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October 20, 2005

I'm Rubber, You're Glue: Iran Claims That Britain Is Behind Iraq Bombings

Among the many consequences of this much-longer and much-bloodier-than-expected war in Iraq is that Iran knows we're pinned down and can't deal with them more firmly.

Which I'm sure is one of the reasons they continue smuggling weapons and bomb-makers into Iraq.

I am at least heartened by the example of Michael in The Godfather. One day -- and may that day come sooner than later -- the situation in Iraq will stabilize, and our troops will have a year or so to rest up and replenish and retrain. Recruiting will improve greatly, and the American War Machine will be back up to 90% strength.

Not saying we should invade. But Iran would undoubtedly be better behaved if they knew we could -- if we really felt like it -- begin bombing all of their government offices, army barracks, tanks, and police stations.

I doubt the American public would support a full-fledged invasion. But perhaps they'd support a cruise-missile and stealth bomber campaign at complete destabilization of a country.

Superficially a nastier campaign than the one in Iraq, where we set out to replace the crippled government after ejecting the old one. But the rebuilding there has been too costly and too bloody to attempt again. Better to just reduce a country to a state of absolute anarchy and let the locals figure things out for themselves.

Yeah, I know, supposedly there's this progressive-minded populace that wants to seize power. But we've been waiting on that for a while. Maybe they need a little help to get the ball rolling.

And hopefully they'll get it.

Question: Not sure about this... but what would military-minded people think about just air-dropping in crates of guns, grenades, and radios into a country we don't like very much, and which rules by force?

What if suddenly a lot of military weaponry began finding its way into the hands of civilians? Sure, the Iranian military would seize a lot of of it, but no big deal, as they've got as many guns and grenades as they could want.

Radios would be key too. Not only to allow communication between possible revolutionaries, of course, but to give helpful tips to American warplanes that might be overhead at any time.

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