[Marxism] Iraq/Iran

Intense Red intnsred at golgotha.net
Sun Apr 16 17:55:47 MDT 2006

 > Where would they get the troops to invate and occupy Iran? Of course, they
 > could bomb Iran, but how could they occupy it? 

   I don't think they'd have the slightest intention of occupying anything 
more than the southwestern province of Iran -- that's where the vast majority 
of the oil is.  From their point of view, the rest of the country is 

"Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, 
because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent 
of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes ... known instruments for 
bringing the many under the domination of the few ... No nation could 
preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." -- James Madison, 
Political Observations, 1795.

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