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SEND IN THE DRONES

By David Vance On September 9th, 2011

Well, I am glad that Tony Blair has finally caught up with my oft-expressed view;

” Tony Blair has said that he believes regime change in Iran is necessary and there needs to be military intervention if it acquires nuclear weapons capability. While Al Qaeda poses a significant threat to people across the world he believes the bigger evil is Iran which ‘support groups that are engaged with terrorism and the forces of reaction’. Speaking ahead of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 the Prime Minister said that for the sake of international security, President Ahmadinejad must be ousted from power. ‘If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons capability it would destabilise the region very, very badly. ‘If they were to do that – even now in Iraq they’re still interfering where they can and as much as they can. I think regime change in Tehran would immediately make me significantly more optimistic about the whole of the region.”

He’s right about Iran and we do need to move the Mad Mullahs closer to eternity before they wipe Israel “off the map”.

19 Responses to “SEND IN THE DRONES”

  1. I think US-military Inc. did and does a lot more interfering in Iraq and Afghanistan than Iran would ever wish to do.

  2. In Britain we no longer believe in covert action. How many lives would not have been lost, and how much money would have been saved if we had arranged for the assassination of Saddam?
    Israel has the right idea, presumably because they couldn’t wage a full scale war. They had no hesitation in arranging for the killing for the killing of one of Iran’s top nuclear experts and I have no doubt that they would be prepared to take further action should it be necessary. It would be ironic if Israel, a county that the left fervently hate, manages to kill President Ahmadinejad saving us the problem. At least we might give them the money required to pay the assassin, a few million would be peanuts compared with the cost of a war.

  3. The computer virus that has seriously disrupted Iran’s nuclear weapons nuclear power programme is very likely to have been an Israeli project. Further attacks on the human capital can be expected. But a military strike against the reactors would be very difficult could easily end in failure. Getting rid of the mullahs’ sock-puppet would make no difference. He would be replaced by someone just as bad, if not worse.

    Covert sabotage seems the best option for now. Serious sanctions would help, eg Iran is short of petrol-refineries and could easily be crippled that way. The regime is hated by at least 50% of the population. The last election was stolen and the protests were savagly suppressed by a combination of murder, unlawful detention, torture and rape. This is easily one of the most evil regimes in the world today.

  4. Slightly OT but speaking of the Mid East it seems like Turkey has finally grown a pair:

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/09/201198225646614806.html

  5. Interesting link Paul. Turkey appears to going toe to toe.

  6. This is scary, but I find myself agreeing with Allan.
    The problem is that the USA has been involved in so much intrigue around the world, but especially the Middle East. Supporting this dictator, displacing that one by supporting a dissident, disaffected armed group. At some point or another America has worked with them all..
    Of course there has always been good reason for their actions, but people in the Middle East have long memories.
    Covert action, deniable plausibility is less messy and far, far cheaper.

  7. Tony Blair has said that he believes regime change in Iran is necessary

    And he said the same about Iraq before 2001

    The ( many ) Brits and some others who said that Blair was Bush’s poodle were complete morons without a knowledge of very recent history. If anything, Blair led Bush, not vice versa – a point I’ve made here for some years now.

  8. the best anniversary gift on 9/11 woulds be a bombing of the Iranian oil fields and their one refinery.

    Maximum damage, minimum casualties and devastating effect

  9. Troll – the perpetraitors of 9/11 just love you. You say exactly what was intended for you to say. Now switch on your brain, have a look at these links then write your thoughts:

    http://www.lafire.com/famous_fires/1988-0504_1stInterstateFire/050488_InterstateFire.htm

    In May 1988 a fire at the Interstate Bank Building in Los Angeles destroyed four floors and damaged a fifth floor of the modern 62-story building. The fire burned for four hours. The building did not collapse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hSPFL2Zlpg&feature=player_embedded

    The still-incomplete Beijing Television Cultural Center, containing the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, caught fire on 9 February 2009 (due to uncontrolled use of fireworks at Chinese New Year). 140,000 tons of steel was used in its construction. It burned for five hours, but it did not collapse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afb7eUHr64U&feature=player_embedded

    Minor fires in WTC building 7 caused its complete collapse at feeefall acceleration.

  10. Would that be the same Tony Blair who is the UN’s middle eastern envoy?

    The UN, a force for peace and harmony? put the two together and surely there is a clash of interest. Perhaps the post means little more than yet another income stream for the despicable Blair, he sure isn’t a ‘peace maker’ by any stretch of the imagination.

    Phantom,

    “Blair led Bush, not vice versa – a point I’ve made here for some years now.”

    So Bush really isn’t to blame? – well! well! – that will really upset a few bigots here.

    It has beeen very obvious here in the UK, with the various inquiries that have been held, that Blair definitely lied, to the House and later at each inquiry, – and still the BBC worships him!

  11. “the best anniversary gift on 9/11 woulds be a bombing of the Iranian oil fields and their one refinery.

    Maximum damage, minimum casualties and devastating effect”

    One of the main effects being a $200/barrel oil price and the collapse of what’s left of your economy!

    This post should win an award somewhere…

  12. Troll – the perpetraitors of 9/11 just love you. You say exactly what was intended for you to say. Now switch on your brain, have a look at this link then write your thoughts:

    http://www.lafire.com/famous_fires/1988-0504_1stInterstateFire/050488_InterstateFire.htm

    In May 1988 a fire at the Interstate Bank Building in Los Angeles destroyed four floors and damaged a fifth floor of the modern 62-story building. The fire burned for four hours. The building did not collapse

  13. This was a bad one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hSPFL2Zlpg&feature=player_embedded

    The still-incomplete Beijing Television Cultural Center, containing the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, caught fire on 9 February 2009 (due to uncontrolled use of fireworks at Chinese New Year). 140,000 tons of steel was used in its construction. It burned for five hours, but it did not collapse

  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afb7eUHr64U&feature=player_embedded

    Minor fires in WTC building 7 caused its complete collapse at feeefall acceleration.

    Question for Troll – were the engineers architects and designers of building 7 Iranian? If so, then they sabotaged building 7 and that should be considered an act of war. If not, then what now?

  15. Ernest 1033

    I only say that anyone who said that Blair was Bush’s poodle ( and there were many that did ) is a complete moron.

    Rightly or wrongly, Blair was way way way ” ahead ” of Bush on the need for regime change in Iran.

  16. Allan

    At 11pm GMT I am going to activate the chip that Troll installed in your head if you’re not a good boy.

  17. Bliar may well be right but he has ZERO credibility here or abroad.

    And if there to be a cruise missile attack may I nominate Cherie Bliar as the aiming point? Or maybe drop the Bliars from a B52 on Iran from 40,000 feet…no parachutes.

  18. “Blair was way way way ” ahead ” of Bush on the need for regime change in Iran.”

    I presume you mean Iraq. And if you do, you are very wrong. Regime change – and certainly the option of war to effect it – was never British policy before or even after 9-11. But when Bush revealed his plans, Blair was prepared to go along with him rather then stay with his European allies and risk a rift with big brother. Blair’s mistake, apart from the silliness of being mesmerized by foreign politicians so easily, is that he followed the US into war knowing the type of characters who were in power in Washington and the likelihood of their making a balls of it.
    It was, to quote Talleyrand, more than a crime, it was a mistake.

    “the best anniversary gift on 9/11 woulds be a bombing of the Iranian oil fields and their one refinery.”

    Actually, probably the country that benefitted most from 9-11 and its aftermath is Iran, which without that event would definitely not have nearly as much power or influence as it has now. Fortunately for Teheran, the US was at the time led by people only slightly less stupid than Troll, who conveniently got rid of Saddam and the Teleban, the only two enemies and rivals it had in the region.

  19. Yes, Iran has greatly benefitted from the removal of Sadaam. Iraq is now well and truly in its orbit. It’s obvious plan is to become a nuclear power and dominate the entire region.