Barack Obama has been telling the Iranians that “Yes we can” and that the US will take military action against them. I’m not sure whether the “we” includes “us” as in Australian, but I hope it doesn’t. While there were arguable reasons for going into Iraq and Afghanistan, there aren’t any with Iran. At least not at the moment.
It’s not just my view, and according to an advertisement in the Washington Post, it is shared by a number of retired generals.
While most news outlets have been spending all their time covering the internal shenanigans in the ALP things have been developing in the middle east.
On Line Opinion has been watching the Iranian situation for a while. In fact, as far as I can see we were the first major publication to publish on the Iranian threat to block the Strait of Hormuz. We need to be paying closer attention overseas. How ironic that our former foreign minister was diverting us from it.
Tomorrow OLO will feature an article by Ali Omidi Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Isfahan-Iran.
Here’s the ad. Or click here to download a much clearer PDF.