Monday, September 3, 2007

The Next Quagmire

From TruthDig, Here
"... U.S. Undersecretary of State R. Nicholas Burns was rather blunt about the deal. He told the International Herald Tribune that the arms package “says to the Iranians and Syrians that the United States is the major power in the Middle East and will continue to be and is not going away.”
"... It is not hard to imagine what will happen. Iranian Shahab-3/Shahab-4 missiles, which cannot reach the United States, will be launched at Israel, as well as American military bases .. in Baghdad. Expect massive American casualties, especially in Iraq, where Iranian agents and their Iraqi allies will be able to call in precise coordinates. The Strait of Hormuz will be shut down.. Chinese-supplied C-801/C-802 anti-shipping missiles will target U.S. shipping, along with Saudi oil production .. Oil prices will skyrocket to well over $4 a gallon.. Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon, interpreting the war as an attack on all Shiites, will fire rockets into northern Israel. Israel, already struck by missiles from Tehran, will begin retaliatory raids on Lebanon and Iran. Pakistan will reach greater levels of instability.. Pakistan could become the first radical Islamic state to possess a nuclear weapon. The neat little war with Iran, which few Democrats oppose, has the potential to ignite a regional inferno..."

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