More Rhetoric From Iran
Iran is back in focus, spewing a lot of rhetoric about how the U.S. will be made to "repent" an attack on Iran. This is straight from the horse’s mouth, the Islamic Republic News Agency:
Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said that Iran is fully prepared to teach a lesson to possible aggressors to make them repent of such a measure forever.
It sounds as though Baghdad Bob has changed his name and moved to Iran. Invading Afghanistan to go after al-Qaeda was predicted that it would be a disaster, just as Soviet invasion of Aghanistan was in the ‘80s. Hussein, during the build up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq that led to the fall of his regime (and eventual execution) also predicted that the U.S. would pay dearly should it invade.
Okay, we’re still struggling to counter the sectarian violence in Iraq. Hopefully "the surge" will have a significant and positive impact on the continuing violence there.
The article gets better:
Underlining Iran's interest in regional security and peace, he said that Iran's policy is clear and that Iran has repeatedly said hat security should be established by the countries of the region.
This is laughable. Iran has gone to great lengths to undermine the developing sovereignty of a democratic Iraq by fueling the sectarian violence there. They have not only provided arms and munitions, but also manpower to the terrorist death squads operating in Iraq.
It is clear to me that "security should be established by the countries of the region" they mean Iran, and a totalitarian theocracy.
About the United Nations Security Council's anti-Iran resolution and the extent of its impact on Iran's military industries, he said that today most of Iranian Army's weapons are produced domestically and that Iran no more needs to supply its weapons from foreign markets.
If that were truly the case, then why Iran been buying military hardware from Russia and trying to acquire F-14 parts through clandestine channels?
Their continued insistence on developing nuclear technology is a serious concerned that only fools would ignore. Although they claim they are developing nuclear tech for peaceful energy usage, can they be trusted?
It was not all that long ago that North Korea was spouting similar rhetoric in regards to nuclear technology that the U.S. gave them, accepting Kim Jong Il at his word (which we know what that’s worth) that the North Koreans would not use it to develop nuclear weapons.
Iran poses an even greater threat in this space, as they have been funneling weapons and funding to numerous terrorist organizations, most notably Hezbollah. They do not have to develop a nuke that has to be delivered via missile when terrorist groups will gladly do the job for them.
Despite its claims to the contrary, Iran is currently the biggest threat to peace and security in the region. It continues to fuel sectarian violence in Iraq as well as equipping, funding and training Hezbollah in its continued war on Israel. Who in their right mind would trust such a regime?