Robert Baer: "There is a U.S. military veto in attacking Iran."
voltaire net / Omid Memarian
10-Jul-2009 (2 comments)

IPS: Some analysts believe that attacking Hamas in Gaza, two years after the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah, is a part of a bigger plan which will end with attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. Is Israel walking this path?

Robert Baer: No. I think that there is a military veto in attacking Iran. It’s just not possible. [2

IPS: Why is that impossible?

RB: Well, for one thing, we know there will be an Iranian reaction in the Gulf. Iran will not be attacked like Hamas and just respond locally. It will respond internationally. It has no choice. This is their deterrence power. In Iran, it is very important to understand a lot of lessons.

If you look on the IRGC [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] website, you see the lessons they learned from the Iran-Iraq War. These wars are wars of attrition; they go on forever. You just can’t win them, especially against the United States. So they have developed secondary asymmetrical warfare ability, guerilla warfare, which is very effective.

You know some of the best minds in Iran went into the Pasdaran [Revolutionary Guards], and they weren’t necessarily fanatics. In a sense, they were m... >>>

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by Shah Ghollam on


I guess you are the expert in military affairs ! I would suggest the media to start arranging for interviews with you instead of Mr. Baer.

Will you have time in your busy scheduale?


Iran will be crushed and crumblled in matter of secends.

by پیام on

Iran's military ( if there is one) is no match for US military. Helll, Iran is even no match for Afghan military. Trust me, I know. Iran's so called military might is much more about show than real capality.



Shah Gholam, when will you see the truth and stop getting paid by IRI to spread Baer's BS? Well, i guess there is just no hope for some people. They just will remain stupid.