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Is a US attack on Iran coming?

  1. May 28, 2008 #1

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    According to Asia Times the stage is set for a US attack within the next two months. The author cited an unnamed retired career diplomat and claims that Senators have been briefed on the upcoming attack. If this happens, I foresee counter-attacks in the region, deepening instability in Iraq, a revitalized Al Qaeda, and likely $20/gallon gasoline.
    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JE28Ak01.html
     
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    Well, how about the other way around? I have been recently been warned that all the Shi'ite women and children have all disappeared from my region in preparation for a possible attack...... Either way, it is pretty scary for the US......
     
  4. May 28, 2008 #3

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    I have the feeling that if Bush tried to attack another country right now, the people would find a way to replace him long before his tenure expires.

    - Warren
     
  5. May 28, 2008 #4

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    Ms Music, are you in the ME?
     
  6. May 28, 2008 #5

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    And have him replaced by the puppetmaster whose hand is up Bush's backside? Sounds messy, unless both are impeached together. Then President Pelosi would be the first female commander-in-chief.
     
  7. May 28, 2008 #6
    I think an abrupt event has to occur in order for the US to attack Iran. Maybe another terrorist bombing?
     
  8. May 28, 2008 #7

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    Reported here as an untrue story: http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Senators_say_report_of_planned_US_0528.html
     
  9. May 28, 2008 #8

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    Thanks DH! I hope that your source is correct. We don't need more killing.
     
  10. May 28, 2008 #9
    Sorry, what do you mean by the ME? (I am not very good at acronyms)
     
  11. May 28, 2008 #10

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    Middle East -- sorry, my bad!

    I've heard (just on blogs, so consider the source) that in Tehran there is a lot of unease. People are scared that we will bomb them.

    I hope the report in the OP isn't true!
     
  12. May 28, 2008 #11
    I never even heard of the 'Asia Times' before you posted this.
     
  13. May 28, 2008 #12
    No, I am in the US.
     
  14. May 28, 2008 #13

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    I try to keep abreast of stories in the foreign press because the press in the US are pretty timid about some subjects, plus I like to get the viewpoints of people abroad, especially in regard to US policies.
     
  15. May 28, 2008 #14
    Yeah, but normally its anti-US garbage.
     
  16. May 28, 2008 #15

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    Anti-US garbage? Is it possible that people in China, India, Russia, England, Turkey, South Africa, etc, etc, might have some views that are well-founded, honest and worthy of our attention? The conglomerates that run the US media machine don't have a lock on truth, nor on objectivity.
     
  17. May 28, 2008 #16
    It depends on who says it. Id trust something like the BBC. But not any ole asian online newspaper. They may be big, I dont know. But I never heard of them before. Online papers are all over the place.

    I've never even heard of Muhammad Cohen, the author.

    I did a quick google on him and got this:

    That being said, he seems to be pretty credible.
     
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  18. May 28, 2008 #17

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    The Asia Times is not a reliable source of news. However, they do have a great critique of that new capitalist/western philosopy propaganda film that topped the box office last weekend: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/JE24Dj01.html

    Don't they republish that Bush-Is-Going-To-Attack-Iran article about once a month, or am I just having deja vu?

    [edit] ehh, the deja vu comes from the fact that you've started similar threads before. It hasn't gotten more true since the last few:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=221398&highlight=Iran
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=188070&highlight=Iran
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=150141&highlight=Iran
     
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  19. May 28, 2008 #18

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    Yes, his lack of political capital is one of the many reasons why this just isn't in the realm of possibility.
     
  20. May 28, 2008 #19

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    Not too credible if he doesn't check sources.
     
  21. May 28, 2008 #20

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    We may never know if he didn't check his sources, or if his sources were either misinformed or if they recanted on the release of the story. Perhaps he will give us the back-story in the near future to clear this up.
     
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