Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another war brewing in the Middle East?

Since Iran continues to build upon its intended nuclear capability, its tension with the West and the U.S. has risen considerably. And with that the sanctions are being tightened further with U.S. sanctions and now the threat of European Union sanctions on its oil exports. In response, Iran has threatened to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz through which one sixth or on fifth of the oil exports flow to the rest of the world. And since this is an election year in the U.S. most of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Presidency are going one up on each other threatening Iran with war consequences. Even the current administration has said that nothing is off the table including air strikes and war in order for Iran to stop its nuclear program.

But are we now rushing into war when we have done with one war in Iraq but are still in Afghanistan, Can we still afford to wage another war when we don’t have the money really. And we are still reeling from the effects of recession and now we want to send our men and women back to a war that will only likely delay the inevitableness of Iran acquiring Nuclear weapons. Can somebody read history of Iran and the geography to see that it will take a full blown invasion (and even at that) we won't be completely able to stop it from acquiring weapons. Nobody is saying that we should not make an effort but to start another war in a Muslim country can only reaffirm the Muslim fundamentals argument that the U.S. and the West is waging war just get their hands on the Oil deposits of the Middle East and it is another kind of the so called " Crusade" to destroy the Muslim economic infrastructure. We should give diplomacy a chance and avoid a war.

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