Iran: We’ll hit country that stages attacks

I wonder why Iran feels threatened?

Well, this should be fun, don’t you think? I’m sure our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president will do everything in his power to find a peaceful solution:

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will target any country where an attack against it is staged, a senior Guard commander warned Sunday, the latest Iranian threat tied to growing tensions over its nuclear program and Western sanctions.

Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard, Iran’s most powerful military force, did not elaborate. His comments appeared to be a warning to Iran’s neighbors not to let their territory or airspace be used as a base for an attack.

“Any place where enemy offensive operations against the Islamic Republic of Iran originate will be the target of a reciprocal attack by the Guard’s fighting units,” the semiofficial Fars news agency quoted Salami as saying.

The Revolutionary Guard started maneuvers in the country’s south on Saturday, following naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital oil export route, additional muscle flexing by Iran to ward off the prospect of a military strike against its nuclear facilities. Iran has threatened to close off the strait if Western sanctions limit Iranian oil exports.

The U.S. and its Western allies charge Iran is producing atomic weapons. Iran says its program is meant to produce fuel for future nuclear power reactors and medical radioisotopes needed for cancer patients.
Israel and the U.S. have said that all options remain open, including military action, if Iran continues with its uranium enrichment program. U.S. officials have indicated they are concerned that Israel might launch a strike in the spring.

8 Responses to Iran: We’ll hit country that stages attacks

  1. jawbone February 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Why is that sometimes our MCMers (members of the Mainstream Corporate Media) do mention that “all options” includes war, but do not go on to point out it surely includes atomic bombing of Iran?

    Oh, yeah, right. We’re not supposed to think that might happen…until it does.

    Screw our Nobel Peace Prize winner prez.

  2. Pragmatic Realist February 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Israeli planes cannot attack Iran without crossing Turkey, Saudi Arabia or Iraq.

    Also they can’t attack without the big bombs provided by the United States, and they can’t cross Iraq without the safe identification codes to keep from being shot down as hostile aircraft by our Air Force and Navy.

    We are in this up to our necks, no matter what the White House says, and we will deserve everything we get in return. Unfortunately most of the people who will suffer and die will be over there. Our cowardly chicken-hawk leaders will be safe and assured of re-election.

  3. tsisageya February 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Right. Sure thing.

    Someone please stop me.

  4. Imhotep February 6, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Two points. First. If any country needs regime change it’s Israel. Not just because Netanyahu is a madman, which he is, but because the same small clique has been ruling Israel since it was founded in 1948. “If you always do what you’ve always done. You’ll always get what you’ve always got.” In Israel’s case it’s been one war after another. Israel like every other faux victim tells us that it’s never their fault, all these wars, it’s the other guys fault. Rubbish.

  5. Imhotep February 6, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Second. Hillary pretended to be holding a handful of aces when the Syrian issue came before the UN Security Council last week. But when the time came to show her cards all she had was a couple of deuces. How anyone could think that the UN would vote for anoter regime change, in this case Syria, after the debacles in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan is beyond belief? As our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been an abject failure. Her mouthpiece and fellow neo-con, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, should be fired immediately. And Hillary should try to keep her mouth shut for the next 9 months. Becasue every time she speaks the world becomes a more dangerous place.

  6. snuzy mandrake February 6, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    this is a total nit-picky comment. please skip it if you want something substantive. i actually agree with the general point of the post, but i just have issues when it comes to central asia.

    still here? okay, here goes:

    why does turkmenistan get a “US” designation? the others are also semi-questionable, but i guess debatable (e.g. pakistan)

    i believe turkmenistan was the only country bordering afghanistan that didn’t even let NATO have flyover rights to fight the taliban. since turkmenbashi died, turkmenistan has loosed up a little bit and now permits american humanitarian aid only to cross its territory into afghanistan. so while turkmenistan is nominally a u.s. “ally” in afghanistan, its strict neutrality policy makes it very unlikely to be hostile in a u.s.-iran war.

  7. susie February 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    When I first saw that map, it said there was a U.S. military presence in those countries.

  8. jawbone February 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Imhotep, the US could use a regime change, Big Time, as Cheney used to say, and neither of the two legacy parties should be eligible to run….

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