On War (Part 2), The Loss of All US Ground Forces in Iraq. HOLD onto Gold/Silver
The purpose of this column is not to warn of an imminent assault on Iran, though personally I think it is coming, and soon. Rather, it is to warn of a possible consequence of such an attack. Let me state it here, again, as plainly as I can: an American attack on Iran could cost us the whole army we now have in Iraq. William Lind
Petraeus points to war with Iran. April 10, 2008.
The neocons may yet get their war on Iran. Pat Buchanan
"We're going to take out seven countries in five years.' And he named them, starting with Iraq and Syria and ending with Iran." Wesley Clark's new memoir casts more light on the Bush administration's secret strategies for regime change in Iran and elsewhere. By Joe Conason
This is follow post to my previous post about the impact of the War. The invasion and Occupation of Iraq, is one of the largest investment themes in the market today, it is reflected in the current commodity prices. Gold, oil, commodities, the stock pilling of food by many nation states etc… reflects the widespread belief of prolonged or expanding war.
Many people are expecting President Bush to attack Iran before he leaves office. He has been given “authority” by Congress. If the US attacks Iran, the US ground forces can be cut off from re-supply and will have to eventually surrender or be captured or killed. Unless, the US uses Nuclear or chemical or biological weapons on the Iranians, which will have severe and long term consequences to the US.
The Straits of Hormuz that re-supplies the gulf is a narrow channel that can very easily be closed to shipping by mines, rockets, or artillery etc…. The re supply by air is extremely expensive, precarious and relies on the largess of current “allies”, who may not remain allies if threatened externally or internally by their own population.
Rep Ron Paul: Gen Petraeus Iraq Surge Hearing:
The author of Target Iran (video 2:26:):
1.Operation Cassandra, The Speed of US Defeat in Iraq, If the Flanks Collapse, How Iran May Respond by William Lind)
2. Shrapnel: http://mangoparchia.blogspot.com/
3.Obama Connects Weak Dollar To Bush Policies