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The fourth option--Upon failure of the negotiations the US and Europe adopt a "regime change policy" and begin supporting the Iranian people who are calling for a referendum on their form of government.--shares a fallacy common with several of the article author's options, i.e.:
I stipulate that France and Germany--as well as the current regime in Tehran--are negotiating in bad faith;
Further, that Tehran will a) never agree to stop seeking nuclear weapons, and b) never agree to effective inspections to verify any tactical agreement;
That France and Germany (and Russia and China) would prefer an Iran which continues to be a menace to the United States;
That Britain has gone wobbly, got the vapors, is simply not up to the job;
That--although these "young people with a favorable opinion of America" are alleged to be so naive that they would instantly eschew that warm, fuzzy feeling should the United States attack the mullahs' nuclear sites--the primary factor in determining U.S. actions is always what is in the interest of national security;
That in no way, Jose, would Europe (come on, France and Germany) ever, ever, ever unite with us vis-a-vis sanctions on Iran, Security Council "action" on Iran, or aid public or covert to opponents of the current tyrannical regime.
I therefore suggest that we not let the greedy arms merchants and anti-U.S. bigots of France, Germany, Russia and China dictate what is in the interest of America and the Iranian people.
We must make it clear either through billboards or taking ministers into the cloak room for a chat that we will not allow this rope-a-dope to proceed, as the mullahs are simply stalling, stonewalling and sticking to their manic drive for nuclear weapons.
We--the U.S. government in all its overt and covert capacities--should be undercutting the current regime and supporting at every level the people of Iran in the broadest possible sense.
Absent direct action there will be nuclear terror with the direst consequences for the people of both the United States and Iran.