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#1 Rising Iran is likely to stay on the strategic defensive vee US-Israel + do nothin unless you-know-what hits the fan between the local Govts. + their respective Shia communities - in the meantime, while its LR mil capabilities improve Iran's focii remains directed at Central Asia, AFPAK, eastern Indian Ocean, + of course Syria.
AFAIS THE PROVERBIAL "BURDEN" STILL REMAINS ON THE BAMMER = US TO DO SOMETHING MILITARILY AGZ CLEARLY PEACE-LUVIN IRAN + ITS "GOING JAPANESE" CIVIE NUCENPROGS.
* TOPIX > [Payvand News = Mehr News Agency] BAHRAIN WARNED: THE ISLAND SHOULD RETURN TO [ancestral]MOTHERLAND IRAN, or else Bahrain's Govt. risks facing the same fate as Saddam Hussein iff it does something foolish.
* SAME > [Guardian.UK] WE HAVE UNTIL JUNE 2013 TO END IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS | SHASHANK JOSHI.
IMO Artic also read, JUNE 2013 IS EARLIEST FOR OBAMA-ORDERED US ATTACK, GROUND WAR AGZ IRAN IFF NO DEAL.
All the way to the US NIC's Year 2030 + lack of effec reliable unified OWG includ effec reliable OWG Space Defense agz Comet Apophis.
No OWG becuz in 2030 World Govts-Perts are still arguing about everything and doing their absolutely positively categorically undeniably
....@etc. College/Intellectual-best to make sure that NOTHING GETS DONE.
[GUAM, WORLD-VISIBLE MOON EXPLOSIONS HERE].
RELATED REDDIT > XMAS NATIVITY SCENE + THREE WISE MEN/MAGIS > "ZZZOOOOOOMMMMGGGG, ITS A GIRL"!
Aka OWG MADONNA = never send a Man to do a Woman's job.
* SAME > [RADM Habibollah Sayyari] NAVY COMMANDER: IRAN CONTROLS [closely monitors] ALL MOVEMENTS IN THE CASPIAN SEA.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-26 00:48||
#2 Ummm, you mean "Falling Iran" don't you.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-12-26 01:06||
#3 It may be a "falling" Iran. Unfortunately it's going to do a lot of damage before then.
That's always something the 'experts' seem to leave out. It must fall under the 'acceptable level of violence' metric.
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-26 14:11||
#4 Like Hunter Thompson said, when you throw up while drinking, it's all about whether or not you get any on your shirt, pants and shoes...
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-12-26 16:28||
#5 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > FARS NEWS AGENCY: IRGC ADVISOR: MILITARY ATTACK ON IRAN MEANS 30,000 AMERICANS DEAD ON FIRST DAY, vee US acknowledged Iran capability to saturate ME wid 2,500-km range LRBMS.
* TOPIX, BHARAT RAKSHAK > IRGC: IRAN WILL NOT ALLOW US TO DOMINATE GULF.
* DEFENCE/PK/FORUMS . A "GREATER ISRAEL" STRETCHING FROM EGYPT AND TURKEY TO KUWAIT, IRAN?
* WORLDNEWS > PROFESSOR [Hugh White]: DON'T BE SURPRISED IFF THERE IS WAR BETWEEN JAPAN AND CHINA IN THE NEXT YEAR .
ARTIC > PROF. WHITE = ...
- WAR IS NOT ABOUT ROCKS OR RESOURCES, BUT CHINA "CHALLENGING THE US IN THE PACIFIC".
- Don not assume that such a Sino-Japan War would be containable, or short.
* SAME > CHINA CHALLENGES ABE, SENDS THREE SHIPS TO CONTESTED ISLANDS.
* SAME > [PHYSORG] DISPUTED ASIAN ISLANDS [ +
Taiwan, SCS Islands] ONCE HAD A STRATEGIC ROLE.
Whaddaya mean "once" - they still do.
* SAME > CHINA TO INVEST US$1.6BILYUHN ON DISPUTED ISLANDS [South China Sea = new Sansha/Sasha province], HERALD REPORT SAYS, to also include Maritime Enforcement.
VARIOUS MILBLOGGERS = opine that, short of major war, China has effectively + likely permanently? removed Vietnam, PHIL, + ASEAN from any position of authority oer the isles vee China, + IS UNLIKELY TO HEED ANY US OR UN CALLS TO SHARE THE REGION.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA'S NEW MISSLE VESSEL READY FOR DEBUT: REPORT. Type 052d DDG, aka "Chinese AEGIS".
* WORLD MILITARY FORUM > USE OF MILITARY FORCE THE ULTIMATE BOTTOM LINE: CHINA GIVES INDIRECT DOUBLE "WAR WARNING" TO JAPAN AND US OVER DISPUTED EAST ASIAN ISLANDS [East China Sea + South China Sea]. CHINESE ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES "YELLOW BOOK" PUBLICATION DESCRIBING CHINA'S NATIONAL SECURITY SITUATION IN 2013, PARTY-APPROVED "HAIL TO THE OLD RED GUARD AND PEOPLE'S WAR OF AID, RESISTANCE AGZ US AGGRESSIONISM IN KOREA".
ADVANTAGE - POTUS BAMMER + ADMIN, as per Benghazi, "Fast-n-Furious" I, II; "Fiscal Cliff", US-World Economy, etc, suddenly becoming irrelevant due to the above.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-26 23:55||