Iran: The Inevitable War

Recent intelligence estimations have indicated that Iran, the leading member of the Axis-of Evil, has been assisting top ranking members of Al Qaeda with communications and attack preparations. Some U.S. intelligence officials have expressed a deep concern about this issue but they have indicated that there is no certainty to the allegations. Some officials have said, according to electronic intercepts and top secret satellite imagery, that they “believe the Iranian regime is playing host to much of Al Qaeda's remaining brain trust and allowing the senior operatives freedom to communicate and help plan the terrorist network's operations.” It was also mentioned in the L.A. Times that these Intel officials, who reported anonymously, have indicated that it seems like “President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be forging an alliance with Al Qaeda operatives as a way to expand Iran's influence or, at a minimum, that he is looking the other way as Al Qaeda leaders in his country collaborate with their counterparts elsewhere.” If true, this adds fuel to the fact that Iran has committed acts of war against the United States by providing explosives and suicide bombers in Iraq. While we hold “talks” with Iran they are aiding Al Qaeda and are assisting in the murder of Iraqi citizens and American forces. Given that reality, this is what the U.S. should say in these upcoming talks. “The United States will no longer accept Iran’s interference in Iraq and we will no longer sit idly by while you contribute to the deaths of American soldiers.”

It has been reported that officials of Iran have begun to construct underground bunkers that would protect them when, not if, the United States and NATO engages in an all-out bombing campaign against Iranian targets. I hope that we are not dumb enough to allow the Mullahs and the anti-American leaders of Iran the chance to survive. I strongly advocate the immediate launching of massive air strikes against Iran. Specifically at Nuclear facilities, military/communication infrastructure and known leadership houses, offices and buildings. We have no choice but to launch these strikes not only to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons but because they have already committed acts of war against the United States and our allies. There is zero chance that Iran will voluntarily stop its quest for nuclear weapons and there is no doubt that these air strikes are necessary. The United States must convince NATO, which I think has already been done, to use force against the country that is a threat to world peace. You might be wondering about the troops in Iraq and possible retaliation by Iran against our forces. It is a very legitimate concern but this is why I think it should not be a factor in the final decision to strike Iran. A) US troops are likely to be in Iraq for at least another two years. That means if we wait two years to get our troops out of range of retaliation, Iran would have likely acquired the weaponry it so desperately wants. Meaning it would be too late. B) If we wait another year, the extremist leaders in Iran would be safely tucked away in their ultra-hardened bunkers and still capable of ordering chemical or biological attacks against Israel and Europe. C) If we strike now while Iran is off balance it is possible to take out the Mullahs and those in power which would allow for the possibility of a popular uprising that the people of Iran have been anxiously awaiting

Ground forces, unless absolutely necessary, seems to be out of the realm of possibilities and for good reason. A ground war in Iran would require a full effort by the US military and would require our allies to commit (Which wont happen) troops to fight a more conventional war. The U.S. volunteer military is stretched too thin for an invasion so that is something that cannot be done unless the mission in Iraq is given up. However, an intense and long bombing campaign can do the job that is needed to prevent nukes from ending up in the hands of Iran. It could also be useful in that it would decimate the military structure of that country; both of which need to be done. Forgive me if I don’t trust the International Community to deal with Iran. They, the UN, have proven to be a failed organization that turns a blind eye to genocide and allows for tyrants to kill, acquire nukes and refuse to adhere to security council resolutions. This strike, if you wish to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, must be done sooner rather than too late. Conducting phony diplomacy is great window-dressing but what about reality?