Wednesday, September 09, 2009
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says the Arab world should arm against Iran, Been there Done that!
Riz Khan - Nuclear double standard - Sep 7 2009 - Pt 1
We did that long ago! All right I found it. We as you know already upset the balance of power in the middle east and Bush purposely did it to go after Iran. What Gates is supposedly proposing today was already done by us. I had to go back to July 2007 to find the story but you will find this interesting because even under Obama this is still going to happen.
Balancing power they call it. U.S. promises of military aid or arms sales to strengthen its Middle Eastern allies against Iran and other regional foes seem aimed at repairing a balance of power destroyed by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. That is not what is going to happen or what this is about. Supposedly Toppling Saddam Hussein ended Iraq's role as a counterweight to Iran, a part it had played since the 1980s in a Gulf security system that Washington had hoped would contain the rival powers.
That was only the smallest of the repercussions. Toppling Saddam gave Bush the excuse to get into the middle east, upset the balance of the entire middle east as Bush knew would be the case, and set the stage for Bush's new middle east order that has long been planned and he will not stop now. This is still just beginning but it will increase rapidly once Bush has others to fight for him. I had some interesting conversations yesterday in relation to yesterdays conversation on this story.
That made me remember how long this has all been planned, and put the rest of this developing scenario together. After 50 years of middle east policy and not arming them to fight wars Bush has changed that in hopes of getting them to fight Iran and Syria. Bush will be freed to attack Pakistan and Iran from the Gulf as Iraq quiets and others fight Iran on the ground! Bush has now pushed his effort to attack Iran in part to a proxy war via Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other so called middle east allies.
He will now be free to go after Pakistan and Iran from the Gulf with our carrier and battle Groups while others will be doing the brunt of the fighting and ground combat. Everything is almost prepared. Bush is prepared in the Gulf and we have a seasoned fleet Admiral in command of middle east forces set to lead events while others expend their efforts on Iran. Gorbachev is right and this will not be good. I have heard that we are thinking of sending undercover special forces to Turkey in order to combat Kurds from Iraq. I wouldn't put it past Bush at all but that too will backfire on us.
You know there are those of us that expect Bush to attack Pakistan too. I expect it in conjunction with the attack on Iran this fall or shortly thereafter. Now he will be in a position to do it.With what he is now doing with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other so called middle east allies, He will be freed to go after Pakistan while others focus on Iran. With our carrier and battle groups in the Gulf He will be free to take them both on. Bush is one happy camper. July 2007 Middle east balance of power
So having pointed that out I find it again disingenuous for Gates to be saying that the 'Arab world should arm against Iran'
Yes, Ahmadinejad once again supplied the impetus for him to say that but the stage was set long ago and it will not be changed regardless of what we want because stolen or not Ahmadinejad is still in power and he will do his share to get this going as you can read. Ahmadinejad derided his nuclear and Political opponents by likening them to "pollutants" staining "the gown of the revolution