I'm really starting to get sick and tired of the Europeans. Yes, I knew what to expect, I have a very low opinion of their foreign policy and the ethics of their foreign policy, yet, somehow they are disappointing me again.
It seemed that we had turned a corner with Condi Rice's visits. I guess not.
More infuritatingly, if military ends up being required, the Europeans will blast us again for be unilateralists.
My sympathies for the people killed and injured in the Tehran mosque fire. They did not get to see a free Iran. Hopefully the majority of Iranians will have different fortues. Out of consideration for others, I won't say what I really want to say about the fire.
It seems likely that Iranian funded forces were behind the assassination of the former Lebanese PM. The analysis that it was a signal to the West is believable. It doesn't make any sense for the attack to be an operation completely thought up and done by the Syrians. After all, all it really does for them is hasten regime change It's like Iran did the crime, sped away in the car, and Syria is left with the bloody hands to show the police. To be sure, Syrian elements were involved in the assassination. But the Iranian motive is far stronger than the Syrian motive. The former PM was opposed to the Syrian occupation, and as I understand it, was an influential member of the opposition. Syria has more to lose than to gain with this attack. They may be evil, but they aren't idiots.
There are some red lines for the Mullahs
1- Great Satan
2- Israel (Little Satan)
3- Supporting Terrorism
If they cross any of these red lines, they really sign their execution permit by their own hand.
They have kept chanting against the US and Israel for the past 26 years and that is their fuel to suppress their own people, so any time they lose on of their pretexts, they also lost their legitimacy to rule.
But I think it is a smart move from EUs to press the Mullahs to cross their red lines. I think the Mullahs' days are really numbered.