Beyond the Cusp

September 23, 2007

What if They Had a War And Nobody Came?

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Remember this little jewel from the 1960’s slogans expressed in song, speech, shirts, posters, and whatever other medium? We have finally had this occur, except in this war only one side didn’t come. Way back in 1979 and 1980, the new leaders of the religious revolution in Iran declared the war in question. The first volley fired was the taking hostage of the American Embassy personnel for 444 days. The declared war between the Mullahs’ government of Iran and the United States has been a recurrent theme in their speeches, slogans, banners, murals, and been the cornerstone of their policy. Yet, somehow we here in America have yet to recognize that we are at war thus we have sent no troops to fight this war.

Despite the American refusal to accept, or even admit, the state of war between the United States and Iran, the casualties have been minimal. The open attacks of this war have also been sporadic until we took up the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, both of which border Iran. Finally, we have placed our military forces in a close proximity to Iran thus making them the target most readily available and convenient for attacks by Iran. Even though our troops are just across the thin line of a border, the Iranian war is still being carried out mostly by proxies thus allowing Iran to continue to declare this war as preeminent internally while giving vague dismissals externally preserving the status-quo where Iran attacks and America remains in denial.

There have been numerous attacks on American targets provoking absolutely no hard response to come from the United States. Here is a short list of just some of Iran’s actions against the United States and other American interests.
1) American Embassy hostage crisis.
2) Hezballah truck bombing of the American Embassy in Lebanon
3) Hezballah truck bombing of the United States Marine barracks in Lebanon.
4) Abduction in Lebanon, taking him to Tehran and subsequent murder of American citizen William Buckley.
5) Hijacking of TWA Boeing 727 and subsequent murder of United States Navy diver.
6) Iran found to be major financial sponsor of the 1993 WTC bombing.
7) Highly suspect of being a major player in the bombing of the Khobar Towers.
8) Numerous other attacks by Iranian proxies like Hezballah and other terror units.
Another strike against Iran has been their slowly increasing their meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan through supplying both training and more advanced weaponry and explosives.

Even though the current President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has repeatedly voiced his desire for “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” as a common theme for many of his speeches throughout Iran. Add to this that right before coming to New York to speak before the General Assembly of the United Nations, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a major military display in Tehran with missile launchers adorned with covers letterred with the messages of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” draped over the missiles. Much of the verbage, actions, clandestine operations, and terror support by Iran has been principly aimed at two countries, Israel and the United States. The major difference between these two targets is that Iran has declared war on America while simply denying Israel’s right to exist instead of also declaring war on Israel. Maybe we should be satisfied that at least Iran recognizes that the United States is a real country worthy of a declaration of war upon.

Considering the recent accelerated pace of aiding the enemies of America and her allies, it is reasonable to expect Iran to escalate, either intentionally or by misunderstanding, their efforts against American forces and her allies past the point where their declarations of hostility and war can no longer be ignored. At some point therre will be the commission of an act that will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. I do not know when this will occur. I do not even pretend to know what action will be the one that goes too far. All I can claim to know is that this crutial, seminal, pivital event will occur and that the ramifications will have dire and drastic consequences. I am not optimistic about the final outcome and all the ramifications of what is coming, but eventually when you give a war both sides will eventually come.

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