ANALYSIS – The correspondent on Newsnight last night ended his analysis of the latest development in the Iran, namely the assassination of another of her nuclear scientists as he left work in Teheran, with an admission that it is probably inevitable that there will be a war with Iran in some form, perhaps at the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran would probably argue that the war had already begun a long time ago, beginning with George Bush’s speech and the slow trickle of attacks, including cyber terrorism and the continued violations of her sovereignty that the latest killing is.
Last week, the Iranian navy threatened to shut of the Strait of Hormuz in response to the latest round of US sponsored sanctions aimed at Iranian banks amongst others.
The threat was accompanied with a clear statement – that Iran was the undisputed power of the Gulf region.
If this will be lead to war then a war with China may be around in the not too distant future.
China – who received a visit from the US yesterday in an effort to get her to stop buying oil from Iran – has recently complained about America’s build up in Asia.
Will a war in the Strait of Hormuz be followed by war in the South China Sea?
Those who favour such actions may also want to take a look at a video that has been on played on television screens today – namely of 4 soldiers urinating over three bodies.
War dehumanises all who take part in it, it is not glorious and its effects last forever.