Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Vacation's Over (and How)

By Kanrei

I see now why I do not take vacations. The world has gone insane in this last week without my constant criticism. I mean what the hell is Iran doing with processed plutonium? What the hell is Tony Blair doing saying we can work with Syria and Iran? I realize he is relatively new to the world stage, but even a new born knows that Iran has been the problem for the past three decades.

I admit fully to being a “chicken-dove.” If there is such a thing as a chicken-hawk, then there must be a chicken-dove. If a chicken-hawk supports wars they are too scared to partake in themselves then a chicken-dove avoids conflict for the same reason. I have never been good with conflict and even I support action against Iran.

I do not know if it should be military action per say simply because we do not have the force. Right now it would be like Gandhi threatening to take Mike Tyson in a fight. We do not have the strength or resolve to do anything right now, but something must be done. Tony Blair appealing to the insanity of the Mullahs is not exactly the something I was thinking about though.

A nuclear Iran is a very bad element to bring into a world where pre-emptive war is the new Tickle Me Elmo. It is the toy everyone wants to play with. Iran wants to play with Israel so badly it is almost bursting. News like this is only going to make Israel Tickle Me Elmo crazy as well. Remember the “Domino Theory” from the 50’s? It works the other way as well as we are learning.

Moving to take out Saddam was the first Domino to fall over causing this chain of events that has gotten out of control. They thought they had every piece in place, but that first Domino did not fall as they planned and now the entire chain is out of whack. It seems the Saddam Domino was the thing keeping Iran in check and, by removing him we have allowed Iran to grow unfettered by hostile neighbors. By keeping us bogged down in Iraq with their Shiites we really cannot afford to leave to stop them. Israel and Palestine also realize our hands are tied and use this time to get all froggy with each other by jumping the boarders. North Korea takes this time to openly defy the U.N. and test missiles and nukes. Hugo Chavez reminds the world that South America does exist and openly talks tough against a flaccid America. These things did not start after 9/11. These things got out of control after we let the world know we were going to Iraq.

It is too late for any of these “what if” scenarios. We are where we are and we must find our way out. The birds ate the breadcrumbs so we are lost and cannot depend on anyone to find us. The candy house looks friendly, but we must remember the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Taking the friendly and easy path is what knocked over that first Domino in the first place. Tony Blair wants to run to the candy house, but we know there is a witch waiting to destroy us there. The time for inaction is now. We must think carefully about our next step. I am not saying to ignore Iran because we simply cannot, but we must think more than one step ahead this time. Easy and clean is not an option this time.

I think I need a vacation...

6 comments:

RexZeitgiest said...

Welcome back, I am about to take my Vaca.....and I am going to work my ass off on it...

Things aren't as bad as they seem....In Iraq things are not as bad as they are portrayed, this is not Vietnam, and we are not taking casulities like we did then....Having Saddam in a jail cell saved at least 1 or 2 milllion lives, no one would ever be able to convince me otherwise....

Iran is the one feeling the squeeze, they have US troops on both asides of them, closer then they ever have been before.....They are doing everything they can to distract us, but it can only work for so long...

You are right about our resolve being weak in America right now.....To many talking heads with real or imagined beleifes talking down the mission has destryoed the mission to many people.....

Other then that, glad you are back!

Serena Joy said...

Everybody's taking vacations. Waaaahhhh!

I heard a news report today (can't remember where) that said Iran is believed to be actively courting Al-Qaeda. The implication was that in light of bin Laden's failing health, Iran wants the terrorist training camps and such. That's a damned scary proposition. And just one more variable leading to the next world war, IMO.

Kanrei said...

I think Iran is already working with AQ and has for years.

Serena Joy said...

It wouldn't surprise me.

The Phantom said...

Hey Kan! How's it going? I noticed you link at the PWZ isn't working. Just thought I'd let ya know.

The Phantom


BTW have you checked out A1's video blog? Follow the link to Dabucha.

The Phantom said...

The Link on PWZ

The Phantom