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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Madmen are in Charge


“If a mad man throws a stone in a well, 40 wise men would find difficulty in getting this stone out of the well”. a Turkish proverb

It has been apparent for some time that the US has been determined to attack Iran. Three years ago I was telling an Iranian Canadian woman that I believed the US would attack Iran. She did not share my view. We were discussing the wonderful historic Iranian city of Isfahan.(a World heritage city) I feared for its destruction in an American attack as there is an underground nuclear facility near it. I may have been right.

Since the end of last year the US have been moving troops, ships and planes within stiking distance of that country. Israel (the tail that wags the dog) has been pressuring the US to attack Iran or they might. Now, instead of making the case of Iran developing nuclear weapons (which does not seem to be true) the US administration is blaming Iran for supplying weapons to Iraqi militia. This case is not easily made. (Echoes of the false case of WMD in Iraq) In fact, most American casualties have been at the hands of Sunni insurgents and Iran, which supports the Shia Muslims , would not support the Sunni's, with whom historically they have been at odds.

The Iraq/Iran war in the 1980's was a Sunni/Shia clash as is evident in this quote,


"When Iran was attacked by Saddam Hussein in 1980, it is estimated that only 35% of Iran's armed forces remained intact as a result of a violent revolution. Virtually the whole Arab world and the West supported Iraq. Millions of volounteers, as young as 9 years old and as old as 90 and every age inbetween, signed up for the defense of the Iranian mother land called "Sacred Defense". These were later to be referred to as the Iranian "human waves" as they wave after wave knowingly and willingly met their deaths marching forwards on the battle front. This way they managed to push out the invadors and to penetrate deep into Iraqi territory - That's when certain Western powers supplied Saddam Hussein with the chemical ingrediences he needed for his chemical weapons which he used against the Iranians"

Another point to note is that the US as well as all the Arab Sunni States supported Saddam Hussein in this war.

The most important point in this quotation is that Iran defended themselve fiercely, even putting children and old men into the battle and taking large losses, reminiscent of the Russians fighting the Nazis in WWII. Iran now has a well armed million man/woman military.

An attack by the US will unleash a fierce response from Iran putting American soldiers in Iraq at greater risk. Also, the Shia majority in Iraq, who are the allies of the US will turn their militias loose on the US military. At that point all sides in Iraq will be attacking the US troops.

American supply lines and way of retreat is through the Persian Gulf. In a second war with Iran they will be very vulnerable to attack from all sides even in retreat, which is inevitable, for the Iraqi war is lost. Americain losses in men and material will be disasterous just to get out of Iraq.

The ultimate fear is that the US in desperation will use the only truly "Weapon of Mass Destruction," a nuclear bomb on the people of Iran.

Bush is truly mad and needs to be reigned in at this moment in history!




When Iran was attacked by Saddam Hussein in 1980, it is estimated that only 35% of Iran's armed forces remained intact as a result of a violent revolution. Virtually the whole Arab world and the West supported Iraq. Millions of volounteers, as young as 9 years old and as old as 90 and every age inbetween, signed up for the defense of the Iranian mother land called "Sacred Defense". These were later to be referred to as the Iranian "human waves" as they wave after wave knowingly and willingly met their deaths marching forwards on the battle front. This way they managed to push out the invadors and to penetrate deep into Iraqi territory - That's when certain Western powers supplied Saddam Hussein with the chemical ingrediences he needed for his chemical weapons which he used against the Iranians

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