Gaming an Iran war: How Washington Plans For Aggression as Part of a Reelection Campaign

Gaming an Iran war: How Washington Plans For Aggression as Part of a Reelection Campaign

US Boosts Persian Gulf Forces in Warning to Iran

War in August? US sends fourth aircraft carrier and dozens of underwater drones towards Iran

“Netanyahu has decided to attack Iran before the U.S. Elections in November.”

Israel lobby pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran:

Israel lobby pushing world to the brink of World War 3!:


3 Responses to “Gaming an Iran war: How Washington Plans For Aggression as Part of a Reelection Campaign”

  • In regard to the “Gaming an Iran War” article, the evidence is a little spotty. One could argue that Flournoy’s reference to the war option is simply to ward of criticism from the neocons and other hawks who say Obama is appeasing Iran. It gives him the image of being tough, whether he would actually attack or not.

    Also, Schecter fails to point out that Kristof is a war liberal who beat the drums for war on Libya, as I pointed out in my article on Libya.

    I think the actual planning is more of a contingency plan–something that Obama would authorize only if the situation with Iran worsens (some type of incident that war hawks would blow out of proportion) or if it appears that he is actually going to lose the election–which is not the case now. The likelihood of war before the election is considerably less than 50%, but it is certainly a possibility. And Obama is apt to take strong short-of-war steps (from which the US could not retreat) that could lead to a significant chance for war after the election.

  • Patriot says:

    One can’t dismiss the possibility of following with Netanyahu though:

    “Netanyahu has decided to attack Iran before the U.S. Elections in November.”

    And war with Iran could also begin via Syria as well:

    Israel lobby pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran:

    On the Edge of War:

    Can diplomacy succeed with Iran and Syria?

    Patrick Seale ‘War Clouds over the Greater Middle East’

    Washington Is Worth a War: Obama, Iran, and the Israel Lobby (by Stephen Sniegoski)

  • Patriot says:

    Just saw the following from (neocon propaganda news outlet):

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