Iran official says US incapable of going to war

Sunday, October 09, 2005

"There will not be a war ahead of us. The situation in America does not allow them to create new fronts," Ali Larijani was quoted as saying by the student news agency ISNA.


Now why would he think that?

To which "situation" is he referring?

Does he entirely believe the Copperhead press reports?

War is a blunt instrument and may not prove necessary to effect the removal of the regime in Iran but I would think it unwise on the part of Iranians to make an absolute wager against its occurrence. I doubt that a ground campaign is in the offing but the Iranians would be fools not to notice the noose tightening. They are also fools if they do not understand that a sustained air campaign that targeted their nuclear sites (and, perhaps, their power generation capability) could be sold to the American people.

Have the Copperheads made the probability of the occurrence more likely by the misreporting of the situation in Iraq? Is their lust to paint as negative picture as possible of our involvement leading the mad mullahs into a miscalculation that may have mortal consequences for their regime?

6 comments:

Jamie Irons said...

Rick,

Did you mean to say this:

They are also fools if they do not understand that a sustained air campaign that targeted their nuclear sites (and, perhaps, their power generation capability) could not be sold to the American people.

Or did you intend "could be sold to the American people"?

Rick Ballard said...

Thanks, Jamie. Fixed.

Syl said...

Stern warning from Bush.

Followed by a nyah nyah from Iran.

Interesting times ahead. I'm not saying that with a smile. It's a dangerous world we're facing.

Rick Ballard said...

Syl,

The mad mullahs need to draw up a list of people who have done well by thumbing their nose at Bush.

It wouldn't take much time and it would certainly be instructive.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Is it possible? Could the Iranians be even stupider than the Democrats?

JB said...

They are also fools if they do not understand that a sustained air campaign that targeted their nuclear sites (and, perhaps, their power generation capability) could be sold to the American people.

One small problem - the US does not maintain a Strategic Carpet Reserve.

Oil, schmoil - this is really gonna hurt.