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deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran will not yield to “useless” U.S. threats from “an inexperienced person”

And now from Iran ....
Amir Taheri:
Abbasi and his disciples in the new Islamic elite believe that this is the best time to engage the US in a “game of chicken.”
“The Western regimes lack popular legitimacy,” Abbasi told his audience. “The Western economy is based on shaky foundations that depend on oil. Divisions within the Western camp, the West’s economic fragility, and the distrust of the people (in Western countries) toward their governments render their side vulnerable.”
Abbasi believes that when President Bush says that no option is off the table, implying that force could be used against the Islamic Republic, he is only playing chicken.
“The Americans are not ready to send a million men (to defeat the Islamic Republic),” Abbasi said. “Even economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic will fail thanks to opposition from the Western public opinion and the refusal of most countries to implement (them).”
Abbasi claims that in a game plan presented to Ahmadinejad, he has concluded that the idea of a major US military attack against Iran is “a bluff.”
“Our game plan shows that any attempt at imposing an embargo on Iran would push the price of oil to $110 per barrel,” Abbasi said. “And if we were to be subjected to military attack the price could top the $400 mark.”
“Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the JCPOA, ‘calls upon’ Iran not to undertake until 2023 any activity related to ballistic missiles ‘designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons,’ the International Crisis Group reported last month

Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

“Recent Iranian actions, including a provocative ballistic missile launch and an attack against a Saudi naval vessel conducted by Iran-supported Houthi militants [from Yemen], underscore what should have been clear to the international community all along about Iran’s destabilising behaviour across the Middle East,” said Mr Flynn. “As of today we are officially putting Iran on notice.”
In the fall of 1941 the Japanese ruling elite was certain that if only America paid a sufficiently high price, negotiations as to the new status could be achieved.

Anyone think another CIVILIZATIONAL LEVEL ERROR is brewing, this time in Teheran?

PS It won’t be a million men. It won’t be 100,000 men.
It may not even BE men.
Not now.
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Blogger Pastorius said...

What do you think we would do?

Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:35:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Sanctions first.

Any other action by Iran, esp against a ship off yemen or hormuz >> military action

another missile test and we start talking voiding the treaty, and maybe selling Israel Lockeed Champs, and accelerated F-35 sales. Or even committ to selling them older B-1b's (which can carry the 30,000 lb MOAB)

Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:51:00 pm  

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