Monday, January 29, 2007
US to Declare War on Iran ala Tonkin Gulf
Bush Supporters: "4 More Years, 1 More War."
Two months after the US and Britain dramatically escalated allied naval power around the Persian Gulf, a few weeks after the US sternly warned Iran that we'd jack them up in response to meddling, and less than 100 hours after Bush greenlighted the killing of Iranian operatives in Iraq, Iran has finally responded.
The Iranian Ambassador to Iraq announced that Iran is interested in creating an Iranian "economic area" in eastern Iraq. From the NY Times:
Further, Iran promises to help in the 'security fight,' which in Persian translates as "Ethnic Cleansing," or "Slaughter the Infidel," depending on the contexts. In other news, the Japanese Empire occupied Manchuria and the Sakhlin Islands, dealing a severe blow to the Russian Baltic Fleet at Port Arthur. No, really, when was the last time anyone tried to establish an "economic area," or "sphere of influence," or "protectorate?" Better, when the hell has anyone tried to contest American power so blatantly.
Apparently American forces are so vulnerable that Iran is openly talking about expanding spheres of influence in OUR territory. Good strategy too, because there ain't a God Damned thing we can do about it. W has two options, either concoct some excuse ala Tonkin Gulf to attack Iran (like anyone will buy that), or officially draw the curtains on Pax Americana.
UPDATE: Good Wash Post article today about how the US war dramatically increased Iranian influence throughout the Middle East.