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      Iranian Official: Better Not Consider Attacking Iran

      Massoud Jazayeri: Israel, US in no position to even consider launching an attack against Iran; such actions will lead to grave consequences.
      By Rachel Hirshfeld
      First Publish: 2/9/2012, 1:15 AM

      Iranian Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier, Massoud Jazayeri, said that Israel and the United States are in “no position to launch a military strike against Iran” and that the decision to do so would have grave consequences.

      The Iranian commander stressed that they do not take the threats of the American administration seriously and stated that, “the US war and peace signals are either pointless or lack enough credence when it comes to policy making.”

      He went on to say that, “The US government is in such a desperate situation that even Americans have been pouring into the streets across the country to protest against the capitalist system and chant slogans in support of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

      He was referring to Obama’s policies regarding Iran, which seem to be best characterized as an ambiguous “carrot and stick” approach that project weakness. Obama has stated, “Any kind of additional military activity inside the Persian Gulf is disruptive and has a big effect on us. It could have a big effect on oil prices… And so our preferred solution here is diplomatic.”

      In an interview with FOX News yesterday, former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani voiced the same concern and stated, "President Obama has 'no clue' what is going on in the Middle East and that he is living in a 'fairly naive world.'"

      While President Obama, in his pre-Super Bowl interview on Sunday stated, that there is no imminent “evidence” that Iran has the “intentions or capabilities” of attacking the United States, there is much evidence to the contrary. 

      Fars News Agency reported that, “Iran has warned that in case of an attack by either the US or Israel, it will target 32 American bases in the Middle East and close the strategic Strait of Hormus. An estimated 40 percent of the world’s oil supply passes through the waterway.”