Joe Lieberman makes the excellent point that the way to confront the Mullahs with reality is to destroy their forces that covertly kill ours.
“I think we’ve got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq,” Lieberman said.
“And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers.”
…”By some estimates, they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers,” he said. “Well, we can tell them we want them to stop that.
But if there’s any hope of the Iranians living according to the international rule of law and stopping, for instance, their nuclear weapons development, we can’t just talk to them.
Here’s how the Mullahs go about murdering Americans (my ellipsis)
The January 20 attack (on) the Karbala Provincial Joint Coordination Center by the Iranian backed Qazali Network, which resulted in the kidnapping and murder of five U.S. soldiers, has long been known to be a Iranian planned and sponsored strike.
Aviation Week and Space Technology reported in the June 4 edition…
“U.S. reconnaissance spacecraft have spotted a training center in Iran that duplicates the layout of the governor’s compound in Karbala, Iraq, that was attacked in January by a specialized unit that killed American and Iraqi soldiers,” Michael Mecham reported in the…the magazine.
This article points out that the US has done an excellent job killing and capturing the Iraq-based commanders of this attack. But the Iranians are untouched.
That can be fixed with a Linebacker II-style bombing campaign that targets every complicit Revolutionary Guard facility.
Linebacker II destroyed all military targets in North Vietnam in just 12 days, and with modern weapons and its forces in Iraq and the Gulf the US can eliminate this small number of targets in much less time.
That might just make the Mullahs face reality.
And if it doesn’t, it provides a great training exercise for taking down their nuke program!