General Ivashov Says Financial Meltdown Controls Washington's Iran War

14 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>General Ivashov Says Financial Meltdown Controls Washington's Iran War</h1><p>Apr 15 (EIRNS)--In an article which appeared on on April 9 and on the website of the Strategic Culture Foundation on March 30, the well-known Russian Gen. (Ret) Leonid Ivashov, formally a high official in the Defense Ministry and the General Staff, said that it is "the possibility,"-- we would say rather the certainty,-- "of a crash of the global financial system based on the US dollar" which is causing the forces behind the Bush-Cheney administration to go for war with Iran ().</p><p>Gen. Ivashov also paints a vivid picture of the horror of global asymmetric warfare which would result: "All of the active forces of most of the countries of the world would end up fighting, with almost no room for neutrality left.... it is hard to imagine a quiet haven where one might hide from the coming doom. Forecasts of the territorial distribution of the fighting, the quantities and efficiency of the armaments involved, the profound character of the underlying roots of the conflict and the severity of the religious strife, all leave no doubt that this clash will be in all respects much more nightmarish than WWII."</p><p>However, we do not share Gen. Ivashov's view, either of the solution to the financial crisis, or of what we find a simplistic proposal to avert such a war.</p></div></body>