Iranian Commander: US to Face New Challenges in Future

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri reiterated that Washington's numerous military interventions in different countries will create new problems and huge complicated challenges for the US in the future.
"It can be predicted from now that the US will face new issues as well as massive, complex problems in the future," Jazzayeri said on Saturday.

He described Americans' displeasure with the huge costs of Washington's military intervention in the world countries as a main source of imminent problems for the US, saying that while the American people are still paying the costs of Afghanistan and Iraq wars, they are now obliged to bear the costs of the Obama administration's armed adventurism in Libya too.

Jazzayeri also referred to the new laws approved in the US, based on which the president and the defense secretary can issue the needed orders for military attacks against other countries without the permission or approval of the Congress, and said the military intervention in Libya is a clear evidence of the same law, which will increase the financial burden on the shoulder of grass-roots Americans.

The United States is knee-deep in at least three international military conflicts at the moment - in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

American lives are being lost. Innocent civilians are being killed. Several of the engagements appear to be primed for protraction. The wars are expensive in other ways, too.

At least since the stormy 1960s, whenever America got involved in deadly combat on foreign soil, large crowds of peace-promoting citizens have gathered in Washington and other cities to demonstrate against war.

It happened in 2007, when tens of thousands congregated on the National Mall and heard actors Sean Penn, Jane Fonda and Danny Glover speak out against President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.

On March 19, for instance, about 100 demonstrators - anti-war protesters marking the anniversary of US military involvement in Iraq - were arrested outside the White House.

But the wars have continued. More than two-thirds of Americans have opposed military intervention in Libya and nearly two-thirds of Americans - a number that is up dramatically since early 2010 - believe the war in Afghanistan hasn't been worth fighting.