate on those nations that voted for the resolution?
Will it indeed?
I suspect, they will continue to verbally circle jerk the "international community" while building their nuclear arsenal apace. Remember, not only does it intimidate the world, but more importantly it keeps their people, the Iranian people, in their place. AFRAID - which I believe is their objective.
UPDATE: September 25th, 5:34pm
Iran rejects UN atomic agency resolution as
Canada.com Sun, 25 Sep 2005 8:46 AM PDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran said Sunday that a resolution approved by the UN nuclear watchdog agency that could possibly lead to Security Council sanctions is "illegal and illogical" and orchestrated by the United States.
Illegal? Illogical? .......................Illogical? Only if you value Human Life.................and of course "orchestrated by the United States" where we value human life. Sheesh.
meanwhile back in Hades.............
"Bushehr nuclear power plant to commence work in eight months", published by the Iranian newspaper Sharq website on 21 September Finally after eight years of anticipation the Bushehr atomic power plant will commence work in an experimental way in April 2006.
and note comment from Holland to Kurdistan blog;
Iran is currently expanding control in South, Central Iraq and Kurdistan. They built up a private army and foothold in Iraq and Kurdistan, with intelligence elements, militia's, indoctrinated Iranian families/students/scholars/teachers/clergymen and agents also they also rent and buy homes, apartments, stores, warehouses, bookstores, mosques, restaurants, gas stations for residence and employment.