In what seems like a case of deja vu, US Diplomats have been ordered to compile a dossier, detailing Iran’s violations of international law that could be used to justify military strikes on Iran. Members of the US secretariat in the United Nations were apparently asked last month to start “searching for things that Iran has done wrong.” I find this ironic, considering that the US Administration completely ignored the UN & world opinion when it broke international laws itself & invaded Iraq.
At the same time, Australia, Britain and Israel have “expressed interest” in a US campaign to launch “surgical” bombing raids on Iran targeting the Revolutionary Guard facilities, one of the US’s leading investigative reporters, Seymour Hersh, reported. Hersh details how the US is making plans for a strike on Iran, beefing up intelligence resources within the CIA and shifting its rhetorical campaign in a bid to win support from the American people should the strikes proceed. Hersh says the US Administration has stopped trying to justify the campaign on the basis of curtailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, to redefining the war in Iraq as a strategic battle.
These developments are indeed gravely serious to the stability of the Middle East & the world as a whole. If they think the invasion of Iraq has turned out badly, wait till they disturb the hornets nest of Iran, It’s infinitely more powerful army, the tens of millions of fanatical patriotic Iranians & the thousands of muslim extremists who will come from every arab country in the world to fight the US invaders. To coin a phrase by an ex tyrant, this would be the mother of all battles, which would soon involve Israel & no doubt their nuclear weapons of mass destruction. I hate to say it, but it really could devellop into a world war to rival the first two.
Let’s hope people calm down & the war mongers of the Bush Administration dont get their way again.