Saturday, January 13, 2007

War With Iran

It seems that America may be going to war with Iran sooner than expected. It seems that American forces have already raided Iranian territory, as reported on wikinews (they cite several other sources so this appears reliable. Interestingly, none are American.). The territory in question is the Iranian Consulate General in Erbil, Iraq. Under international treaties, place such as this are considered the territory of the nation, so this action by American troops is an attack on Iran, and could be construed as an act of war.

And in a strange reversal of roles (almost a Russian Reversal you could say) Russia is condemning America and expressing shock and dismay with America's actions.

I'm interested to see what the American explanation for this action will be. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has asked for an explanation from Condoleezza Rice.

I'm not quite shocked and dismayed by this action, but someone was asleep behind the wheel on this one. Iran is a sensitive issue at the moment and this won't help. Surely someone along the way knew that it is not OK to attack another countries consulate.

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