Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Are we going to war with Iran?

I'm beginning to wonder whether USAmerican foreign policy is being driven by a desire to settle old scores militarily and to use war as a vote winner. Back in June 2004 and in January 2005 I was pointing out that Iran looked like the next victim of the American military industrial machine
It appears that the UK and US have decided to raise the stakes in the confrontation with Iran. The two countries persuaded the IAEA board - including India - to overrule its inspectors, declare Iran in breach of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) and say that Iran's activities could be examined by the UN security council. Critics of this political process point to the fact that India itself has developed nuclear weapons and refused to join the NPT, but has still voted that Iran is acting illegitimately. On the Iranian side there is also much belligerent talk and pop music now proudly speaks of the nuclear contribution to Iranian security.

The rest of the article is worth checking out. Honestly, it's enough to drive one to despair.
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