Saturday, January 29, 2005

Here comes the next one

From today’s Guardian.

The US is increasing the pressure on Iran by sending military planes into its airspace to test the country's defences and spot potential targets, according to an intelligence source in Washington.

Considering that the US and it’s allies are still bogged down in their war in Iraq and the consequences of not thinking it through or not listening to their people, I find it astonishing that they appear to be starting it all over again.

"It make sense to get a look at their air defences, and it makes the mullahs nervous during the EU negotiations [over the suspension of Iranian uranium enrichment]," said John Pike, the head of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent military research group.


And what kind of sense does that make Mr. Pike?

As a real way to assist those negotiations? Or as a way to prepare the public for another fallacious incursion of a sovereign state?

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 the other morning, I was troubled to hear them talking about how to stop America invading Iran. Not -if- they would invade, or -when-, but how to stop them.
Troubling times, indeed.