When Will Iran Start The War?

Posted: January 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

The title is a little misleading. It should really read ‘When will Iran retaliate, prompting the main stream media to say Iran has started a war.’ I just finished reading an article in the Huffington Post saying that the EU has placed an embargo and sanctions on Iranian oil, and the Iranian central bank. It’s unfortunate that politicians only look at one side of it, and never seem to consider the consequences. What will happen can probably even be termed blowback, because when Iran throws it’s retaliatory punch, the media and our governments will not point to anything they did, but call it an act of terrorism, or random act of violence.

It happened this way in World War II. The US put sanctions on Japan and cut off their oil supply, which ultimately led to them bombing Pearl Harbor. Did the government or news outlets tell the people what was behind the attacks on Pearl Harbor? No. they said it was Japan launching a preemptive strike on the US.

When a person has a pillow put over their face and can no longer breathe, that person is not likely to just lie there waiting for death; that person will likely fight for survival. It is the same with countries. Like Japan did for WWII when sanctions and embargoes were causing its economy to suffer, it fought back. It didn’t matter if they didn’t have much of a chance of winning, they were starting to get to the point of not having much to lose.

It is the same with Iran today. We may not want them to have a nuclear weapon out of fear of what they might do with it, but the more sanctions we put on them, the more they are going to try to get a nuclear weapon to use as a threat against others for its survival. The only way to truly deal with Iran is to talk to them, and don’t give them an excuse to start a war or use a nuclear weapon in the first place.

With what the EU is now in the process of doing to Iran, I have almost no doubt Iran will retaliate. The oil accounts for 80% of Iran’s foreign revenue, and without that revenue, Iran will be backed into a corner, with a pillow over its mouth.

If politicians were to just read the book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie, the world would be a nicer and safer place.

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