Iranian-backed Shiite militias are threatening to retaliate against American interests inside Iraq if the United States goes ahead with strikes against the Tehran-allied government in neighboring Syria, according to Iraqi security officials and militants themselves.Is this really just a not-so-subtle way of getting Iran to commit to blatant Anti-American policies .. so we (American Military) can use their actions as justification to attack Iran?
Iraqi officials say they are taking the warnings seriously. The threats, which come as President Barack Obama's administration and Congress debate possible military action over the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons, risk exacerbating an increasingly deteriorating security environment inside Iraq.
Cleric Wathiq al-Batat, who leads the Mukhtar Army, a shadowy Iranian-backed militia, said his forces are preparing for a strong reaction against the interests of the U.S. and other countries that take part in any Syria strike. He claimed that militants have selected hundreds of potential targets, which could include both official American sites and companies "associated with the Americans."
That's the gist which has been floating around the Internet (and the MSM) lately.
The supposed scenario is that as the war against Syria expends into retaliatory strikes against Iran as well, other middle-eastern nations will joing in ... sufficient of the to expand the War Against Syria to a global war.
Is this "A Good Thing"?
War is Not Good. I've been to war; it sucks. It was bad enough when the demonstrably-bad Republicans were micro-managing the war against Viet Nam.
What will Global War look like when various Nuclear Nations enter?
Not a pretty sight. People are going to get killed in any war, but this Democratic Adventurism is going to lead to National Adventurism .
Read: Total War, all over the place.
There is a "camel's nose under the tent" process in the wings, here, and America should be girding itself for this Total Committment.
Oour Dear Leader is leading us down the Garden Path, and he knows not what my occur.
Because he is an idiot with delusions of establishing a Viable War Record, and going down in the history books for his own personal glorification.
My Son The Squid is in the Navy, and I can picture many scenarios where this President may put him In Harms Way. He has five children, My Son The Squid, and if he dies in an unjust war ... I don't know what we will do.
Mine is not the only family who is wondering how we would survive without our young man.
It seems to me that Our Dear President is not paying attention to the Butcher's Bill which his actions may create.
I'd rather have a slothful, incompetent leader (can we say "Biden"?) than an ambitious incompetent leader (Obama) making National Policy.