Monday, February 26, 2007

Are the other major world powers implicitly sanctioning U.S. military action against Iran?

The Bush administration has clearly signaled its intentions to "confront" Iran over its so-called "nuclear ambitions." Athough nominally claiming an intention to pursue diplomatic approaches as its "preference", it is crystal clear that regime change is the preferred course of the Neoconservatives and the rest of the so-called Pro-Israel Lobby. They pay only lip service to diplomacy. The question though is where this leaves the other world powers, including those on the UN Security Council. With full knowledge of the Bush administration's disdain for diplomacy and proclivity for regime change, France, Germany, Russia, China, et al are doing precious little to deter the U.S. from picking a fight with Iran. It is as if they really didn't care, as if they had the full intentions of implicitly sanctioning U.S. efforts at regime change in Iran.

Whatever the true motives of these other world powers, their lack of commitment to defusing the U.S. "runaway train" is tantamount to implicitly approving of any draconian measures that the U.S. may pursue.

So many seemingly good, smart, and capable people, but so little of anything even remotely resembling a conscience.

-- Jack Krupansky


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