Home Page - Gulf in the Media
HomePoliticsEconomy                               Set Gulfinthemedia.com as home page
 Print  Send This Page
Save Listen to this Article
Consequences of an Attack on Iran are no Joke   

Foreign Policy - 02 March, 2012
Author: Marsha B. Cohen

A grim joke made the rounds in late 2002 and early 2003, in the lead-up to the US invasion of Iraq. The version I recall went something like this:

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney go into a Texas bar. Over a couple of beers they plan the invasion of Iraq, taking out Saddam Hussein and taking control of Iraq’s vast oil reserves. The big question, though, is how Americans might react to their starting another war, with victory still elusive in Afghanistan. They decide to do an impromptu sampling of public opinion, and invite an average, all-American looking guy standing at the bar to join them for a friendly drink.
Iranian media accuses US of killing worshippers in airstrike near Kirkuk
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-10-22
An airstrike killed 15 women on Friday at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, local officials and medics said....
Al-Jubeir and Kerry discuss JASTA fallout on mutual ties
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-10-22
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday discussed with his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir ways to "fix" the US Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, known as JASTA, to...
Aleppo siege, air strikes are war crimes: UN
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-10-22
Zeid Raad Al Hussein, the top United Nations (UN) human rights official said on Friday that the siege and bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria constituted "crimes of historic proportions"...
US committed to Kuwait's security, stability - Kerry
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-10-22
The US Secretary of State John Kerry has reiterated the US commitment to retaining Kuwait's security and stability, and defend it against any foreign threats....
Yemen's Ansarullah escalate ceasefire violations in 24 hrs. - Command
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-10-22
The Command of the Coalition Forces Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen announced Friday that the number of ceasefire violations by Ansarullah militias and their supporters increased significantly in the last 24...
Turkey, Iraq reach agreement 'in principle' on Mosul, US says
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-10-22
Turkey and Iraq have reached an agreement in principle that could eventually allow a Turkish role in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash...
Qatar seeks collective action in Syria
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-10-22
Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has stressed the importance of collective international action to protect civilians in Syria after the UN Security Council failed to...
Saudi Arabia, UAE review mechanism to ensure GCC stability
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-10-22
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received on Friday Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces,...
Republican Trump's scorched-earth tactics have little upside
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2016-10-21
Donald Trump said yesterday he would accept a "clear" presidential election result but reserved the right to launch a legal challenge, casting the United States into uncharted political waters and...
Duterte's jolt to Washington
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-10-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been training his guns on long-time ally United States for quite some time....
Reconciliation attempts
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-10-21
During the recent pause in the Russian air strikes on eastern Aleppo, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported half the civilians residing in the insurgent held...
Limit the number of expats who own cars
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-10-21
Saudis are no longer content with having one car. Each family has at least three cars: one for the wife, the second for the man of the house and the...
Medical insurance companies are only interested in making a profit
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-10-21
The Health Insurance Council recently presented on a golden plate a new opportunity for insurance companies to delay treating individuals by requiring members of the public to disclose whether they...
Uninspiring US presidential candidates
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-10-21
There was a general expectation that the Trump-Clinton White House battle was going to be dirty, if not indeed one of the dirtiest in recent US history....
Yemen's hour of truth
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-10-21
In the wake of Houthis' attempted attacks on US naval vessels, the cease-fire, first agreed by Yemen's President Mansour Hadi and then by the Houthis, went into effect shortly after...
Iran rejects charges on targeting US warship off Yemen's coast
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-10-21
Iran on Thursday rejected US accusations that Tehran was involved in targeting a US warship in the Red Sea off Yemen's coast recently....
No military solution to the Syrian crisis - Kuwait
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-10-21
The State of Kuwait, addressing an informal session of the UN General Assembly, has re-asserted its belief that there is no military solution to the six-year Syrian crisis....
Civilians injured after Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-10-21
A number of civilians have been injured after a projectile from Yemen landed in the southern Saudi Arabian province of Jazan on Thursday, according to the civilian defense....
Crown prince urges envoys to enhance Saudi Arabia's role
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-10-21
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif congratulated newly appointed Saudi ambassadors and urged them to work to enhance the role of Saudi Arabia regionally as well as internationally....
King orders tuition paid for person with visual impairment
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-10-21
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Association for Disabled Children, has thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for ordering the state to bear the cost of...
Total 960 Results in 48 Pages
For more news, views and reports about this topic, please subscribe
to GRC website: www.grc.net
Mon Oct 24, 2016| 22-محرم-1438هـ
Iraq forces press on Mosul assault
GCC and Russia ministers discuss ways to ensure oil market stability
Joint Gulf exercise to test Special Forces' combat readiness
Larijani urges dialogue to end regional conflicts
Mohamed, May discuss Syria and region
Qatar's GDP grows 2.5% in second quarter this year
Swedish PM lauds KSA's drive to empower women
Tightening liquidity still a challenge to GCC economies
World must do everything to end Aleppo massacre, says French FM
Yemen coup militias don't want peace
China retains lead position in importing Oman Crude
Bahrain, India to hold security talks
GCC parliamentarians lobby for IPU resolution on JASTA - Al-Kandari
US vote between 'bad and worse': Rouhani
BRICS bank's 'green' financing initiative laudable
Ceasefire violations by Houthis deplorable
All eyes on Mosul, Aleppo
Arab lives matter!
GCC Banking Sector Quarterly - 2Q16
GCC Markets Performance - July 2016
    GCC Press Agencies
Day's main stories from the GCC Press Agencies
    GRC Analysis
The Benefits of NATO-GCC Strategic Ties
The GCC and the EU's New Global Strategy
For the GCC States, a different Europe to deal with
    GRC Commentary
Earth Day 2016: The Promised Day
An Evolving Saudi-US Relationship
Water and Jobs: Hitting Two Birds with One Stone!
    GRC Press Release
Gulf Research Center press releases to the media
    GRC Publications
Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities for the GCC Countries
Salalah: The Economic Development and Spatial Fragmentation of a Globalized Port City in Southern Oman
Domestic Ramifications of the JCPOA for Iran
    GRC Newsletters/Bulletins

Enter your email to get the Newsletter
A Note on Syrian Refugees in the Gulf: Attempting to Assess Data and Policies
Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Terms & Conditions | About Us |
Weather | Qibla Directions | Hijri Date Conversion Tool
Full Page :total time:0  |   23-- 23 Middle Page :0  --   | Right : 23 - 23--en--sess-enreq-en-coming