[The Iranians have begun a war — of words — as the source below will reveal if one checks in on its articles — many substantially the same as one discovers in the BBC and Israeli offerings on the same days.  Obviously people are watching what their friends, neighbors, and enemies have to say.

I recall Churchill’s oft quoted words to the effect that jaw, jaw is better than wah, wah.  If one looks at the costs to us of the Iraq fiasco one can see what the costs of war are.  The Iranians are scarcely stupid. They can see what would happen to them were they to launch an attack on either Israel or the U.S.  They are, indeed, doing quite well pointing out the embarrassments to us of goofs that we are making — the suffering of the Gazans to the rocketing of civilians along with suspect militants.  How many kids did we kill today — or allow to die from lack of food and medical care?  Needless to say the rest of the world is hooked into the internet and can get the messages that are being sent out daily.  Try reading today’s offering from the Iranians.  Ed Kent

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Iranian Press
News from Iran in English
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“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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