If you’re absolutely positive that using various types of soft influence such as sanctions and other types of support is going to absolutely positively result in a shooting war with Iran, have at it. But I’ll remind you that we had sanctions on those assholes for nearly forty years without any serious altercations. Those guys are not stupid, and they do NOT want a shooting war with us directly.

Fact is, the most likely scenario that has us shooting at those guys is if we have to either (a) assist our ally (Israel) in cleaning out the Iranian nests in Syria, and/or (b) have to take out part of their Navy in order to keep the Straits of Hormuz clear for the oil tankers. But neither of those hypotheticals has anything to do with exerting any soft influence over them.

But, if you can see the future so perfectly clearly, I’d suggest you put your gift to good use and give us some stock tips for 2019, or tell us who’s going to win the next Super Bowl, or something like that. Something we can take to Vegas and make a few bucks with.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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