Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Gilad Atzmon: Britain, Israel and Iran

Israeli Ynet reported today that British Ambassador to Israel Mathew Gould, declared today that “Britain shares Israel's concerns with regards to Iran, and stressed that the Islamic Republic must NOT be allowed to produce nuclear weapons.”

And yet, unlike the Guardian that was quick to print Israeli propaganda spin suggesting that ‘UK military stepped up plans for Iran attack’, Ambassador Gould was somehow hesitant. “An attack on Iran would carry a heavy price” he said and added, “UK favours further economic sanctions against Iran.”

I guess that by now Britain also gathers that Israel puts our planet at risk. Some people in this Kingdom do grasp that Britain better disassociate itself from Israeli aggression in the current volatile climate.

Five Reasons Why Obama Won't Bomb Iran

... and last but certainly not least,
" number 5. It's the Economy, Stupid: If there's one reason above all others that likely stays the administration's hands it's the impact any prospective war against Iran would have on the U.S. (indeed, the global) economy in the short-term. Economies in both Europe and the U.S. are wobbly, if not in outright recession territory. An attack on Iran would open the door for Iranian retaliation targeted at the industrial world's largest vulnerability - the 20 percent of global oil supplies that pass through the narrow chokepoint of the Straits of Hormuz. An Iranian attempt to close Hormuz would send oil prices soaring and almost certainly send the Eurozone into a recession (if it's not already there) and push America right back to the brink, or over the edge. "
River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian

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