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I think that there is a major piece of the picture missing here.

Forget whether or not there is any opposition in the US capable of stopping an attack on Iran.

There are other countries out there, and particularly those sitting on huge dollar balances.

It appears to me that what stopped the Brits at Suez - ie the threat of pulling the financial plug - could well be what might be deployed to stop the US now.

I doubt whether the Chinese would do it by themselves, but might well use the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to do so.

The US would not even have the support of the UK on this - Blair is history, and I think that post WMD Brown's US sympathies would certainly not stretch to support for a gratuitous attack on Iran unsupported by any evidence.

Cheney (forget Bush) is not mad, and while the mayhem that would follow an attack would suit Big Oil, it would definitely not suit Big Money.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat Jan 13th, 2007 at 05:38:54 AM EST

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