Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, who clashed with US authorities over the Iraq war, said he doubted Washington would attack Iran over its nuclear development, AFP reported."I don't personally think the US would attack Iran, mainly because people in the United States are tired of military adventures," he said here, where he presented a report on weapons of mass destruction.Blix recognised there were similarities between the period before the Iraq war and the nuclear showdown with Iran, but pointed out there were also "big differences."
The United States has exhausted its gigantic fossil fuel reserves in its consumerist madness and is now dependent on importing a large percentage of the oil it consumes.Whoever wants to know the path of US aggressions need only follow the path of the oil fields - Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Iran- because the greatest reserves are located in the Middle East.The current US administration has among its top officials major oil company owners, like Vice President Richard Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the president himself.
A top military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei says no country has the ability to attack Iran."In case of any aggression against Iran, our enemies will face the iron fist of the forces of Islam," Brigadier General Naser Arasteh told reporters. The Leader's military advisor also said the enemies, especially the US, knew that they did not have the ability to attack Iran.He added Iran's army with an eight year experience of war and modern tactics was in an unprecedented state of power.
Vice President Dick Cheney used the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier just 150 miles off Iran's coast as the backdrop Friday to warn that the United States was prepared to use its naval power to keep Tehran from disrupting oil routes or "gaining nuclear weapons and dominating this region."
Oil seemed to be on Cheney's mind Friday when he told 3,500 to 4,000 members of the John C. Stennis crew that Iran would not be permitted to choke off oil shipments."With two carrier strike groups in the Gulf, we're sending clear messages to friends and adversaries alike," he said. "We'll keep the sea lanes open. We'll stand with our friends in opposing extremism and strategic threats. We'll disrupt attacks on our own forces. We'll continue bringing relief to those who suffer, and delivering justice to the enemies of freedom. And we'll stand with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating this region."He told the cheering crew, "This world can be messy and dangerous, but it's a world made better by American power and American values."