Skip to comments.Merkel rules out military option for dealing with Iran
Posted on 09/04/2006 4:49:54 PM PDT by shrinkermd
4 September 2006
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined there can be "no military option" for dealing with Iran's nuclear programme, a spokesman said Monday.
"The door for negotiations remains open," said chief German government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm.
Wilhelm added: "The chancellor has expressed the view that there is no military option."
US President George W. Bush has repeatedly said he does not rule out any option for dealing with Iran's nuclear programme, which is widely believed to be aimed at building nuclear weapons.
Iran rejects this and says its uranium enrichment is for peaceful purposes. Tehran refused to comply
with a United Nations directive that it cease uranium enrichment by August 31.
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So.... when diplomacy fails..... then what?
There's never a last call at the Appeasement Bar.
Once Israel is a sea of glass, these same bastards will exclaim how sad they are about it. F'em!
Europe is running full speed into mass suicide. Have at it Euroweenies.
Sorry, even though she is far better than the former Chancellor...for a German Chancellor to tell us there can be no military option against an Islamofascist state that is developing nuclear weapons, and that has called for the annihilation of Israel and the Jews...is so historically out of place to be rediculous and insulting. She should have seen the sick irony in her words and never uttered them IMHO.
As far as I am concerned, that is exactly what it is going to come down to and precisely becase of the hand wringing of Germany and the UK, and the complicity of France and Russia...and the almost friendly relations with places like China and Venezuela. As a result of precisely such things, we will end up having to use force or facing a nuclear armed radical islamic nation.
For a European to say this means that Non-proliferation is over. Not only will Israel, along with Pakistan and India (which nations never signed the Non-proliferation Treaty feel justified to arm themselves with nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them), but Japan, Saudi Arabia and possibly other nations will withdraw from the Treaty. The world will then be at grave risk of argammedon.
If she really believes that, she is nuts. I think military action is required against Iran, because Iran is instigating the trouble in Iraq. That means Iran is killing our troops and our allies.
I have mixed feelings about Merkel. Sometimes I see a bit of Thatcher in her, other times, a typical socialist-lite European politician. She's better than her predecessor, but I'm afraid she's still a liberal in most things. With the exception of Poland, Europe is nose-diving into irrelevance.
And when they blow up a nuke in her country, will she consider a military response? If she's still alive?
She'll bake a cake.
She grew up in East Germany and its hard to believe that some of the crap didn't rub off on her.
She's also leading a coalition government with weenies in it.
It reflects a political position that could change if Iran goes wacko with a nasty attack.
But wouldn't it better to deal with them now rather that deal with them when they have missiles with nukes on them in the future.
If it brings stability to Iraq, and I hope it does, I wonder how long it will be before Iran sends in a nuke to teach it a lesson. I just don't trust Iran in the least. It's hatred of the West could just about drive it to do anything IMO.
What's truly astounding is that even if she personally believes this -- you don't publicly ANNOUNCE IT!
This serves no purpose but to give a green light to Iran's nuclear ambitions and aggression.
Another danger cited by Benjamin Netanyahou is this: Unlike the Soviet Union which had an irrational ideology, they nevertheless had a foreign policy that was rational. Why? Because they were sane enough to fear MAD.
The mad mullahs of Iran are not rational. They adhere to a fanatical apocalyptic religious view that genuinely welcomes a global castrophe and the return of the last Immam. As a suicide bomber has no fear of death - but welcomes it - so, too, do the Islamofascist theocrats in Iran.
Can't rational people ever realize the reality and threat of the irrational?
Exactly my thought. Taking ANY option off the table is just enabling the terrorists. ALL options should be on the table and ready until the end of the situation. Even if diplomacy were to appear to start working, a military option MUST remain available in the likely event that the Iranians back out of any deal.
De-claw and de-tooth the cat and then have a game of cat and mouse? Ummm....
What a deballed metrosexual country that Germany is.
Who cares what Urkel says?
you're a special lady
living in a world of make believe
I bet she's leaving open the option of writing a strongly worded letter letting them know of her disappointment if they don't comply!
Wish I could use the /s sign. :-(
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