It’s only natural to assume that it’s going to happen – especially if the Assad regime in Syria goes down.
In fact, it is widely perceived as something that Ahmadinejad and Khamenei want. It would solidify religious and nationalist support within Iran and earn support for them from countries hostile to the US.
And, it’s hard to believe that the US Navy could effectively keep the Strait of Hormuz open to tanker traffic. It doesn’t take much to sink a tanker, and the shipping lane is only six miles wide.
Why, I could close the Strait with twelve Katyusha rockets and a rusty pickup truck.
Regional chaos might count as a win for the mullahs
By Reza Kahlili, The Washington Times
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Iran’s tyrannical leaders, determined to make the Islamic regime a nuclear-armed state, are preparing for war. That’s exactly what the United States and Israel might have to deliver, and soon. @-Text.rag:Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the Revolutionary Guards in May to speed up the regime’s nuclear-bomb program and arm its missiles with nuclear warheads. Now, sources reveal, Ayatollah Khamenei has ordered the guards to prepare for war.
In a recent meeting of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, it was decided that the possibility of an attack by Israel or America in 2012 is real and that the country’s forces need to prepare several contingencies for war. It also was concluded that in case of war, the regime could be victorious, though the cost would be high, but it would emerge as the one and only champion of the Islamic cause in the world.
The radicals ruling Iran have long believed that obtaining the nuclear bomb will make them untouchable and will facilitate the expansion of the Islamic movement in the region and the world in bringing the West to its knees. They also have concluded that because of the troubles in the world’s economy and financial troubles in America, even a limited confrontation with America would benefit the Islamic regime.
Just as Hezbollah outfought Israel in the 2006 war, Iran can claim victory against the U.S. in such a conflict, which could include attacking Israel from several fronts. But the real prize for the criminal mullahs would be that it would help the regime bring down the monarchy in Bahrain, create instability in Saudi Arabia and, most important, help the Islamists in Egypt undermine military rule. All this would occur by inciting uprisings for a war of Islam against infidels and Zionists.
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