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Monday, December 12, 2011

Iran as a Problem

From The American Interest Magazine we have an article with this headline, Germany:  War With Iran Can't Be Ruled Out . Israel, of course, is very concerned about a nuclear armed Iran.  Threats of annilation tend to cause that kind of thinking, but now the UK and France are thinking out loud.  But, it is intreating to find the somewhat pacifist Germany talking about war as an instrument against Iran.  Here is Phillip Missfelder, CDU/CSU parliamentary spokesman on foreign policy:
But I say very clearly that even those who want to put the focus on diplomatic efforts cannot entirely rule out a military option.
While war is always an available tool, IMHO, war would not be a good option at this time.

Regards  —  Cliff

  I would note that Herr Mißfelder has some ideas that would cause Sarah Palin to cry "Death Panels".


Jack Mitchell said...

From what I can gather, and it could be ill informed, Iran is but a coup away from being a legit member of the broader international community.

Maybe Libya is a poor example, but something along those lines. Iran needs a scapel, not a chainsaw.

And, the US should lead from behind.

Anonymous said...

Leading from behind should not be much of a challenge for US leadership. We just have to wait for the world polls to let us know how far behind and who.

Jack Mitchell said...


All our Generals, damn pretty much all Field Grade officers, lead from behind.

Putin is weak. Maybe we can get him to bomb,bomb,bomb ... bomb,bomb,bomb Iran?

Or, as Republicans would have it, America can lead from the shadows: Newt Gingrich promised “maximum covert operations … including taking out their scientists, including breaking up their systems. All of it covertly, all of it deniable.”

Jack Mitchell said...


That's me, above.