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DOMINO THEORY REVISITED: STRIKE IRAN, WATCH PAKISTAN AND TURKEY FALL

 
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DOMINO THEORY REVISITED: STRIKE IRAN, WATCH PAKISTAN AND TURKEY FALL
"The USA is operating as if it really is an unchallenged superpower. What kind of superpower has increasing poverty, homelessness, unemployment and can't even rebuild one of its premier cities-New Orleans--after a hurricane? What kind of superpower refuses to make concessions, to negotiate and treats other nations like China and Russia as inferior entities? What nation is the Paper Tiger now? It never had to be this way."


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April 24, 2006



Domino Theory Revisited

Strike Iran, Watch Pakistan and Turkey Fall



By JOHN STANTON



"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."

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Just when it seemed unlikely that domestic and international events would unfold to test an already incompetent US government, along comes the acceleration of the movement to destroy Iran. That effort has been well documented over the past few years in scores of articles and position papers from the usual suspects in the media, think-tanks, and the Net. What's missing in that coverage, though, is an understanding of the consequences of such an action, or consequence management in Pentagon parlance. More's the pity in this discussion, comes the knowledge that the majority of Americans who are calling for military action-from all strata of society--do so as if they were casually ordering a pizza from Dominoes. Just pick-up the cellphone and, while salivating, order the Iranian War Special. Sit back and enjoy the pizza while watching the war coverage on television and gruesome videos on the Net. Oooo ... Ahhh, look at that Specter Gunship at work! Whoa! Look at those body parts flying around. Pass me another piece of pizza!



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Domino theory----www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=53825&page=5&pp=​20
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ADDENDUM:


""What Iran can do is considerable...""


www.antiwar.com/ips/naqvi.php?articleid=8896 [link to www.antiwar.com]

April 25, 2006


Pakistan Stressed by US Designs on Iran


by M.B. Naqvi


KARACHI - As the crisis around Iran over its alleged nuclear ambitions assumes an ugly shape, Pakistan finds itself once again under enormous political pressure because of aggressive United States policy toward a Muslim country in its immediate neighborhood.

Already, the Pakistan government is under fire from powerful Islamist groups and political parties for supporting the U.S.-led "war on terror" in Afghanistan, especially in the border areas of Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP).

And now the U.S. is pressing both Pakistan and India to forgo the economically advantageous Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project and think of other ways of meeting their energy requirements.

Already the U.S. has told the Pakistan government that it can expect funding and other assistance if the alternate Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan oil pipeline project is pursued and the Iran project abandoned.

India is being persuaded by Washington to give up the Iran gas deal, in return for cooperation on civilian nuclear technology. Indian participation in the project would make the pipeline more attractive for Pakistan in terms of an annual $700 million in royalties.

On Saturday, Iranian oil minister Kazem Vaziri announced at the International Energy Forum at Doha, Qatar, that Iran, India, and Pakistan were close to concluding the $7 billion gas pipeline deal.

Subsequently, both Pakistan's oil minister Amanullah Khan Jadoon and his Indian counterpart Murli Deora confirmed the plan, although observers say much can happen in Iran between now and the actual signing of the tripartite agreement in June.

Said Karachi University professor and international affairs expert Jafar Ahmad: "Superficially, it looks as if the U.S. is not capable of going to war with Iran. Considering it's unfinished business in Iraq and Afghanistan, the idea of adding an even bigger country to the list of targets would not make sense."

"But on the other hand, the American administration has piled up strong rhetoric and would seem to be preparing for military action. Some say that the logic of the Iraq war would demand that the Americans take strong military action against Iran also," Ahmad told IPS in an interview.

"Iran is unlikely to prove a soft target like Afghanistan and Iraq and retaliation is certain," Ahmad said. "Pakistan being a neighbor, is vitally concerned and this is a reason why American pressure is particularly considerable over Pakistan. No military action in Iran can be taken without some sort of understanding and support from Pakistan."

"What Iran can do is considerable. It can close the Straits of Hormuz, the narrow neck through which all oil trade to eastern Asia has to pass can be closed by sinking a few medium-sized cargo ships. The kind of new equipment that Iran has recently demonstrated makes U.S. naval armadas in the Persian Gulf vulnerable."
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"Turkish Armed Forces are greater than those of France and Britain combined, with 514,000 men under arms and 380,000 in reserve, plus a robust air force with American fighters. Actually, it's the 2nd largest standing force in NATO after the United States, and 8th biggest number of active troops in the world." [link to www.allaboutturkey.com]

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