The One-Way War

(Weekly Standard) Lee Smith - The Quds Force took a shot at proving they have both the will and wherewithal to kill an American client in the U.S. capital. It is one of the worst-kept secrets of post-9/11 U.S. Middle East policy that the Iranians and their proxies are responsible for many American casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama White Houses have been well aware of the camps across the Iranian border where Tehran's Iraqi allies are trained in using the IEDs that have killed or maimed thousands of young Americans. And yet the last two administrations have shied away from taking the fight to the Iranians - who have shown no such hesitation in taking the fight to us. Why would the Iranians fear American retaliation for plotting to attack the American homeland when all the evidence shows that Washington will look the other way no matter what Tehran does? The botched culture that the Islamic Republic has imposed on Iran has seen the collapse of Iran's birth rate over the last 20 years from 7.0 to below replacement at 1.9, the fastest decline ever recorded. We are witnessing a culture in its death throes, and its leaders mean to take as many people with it as possible - especially Americans. That's why the Quds Force is zeroing in on the U.S. homeland.

2011-10-17 00:00:00

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