Iran threatens swift retaliation on US bases
KT McFarland on Iran's weapons threat
- Duration 4:47
- Date Jul 5, 2012
KT McFarland on Iran's weapons threat
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Mean KT McFarland on national security analysts -- -- KT wonderful to have you back in the studio where -- have been awhile.
Probably my fault I've been way too much vacation time -- and how much wedding and honeymoon time.
That's so Iran and edit and -- -- say Hillary Clinton implying he did this week.
That but what we're seeing here is a lot of bluster from Iran because.
Sanctions are beginning to really bite.
Any evidence that that is the case of the Iranian economy really is stunning the -- -- economy has been -- adults suffer a lot more and inflation soared about.
50% and commodity prices have gone up significantly.
Anywhere from twenty to 50% on most commodities of people testify.
And so the war and then there was a really weird hole.
On the Iranian televisions a rainy and BBC equivalent it's Iranian state on television.
And there was a weird poll a couple of days ago saying that 63%.
Of the American -- Iranian people would rather give up the myths.
And have the sanctions be lifted found with nobody has since the stage where it's at rest -- our trial but when it was off -- a -- about -- -- -- -- some hopeful.
Interest but you have to assume that there's got to be a lot of dissatisfaction -- -- as a Iranians are not scared yeah all of this.
All the bluster all that -- their many audiences that listen to that that kind of ran in -- One of them is the international community he -- one of them is the world oil markets on that you can see when they threaten war.
What happens of the price of oil goes right that's good for -- right.
They also have -- and audiences listen it's going to be going in the negotiations with you know rise sort of -- these.
Off again negotiations with the United States and other world leaders which legitimacy to be getting out they're never gonna go anywhere but what it does is when -- to have that sort of upped the -- right before them and negotiations -- -- what they think that gives them leverage but finally I think most importantly.
It's the Iranian people have to -- they're now paying more for bread they're now doing more for food.
They've got to look at and realize this guy really manage -- but this doesn't.
So if if they're trying to talk to that internal audience.
This doesn't make any difference in that the price of bread -- the price of heating oil or anything all it says is hey we're still a big country we can stand up for us.
Your country we know how to defend ourselves and if you -- you know if you try you -- you -- -- thank -- European view the world come after us we're coming back after you.
So it's supposedly I think a sop to of the Iranian people that we got things under control over is gonna take advantage of us -- the -- a tough guys.
So all those audiences he are they've got something to sort of get out of -- one of those audiences with that statement.
As far as a -- and bluster remember.
This is the guy.
Who said that Iran had to discovered a cure for aids to Rick this is the president of Iran has said when he spoke for the first time the United Nations.
There was a golden glow around all the heads of the world leaders he and they hidden imam was behind his shoulder.
Looking out over them and he could feel they're kind of that rapture of the moment he was solace in the -- but.
At the same time.
Those missiles that firing.
On fakes Annan knows that they built missiles we know how they could do that then and they haven't got anything that can hit the United States directly but -- -- -- on military bases and they have the range at least.
After it hit on -- today.
The -- really tests of the summit about shock three -- Which has a range of 12100 -- so that -- his room.
That has Israel but here's -- United States faces in the region and -- rank and also by the way if they're coming after US military installations US bases.
They're also attacking a lot of other countries and -- -- you -- rain.
Kuwait United Arab Emirates Turkey and stuff almost there had a really gonna go to war with the whole world you know graphic a lot of it is Foster in anticipation -- -- shares.
I'm -- problems couple of our view is weighing in here Charles resources says that -- worry about Iran when they actually do something as of right now than nothing but old told.
Serra as Griffin 57 says does Iran have any idea what they would do if they hit one -- tankers.
Via cell -- you know more about what Israel is gonna do yeah that I honestly don't act.
This not just do -- nobody wants a war on the Middle East Israel doesn't want Iran doesn't wanna we don't want -- that I worry about two things one is the miscalculation.
Where -- and fast boats in the Persian gulf come up Brit -- right.
You are some -- -- and -- and what would she want -- router what if they come a little too close look at some analysts calculation -- -- leave -- -- you know there's a lot of testosterone filled by most of the switching MM a second there were about this for a promised it was fun because it's not.
The United States and Iran Israel is the real -- in fact is Israel.
Doesn't have the same calculation the United States as they have said they cannot live with a nuclear around they will attack an Iran before it gets nuclear weapons --