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Thursday, September 21, 2006

China Confidential: Early Warning: The French Were Right

China Confidential: Early Warning: The French Were Right

If even half of this post is correct, it's really bad news. Here are the key parts:
After months of tough talk about deadlines and sanctions--and hints of possible military force should the need arise--the United States has indeed softened its stance toward Iran. Sensing a shift in Tehran's position on the nuclear development dispute, the United States is ready to participate in a new round of negotiations with the Islamist nation, provided it halts its uranium enrichment activities in a verifiable way.


Sources say the US policy shift--which could still be reversed should Iran refuse to freeze uranium enrichment--reflects a change in US thinking about Iran's increasingly important role in the Middle East. Following its proxy war with Israel in Lebanon, during which America's ally failed to defeat Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas, the Islamist non-Arab nation has become a regional superpower. Its influence is clearly felt in Iraq, where Shiite militias and death squads are making a mockery of US efforts to transform the Middle East by establishing a democracy. Thus, Washington may actually by looking to Iran to play a moderating role.

If that turns out to be the new direction of US policy, we can comfortably make a few predictions as follows:

1. Israel will be extremely concerned and disappointed. Jerusalem is convinced that Iran's Holocaust-denying president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is an implacable enemy bent on destroying the Jewish State. The Israeli government believes Iran is quite close to developing a nuclear bomb; some Israelis suspect Tehran may already possess atomic warheads to match its missiles.
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At 7:11 AM, Blogger Miskaj said...

Hello. As far as I know Bush wants no dealings with that idiot leader in Iran! He is about as screwy and crazy as they come I tell you! So many BAD jerks in the world and it had to be Steve Irwin that got in that terrible accident and died! To
mixed up for words was that! Hope you visit my site and be safe in this unsafe world. Katie


At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe this, given what is happening "nex door" (http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1213) unless of course Debka is way off.

At 8:29 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


I'm not sure why you find this hard to believe. Just because the US is not going to let the Iranians set up shop in Venezuela or Cuba does not mean that they are willing to go it alone against Iran's nukes in Nantaz.

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I meant that perhaps the US is not willing to let Iran extend its influence all over the world. That the US is not willing to go against Irans nukes I take as a given. I think the US would still quietly approve, if not encourage, Israel to take care of the problem.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger M. Simon said...

Israel failed to take out Syria to draw Iran into the war.

Now America is picking up the pieces and Israel is paying the price.

It looks like rough justice to me.


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