Sunday, 13 July 2008

Amber Light

No ‘green light’, of course. Amber means, go ahead with your preparations. Even worse is that President G. W. Bush has told the Israeli government “that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down”, TimesOnline is quoting a senior Pentagon offical today.

This is despite Bush’s own generals’ reservation as regards foreseeable disastrous military, political, and economic consequences of a new adventure in the Middle East. Running out of time for a President of the sole superpower can definitely not be a good reason for Israel of waging war on Iran. There are hardly believable rumors even saying that the last time window for destroying nuclear plants in Natanz, Esfahan or Arak is after the U.S. presidential election on November 2, 2008 and before adjuration of the elected President on January 20, 2009. That would, in fact, be hijacking the elected President’s own initiatives. Completely bizarre and irrational.

Considering the fabricated pictures of missile tests in Iran’s desert last week one may wonder how serious the Iranian ‘war games’ actually were, which were perceived in the West, of course, provocative and unwarranted, frankly violating UN Security Council Resolutions. Let’s hope that Iran’s bark is worse than its bite. And that of Israel’s, too. While the Jerusalem Post vaunted last week that Israel warplanes had been operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense had to dismiss that report later.

It is a shrill cacophony these days. On all sides.

1 comment:

eshda3wa said...

can America even afford any sort of attack on anyone
with two wars going on no end in sight?