What Next With Iran?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 21, 2019

         DO WE REALLY WANT WAR WITH IRAN? THAT COUNTRY HAS SHOT DOWN A SECOND U.S. DRONE. IRAN SAYS IT WAS OVER IRANIAN AIRSPACE. THE U.S. SAYS IT WAS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

         WHOM TO BELIEVE? WE’VE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE, MOST NOTABLY WITH IRAQ, WHERE SUPPOSEDLY IRON CLAD INTELLIGENCE SAID SADDAM HUSSEIN HAD WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THEN THERE WAS THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT IN THE 1960S WHICH GOT US DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE VIETNAM WAR.

         U.S. AND ISRAELI POLICY IS THAT IRAN WILL NEVER GET A NUCLEAR WEAPON. IRAN HAS THREATENED TO RESUME ENRICHMENT OF URANIUM NEXT WEEK (DID IT EVER STOP?). THERE ARE REPORTS THE PENTAGON MAY LAUNCH A TACTICAL STRIKE AGAINST IRAN’S NUCLEAR FACILITIES, BUT MANY ARE BURIED DEEP IN THE GROUND AND MIGHT NOT BE DESTROYED.

         WHAT WOULD IRAN’S RESPONSE BE TO SUCH AN ATTACK? THE MULLAHS HAVE VOWED TO ATTACK ISRAEL IF THAT HAPPENS. IRANIAN AGENTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE IN THIS COUNTRY. WOULD THEY ATTACK CIVILIANS? ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS MUST BE ASKED – AND ANSWERED – BEFORE WE GET OURSELVES ANY DEEPER IN ENDLESS MIDDLE EAST WARS. I’M CAL THOMAS.