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MFrohike Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 03:16 AM
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11. I'm not a suspicious guy
I'm really not. Generally, I find many things went exactly as they were said to have gone. I'm one of those rare birds who has no trouble with the idea that Oswald killed Kennedy. I say that not to get people worked up (please don't), but to show that I'm not one who really sees sinister machinations on a regular basis.

Having said that, I have real trouble with this story. It makes no sense for Iran to antagonize the US like this. Such an attack would be like Pearl Harbor. It would be a direct attack on the US and would end, rightfully, with the end of their revolution. That's what makes this story reek. Why in the hell would Iran, having closely observed the entire Iraq saga, choose to start a fight with the US over a Saudi ambassador? That's not using strategic options, it's suicide.

The other thing that bothers me is the idea that Mexican cartel would go for this sort of thing. Given the horrendous violence in Mexico over the last few years, the cartels have to know that US policymakers would love to get involved directly. I've seen multiple news stories that note the cartels have been extremely careful not to let the violence spill into the US and give us an excuse. So, assuming that the cartels aren't headed by morons, why would they risk an action designed to bring the wrath of God down on their heads? It makes no sense.

Maybe there's something I'm not seeing. I don't pretend to have all the facts. All I can say is that, on the face of it, this story makes no sense. I feel like I did when I heard the Axis of Evil speech. I was blown away that a bunch of people who didn't crash planes into WTC and the Pentagon were suddenly the enemy. I'm getting that feeling all over again.
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