January 4, 2013

Time to Take Iran War Off the Table

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Washington Post

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Iran, in retaliating, could make life more difficult for U.S. forces in western Afghanistan by activating a new guerrilla front. Tehran could also precipitate explosive violence in Iraq, which in turn could set the entire region on fire, with conflicts spreading through Syria to Lebanon and even Jordan. Although the U.S. Navy should be able to keep the Strait of Hormuz open, escalating insurance costs for the flow of oil would adversely affect the economies of Europe and Asia. The United States would be widely blamed.

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TAGGED: Israel, Middle East, United States, Iran, Zbigniew Brzezinski

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