Sunday, July 1, 2012

Iran: There will be war — and we’ll win

Just days after the breakdown of talks with the West over Iran’s nuclear program, the deputy chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards announced that there soon will be war – and that Allah will ensure his forces are victorious. 
The last round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany) ended in Moscow last week without any agreement on Iran’s illicit nuclear program.
Gen. Hossein Salami, in a televised interview, boasted that, “Iran has complete control of all the enemy’s interests around the world and is on a path to reach equivalency with world powers.” The commander emphasized that Iran’s nuclear program is irreversible, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Salami said war is inevitable, and the Iranian forces are ready.
“The current sanctions will only help Iran with its progress, and the Iranian ballistic missiles can target the enemy’s moving carriers with 100 percent accuracy,” he warned the West. “The Guards’ operational plan includes a radius of deterrence in the region in which all interests of the enemy have been identified, and in case of war, those interests will be attacked.
Guards’ commanders have stated previously that all U.S. bases in the region are targeted with missiles and will be attacked should America strike Iran.
Salami said Iranian ballistic missiles can travel at several times the speed of sound and cannot easily be tracked and destroyed. “Our defense inventory is so great that at times our brothers in the Guards face limitations with space.”
The Revolutionary Guards have more than 1,000 ballistic missiles capable of reaching all U.S. bases in the region, all of Israel and some capitals in Europe. In collaboration with China and North Korea, they are also working on intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Read it at Peak Oil — Exploring Hydrocarbons
Iran: There will be war — and we’ll win

The next arms race. Forces conventional since WWI are becoming obsolete. This will speedup the push to weaponize space and up the technological ante, since only the Great Powers can do so at this point.

Needless to say, the petroleum market is not yet pricing this in. Should war in the ME occur, and Iran can anywhere near carryout out its boast quickly, the price of oil and gas will skyrocket, bringing the global economy to its knees in a hurry.


AndyCFC said...

"Iranian ballistic missiles can target the enemy's moving carriers with 100 % accuracy" Que?

I know this is propaganda but missiles work by having Circular Error Probabilty (CEP) they arnt 100% accurate that doesnt make sense.

Ryan Harris said...

Bluster. Iran's government doesn't want war. They want to keep their domestic politics focused on the Zionists and US menace along with Irans technological development. Issues where they have strong support. Their radical conservatism isn't popular with the young generation.

Matt Franko said...

sounds like one of those generals who used to report to Saddam, or 'Baghdad Bob'

Carlos said...

General Salami...for real?

You can slice it any way you like....The elites of the republican guard are capturing all The meaty parts of Irans state owned businesses for their own personal benefit. They need a US bogeyman to cover up their thieving.

John T said...

Sounds like a lot of hot air to me.

Tom Hickey said...

John T said... Sounds like a lot of hot air to me.

This is the deputy chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards being quoted and it sounds like what the RG would say, even though translations are not always accurate. The RG are an important faction in Iran, but they are not in charge, either.

If there were a really serious issue, then I think that the petro market would be pricing it in, which doesn't seem t be the case.

But I do think that the US military and security authorities look carefully at what comes from the RG, because they do give an indication of the thinking of the military brass there.

I don't know that it can be taken as Iran warning off the US, but it is definitely being noted in the Pentagon and National Security Council.

Anonymous said...

Economies need an expanding money supply to grow. That's essentially why banks engaged in fractional reserve lending - to increase profits more debt was required, and the greater debt then required yet more debt to service it.

The 19th century was characterized by a repeated boom-bust cycle, with an expansionary episode followed by a deflationary episode marked by bankruptcies, bank panics, unemployment and falling wages. The market does not tend, as you imagine, towards constant deflation and gold specie but rather towards endless ups and downs. This is because market economies grow by expanding debt, and excessive private debt is unsustainable.

Since the inception of the US, the government has decided what the monetary unit would be and the parameters within which the monetary system would operate.