Monday, January 29, 2007

Bush to Iran: I double dog dare ya!

Luckily for us we have mature, worldly diplomats working with Iran. Let us listen in:

Bush: Huh? Huh? Take that! Betcha don't care that we have battle ships mooning your coast! Huh? When I poke you like this, does it bother you? Huh? C'mon, big boy! Your mommy dresses you funny and you ... uh... smell bad!

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Deeply distrustful of Iran, President Bush said Monday "we will respond firmly" if Tehran escalates its military actions in Iraq and threatens American forces or Iraqi citizens.

Bush's warning was the latest move in a bitter and more public standoff between the United States and Iran. The White House expressed skepticism about Iran's plans to greatly expand its economic and military ties with Iraq. The United States has accused Iran of supporting terrorism in Iraq and supplying weapons to kill American forces.

"If Iran escalates its military actions in Iraq to the detriment of our troops and - or innocent Iraqi people, we will respond firmly," Bush said in an interview with National Public Radio.

The president's comments reinforced earlier statements from the White House.

Update: "America "Poised to Strike at Iran's Nuclear Sites" From Bases in Bulgaria and Romania":

President Bush is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear facilities before the end of April and the US Air Force's new bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia.

"American forces could be using their two USAF bases in Bulgaria and one at Romania's Black Sea coast to launch an attack on Iran in April," the Bulgarian news agency Novinite said.

The American build-up along the Black Sea, coupled with the recent positioning of two US aircraft carrier battle groups off the Straits of Hormuz, appears to indicate president Bush has run out of patience with Tehran's nuclear misrepresentation and non-compliance with the UN Security Council's resolution. President Ahmeninejad of Iran has further ratcheted up tension in the region by putting on show his newly purchased state of the art Russian TOR-Ml anti-missile defence system.

Whether the Bulgarian news report is a tactical feint or a strategic event is hard to gauge at this stage. But, in conjunction with the beefing up of America's Italian bases and the acquisition of anti-missile defence bases in the Czech Republic and Poland, the Balkan developments seem to indicate a new phase in Bush's global war on terror.


Bryan said...

To reach Iran the US would have to fly through Turkey or go through Georgia and then Azerbaijan or Armenia. I can't see Turkey, Armenia, or Azerbaijan allowing themselves to be in a position of aiding a war against a neighbor with a large military.

The Turks refused transit to the US for forces against Iraq, so they have no reason to help, and a lot of reasons not to.

I don't see the others agreeing to involvement either, given what has happened to the "coalition of the willing."

The Shrubbery thinks that the world will just knuckle under to every demand he makes.

ellroon said...

I do so hope you are right. This is scaring the hell out of me.